Nightlife in Emerald Isle, NC

For a late night movie on Emerald Isle, NC, the Emerald Plantation Cinema 4 is the place to meet your friends to enjoy the latest release and an oversized bag of popcorn. The bar at Rucker Johns stays open until 11:00 PM. For dancing, music, and more nightlife, drive up the island toward Atlantic Beach.

Featured Local Businesses

Emerald Isle Nightlife

8700 Emerald Drive
Unit 20
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 354.3333

Find the perfect wine for your special occasion or a craft beer of your liking at this store featuring over 108 vineyards and 60 breweries. Stop by to browse, shop, or linger over a glass or a mug. Also, ask about their weekly wine and beer tasting. The store is open...more about Carolina Wine Mixer

311 Mangrove Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-7775

A local favorite, Flipperz is a family-friendly bar and grill and much more. The extensive menu includes lunch dishes such as the Seaside Sandwich, Pat-the-Builder's Ribeye Sammich, and Beth's Bronx Bomber, and a menu for the Lil' Sailor. The dinner menu includes a huge variety of delicious appetizers, salads, burgers, steaks, and seafood...more about Flipperz Family Bar and Grill

9106 Coast Guard Road
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 352-8111

Jackie's American Grille menu includes unique appetizers such as, battered dill pickles on a spear with dipping sauce,  piggin' wings, and steam bun tacos. If you have room after the pre-meal selection or a cup or shrimp and corn chowder, then you'll have to pick up a fork and knife to...more about Jackie's American Grille

8002 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-6200

For fine dining Kathryn's Bistro is the place to celebrate any special occasion. This family-owned restaurant offers high-quality seafood and selections of Certified Angus Beef. When you taste Kathryn's Maryland-style Crab Cakes or their Carolina Classic shrimp and grits, you will be returning for their nightly specials. The martini bar offers thirty different variations,...more about Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar

145A Bogue Inlet Dr
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(910) 554-7570

RJs Cigar Lounge and Tobacco, a popular shop in Jacksonville, NC, has recently opened a lounge in Emerald Isle, NC. This is a welcoming place to gather with friends and relax. The lounge hours are Sunday through Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 AM...more about RJs Cigar Lounge and Tobacco

Emerald Plantation Shopping Ctr.
8700 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-2413

This upbeat nightspot is very popular with the Bogue Banks crowd and beyond. You'll find a nice bar separated from the dining area with an extensive selection of draft beer and wines by the glass and all ABC permits. In the summer RuckerJohns often offers entertainment on the outdoor patio, and...more about RuckerJohns Restaurant

325 Mangrove Blvd.
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 354-7865

Open seven nights a week from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM, SALT Ultra Lounge brings music and dancing to Emerald Isle. They feature Live music, DJ's, parties, and more. Check their website for a list of this year's Live music bands. You can reserve their VIP area for your party or...more about Salt Ultra Lounge

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Emerald Plantation Unit 16
8700 Emerald Drive, NC
(252) 354-3030

Use two hands for the hearty burgers you'll find at The Shark's Den. This sports bar and grill is located in the Plantation Shopping Center behind the Emerald Isle Books and Toys store and next to the movie theater.  Their menu includes much more than burgers;  sandwiches and dinners to soup and...more about The Shark's Den Sports Bar and Grill


200 Mallard Dr, Emerald Isle
2610 W Fort Macon Rd
Atlantic Beach, NC
(252) 424-8391

Goose Creek Growler Company makes premium high-fired stoneware growlers with unique handles. As they say, "We handle things differently." You can design your own growler by adding an image, logo, or artwork. Besides the growlers, which may be bought in the shop or online, they have two taproom locations. Come by...more about Goose Creek Growler Co.

Wine Shops and Wineries

9102 Coast Guard Road
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-8466

Emerald Isle Wine Market is located on the right as you enter Emerald Isle from the Cameron Langston Bridge. This wine boutique carries a rich selection of foreign and American wines, craft beers, mixers, and bitters. Here you will also find a selection of gourmet foods, chocolates, gluten-free selections, and a...more about Emerald Isle Wine Market

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