Good Eats: I love sushi, and Tuesday nights at Fish House and Atlas are half priced – can’t beat it! Also, sharing a Butcher Block pizza at Hopjacks with a pint of Pensacola Bay Brewery’s Riptide is great for ending a long week! Best lunch is, hands down, Nacho Daddies – their tacos are great!
Retail Therapy: Shopping, really? I’m a guy so I don’t frequent one place too much, but I’m single so I guess one day I’ll have to go visit Patrick at Elebash Jewelers.
Watering Holes: When I’m at the beach, Sammie and the crew at The Break are awesome. They have great live music and drink specials, always. When I’m downtown, Intermission is where you will most likely see me. It’s always great people, great friends and a great atmosphere.
Nightlife: I’m a serious music lover so the addition of Vinyl Music Hall to Palafox was the best thing that could’ve happened. If there is music playing in that building it’s better than a coin flip’s chance I’ll be there. Those guys do an awesome job bringing in the best local and national artists. Combine that with the intimate atmosphere and it is the place to see live music.
Outdoors: I’m an old Alabama boy at heart – I love Pensacola’s beaches, but camping out is my favorite. Whether it’s Ft. Pickens, Blackwater River State Park, or mixing in a little diving at Vortex Springs, there will be a campfire close by. Also, I love playing baseball in the Pensacola Men’s Baseball League during the spring and summer – great guys and a ton of fun!
Arts & Culture: Pensacola is so lucky to have so many talented local artists. I enjoy the Culture Clubs hosted by Pensacola Museum of Art. Also, anything and everything the Saenger Theatre does is brilliant. They always do a great job appealing to every taste – symphony, opera, Broadway, comedy and concerts – you name it those guys do it, and do it well!
Never Miss Events/Festivals: We have so many festivals it’s really hard to pick a favorite. Gallery Nights are a must, and the Crawfish Festival and Bands on the Beach. Practically everything the Pensacola Young Professionals put on – whether it’s their golf tournament or annual charity ball – I’m in! This article truly isn’t big enough for me to name all the ones that I enjoy. I can’t pick just one.