An Easter egg hunt, a get-together with the family, a walk in beautiful spring weather, good food and traditional Easter services– there are already many reasons to love Easter. We’re adding six more: Nothing makes Easter Sunday better than a leisurely and delicious brunch. Tuscaloosa has plenty of amazing bars and restaurants ready for you to have a perfect Easter brunch with your loved ones this upcoming Sunday. Here are six brunch places to check out this Easter weekend.

Legends Bistro

Located at Hotel Capstone on the campus of The University of Alabama, Legends Bistro provides an elegant backdrop for your Sunday morning. Between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m for just $19.95 a person, you will experience an extensive menu featuring glazed ham, lamb, and bronzed salmon. Bread, Salad, and Drinks are all included with your meal. To make the deal even better, children under the age of 10 eat for only $13.95. Visit the link here to learn more about the restaurant, and experience the sensational dining experience at Legends Bistro this Easter.

Call 205-343-1141 for reservations

Sweet Home Food Bar

The name reflects this unique restaurant’s philosophy and it describes its homely and warm atmosphere as a mixture of New York flair and Southern charm. The appropriate prices and the location in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa make it a top address in town. The brunch menu is just as unique, a small but select variety of sweet and salty dishes make your Easter Sunday perfect.

Open 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Another Broken Egg

The location of the neat café would already be engaging enough: down by the Riverwalk it provides a terrace to enjoy your meal with a beautiful view of the Black Warrior River. The brunch menu offers American classics like chicken and waffles, sandwiches and burgers. Of course, the cafés name also keeps its promise and offers a big variety of omelets and other egg specialties. Another special feature is the range of seafood dishes – a great brunch experience!

Open 6:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

The Side by Side

To present you a really fancy location for having an amazing Easter brunch we must add the Side by Side to this list. This exquisite French Restaurant is also known for its southern hospitality and is located in the building of Embassy Suites by Hilton in downtown Tuscaloosa. The striking glass rotunda makes every stay special and is the perfect scenery for a stylish brunch. They even offer a special brunch menu for Easter Sunday, and don’t forget about their bloody mary bar!

Open 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Five Bar

What could make a better number five on this list than the famous Tuscaloosa Five Bar? Enjoy not only some of the best food in town but a morning of jazz as well. Your meal will be accompanied by an in house jazz band all morning long. Along with great food and entertainment are your favorite drinks for a fun brunch: orange juice and coffee to wake you up or Mimosa and Bloody Mary for those who are already awake.   

Open 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Avenue Pub

This downtown location will provide a relaxing brunch in an American Pub style venue. Pair your brunch favorites with some of the best brunch cocktails in town. No pub experience would be complete without live music, which you will find on Sunday’s from 12 P.M. to 4 P.M. Head on over to Avenue pub to enjoy a lively morning at the brunch table.   

Open 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Tuscaloosa is getting ready for Peter Cottontail this Easter Weekend. While you wait for him to arrive, check out some events around town. Theatre Tuscaloosa will host a Festival of One Acts on Thursday and Friday night. The Crimson Tide baseball team takes on the Kentucky Wildcats in an SEC matchup Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Druid City Brewing Company is hosting “Connect to you Coast” which benefits the Alabama Coastal Foundation on Thursday. Wrap up the weekend Saturday at CHOM for an afternoon of Easter crafts and games.


A Festival of One Acts Performance by Theatre Tuscaloosa

In celebration of World Theatre Day on March 27th, Theatre Tuscaloosa is presenting A Festival of One Acts. Bringing together a myriad of directors and actors, four one-acts will be performed ranging from quirky comedies to dramatic satire, showcasing the range and effects that theatre can encompass. The four acts are “Something Unspoken” by Tennessee Williams, “The Pleasure of Detachment” by Perry Souchuk, “Tone Clusters” by Joyce Carol Oats and “Spreading the News” by Lady Gregory. You can catch these performances at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.


Alabama Baseball vs. Kentucky

We have a full weekend of exciting baseball going on in the immaculate Sewell-Thomas Stadium this weekend. The Crimson Tide hosts the sixth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and has a chance to humble not only one of the best teams in the league, but the country as well. The games begin at 6:00 pm on Friday, 2:00 pm on Saturday, and 1:00 pm on Sunday. For ticketing information on any of these games  visit


Connect to Your Coast at Druid City Brewing

Swing by Druid City Brewing on Thursday, March 29th anytime from 4pm-10pm to connect to your coast and learn how you can help protect our precious coastal environment! For each beer sold during the event, $1 will be donated to the Alabama Coastal Foundation! All proceeds from CTYC events benefit the habitat restoration and environmental education programs provided to the State of Alabama. You can pay $10 in advance to receive an ACF pint glass by visiting:


Eggstra- Special day at CHOM!

Take your kids to the Children’s Hand on Museum on Saturday, March 31 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for an afternoon full of Easter crafts and games. All activities are included in the admission price. Celebrate the Easter season with a day of fun at CHOM!

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