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 sides, 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 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 a kids' menu with lots... read more

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

Dare Devil's Pizzeria

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
1112 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6330

A fixture on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills since 1987, Dare Devil's Pizzeria has reached legendary status on the Outer Banks. They serve delicious pizzas, stromboli, subs, salads and appetizers. All the sauces and dough are made fresh daily, and you can really taste the difference. The quality of the food plus the friendly staff are just a couple of the reasons this is... read more

A fixture on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills since 1987, Dare Devil's Pizzeria... read more

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, half-pound 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 Grille & Raw Bar is a casual restaurant with a colorful and lively island-style atmosphere. The interior decor inspires happiness with bright murals, local artwork, fish tanks and vintage license plates on the walls surrounding the lobby and bar. The menu is fresh and creative, combining Outer Banks seafood with vacation-destination island influences, like Caribbean Creole Pasta, Caberete Shrimp, Caicos Coconut Shrimp Salad and... read more

Goombays Grille & Raw Bar is a casual restaurant with a colorful and lively island-style... read more

Howard’s Pub and Raw Bar Restaurant

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

Fun, funky and casual, Howard's serves lunch and dinner every day from early spring until late fall. Fresh, local seafood from the Pamlico Sound is the highlight, but there are also steaks, ribs, burgers, salads, sandwiches and soups worth ferrying in for (and many do). Sit indoors in the air-conditioned dining room, at the long wooden bar, out on the expansive screened porch with circling ceiling fans or on... read more

Fun, funky and casual, Howard's serves lunch and dinner every day from early spring until late fall.... 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

Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports 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 between Jockey’s Ridge and Historic Cottage Row. Long known for having some of the best burgers on the beach, their masterful chefs recently have been placing a brighter spotlight on local seafood prepared in an authentic Outer Banks style, all with fresh, local ingredients. Start off... read more

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

New York Pizza Pub

Outer Banks Brew Pubs & Sports Bars
2217 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10, Nags Head
(252) 441-2660

With their outdoor deck, superb sound system, 28 TVs and a variety of delicious food, New York Pizza Pub features so much more than just pizza! Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, they offer pizzas, whole and by the slice, in addition to great Italian entrees, such as lasagna, chicken parmigiana and fettuccine alfredo. They serve hand-cut Angus rib eye, chicken and... read more

With their outdoor deck, superb sound system, 28 TVs and a variety of delicious food,... 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