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
Wrightsville Beach Park

Wrightsville Beach Park

The sunny Wrightsville Beach Park, conveniently located in the heart of town, is a fantastic destination for an outdoor adventure that doesn't necessarily entail a trip to the beach. Adjacent to the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation's main facilities, the Wrightsville Beach Arboretum, and plenty of wide open green spaces, this park is a perfect spot for enjoying a little free fun in the sun, without the risk of getting sand in the shoes.

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.