Front Street Brewery

Nightlife in Wilmington, NC


Late night in the Wilmington, NC area offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a rousing game of bowling, improv or comedy, dancing, a midnight movie, a relaxing drink with friends or a snack, you'll find it all here.

Featured Local Businesses
Front Street Brewery
Break Time Grille & Ten Pin Alley
Fat Tony's Italian Pub
The Bento Box Sushi Bar and Asian Kitchen


The Bento Box Sushi Bar and Asian Kitchen Wilmington NightlifeThe Bento Box Sushi Bar and Asian Kitchen  $$-$$$1121-L Military Cutoff Rd.
Located in The Forum Shops
Wilmington, NC 28405 • map(910) 509-0774

The Bento Box Sushi Bar and Asian Kitchen, located in what is now a premier dining destination at The Forum Shops, strives to offer sustainable, high quality seafood and sushi. Owner and chef Lee Grossman strives to provide the same dining experience he provided as executive chef at the Breakers resort...more about The Bento Box Sushi Bar and Asian Kitchen

Break Time Grille & Ten Pin Alley Wilmington NightlifeBreak Time Grille & Ten Pin Alley  $$-$$$127 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403 • map(910) 395-6658

Wilmington's largest billiards parlor is also a popular bowling alley, sports bar and casual restaurant, serving sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and more. Break Time possesses all ABC permits and has 29 top-quality pool tables, including coin-operated tables as well as regulation-size tables. It has 19 televisions, 24 lanes of bowling and arcade-style...more about Break Time Grille & Ten Pin Alley

Courts and Sports Bar and Grill Wilmington NightlifeCourts and Sports Bar and Grill  $$-$$$3525 Lancelot Ln.
Wilmington, NC 28403 • map(910) 228-5791

Courts & Sports is the area's newest sports bar and grill, offering more than 25 TV’s, outdoor volleyball courts, bocce and cornhole. They feature a full service Tiki Bar, a large patio and ample parking. Lunch is served Tuesday through Sunday and the fare includes sliders, fresh cut sweet potato fries,...more about Courts and Sports Bar and Grill

Front Street Brewery Wilmington NightlifeFront Street Brewery  $$-$$$9 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 251-1935

Offering a full menu til midnight, 7 days a week, Front Street Brewery is Wilmington's only microbrew pub and offers exceptional American cuisine and locally brewed lagers and ales at affordable prices in historic downtown Wilmington. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak has won several awards for his handcrafted flagship brews and seasonal selections....more about Front Street Brewery

Havana's Fresh Island Seafood Wilmington NightlifeHavana's Fresh Island Seafood  $$-$$$6722 Wrightsville Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403 • map(910) 679-4646

Grab a seat at the elegant wooden bar at Havanna's and you'll soon find yourself in friendly banter with an engaging bar staff, ordering a $5 food special (Monday through Thursday) and talking with other patrons about the game on the flat-screen. Drink specials include $5 Mojitos on Monday nights, but...more about Havana's Fresh Island Seafood

Bluepost Billiards  $$-$$$15 S. Water St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-1141

Tucked away in the Jacobi Warehouse near the historic downtown Wilmington riverfront, this 5,000-square-foot billiards hall features a number of diversions — two 9-foot diamond pool tables, four valley Blackcat tables, air hockey, Skee-Ball, darts, Foosball, video games and a video projector with a 10-foot screen. Worked up a thirst? They...more about Bluepost Billiards

Caprice Bistro: Restaurant & Sofa Bar  $$-$$$10 Market St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 815-0810

Caprice Bistro's second floor is an intimate, New York-style sofa bar, perfect for relaxing with a martini or glass of wine. The Caprice martinis are amazing concoctions of the finest liquors and delectable ingredients. Their chocolate martinis will send you to chocolate-lovers' heaven, or try one of their seasonal martini specials...more about Caprice Bistro: Restaurant & Sofa Bar

Fat Tony's Italian Pub  $$-$$$131 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-8881

A staple of Wilmington's downtown nightlife, Fat Tony's Italian Pub has a selection of 24 draft beers that are hands down the best in town. One of the stops along the Haunted Pub Crawl, Fat Tony's has a house brew that's called the Haunted Pub Brew in honor of the ghosts...more about Fat Tony's Italian Pub

Hell's Kitchen  $$-$$$118 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 763-4133

Hell's Kitchen has fast become a popular downtown destination for good times among friends. This pub-style setting has a fun atmosphere, so when you're feeling devilishly hungry, stop by and try something from their menu of pub sandwiches, burritos and nachos. Hell's Kitchen has a full liquor bar and offers a...more about Hell's Kitchen

Level 5 at City Stage  $$-$$$21 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 342-0272

Located on the top level of downtown's former Masonic temple, Level 5 has the best rooftop view in town. Locals and tourists alike mingle beneath the bar's massive awning and enjoy cool breezes off the Cape Fear River.Inside, a 250-seat theater boasts an impressive line-up of live theater, and the bar...more about Level 5 at City Stage

Nineteen Hundred Restaurant and Lounge  $$Lumina Station, 1900 Eastwood Rd., Ste. 2
Wilmington, NC 28403 • map(910) 509-2026

Stylish and sophisticated 1900 is a great place for a gathering of friends or an intimate dinner. Snazzy cocktails and creative small plates are the hallmarks of this restaurant and bar in Lumina Station. 1900 serves its flavorful, high-quality dishes tapas style. Pairing and sharing several small plates gives diners a...more about Nineteen Hundred Restaurant and Lounge

Rack 'M Pub and Billiards  $$415 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC • map(910) 792-6000

This club-style parlor is open Monday through Saturday from 3 PM until 2 AM and Sundays from noon until 2 AM. After 10 PM you must be age 21 or older to enter. You'll find it in the rear of the University Landing shopping center. Check them out on Facebook....more about Rack 'M Pub and Billiards

The Rusty Nail at Beatty's Tavern  $$1310 S. Fifth Ave.
Wilmington, NC • map(910) 251-1888

Live blues and jazz enthusiasts won't want to miss this downtown Wilmington club's weekly line-up. The Blues Society of the Lower Cape Fear cuts loose on Tuesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Gary Allen's Acoustic Open Mic Night is on Wednesdays. Various local bands play live on Friday and...more about The Rusty Nail at Beatty's Tavern

Ziggy's by the Sea  $$208 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 769-4096

The newest addition to the Wilmington music scene, Ziggy's by the Sea brings the best and brightest musicians from around the country to the Port City. The club's motto is " Roots, Rock, and Reggae," and Ziggy's keeps downtown rocking seven nights a week....more about Ziggy's by the Sea

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