We are excited to announce that we will be transforming into Miracle on 24th Street, a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar, from November 23rd until December 31st. With kitschy holiday décor, holiday-themed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit.
AN HOMAGE TO THE ORIGINAL
Port of Spain, Trinidad. 1895.
What’s in a name? We named our bar after the Queen’s Park Hotel, a grand, Eastern European-style hotel that opened in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1895. The hotel enjoyed moderate success until 1920, when the purchase and consumption of alcohol in the United States was made more or less illegal by the 18th Amendment. Overnight, Americans who had the means to travel began to leave the country on weekend trips to the Caribbean, where they could drink legally. Hotel management hired now-unemployable bartenders from major US cities, who brought with them scores of regulars as well as decades of cocktail expertise. Tasked with coming up with a signature drink for the hotel, these bartenders took the wildly popular Daiquiri - made with rum, sugar, and lime - and put it on crushed ice, dressing up the drink with the addition of mint and a float of locally made Angostura bitters. A star was born - the drink was a sensation that endured throughout the years, with Trader Vic proclaiming it “the most delightful form of anesthesia given out today” in 1946.
While the original Queen’s Park Hotel closed in 1996, our bar carries on the spirit of its namesake with incredible hospitality, lesser-known classic cocktails made with exacting precision and consistency, and décor that harkens to that grand hotel in Trinidad.
What is Miracle?
Miracle is a temporary, Christmas-themed “bar within a bar” pop up that takes over Queen’s Park from the day after Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve. During Miracle, we run a special menu of Christmas-themed cocktails, play holiday music, and put up more holiday décor than you can shake a stick at.
What is your seating policy during Miracle?
During Miracle, we are seated only on a first=come, first=serve basis in order to ensure that each guest has a magical experience and to maintain a safe environment for our staff and guests due to enormous demand. We are unable to accommodate groups of more than 8 at the same table. We will do everything in our power to accommodate guests who want to join parties that are already seated, but cannot guarantee that seating or space will be available. We cannot guarantee that incomplete parties will be seated.
Do you take reservations?
We do not accept reservations and seat on a first-come, first-serve basis - complete parties are given priority. The only way to guarantee seating for you and your guests is to do a full bar buyout. To contact us regarding a full bar buyout, please fill out the form on our “contact us” page (with desired date, time, size of party, and length of event) and we will get back to you ASAP.
We serve a limited menu of prepackaged, ready-to-eat snacks.
Do you serve food?
Due to our urban location, Queen’s Park does not have a dedicated parking lot for guests. We recommend parking on 1st or 2nd Avenue, which do not charge meter fees after 6pm.
Do you have parking?
Larry “Mudd” Townley is a Birmingham native who has worked in the Birmingham bar scene for 14 years. He most recently served as the general manager for Dave’s Pub, where he worked for 10 years, during which he also served on the board of the Five Points Merchants Association. For the past several years he has created the signature “Taste of Five Points” cocktail, which is featured throughout the neighborhood. He has appeared on AL.com, WBRC, and WIAT. In his spare time, Larry works with youth rugby and the Birmingham Humane Society.
Laura Newman is a Brooklyn native who moved to Birmingham, Alabama in the spring of 2017. While she initially intended for the move to be temporary, she was so taken by the thriving local food and beverage scene that she immediately decided to open a bar in the booming downtown Loft District.
While in New York City, Laura was the St-Germain Brooklyn brand ambassador. She also worked at bars and restaurants such as Dover, Bergen Hill, Bacchanal, and Sweet Polly, and served as the assistant beverage director for Mother of Pearl and Cienfuegos.
Laura is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers, has a degree in hospitality management from the Institute of Culinary Education, served in the Cocktail Apprentice Program at Tales 2016, and has presented at numerous industry events and seminars.
She and her work have been featured in publications such as Time Out New York, Beverage Media, Tasting Table, and Liquor.com. She has also been featured in books such as Maggie Hoffman’s The One Bottle Cocktail.
Laura has been a national and regional finalist in competitions such as Patron’s Margarita of the Year, the Woodford Manhattan Experience, and Speed Rack. Most recently, she won the USBG World Class US 2018 competition, sponsored by Diageo, and placed in the top 4 at the global finals in Berlin.
a cocktail bar in downtown birmingham
112 24th Street North
Sun, Tues-Thurs // 4pm - 12am
Fri-Sat // 4pm - 2am
Mon // CLOSED
HAPPY HOUR 4-7 DAILY **does not apply during Miracle on 24th Street**
Queen’s Park does not have a business phone number.
Email or the form to the right is the best way to contact us.
We respond to messages as quickly as possible.