South Huntsville Living

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"The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods."
Thorstein Veblen

Left: Photo courtesy of Mr. Bob Blankenship.

South Huntsville Nightlife

If a day filled with shopping or outdoor adventure wasn't quite enough to satisfy your need for entertainment, grab your friends or grab your kids and head out for south Huntsville living after dark!

Forget the hassle of long drives, difficult parking and uncertain surroundings! Two movie theaters, restaurants to suit any mood, live music, billiards bars, dessert shops, bowling, roller skating, coffee shops, all night dining, and even our own cigar bar make south Huntsville a perfect destination for lively Huntsville nightlife. The open air and twinkling lights of the hills will wind down your busy day with an air of fun and relaxation!

If you opt for dinner and a movie, both the Carmike and the Regal Hollywood cinemas are conveniently located. As for dinner, the choices are almost endless. Browse our south Huntsville dining directory for the perfect choice to suit any mood! If you're mood happens to call for a stroll and a bit of variety, check out Valley Bend or The Village at Whitesburg which is home to Drake's where ongoing games and seasonal celebrations are hosted.

Visitors to our beautiful city who have chosen any of south Huntsville's fine hotels will discover that they are just steps away from Main Street South with its offerings of either fine dining or Mexican dining with live music.  Just across from Main Street, the Doubletree Hotel is home to Cafe Alana Shay, a water-scaped outdoor patio and a relaxed setting for livations.

Food, music and good times . . .  yes, we can have it all! 

South Huntsville, Al Fresco!

Among the many outdoor activities available in south Huntsville is dining in the open air or, as it is known in the gastronomical lexicon – al fresco.

With four seasons, the city of Huntsville has a climate which is mild and pleasant for the majority of the year. Jones Valley in the springtime is blue skies, sunshine and flowering trees. During autumn, the hills put on a spectacular show of vibrant colors. Summer nights and mornings often feel just as spring-like as a May afternoon.

Al fresco dining calls to mind the open-air cafes on Paris’s Avenue de Champs Elyseé and the cafes in the piazzas of Rome and Venice. Here in south Huntsville, there are a multitude of eateries and desert shops where you can dine European style – al fresco – and enjoy the sights of the hills and valleys that surround you.

Below are just a few south Huntsville area establishments which offer al fresco dining:

Drakes, located in the Village on Whitesburg has become the premier gathering spot for young people in the city of Huntsville. The restaurant / bar offers open air dining and a vibrant atmosphere. Just steps away, Jason's Deli offers outdoor dining with a great family atmosphere. Yes, we can have it all!

The Mellow Mushroom, located on Cecil Ashburn in Jones Valley is your best option if you're looking for pizza and maybe a beer to go with it. The outdoor patio is a relaxed setting with views the nearby mountains. Just two buildings over, you might also choose to dine on the outside patio at Moe's Barbecue.

For a sandwich and dessert, check out Which Which and Yogurt Mountain. Each offers outdoor, cafe style tables with the best views in Huntsville.

5 Guys Burgers and Fries, Buffalo Wild Wings, and fine dining at Cafe Berlin, Brix, and Cafe Mezza Luna round out our locations for dining with an option for al fresco seating.

Whether it be a sunny spring morning, breezy fall afternoon or warm summer night, south Huntsville offers a bounty of options. No matter which location you choose, outdoor dining in south Huntsville is sure to please. Al fresco dining has grown beyond crowded city streets with hovering gray buildings and re-located to prime real estate for the senses!

Movies, Music and More!


Chips & Salsa Cantina
10300 Bailey Cove Rd, Huntsville AL 35803(256) 880-1202"South Huntsville's Finest Sports Bar and Grill, with something special going on every night of the week, 60 HD Tv's, Drink and Food specials every night, games and a great atmosphere will keep you coming back time and again."
Diamonds Sports Bar
11208 Memorial Pky, Huntsville AL 35803
(256) 880-6333


Fairs and Festivals:

Rocket City Fair
Joe Davis Stadium



Produced by SHCA, ValleyFest is an outdoor celebration held in Jones Farm Park. Arts, Crafts, live music, entertainment and great food make this a fabulous day for all! Please visit our Events tab for more information and photos!


Live Music:

Bringing a "downtown" atmosphere to south Huntsville, Broken Clock Gastropub hosts live music most nights weekly. Please call or visit their website for more information. 

Broken Clock Gastropub
11220 Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville AL 35802
(256) 970-1254


Greg Staggs at Casa Blanca
 S. Pkwy every Monday, 6-9 PM
7500 Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35802


The Huntsville Concert Band
 welcomes seasoned musicians, hobbyists, and musicians re-familiarizing themselves with wind band music skills from their past. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at Latham Methodist Church 7:30 to 9:30. For more infomation see our Website:
Our next performance in South Huntsville will be at one of the Latham Methodist Church's Farmer's Markets. Date "To be Decided."

Movie Theaters:

Showtimes for both theaters are available at Fandango

Carmike Cinema
1485 Four Mile Post Rd, Huntsville AL 35802
(Be sure to scroll down to the Valley Bend location if you're looking for showtimes!)

Regal Hollywood Stadium 18
3312 South Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville AL 35802
(256) 883-1602


Southern Adventures Amusement Park
2150 Leeman Ferry Circle Southwest
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 880-6599

Southern Adventures is a family-oriented water and amusement park offering year-round wholesome entertainment for all ages. Whether you are young or just young-at-heart, Southern Adventures has activities for you.

No Entrance Fee - Pay As You PLAY!!


Roller Skating:

Skate Odyssey
11319 Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville AL 35803
(256) 880-7655



Joe Davis Stadium is home to the Huntsville Stars!

Joe Davis Stadium
3125 Leeman Ferry Rd SW, Huntsville AL 35801
(256) 882-2562

Theater and Dance:

The theater and dance programs at Grissom High School are outstanding! Each program has two performances per year which are open to the public. This is not only great entertainment, but a serious bargain!

Grissom Theatre
Grissom Dance


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