Celebrate Summer at Bud & Alley's Waterfront Restaurant

July 22, 2014 by SoWal Staff

The new Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant in Panama City Beach is heating up summer with a full series of special events, promotions and a live music showcase. The place is hot and the location on Grand Lagoon has spectacular views of the water with lots of activities all around. The location in the heart of the working waterfront is just steps from the Lighthouse Marina, and next to Captain Anderson’s.

Ocean Week  Florida's Ocean Week is July 21-27. To celebrate Bud & Alley’s is showcasing the funky, soulful sounds of Nashville’s Deep Fried 5, who will be performing two nights (Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.) with a $5 cover. Ladies dressed in blue receive a complimentary glass of champagne. Proceeds from the concerts will benefit the Man and the Sea Museum. Come see historic pieces on display at Bud & Alley’s and make a contribution during Ocean Week. 

Ladies Night Every Friday evening beginning at 4 p.m. ladies lining the Bud & Alley’s Rooftop Deck Bar receive Happy Hour drink prices all night, $5 off pizza, half price appetizers, and nightly specialty drinks designed just for ladies.
Full Moon Over Grand Lagoon | Saturday, Aug. 9 When the sun goes down, it’s time for moonlight madness. August's supermoon will be the closet the moon comes to the earth all year and will be the most amazing of moons for 2014. If you are 21 or over head to Bud & Alley’s beautiful Rooftop Deck for a “moonshine” party where you will enjoy Happy Hour prices from 9 to 11 p.m., our very own Lagoonshines cocktail for $3 and live entertainment beginning at 9 p.m. by Haley & Alexis, a hot country rock band from Atlanta.

Girls’ Night Out — Every Third Friday beginning Aug. 15 Gather your gal pals for the grandest of ladies nights at Bud & Alley’s. On the third Friday of each month from 7 p.m. to close we will transform the Rooftop Deck and Marina Club into a must-not-miss social event. Enjoy live music by Barry Fish (7 to 10 p.m.) along with Happy Hour drink prices all night, specialty drinks, $5 off pizza, half price appetizers, prizes and more. Followed by the hottest dance party on the beach with DJ NYU. Proceeds to benefit the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center. Proper dress is required and you must be 21 to enter.

Locals Club & Enews Sign Up  If you are a Florida resident, you can enjoy the inside scoop on special offers and discounts and be the first to hear about special events as a member of the Bud & Alley’s Locals Club. Membership is free of charge. Register at But you don’t have to be a local to receive all the latest news, register for Bud & Alley’s Enews on the homepage at

Happy Hour Sunset Celebration  Every day at Bud & Alley’s is a celebration. It is a longtime tradition to gather on the rooftop deck and ring the vintage bell to mark the end of another beautiful day on the Historic Grand Lagoon. Guess the exact time the sun sets and win a complimentary cocktail.

Live Music Showcase From jazz and funk to rock and roll and rhythm and blues, Bud & Alley’s presents a great line up of live entertainment performed by talented performers hailing from right here in Northwest Florida to all over the Southeast and beyond. Live entertainment is from 5 to 9 p.m. (unless noted otherwise). DJs perform from on Friday (DJ NYU) and Saturday nights (Lady Muse) beginning at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge with the exception of some special charity events. The line up through September follows:

July Lineup  
JUL 17 | Reed Waddle
JUL 18 | Kyle Lamonica
JUL 19 | Sean Flood
JUL 20 | Tom Devoursney
JUL 24 | Southern Sunday
JUL 25 | Ocean Week Party with Deep Fried, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. ($5 cover with proceeds benefitting the Man and the Sea Museum)
JUL 26 | Ocean Week Party with Deep Fried, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. ($5 cover with proceeds benefitting the Man and the Sea Museum)
JUL 27 | Tom Devoursney
JUL 31 | Reed Waddle

August Lineup AUG 1  | Chip Lyons AUG 2  | Reed Waddle AUG 7  | Robby Walton AUG 8  | Reed Waddle AUG 9  | Full Moon Over Grand Lagoon with Haley & Alexis AUG 10 | Chip Lyons AUG 14 | Robby Walton AUG 15 | Girls’ Night Out with Barry Fish 7-10 p.m. DJ NYU to close AUG 16 | Reed Waddle AUG 21 | Sean Flood AUG 22 | Reed Waddle AUG 23 | Sean Flood AUG 24 | Chip Lyons AUG 28 | Robby Walton AUG 29 | Mojo Rising  AUG 30 | Marc Harris & Mojo Rising  AUG 31 | Barry Fish

September Lineup SEPT 4  | Chip Lyons
SEPT 5  | Reed Waddle
SEPT 6  | Robby Walton
SEPT 7  | Reed Waddle
SEPT 11 | Chip Lyons
SEPT 12 | Jessica Williams
SEPT 13 | Koncrete Soul
SEPT 14 | Barry Fish
SEPT 18 | Nikki Taylor & Jason Sharp
SEPT 19 | Sean Flood | Girls' Night Out
SEPT 20 | Nikki Taylor & Jason Sharp
SEPT 21 | Robby Walton
SEPT 25 | Chip Lyons
SEPT 26 | Barry Fish
SEPT 27 | Sean Flood
SEPT 28 | Barry Fish

Founded in 1986 in Seaside, Florida, Bud & Alley’s has become a revered gathering place by local patrons and visitors known for “Good Food. Good People. Good Times.” It is also well known for its Happy Hour Sunset Celebrations, which have become a popular daily tradition for locals and visitors alike. Bud & Alley’s is top Florida restaurant and a Florida Trend magazine Golden Spoon Hall of Fame Award winner. For more information on Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant & Marina Club Rooftop Bar, call (850) 249-2111 and visit


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