Dolly Parton pop-up bar is coming to Birmingham, Alabama

A cocktail at White Limozeen (White Limozeen/Facebook)

You don’t have to take a White Limozeen all the way to Nashville this month to celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday. One heads to downtown Birmingham on January 19 to celebrate the big day with a pop-up Goodbye Bar.

The team behind the White lemonades in Nashville, a Parton-style rooftop bar named after Parton’s 1989 song and album, are visiting Yellowhammer State to serve cocktails on her 77th birthdayth Birthday.

It’s a night for Music City to celebrate with Magic City.

Created by Demi Natoli, beverage director at White Limozeen, the special Dolly drinks celebrate the Tennessee-born singer-songwriter whose successful career over the past six decades has spanned multiple genres: actor, author, businesswoman and philanthropist.

One of Natoli’s creations, Patron Saint of Tennessee, is a delicious tribute to Parton’s heart for helping others. It is made with Campesino Silver Rum, the bitter French aperitif Suze, cucumber, grapefruit and lemon.

Campesino Aged Rum leads the mix in another cocktail by Natoli for the Another Day in Paradise pop-up. With passion fruit, pineapple and coconut, it’s a touch of the tropics.

White Limousine in Nashville (White Limousine/Facebook)

Adios, which opened in November by Birmingham restaurant and bar veterans Jose Camacho Medina and Jesus Mendez, specializes in cocktails using spirits and other ingredients from the Mexican-born owners’ home country.

When the creative minds behind Adios and White Limozeen began exploring a collaboration last year, Parton’s birthday provided the perfect occasion.

“Dolly is a very philanthropic person, from her support of her local community, her focus on education to the millions she has raised for COVID research,” says Medina. “As White Limozeen is largely inspired by the Queen of the Country herself, it made perfect sense to showcase the partnership on her birthday.

The White Limozeen bar, located above the Graduate Hotel in Nashville, would make an ideal headquarters for any Dolly Parton fan club. Bathed in pink and proudly boasting the Over the Top label, it was named one of America’s Best Bars in 2021 by Esquire.

Medina has run several bar programs in the greater Birmingham area including Little Donkey, Octane, Marble Ring and more recently Automatic Seafood and Oysters.

Adios Bar in Birmingham (Ashton Johnson & Emily Dixon/Contributed)

Mendez, whose resume includes work at Highlands Bar and Grill, is an entrepreneur and franchisee. His portfolio includes partnerships at Unos Tacos and Louis Bar, both at Pizitz Food Hall in downtown Birmingham, and he plans to open a Birmingham outpost of Tennessee-based Honest Coffee Roasters later this year.

Adios opens daily at 4 p.m. From 6:00 p.m. a taco truck will set up in front of the bar. The White Limozeen pop-up runs from 8pm until the bar closes at midnight.

“This is totally out of our element,” Medina says of the pop-up. “It’s always nice to have something different.”

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