Octane has a much different ambience than some of the other coffee cafés in town. The modern-industrial interior and electronica music give it an energetic feel. Give them an afternoon visit for cocktails, wine, and craft beer poured after the coffee crowd has dispersed. It’s fairly common to see a stash of road bikes parked outside as lycra-clad roadies pause for a mid-ride boost.
The Boot is a family-friendly bistro with excellent burgers is a stone’s throw from the bouldering problems and hiking trails at Moss Rock Preserve. The small bar serves local beer and cocktails, and some nights The Boot has live music.
Another great option is Baha Burger, close to Oak Mountain State Park, where you can be served a unique and delicious burger. And if you want to keep an eye on your bike or boat, the patio provides a view of the parking lot.
For those looking for a great tasting brew, Cahaba Brewing Company was founded in the summer of 2011 by a group of friends united through their love for craft beer and home brewing. This unique brewery offers up a casual atmosphere to enjoy a beer after a day on the trails or just getting off the water.