Coming to Tuscaloosa Soon? Don’t Miss These New Spots!

As Tuscaloosa gears up to host commencement ceremonies and welcomes families for Bama Bound Orientation, there’s a buzz of anticipation in the air. While campus may provide the primary draw, there’s a whole world of new experiences waiting to be discovered in our vibrant city. Here are six fresh additions to your Tuscaloosa itinerary:

Rama Jama’s at The Venue: The iconic Rama Jama’s, long cherished as part of the campus experience, is expanding its reach with a second location at The Venue. Known for its classic American fare and welcoming atmosphere, Rama Jama’s new location will bring all of the same Crimson Tide spirit. Keep an eye out for their signature dishes and that familiar warmth you’ve come to love. Find them on Instagram at @rama_jamas.

Avenue Pub Northbank: Escape the downtown hustle and bustle at Avenue Pub Northbank, the newest addition to Tuscaloosa’s culinary scene. Nestled off Rice Mine Road, this second location promises the same beloved menu and laid-back ambiance as its downtown counterpart. Whether you’re craving a hearty meal or a refreshing drink, Avenue Pub Northbank offers a relaxed dining experience away from the downtown crowds. Find them on Instagram at @avepub.

Anchor Drops Tiki Bar & Kitchen: Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure at Anchor Drops Tiki Bar & Kitchen, where traditional tiki culture meets modern flair. With a focus on creative cocktails and globally inspired cuisine, Anchor Drops invites you to savor every sip and bite in a one-of-a-kind setting. The menu, both food and drinks, are genuinely unique in Tuscaloosa. Find them on Instagram at @anchorsdropstiki.

Digital Experience Passes: Explore Tuscaloosa like never before with our curated selection of digital experience passes. Whether you’re a barbecue aficionado, an art enthusiast, or a sports fanatic, there’s a pass tailored to your interests. From sampling the city’s best barbecue joints to discovering hidden gems on the TCL Public Arts Passport, these passes offer a convenient way to dive into Tuscaloosa’s diverse offerings. Learn more at

Paul W. Bryant Museum: Step into the rich tapestry of Alabama sports history at the Bryant Museum, where new exhibits celebrate the achievements of the Crimson Tide beyond the gridiron. From the storied legacy of Alabama’s softball program, to the rise of men’s basketball to the Final Four under Coach Nate Oats, there’s no shortage of inspiring stories to discover. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a casual observer, the Bryant Museum offers a captivating journey through the heart of Alabama athletics. Learn more at

Sugo Italian Restaurant: A brand-new experience is coming to the heart of Tuscaloosa! Sugo Italian Restaurant is slated to open its doors at the end of April. Sugo promises an authentic Italian dining experience with a contemporary twist. From handmade pasta to sumptuous seafood dishes, each plate is crafted with care and passion. If the Crimson Tiramisu they debuted at the recent West Alabama Food and Wine Festival was any indication, it’s fair to have high expectations!

As you plan your visit to Tuscaloosa, whether it’s for for Spring Commencement, Bama Bound Orientation, or for a fun weekend getaway, we invite you to explore these new and exciting destinations. From mouthwatering meals to immersive cultural experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in our dynamic city.

In case you missed our recent post, Five New Things To Do In Tuscaloosa This A-Day Weekend, check it out for five MORE great things to experience!

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