Otey's Tavern

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Otey's Tavern (originally Cacky's) is a bar and restaurant located at 224 Country Club Park in Crestline Village. It was founded in 1989 by Catherine Oztekin.

Otzekin, a former bond trader known to her friends as "Cacky", opened the bar after returning to Mountain Brook from Atlanta. She sold the business to manager John Otey Hutchinson and Kenny McDowell in 1991. He changed the name (keeping the "Y'S" from the original sign) and hired cook Rodney Davis to expand the menu a few years later.

Hutchinson sold the bar to Will Haver and Jay Wilson in 2007.

Longtime bartender Richard "Tight" Cheaney, whom Otey hired away from Cecil's Public House in Alexander City, died in 2009.


  • Carlton, Bob (July 24, 2009) "Otey's Tavern in Crestline Village celebrates 20 years of cheer." The Birmingham News
  • Swagler, Susan (July 15, 2011) "Otey's in Mountain Brook's Crestline Village more than a bar, it's a fixture." The Birmingham News

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