The 6 Sixteen is just what Birmingham needs

Birmingham’s first family of hospitality brings an alluring new social vibe to the heart of Downtown Birmingham. The 6 Sixteen Bar and Restaurant will officially open Spring 2021 and we got a chance to check it out during the soft opening on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Of course, many of us already knew what to expect from veteran chef and businesswoman Beverly Russell and true to form she has delivered once again. With a personal touch on the décor, specialty cocktails and of course the food, The 6 Sixteen is just what Birmingham needs.

Upon entry the hostess greeted us, then we were escorted by first gentleman Leonard Russell, who was dressed in a slick black blazer with logo, on the tour and educated on the concept of the name of the new venue, ambience, and unique social and dining features. Daughter Olivia and her husband Marcus kept the cocktails flowing as they managed the bar with professional precision. DJ Bad Boy Butch delivered the perfect blend of R&B as the room filled with laughter and good conversations from friends who have not seen each other in over a year. The wait staff delivered small bites that gave invited guests a sample of the type of tasty options that will come from the kitchen of The 6 Sixteen.

What’s extra special about The 6 Sixteen is that it comes with a large serving of a “Black Family” working together in the spirit of excellence to create a legacy. You could see this unfold before your eyes as patrons that have supported and helped define the after work/happy hour scene over the past 25 years mingled with younger patrons that will do their part to keep it thriving for years to come. This is certainly a reflection of the Russell family’s dedication to the industry and their focus on family.

Located inside of the historic Tutwiler Hotel, The 6 Sixteen is the perfect spot for after work drinks, upscale events, girl nights out, date nights and one of those places you must take your out-of-town guests. The 6 Sixteen is located at 2021 Park Pl, Birmingham, AL 35203.

You can check out the food, drink menu, and keep up with the hours of operation at and don’t forget to connect with @thesixsixteen on Instagram.

See more of The 6 Sixteen in the video below

Video by Wyatt Productions