Everyone knows that you can find some of the world’s most devoted whiskey lovers on the Gulf Coast, but where are the wine aficionados? Probably at one of the top four wine bars — good places to find a variety of wines and of course, some pretty good music. If you have a trip to the Alabama coastline on the agenda, add one of these wine bars to your must-try list.
The Royal Scam
Fine dining and an extensive wine list is what The Royal Scam has to offer the curious. Located just a stone’s throw away from the Tensaw River and Mobile Bay, this vibrant wine bar is located at 72 S Royal Steet in downtown Mobile. From Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 10:30 pm, you can sip and taste dozens of wines in the cozy interior or in the spacious courtyard.
Red O White
With two locations, one in Fairhope and one in Mobile, Red O White serves a bevvy of wines, pizzas and antipasto samplers. In Fairhope, you can find Red O White at 323A Del La Mare and you can call them at 251-990-0003. Find this wine and gourmet club in Mobile at 1801 Old Shell Road and their number is 251-478-9494. So what can you expect? Each club is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 am to 8:00pm. From parties to six course meals, you can find the elegant and the simple at Red O White.
The Firehouse Wine Bar & Shop
If you want to soak in some ambiance and a good glass of wine, stop by the Firehouse Wine Bar & Shop. The old brick and deep, red woods of the old firehouse make a delightful background for a small, intimate party. You’ll find the Firehouse at 216 St. Francis Street in Mobile, Alabama in the old Mobile Hook & Ladder Station, near delightful Bienville Sqare they offer over 100 varieties of wines and beers.
Sunset Cork Room
At the Sunset Cork Room, visitors get the chance to try a variety of wine pairings. Sip a deep red and gnosh on a rich chocolate truffle. Try the lamb too! Sunset Cork Room is located at 225 E 16th Avenue in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Call 251-967-4773 for information about booking a party or reserving a spot.
You may be surprised by the friendliness of these southern wine bars. Put them on your checklist the next time you visit coastal Alabama.