As Kirby Drive winds its way from River Oaks toward Highway 59, the oak-lined driveways begin to clear, giving way to high-rise residential towers and the West Ave shopping complex. (You can’t miss it—just look for the abundance of shiny Beamers parked in its lot.) The well-to-do enclave of Upper Kirby proffers a nice mix of old and new, the latter of which can be found on Thursday nights, rollicking at any of the cool beer joints between West Alabama and Richmond.