Iron City Ink is the neighborly news source for the communities in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. It exists to serve the community by keeping its citizens informed on the most relevant topics. We publish a monthly print paper and ongoing online content.

Iron City Ink is published by Starnes Publishing LLC, a Starnes Media company. 

Other Starnes Media publications:

280 Living · Cahaba Sun · The Homewood Star · Hoover Sun · Village Living · Vestavia Voice

Distribution Points

Iron City Ink is distributed through direct mail to Birmingham residents.

Copies of the paper are also available at:

The Abbey Coffee Shop

Birmingham Recycling and Recovery

Alabama Power 

Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Public Library – Avondale Regional Branch

Birmingham Public Library – Central Branch

Birmingham Public Library – East Lake Branch

Birmingham Public Library – Southside Branch

Cantina Tortilla Grill

Charm on 2nd

Crestwood Coffee Co.

DaVita Birmingham Central Dialysis

Eugene’s Hot Chicken

Filter Coffee Parlor

Five Points Market

Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Harbert Center

Highlands United Methodist Church

Hop City Beer & Wine Birmingham

Iron City 

Jim Reed Books

Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant

McWane Science Center

Mellow Mushroom - Birmingham

Niki's West

The Original Pancake House 

Pies & Pints 

Pop's Neighborhood Grill

Red Cat Coffee House

Red Mountain Family Medicine

Redmont Hotel 

Renaissance Records 

Seasick Records 

Sol's Hot Dogs

Starbucks – 20th Street and 3rd Ave. 

Ted’s Restaurant

The Filling Station 

Tom & Jerry’s  Chevron

The Tutwiler Hotel

The UPS Store - Southside 

The Westin Hotel

YMCA – Downtown

Yo Mama’s Restaurant


Please contact us and let us know what you like about Iron City Ink, and any stories that you think we should know about. Email Community Editor Leah Eagle at leagle@starnesmedia.com.

Iron City Ink

1833 27th Avenue South
Homewood, AL 35209