13 under-21 Huntsville hangout spaces with a good ambiance

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The Greenroom at The Camp—a perfect rooftop hangout. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

We’ve got guides for Huntsville bars and drinks—downtown, wine, mules, rooftop—but what about hangouts for the under-21 crowd? Here’s 13 of those, all with a stay-a-while kind of ambiance.

1. Cafe 153

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Cafe 153 in Bridge Street has a cozy loft area. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

Cafe 153 is the perfect place for grabbing a coffee and pastry and sitting for a while with friends. The loft area is especially cozy and is also a great study spot. Plus, there’s a cute “Lending Library” full of good books to choose from!

Stovehouse Spots

2. The Booth + The Breezeway

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The Breezeway in Stovehouse has a cool, industrial atmosphere. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

The Breezeway—picnic tables, ping-pong, and vintage streetlamps in an alleyway (perfect, right?). This one’s great for when the weather’s fine—more of that in the coming weeks! If it’s not quite right for that, head over to The Booth right off the Food Garden. It’s got plenty of seating for larger groups!

3. Oscar Moon’s

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How we feel when we visit Oscar Moon’s. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

Oscar Moon’s has a vintage vibe with irresistable floats, cones, and shakes. Sitting at the counter after school sounds like a long-gone tradition, but we’re up for making it happen again.

  • Location: 3414 Governors Dr SW Suite 505, Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM | Sunday 11AM-8PM
  • Website

4. Charlie Foster’s

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Rosy hues at Charlie Foster’s. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

For a fun spot with a purpose, stop in Charlie Foster’s and stay a while. If you’ve never been inside, you’ll want to check it out and take your friends. The pink-red theme is sure to be a vibe they won’t forget.

Lowe Mill Spots

5. The Swings

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The Lowe Mill swings always create memories. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

Lowe Mill is a great place to walk around—you’re sure to find conversation starters. But, more specifically, there’s the swings. I’m not ashamed to say that my friends and I spent half an hour in this spot.

6. Dragon’s Forge Cafe

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Dragon’s Forge—a Huntsville fantasy-themed cafe. (Dragon’s Forge Cafe on Facebook)

For a really unique hangout space, check out Dragon’s Forge Cafe. They concoct lots of one-of-a-kind drinks and serve them up in a fantasty-themed atmosphere.

7. Vertical House Records

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Wonder what treasures you might find here. (Vertical House Records / Facebook)

Vertical House Records is a retro hangout spot where you can browse hundreds of throwbacks. They have a little sitting area with retro videogames, too!

MidCity Spots

8. The Greenroom

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The rooftop of The Green Room—a perfect spot to relax with friends. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

The Greenroom Coffee Shop at the Camp has a rooftop deck that feels like home in the middle of MidCity. If the weather’s not so great, there’s also an indoor space right behind that wall!

9. Picnic Tables at The Camp

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The Camp has a picture-perfect, picnic-style area. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

The fun, eclectic atmosphere of The Camp’s central area is great for a hangout space. Plus, there’s cozy booths on the outskirts with pretty flower boxes!

10. Dave & Buster’s

Of course, we couldn’t leave out Dave & Buster’s! With plenty of games to play and sports to watch, this one is a little more rambunctious than the others on this list. But, it definitely hits the mark when it comes to an under-21 hangout spot!

Downtown Spots

11. Pop-Ups

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My personal favorite downtown pop-up. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

You can’t beat the downtown atmosphere surrounding the pop-ups on the Square. Find your favorite and stay a while. Don’t forget to check back in for new ones coming soon!

12. Old Towne Coffee Shoppe

One of Huntsville’s little hidden gems is located in the historic Five Points area. A local staple, Old Towne Coffee Shoppe has been serving up espresso and more since 1988. The laid-back vibes and cozy layout are what make this place a true “hangout” spot.

13. Moon Bakeshop

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Moon Bakeshop has a cozy sitting area to relax and enjoy their delicious baked goods. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

Moon Bakeshop is one of those places that feels like home—especially when you’re with friends or family. It’s a family-owned place baking up Southern-influenced, European-inspired scones, muffins, breads, and more.

Now it’s your turn! What’s your favorite under-21 hangout spot in Huntsville? Let us know on social media—make sure to tag @hvilleblast and use the hashtag #hvilleblast.

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