By Kelly Baughman

The bar that brought you the legendary cocktail the Gulf Coast has become known for has finally come to Alabama. The iconic Sandshaker Lounge is now open at The Wharf, located at 4851 Wharf Parkway Space D-130 in Orange Beach.
The Bushwacker, which traditionally contains rum, Kahlua, cream of coconut, crème de cacao, half and half, and ice cream, originated in 1975 at Pensacola Beach’s Sandshaker. Once made completely by hand, the popularity of the local concoction began to boom making this milkshake delight hard for visitors and locals alike to resist.
In addition to fantastic hand-made cocktails, The Sandshaker Lounge at the Wharf will feature some of the Gulf Coast’s best music, live entertainment, seasonal parties, and pre-concert event specials.
For those who like the sound of their own beautiful music, the Sandshaker at the Wharf will feature Karaoke every Thursday night beginning at 6 pm. It’s fun for all ages, an there will be food and drink specials on hand. Trivia nights will also be on the calendar, so play alone or on a team, either way, the winners go home with special prizes and big brain bragging rights.
aturday, March 23rd, join The Sandshaker for live entertainment with the Tequila Bend Band from 9 pm to 1 am. The come back the next Friday, March 29th for local rock favorites, Coastal Fire from 9 pm to 1 am. Then stick around after the Wharf Boat Show on Saturday as The Sandshaker presents the Jay Williams Band from 9 pm to 1 am.
Drink specials will include the world famous Bushwacker for just $5, hand-made the way nature intended, as well as beer, wine and well drink specials. Be sure to visit The Sandshaker at the Wharf’s “Shaker Shop” for all of your t-shirt, hat, souvenirs, and more.
Join The Sandshaker at the Wharf for all the pre-summer concert series fun. It is sure to become as legendary in Orange Beach as it has become on Pensacola Beach. Never a cover, but always a blast!
For more information, visit or call 850-932-2211.