CAROLINA ALE HOUSE
Voted best new restaurant AND best sports bar of 2010 in Wilmington, Carolina Ale House is the place to be for award-winning food, sports and fun. Located on College Rd. near UNCW, this lively sports-themed restaurant. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. 317 South College Road, Wilmington, NC. (910) 791.9393.
■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am-2am daily.
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown
■ FEATURING: 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD projector TVs in Wilmington.
■ WEBSITE: CarolinaAleHouse.com
FOX & HOUND
Serving up the best bar food for any local sports fan, Fox & Hound has appetites covered. Located next to Mayfaire Cinema 16, it’s no question that Fox is a great place to go on date night, or to watch the big game on one of the restaurant’s six large projection screens and 19 plasma televisions. Guests can also play pool, darts or video games in this casual-theme restaurant. For starters, Fox offers delicious appetizers like ultimate nachos, giant Bavarian pretzels and spinach artichoke dip. In the mood for something more? Try the hand-battered Newcastle fish ‘n’ chips or chicken tenders, or the grilled Mahi-Mahi served atop a bed of spicy rice. From cheeseburgers and sirloins to salads and wood oven-inspired pizzas, Fox has plenty to choose from for lunch or dinner. Finish the meal with a 6-inch Great Cookie Blitz, a chocolate chip cookie baked fresh to order and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Hershey’s syrup. 920 Town Center Drive, (910) 509-0805.
■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am– 2am, daily
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington
■ FEATURING: $5.99 lunch specials and free pool until 2p.m. and $5 cheese pizzas after 10 p.m., both Mon.-Fri.
MUSIC: Trivia with Party Gras Entertainment DJ every Thursday at 9pm
■ WEBSITE: foxandhound.com
This is downtown Wilmington’s Sports Pub! With every major sporting package on ten HDTVs and our huge HD projection screen, there is no better place to catch every game in every sport. Our extensive menu ranges from classics, like thick Angus burgers or NY-style reubens, to lighter fare, such as homemade soups, fresh salads and vegetarian options. Whether meeting for a business lunch, lingering over dinner and drinks, or watching the game, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with free WiFi, darts, and did we mention sports? Free lunchtime delivery on weekdays; we can accommodate large parties. (910) 763-4133.
■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: 11am – late. Sun. at noon.
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown
■ FEATURING: Dueling pianos every Thurs., Fri., and Sat. nights. and 1/2 priced select appetizers m-th 4-7pm
■ WEBSITE: www.hellskitchenbar.com