5229 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
Phone: (910) 392-1741
Fax: (910) 332-1400
Bars & Cafes
Having staged the performances of numerous rock/metal bands from across the country, the Reggies 42nd Street Tavern is one place where you can head bang late into the night. This eclectic bar is known for its vibrant ambiance that is accentuated by the young and the restless crowd. Its decor resembles an underground rock club with dimly-lit interiors and skeletal murals on the walls. The bar is well-stocked with beers and cocktails served till late into the night. Call ahead to know more about Wilmington's favorite hardcore music hangout.
One of the many restaurants located at The Forum, Osteria Cicchetti specializes in Italian cuisine. This restaurant is open for lunch from 11.30a to 4p, Monday through Friday; dinner commences at 5p. An offering of the Circa Restaurant Group, which gave Wilmington many other delightful eateries like Circa 1922, Brasserie du Soleil, Boca Bay and Towne Tap & Grill, this restaurant also has many culinary delights for you. Small plates like meatballs Napoli and Carpaccio set you up for a satisfying meal which includes pasta, pizza and a full wine menu.
Situated at Lumina Station, Cameo 1900 is the place to head to for a fun night out. Offering tapas style dishes, the restaurant is ideal if you're looking for a night out with friends. The small plates are meant for sharing, and the reasonable prices ensure that you and your friends end up sampling pretty much everything on the menu. Many of their offerings are gluten-friendly. What makes this place even better is their vast array of cocktails, and you would be silly to leave without trying the 1900 Cucumber Gimlet. There is also a good selection of wines.
The Calico Room, located in downtown, is popular among locals and visitors alike. More than a bar, this place is a buzzing live music venue and art space that plays host to cultural events. Their eclectic schedule features regional bands, touring acts and international DJs. Popular music styles here include jazz, acoustic piano, electronic dance and alternative rock. Complement your evening with speciality cocktails in a relaxed and upbeat vibe.
Barbary Coast is nothing short of a local legend, it is after all in operation since the 40s. A dive bar complete with a vast variety of beers that are very reasonable in terms of price, it is a place that draws a fascinating mix of people. The sources of entertainment available at the oldest bar of the city include pool tables and darts, along with a hook game hidden away at the back. Complete with a roaring jukebox and a patio that offers a waterside view, Barbary Coast is an unofficial symbol of Wilmington’s culture and history.
Follow your nose down Market street till you arrive at the old-fashioned glass store front. The store has a charming display, and you get to pick your choice of candy or ice-cream from their wide array. Famous for it's Mackinac Island fudge, toffee apples, marshmallow treats and, of course Sundaes, Kilwins is generally thronged with families, tourists and teenagers on Sunday afternoons. You can even watch them making their famous fudge right there in the store.
Caprice Bistro located near Myrtle Beach, is a little French themed eatery with a mission to create and serve authentic French and Belgium cuisine. The typically classical French food is manipulated to suit a relaxed and inexpensive dining experience, perfect for a meeting with friends or a family get together. The decor is suitably styled as a native French bistro, complete with a wonderfully stocked bar of wines and a sofa lounge. Caprice is reasonably priced with impeccable service and a touch of grace.
Located on the Greenfield Street, the Satellite Bar and Lounge pays homage to its former role as a grocery store from the 1940s. The bar appear like a regular dive bar from the outside, however, once inside, the carefully chosen vintage furniture, beautiful artworks, and the laid back ambiance will charm you at once. Since its opening in December 2009, the bar has found a fair share of regulars who are impressed by its selection of IPAs, stout, lager and other beers sourced from across the world. Accompanied by occasional live music events, jam sessions and movie screening in the backyard, the setting is perfect to hangout with friends.
22 North restaurant has a chalkboard menu along with kid-friendly options, which goes to say that there are select options to try. That said, the seafood-centric American food served here is full of flavor that melts in your mouth right away. The restaurant also serves a decent beer selection. Service is pleasant and greets you with a lovely smile. So if you find yourself in this quaint little beach town craving seafood, then you know where to go!
Cardinal Bands & Billiards has a gray and red theme as its decor. Their three huge pool tables also don a deep red color. This bar is a performance space for regional metal bands. Located next to the state highway, it is a friendly place for those on the road to unwind and have a drink or two. Some of their previous listings are Saliva, Saint Diablo, Elisium and Future Leaders Of The World.
If you are craving for scrumptious seafood, Jack Mackerel's is "the" place to visit. They serve fresh catch, cooked to perfection with choicest of ingredients. Their expert culinary team offers a diverse menu to choose from. Many a patron have praised their Blackened Mahi, Crab Dip and Heart Smart Primavera. Little ones also have a fine fare to choose from. Jack's has an impressive bar menu as well, serving a good variety of draft and bottled beers, margaritas and martinis. This K Avenue restaurant has a lovely upper deck that provides spectacular beach views.