Things you will love at The Hangout Gulf Shores, Alabama! This epic Alabama Beach Bar is the perfect place to relax and soak in the Gulf Coast atmosphere.
This Gulf Coast Beach Bar is family-friendly fun during the day, and a great live music party at night. There is truly fun for the whole family with foam parties, line dancing, epic beach views, epic cocktails, and photo fun.
The Hangout, Gulf Shores
This beach bar is a gulf coast favorite for a reason! There is something for everyone of all ages!
We had such a great time relaxing at The Hangout! You have to get a Shark Bite cocktail and toast to your time in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Plan time just to wander around the complex and check out all of the unique features. This is a beach hangout that you need to have your phone camera or regular camera with you!
Trust me you will want photos of your experience here!
The Hangout has full-service dining, live entertainment, retail shopping at the fun gift shop, colorful cocktails, and all the fun!
Make sure to check out the gift shop for fun t-shirts, souvenir Hangout glass, and more! Your one-stop-fun-shop for vacation souvenirs.
The Hangout has live music all year long at the Main Stage. When there isn't live music going the DJ has fun tunes playing and the entire place has a great fun beach vibe.
Located just outside of the main eating area is an amazing wish wall! You can write your wish on a piece of paper and place it in an opening and hope it comes true!
There is paper and pencils ready for you to make a wish!
Great Food/Menu Highlights
The Hangout offers an amazing menu including Gulf Seafood, chicken nachos, Hangout Wings, Fried Green Tomatoes, and those are just the appetizers.
Main entrees include seafood boil, grilled shrimp skewers, smothered Mahi-Mahi, crawfish boil, Fish & Chips, and more.
Hummus & Chips - Traditional hummus dip garnished with red peppers served with celery, carrots, and crispy tortilla chips
Peel & Eat Shrimp - delicious fresh large Gulf shrimp prepared hot with Old Bay butter or served chilled with lemon and cocktail sauce.
Snow Crab Appetizer - Half pound of cold, refreshing Alaskan snow crab legs served with melted butter.
Fried Calamari Appetizer - Lightly breaded and gently fried fresh calamari. Served with lemon and their signature homemade Shaka cheese sauce.
Hangout Wings - A full pound of their award-winning, XL wings served with celery and your choice of BBQ sauce, buffalo sauce, or dry rub.
Gulf Coast Favorites
Snapper Platter - Our fresh wild-caught snapper golden fried and drizzled with chipotle aioli, served with fries.
Ultimate Seafood Boil - snow crab, mussels, fresh Gulf shrimp, sweet corn, red potatoes, and Conecuh sausage- all poached to perfection in a low boil and finished with Old Bay garlic butter.
Chicken Tender Platter - Marinated and brined chicken tenders. Hand-battered and fried served on top a heap of fries.
Shrimp Plate - Fresh wild-caught Gulf shrimp golden fried and served with cocktail sauce, Shaka sauce, and fries - shrimp doesn't get fresher than this!
Shrimp n Grits - Blackened southern Gulf shrimp with gouda grits cooked to perfection, topped with sausage tasso cream sauce.
Super Shrimp Boil - Full pound of large, wild-caught shrimp, sweet corn, red potatoes, and Conecuh sausage. Finished with Old Bay garlic butter.
Glazed Salmon - Asian glazed salmon fillet with a hint of ginger, served with white rice and seasonal veggies.
Beachside Burger Favorites
The Hangout Beachside - Burgers are made with a special blend of fresh (never frozen) ½ pound American beef served on a brioche bun and served with fries.
Alabama Wagyu Burger - Alabama Wagyu, our herd is a direct descendant of the world renowned "Red Emperor" from Kobe Japan and is locally and sustainably farmed right here in Gulf Shores, AL. Our cattle are raised in an all-natural, stress free, hormone, and antibiotic free environment. This results in superior signature marbling that has won many awards! Topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles. Served with fries. To unveil its delicacy, the chef recommends keepin' it a little pink.
Pimento Cheese Burger - ½ lb patty topped with house-made pimento cheese, signature bacon jam, lettuce, and tomato.
The Lifeguard - 2 of 1⁄2 lb patties stacked with cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, fried onion straws, fried egg, thick sliced bacon, and our famous Monarch fried pickles.
Shaka Burger - 1⁄2 lb patty topped with fried fresh Gulf shrimp, remoulade, smothered in homemade Shaka sauce, lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles.
Bama BBQ Burger - ½ lb patty topped with pulled pork and sweet Alabama BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, coleslaw, and onion straws.
Hang 10 Burger - signature burger topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles.
Additional Menu Favorites
Hangout House Salad - Fresh local greens with grape tomatoes, julienne red onions, and sliced cucumbers. Served with your choice of dressing.
Alabama Cobb Salad - Fresh local greens, grilled chicken, bacon, egg, avocado, tomato, cucumber, bleu cheese crumbles, and ranch dressing! This is a big salad!
Caesar Salad - Caesar salad with romaine hearts, parmesan cheese, croutons, and Caesar dressing. You can add toppings - Chicken, shrimp, snapper, salmon, or fried calamari.
