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The Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama: Complete Review

Updated on April 20, 2017

Hang Out at "The Hangout"

The Hangout is on the main strip in Gulf Shores, Alabama and it's home to thousands of visitors each year both local and tourists. Food, music and spirits are a major part of The Hangout.

Another nice addition is the seating arrangement. If you sit by the windows when you eat then your view is that of the ocean,

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Live Music at The Hangout

Live bands constantly perform at The Hangout in Gulf Shores especially during the summer months.,
Live bands constantly perform at The Hangout in Gulf Shores especially during the summer months., | Source

Live Music!

The Hangout plays host to constant music and they have an excellent sound system. Sometimes a D.J. comes out and plays music but on weekends live bands play for the audience.

The bar is large and their is a dance floor for dancing and several pool tables and dart boards are located at the venue. The venue is roomy and everything is spaced out well.

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A View of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Menu Overview From "The Hangout"

Appetizers: A huge selection of starters highlight this area of food. Just some of the items include: stuffed roasted mushrooms, chicken wings, gumbo, fried calamari, fried pickles, tuna and Hummus. Rating: 9.5

Sandwiches: The Hangout is known in part by their humongous and tasty cheeseburgers but they serve much more than that. Some of the best items on the menu are: Panini's, PO Boy sandwiches, Blackened grouper fish sandwiches, Greek wraps and of course the famous burgers. One burger called the Bacon Egg Cheeseburger sounds weird but it's tremendously tasty and it has bacon, egg and cheese on the hamburger. Rating: 9

Main Courses: A nice section of meals including crab claws, BBQ ribs, bacon wrapped sea scallops, fried chicken, stuffed trout and the Hangout specialty called Hangout Jambalaya which is delicious and the ingredients are: Shrimp, Sausage, Chicken Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, and Rice. Rating: 9.5

Side Dishes: The sides get a high rank because they have a good selection and several items that's hard to find at restaurants. The side dishes include: Creole Rice, Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Black Beans, French Fries, Mac and Cheese and mashed Potatoes and Gravy. Rating: 9

Seafood: They specialize in Oysters and they are delicious and cooked multiple ways in butter and special seasonings including: Baked, stuffed and even chilled. Rating: 8

Salads: They serve four salads and they are all unique and delicious. The Peking Duck salad has roasted duck, Caesar Shrimp has grilled and chilled shrimp, Mahi Mahi salad has grilled mahi mahi fish and the Alabama Cobb salad has bacon, eggs and cucumbers inside of it. Everything is fresh and different . The only complaint is that they do not offer but four salads. Rating: 9


The Restaurant at The Hangout

The Hangout serves all types of food and beverages to suit everyone. The seating area is roomy and very comfortable.
The Hangout serves all types of food and beverages to suit everyone. The seating area is roomy and very comfortable. | Source

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Famous rock bands such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers have performed live at music fest at The Hangout.
Famous rock bands such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers have performed live at music fest at The Hangout. | Source

The Hangout Music Festival

The Hangout sponsors a music festival each year and famous music groups from all over attend. Some of the music is performed at the club but most of the concert action happens on the beach which is awesome.

Some great musicians have played at the music fest including: Outkast, Jack Johnson and The Black Keys in 2014. Thousands of fans swarmed the beach and the streets to rock hard.

The music fest supports a wide variety of music including: Rock, Hip Hop, Country and pop.

The Hangout

The Hangout features live bands, great food and a fantastic atmosphere. People of all ages and races come together to party at The Hangout.,
The Hangout features live bands, great food and a fantastic atmosphere. People of all ages and races come together to party at The Hangout., | Source

Fantastic Restaurants in Gulf Shores

Mikee's Seafood
Bahama Bob's Beachside Cafe
Gulf Island Grill
Ribs and Reds
The Hangout
Papa Rocco's
Old World Italian Bakery
Tequila Mexican Restaurant
 
 
 
 
These are eight restaurants that I would definitely give a thumbs up to because they are excellent.

Sandy White Gulf Shores Beaches

Gulf Shores, Alabama has beautiful beaches and an endless ocean.
Gulf Shores, Alabama has beautiful beaches and an endless ocean. | Source

Beautiful Beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores is known for their sandy white beaches more than anything. It's Alabama's number one destination for summer fun at the beach. Their are so many beach activities at this Bama beach but below are the most common and most popular.

1. Getting Some Sun: Laying out and getting a tan is always relaxing. Be sure and use sun tanning lotion.

2. Surfing: Surfing can be dangerous but it's also entertaining to participate in or kust to watch as a spectator.

3. Fishing: You can go deep sea fishing or just fish off the local pier into the ocean.

4. Sailing: Sight Seeing at its finest!

5. Beach Volleyball: A classic beach sport that never gets old.

6. Swimming: Swimming is fun but watch out for sharks.

7. Snorkeling: Find out what's all in the ocean and it's fun to do with family and friends.

8. Scuba Diving: There is nothing like diving in the ocean because their is no telling what you will find.

9. Helicopter Ride: Copter rides are offered during the summer and they take you over the water and the beach.

10. Dune Buggy Rides: Ride the buggy on the beach like your on BayWatch.

A Hangout Festival

This festival featured music, hoola hoop contest and BBQ cookouts all over the place serving burgers, chicken and hotdogs.
This festival featured music, hoola hoop contest and BBQ cookouts all over the place serving burgers, chicken and hotdogs. | Source

Entertainment at The Hangout

You never know what entertainment besides music is gonna be scheduled at The Hangout. They have an annual Oyster Cook Off and if you love oysters then you will love the cooking it this event.

Most Holidays the club decorates up nicely especially for Christmas, New Years and Halloween.

Final Thoughts......

Overall, The Hangout has a great music selection, great DJ's and even better live acts. The food choices and their taste are above standard. The atmosphere is always electric in the summer and obviously on Friday and saturday nights. The only real drawbacks to The Hangout are it gets to busy and they need to hire more help. Now they can't help it's busy but they could be more personable with more workers. Having said all of that The Hangout in Gulf Shores still ranks a 9 out of 10 because of all the fun and entertainment located inside the walls.

Overall Score: 9 out of 10

Ariel Video of Gulf Shores

Clips From "The Hangout"

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      Buster Johnson 3 years ago from Alabama

      Its very entertaining and it has great food.

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      Barbara Badder 3 years ago from USA

      I shared this with my daughter, since she lived there at one time. She said they were there many times and loved it.