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Your guide to girls’ night out on the Coast

Cheers to sisterhood!

Photography by Victoria Nguyen

Alexa Harrison of Gather Gulf Coast

It’s easy to let precious moments with our closest friends slip through the cracks. But amidst deadlines, responsibilities and the chaos of daily routines, one thing remains essential: girl time.

Whether it’s catching up over a glass of wine, crafting together or letting loose on the dance floor, girls’ nights out serve as vital reminders of the bonds that fuel us. So, let’s raise a glass to the power of sisterhood and dive into the ultimate guide for a memorable girls’ night out on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


When it comes to great places to grab dinner and drinks with your besties, we are spoiled for choice on the Coast. From fun, casual watering holes to upscale, sophisticated establishments, there are plenty of options to suit any vibe.

Take BOHO Biloxi Social House, for example. The popular downtown venue, known for its extensive wine and charcuterie menu, offers an eclectic mix of entertainment, including trivia nights that spark friendly competition, poetry slams that celebrate creativity and yoga events that nurture mind, body and soul.

BOHO Biloxi Social House

The Coast’s best girls’ night!

Tues – Thurs 5-10 pm | Fri & Sat 5-11pm
Happy Hour 5-7pm
$5 House Wine + Bubbles
$15 Wine Flights
$25 Bottomless Mimosa
Live music every Fri & Sat 7-10pm

871 Howard Ave. Suite C | Downtown Biloxi


For the wellness enthusiasts among us, a girls’ night out could start with a rejuvenating yoga session or soul-calming sound bath. Dancing doesn’t have to be confined to a dance floor; girls’ nights are perfect for ecstatic dancing on the beach or in your living room. Prefer to get your blood pumping through exercise? Deck your bike out in LED lights and hit the streets on two wheels with your bestie for a fun ride.


We have so many great spots for hands-on workshops locally. From painting to candle-making to cake-decorating, you and your friends can create masterpieces and learn new skills while having a blast.


What’s one thing the Coast has a surplus of besides seafood? Live music! Check out the brand-new amphitheater in Gautier for big acts like Miranda Lambert coming in September.


Coast beaches are dotted with numerous bonfire pits that are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Head to the beach with your besties for an evening under the stars, and don’t forget the s’mores.


Now that summer’s here, prepare for an onslaught of big-screen blockbusters. We all know there’s certain movies the men in our lives have no interest in, but our female friends can’t wait to see. Lean back into the magic of the cinema with a group girl date for a rom com; most theaters even have bars these days. Several parks on the Coast will be hosting outdoor movie nights as well.


What’s something you loved to do with friends when you were younger? Go for nostalgia and hit up a bowling alley. Bonus points if it’s a glow-in-the-dark night and you wear fluorescent clothing and accessories.


Have a bigger group? Charter a sailboat and sip under the sunset as you sail away from your worries, or hop aboard a public cruise with just a few friends.


Did you know there’s an increasing amount of evidence that singing releases endorphins, serotonin and dopamine? These are the happy hormones that elevate your mood and make you feel good about yourself. Grab your girls and find a place to belt out your favorite tunes.


Drinking when dressed up is just more fun. Get your gals together for a silly, themed evening, like a granny bar crawl.


Looking for something more low-key? Local bookstores are always hosting events with authors. Find your next page-turner and relax with your bestie among all the prime reading material — or host your own book club.


Keep an eye out on your favorite businesses’ social media channels for pop-up event announcements. Chances are your favorite boutique is doing a build-your-own-bouquet bar, or your salon is having an open house with specials, or your local coffee shop is hosting an art exhibit. These are great ways to keep your girls’ nights interesting and unique.


Prefer a girls’ night in instead of out? Here are some cozy ideas:

• Potluck party – Pick a theme like international cuisine or comfort food classics, and have everyone bring a dish to share. For a stylish twist, try the trendy “color board” theme where each guest brings a dish of the same color, resulting in a vibrant and visually appealing spread.

• Game night – Bring out the board games, card decks and dice for a lively evening in. Whether you’re into classic favorites like Monopoly and Scrabble or prefer fast-paced card games like Uno and Cards Against Humanity, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

• Clothing swap – Refresh your wardrobe without spending a dime by hosting a clothing swap with your girlfriends! Invite everyone to bring gently used clothing, shoes and accessories they no longer wear, and swap items to find new treasures. It’s a sustainable and budget-friendly way to update your style while bonding with friends.

• DIY spa – Transform your living room into a spa oasis with DIY facials, manicures and pedicures. Create homemade face masks, soak your feet in luxurious foot baths and pamper yourselves with soothing massages.

• DIY cocktails – Become mixologists for the evening and create your own signature cocktails. Experiment with different spirits, mixers and garnishes to craft delicious drinks that reflect your unique tastes.

Girls’ nights fill up our cups so we can show up to our daily lives a happier version of ourselves. Cherish these precious gatherings that remind us of the power of connection. Gather your tribe, and let the Coast be your backdrop for memories that will last a lifetime. Cheers!

Written by Alexa Harrison

Alexa Harrison is the owner of Gather Gulf Coast, where she works to empower women-owned small businesses through collaboration on pop-up community events. Follow along on Instagram @gathergulfocast.

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