So you’re at the beach and looking for something to do at night in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach? Don’t despair my friends! While Orange Beach and Gulf Shores can seem to be sleepy little beach towns on the Alabama Gulf Coast, things come alive at night! From laid back waterfront spots to rowdy parties filled with local service industry workers (IE: the bartenders and waitresses from other estatblishments) we have your Orange Beach and Gulf Shores nightlife covered. Let’s take a look at a few favorite local spots to enjoy an adult beverage after dark.
Everybody knows about its famous and rowdy big brother across the street, but the Flora-Bama Yacht Club has really come into its own as a destination for nightlife in Orange Beach! Leave the crowds at the Flora-Bama for the tourists,and come kick back with the locals on the beautiful shores of Ole River. Serving a delicious menu of Gulf Coast specialties by Chef Chris Sherrill, plus a full bar (fully equipped with a bushwhacker machine!) the Flora-Bama Yacht Club is the perfect place to kick back and take some laid back tunes from the live bands that regularly perform without the big crowds to be found across the street.
Just across the state line in Perdido Key, this rowdy locals joint is a favorite haunt of many service industry professionals across Baldwin County. Chances are you will run into your waitress or bar tender from earlier in the day if you stop by this local watering hole. On Sunday mornings during NFL season, you’re likely to see large men wearing cheese on their heads walking around the parking lot. Don’t be alarmed – the Sports Bar of Perdido Key is the official local gathering place for Green Bay Packers fans! It’s very easy to get to – just drive down the Beach Road into Florida and watch the right hand side of the road. If you see the Purple Parrot, you just missed it. One of the owners is a real life native of Buffalo, NY so don’t leave without trying their famous buffalo wings!
This nightlife spot in Gulf Shores is perhaps most renowned for it’s world famous Hangout Music Festival, but it is a quality place to “hangout” nearly any day of the year! Serving a delicious menu of Gulf Coast seafood, burgers, salads, and more The Hangout in Gulf Shores has it covered when if comes to your late night snacks! Their classic “Surf’s Up” Cocktail is a must to try. Be sure to check the Hangout’s music calendar before you go to see who is playing that night!
If you made your way over to beautiful Fairhope, AL during the day and are looking for a great place to take in the sunset, then look no further than here. Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek boasts an extensive menu called a “delightful culinary toast to the end of the day” by the folks over at AL.com. Delicious craft cocktails and beautiful sunsets make this the perfect spot to unwind after a long day of shopping along Fairhope Ave.
That’s it for my brief look at some lesser known things to do at night in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, and Fairhope. Feel free to chime in with your favorite place to hang out after the sun goes down in the comments! Cheers!
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