Sample different varieties of coffee or simply meet up with your friends at the Satori Coffeehouse. This friendly coffeehouse offers you a relaxed atmosphere where you can have endless rounds of your favorite coffee. The free wireless internet access makes it even better for students or people who can work while hanging around here. With coffee, guests can savor tempting treats like Breakfast Burrito, Roast Beef Croissant, hand made wrap varieties or grilled sandwiches. If caffeine is not on your mind and you are above 21 years of age, Satori boasts of an excellent drinks menu that includes beers and wines. That's not it, this local cafe also promotes local art and artists, thereby it hosts live music concerts, poetry reading sessions and similar other events on a regular basis. Call for more details.
Be on the look out for a brick red building with a black mule painted on the side while driving down North Claiborne Street. This lovely restaurant specializes in Cajun and Creole cuisine such as the "Jackass" chicken sandwich, Bayou burger, Cajun boudin wrap and Blind Mule Bake being poplar favorites. Dine outside under scattered umbrellas in a lively courtyard that features hand-painted murals and a quaint water fountain. The rustic and minimal interior conveys a warm and cozy atmosphere. The upstairs attic comes alive with an eclectic music scene that sees local live bands perform occasionally.
Felix's Fish Camp Grill is well-known for its seafood. Dine on softshell crab, seafood gumbo, stuffed flounder, oysters any way you want them, and even turtle soup! Apart from the excellent food, a chief attraction is the panoramic location. The restaurant is situated on the water and has lovely scenic views of Mobile Bay. To make your visit memorable, book seats around sunset time. There's also a souvenir shop and a boat house bar where you can enjoy live music.
The Listening Room is a local music venue that hosts both local and national artists in an intimate and quiet setting. The venue is geared towards creating the perfect dialogue between the audience and the musicians, where each lyric or chord tells a story waiting to be heard. Local performers like Darrell McIntyre, Randy Branch and Melody Duncan have played here. You can enjoy an evening of great music, accompanied by fine wine or beer as refreshment. The vibe is mellow, and it's a nice place to soak in the beautiful melodies created by these talented artists.
Serda's Coffee Co. has risen from humble origins to become Mobile's best coffee shop. Founder John Serda originally founded Quetzal Coffee Co. in Costa Rica, but after orders from the United States began piling up, he moved back to his hometown of Mobile. Since then Serda's has exploded onto the scene, with locals flocking to the cafe to pick up lovingly curated coffee grown on micro-plots in Central America. Serda's is fanatic about the quality of their coffee and, if pressed, will discuss the pedigree of each roast on offer. The food here is just as exceptional, matching quality ingredients such as Boar's Head meats with fresh breads and local produce. Stop in to Serda's and see exactly why Mobile residents are raving about this new location.
Despite the rather strange name, this gem of a bar manages to attract people by the droves every evening. On offer is an exceptional selection of beers on tap along with house-made margaritas. The bar is also home to Dauphin Street Taqueria, a fantastic Mexican restaurant with its own loyal clientele. The large patio has great live music every night.
The four-diamond Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel is located in the downtown area of the city. The hotel's Fathoms Lounge is a popular choice for those looking forward to unwinding after a hard day of work. Relax on the patio by the fire as the professional mixologists stir up some innovative cocktails, allowing the cucumber gin martini be your first choice. The list of wines is extensive and features a few imported labels as well. The lounge serves small plates of yummy appetizers. You could also try other light eats like the cheesy turkey club wrap, or sweat it out with a portion of the fiery hot chicken wings!