9 Mar 2023
The Outer Banks has plenty of things to do when the sun goes down! With live music, great food, and yummy drinks! There is something for everyone to do to have a good time! Here is a list of awesome restaurants and things to do in the evening. Party like the locals do!
Please note that Uber, Lyft, and several taxi services are available on the island. If your whole party is planning on drinking please take advantage of these awesome services! North Carolina prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle by any driver with a .08 percent or up blood alcohol concentration. Drink responsibly!
If you're looking for family-friendly nighttime activities, check out our after dark blog for families!
Uncle Ike's offers great nightlife entertainment with live bands, karaoke on Tuesday and Thursdays, DJs and other nightly events inside and out on our outdoor deck! Their sports bar is open nightly until 2 a.m., year-round, serving delicious creative cocktails and 18 beers on tap. Check out their website: https://uncleikesobx.com/
Sundogs Raw Bar & Grill
During the season they feature live bands, karaoke, trivia nights and a rocking DJ. Entertainment begins between 9:30pm – 10:00pm. They have a signature cocktail menu that is always evolving, along with 18 draft beers and 25+ cans and bottles! View their website: http://sundogsrawbargrill.com/
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/SundogsOBX/
Corolla Wine and Beer Garden
Hangout outside at this eclectic spot in Historica Corolla Village! They have over 60 craft beers and wine with 17 rotating taps. Enjoy their one of a kind tap truck! They are family and pet-friendly up until dark. Enjoy live music and outdoor fun! Check out their website: http://www.corollabeergarden.com/
The Village Table and Tavern
The Village Table & Tavern hosts live music all year round. The downstairs Sound Lounge is the perfect venue for local and visiting artists against the backdrop of the Currituck Sound. In winter months, musical guests perform upstairs in our fireside lounge, which is part of the main restaurant. See who's performing: https://villagetableandtavern.com
Roadside Bar & Grill
Located in downtown Duck, this spot has events, live music, and an awesome backside bar area to hang out! Learn more: https://obxroadside.com/
Tap Shack in Duck
Located next to Cravings in downtown, this spot has music every night from 6:30 to 9:30. Play corn hole, ping pong, pool, and enjoy the outdoor bar! Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/cravingsinduck/
Kitty Hawk Nightlife
Longboard's Island Grill
Longboard's entertainment has been voted best on the beach! Enjoy live music every Friday and karaoke every Saturday. Play pool, cornhole, or watch some sports on their large flat screens! Happy hour is every day from 3 pm to 6 pm. Check out their website: https://www.longboardsobx.com/
Hurricane Mo’s Beachside Bar & Grill
Voted BEST HAPPY HOUR on the beach in 2022! Enjoy views from their Cat5 Bar - one of the best sunset gazing locations on the beach! Sunsets at the beach can be a 360 experience and you can see it all - sound to sea - from their upstairs bar. Come enjoy the views and the live music. If the weather is chilly, head inside and enjoy the incredible beach decor and t.v.s! Check out their website: https://www.hurricanemosbeachsidebarandgrill.com
Excellent breakfast, and voted the best burgers on the beach! With more outside seating than inside, you can head on up to the sway bar serving drinks and steamers, with a view of the ocean. The lower rooftop bar offers more beach views, and you can enjoy live music in the backyard.
