Firebelly Lounge is a longstanding hang-out for Wilmington’s college crowd. Originally located in the downtown area, and recently moved to its new location along Carolina Beach Road, this restaurant and lounge remains popular for late-night bites, live entertainment, and a little Happy Hour or after-hours fun with friends.

The menu has all the munchies that college students, hungry bar patrons, and everyday food lovers inherently crave, starting with a long line-up of appetizers. Patrons can munch on an assortment of wings with regular, mild or fire tequila sauce, a 9-layer Tex Mex dip, stuffed potato skins, or an overflowing plate of nachos with beef or chicken on top. The rest of the menu straddles the borders of classic pub fare and Mexican food, and includes a nice selection of tacos, burritos, burgers, salads, and house specials like the Firebelly fajitas, baked enchiladas, and “build your own” quesadillas. For something unique, try one of the specialty Faddis, or burritos, which includes unique creations like the Shrimp Po’ Boy burrito and the beer battered horseradish fish burrito. Always a little different, with plenty of food that goes great with an ice cold beer or a shot of tequila, Firebelly Lounge is where good times and good food meet.

  • Monday11:00am-2:00am
  • Tuesday11:00am-2:00am
  • Wednesday11:00am-2:00am
  • Thursday11:00am-2:00am
  • Friday11:00am-2:00am
  • Saturday9:30am-2:00am
  • Sunday9:30am-11:00pm
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Cape Fear River

Cape Fear River

While Wilmington visitors will arguably enjoy the best views of the Cape Fear River, this distinctive river actually spreads out throughout most of the coastal and piedmont regions of North Carolina, originating in the town of Haywood, just north of Greensboro, NC, and flowing all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Cotton Exchange

The Cotton Exchange

Visitors can celebrate Wilmington's deep-rooted history in trade with a visit to the historic Cotton Exchange. The complex of eight buildings features over 30 shops and restaurants that are worthy of exploration, and will provide an enjoyable morning or afternoon of retail therapy for Wilmington visitors of all tastes and styles.