In Front of a Fire
When the sun goes down in spring, the temperatures follow suit. That makes spring nights at the beach perfect for gathering with friends around a warm and toasty fire! While private fires aren’t allowed on our beaches, there are a few great places around the area for fireside chats and cocktails.
- Big Beach Brewery is a 10-barrel brewhouse located in the heart of Gulf Shores. Their open-air taproom features a roaring fireplace, multiple large tv’s, and 12 fresh taps flowing with the best local craft brew available. They don’t serve food, but you can bring your own or visit one of the food trucks that flock to the location during weekend nights while live bands offer up your favorite local tunes.
- If you want to stay near the sand, head to The Gulf. This unique Orange Beach restaurant is built from recycled shipping containers and boasts beachfront fire pits complete with mood-setting festival lights. Try a dish from their Gulf-inspired seasonal menu or sip a craft cocktail as you enjoy a starry ocean view.
Navigating the Nightlife
When the sun goes down, the fun is just beginning, thanks to the area’s fun and lively nightlife scene. Your favorite bars and entertainment venues are just as fun during the spring, but fewer people and lower temps mean you can paint the town in comfort all night long. From karaoke to party games to live shows and more, there’s no shortage of nighttime entertainment all year long. Head to Live Bait for an exciting dueling pianos show, try some shuffleboard at Snappers Lounge, or cocktail in class at Ms. Nancy’s Lobby Lounge.