Brunch the day away.

Brunch isn’t just a meal in Mobile, it’s a sport.

Spot of Tea

Mobilians take their Saturday and Sunday mornings pretty seriously. On any given weekend, you will find downtown filled with people on a mission for Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp and Grits or Spot of Tea’s Almost Famous Eggs Cathedral. Whether it’s open-air courtyards, laid back pubs, fancy dining rooms – whatever your pleasure, Mobile has it.

Callaghan's Brunch photo

Bloody Mary bars with every spice and topping you can imagine compliment the delicious entrees. Or, if champagne is your thing, we have you covered there too. Meet the Champangel from Cafe 615. She personally delivers your bottomless mimosas, keeps you happy and ensures your glass is never dry.

Champagne Angel

To top it all off, most establishments have live music – it’s no wonder why Mobile brunches can last well into the afternoon.

For a complete list of where to do brunch – visit http://www.mobilebay.org

Mobile on the Half Shell

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Scavenger Hunt. Two words that immediately take you back to your youth. Seriously, who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt?  We love them almost as much as we love oysters. Thankfully, the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program does too. So, the Oyster Trail began.  

To many in Mobile and coastal communities, the oyster is a seafood favorite. A project of the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program, The Oyster Trail is a fun, educational and public art trail throughout coastal Alabama.When you’re in Mobile, look for the large fiberglass oysters (you can’t miss them) that have been painted by artists throughout the area. You’ll find them on street corners, in parks, in lobbies, and many other public spaces – there are now sixteen of them!  

Downtown Mobile Oyster Trail Map

Each oyster has a fact plaque that includes important information about the oyster’s ecological and economic benefit to Mobile Bay.  Try to visit all of them and post your pictures to The Oyster Trail on Facebook. We’ll watch for them and then send you a prize for following the trail.

We’ve given you the Oyster Trail map, now here’s a sneak peak of two of the oysters you’ll be searching for throughout Downtown Mobile!

Happy hunting!       

Mobile on the Half Shell represents all things that make Mobile unique and special.

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Everybody say ‘BEER FEST’

It’s August and we know it can only mean one thing. It’s BEER FEST time.  On August 23rd the streets of downtown Mobile will be taken over by hops enthusiasts as they set out to “Drink Globally, Think Locally.”

This widely-popular event turns 17 this year and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. And this year, it’s all about craft beer—IPAs, Lagers, Stouts, Hefeweizens, Ciders, and beyond! Over 30 venues will be along the hops trail with over 100 different microbrews and imports from all over the world.

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Tickets are $25 at any participating venue for three hours of sampling.  However, here’s the kicker: tickets sell out. You don’t want to be the one left out.

The night of Beer Fest, patrons will be equipped with their souvenir tasting mug and a listing of all participating venues, and set free in search of their favorite craft beer, cider and other specialty brews.

For additional information including how to purchase your tickets, visit www.facebook.com/DauphinStreetBeerFestival.

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