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The Brass Pelican

American, Bar, Pub
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2112 N New River Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Richmond, Virginia
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My wife and I went to the Brass Pelican for drinks and a free taco bar night. We got there around 5:00 p.m. and were the first one's there. We thought they may not be open but they open at noon each day. They have drink specials and plenty of options for beer along with a full bar. After looking... More 

1 Thank 304dons
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Great service and drink prices ! Live music, and pretty big party deck out back with cornhole and seating areas! We will be coming back!

Thank Skylar T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Visited last night only to meet up with a friend and while my time with friends was great my experience with the bartender on duty, Champ was terrible. She came from the back and made eye contact and pointed at my empty white cup I said no this time give me a water. She said okay and looked down the... More 

1 Thank Joseph H
Wausau, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Had a great time at brass pelican great local dive bar good place to watch football games good staff and atmosphere If you have never been there I recommend you stop in

1 Thank gessjk
New Jersey
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290 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

A go too every year when visiting. Good local bar. Cheap drinks, pool table, and some TVs. Bartender was friendly. Bathroom needed some cleaning, but other than that, a good stop for a cold one

1 Thank travelman1979_10
Topsail Beach, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

The Brass is the best dive bar on Topsail. A friendly bar without pretense where everyone is welcome. Owned by a great family that provides year-round service. They have a nice selection of draft beers, the best on the island, with a focus on North Carolina craft beers.

1 Thank WrestlingTerp
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

It's Bad... Really Bad. We stayed 2 weeks in North Topsail Beach and went pretty much to every single Bar/Restaurant/Entertainment place on the Beach Strip. This is the ONLY place where the staff did not shows an ounce of Interest is us being custommers in the Bar. Here is why this place does NOT deserve a visit: 1.) The barmaid... More 

2 Thank Kevin C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

"The Brass" as it's called around here is a nifty little place. If you are looking for live music, a place for a night cap I highly recommend stopping into The Brass.

1 Thank Sawyer G
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

When we are in town, we always spend one night here. We don't go here because of the food or the global acclaim and hospitality awards. We go here for one reason and that is to drink cheap beer or liquor. The locals are as friendly as can be. We play pool, throw darts and have a good old time!... More 

2 Thank grandfunkrr
Annapolis, Maryland
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

This bar was no GEM~! IT was disgusting... still had a mess from the night before... When it was mentioned to the bartender who was sitting on her cell phone texting she laughed and said " I didn't work last night" then proceeded to text. Later to find out I believe she said her brother owned the place... what a... More 

Thank MabandMilan

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2112 N New River Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?