While a handful of die-hard locals have no doubt sampled all of South Walton’s wonderful watering holes, out-of-town visitors don’t always have a lot of extra time to venture off the sandy path.
And although the following bars are somewhat hidden away from public view, there’s certainly no reason to keep any of them confidential. Even if you’re a local, we bet you’ll still find something new to try on our list of the Top 10 Secret Bars of South Walton:
The Marigny — Part of the WHO DAT Nation
Located just north of Highway 98 on Bald Eagle Drive, The Marigny is an out-of-the-way spot for locals and Who Dat ex-pats who crave authentic Cajun, Creole, and New Orleans cooking and concoctions. Executive Chef Chris Mongogna makes everything from scratch with 100% pure Louisiana soul and pride. The Marigny’s laid-back poolside setting is an ideal place to watch any big game… unless, of course, you’re rooting for the team that’s playing against The Saints!
Redd, The Singing Bartender
Tucked away behind “Sally’s by the Sea Store” (an old-school convenience store that sits right atop Blue Mountain Beach), Redd’s Fueling Station features food, a full bar and live tunes many nights of the week, including Open Mic nights. The Proprietor, Redd, is famous for her larger-than-life “Singing Bartender” personality, routinely belting out her unique brand of show tunes and rowdy fun to the delight of locals and visitors alike.