Everyone knows, Wrightsville Beach is known for its surf, sand, and sun, but it’s also famous for its nightlife. No matter if your idea of a “night on the town” is laid back evening at a seaside eatery watching the tide roll in or out or dancing the night away at one of our famous beach clubs, Wrightsville has everything you need for an enjoyable evening at the beach.
Blockade Runner Lounge — The poolside bar offers guests a covered area to enjoy the salt air, while the modern glass-encased lounge inside the hotel offers visitors a garden lawn view and a glimpse of the beach’s horizon.
22 North — An array of menu items awaits you at 22 North on North Lumina Avenue and for late night, a pool table and booth seating offers guests a chance to relax and enjoy life at the beach.Buddy’s Crab House and Oyster Bar — Dollar bills with the John Hancocks of visitors and locals decorate this pirate-inspired bar, but don’t let the name fool ya, no food is served at this local establishment.
Gabby’s Lounge at the Holiday Inn SunSpree — One of the lounges located within the hotel, open from late morning until… Live entertainment is featured on the weekends and outdoor seating is available.
Jerry Allen’s Sports Bar and Grill — To catch up on all the games you missed while lounging seaside and catch a quick bite to eat, pop over to Jerry Allen’s Sports Bar and Grill. The tantalizing treats off the late night menu are served until they close up shop at 2 a.m.
King Neptune’s Pirate Lounge — Located adjacent to one of the beach’s finest seafood restaurants, the lounge at King Neptune’s offers visitors a peek into the life of a pirate. With Jolly Rogers flags and pirate memorabilia mounted on every inch of the walls, you can find locals and visitors alike sharing in the swashbuckling celebration of a day well spent.
Lagerheads Tavern — Located directly across from Roberts Grocery, Lagerheads is situated just right for people watching on Lumina Avenue. Locals can be found hanging out on the front patio all day long, enjoying the summer sun.
The Palm Room — Located next to Johnnie Mercer’s Pier, the Palm Room offers visitors a large venue to hear both local and regional bands. Comedy shows also frequent the venue and kicking up your heels is always an option.
Red Dogs — Equipped with bars on the upper and lower levels, Red Dogs also offers its patrons two levels of dancing. With different DJs showcasing their musical stylings on a regular basis, the venue is popular amongst many college-age coeds.
Wrightsville Beach is also minutes away from Historic Downtown Wilmington, a favorite hot spot for locals. Luckily, a cab ride from Wrightsville Beach to Wilmington city center is only $25. While you’re downtown, you can watch a play at one of the outstanding local theaters, stroll along the Riverwalk, listen to an abundance of live music, take a horse and carriage ride, catch a ghost tour or eat in one of downtown’s renowned restaurants.