3 downtown Mobile bars to visit during Mardi Gras

&Quot;The Souls Of Mobile&Quot; Mural
Mural entitled “The Souls of Mobile” outside of Hayley’s Bar on Dauphin Street. (Liv George / The Bama Buzz)

Today is the day, Mobile! Mardi Gras parades are kicking off today, starting with the Conde Cavaliers parade along Route A at 6:30PM tonight. Since we all know Mardi Gras is a celebration of debauchery and revelry, you’re probably going to want to dip into a bar for a libation of sorts.

We’ve got you covered, with three bars along parade routes in downtown Mobile to dip into for a drink before getting back to your parade.

1. Haley’s Bar

  • Where: 278 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL, 36602
  • Closest parade route: Route A
  • Hours: 12PM-4AM, every day
  • Drink recommendation: great stop for a quick local beer like one from Oyster City Brewing Co.

If you want a classic dive bar experience, you’ve found the place! Haley’s bar downtown is central to all the Mardi Gras action, so much so that they have a Mardi Gras mural adorning the side of the building. Their full bar, low prices and fun atmosphere will have you coming back for more all Mardi Gras long

2. POST

A little nicer atmosphere with Mardi Gras themed drinks, love it. (Clorissa Morgan / The Bama Buzz)
  • Where: 571 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL, 36602
  • Closest parade route: Route A
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs: 4PM-12AM | Fri & Sat: 2PM-2AM | Closed Sun
  • Drink recommendation: The ”We Did It First” a yummy Mobile-take on a Moscow Mule

We know screaming for beads can get tiring, so if you’re looking for somewhere to stop in for a quick bite and Mardi Gras themed drinks, POST is your place. They have a full bar, specialty cocktails, wines by the bottle & glass and some delicious snacks. It’s a great place to refuel between parades before hitting the streets once more.

3. Dauphin Street Blues Company

Back Of Dauphin Street Blues Co. Mural
Back of Dauphin Street Blues Co. mural. (Liv George / The Bama Buzz)
  • Where: 568 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 36602
  • Closest parade route: Route A
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs: 4PM-12AM | Fri & Sat: 4PM-5AM
  • Drink recommendation: a classic strawberry daiquiri or customize your daiquiri with topper shots & more

What makes Dauphin Street Blues Company (DSBC) so cool is that it’s actually three bars in one! DSBC, O’Daly’s Irish Pub & Draft Picks Taproom are three distinct bars, all under one roof. With this layout, you can pick the vibe you’re looking for—a traditional pub, a sports bar or the Mobile classic of DSBC, which specializes in daiquiris with fun toppers like King Cake Vodka.


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