Opelika’s downtown entertainment district is located in the historic city center. Since the early 1900’s downtown has entertained locals and visitors with a vibrant nightlife. Grab a “roadie” and explore the nightlife and live music in one of the bars and lounges in downtown.

Eighth & Rail – Where the resurgence of downtown nightlife began in the early 2000’s and still a mainstay for live music in Historic Downtown.

Ampersand Wine Bar – Tucked in to Factory South, this wine bar features great wine and a sophisticated atmosphere.

John Emerald Distillery – This award winning distillery has opened a tasting room on North Railroad Avenue and their signature cocktails are perfect for the discerning palate.

Red Clay Brewery – Choose from a variety of brews created by local brewmasters right here in downtown. Stop in and have a pizza and watch the game while you’re there.

Resting Pulse Brewery – Located on First Avenue, Resting Pulse has a variety of locally brewed craft beers and a large outdoor beer garden.

Sneak & Dawdle – This Speakeasy will transport you back to the golden age of nightspots.

The Corner Bar – Located above the Irish Bred Pub in downtown, this nightspot features live music and a regular Saturday night drag show.

The Railyard – This open air venue hosts live music events throughout the year.

Cottonseed Studios – With multiple music festivals and events, downtown Opelika is the place for live music.