Thirsty Thursday at Downtown OWA is a popular happy hour that features half-priced appetizers and special drink prices at the participating restaurants.
Are you looking for an enjoyable one-night getaway? Think about heading to The Park at OWA in Foley, Alabama. It’s a short trip from Mobile or Pensacola. Along with Thirsty Thursdays, you can see movies outside on Saturday nights, have a thrill on the rides in The Park, or simply dine and shop in Downtown OWA; it all makes for a fun and relaxing getaway with family or friends.
A dining destination in Foley, you might want to try one or more of the old and new restaurants in Downtown OWA.
Restaurants at OWA
C’est Le Vin–A wall of wine greets you upon entering. Although a small venue, it serves a variety of wine, mixed drinks, and beer. Our bartender, Austin, was attentive and provided excellent recommendations for a glass of vino. They also serve charcuterie boards.
Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant – With outside dining and a lakeside view, you can’t beat this place for a tasty bite to eat. I enjoyed the swinging tables on the outdoor deck.
Trattoria Pizza and Italian serves Italian fare with a family vibe. The prices are right, and the service is first class. We indulged in pasta dishes and a good glass of wine. The bread pudding was delish too.
Shopping at OWA
Here are a few of the stores that are waiting on your visit to Downtown OWA.
Fairhope Soap Store-The smells here are free. Here you will find most anything needed to rejuvenate your bath time.
The Spice and Tea Exchange– Your senses will feast on the aromas found here. Ordinary to the exotic locally blended spices line the wall here. They will prepare specialty blends for you
Native Treasures– Featuring artwork, clothes, and other items, many crafted by Native American artisans. The store, run by the Poarch Creek Indians opened for business on December 7th. Don’t miss the Grand Opening on Saturday, December 19. Say hello to Susie and Sonja.
Entertainment at OWA
Brandon Styles is a talented, young, energetic magician who began performing magic at seven. The majority of his impressions are of singers, from Justin Bieber to Frank Sinatra. Seek out one of his performances. I know you will be amazed.
Legends in Concert
Legends in Concert at OWA found its audience in South Alabama. This is a first-class Vegas-style show featuring some of the biggest names in tribute performance entertainment. It’s fun, professional, and rocking. You will hear screams for “Elvis” nightly.
It was nice to sit in a theater again to see a show. Covid restrictions are in place here. Our musical evening included performances with Stacey Summers (Shania Twain and Martina McBride), Corrie Sachs (Reba McIntyre), Shawn Gerhard (Garth Brooks), and Leo Days (Elvis). All the performers were excellent and the night was fun and exhilarating.
The four hundred twenty seat theatre provides the audience with an intimate setting where you can thoroughly enjoy one of the six performances each week.
Legends will feature a special limited engagement from January 15 to February 7 will be the reprise of the hit show, Direct From London. Then from February 10 to May 30, Celebrate Vegas will debut at OWA.
Direct from London had the engagement shortened due to Hurricane Sally, so the reprise will launch in January. Four musical legends come together to pay tribute to some of the biggest icons in British music (including Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Rod Stewart, and George Michael) together on one stage.
Celebrate Vegas will feature the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra, and the King of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis Presley, portrayed by the incomparable Brian Duprey and Leo Days respectively. Cher, performed by the remarkable Lisa McClowry will make you “Believe,” and Erika Moul will pay homage to Lady Gaga. Tickets for both shows are on sale.
Town Suites by Marriot is currently the only hotel at OWA. Located at the edge of Downtown OWA, the hotel is an easy walk to the Park, restaurants, and shops. The lighted fountains will dance as you make your way to dinner.
The rooms are comfortable and include a small full kitchen, table and chairs, and a chair and ottoman. Because of Covid restrictions, the breakfast is limited to grab and go, and the lobby bar happy hour isn’t currently serving. You can enjoy the fire pit on the deck and the indoor pool.
Hotel packages with entertainment tickets are available.
Plan your visit to Downtown OWA
OWA has plenty to offer all of its visitors. Dining, shopping, and first-rate entertainers will provide you with a relaxing getaway, for one night or a weekend. Enjoy Thirsty Thursdays or dinner at one of the several restaurants, shopping at one of the charming stores, and experience the Legends Concert show. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
The OWA water park is under construction next to the Park. Hopefully, that will be open for summertime.
Want to learn more about what else OWA offers. See my post from my first visit to OWA here.