Check out their website: https://www.artsplaceobx.com
Kill Devil Hills Nightlife
Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill
Chilli Peppers is known for its role in the busy Outer Banks nightlife scene. They host live entertainment by local favorite, DJ Bose, year-round every Tuesday. Plus it's one of the island’s few venues to offer late-night eats to complement its expansive beer and cocktail selection. The steamed munchies menu is available nightly starting at 10 p.m. View their menu & more: https://chilli-peppers.com
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Jolly Roger Restaurant & Pirate Bar
For those looking for entertainment, there’s always something fun happening here. During the winter they host live poker events, Buzz Time NTN with weekly tournaments and contests… plus nightly karaoke year-round, hosted by local’s favorite D.J.’s Milo and Rob Hambone. View their website: http://jollyrogerobx.com/
Goombays Grille & Raw Bar
If you like raw seafood and happy hours then this place is for you! Daily drink specials are available all day and night. Visit their happy hour appetizer menu from 3-6 pm to save 10% off your check (excluding alcohol). Learn more: https://goombays.com/
Outer Banks Brewing Station
The brewing station offers something to do every day of the week! You may recognize this local brewery by their windmill when you're driving down the bypass. They host live music and have a backyard area for fun and games! You have to check this place out: https://www.obbrewing.com/
One of the Outer Banks' newest restaurants is Jack Brown's. They make their burgers with 100% wagyu beef, and they offer a crazy huge selection of beers. You're bound to find something you like! Check them out: https://www.jackbrownsjoint.com
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/jackbrownskdh/
Local watering hole where you can catch some fish or live music, drinks, food, play games in the arcade, and have a great time soaking up views of the ocean. https://avalonpier.com/
Located on the beach road (NC 12) in Kill Devil Hills. A new addition in 2021 serving their own brewed beers, offering snacks, or you can bring your own grub. Enjoy live music, with the pup, either indoors, or outside on the top deck, or in the fenced in yard!
Nags Head Nightlife
Lucky 12 Tavern
If you are a sports lover then this is the place for you! Located at milepost 11.5 on the beach road, they feature popular sports packages like the NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB, NHL, and more! Enjoy pizza, burgers, local seafood, apps, a huge beer selection, and awesome cocktails! Check them out: https://www.lucky12tavern.com/
Nags Head Fishing Pier
If you want to be on the oceanfront action than this is the place for you! Enjoy the fishing pier, restaurant, or tiki bar! During the in-season, they feature live music and drink specials every day! Or you can enjoy sports on one of six large screen TVs! Check them out: http://www.nagsheadpier.com
Mulligan's Grille in Historic Cottage Row
Ocean views, daily specials, and pet-friendly dining! What more can you ask for? Enjoy views of Historic Cottage Row in Nags Head! Live music every night on the tiki bar! Check them out: https://mulligansobx.com/
Fish Heads Bar & Grill
Another oceanfront option is Fish Heads in South Nags Head! They host a daily beer special, happy hour shrimp from 4-6 pm, and live entertainment every night of the week during the season. Stop by Fishheads Bar & Grill for a good time and enjoy one of the best views on the beach: https://www.fishheadsobx.com
Across the Wright Memorial Bridge
Buffalo City Distillery
Sanctuary Vineyards is the only local winery in the area! Located in Jarvisburg, you can enjoy acoustic sunset on Thursdays or Food Trunks & Tunes on Saturdays through September. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and amazing local wine!
Learn more: http://sanctuaryvineyards.com/
Weeping Radish Microbrewery in Grandy
Located in Grandy, the Weeping Radish is the oldest micro-brewery in North Carolina! You can't miss this large, mural-painted building! Taste German cuisine and local beer, or take a tour of the brewery! Enjoy eating at their nice outdoor area as well!
Learn more: https://weepingradish.com/
These options aren't for late-night partying, but are unique experiences to the area so we wanted to include them! Both pay homage to the area's history and are great if you want to learn a little about the area while you're on vacation.
Lost Colony Brewery Cafe
Located in the heart of downtown Manteo, this place has been around since 1995. They opened a brewery in 2011 and quickly grew into a local favorite! You can enjoy beer and great food in their storefront, or enjoy their beer in over 50 locations from Corolla to Ocracoke.
Learn more: http://lostcolonybrewery.com/
Outer Banks Distilling
You may have heard of Kill Devil Rum while venturing around the island. This place only distillery in the area! They make silver, gold, and pecan rum year-round and they have other limited-time series available at certain times of the year. In the state of North Carolina, you can only purchase 5 bottles of this rum per year. Take a tour of the brewery for just $10. Learn more here: https://outerbanksdistilling.com/