A trip to the Outer Banks is often an opportunity for travelers to make the most of time the great outdoors. Whether you’re one for the sand or you can’t get enough of time on the waves, the Outer Banks offers up stunning coastal views and options to indulge your interests. It’s also a destination known for fantastic flavors and delicious fun! If you and your traveling crew are looking for a place to settle in and sip an afternoon or evening away in style, the following are a few of the best bars the Outer Banks calls its own.
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Outer Banks Brewing Station
When you find yourself in Kill Devil Hills with a hankering for a fantastic brew or two, the Outer Banks Brewing Station is the place to be. Located at 600 South Croatan Highway, this brewery and restaurant is a great place to order up a pale ale, lager, or IPA and pair it with tapas. Outer Banks Brewing Station crafts its specialty beer on-site and there are options to order up your favorite in a collectible customized pint glass. When you’ve taken your last sip, be sure to ask for a brewery tour that offers up a great look at the brewing process from start to finish.
Watermen’s Bar and Grill
Those who prefer to pair their bar experience with stunning waterfront views will want to make their way to Watermen’s Bar and Grill while visiting the Outer Banks. Located at 25706 Highway 12 in Waves on Hatteras Island, Watermen’s Bar and Grill is known for its indoor and outdoor seating as well as the amazing vistas, savory beverage options, and friendly staff too. In addition to beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails, Watermen’s Bar and Grill is a great place to check out the Rum Bar where rum drinks are exclusively served up with specialty rum from around the globe!
For Outer Banks adventurers who are destined to spend quality time in Duck, making time for a trip to the Tap Shack is always a good idea. Found at 1209 Duck Road, this friendly and vibrant stop pairs amazing drink options with live music throughout the summer. Here, you can grab a table and enjoy a beer in the open air while letting your worries fall away in idyllic Outer Banks style.
Mimi’s Tiki Hut
Making the most of bar experiences in Manteo starts with time at Mimi’s Tiki Hut. Situated on the deck of Pirate’s Cove Marina, this laid-back bar and eatery is an exceptional place to grab a bite, enjoy a beverage, and take in live entertainment too. While the wine and beer list are sure to please, the handcrafted cocktails are certainly a highlight of a visit. Options like the Manteo Mash pair vodka, strawberries, basil, lemonade, and Sprite in perfect harmony while the Kill Devil Horchata comes with an ideal ratio of small-batch bourbon, maple syrup, orange bitters, and cinnamon!
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