Home » Mobile, Alabama: Crawfish, Craft Beers & Cocktails

As the azaleas bloom brightly and temperatures rise, Mobile, Alabama, transforms into a celebration of cultural heritage, art, history and the outdoors, inviting travelers to explore their curiosities and passions. As one of the oldest cities on the Gulf Coast, Mobile is home to many long-standing traditions. For example, Mardi Gras, originally established in Mobile, paints the city purple and gold every year. Traditions are also regularly infused into the city’s landscape through seasonal beverages and fresh caught seafood, especially in the springtime.

Each Spring, there’s one seasonal delicacy on every Southerner’s mind: crawfish. There are appetizers, entrees and loads of crawfish being boiled and sold by the pound. The South clearly takes crawfish season seriously. If picking up a sack of fresh caught crawfish, shrimp, or oysters and hosting a boil in your own backyard isn’t on your agenda, our restaurants have got you covered. Begin your adventure surrounded by gameday hype at Heroes Sports Bar & Grille, where crawfish are served in a creamy spinach dip with warm toasted pita. For those seeking a more laid-back experience, Wintzell’s Oyster House offers a signature crawfish-infused sauce over a variety of dishes, and their acclaimed seafood gumbo pairs perfectly with their freshly shucked oysters. If you’re looking for some heavenly handheld options, you’ll love the fried soft-shell crab po’boy from Debris Po-Boys & Drinks.

Dinner wouldn’t be complete without a view. Add a taste of local flair and a stunning view of Mobile Bay at Felix’s Fish Camp. In addition to the variety of daily fresh catch options, the restaurant’s seasoned and sauteed crawfish tails are a must-try for those searching for a medley of Gulf Coast flavors. The waterfront setting adds an extra layer of charm to the dining experience. Dauphin’s crawfish and beurre blanc Delta Cakes are complemented by panoramic views of Mobile’s skyline from the 34th floor of the RSA Tower.

Beer and crawfish go hand in hand. Mobile’s award-winning craft breweries carry an array of drafts, cans and bottles that complement the local dishes in the area while matching the tastes of guests. Mobile’s oldest brew house, Iron Hand Brewing, specializes in British-style ales. For those who prefer to match Gulf Coast’s flavor and culture while prioritizing sustainability, Braided River Brewing Company is the ideal spot. One of their core brews, “Hoppy By Nature,” features notes of mango, pineapple and grapefruit. The refreshing taste of Oyster City Brewing Company’s flagship and seasonal drinks adds to the longing of sunny days ahead. This indoor/outdoor pub provides enough space for you and your crew to beat the Mobile heat in the taproom or enjoy a spring day with local food trucks on the partially covered patio.

Once the cravings have been satisfied and the beer has been enjoyed, it’s time to venture into Mobile’s entertainment district for some refreshing cocktails and mocktails. The Royal Scam, a popular and upscale spot known for its eclectic cocktail selection, offers the perfect setting to unwind near the buzz of downtown Mobile’s nightlife. Try the “Black Cadillac” from Squid Ink Eclectic Eats & Drinks, a bubbly gin beverage with a splash of real squid ink. Complete the evening at the Haberdasher, where a team of skilled mixologists serves modern takes on old classics and libations.

Spring enhances the flavors of Mobile. Coastal dishes, brews and cocktails set the tone for the upcoming season and create a signature experience like no other. Every bite and sip are celebrations of the diverse and vibrant spirit of Mobile. Cheers to good times, unique cuisine and a warm Spring welcome on the Gulf Coast.

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