Nightlife in Carolina/Kure Beach, NC

Ah, a night in Carolina Beach, NC. Grab your flip-flops and head out the door. There's really no better place to spend a warm summer's night or any night, for that matter. Bring your partner, your family, or your friends and take a stroll down the boardwalk. During the summer, you'll find a carnival atmosphere, complete with rides, cotton candy, ice cream, and fireworks. Stop in at Britt's for a fresh-from-the-fryer donut and then take a walk on the beach. It's a recipe for relaxation.

But, that's not all the area has to offer at night. You'll find restaurant lounges for cocktails and tempting bar menus, fun dive bars, and tiki bars, where you can sip a fruity drink and listen to great local music. The area hosts a multitude of annual events — from a beach music festival to family movies to a great summer concert series. The annual Seafood, Blues, and Jazz Festival draws visitors from across the region with its winning combination of delicious fried seafood, fantastic music, and sweet ocean breezes. 

Maybe you're looking for something quieter? You'll find that too. There are miles of sand to explore under the moonlit sky and many lovely spots to sit and contemplate the beauty of the ocean. For a special treat, take a cruise under the starry sky — life doesn't get any better.

From fireworks on the boardwalk, walking the beach, ice cream parlors, beach bars, tiki bars, and restaurant lounges, nightlife in Carolina Beach, NC, is lots of fun. Just over the bridge, nearby Wilmington, N.C. has an even larger variety of nightlife options. 

Featured Local Businesses

Carolina Beach

Havana's Fresh Island Seafood Carolina/Kure Beach Nightlife
One North Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-2822

Located just two blocks from the beach and nestled in a historic home, Havana's is the perfect spot for a romantic glass of wine or drinks with friends. They offer regular drink specials, and for a treat you can order a tempting appetizer from their regular dinner menu....more about Havana's Fresh Island Seafood

701 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-5299

The Lazy Pirate's large outdoor deck is a great place to grab a bite and sip a cold one. The menu features award-winning wings, chowder, signature cheesesteaks, seafood platters, burgers, gourmet salads, and a kids' menu. The full bar has all of your favorite libations and plenty of TVs. They have...more about The Lazy Pirate

Carolina Beach Marina
100 Carl Winner Dr.
Carolina Beach, NC
(910) 458-3474

For an enjoyable evening on the water, cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway and the Cape Fear River aboard the Royal Winner Princess II. The two-hour Dinner and Dancing Cruise features a climate-controlled dining room and an open-air dance floor on the vessel's top deck. If you are looking for a bit...more about Winner Gulf Stream Fishing & Cruise Boats

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