Drinks

Rooftop bars and riverfront restaurants offering drinks with a view, hidden speakeasies, local coffee shops, distilleries and breweries— Wilmington’s craft beverage scene is full of historic, scenic and off the beaten path locations to quench your thirst. Browse bottle shops where local and regional beers and wines are in stock, embark on the Wilmington Ale Trail to taste your way through area breweries and cozy up in wine bars featuring global selections alongside chef-created small plates.

Coffee Shops


Find a growing array of eclectic coffee houses, roasters and cafes ready to cater to your caffeine cravings, like a coffee shop combined with local shark-teeth jewelry or a surf shop with an upstairs coffee café overlooking the ocean.