🇺🇸 Best Breweries in Wilmington NC


Asheville is normally a first thought when you think of locals beers in North Carolina.

However don’t overlook Wilmington, which has one of the best local beer scenes in the State.

Most breweries are family-friendly, have beer gardens and offer a menu or have food trucks outside.

Here are the best breweries in Wilmington NC for you to try the next time you’re in town.

 Dog Friendly

 Offer a Menu

 Food Trucks Stop By

 Family Friendly

 Beer Garden

1. Wilmington Brewing Company

824 S Kerr Avenue, Wilmington, NC | wilmingtonbrewingcompany.com


Credit: Wilmington Brewing Company

SIGNATURE BREW – Tropical Lightning IPA

Conveniently located right in the middle of town, Wilmington Brewing Company has grown from a small homebrew shop to a larger establishment with a tasting room.

They offer 15 original rotating drafts in their family-friendly tasting room.

They also have food trucks that set up outside on the weekends.



Monday 3pm – 9pm
Tuesday 10am – 9pm
Wednesday 10am – 9pm
Thursday 10am – 9pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday 12pm – 8pm


2. Wrightsville Beach Brewery

6201 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC | wbBeer.com

wrightsville beach brewery

Credit: Wilmington Ale Trail


This is one socially conscious brewery where they are committed to doing things more sustainably.

They aim to educate their customers on good environmental stewardship as well as striving to give back to their community.

With over 40 beers on offer, there’s bound to be something to your tasting.

Their oysters are pretty famous as well so make sure to try these with the recommended Oysterman Stout. 



Monday 11am – 11pm
Tuesday 11am – 11pm
Wednesday 11am – 11pm
Thursday 11am – 11pm
Friday 11am – 11pm
Saturday 11am – 11pm
Sunday 11am – 11pm


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3. Flytrap Brewing

319 Walnut Street, Wilmington, NC | FlytrapBrewing.com

flytrap brewing

Credit: Flytrap Brewing


Everything about Flytrap Brewing is unique.

From its location in an office-turned-brewery to its name, called after North Carolina’s official carnivorous plant.

They specialise in American and Belgian style ales – an interesting, full flavored offering.

Appropriately, they’re based in the Arts District of Wilmington and you’ll find yourself surrounded with work from local artists.

You’ll also frequently find a delicious food truck outside its doors.



Monday 3pm – 10pm
Tuesday 3pm – 10pm
Wednesday 3pm – 10pm
Thursday 3pm – 10pm
Friday 12pm – 12am
Saturday 12pm – 12am
Sunday 12pm – 10pm


4. Front Street Brewery

9 N Front Street, Wilmington, NC | FrontStreetBrewery.com

Front Street Brewery

Credit: Front Street Brewery

SIGNATURE BREW – Dram Tree Scottish Ale

Front Street Brewery is a landmark in Wilmington.

Established in 1995, they’ve been serving award-winning selections to true beer lovers ever since.

If you’re really into your craft beers, than you are going to love this place.

They serve a full menu until midnight every night and also offer free brewery tours throughout the afternoon. 



Monday 11:30am – 12am
Tuesday 11:30am – 12am
Wednesday 11:30am – 12am
Thursday 11:30am – 12am
Friday 11:30am – 12am
Saturday 11:30am – 12am
Sunday 11:30am – 12am


5. The Sour Barn

7211 Market Street, Wilmington, NC | BroomtailCraftBrewery.com/Sour-Barn

the sour barn

Credit: Broomtail Craft Brewery

SIGNATURE BREW – Galloping Goose

With an impressive outdoor area, The Sour Barn is one not to miss.

Their offerings of world class Sour Bears along are impressive and there are plenty of good ones to try.

You’ll find local musicians here as well as food trucks.



Monday 4pm – 9pm
Tuesday 2pm – 10pm
Wednesday 2pm – 10pm
Thursday 2pm – 11pm
Friday 1pm – 12am
Saturday 12pm – 12am
Sunday 12pm – 8pm


6. Waterline Brewing Company

721 Surrey Street, Wilmington, NC | WaterlineBrewing.com

Waterline Brewing Company

Credit: Yelp


Proudly “Brewed Under the Bridge”, this brewery offers a wide selection of well-balanced beers.

Their Signature Brew, Kölsch, is one not to miss!

Based in a warehouse built in the 1940s, the owners have done a great job of preserving the historic feel of the place.

With offerings such as food trucks, free brewery tours and a beer garden with incredible views, you’ll want to revisit this place time and time again.



Monday Closed
Tuesday 2pm – 9pm
Wednesday 2pm – 9pm
Thursday 2pm – 9pm
Friday 2pm – 11pm
Saturday 12pm – 11pm
Sunday 12pm – 8pm


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7. Bill’s Front Porch Pub and Brewery

4238 Market Street, Wilmington, NC | BillsFrontPorch.com

Bill’s Front Porch Pub and Brewery

Credit: Bill’s Brewing


Based in Midtown, this brewery is a hidden gem in Wilmington.

The building it’s situated in was totally renovated, creating a stunning cabin-like interior that makes you cosy in and never want to leave.

They carry a large offering of award-winning handcrafted beers such as fresh lagers, invigorating seasonal Belgian ales and succulent IPAs.



Monday Closed
Tuesday 4pm – 10pm
Wednesday 4pm – 10pm
Thursday 4pm – 11pm
Friday 11am – 11pm
Saturday 11am – 11pm
Sunday 12pm – 10pm


8. Edward Teach Brewing

604 N 4th Street, Wilmington, NC | EdwardTeachBrewery.com

Edward Teach Brewing

Credit: Edward Teach Brewing


This brewery is set in an impressive location – a 111-year-old historic firehouse set in the Arts District.

They also stock a wide selection of wines as well as delicious snacks from “The Veggie Wagon”.

If you visit over the weekend, you’ll experience the best live performances from local musicians. 



Monday Closed
Tuesday 1pm – 10pm
Wednesday 1pm – 10pm
Thursday 1pm – 10pm
Friday 12pm – 12am
Saturday 12pm – 12am
Sunday 12pm – 8pm


9. Waterman’s Brewing

1610 Pavilion Place, Wilmington, NC | WatermansBrewing.com

Waterman’s Brewing

Credit: Waterman’s Brewing

SIGNATURE BREW – Abundant Sunshine IPA

You won’t find another brewery in Wilmington with such a love and connection for the coast.

You can watch brewmaster Zac in the glass brewhouse working his magic whilst enjoying your beer!

And don’t miss the amazing food served here.

On their dog-friendly deck, they keep you entertained with games such as cornhole and giant jenga.

One things for sure, you won’t be bored here!



Monday 11:30am – 10:30pm
Tuesday 11:30am – 10:30pm
Wednesday 11:30am – 10:30pm
Thursday 11:30am – 12am
Friday 11:30am – 12am
Saturday 10am – 12am
Sunday 10am – 10:30pm


10. Mad Mole Brewing

6309 Boathouse Road, Unit C, Wilmington, NC | MadMoleBrewing.com

Mad Mole Brewing

Credit: Wilmington Ale Trail


This solar powered brewery is the only one of its kind in Wilmington!

The brewery was created from a local software company, and their use of technology and art really to brew better beer really shows.

The layout of the place makes you feel like you are part of the brewing process.

Which makes drinking their perfectly cold beer even more satisfying. 



Monday 4pm – 9pm
Tuesday 4pm – 9pm
Wednesday 4pm – 9pm
Thursday 12pm – 10pm
Friday 12pm – 11pm
Saturday 12pm – 11pm
Sunday 12pm – 8pm


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