With roots in Birmingham’s historic Five Points South neighborhood, Marty’s GM is the second Marty’s location in the Birmingham metro. Our menu features something for everyone, from our signature smash-style burgers to wings tossed in house-made sauces, and even Beyond burgers for our vegetarian friends. Each week boasts new food specials and we have brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant is family friendly, but our bar won’t leave you hanging if you’re looking for an adult beverage. Our bartenders are some of the best in the game. We’ve got six flat-screen TVs and it won’t bother us one bit if you get excited and yell at the football game. Marty’s GM is has been a proud member of the local community and Irondale’s only sports bar since 2018.
Some people say “it takes a village.” For us, it took a combined 75+ years of experience in Birmingham’s service industry for us to find our new home in Irondale.
Phill and Marsha Mims of Marty’s PM wanted to open a second bar, but did not want to try and replicate PM. Maybe a burger bar would be a good concept? Where would it be? What would it be called? As discussions progressed, they knew the right partners would be the best first step. First they approached Kay Ferguson, longtime partner of Marty Eagle and former owner of the Southside location. Kay shared that Marty always dreamed of expanding the Marty’s brand and opening other locations. The Mimses were thrilled when she agreed to come on board and partner for what would eventually become the second Marty’s location. The team was almost complete. With experience opening bars, restaurants, and breweries in the local market; Berkley Seay was the final piece of the puzzle. As luck would have it, Berkley was already the general manager at Marty’s PM. Phill made the call. The conversation was quick. Berkley was on board. “Marty’s 2” was a go.
After months of planning, site scouting, manual labor, menu testing, and finally settling on a name; Marty’s GM opened on May 17, 2018. Community response far exceeded our expectations and we knew we’d found our new home.
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