With the dazzling twilight comes the dawn of an unforgettable evening in Gulf Shores, Alabama, where you can dance, sing, sip cocktails and hang out with your closest friends. Whether you're on a trip with your best buddies or on a girlfriend getaway, the Gulf Coast offers a plethora of options for you and your companions. Following are just three of the possibilities to get you started:

Live music at LuLu's

Stay awake for the nightlife in Gulf Shores, AlabamaSugarcane Jane, Coconut Radio, Adam Holt and Brent Burns are but a fraction of the country, bluegrass, trop rock and folk singers who grace the stage at LuLu's. If you're in the mood for some serious dancing and sing alongs, bring your entire troupe to this energetic, family-run establishment for a sweet evening. No matter what time of year you're staying at a Gulf Shores rental, you'll find live entertainment at LuLu's every night.

Luckily, LuLu's also serves up an awesome cocktail menu with drinks like the classic rum punch, margaritas and mojitos.

Karaoke at Tacky Jack's

As at LuLu's, there's always live music at Tacky Jack's, which has locations throughout Alabama's Gulf Coast region. If you'd rather be entertained by your own Grammy-worthy voice, you'll find opportunities to shine. A few times each week, the folks at one of the area Tacky Jack's locations fire up the karaoke machine and encourage their guests to pick their favorite songs to perform in front of an eager crowd.

Jazz at Florabama

Feel like chillin' after the previous night on the town? At Flora-Bama, you can enjoy a delicious brunch while listening to New Orleans-style tunes. Sunday jazz brunches are a fun way to share a meal before a day at the beach. If you're staying at a Gulf Shores area beach house rental, you can skip doing the dishes at your accommodations and head to Flora-Bama for a tasty meal. The Flora-Bama is home to plenty of festivals, such as the iconic Mullet Toss, the family-friendly Santa Drop and Easter Egg Hunt, and even the Polar Bear Dip. The music never ends at this one-of-a-kind roadhouse. They'll have up to four stages going at a time. And during special events, such as the Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival in November, you can even find a listening room akin to New Orleans' own Preservation Hall.

High-energy or low-key, you'll find your type of nightlife in Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Perdido Key.