Roll Call, The Rooftop Bar at Saban-Backed Alamite Hotel, Now Open in Downtown Tuscaloosa
Roll Call, the city's newest rooftop bar and restaurant, opens Friday evening on the top floor of the Alamite Hotel on 6th Street in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa.
The new bar and eatery sits atop the Alamite Hotel, which opened earlier this year with financial backing from Nick and Terry Saban, the king and queen of Alabama football.
Roll Call offers indoor and outdoor seating and prime views of downtown Tuscaloosa, the Black Warrior River and, in the distance, the University of Alabama and Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Brittany Marya, a spokesperson for Huff and Co., represents both Roll Call and the downstairs French steakhouse, Forte: Cuts and Cocktails.
Marya said Roll Call will open Friday evening and offer shareable small plates curated by renowned executive chef Jacob Stull complemented by a robust drink menu featuring craft cocktails, craft beer and artisanal wines.
“While Forté is the place to go for classic French cooking with a modern touch, perfect for date nights or a parents’ visit, Roll Call is the place to be on a Friday or Saturday evening in Tuscaloosa,” said Stull. “The beverage program is top-notch, and we’ve designed the food menu to match it – good dishes you want to share with friends over good drinks.”
The menu features Crab Beignets, Burger Sliders, Roaster Oysters, BBQ Shrimp, DUck Taquitos and more.
One the spirits side, Roll Call is offering creative cocktails with quirky names and prime ingredients, like the Goodest Boy, with Vodka, Grapefruit, Lime and Aperol or the Devil’s In the Details with Bourbon, Raspberry Liqueur, Lime and Ginger Beer.
Marya said Atlanta's Concentrics Restaurants consulting firm is responsible for both restaurant concepts, and their luxe interiors were designed by Avenue Interior Design in Los Angeles.
"Being a rooftop venue, Roll Call is poised to cater to guests looking to enjoy a great view of Tuscaloosa. The focal feature is the center bar that sets the tone and energizes the surrounding dining experience,” said Andrea DeRosa, Co-Founder and Principal atAvenue Interior Design. “There are a variety of seating types from comfortable, tufted banquettes and casual lounge style seating to a beautifully paneled private dining room separated from the main dining area by casement style sliding doors."
Roll Call is open Wednesday and Thursday evenings, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 p.m. to midnight. More pictures of the space and menus are available online at rollcalltcl.com.
“The response to Forté over the past few weeks has been amazing and our team is incredibly humbled and grateful,” said Stull. “We’re proud to offer Tuscaloosa residents another unique culinary experience with Roll Call, and to showcase what Alabama has to offer to visitors – it’s a lot more than football.”