Outer Banks Sports Bars & Brew Pubs

There was a time on the Outer Banks when the sport you watched in bars was the interaction of patrons who had had just a wee too much to drink.Yep, bar fights. That's the Outer Banks of yesteryear. Now that we've become such a vacation destination, it's all gussied up a bit. Now the Outer Banks has real, honest to goodness sports bars with TVs at every angle broadcasting any sport you may wish to watch. Of course, most bars have a TV or two, but we're talking about the true sports bars -- the ones that feature 10 or more screens and that specialize in wings, burgers and beer too. And, speaking of beer, in the past few years, the Outer Banks has started to make a name for itself for local brews. We now have three brew pubs (including the one in Currituck County that started in Manteo) that boast their own concoctions...and boast they should! These beers are delicious -- in our humble local opinion, much tastier than the shipped from afar national brands. You can enjoy them on-site or take home mini kegs to sip on when you're remembering how great your Outer Banks vacation was. The combination of brew pubs and sports bar along with the inevitable camaraderie that happens is a fun way to spend an evening on the Outer Banks. 

Outer Banks Restaurants by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Restaurants by Category

Basnight’s Lone Cedar

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, Nags Head
(252) 441-5405

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant is where you’ll find many a local eating every night, so you know the food must be really good. This restaurant is, in fact, at the top of the list of many locals’ favorite spots. The service is genuinely friendly, and the portions are more than generous. You’ll enjoy the vast views of the sound on both side, especially the... read more

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant is where you’ll find many a local eating every night,... read more

Black Pelican Oceanfront Cafe

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
3848 N.Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 4, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-3171

The Black Pelican is on The Beach Road, directly across from the ocean. They have a deck bar with great ocean views and, of course, lots of fresh seafood on the menu. Choose from steamed seafood, steaks, dishes with exotic Pan-Asian flavors or pizza from the wood-fired brick oven, a locals' favorite. Each night they offer an eclectic list of chef’s specials, and they have... read more

The Black Pelican is on The Beach Road, directly across from the ocean. They have... read more

Fishbones Raw Bar and Restaurant

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-6991

A good place to gather your friends, Fishbones has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that will have you lingering over a beer long after you’ve finished eating. Starters will get you going with favorites such as wings, calamari and coconut shrimp. Then you can choose from amazing conch or clam chowders, salads, sandwiches, burgers, fried seafood baskets, seafood from the raw and steam bars, daily

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A good place to gather your friends, Fishbones has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that

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Gaffer’s

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
1050 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-3456

Gaffer’s has a cozy, family-friendly setting with a pub atmosphere. The menu includes local seafood, ½-lb. burgers, shrimp nachos, a fantastic wings menu (75¢ from 3 to 5 p.m. daily and all day on Sunday), steaks and pasta dishes. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and a late-night menu year-round. Gaffer's offers a full bar menu and a great variety of brews. They have live music... read more

Gaffer’s has a cozy, family-friendly setting with a pub atmosphere. The menu includes local seafood,... read more

Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
1608 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 7, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6001

Goombays is a casual restaurant with an island feel. The food is fresh and creative with a Caribbean spin on Outer Banks seafood favorites. Try the Rasta Pasta, fresh seafood tacos, Tuna Reuben, Jazzy Coconut Chicken, Tuna Oscar, daily specials or a selection from the full steamed or raw seafood bar. Goombays is family friendly with a colorful dining room and a special menu for... read more

Goombays is a casual restaurant with an island feel. The food is fresh and creative... read more

Howard’s Pub and Raw Bar and Restaurant

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
1175 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-4441

Fun, funky and casual, Howard's is open every day from mid-March until late fall serving lunch and dinner. Fresh local seafood from the Pamlico Sound is the highlight, but there are also steaks, ribs, burgers, salads, sandwiches and soups worth flying in for (and many do). Kids have their own menu with the meals served on a Frisbee, emphasizing the family-friendly nature of this popular... read more

Fun, funky and casual, Howard's is open every day from mid-March until late fall serving... read more

Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
800 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 715-3328

A new restaurant on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills, Jack Brown's is part of a small chain of burger joints with a passion for craft beer (other locations are in Virginia, Alabama and Tennessee). The menu focuses on burgers – they keep it simple so they can do them really well. The burgers are made with 100% all-natural Wagyu beef and of course... read more

A new restaurant on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills, Jack Brown's is part... read more

Lost Colony Brewery & Cafe

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
208 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-6666

For award-winning locally brewed beer and creative cuisine, head to Lost Colony Brewery & Café. This longtime local restaurant has the chops of any urban gastropub but with the friendliness and welcoming atmosphere of small-town Manteo. Notable for bringing a touch of city style to the downtown Manteo waterfront, the restaurant and pub are located at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Sir Walter... read more

For award-winning locally brewed beer and creative cuisine, head to Lost Colony Brewery & Café.... read more

Lucky 12 Tavern

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
3308 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 12, Nags Head
(252) 255-5825

This neighborhood tavern serves quality food at great prices. Lucky 12 has fresh local seafood, hand-patted burgers, great New York-style pizza, authentic Buffalo chicken wings and Boardwalk Fries. Everything is fresh and well-prepared, and the chef creates tasty daily specials. There's a menu for kids. The dining room is open for lunch and dinner. The bar is also a popular late-night hangout, and you can... read more

This neighborhood tavern serves quality food at great prices. Lucky 12 has fresh local seafood,... read more

Outer Banks Brewing Station

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports 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 and sodas that serve as the cornerstone of their innovative style. Multiple year winners of the Taste of the Beach People's Choice Award, their outstanding chefs have created an Outer Banks–inspired fusion menu using regionally available products from local fish and produce to North Carolina meats. Pastry chef Tina Mackenzie bakes the house... read more

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

Philly Steak Subs

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
807-F Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-4239

You don't have to go to Philadelphia to get an authentic Philly cheese steak. You can get one right here in beautiful Corolla at Philly Steak Subs. This casual eatery and bar is owned and operated by a family of Philadelphia transplants, so they know it's not a Philly cheese steak unless it's served on an Amoroso roll. You can keep yours classic or try... read more

You don't have to go to Philadelphia to get an authentic Philly cheese steak. You... read more

Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
303 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo Waterfront, Manteo
(252) 473-3333

Poor Richard's is the local meet-and-greet neighborhood sandwich shop by day and bar by night. It has two doors, one leading from the Manteo boardwalk and another off Queen Elizabeth Avenue. You can eat inside at a booth or table or sit outside on the patio right next to the water. You order at the counter, get your drink and your number then wait for... read more

Poor Richard's is the local meet-and-greet neighborhood sandwich shop by day and bar by night.... read more