Campus 805 in Huntsville delivers a little bit of everything and provides a true family-oriented experience that will have you coming back as often as possible!
What if I told you, there was a school campus in Huntsville, Alabama that has been transformed into one of the most unique developments in the southeast? That is exactly what Campus 805 is! Opened as a home to an extension of the University of Alabama in 1949, the school eventually became the UAH. In 1951, S.R. Butler High School moved into the location at Clinton Avenue/Triana Boulevard. They moved in 1967 and in came the brand-new Roy L. Stone Middle School. The school in 2009 and the Huntsville City School District placed the campus up for sale. Even though it took five years to find a buyer, Randy Schrimsher took the property in 2014 with hopes to make it a special venue and boy did he do just that!
We think there are dozens of reasons why this unique venue needs to be on your bucket list, but here’s our top 10!
Straight to Ale: One of the original businesses that occupied space in Campus 805, Straight to Ale is known for their delicious beers with strange names and collectible artwork. In addition to their delicious brews, it is also home to Ale’s Kitchen, where visitors can enjoy gourmet burgers, pizza, and “inventive culinary wonders,” as their website says.
Yellowhammer Brewing: Started in 2010 by four friends who wanted to see good beer come to life in Alabama! In 2015, they moved in the old Stone Middle School at Campus 805 and have continued to grow exponentially. They also host the T-Minus Festival that aims to raise $100,000 so they can send 100 children to Space Camp at the U.S Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.
Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza: Connected to Yellowhammer Brewing, Earth and Stone is so much more than your average pizza spot. With a menu that sports every pizza you can imagine, including gluten free crusts, they also offer a blank canvas, where customers can build whatever pizza or calzone they want. Let us just tell you, there is nothing like a good wood-fired pizza!!
Hops N Guac: One of the most interesting Mexican restaurants we have ever had the pleasure of visiting! The best way to describe this unique culinary experience is fast and casual with flavor inspirations from a variety of locations. Additionally, Hops N Guac also has Alabama’s first snook ball court and self-serve beer, which we have never seen before! This restaurant also can open onto the former sports field in between the two schools at Campus 805 for special events.
The Huntsville Ballroom: Have you ever wanted to learn to dance? If you have ever thought this may be a fun thing to learn, the Huntsville Ballroom at Campus 805 can teach you a variety of dances! If you need to prepare for a ball, wedding, or other special event, get in touch with them and prepare to wow your guests at any social gathering.
Civil Axe Throwing: If you have never visited an axe throwing establishment, let Civil Axe Throwing change that! This activity can be the perfect birthday party, office gathering, team building event, or just a fun date night. There is no better way to release the stress of the day and have a lot of fun doing it!
Off Beat Coffee Studio: Offbeat is so much more than a coffee shop! You will find all the traditional flavors of that you have grown to expect. However, unique combinations of craft coffee and vinyl records makes this retail shop one of the most unique coffee shops you will ever visit.
Pints and Pixels: What could be a better combination than a bar an arcade! You will find that and a lot more at Pints and Pixels! With more than 20 beers on tap and another 30 in bottles, you will have plenty of ammo to play their arcade and pinball machines! If you get hungry, their partnership with Anaheim Chill will keep you fueled up!
Rock N Roll Sushi: You can never go wrong with good sushi and Rock N Roll Sushi makes sure it is always good!! With a rock and roll setting, good sushi, hibachi, and more, you cannot go wrong with a meal here!
X-Golf Huntsville: Whether you are good at golf or not, X-Golf may be one of the coolest virtual golf courses in the country. This is a perfect place for a family outing or a business meeting but regardless of the event, you must experience this place!
Campus 805 is a safe, expansive, and ingenious space that you could literally spend all day at! Take the family and spend the day, it will be the best money you’ve ever spent! For more information, check them out at campus805.com