AJ's Grayton Beach

AJ's Grayton Beach

It is all about AJ’s!   

What is better than visiting Grayton Beach, the best beach on the Emerald Coast? A trip to Grayton Beach that includes a stop at AJ’s Grayton. Or, you know, a few stops at AJ’s because there is no way a person can get enough of this awesome atmosphere in just one day. You might think that is a joke, but we can tell you for certain that it isn’t. AJ’s is the reason beaches and bars go together!

If you have never heard of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, it is the number one hotspot for food and entertainment along the Gulf Coast. The delicious menu items, upbeat environment, live music, and other fun entertainment combine to make AJ’s a one-of-a-kind destination that draws in locals and visitors alike. Through AJ’s began as a humble oyster shack in Destin, it has since expanded to multiple locations along the coast – including Grayton Beach.

As the heart and soul of South Walton and Scenic Highway 30A, it is no wonder that AJ’s forefathers decided to introduce this restaurant and nightlife to this funky fresh stretch of coast known as Grayton Beach. Well, actually, re-introduce. In the early 1990s, there was an AJ’s restaurant in the same location as the current one; however, a major storm impacted the Gulf, forcing the restaurant to merge with another. Over 20 years went by until AJ’s reopened in Grayton Beach, but open again it did, bringing the party with it!

So, what makes AJ’s Grayton so great? First of all, it is located in the “graytest” beach town ever, which is known for its relaxed attitude and laidback vibe. The sweeping waves of the Emerald Coast are only minutes away, making it easy to drop by for a drink after a day at the beach. Besides its location, the building itself boasts an incredible atmosphere and features a large stage, indoor bar, and rustic wood interior. In the spirit of small, beach-town consideration, it also includes soundproof walls and additional parking, so the party indoors does not negatively impact its neighbors. Of course, the design is only part of the appeal. Lunch, dinner, and late-night menus offer a wide selection of fresh seafood, sushi, and barbeque. You will also have your pick of delicious drinks, whether its beer, wine, or cocktails.

It is impossible to talk about AJ’s Grayton without mentioning the entertainment. As the backbone of AJ’s, live entertainment is what defines this popular destination. From Karaoke to Ladies’ Night to bands and acoustic acts, you will have the opportunity to experience all kinds of talent. The house band and Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar on Sundays are always a big hit. Not sure what day you want to visit? You can check out AJ’s website or Facebook page for upcoming events, like holiday parties or football get-togethers. Bring your family and friends to share in the fun!

Looks like it might be time to start planning your trip to 30A. Book your trip with Rivard by Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals to snag a vacation home in the heart of Grayton Beach, and near AJ’s!