From July 7-17, Birmingham, Alabama, will play host to the 2022 World Games, and residents of the upscale Retreat at Mountain Brook apartment home community will be able to take easy advantage of all the energy and events the international extravaganza is bringing to the Magic City.
The World Games
The Games, which will showcase 3,600 of the world’s best athletes in 30-plus unique, multi-disciplinary sports, from Boules to DanceSport with all manner of ball sports, martial arts, and more in between, are also an historic event—the competition hasn’t been in the United States since it was first held in Santa Clara, California, in 1981.
Tourist In Your Own Back Yard
When you’re not watching competition at an elite level, you can play tourist in your own back yard—check out the Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau suggested itineraries for World Games visitors, and make plans to finally visit gems like the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Can’t make the trip but still want to be a part of things? Merch is of course available to all at Shop World Games.
Music & Movies
More in the mood for some air-conditioned entertainment? Well, Birmingham doesn’t disappoint—Iron City has an eclectic mix of live music lined up for the summer, and you just can’t get enough popcorn for the Alabama Theatre Summer Movie Series every Friday and Saturday in July.
Keep The Party Going
If you’re not quite ready to go home after your outings, then drop by Key Circle Commons in English Village.
With its lush ambiance and a variety of intimate interiors, the speakeasy-style cocktail bar—which was opened earlier this year by acclaimed Birmingham eatery Brick & Tin founder Chef Mauricio Papapietro—offers patrons full service from the food and drinks menus whether they’re sitting at the bar or a bistro table. The Retreat at Mountain Brook Idea Specialists™ are particular fans of the appropriately-named Village Green, which features vodka, lemon, and a house-made basil syrup.
It just wouldn’t be summer in Birmingham if you didn’t make the scene at Pepper Place. Grab a cold-brew coffee, select the perfect floral bouquet, and pick and choose from all of the fresh and healthy produce and other goods local vendors have on offer. Then, bring it all on home to your well-appointed Retreat at Mountain Brook kitchen and whip up something wonderful. The Idea Specialists™ can’t get enough of corn succotash. (Just in case you were looking for an idea.)
Say Salud To Mezcal Cocktails
Looking for something new to go along with your home-cooked yumminess? Mix up one of this summer’s hottest cool cocktails—the El Chapo, made with mezcal, tequila blanco, ginger liqueur, guava puree, and agave syrup—and enjoy it by one of apartment community’s three sparkling resort-style saltwater pools, or in the air-conditioned comfort of your home. Salud!