Otey's Tavern: A Local Institution Where Everybody Knows Your Name
By Alvin Tybee
Anyone who lives in Birmingham will tell you: When it comes to a restaurant that offers great pub fare, live music and sports in an intimate space, Otey's Tavern is second to none. Offering fresh menu items that include wraps, burgers and chicken fingers among some of the best around, Otey's is the kind of place that offers patrons the chance to relax, unwind, enjoy excellent food and watch favorite sporting events on the many flat-screen TVs available. Plus, there is a really good chance you will run into some friends in the process.
Bring the family, meet friends after work or take in the big game, there’s always a party at Otey's.
About Otey’s Tavern
Otey's has been a local landmark in Mountain Brook for over 25 years. Located in the Crestline Village area of Mountain Brook, the restaurant is extremely popular with local residents and is widely regarding as a premier local hangout. Both Saturday afternoons and weeknight evenings are hot times for Otey's with the afternoons being a hot time for families to gather and evenings turning over to the local tavern crowd. The atmosphere, staff and overall vibe is always laid back and extremely friendly. Plus, Otey's regularly showcases some of the best local musical talent around.
Otey’s owner Will Haver, a growing force in the restaurant business, is also the owner of Taco Mama, with locations in Crestline, Tuscaloosa, and in Huntsville.
Popular menu items at Otey's Tavern are watched over by Rodney Davis, who is almost as much of an institution as the venue itself. Menu items include the famous burgers and chicken fingers. The buffalo chicken wrap is also a fan favorite, with many people claiming it as the best in Birmingham.
Another tip: If the weather is good, make sure to sit outside and you will have some of the best people watching in all of Birmingham.
If You Go
No reservations are needed at Otey's, but like many local establishments it can get crowded fast, especially after work and on weekends. If there’s a big game? Even more so.
OTEY'S - CRESTLINE VILLAGE
224 Country Club Park, Mountain Brook, Alabama 35213
CATERING OR TO-GO ORDERS: (205) 871-8435
HOURS: MONDAY THRU SATURDAY, 11 AM until . . .
KITCHEN HOURS: MONDAY THRU SATURDAY, 11 AM - 9 PM
LIVE MUSIC: THURSDAY THRU SATURDAY, 9 PM - 1 AM