Nightlife in Wrightsville Beach, NC

 

You'll find plenty of nightlife to keep you busy long after the sun goes down at Wrightsville Beach, NC. From beach bars to restaurant lounges there are plenty of spots to relax and drink a cold one after a long day in the sun.

Start with a stroll down Lumina Avenue. You'll find plenty of places to explore here - from 22 North and their excellent martinis to King Neptune's bar bites menu to burgers and beer at Jerry Allen's Sports Bar and Grille. Locals flock to Lagerheads Tavern to people watch, and you'll find a mix of surfers, sailors, residents, and tourists at Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar. Red Dogs is legendary with the college crowd.

You don't need to dress up for a night on the town in Wrightsville Beach — just throw on your flip flops and grab your friends. Feeling hungry? Stop in at the South Beach Grill for fried pickles or vist the bar at the Oceanic for great appetizers, drinks, and a spectacular view of the ocean. Insider tip: their Bloody Marys are amazing paired with crab dip and if you're feeling indulgent, they make a delicious mudslide.

Looking for a sweet treat? You'll find ice cream on Lumina Avenue too, and a summer evening is perfect for grabbing a cone and heading for a moonlight walk on the beach. In the summer, there are concerts at the Wrightsville Beach Park. Bring your lawn chair or beach blanket and listen to local music as the sun sets.

Figure Eight Island, NC, has no commercial businesses, but there's plenty to do in Wilmington. See our Wilmington Nightlife section for more listings of bars, clubs, movie theaters, concert halls, galleries, and more. 

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22 North22 N. Lumina Ave.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 • map(910) 509-0177

Voted the best restaurant at Wrightsville Beach by WWAY-TV, 22 North showcases the abundant resources of the Cape Fear Region. Their menu reflects classical French, Creole, and Southern influences. Their daily blackboard menu reflects the creative style of chef Brent Poteat, featuring an every-changing array of captivating items like saffron lump...more about 22 North

Buddy's Crab House & Oyster Bar13 E. Salisbury St.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 • map(910) 256-8966

Located a short stroll away from the sands of Wrightsville Beach, Buddy's is a funky reprieve from the heat of the beach. Wanting to follow the philosophy of Jimmy Buffet, the staff has created a lounge for the laidback lifestyle. Large, fold-open windows provide a cooling ocean breeze that complements a...more about Buddy's Crab House & Oyster Bar

Jerry Allen's Sports Bar and Grille38 N Lumina Ave.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 • map(910) 256-8286

If you're looking for a casual spot where everyone is welcome at Wrightsville Beach, shake the sand off of your feet and visit Jerry Allen's Sports Bar and Grille. This local gathering place serves the best wings on the island, $2 hamburgers and $2.50 cheeseburgers, and a half-price menu you can't...more about Jerry Allen's Sports Bar and Grille

King Neptune's Pirate Lounge11 N. Lumina Ave.
Wrightsville Beach, NC • map(910) 333-6688

The Pirate Lounge in the King Neptune Restaurant features some 19 premium rums from around the world, including Gosling's and Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum. Microbrewed and imported beers are always in stock, and an inexpensive bar bites menu offers plenty of quality munchies (available for take-out). The lounge is open every...more about King Neptune's Pirate Lounge

Lagerheads Tavern35 N. Lumina Ave.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 • map(910) 256-0171

A favorite spot of locals, Lagerheads is located directly on the main drag of Wrightsville Beach. The inside bar offers a laidback, rustic atmosphere with low-lighting and woodwork that gives off the mystique of a pirate-ship's hull. Live music is offered during the week, and the fully stocked jukebox is loved...more about Lagerheads Tavern

The Palm Room11 E.Salisbury St.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 • map(910) 509-3040

Located a few strolls away from Johnny Mercer's pier, the beach scene mural painted over the front of this building won't let you just pass by. A chilled out local spot to enjoy bands, open mic night, or some leisurely games of pool and foosball, the inside vibes perfectly correspond with...more about The Palm Room

Red Dogs5 N. Lumina Ave.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 • map(910) 256-2776

Since 1975, Red Dogs has been a haven for surfers and skaters alike. Almost shut down by the powers of Wrightsville Beach three times, this spot has made itself a sort of local legend with their dedication to keeping the doors open. There are two levels, both wearing a gnarly, surf-themed...more about Red Dogs

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