Big Beach Brewing Gulf Shores

21 and Older Beach Birthday

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

A 21st birthday is certainly time to celebrate! Round up your best friends and put the Alabama Gulf Coast in your GPS. This beach birthday itinerary celebrates you!

Create a 21st birthday bash weekend to remember . . . and that you will remember. Should you choose to drink, do so responsibly. Assign a designated driver or call an Uber or taxi. We want to see you back on Alabama's beaches to celebrate many more milestone birthdays.

Day 1

Bloody Mary Orange Beach


Toast your birthday weekend with a bloody mary at Brick & Spoon. The Orange Beach restaurant is known for this spicy breakfast cocktail concoction. In fact, they devote a whole menu just to the drink! Choose from more than 40 ingredients for your bloody mary. Travel & Leisure named Brick & Spoon one of the "Top 10 Breakfasts in the U.S.," so you know you won't leave thirsty or hungry!

Yoga the Gulf


Get zen on your first morning. Reflect on your upcoming year and how you'll make it your best year yet. Dial into a session of beach yoga with Glow Yoga or rent bikes and take a serene bike ride through the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails.

Anchor Bar burger Gulf Shores


No doubt your zen morning will create an appetite. Head to the Anchor Bar & Grill in Orange Beach and feast on locally sourced deliciousness. Chef John's In & Out Burger is the perfect accompaniment to views of Terry Cove at Hudson Marina.

Fort Morgan ghost


Plan your escape, but don't go far! Check out the Gulf Coast Escape Room. See how well your team works together finding clues and solving puzzles. You'll have just 60 minutes to escape, so choose your team wisely!

Flora Bama


Fuel up at Flora-Bama Ole River Grill, then step across the street to the iconic Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar. Touted as America's "last great roadhouse," the Flora-Bama and its many characters have been entertaining visitors and locals (and birthday guests) since 1964.


Ruby Slipper breakfast


It's your beach birthday trip, so you deserve to sleep in! It's a good thing The Ruby Slipper Café is open until 3 p.m. on weekends and 2 p.m. on weekdays. Feast on a benedict made with a (giant) fluffy biscuit and all the trimmings. Add an order of Pig Candy Bacon and a Big Easy Mimosa for the win.

Beach chair and umbrella Gulf Shores


Beach time! Fill your cooler with plenty of water and snacks such as fresh fruit, nuts and sandwiches. Toss your towel in your beach bag and go find your spot on the sand. Bring a Frisbee or ladder ball for a fun afternoon on the beach.

Live Bait Dinner


Live music is on the agenda tonight! Check out a restaurant like Live Bait Food & Spirits in Orange Beach. Check their website for the latest music and karaoke schedule.


Café Beignet


Indulge yourself in sugary, powdery goodness with beignets at Café Beignet in either Gulf Shores or Orange Beach. These beignets even come filled!

Cat boat Orange Beach


Embark on an adventure with Orange Beach Cat Boat Tours. There's no other experience like it on Alabama's beaches. Take a two-hour guided tour of the back bays of Orange Beach on a small, two-passenger boat. You're so close to the water, you can touch it. Keep your eyes open - you may spot a dolphin pod during your tour.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo


Your birthday really isn't complete without one more unique experience. How many people can say they've taken a selfie with a lemur? Make a stop at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and commemorate your 21st birthday with a lemur encounter. Check the zoo's lemur encounter schedule online before your go.

Big Beach Brewing Company


Say cheers with your crew one more time at Big Beach Brewing Company. Enjoy a craft beer brewed right in Gulf Shores and listen to live music by local and regional bands. This laid-back brewery allows you to bring in your own food or order food for delivery. Sit back, relax and enjoy your 21st year as a beach baby.