Nightlife

Uncommon Bartop Sophistication Found at Fish Out Of Water

I have found my new favorite cocktail. Okay, maybe I found more than one. My recent visit to Fish Out of Water was truly an eye-opening and tasty experience. 

As I walked up the stairs I felt like I had stepped into a sophisticated, uber-metropolitan venue.  I found a seat and was greeted by beverage manager John Ryckert. He suggested the Something Good and Strawberry Lemonade - both from the signature cocktail list. Each turned out to be delicious and refreshing. 

The Red Bar and the Hot SoWal Summer

It's been one of the busiest summers in South Walton history. The cars full of visitors have come in waves just like the surf in the gulf, but there's no lull in the visitor waves until school starts back in Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans Houston...

Meawhile the crowds clamor for the food and fun times at the Red Bar in Grayton Beach. Can you call it a hidden gem? Almost anyone who has heard of SoWal has heard of the Red Bar. But if you get a puzzled look from someone when you mention Grayton Beach in Chicago then you better believe the Red Bar is a hidden gem to them.

SoWal Mixologist: Shannon Davis at Great Southern in Seaside

Shannon Davis at Great Southern is one of my favorite bartenders on Scenic 30a.  I’ve never seen her without a smile and a great story to tell. 

One of the great cocktails that Shannon serves up is her signature drink, the S.O.S. It’s made with Stoli Limon Vodka, Peach Schnapps, freshly squeezed orange and a splash of Red Bull.  It is so refreshing on a hot day!

Speaking of peach, it seems to be on trend with Shannon and the other bartenders at Great Southern. You have the Peach Bellini (with whipped cream) and the Peach Mojito just to name a couple. 

723 Whiskey Bravo Rises in the Heart of Seagrove

On the spot where the old Wheelhouse Restaurant stood for many years has risen a modern restaurant/bar in the heart of Seagrove. They hope to be ready to have a soft opening this weekend.The classic and clean lines of the building seem to fit right in with the mod cottages across the street at Seagrove Villas Motel.

Editor's Note - Skip & Victoria decided to close 723 Whiskey Bravo in May 2020.

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