Wrightsville Beach bars on the beach

The Wrightsville Beach Bar Scene

"On the Island"

Red Dogs        Legendary beach bar catering to a young crowd with loud, driving music. New upstairs lounge area with television. 7 North Lumina  256-2776

King Neptune's Pirate Lounge    The pirate lounge in the King Neptune Restaurant is as lively as its proprietor, Barnard Carroll, who did the research to accurately identify all the pirate flags in the room. The rum bar features some 19 premium rums. Microbrewed and imported beers are always in stock and ther is an inexpensive Pub Grub Menu. The lounge is open every day and has all ABC permits. 11 N. Lumina Ave. 256-2525

Buddy's Crab & Oyster Bar Newly located on Salisbury Street behind Johnnie Mercer's pier. A second floor gives views of the ocean and stays crammed with summer transients, old-time residents and former yuppies who traded burnout for beachcombing. Festooned with ships' lanterns, pulley blocks, bells, life rings, hundreds of business cards, photos and (so it's said) a 16th-century Seminole dugout, Buddy's also has a jukebox choked with 2,000 attitude-improving songs. Buddy's is open daily and closes at no more specific time than "until." 13 E Salisbury Street (910) 256-8966

22 North    Best night here is Thursday!!! Get there early because it can get packed.  22 N. Lumina,  509-0177

Jerry Allen's Bar and Grille  Beer and liquor in a casual, young, scene.24 N. Lumina 

LAGERHEADS TAVERN AT 35 North Lumina Avenue. Old Buddy's is now a good old beach bar again. Lot's of Sunday afternoon bikers enjoy the loop view.

THE PALM ROOM  509-3010 Located beside Buddy's on Salisbury Street, this bar is a legend at Wrightsville Beach.

Blockade Runner Aquarium Lounge   Hotel bar with view of the Atlantic, open from 3pm until.. Great drinks and nice bartenders. Good place to relax. Dining deck and pool bar open in season. Late night menu. Sushi by Chef Ronnie from 5pm - 10pm Tuesday-Saturday   245 Waynick Blvd. 256-2251

Gabby's at the Holiday Inn Sunspree  Named after the blue and gold macaw parrot, Gabby's offers a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the perfect spot to relax with your favorite cocktail.  A casual dining menu is available for lunch, dinner, and the late night "munchies!" Gabby's Lounge offers live entertainment Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights. 

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