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Drinks & nightlife in Cape Fear River

American Restaurant
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“Great place to hang out in Carolina Beach for a fun night out while listening to some great live music!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Famous local dive bar! Must see! Pick your beer from a large cooler. Also has an Outdoor seating area ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great staff, beautiful scenery, great food & drinks very close to your beach getaway!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fun indoor/outdoor tavern with huge drink selection and live music. Pro tip: grab tacos from Block Taco outside at the walk-up window.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great spot for locals in Carolina Beach! Be prepared to wait if you go during the dinner rush. Oyster shooters, crab legs, oysters, hush puppies, peel n eat shrimp, plus! Strap on a bib and get to crackin'!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Largest menu for a pub, brewery is on site, one of the first breweries in town. $$”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
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“Home of some great burgers and a classic Philly cheesesteak, this is a locals hangout. In my opinion, they have the best sweet potato fries in town and a great selection of beers.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Located four blocks up Castle St, this modern American restaurant serves a great brunch or dinner. Rx is another neighborhood favorite, and a great place to enjoy dinner with friends or with a date. They have a varied menu, with some classical dishes mixed with modern Southern cuisine. The chef focuses on using local ingredients, so you will see many dishes incorporating foods native to our state. The menu changes seasonally, but you will not be disappointed with any of the choices available. Rx offers vegan and vegetarian options.”
  • 31 locals recommend
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“Incredible burgers and huge portions. This restaurant is really small so be prepared for a wait. Luckily there's lots of bars nearby as you wait for your table.”
  • 23 locals recommend
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“Another local brewery favorite. They usually have live music, food trucks, art on display, and pop up markets.”
  • 25 locals recommend
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“This is a two-for-one date night location. Upstairs, Caprice has a sofa bar (yes, you sit on sofas) that serves excellent martinis and other cocktails. Downstairs, they have a French restaurant that serves authentic cuisine- it’s approved by a friend who grew up and resides in France! For locals, this is one of the best places to plan a special evening with friends, family, and significant others.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Another great spot for date night. They also have a happy hour food menu from 5-7pm. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Love the Deck House and on Friday nights the Prime Rib is the best I have ever eaten!!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great Fine dining. Make reservations during peak season as the wait can get up to several hours. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Cute little bottle shop in the Brooklyn Arts District. Grab a snack from The Kitchen at Palate, their on-site food truck.”
  • 20 locals recommend
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“Surprisingly tasty, flavorful bar food and a fun, chill environment. Kid friendly before dark. Cornhole, picnic tables and a tiki island vibe.”
  • 25 locals recommend