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My Pensacola—Stefany Townsend

Stefany Townsend
Day Job: Media Specialist
Pensacola Resident Since: 2006

Good Eats: My favorite local restaurant has to be Hub Stacey’s.  They have the most amazing sandwiches and they are all named after streets in downtown Pensacola.  Ladies also drink half- off every day, which is a nice touch!
Another favorite, although it’s a little more expensive, would have to be The Global Grill, a tapas bar and restaurant on Palafox.  Not only is the food interesting and delicious (like their signature Lamb Lollipops), but the décor is beautiful and I love all of the artwork displayed throughout the restaurant.

Retail Therapy: Earlier this year, my roommate and I discovered Indigeaux Denim Bar & Boutique on Palafox and fell in love with it!   They have gorgeous clothes for affordable prices and because it’s a boutique, you won’t have to worry about everybody in town having the same shirt as you.

Watering Holes: Nothing brings people together quite like a good drink special and Seville’s Wednesday Night Nickel Beer is a hard one to beat!  It only costs a nickel a beer from 8 p.m. -8:30 p.m. and a quarter a beer from 8:30p.m.-10pm, all while enjoying Rosie O’Gradys Dueling Piano Show!

Nightlife: Intermissions is a place I always stop at when I’m out downtown.  It’s a great place to hang-out with friends and listen to music, and the owner Mike, is one of the nicest bartenders in town and makes a killer drink!

Outdoors: Although I love the beach, I often prefer relaxing in a tube and floating down the river at Adventures Unlimited.  If it isn’t relaxation you’re looking for, you can take a trip down to their zip lining course instead.  A series of fourteen zip lines lead you through the forest canopy in a 900 ft. thrilling flight over Coldwater Creek.

Arts & Culture: Gallery Night is a free-of-charge art and music event that is held several times a year on several closed-off streets in Downtown Pensacola.  I love being able to just stroll along and enjoy an eclectic showcase of local artists, take in the sounds of local musicians playing on balconies, and grab a slice of Helen Back pizza right there from the road.

Never Miss Events/Festivals: My choice would definitely be DeLuna Fest, a three-day music festival held on Pensacola’s Casino Beach every October.  Any music festival is always a good time, but rarely do they have a beautiful beach backdrop and require only a fifteen minute drive!