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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Downtown Wilmington, NC

Downtown Wilmington, NC

For many visitors, the waterfront downtown region is where the action is in Wilmington, and an extended visit to this area is the highlight, if not the majority, of a great Wilmington vacation. Downtown Wilmington is steeped in history, filled with attractions, and offers all the enticing restaurants and shops of a major city, while retaining its small-town coastal charm.

Wrightsville Beach Vacation Rentals

Wrightsville Beach Vacation Rentals

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