The Copper Penny is a favorite go-to for Downtown Wilmington pub fans and beer lovers, thanks to a great combination of an extensive beer menu, tasty and filling cuisine, and an undeniably cool atmosphere.

Many longtime patrons argue that the beer and drinks are the star attraction, as the Copper Penny typically features about 20 different and unique brews on tap. From independent domestic favorites to regional NC brewers, beer fans will have a fine time sampling the always-changing drink menu. The food is equally impressive, however, and the menu features a wealth of pub fare including plenty of appetizers and sandwiches, (as well as salads and soups for lighter appetites.) For a snack, patrons can try the cheese steak nachos, the handmade spring rolls, or the massively popular chicken wings, as well as an array of other beer battered or freshly made munchies. Meanwhile, hungrier patrons can dive into one of Copper Penny’s massive platters or sandwiches, like the Ft. Fisher Fish-n-Chips, the hot roasted pork sandwich, or the ultimately filling steak and bacon with cheese and chipotle mayo.

Best suited for ravenous appetites, although everyone can find something to love on the far-reaching menu, the Copper Penny is solidifying its reputation as Wilmington’s favorite pub.

  • Monday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-11:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-11:00pm
  • Sunday12:00pm-10:00pm
Wilmington Riverfront Park

Wilmington Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park, which encompasses a decent chunk of the popular Downtown Riverwalk, is a scenic region which will lure visitors into pulling up a bench seat, staying a while, and enjoying the miles of Cape Fear River views on the horizon.

Henrietta III

Henrietta III

It's hard to miss the Henrietta III as she cruises along Downtown Wilmingtontowards the open waters of the Cape Fear River. As the largest cruise boat in North Carolina, and the state's only true stern wheel riverboat, the Henrietta III has become a staple of the downtown scene in Wilmington, adding to its historic charm and southern flair for fun.