Downtown is a vibrant, historic, yet modern waterfront urban community that offers something for everyone. Shoppers delight in the eclectic mix of locally owned and operated shops. Foodies savor a variety of cuisines served up in trendy bistros and down-home pubs during lunch and dinner hours. Office workers enjoy the ability to attend to both personal and business matters during the workday within a short walk of their building. Visitors appreciate the ambiance of our nationally recognized historic district during the day and in the early evening hours. Patrons of the arts appreciate theatrical performances offered on weeknights and weekends. Young adults revel in socializing at the late-night clubs that are open into the wee hours.
The Riverwalk now extends the length of the downtown area along the Cape Fear River. Many annual festivals and concerts are held here throughout the year. Just a block east begins the Historic District with homes dating back before the Civil War.
At night downtown Wilmington comes alive with the crowds and buzz of local bars, pubs and restaurants. From local seafood to premium fine dining, Downtown Wilmington is a foodie paradise.
Wilmington too is developing a national reputation as a music/theater town, with outdoor concerts, traveling bands, and a strong local music community that offers every genre from reggae and country to rock and blues.
Looking for locally made micro-breweries? Where do you begin? Downtown has no less than six working breweries and tap rooms galore.
Notable Downtown Restaurants:
Marina Grill – Ameripub
Circa 1922 – Global Small Plates and Spanish Tapas
Mana Avenue 123 – American Cuisine
Pinpoint Restaurant – A Coastal Community Restaurant
Rx – Seasonally inspired, ingredient- driven Southern cuisine