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 UNC W, 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. (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
DIG AND DIVE
A new way to play with your food.” It isn’t just a catch phrase—it is what we do at Dig & Dive. Locally sourced, high-quality food is what we bring to the table. From our specialty “pork wings,” tossed in our famed bourbon-barrell Kentuckyaki sauce, to our fresh ground chuck burgers, to our dogs and sausages, and even salads and kids menu, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We pair it with an expansive craft beer selection—including a large selection of NC brewed beers—and we give you the most unique and fun atmosphere in Wilmington, thanks to our soft-sand volleyball courts, outdoor and indoor dining. Hands down, we’re the best place in town to … Eat. Drink. Play. 3525 Lancelot Lane. 910-202-9350.
■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: Sun.-Thurs., 11am-midnight; Fri.-Sat., 11am-2am.
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown, off Market Street
■ FEATURING: Burgers, dogs, build-your-own French fries, sandwiches, craft beer, volleyball courts.
■ WEBSITE: http://diganddive.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 Reuben, 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, pool, and did we mention sports? Free downtown 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: 1/2 priced select appetizers Monday – Thursday 4-7 p.m.
■ WEBSITE: www.hellskitchenbar.com