It's no doubt that Tuscaloosa is home to one of the biggest party schools, according to One of the best ways to celebrate a Crimson Tide win, a Friday night or even a kickstart to your week is to head to some of the best bars Tuscaloosa has to offer.

Tuscaloosa is known to have some of the best bars around, hands down. Whether you're looking for a more laid back vibe while enjoying a "cold snack" or somewhere to get your dance on and sip on some liquor, this list provides just the right options for you and your friends to give a go.

  • Alcove International Tavern from Facebook
    Alcove International Tavern from Facebook


    This bar is one of Tuscaloosa's most popular joints. Once voted as one of the best college beer bars in America by Men's Health Magazine, Alcove offers a laid back atmosphere that is perfect for any college student that doesn't want to be around the crazy party scene. Alcove was Tuscaloosa's first smoke-free bar back in 2009, setting it apart from the rest. Today, Alcove still stands as one of Tuscaloosa's most beloved bars.

  • Catch 22 from Facebook
    Catch 22 from Facebook

    Catch 22

    If you're looking for a bar with a selection of its own unique cocktails, head over to Catch 22. The cocktail menu is short, sweet and seasonal. You can expect some interesting combinations, but only during certain times of the year. Catch 22 has drink specials so pay attention to it's Facebook page where they post about them!

  • Druid City Brewing Company from Facebook
    Druid City Brewing Company from Facebook

    Druid City Brewing Company

    Opened in 2012, Druid City Brewing Company is Tuscaloosa's first brewery. At Druid City Brewing's Taproom, you can expect to find both indoor and outdoor seating, a cornhole set up and a vinyl selection for you to choose from while you sip on some locally brewed beer. So head down to Druid City Brewing to enjoy some of Tuscaloosa's first and best locally brewed beers.

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    Egan's Bar

    For those of you looking for a more upbeat, energetic bar, Egan's is just the place. Egan's is known for its "dive bar" atmosphere and if you're like me, you have no clue what a dive bar really is. After some research, I cam to conclusion that a dive bar is considered to be a more affordable bar than your typical nightclub while offering a traditional drink menu along with a large social gathering. Egan's is exactly that and then some - but in a good way of course!

  • Loosa Brews via Facebook
    Loosa Brews via Facebook

    Loosa Brews

    Now how could I make a list about Tuscaloosa's best bars and NOT add Loosa Brews!? Established in 2014, Loosa Brews is home to a growler fill station, quality craft beer packaging, 63 beers on tap AND 30 Alabama native craft beers. Loosa Brews offers a fun filled atmosphere full of games for your inner child to enjoy while sipping on some tasty home-brewed beer. Loosa Brews even offers its own "Crimson Crowler" where customers can fill a 32 oz. can with his or her choice of beer to take home to enjoy on game days.

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