Even in a tiny town like Gulf Shores, people need to cut loose—and we always welcome new people to join in! Whether you’re looking for live music or any place good for mingling, Gulf Shores bars and nightlife are welcome to accommodate. Come on over and get to know the locals (or other visitors) in an inhibition-free environment! We’ve got a wealth of options for anyone looking for music or games. Check out some of these popular hangouts!

The Hangout

Too straightforward? Need a more scenic selection of Gulf Shores things to do on vacation? The Hangout is right on the beach at Gulf Shores, and its location alone draws a nice crowd. Chill where you can feel the ocean breeze and get some good food while you’re at it! The food is delicious and the boisterous atmosphere encourages people to have fun in the sand pit and at the foosball tables. Note that it is family-friendly, so look elsewhere if kids aren’t your thing. It may be a tourist trap, but it’s a good one! Find it off Beach Boulevard, just southeast of Gulf Shores Parkway.


If you’re looking for late-night entertainment in Gulf Shores bars and nightlife, this is the place to go. Named for its location on the Florida/Alabama border, this place is a landmark for such locally important events as the Polar Bear Dip Mullet Toss, and the Frank Brown Singer/Songwriter Festival. Plus, it’s geared toward adults, with no one under 18 coming in the door past 6 p.m. (the party starts early!). Florabama also has a reputation as a great spot for jazz and country, so come on by for some stellar musicians! Just follow Perdido Beach Boulevard east to the border to find it.

Pink Pony Pub

This beach hangout has some surprisingly mixed reviews, so as far as service goes, it’s hit-or-miss. That said, we want to include it here for the sake of those looking for a post-midnight bite to eat among all of Gulf Shores things to do. The Pink Pony Pub is open until 2 a.m. daily, and if you’re still hankering for live music, stop by on a karaoke night! It’s at the southeast end of E Gulf Place, right on the beach.


Nobody talking about a good time in Gulf Shores can fail to mention LuLu’s. They feature live music every night, and dancing is always encouraged! They also include an arcade for the youngsters and nostalgic oldsters. Like The Hangout, Lulu’s is more family-friendly and closes before midnight, but is always worth a visit. It’s on the north side of Portage Creek east of Gulf Shores Parkway.

After Taking in Gulf Shores’ Bars and Nightlife, Head Home to a Harris Property

No matter how late you’re out, your relaxing vacation home will be waiting for you. Call us at 1-877-446-4853 to learn more about what kind of vacation we can prepare for you!