While in college, I believe there are more things to think about other than just school. These include what to do on the weekends, places to go, sights to see, etc. There are many tourist things to do around Mobile, AL, for a college student, but as a resident of Mobile, there are six things that I believe Spring Hill College students should definitely do before they graduate.
#1. Downtown Mobile Bar Crawl
This activity is a fun one for college students that are of age to drink. The first bar that I would recommend for your Mobile Bar Crawl would be O’Daly’s Irish Pub which scored a 4/5 on Yelp, and a 4.6/5 on Facebook. The second bar that I would recommend is Saddle Up Saloon and Dancehall, rated a 3/5 on Yelp. Number three is Brickyard Dauphin Street which earned a 4.8/5 on Facebook and a 4.3/5 on Google Reviews. Number four is The Merry Widow, which earned a 4.5/5 on Yelp, a 4.4/5 on Google Reviews and a 4.9/5 on Facebook. The last bar that I would recommend (and is a personal favorite) is the OK Bike Shop which earned a 4.5/5 on Facebook, a 3.5/5 on Yelp and a 4.5/5 on Google Reviews.
#2. Brunch at Spot of Tea
Spot of Tea is a cute little spot in downtown Mobile where British high tea meets an American café. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week. However, my favorite time to go is Sunday, mid-morning, for a nice brunch to finish the weekend. The popular brunch spot earned a 4.3/5 on Google reviews, a 4/5 on Yelp and a 4.5/5 on Facebook.
#3. Grab a Burger at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
While it has an Irish name, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club serves a variety of American cuisine. However, the one item on the club’s menu that is very popular with SHC students is the hamburger. Callaghan’s menu provides burgers, cheese burgers and bacon cheeseburgers with American, cheddar, Swiss, provolone and/or pepper jack cheese. The restaurant earned a 4.7/7 on Google Reviews, a 4.7/5 on Facebook and a 4/5 on Yelp.
#4. Attend a Concert at Soul Kitchen
There are a variety of concert halls in the city of Mobile, but I would suggest that Soul Kitchen is by far the best venue. Its rock and roll aesthetic gives its audience the authentic experience of a rock hall in the 1980’s. Soul Kitchen has earned a 4.2/5 on Google Reviews and a 4.4/5 on Facebook. I would highly recommend this activity.
#5. Attend TenSixtyFive Music Festival
TenSixtyFive Music Festival is a free music festival in downtown Mobile. The festival features an array of bands that are obscure to well-known. The festival takes place outside and provides an experience unlike no other. The dates for the festival have not yet been released, but keep an eye out on social media for the 2018 dates. The festival has earned a 4.5/5 on Google Reviews and a 5/5 on Yelp.
#6. Attend South Sounds Music Festival
According to southsoundsfest.com, “SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival is the first festival in the country dedicated to showcasing the best emerging and independent Southern music and art. SouthSounds is held annually on the second weekend in April in various music venues and on outdoor public stages throughout Downtown Mobile, Alabama.” This year, the festival will be held on the weekend of April 13. The festival has earned a 5/5 on Facebook and a 5/5 of Yelp.
As the semester comes to an end, whether you’re a senior or a freshman, consider these fun weekend activities before your time on the Hill comes to an end.