With the seasons changing and the sun setting earlier, your beach days are getting limited. Not to worry, we’ve got great news! While our beaches are the most beautiful on the Emerald Coast, South Walton offers more than just sugar-white sand. Leave the kiddies at home and instead, sample the sugar-rimmed drinks at some of our favorite places to be after 7 p.m.
Tommy Bahamas Restaurant and Bar
Step inside this gorgeous restaurant and bar and immediately be transported to ‘island time.’ Their version of happy hour is now extended to every day from 3 p.m.-7 p.m., the perfect pregame to your night out in South Walton. Enjoy eclectic, island-inspired fare featuring fresh seafood, juicy steaks, and their twists on tapas classics. Try one of their signature cocktails like the mango habanero margarita or the coconut cloud martini to get you grooving. Tommy Bahamas Restaurant and Bar is in the heart of Grand Boulevard Sandestin Town Center, across from Grand Park.
Two words: Dueling Pianos. If you’ve never been to a dueling piano bar, you’re in for a treat. You’ll find two or more musicians, playing grand pianos, while singing songs suggested by the audience. Rum Runners, located inside Sandestin’s Village of Baytown Wharf, is a hot spot for this wildly entertaining show. Part concert, part comedy show, you’ll enjoy every note, pun, and sip from their extensive rum-based drinks menu. Order the generously portioned crab cakes or blacked chicken alfredo as you inevitably sing along to Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing.’
For the night-lifers who are also wine lovers, you’ll want to check out Vin’tij Food and Wine. Award-winning and locally owned, this custom-crafted eatery is full of unique design details that almost distract you from the growing dinner and wine options. Now serving breakfast and lunch, for 20 years, Vin’tij has always been famous for the gourmet entrees paired with the perfect glass of wine. Request a seat outside as you dine on the pecan chicken with parmesan grits or the seasonally inspired fish of the day and take in the experience of Grand Boulevard.
Make it a Staycation
Turn your night out into a weekend getaway or staycation at either Grand Boulevard hotel! Book your stay at Courtyard Sandestin, Residence Inn Sandestin, or Hyatt Place Sandestin for an experience like no other. Our large roomy suites, fresh breakfast, free wifi, and more will have you happily staying in the next morning.