Nags Head Bars

Including Kitty Hawk Bars & Kill Devil Hills Bars

If there’s a heart to the Outer Banks, this is it. The central Outer Banks towns of Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head are the busiest and most populated and therefore home to more of the Outer Banks bars and Outer Banks nightlife opportunities. In these towns you’ll find breweries, bottle shops, dive bars, live music bars, oceanfront tiki-style bars, karaoke bars and so much more. If you’re a night owl, this stretch of Outer Banks bars is definitely where you belong, with Kill Devil Hills offering the most nightlife bars. The bars and nightlife establishments in this area are a little more spread out, so if you are planning to bar hop you’ll need to use that Uber or Lyft app or call one of the local taxi services (yes, we still have those here). 

Live Music in Bars in Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head

Live music in Outer Banks bars varies from solo acoustic singers to full live bands. The central region of the Outer Banks – Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and neighboring Roanoke Island – have the most bars offering consistent live music. You’ll find opportunities to hear bands outdoors or indoors. For the biggest live bands, look to Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, the only venue with a real stage and sound system.

 

Bonzer Shack

Kill Devil Hills Bars
1200 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 480-1010

Get ready to kick back and relax at Bonzer Shack. With their creative take on Southern and island comfort food in a surf hangout atmosphere, there’s...read more

Get ready to kick back and relax at Bonzer Shack. With their creative take on...read more

Buffalo City Distillery

8821 Caratoke Highway, Point Harbor
(252) 491-7255

Buffalo City Distillery is a state-of-the-art craft distillery just minutes from the beaches across the Wright Memorial Bridge. They produce premium...read more

Buffalo City Distillery is a state-of-the-art craft distillery just minutes from the beaches across the...read more

Fish Heads Bar & Grill

Nags Head Bars
8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Road, MP 18.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-5740

You can't eat and drink any closer to the ocean than this. Fish Heads at Outer Banks Pier offers a restaurant and bar with seating on the deck in the...read more

You can't eat and drink any closer to the ocean than this. Fish Heads at...read more

Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row

Nags Head Bars
4005 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 13, Nags Head
(252) 480-2000

For more than 20 years, Mulligan’s has served Southern coastal cuisine with incredible views, thanks to its scenic location...read more

For more than 20 years, Mulligan’s has served Southern coastal cuisine with incredible...read more

Outer Banks Brewing Station

Kill Devil Hills Bars
600 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-2739

Outer Banks Brewing Station has an ever-changing list of award-winning house-made beers that serve as the cornerstone of their innovative style....read more

Outer Banks Brewing Station has an ever-changing list of award-winning house-made beers that serve as...read more

Shipwrecks Taphouse & Grill

Kitty Hawk Bars
4020 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-7800

Getting Shipwrecked on the Outer Banks is far from a bad thing at this new tap house and grill in Kitty Hawk. If you're looking for inspired Outer...read more

Getting Shipwrecked on the Outer Banks is far from a bad thing at this new...read more

TRiO Restaurant & Market

Kitty Hawk Bars
3708 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-0277

TRiO Restaurant & Market is a vibrant dining and retail destination with an inviting, upscale-casual vibe that sets it apart from other places on the...read more

TRiO Restaurant & Market is a vibrant dining and retail destination with an inviting, upscale-casual...read more

Art’s Place is famous among locals not only for their hamburgers served with hand-cut french fries, but also for their friendly staff. The tiny restaurant...read more

Beach Road Bottle Shop is a beer and wine tasting room offering craft beer on tap, wine, cider, kombucha and more. Stop in to stock the cooler or the beach...read more

For more than 20 years the Blue Crab Tavern has offered a taste of authentic island life. Stop by this soundside pub full of local color and tucked away on...read more