Best Places to Live

Birmingham, AL

Population: 212,211
The Marble Ring

The Marble Ring

Tucked away behind a “Doctor Who”-esque blue Police Phone Call Box inside Birmingham’s Hot Diggity Dogs restaurant is The Marble Ring — an intimate and glamorous speakeasy. The bar gets its name from the curious Zelda Fitzgerald quote, “I hope you die in the marble ring.” Pick up the phone inside the phone box and a hostess will either seat you or put you on the list. Visit on Wednesdays for live music.