Why wait for 5 o’clock to enjoy a swig of an adult bevy? After all, it’s summertime and there are ample reasons to kick back and relax with a cold one in hand.
The Wharf became one of the very first official Entertainment Districts in Alabama, and it has been a win-win situation all around!
Having trouble deciding what libation to choose? We can help in that department. Our restaurants and bars are slinging an array of both classic and craft cocktails for every taste bud. Here is a peek at the top ordered drinks at every spot.
1. Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita at YoHo Rum & Taco: It’s a Lunazul Blanco tequila-based concoction with an added splash of fresh squeezed citrus juice and Agave syrup for some oomph. This slightly spicy masterpiece will surely quench those dry buds after a day on the saltwater.
2. Blueberry Basil Mojito at YoHo Rum & Taco: The glass is brimming with layers of white rum, fresh mint, fruit, lime, and garnished with mint leaves. Do not be deceived by the ingredients (some left out for mystery), this mixture is not too heavy or sweet. It has the punch of a muddled blueberry sorbet, but the crispness of a conventional sweet and minty mojito.
3. Original Bushwacker at The Sandshaker: Packed with Kahlua and dark rum sweetened by crème de cacao and cream of coconut. You will be transported straight to the white sandy beaches with this one. You can choose to add the 151 Bacardi floater to the top to top off this ultimate drink. Fun Fact: The popular Bushwacker beverage originated at The Sandshaker bar.
4. The Frisky Mermaid at The Sandshaker: Stacked with Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Red Bull Coconut, and Blue Curacao for that killer blue tint, this elixir will undoubtedly take you back to the beach, no sand required.
5. Cooper's Cup at Ginny Lane Bar and Grill: Oakey Cooper’s Craft Bourbon, a touch of ginger ale and fresh lime juice combined make for a flawless yet simple fusion. There are soft undertones of vanilla and spice, but nothing that overwhelms the smoothness. Mule fans will flock to this crisp tonic. Plus, you can’t beat a special serving mug, right?
6. 1911 Blueberry Cider at Pour Smart Bar: A sparkling cider made from family grown apples. It is perfect for someone looking for something a little bit sweeter. The flavors of apple and blueberry intertwine smoothly and result in a lasting fruity finish.
7. Blood Orange Berliner-Weisse at Pour Smart Bar: This gorgeous orange-to-pink beer is refreshing and drinkable. A lush sweet orange aroma hits you as you take your first drink. Then, that well crafted wheat ale backbone shines through. Go ahead and indulge yourself – you deserve it!
8. Honey Bubble at Villaggio Grille: A sought-after champagne mélange, and not just for brunch. A flute is doubled with Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, based out of Mississippi, and a divine raspberry puree champagne. Honey-tinged bubbles slide up the sides of this vibrant pink cocktail, tempting you to refill as often as possible.
9. Villaggio Bellini at Villaggio Grille: Presented in a classic martini glass, the Bellini is a striking jumble of prosecco, fresh seasonal berries, and Elizabeth Vodka, distilled in Opelika, Alabama. Trade in your usual dirty martini for this exquisite creature. You will not be disappointed by the pleasantly sharp pop!
10. OBAttitude at Island Time Daiquiri Bar: By far the most ordered frozen delight is the Orange Beach Attitude. It’s cold, cold, cold and favors the taste of those iconic dreamsicle pops everyone loved as a child. The Island brew is blended with vodka, Everclear, and an orange-flavored creation. Be aware of brain freeze as you dive in.
Come out while the sun’s out and check out all that The Wharf’s restaurants and bars have to offer. And while you’re here, you might as well stay awhile and add to the fun. Just don’t forget to use a plastic cup + drink responsibly! For more info on our Entertainment District rules, click here!