20 Fun Things To Do At The Hangout!

Don’t dread taking the kids on vacation! There are plenty of fun, family-friendly things to do in Gulf Shores that grownups can enjoy, too. Here are some of our favorites.

More Than Just a Restaurant

The Hangout is the place for great food and family fun. Come enjoy live entertainment, relax around the fire pit, let the kids play, and share good times! The restaurant features full-service dining, beach access, and a courtyard with a ton-of-fun sand pile, foam pit, games, retail shopping, stages for live music and more.


Live Music and Upcoming Events

Where 59 Ends… and the Fun Begins!

The Hangout is family dining done right. We focus on fun, fresh and delicious Gulf Coast inspired favorites with a wide array of local seafood options. Our menu features seasonal seafood straight from the waters behind us & locally sourced ingredients. We serve lunch & dinner year round & breakfast during the summer.

Fresh Fun, Served Daily!

Famous for live music, we are also home to the Hangout Music Fest in May, our Pirates & Princesses Breakfast all summer long & the Oyster Cook-Off in November. Always fun with a touch of nostalgia, there's something for all ages.

Games, dancing, music, contests & entertainment start early in the morning and don't stop until closing during the summer at The Hangout. The foam machine revs up & kids (even adult-sized) run amuck through an avalanche of foamy bubbles. There's a gigantic sandbox, a fire pit, a giant shaka hand, a mermaid bar, vintage lunchboxes, rubber duckies, matchbox cars, Pez containers & a 15 foot wishing wall. We have hair braiding & henna tattoos. There is fun for everyone!

Adults mingle at the outdoor bar while grooving to live music from our outdoor stage. Big screen sports & a live DJ are daily attractions. Our large one stop gift shop is an attraction itself!

We have 20+ fun things to do! Our venue is lively & versatile, making it perfect for any occasion. The Hangout would be honored to coordinate all of the essential elements necessary for your event to exceed your expectations.

These are a few shows which take place at The Hangout:

  • 1. Birthdays

    There is one thing for certain. You have never been to a restaurant like The Hangout. There’s no better place for food, family & fun. One of our favorite things to celebrate are birthdays. We have a very unique & special way to recognize our birthdays of the month. That is a surprise! You will have to join us for dinner to see what the hype is all about.

  • 2. Party Crew Dynamics

    The party crew, all of our Hangout team members, loves to dance to songs like Cotton Eye Joe, Footloose, & Cupid Shuffle all summer long. After we see your dance moves, our crew will show you some of our footwork. Join in with us, and we will teach the moves!

  • 3. Pocket Scavenger Hunt

    One of the most popular competitions is the pocket scavenger hunt. It is something that the whole restaurant can participate in. Our host will call out items like: an out-of-state driver’s license, a left flip flop, or even a selfie with your server. The first person to bring that item receives a Hangout prize.

  • 4. Special Moments

    One of our favorite things to do at The Hangout is celebrate your special moments. If you are celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, a recent engagement / wedding, or a significant occasion of any kind, we would love to give you a special shoutout. We will work with you to make sure your special moment is magical! YOU are superstars and don’t forget it!

  • 5. Dance With Your Kids

    Last, but not least, is the chance to show us your dance moves! Moms, dads and kids are given the opportunity to get up ON…TO…THE…TABLE to show off their inner rock-star and create a moment you and your family will never forget!

That’s it! You’re ready to create memories and fun with your family and friends at The Hangout. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @thehangoutgs to keep up with everything going on all year long. We hope to see you soon and remember folks, it’s the PERFECT day to have the PERFECT day!

Get In Touch With Us

Call us at (251) 948-3030

Email us at name@thehangout.com

Vist us at 101 E. Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL


More than just great food and drinks!

No matter when you choose to visit, you and the kids can enjoy a wide range of fun activities:

  1. Make a wish on our Wish Wall!
  2. Visit The Hangout’s One-Stop Fun Shop- we have something for everyone.
  3. Visit the Logo Shop where you’ll find a style for every taste!
  4. Check out our cool collections: Matchbox Cars, Pez Dispensers, Vintage Lunch boxes, and our world-famous Rubber Duckies!
  5. Looking for a cold, sweet treat? Head to the ICE CREAM shop. Maybe you’ll find a pot of gold!
  6. Race up the sand and be King of the Hill, or crawl through the awesome tunnels below.
  7. Check out the huge Hangout chairs, perfect for single or group photos!
  8. Have a frosty beverage at one of our four bars.
  9. Put your toes in the sand!
  10. Take a fun picture in front of our giant shaka hand. Then share with friends and post online with our hashtag: #HangoutHappy
  11. Get a sudsy blast at our courtyard Foam Machine!
  12. Find your future, find ZOLTAR!
  13. Listen to the bands on the Hangout Stage and dance, dance, dance!
  14. Get a henna tattoo!
  15. Have your hair wrapped!
  16. Hangout in the dining room during a dynamic and show off your dancing skills!
  17. Try your luck at ring toss!
  18. Test your strength on the HangBar!
  19. Relax at our firepit.
  20. Come back in the morning for our Pirates & Princesses Breakfast and hunt for treasure!
*some activities only available in summer months

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