Nightlife in Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head, NC

Nightlife in Southport is mostly centered around the restaurants and their lounges as well as a few bars. During the summer season you will find some outdoor concerts. In downtown Southport you can participate in First Friday Gallery Walks year round. There is also a movie theater and a theater that produces plays, music and comedy.

The nightlife on Oak Island, NC consists mostly of restaurants, pubs and bars, however there is an ABC Store on the island where you can purchase your own liquor. The nearest movie theater is located a few miles away in Southport. The Oak Island Recreation Department offers free outdoor family themed movies on a regular basis during the tourist season.

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5177 Southport-Supply Rd.
Southport, NC
(910) 454-4540

Beautiful Kitchen, indeed! Beautiful dining room, beautiful lounge, beautiful food. At Bella Cucina you will find Tuscan-style food made with recipes handed down in the family and using only the freshest ingredients, including produce from neighboring farms and locally caught seafood, to achieve the subtle flavors. From Antipasto to Dolce, the...more about Bella Cucina: Seafood ~ Pasta ~ Pizza

Garrison House
E. Bay St.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 253-201
(800) 222-4790

Tuesdays - Supported by a grant from the Brunswick Arts Council and sponsored by the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department and the Southport Parks and Recreation Department, this outdoor summer concert series features a variety of live bands playing at the Garrison House in the heart of historic Southport. This...more about Brunswick County Free Concert and Movie Series (SPT)

5130 Southport-Supply Rd.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 477-9280

If you have served in the in just about any branch of the military, you will have heard the term, "Check Six." For fighter pilots, it means to look behind you for enemy aircraft - or in simpler terms, to watch your back. The owners of Check Six have a history...more about Check Six Brewing Company

4907 Fish Factory Rd.
South Harbour Village
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 454-4002

You can sail your boat right up to the docking spaces to spend your evening at the Dead End Saloon located on the Intracoastal Waterway. You can enjoy your food and drinks on the dog-friendly outdoor patio or in your choice of one of two dining rooms, or in the full-service bar. You will also...more about Dead End Saloon

Smithville Crossing
1513 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-6554

The owners of Slainte worked hard to make it look like an old Irish pub — to excellent results, with a copper-topped bar and dark woodwork everywhere. You can imbibe in Irish whiskey and Guinness as well as other bar concoctions until 2 AM. With five TVs you can enjoy watching...more about Slainte

Fort Johnson Garrison Lawn
203 E. Bay St.
Southport, NC 8461
(910) 457-7945
(800) 388-9635

Fridays The Southport Friday Night Movies series begins on the third Friday in June and extends every third Friday through October as well as a special date in December. You are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, family and friends to enjoy these free movies.

The movie schedule for...more about Southport Friday Night Movies

Franklin Square Park
Howe & W. West Sts.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-7945
(800) 388-9635

Thursdays  This Southport Summer Concerts series begins on Thursdays in May and extends through Thursdays in October. Featured music includes Jimmy Buffet style, Blues, Blue Grass, Soul, Rock, Americana, Country and Variety. You are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, family and friends to enjoy these free concerts. All concerts...more about Southport Summer Concerts

122 Yacht Basin Dr.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 363-4108

Yacht Basin Eatery opened in 2011 and is open year round. The food is prepared fresh daily using fresh natural local products. As a member of Brunswick Catch, the folks at the eatery support local fishermen and serve local seafood. The extensive menu offers your choice of fish, shellfish, sandwiches, pasta,...more about Yacht Basin Eatery

Oak Island

Middleton Park Soccer Field
SE 46th St.
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 253-2031
(800) 222-4790

Fridays - Supported by a grant from the Brunswick Arts Council and sponsored by the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department and the Town of Oak Island, this outdoor concert series features live entertainment at the Middleton Park Soccer Field from May through September. Concerts are held on Fridays starting at...more about Brunswick County Free Concert and Movie Series (Oak Island)

8520 E. Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC
(910) 278-1500

Open seven days a week year round, Chasers remains a favorite place for locals to gather. Here they can share an after-work drink, discuss their golf games and compare scores, socialize and get a good meal and drinks at affordable prices. Don't miss the sporting events, which you can watch on...more about Chasers Sports Bar & Grill

928 Caswell Beach Rd.
Caswell Beach, NC 28465
(910) 278-9299
(800) 278-5275

Located in the Oak Island Golf Club (see our Golf section), Duffer's Pub & Grille offers a fully stocked bar featuring premium liquors and cordials, bottled and draft beer and an excellent wine list. You will find entertainment on Tuesday nights and, in warmer months, Deck Parties on the spacious...more about Duffer's Pub & Grille

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