Favorite Places for Summer Drinks Al Fresco Style

Summer is here and that means one thing…it’s about to get hot up in here. Ok, it’s already hotter than Hades but that means it’s time to enjoy some cold drinks in some cool places. Luckily, Mobile and Baldwin counties have plenty of spots to enjoy your beverage al fresco style.

Boudreaux’s Cajun Grill

One of the best spots for a view of the Mobile Bay is Boudreaux’s in Daphne. Their covered deck is the perfect spot to enjoy some of their handcrafted specialty drinks. Their brunch, lunch and dinner menus will satisfy that craving for Cajun cuisine.


If by some mysterious reason you and your spouse happened to have a date night, then run to NoJa in downtown Mobile. Located just off Dauphine Street, NoJa’s courtyard has the perfect romantic vibe with soft lighting and a relaxed atmosphere. Sit back and sip one of the many wines they offer.

Spot of Tea

Located smack dab on Dauphin Street is Spot of Tea. And don’t be fooled by the name because they offer way more than just tea. Indulge in a delectable Bloody Mary filed to the brim with okra and bacon or enjoy a classic mimosa with your brunch.

The Blind Mule

The Blind Mule has everything you probably didn’t know you were looking for when it comes to outdoor dining. Their courtyard provides enough shade to keep off the summer sun while the nighttime lights give you a laid back vibe. As far as drinks go, you name it, they’ll make it!

Trattoria Pizza and Italian

Watch the kids play in the sand while you sip a cold one with some friends at Trattoria in Spanish Fort. Classic Italian fare is on the menu including pizza and pasta but they also offer a great beer selection.

Southern National

One of downtown Mobile’s newest spots, Southern National, has an excellent outdoor patio for enjoying a late night beverage. They create some amazing craft cocktails including their own, The Southern National which is a mix of bourbon, rye, Italian vermouth, cocchi americano, and bitters.

Bayes Southern Bar and Grill

Head down to Orange Beach to Bayes Southern Bar and Grill if you want get away from the tourist traps and just chill. Their “Happiest Hour” starts at 2:00 PM and lasts until 6:00 PM which is plenty of time to enjoy a $4.00 martini, house wine, draft beer, or well drink. Their own creations include a Coconut Mojito and a Cookies n Cream Bushwhacker (yes, please!).

Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina

Well, Panini Pete has done it again with Sunset Pointe in Fairhope. Enjoy a local craft beer or a specialty handcrafted drink (their margaritas are perfection) outside on the patio while you toast that evening’s sunset with fellow guests.

Seriously, what are you doing? Why aren’t you at one of these amazing spots right now? Get out and do some day drinking, pronto. I promise I won’t judge….I’ll just join you.



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