The 7 Best Places for Crave-Worthy Cocktails in Orange Beach

Eva Faircloth - June 26, 2023

With its vibrant bays, sugar-white sands, and stunning waterfront sunsets, Orange Beach is a place of intoxicating bliss. If you’re looking for a little more relaxation during your stay, a handcrafted cocktail or local craft beer can help you sink into a vacation state of mind. Whether you’re a margarita maven, a martini maestro, or a cosmopolitan connoisseur, our slice of paradise has something for everyone – and they’re all close at hand when you stay at Turquoise Place.

Change of Pace

Few things beat a poolside cocktail, and Change of Pace at Turquoise Place provides just what you need for sipping and sunning. Belly up to the bar and ask for your favorite drink or ask about the day’s drink special for fun concoctions featuring everything from popsicles soaking up your libations to breakfast cocktails.

Coast Restaurant

First up is Coast, our sister resort’s on-site restaurant and a local favorite for fine cocktails and specialty spirits. You can order at the bar and sit out on the veranda to sip delicious drinks with a salty beach breeze and waterfront views. From mules and martinis to bourbon-based concoctions, there’s a cocktail for everyone at Coast. You can also choose from an extensive wine and beer list or the brown water menu, which features an expanded whiskey and scotch collection and wood smoked options.

CoastAL Orange Beach

One of the newest restaurants on the Alabama Gulf Coast, CoastAL has made a big reputation for its open-air bar and beachfront views. CoastAL Beach Bar is right on the sand and serves signature cocktails guests can enjoy as you listen to live music and rolling Gulf waves. Try their version of The Bushwhacker, a booze-y milkshake that tastes like a creamy, chocolate pina colada.

Big Beach Brewing

We can’t forget you craft beer connoisseurs! Big Beach Brewing Company is a local treasure that boasts a 10-barrel brewing system, six on-site fermenters, and a tank to tap operation that offers the freshest craft beer on the coast. Lounge in the open-air taproom to sample 12 exclusive taps; we recommend the Area 251 Hazy IPA, a hoppy blend with a tropical taste that goes down like orange juice.

The Gulf

A hip beach bar with cocktails as colorful as its shipping-container exterior, The Gulf is the go-to place for Insta-worthy drinks. They’re known for cocktails almost too pretty to drink, like their scratch-made mojitos that are made fresh to order and muddled on-site. Try the Seasonal Berry Mojito, their best-selling blend of fresh lime, berries, and mint that are muddled together and topped with a dash of simple syrup, light-aged rum, and a splash of club soda.

8 Reale Speakeasy

Hidden behind a secret vault door that only opens with the right password, 8 Reale Speakeasy is not your average bar. The opulent space boasts a wide variety of ultra-premium sprits, from rare bourbons and wines to cordials made by master mixologists. Their signature cocktail recipes are carefully guarded, but they’ll tell you what to expect with adjectives like “smokey”, “balanced”, and “tart”. Find the daily password on their Facebook page to try it out for yourself.

Bonus: The Liquor Cabinet

Why settle for just any cocktail when you can become your own bartender? Visit The Liquor Cabinet at The Wharf in Orange Beach, where you’ll find a vast selection of top brands and unique small-batch liquors. Skip the restaurant and create craft cocktails at your condo, with everything you need conveniently available in one place. From premium spirits to mixers and provisions, The Liquor Cabinet is your go-to destination for elevated drink experiences.

There you have it – the six best places for cocktails in Orange Beach. And speaking of best places, Turquoise Place is a perfect choice for an intoxicating beach vacation. With a dizzying array of luxe amenities and one of the best spots on the beach, every hour is a happy one when you stay with Spectrum Resorts. Book your stay today!