With the lively historic city of Wilmington in its backdrop, 9 North Front Street swung open its doors while the Civil War’s Second Battle of Fort Fisher was underway. Since then, it’s been a mainstay in the community, evolving as the city navigated through the Reconstruction, welcomed the 20th century, and contributed to World War II shipbuilding efforts.
The list of the building’s occupants is equally storied. Starting as a dry goods store in 1865, it later became home to the most extensive carpet store in the state. After which, it became a purveyor of Kuppenheimer suits. Then, in 1922, a fire struck the building. Burnt but not out, 9 Front Street later housed several other tenants, including Charles M. Steiff’s showroom for musical instruments and Crosley radios. Then from 1940 to 1982, the building became the home of Foy, Roe & Company, a men’s clothing store. Finally, in 1995, we took over. And you can say the rest is craft beer history!
Enjoy a delicious, freshly made meal with us while basking in Wilmington’s laid-back coastal vibe. Our outdoor patio is the perfect spot for beers, sandwiches, and wings to meet up with friends. Or maybe you’re looking to grab lunch before heading to the coast with your four-legged best friend? Well, come on by. We’ve got room for all of you!
Our location on Front Street in the heart of downtown makes our outdoor seats the perfect place to people-watch as the sun sets in our beautiful city. With the salt in the air and craft beer in your hand, you’ve got the makings of the perfect night out.
Whether you’re looking to pregame before an event at the famed 7,200 capacity outdoor amphitheater in the Riverfront Park. Or you’re looking to unwind after a night of singing along with your favorite band, Front Street Brewery is just a pleasant walk away.
Want to get off your feet? You can cover the distance with a short two-minute drive.
Sitting on the north end of Wilmington’s historic Riverwalk, the state-of-the-art boutique outdoor amphitheater has hosted some of the hottest musical acts today. But this beautiful space isn’t just for good music! The Live Oak Bank Pavilion is the venue for the historic NC Azalea Festival Concert, The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival, and the Novant Health Wilmington NC Marathon finishers.
We’re the longest-running brewery in Wilmington, so obviously, we’ve got beer! Lots of it. Give our locally brewed flagship beers a try or order one of our seasonal beers on tap. Our ales pair perfectly with the dishes on our menu, like our favorite Fried Green Tomato BLT.
Want to enjoy beer the moment you step into Front Street? Walk up to our Tap Room on the third floor and grab a drink while you wait for your table. We’re sure you’ll enjoy any of our freshly brewed craft beers! Let’s see if you find a favorite!
Imagine sipping a bourbon made from a sweet mash of premium corn, soft red winter wheat, and two-row barley with notes of apple, honey, floral verbena, leather, and cinnamon. The Garrison Brothers Distillery Small Batch Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is just ONE of the over 480 whiskeys to try in our restaurant. Can’t decide where to start? Then don’t! We recommend you dive in and try our three-pour whiskey flights and find your favorite.
Our collection of handmade, exceptional single barrels of whiskey comes from some of the most excellent distilleries, and they’re bottled exclusively for us. Trust us. You’ll discover why we’re the best whiskey bar in town the moment you take a sip!
We love being part of the Wilmington community! Through the years, we’ve partnered with organizations around town committed to making Wilmington a place we can proudly call home.
With more than 380 breweries and brewpubs in the state of North Carolina, we take brewing craft beer seriously! As a member of the Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance and the NC Craft Brewers Guild, we’re committed to maintaining Wilmington’s well-deserved reputation as one of “America’s Beeriest Beach Towns.”
When Wilmington thrives, we all thrive! As a member of the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association and the Downtown Business Alliance, we are dedicated to developing a vibrant visitor industry in our thriving port city.
Community is all about the people! And in Wilmington, we’ve got some of the best. We love supporting local organizations like The Children’s Museum of Wilmington in their mission to make a difference in our community. Hot tip: Bring our children’s menu to the museum, and you’ll receive $1 off admission.