Downtown Wilmington visitors don’t have to meander too far to join North Carolina’s growing homegrown beer craze, thanks to the centrally located Flytrap Brewing. Found just a few blocks away from the waterfront along Walnut Street, and featuring a cool and casual exterior that belies the high-quality brews that are found inside, this local brewery is a good spot for Wilmington visitors to discover just how tasty handcrafted beers can be.

Flytrap Brewing is found in the Brooklyn Arts District of Downtown Wilmington, and is the perfect place to pop in for a cold one after a long day of exploring the area’s many art galleries, museums, and antique shops or boutiques. The brewery specializes in American and Belgian style brews, and the small batch beers are perfectly fresh for the enjoyment of beer-loving patrons. Because of the small batch style of brewing, the varieties can change regularly, which means that locals and frequent visitors can enjoy a new and unique taste with every visit. There’s also a collection of in-house appetizers and snacks, courtesy of the Veggie Wagon, as well as a range of special events including $5 flight nights and live music on the weekends. The end result is an atmosphere that’s perfectly conducive to good friends, good times, and plenty of good brews. 

  • Monday3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Tuesday3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wednesday3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Thursday3:00pm-12:00am
  • Friday3:00pm-12:00am
  • Saturday3:00pm-12:00am
  • Sunday12:00pm-10:00pm
Wilmington Museums

Wilmington Museums

With its collegiate prestige and unique roots that extend from the Antebellum era to modern day Hollywood, it should come as no surprise that the museums that are found in and around Wilmington are as diverse as the vibrant cityscape itself. Expand your knowledge on everything from military history to scaly and scary reptiles by paying a visit to these acclaimed museums that call the Wilmington region home.

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.