Outer Banks Bars

From outdoor recreation to indoor entertainment, the Outer Banks is a place where there’s something fun to do all day long. And there is no exception when it comes to your social sipping adventures. Whether you love kicking off the morning with mimosas, day drinking in an outdoor brewery or staying out late in the bars, there’s an Outer Banks drinking establishment waiting for you. Most Outer Banks bars are inside restaurants, but that trend has been changing over the past couple of years. Now there are more standalone breweries, bottle shops, tasting rooms, wineries, wine bars, distilleries and saloons that focus on beverages alone – and those are what you’ll find in this section. Stop into these Outer Banks bars for a drink or two, and you’re likely to meet likeminded folk and possibly enjoy live music or entertainment.

Outer Banks Bars at Outer Banks Breweries & Distilleries

Craft breweries and distilleries have popped up around the Outer Banks, each one with its own refreshing drink creations. It’s not only enlivening to taste the beverages right where they were created, but it’s also fun to experience the atmosphere that each brewery and distillery has created for their patrons, and, in some cases, their pets on the patio or in the yard. Stop in the taverns, tasting rooms and lounges at Outer Banks breweries and Outer Banks distilleries, and you’ll meet the makers as well as people who enjoy socializing in a good Outer Banks bar. 

Bonzer Shack

Outer Banks Bars
1200 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 480-1010

Get ready to kick back and relax at Bonzer Shack. With their creative take on Southern and island comfort food in a surf hangout atmosphere, there’s...read more

Get ready to kick back and relax at Bonzer Shack. With their creative take on...read more

Fishheads Bar & Grill

Outer Banks Bars
8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Road, MP 18.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-5740

You can't eat and drink any closer to the ocean than this. Fishheads at Outer Banks Pier offers a restaurant and bar with seating on the deck in the...read more

You can't eat and drink any closer to the ocean than this. Fishheads at Outer...read more

Froggy Dog Restaurant & Pub

Outer Banks Bars
40050 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5550

This long-established, freshly updated seafood-oriented restaurant is committed to serving top-quality, scratch-made fare in a friendly setting. In the ship...read more

This long-established, freshly updated seafood-oriented restaurant is committed to serving top-quality, scratch-made fare in a...read more

Howard’s Pub & Raw Bar Restaurant

Outer Banks Bars
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Contributor
1175 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke
(252) 928-4441

Fun, eclectic and casual, Howard's Pub serves local fish, oysters, shrimp, juicy chargrilled burgers, salads, sandwiches and more every day from spring...read more

Fun, eclectic and casual, Howard's Pub serves local fish, oysters, shrimp, juicy chargrilled burgers, salads,...read more

Lost Colony Brewery Waterfront Beer Garden

Outer Banks Bars
7431 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head
(252) 715-3211

Award-winning Lost Colony Brewery is one of the most popular local breweries. They brew British and Irish style ales using imported grains, hops and yeast...read more

Award-winning Lost Colony Brewery is one of the most popular local breweries. They brew British...read more

Lost Colony Tavern

Outer Banks Bars
208 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 423-3033

For locally brewed beers and perfectly accompanying British pub-style cuisine, head to Lost Colony Tavern in downtown Manteo. The tavern...read more

For locally brewed beers and perfectly accompanying British pub-style cuisine, head to Lost Colony Tavern...read more

Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row

Outer Banks Bars
4005 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 13, Nags Head
(252) 480-2000

For more than 20 years, Mulligan’s has served Southern coastal cuisine with incredible views, thanks to its scenic location...read more

For more than 20 years, Mulligan’s has served Southern coastal cuisine with incredible...read more

NouVines

Outer Banks Bars
105 Budleigh Street, Manteo
(252) 339-1634

Downtown Manteo finally has a wine bar! It's a cozy, comfortable place with the slightly urban feel of a remodeled historic downtown building, in this case...read more

Downtown Manteo finally has a wine bar! It's a cozy, comfortable place with the slightly...read more

Outer Banks Brewing Station

Outer Banks Bars
600 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-2739

Outer Banks Brewing Station has an ever-changing list of award-winning house-made beers that serve as the cornerstone of their innovative style....read more

Outer Banks Brewing Station has an ever-changing list of award-winning house-made beers that serve as...read more

Shipwrecks Taphouse & Grill

Outer Banks Bars
4020 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-7800

Getting Shipwrecked on the Outer Banks is far from a bad thing at this new tap house and grill in Kitty Hawk. If you're looking for inspired Outer...read more

Getting Shipwrecked on the Outer Banks is far from a bad thing at this new...read more

Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill

Outer Banks Bars
807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4263

Sundogs is a great family-friendly restaurant for lunch and dinner in Corolla. The grill offers an array of appetizers along with steamed seafood,...read more

Sundogs is a great family-friendly restaurant for lunch and dinner in Corolla. The grill offers...read more

Sweet T's Coffee Beer & Wine

Outer Banks Bars
1211 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 480-2326

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot to hang out. As a full-service coffee shop it offers...read more

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot...read more