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What Are Your Favorite Bars In Atlantic Beach NC? Music, Drink Specials, More

In this article we are going to list locations of the most frequented favorite bars in Atlantic Beach NC for drink specials, music, pool tables, and atmosphere. But, we encourage readers to use the comment form at the bottom to tell us about drinking establishments in the local area where you enjoy going and the reason why it’s your favorite.

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Tackle Box Tavern

107 Atlantic Blvd – (252) 222-3474

Without a doubt the most active bar in the local area featuring an outside sitting area, music, and a fast paced and loud atmosphere. This establishment has ample parking and quick responses from taxi and ride sharing services such as Lyft and Uber. Located on the circle.

Tipsy Turtle

407 Atlantic Beach Causeway – (252) 499-9248

Another local favorite for those visiting the area featuring good music, pool tables, and very active atmosphere and drink specials. Quick response from Lyft, Uber, and Taxi services.

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The Beach Tavern

413 W Fort Macon Rd – (252) 247-4466

One of the older establishments in the local community featuring several pool tables, grill, live music, dancing area, and ample parking.

Crystal Coast Brewing Company

219 W Fort Macon Rd – (252) 296-2841

Local favorite for award winning craft beer, live music, and entertainment in a very laid back and modern atmosphere.

Idle Hour Biergarten

153 Atlantic Blvd – (252) 773-0008

Located on the circle, offers a great assortment of craft beer, outdoor seating, fire pit, and live music in the summer months.

The Growler

2610-E W Fort Macon Rd – (252) 622-4567

Located near the DoubleTree hotel, this is a very laid back bar offering a good assortment of craft beer specials and music.

All of the establishments listed in this article are in close proximity to restaurants.


As it relates to Tackle Box Tavern, Tipsy Turtle, Beach Tavern, Idle Hour Biergarten, Crystal Coast Brewing Company, and The Growler, which is your favoring drinking establishment in Atlantic Beach NC? Why?

Which are within walking distance of hotels and motels?

Which have taxi services, Uber, and Lyft that are always close by?

Which of the bars are your favorite in the Spring and Summer tourist season versus off-season months? Why?

Which of these establishments have live music or jukebox? Which have dancing and outdoor seating?

Other than the establishments we mentioned having a grill, what are some locations that we missed that have a on-site grill? Do any have a food truck services?

Which drinking establishments are totally focused on craft beer?

Which of these locals bars in Atlantic Beach are very quiet and laid back versus those with a loud and active atmosphere?

Which establishments have a place for people to play darts, or have leagues that play regularly? Did we miss any locations that have pool tables or leagues?

Which locations have electronic trivia and electronic quiz competition?

What are some establishments that we missed in the local area that should be added to this article and what makes them your favorite?

If you are not local to Carteret County and Atlantic Beach, what does the local area need as it relates to bars, nightlife, and entertainment that you would normally find at a beach focused on tourism?

All locations are in the 252 area code and 28512 zip code.

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Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

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