Downtown Wilmington visitors who want to cap off a full day of shopping and exploring can make a stop at the homegrown Ironclad Brewery for a wonderfully crafted pint or two in a casual, spacious, and all-around historic environment.

The brewery is located in an ancient brick building along 2ndStreet, and is easy to reach for any downtown explorer who is strolling along the waterfront. The interior is both sprawling and cozy, with natural brick walls, towering ceilings, and a long wooden bar and accompanying tables that’s perfect for settling in with a cold drink. There’s more than 10,000 square feet of space that’s spread out across two floors, which ensures that even on busy days, patrons will still find plenty of elbow room.

While there’s a full bar to cater to drink fans of all tastes, the big draw at Ironclad Brewery is naturally the beer, and while the taps rotate regularly, patrons can expect to find plenty of staples including an English style pale ale, a Northern English brown ale, an IPA, a golden ale, and even a chocolate stout and / or coffee porter. With so many varieties to try and plenty of room to relax, Ironclad Brewery is worth multiple visits to taste just how good local homegrown beers can be.

  • Monday12:00pm-12:00am
  • Tuesday12:00pm-12:00am
  • Wednesday12:00pm-12:00am
  • Thursday12:00pm-12:00am
  • Friday12:00pm-12:00am
  • Saturday12:00pm-12:00am
  • Sunday1:00pm-12:00am
Wilmington, NC Kayaking Guide

Wilmington, NC Kayaking Guide

With easy proximity to Masonboro Island and the outlying beaches, the Cape Fear River, and miles of creeks and bodies of water in between, kayaking is a dream in the Port City. Wilmington is home to a wide range of kayaking clubs, equipment providers, and miles and miles of trails, which means that any outing can turn into a kayaking adventure in no time. Explore the various guided tours and clubs available, or find a boat ramp and / or launching site and embark on your own adventure. No matter what kind of excursion you crave, Wilmington always sets the stage for an exceptional paddling adventure.

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.