Po'Boys and Sandwiches
Chicken BLT Po'boy - Fried chicken, shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, bacon, and remoulade sauce. Served with fries.
Snapper Po'boy - Fresh snapper blackened, grilled, or fried with shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, red onions, and drizzled with chipotle aioli. Served with fries.
Shrimp Po'boy - Golden fried wild-caught fresh shrimp, sliced tomatoes, pickles, and shredded lettuce. Served with fries and cocktail sauce on the side.
Kids Menu AKA Little Shakas - Hamburger, popcorn shrimp, mac n cheese, chicken tenders, or hot dog sliders. Served with choice of French fries, applesauce, or the veggie of the day.
Signature Cocktails - The signature cocktails are amazing! You can expect a colorful cocktail perfect for your beach vacation! Don't worry they have a great beer and wine selection if you prefer.
Shark Attack - even better than Shark Week with Malibu Coconut Rum, Blue Curaçao & pineapple juice. A Hangout Favorite! Some would say it is a world-famous Hangout Signature Drink.
Surf's Up - Malibu Coconut Rum, blue curaçao, peach schnapps, and pineapple & cranberry juice.
Blood Orange Paloma - a one-way salsa dance to the Caribbean with Hornitos Tequila, fresh-squeezed lime, blood orange puree & Sprite.
Hangout Premium Margarita - Altos Tequila, orange liquor, agave nectar & hand-squeezed lime.
Southern Mai Tai - made with Malibu, Amaretto, and Triple Sec, Blessed with pineapple juice, sour mix, and grenadine.
You have to try a Shark Bite! This signature cocktail comes with a shark in it that holds a bloody treat. Ok, it is not blood it is grenadine but when you pour it out it looks pretty fun coming out of the shark's mouth into your cocktail.
Plus the Shark Bite tastes like adult Kool-Aid. It is one of those beach cocktails you will happily order a 2nd one of.
They also have an amazing Bushwacker and so many more tropical cocktails!!! If you are looking for a frosty cool beverage they have you covered.
Giant Beach Chairs
There are multiple giant Adirondack chairs around the property perfect for family and friend photos! These are the perfect Instagram pics to share your vacation fun!
Giant Shaka Hand
Another fun photo op is the giant Shaka hands! There is a step up so you can pose and have a ton of fun.
Giant Surfer Statue
Another fun photo opp! Catch a wave with this giant metal surfer and surfboard.
Pirate and Princess Breakfast
Every day in the summer the entire family can enjoy the Pirate and Princess Breakfast. This fun breakfast includes an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
Family fun includes sing-along songs, games, treasure hunts, magic tricks, and so much more.
Showtimes are at 8 am, 9 am, and 10 am Daily. You can book a reservation online for free to make sure you have seats.
Every hour you can enjoy a fun foam party in the outdoor courtyard! You may want to make sure kids are in clothes that can get covered in foam bubbles.
We watched kids come in so excited they were covered in foam bubbles.
Line Dancing and Birthday Fun!
If you are celebrating a birthday be ready to have fun! Even if it isn't your birthday you can enjoy fun with a DJ/MC entertaining the crowd and getting everyone hooping and hollering.
Get ready for some fun!
One thing to know is the birthday fun can include climbing up on the table. If you are not comfortable dancing on a chair or table you may want to gracefully bow out of celebrating your birthday.
Have fun playing giant Jenga, ping pong, or foosball with family and friends.
If you have kids that need to release a bit of energy. There is a fun ton-of-fun sand pile sandpit area with huge plastic culverts that kids can play in. There is also a great area for parents to relax.
Walls of Fun
The Hangout Gulf Shores has the most amazing collections of random fun things! Where else can you see a ceiling of rubber duckies, or a DJ booth of PEZ dispensers, window frames made with matchbox cars, and walls decorated with metal lunchboxes just to name a few things?
Who would have thought our childhood toys and gadgets could become restaurant art.
Plus be inspired by the fun quotes and warm-hearted sayings on the wall. You will not be bored looking around this great Gulf Shores Restaurant.
Easy Beach Access
The Hangout is located directly across from a beautiful white sand beach! You can easily enjoy lunch or a cocktail and head back to the beach easily.
Hangout Music Festival
Every year when possible the Hangout Music Fest occurs in May.
All ages are welcome at the festival though anyone 17 and under needs to be accompanied by a ticketed adult over 21.
Past musicians have included Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Lana Del Ray, Kane Brown, Doja Cat, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The artist lineup is amazing every year at Hangout Fest! Check out the VIP festival tickets for a great time.
Things to know when planning a visit to The Hangout
Address - 101 E. Beach Blvd in Gulf Shores, AL
The Hangout is located next to best beach of Gulf Shores right at the end of Highway 59. You can't miss the light up sign.
Open daily from 11 am to 11 pm
Parking - There is some street parking right next to the restaurant. You will need to pay for a parking ticket for either $5 or $10 depending on how long you plan to be parked. There is also a parking lot next to the restaurant marked for The Hangout.
Phone - 251.948.3030
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