Paramount Bar

200 20th St N, Birmingham
(205) 320-2824

Recent Reviews

Rob Henderson

Good beer, good games. Galaga and Tron brought back memories...

Micheal Mosher

This place was absolutely perfect. I had the Forester Burger. It was beyond amazing. I had a basket of fries with this Mayo dipping sauce which was a first for me. It works. Then a basket of onion rings and cooked perfectly. Not many places seem to get how to make an onion ring, but this was one that knew how to! My only “complaint” is not getting a refill the entire time until the very end of the meal. But it was busy and I won’t knock them for it. It won’t stop me from coming back!

Christine Pickard Engle

The most delicious burgers!!

RockyRaccoon myself. Seriously, I was impressed with the diversity of the clientele. The food is very good and it offers a chance to sort of relive your youth, if you enjoyed the arcade experience. Would definitely come back.

Henry Lyles

Got the backyard tacos for the first time and they were waaaayyyyy better than I expected. The fries are always legit. Order them. They even had street seating, which they allowed us to move to from the taller bistro tables since we were out with a 4 month old and it was way more convenient. Love the retro arcade in the back. I mean, the place is awesome. Just go already. You won't regret it.


OMG. These are the best fries I've had in my life. The burger was outstanding and they have a very nice selection of beers. But the fries are a life changing experience. The place was packed with locals during the lunch hour so we stopped because busy places are usually good paces to eat. The Paramount vastly exceeded our expectations.

Suso González Souto

Great atmosphere, decent beer selection and great bar food. Possibly the best fries in Birmingham, good sandwiches & burgers and fantastic chili. Friendly staff and always different sport events on the screens. They also have an arcade room! Also, one of the few places open on Sundays. Never disappoints!

Trevor Acy

Paramount bar what's cool and the food was quite good to be honest. I was expecting a larger arcade section than the small room where the games were located. Also we were told there would be about a 30 or 45 minute wait so I got $20 out to play games and before I could even pay for the first game we were seated, which was great to be seated earlier than expected but also sucked because I paid the ATM charge to get cash out.

Ryan Sparks

Friendly staff with great service, chill atmosphere with cool arcade games, tasty craft beer and amazing food. #captainamerica

Broke And Boujee E.

Great lil arcade bar in Birmingham. I check in each time I'm in town for work. I only tried the onion rings and it was crisp to perfection. The up up down down drink was really good. I had 2 of those. They also had a lycee ipa that wasn't too hoppy and was good. Overall, this is a chill spot to visit, catch some grub, a drink, and a game.


It's a bar with a game room. Great place to watch a game. Good burger, but even better fries. Fair selection of beers and also offer outdoor seating.

Casey C.

We absolutely loved the food at Paramount. Have been twice recently. We had a "Three Hander", a "Grilled Cheese", and the "You're My Boy, Blue" burger. We also tried the "Alabama Hummus" boiled peanut hummus appetizer and the "Creamy Olive Dip" appetizer. The sides are a-la-cart. We had a basket of fries. The burger was delicious, but we are big blue cheese fans. Not everyone loves blue cheese. It was a good size. And the bun was soft. The house corned beef sandwich may have been a little better, though. It just has a ton of goodness on it! If you like a Ruben, you will definitely like it!! A lot of flavor. The grilled cheese is definitely a grown up version. I could only eat half but got it both times. The goat cheese is SO good!! Fries come with garlicky Mayo. Nice change up from ketchup. The hummus was good, but that olive dip was even better. Salty and creamy goodness with pecans on top served with saltines and raw veggies to dip! Yum yum!!!! Super cool arcade with 90s throwback vibe. Love ski ball!! The reason I gave 4 stars was the service. Both times our server (different each time) seemed to not be having a good day. I get it, but twice? Asked for a straw, and got a look and never got the straw. Asked for a float with peach, she said we may be out of peach. Ok, strawberry? We may be out of that. Had to ask her to go find out what they have so we could make a choice. Hopefully that will be better next time. We will definitely be back.

Diane W.

Let me tell you. I'm a wing snob. I've eaten wings all over the globe. Big, small, buffalo, BBQ, tangy habañero, you name it, i've eaten it everywhere I have ever traveled. The wings at Paramount are out of this world! They're the best wings i've ever eaten. Slowly smoked to perfection, then fried to crisp. You have to order them. If you don't enjoy them, you need to step up your game! Did I mention the bar staff is awesome as well?! You have to visit this spot if you are in town!

Aundrea McAllister

Chelsea was absolutely awesome and made us feel at home- away from home! She even took an amazing pic of us at the bar (we will be sending as soon as we get back to Georgia). Great food, great drinks, great music and great service.

Justin Geisler

Food was pretty good and the atmosphere was great. The prices seemed a little high for what you get, but it's definitely worth going, especially if you have kids are are looking for a cool hangout spot to kill a few hours.

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