The Hangout Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores-Orange Beach, Alabama

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Jun 21 ~ Jun 27
The Hangout Gulf Shores has been a popular place to *hang out* among locals and visitors alike for decades! This famous waterfront restaurant is known far and wide for its delicious eats, live music, and family-friendly entertainment.

The Hangout Gulf Shores Visitors Guide

The Hangout has been a local landmark and popular place to hangout since the late 50’s, and has always been a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Hurricane Ivan put a temporary stop to the fun here when it struck Gulf Shores in 2004, until it was rebuilt in 2008 into the massive, 2.5-acre entertainment complex you now know and love. Today, The Hangout Gulf Shores is famous for its live music, scenic views and beach access, delicious seafood, and entertainment for the whole family!

This world-famous restaurant hosts live music on their two stages all year long, as well as during the popular Hangout Music Festival. Not only that, the staff at The Hangout serves up family fun with every meal in the form of dancing, games, contests, and more. With over 20 awesome activities to choose from including courtyard games, foam parties, a sandpit, and more, there’s no shortage of fun to be had at The Hangout!

And let’s not forget to mention the food! Their diverse menu has something to appease even the pickiest of eaters, but their specialty is definitely seafood. Guests can expect a variety of fresh, local seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, as well as other locally sourced ingredients. You definitely won’t go hungry at The Hangout, and with so much to see and do here, this Gulf Shores staple is perfect for any occasion!

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is The Hangout handicap accessible?

Yes, The Hangout Gulf Shores is handicap accessible. Handicap parking is available, with ramps to access both the front and back entrance of the building. Service animals are welcome.

2. Is The Hangout kid friendly?

The Hangout Gulf Shores is as kid-friendly as it gets, and offers tons of awesome activities for the kids, and kids at heart, in your group. Each and every day, visitors can enjoy dancing, games, live music and entertainment, and contests for the whole family. The courtyard is another spectacular source of fun at The Hangout, with a mini football field, four square, foosball, ring toss, ping pong, and more! Little ones will especially enjoy the bubble machine, sandy play area, and daily foam parties. All of the fun starts in the morning, and continues on until closing time.

The Hangout itself is decorated with intriguing items that are sure to catch your child’s attention, like vintage lunch boxes, action figures, toy cars, Pez dispensers, and a 15-foot wishing wall. The Hangout also boasts access to the Gulf of Mexico, so guests can enjoy some family-fun at the beach. Events are also created with children in mind, like the Pirates and Princesses Breakfast Adventure, for example. Taking place every day in the summer, kids will love playing along with pirates and princesses, searching for treasure, playing games, and more!

3. Are there any hotels or condos located nearby?

Yes, there are plenty of accommodations to choose from near The Hangout Gulf Shores. Whether you’re in town for an unforgettable Gulf Shores vacation, or for the famous Hangout Music Festival, booking a place near The Hangout gets you closer to the fun! The following hotels and condos are located within two miles of The Hangout Gulf Shores:

  • Best Western on the Beach Hotel Gulf Shores
  • Lodge at Gulf State Park by Hilton Gulf Shores
  • Hampton Inn Gulf Shores
  • Phoenix All Suites West
  • Royal Palms
  • Lighthouse Building
  • Crystal Shores
  • East Point Cottages
4. What is the beach like here?

The Hangout boasts some of the best beach views in the city! Located on the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico, the beaches behind The Hangout are known for their sparkling emerald waters, soft white sand, and stunning scenic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Seasonal lifeguard services are provided by the city between March and September, and for more information about Gulf Shores beach safety, click here.


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