The Leisure Club stocks and serves an inventive selection of wine, craft beer, coffee, and pairable edibles. Start sleepy mornings with freshly brewed Intelligentsia coffee ($2.50–$3) or up the barista artistry with a frothy cappuccino ($3.50–$4). For lunch or on-the-go munchy thoughts, nibblers can snag a custom grilled cheese ($6) or an equally grippable and grain-laden selection, such as the hammed up Amore sandwich ($9). Leisure Club's drink list has 20 vintages available by the glass ($7–$10), half glass ($4–$6), or bottomless glass ($32–$44), in addition to craft beers poured with care, compassion, and the assistance of gravity ($2.75–$6.50).
Ice-cold oysters glisten on platters at Shux Oyster Bar, their shells skillfully popped open by the shucker's knife. Many diners come to this outdoor patio?nestled amid palm trees on Palafox Street?to enjoy the shellfish sashimi-style, while others savor them baked or char-grilled. The chefs' skills extend beyond oysters: they also grill fresh Gulf grouper, prepare crab cakes and desserts, and build stuffed burgers. And while most of the reasons to visit are gustatory, the location doesn't hurt: the spot is just two blocks from the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, so groups can conveniently catch a game after dining indoors or outdoors or snatch an errant baseball from the air while sipping a cold drink.
Passage to India paves the way to a banquet of tandoori chicken, boneless lamb curries, and fluffy loaves of buttery naan. A talented chef with two decades of culinary experience takes diners across the Indian subcontinent, from the hummus-capped mountains of Kashmir to the curry-splashed shores of Mumbai. After nothing remains of their goat biryani, save memories of basmati rice, guests can turn to comfort with a bowl of homemade mango ice cream or ras malai?cheese balls in a sweet cream sauce.
Mackey's Mudhouse and Grille offers lots of options to the discerning palate?fish & chips and mom's mac & cheese are just a few of the menu items up for grabs. The restaurant, bar, banquet center, and coffeehouse, located in downtown Pensacola, also offers rooftop dining complete with drinks from the bar and ample doses of vitamin D.
The deft chefs at Kappa Japanese Restaurant transport taste buds across the Asian continent through its delicately rolled sea fare and hibachi-style entrees assembled on communal grills. Behind a bustling open bar, sushi rollers stock arsenals of à la carte or all-you-can-eat morsels, assembling ingredients such as shrimp tempura, smoked salmon, and spicy tuna into specialty rolls or bite-size nigiri. Sizzling hibachi grills host flame-powered meet and greets between marinated meats, fresh vegetables, and fried rice. Traditional Japanese architecture adds authenticity to dinners, with a sloping tiled roof, guardian dragons, and lanterns made from Gamera’s shell that call the Land of the Rising Sun to mind.
As its website states, it's always 5 p.m. at The Wine Bar, located inside Wine World Miramar Beach. Guests can select from a generous selection of lunch items that include soups, salads, and sandwiches. For hungrier patrons, the menu is adorned with larger dishes such as blackened grouper, crab cakes, and gourmet macaroni and cheese. The Wine Bar also stocks myriad craft cheeses from around the world, which customers often pair with a refreshing glass of wine.