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When the sun goes down, there's plenty of nightlife on the Crystal Coast, North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks, to enjoy. From local pubs to friendly bars featuring performances by the best local bands, adults are sure to enjoy the nighttime on the Crystal Coast as much as they enjoy the daytime.

Arendell Room

The Arendell Room features classic cocktails, martinis, wine and cold beers. We take a culinary approach to cocktails that uses the best ingredients, like fresh squeezed juices and the finest spirits. These are the drinks you've been practicing for. The AR is located in Downtown Morehead between Raps and 8th Street.

View Website 715 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 240-2753

Backstreet Pub

The Backstreet Pub has been called the friendliest, funkiest little bar from Maine to Venezuela. Housed in a century-old former bakery, it is famous among sailors who course the ICW and who have covered the walls with nautical memorabilia. But the Backstreet is also a local hangout. For fishermen and writers, waitresses and tugboat captains, retired spies, deep sea divers and just about anyone looking for a cold beer, a fine wine and some decent conversation. And, perhaps, a game of cribbage.

View Website 124 Middle Ln.
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-7108

Beach Tavern Bar & Grill

Favorite Sports Bar & Grill in AB since 1972. Awesome food, cheap drinks, ice cold beer, pool hall, darts & fooseball! Live venue & banquet room available.

413 W Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 247-4466

Cabana Club

View Website 5386 Highway 70 W.
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 222-0111

Clairita's Tiki Bar

Offering nightly live music performances, Clarita's Tiki Bar also offers a wide selection of menu items. Crab stuffed portabellas, shrimp and scallop scampi and grilled or fried seafood platters are among the favorites.

Town Creek Marina 232 W. Beaufort Road
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 504-7263

Cool Fish Bar & Grill

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 5PM - midnight. Chargrilled seafood and steaks. Nightly drink specials.

1644 Live Oak St
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-3335

Emerald Club Tropical Beach Bar

Emerald Club features live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. This includes Beach music, Top 40, Classic rock, and much more. The Emerald Club is highly recommended by the locals and is one of Hottest night clubs on the Crystal Coast!

View Website 8102 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-2929

Hannah's Haus

Located in the back of Gaskill’s Hardware in beautiful Beaufort, North Carolina, Hannah’s Haus is a small bar with big taste in craft beers. In fact, we focus on craft beer. We have over 25 beers on tap, offer over 100 varieties of bottled beers, and we have live music just about every weekend featuring such bands as Dirty Bourbon River Show, The Ends, Blackfoot Gypsies….the list continues to grow. We’re a friendly bunch to hang with for an hour or entire evening. Join in on the occasional bar tournaments such as cornhole, darts, or ping pong. We’re also known to host killer oyster roasts every now and then, potluck dinners, even chili competitions, and our Christmas pajama party is a hoot.

View Website 900 Live Oak Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-3757

Jack's Waterfront Bar

Jack’s Waterfront Bar is proud to be the only waterfront bar in Morehead City, NC offering live music, drink specials and a whole lot of fun! We are located in Downtown Morehead City, at the end of 6th Street, next to public docks. We are a Family Owned and Operated business. We display local artists and strive everyday to make our place your place. When you want to get away, sit by the water and watch a beautiful sunset, we are the place for you! For the rest of the crowd looking to have a cold drink and listen to your favorite band, we’ve got what you need, too!

View Website 513 Evans Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Mac Daddy's Sports Bar & Grill

When you're looking for fun and a great family-friendly atmosphere head to Mac Daddy's! We have 24 lanes of the coolest bowling around, the area's largest arcade and an awesome sports bar restaurant with big-screened televisions! Mac Daddy's is the one stop for fun on the Crystal Coast and only minutes from Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Jacksonville and New Bern. Big city fun is located right here in Cape Carteret so come to Mac Daddy's today. We're open 364 days a year serve you the best fun in eastern North Carolina!

View Website 130 Golfin Dolphin Drive
Cape Carteret, NC 28584
(252) 393-6565

Memories Beach & Shag Club

Listen to Beach Music and Shag with your friends on the best hardwood dance floor in Eastern North Carolina.

View Website 128 E. Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 240-7424

The Morehead Center

Exciting live professional variety show featuring year-round family entertainment.

View Website 1311 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-1501
or (866) 580-7469

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