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.


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