Of all the Gulf Shores, Alabama attractions, it can be hard to sort out the best of the best in terms of live music. The Gulf Shores area restaurants and bars offer a rousing good time for the whole family, but where do you go when you're looking to sing and dance along to live musicians? Below are some ideas to get you started.

Flora-Bama

Best places to see live music in Gulf Shores.Although terrific local musicians play every night and many daytime hours at this iconic Orange Beach/Perdido Key establishment, professional groups also stop by the world-famous Flora-Bama on a regular basis. This restaurant, bar and lounge has both indoor and outdoor seating areas that are perfect for enjoying all styles of music. For example, Rick Whaley and John Joiner treat the crowd to soft rock and singer/songwriter hits, while Neil Dover will jam out with country and blues tunes. Other acts such as Top Hat and Jackie and fiddle player/songwriter Troy Brannon also take the stage. Order a famous bushwacker and enjoy the show! You may even want to stay at one of the Phoenix X condos so you can walk next door to hear all the great music each day.

LuLu's at Homeport Marina

This vibrant waterside eatery serves up more than just some of the best sandwiches, seafood and sunsets in the area - it also hosts live acts. Most Mondays, Brent Burns -Trop Rock Entertainer of the Year and composer of the Top 40 hit "Cheaper Crude or No More Food" - takes the stage at this Gulf Shores establishment. Every evening includes live music, and with artists such as Brent as well as Greg Brown, Ryan Conner and Wes Bayliss, you are ensured a good time any night of the week.

Sunset Cork Room

The sophisticated fare of this Gulf Shores restaurant matches perfectly with the seductive blues and smooth R&B that artist Lisa Christian treats diners to. As if the beautifully crafted and plated appetizers and desserts weren't enough to help you relax, the music blends soulful crooning with acoustic guitar - a mix that earned her spots at the 1996 Summer Olympics and Lilith Fair.