I had so much fun making my youtube video of my favorite place ever! So I thought I’d make a blog post as well, that way you guys can have a tangible list! I recommend screen shotting this blog post for refer back too!
Like in my video I’m going to start in…
Black Bear Bread Co.
The aesthetic is 10/10 it has a coastal modern vibe without trying to hard, which is easy to do when you’re going coastal. They have THE BEST avocado toast, coffee, tea, and homemake all of these pastries/breads! There is such a good loungey vibe in there. I could sit there forever!! They also make an amazing mimosa (fresh squeezed) the only catch is they are $10 so I usually only order ONE and thats IF I’m splurging! They did JUST START doing a happy hour and they have organic sulfate free wines only so I’m excited to check that out ASAP! They also now serve raw oysters which I happen to be a big fan of so I will soon be making an afternoon instead of breakfast stop here! Anyways its hands down one of my FAVORITE 30a spots and is a MUST DO when you’re in the area!
Nanboo Noodle Bar
This place is the essence of cool! On the inside it feel like its straight out of Brooklyn! They usually play hiphop, and the Japanese esque art work makes the aesthetic a 10/10 for me! The most import part THE FOOD is amazing!! 30A NEEDED a noodle bar, and this one is DELICIOUS! Probably top 2 romen I’ve ever had! Also they have hand made dumplings of the day with the yummiest flavor combos! I also can’t not mention their pork buns!!! ommggg! SO GOOD! Also they have Sriracha POPCORN!!!! Its SO GOOD! They also carry a yummy cheap Japanese beer I think its called tiger? or something?? but it pares perfectly with there food to me!
RIP this place was MAGIC! The red lights, the jazzy band, the plethora of HUGE melted candles everywhere, ALL the memorabilia, the chandlers and disco balls, there was NO PLACE like it in the world! (and don’t even get me started on the food) Unfortunately this enchanted establishment burnt down at the end of 2018. FORTUNATELY! This place will be reopened Memorial Day weekend this year, and the owner is working his hardest to bring the same exact charm, and mystique back! They are using the original floor plans, and everything! Now lets get to the food! The servers walk around with a chalk board with 5 itdx
Modica Market– This place is my favorite grocery store in the entire world, its small and so freaking cute! It looks like something you might see in Europe (from what I imagine) They have the most amazing deli as well. You can’t order wrong here, but you REALLY need to get a fresh squeezed mimosa while you are here! I usually get the BIGGEST one they have and walk around the town with it.
Bud and Alleys– This place is a perfect sunset watching spot, but the food isn’t my favorite. Don’t get me wrong the food is good but if you have limited time there are other restaurants that the food is wow worthy, so I would wouldn’t do a meal here. Drinks and sunset, YES! You can sit back and watch the sun over the ocean with a drink or beer in hand. This is more of a beer place I think.
Raw & Juicy- This place is good, its a food truck! They have a ton of healthy food, fresh juices, smoothies its pretty much all vegan. They have super yummy acai bowls, and in the summer have coconuts they cut open and will add some alcohol too!( They also have a stand alone store front in Alys beach as well)
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Fish out of Water: FOOW has THE best happy hour on 30a period! I know I said in my video you could skip this one but I’ve thinking about it and if its a nice day you REALLY should go to there happy hour! The view is out of this world!!! The drinks are good! Not my absolute favorite but still SUPER YUM!
Wine Bar: This place is a great go to! They have an awesome Happy Hour as well! There’s is the first happy hour on 30a meaning it actually starts when it opens! The food is good as well! If we want to drink early we usually time it where we have some happy hour win here before heading to FOOW, since they are directly across the street from each other! The aesthetic is crisp, and slightly laid back for the area!
Caliza Pool- This place is a SHOW STOPPER!! The aesthetic is Morocco meets Greece at the beach. Its breath takingly beautiful!!!! The food is AMAZING too and the drinks are so yum!!! I could sit there all dayyyy Also they have an AWESOME happy hour too!!! They close in the winter time though and unless you are staying in Albs beach you don’t have access to the pool! But you can still eat and drink here!
NEAT- This place is special to me! Not only am I obsessed with there craft cocktails, but there small bite are super yum too!! The aesthetic is coastal and neutrals but with pops of red and a modern vibe! I could literally sit here ALL DAY and I have hahaha! They also do Wine and Song every Tuesday! Its a set price for 3 or 4 wines I believe and live acoustic music! So fun and relaxing!! They pour at your pace so as long as you are it in the time frame you won’t miss out on this deal!
George- This place reminds me of something you would see in like nantucket, or Watersound lol! Its beautiful, and the food is in the running for my favorite on 30a! ITS DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFULLLL You can sit inside or outside, if its a pretty day I recommend outside! *Please try the crab saladddd you will be thanking me later I promise
The Pearl Roof Top (Havana Bar)- LOUNGE CITY! lol But for real! There is NOTHING like sitting in the cabanas upstairs at the pearl, or by the fire pits in the winter! They have a great happy hour! I recommend the Frosè (they say its like 1 bottle of rose in one cup!) imagine sitting under a white cabana over looking the BEAUTY that is Rosemary Beach. You feel like you are in Europe!
The Pearl Inside Bar and restaurant- The inside bar feels like home to me! Probably because they have the BEST bartenders! Erin, Zach, Sire! but honestly all of them! They change the drink menu quarterly, and they are always coming up with something creative and yummy! Its also SO cozy up there! Anytime I’m in town I have to stop by and grab a drink, they have a great happy hour as well, along with YUMMY happy hour food! Get the pimento cheese!!!!
Pescado- Might me my most favorite…. you just cannot beat the view, the food, and the drinks are amazinggg as well!! Also the decor in there is really thoughtfully done. Its very coastal, with fresh neutrals, and the softest pops of color. The food I could go on and go about, you cannot order wrong here, and one of my most favorite bartenders ever Tatiana works there!! She is the best!! UGH Please go here for a sunset or a dreamy brunch, but know you will NEED a reservation, thats how special this place is, unless you are in the dead of off season it will be packed!
La Crema- ohhhhh THE CHOCOLATE FONDUE!! I have dreams about there milk chocolate fondu with a peanut butter swirl! They also have good food but are mostly know for there desserts, for good reason because they are out of this world! Its the perfect way to make an even out of dessert! LOVE the romantic beachy decor! Its screams Malibu to me!! You have to go share a bottle of wine and dessert!!
Paradis- The food at this romantic slice of heaven is out of this world! I am still thinking about the Ahi tuna dish I had here! The crust was just that memorable YUMMM Its mysterious romantically and perfect for an intimate dinner! The decor isn’t so much m y styler but its still STELLAR!
Shaka Noodle Bar- So this is a noodle bar, and I’ve had there ramen it is good but the real winner here is the SUSHI!! The sushi is AMAZING!! They have this one roll with bacon I believe its called the maverick? I don’t know but its SO FREAKING GOOD!! I love the decor in there and the food is AWESOME! Its my favorite sushi in the WORLD RN!!! They also have Sake Cocktails!!!!! They are AMAZING and refreshing!!!
Well I hope this helped you! Honestly 30A is such a magical place! Thank you for letting me share!!