Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Hangout

One of the more popular places on the beach in Gulf Shores, AL is a bar/restaurant called The Hangout.  It has a large outdoor fenced in area,  it's own sandy beach, tables, dancing room and a stage.  This is probably where the concert is going to be in May.  The concert being the Hangout Beach Music and Art Festival.  I just found out today that both of my sisters are coming for the event.  That's going to be so much fun. 

When you first walk into The Hangout, the first thing you see are all of these paper lanterns hanging over the front desk.  They are Fabulous!

The two times that I had breakfast here, we sat down here at the high tables.  If you sit at the tall tables you can see the ocean.  When the weather is nice (and not cold as it was this particular day) the windows roll up like a garage door and let the ocean breeze in.

The lunch box wall was so much fun!  One of the owners of the restaurant told me that this is her lunch box collection.  I stood looking at this wall for a long time - just taking it all in.  The Hardy Boys, Flipper, Emergency (my favorite!), Pac Man, Match Box Cars and so many others.  Each time I saw a cool one, there was another cool one right next to it. 

Look!  It's School House Rock and the Partridge Family!

This is the large dining room.   It looks so homey and comfortable and that furniture is very comfortable. 

Look up, do you see that giant wheel in the sky?

It's a big fan.  Well, if you enlarge the photo, you'll see that it's actually a big ass fan! haha  too funny. 

I asked about the artist who made all of the word signs seen throughout the restaurant, but the woman's name that I wrote down did not give me any results when I searched for her. 

I was told that if you liked the artwork, you can buy it right off the wall.    Have lunch and take home the art hanging over your table :) 

I just found out that we are a go for the concert in May.  My sisters will be traveling down to Gulf Shores while my Mom takes on the task of watching my three nieces.   I'm so excited for the sisters week, but yet I'm a little bummed that I won't see the kids. I think that my sister Alison might have been worn to a thread if she had to haul those girls in the car and then try to go to a three day concert, too.  My Mom is going to be tired, but I bet she'll have fun. 

Thanks Mom!!!  Can't wait to see you Alison and Hillary. 

If you are ever in Gulf Shores, stop by The Hangout (breakfast is great - that's the only time I've gone, so far) and the view is awesome.



Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I have seen that same art at Three Sheet and At HOme in Homewood, if that helps.

The Hangoout will be THE place to be in May. But its always a place to be.

Y'all are going to have a BLAST!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

That same kind of fan cools my Nephew-in-law's Coast Guard hanger too!

Condo Blues said...

I'm digging the lunchbox wall. Yay SchoolHouse Rock!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

One of these days I'm going to visit my brother & his family up in Pensacola and I'll have to meet up with you too!

Just Breathe said...

That really looks like a fun place to go. How exciting to be going for the concert. Love the paper lanterns.

Shutterbug8162 said...

Oooh, I have a pac man lunch box in the basement that would go great on that walll... oh wait I see they have one already. oh well.

very cool place, did I ever tell you how much i like your posts about different locations, its like being there.

Loria said...

what a cool place - Love the lunchbox wall - Raye just bought a "lion king" lunch box off Ebay and uses it for her school lunch - she's a junior LOL.