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Cape Fear Wine & Beer

$$ - $$$
American, Pub
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139 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3944
+1 910-763-3377
13:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sun 13:00 - 02:00
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Venice, Florida
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Fun bar with nice retro stools, outdoor seating and big selection of micro brews. You can also buy packaged microbrews from a large selection of breweries.

Thank deena l
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place and always like to head here when in Wilmington. Today sat at the bar and was ignored. People served before us. #annoyingasshit

Thank Foxmazing
Management response:

Oh no! We are so sorry you felt ignored. Since you are a returning customer I'm sure you know that is not how we operate. We are very sorry we missed the mark this time. Thanks for the feedback. Please give us another shot. Oh wait, that was the day of the Saint Patrick's parade and festival! Yeah, that was... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went in and sat at the bar and the bartender didn't even look up. Waited for a few minutes then finally left. We got to see a few Townies trying to look cool though. Much better places on Front Street.

Thank Dan R
Management response:

Sorry for your experience. Our bartenders our usually very attentive. Please know that customer care is our TOP priority. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Cape Fear Wine and Beer has a excellent variety of beer--especially draft beer (sorry, I no nothing about wine). The bartenders have a great knowledge of the selections offered. The only downside is that there is no food offered, so eat before you go.

Thank SCC1992
Management response:

Thanks for your great review of our bar. Please come back to visit! More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This bar has a huge variety of good beers. Love the decor. Woman's bathroom has purse hook and glass holder. Good vibes.

Thank staceyvols
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were enticed by the presence of a pool table and my wife's incurable desire to "show me how it's done." However, I was impressed with the selection of beer. They had a wide variety of drafts and a huge number of bottled beers to choose from. We came back the next night to enjoy another drink, play pool, and... More 

1 Thank Jimmy L
Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

It seems like most ever bar I go into I ask the bartender to recommend a beer based on a few beers I'm fond of, and too many times I am met with a blank stare and raised eyebrows. Imagine my delight as the bartender here not only what style of beer I preferred but what specific beers were my... More 

1 Thank Chris O
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Not a tourist spot at all. Known for the wide range of beer options (please don't ask for a Bud Lite) the owners are typically behind the bar themselves. People aren't perfect and they have made some errors over the years but have always acted to more than correct them. If you are enough of a regular they will invite... More 

Thank CWalton159
Chesapeake, Virginia
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Popped in for a drink on a rainy Saturday. Good service. They were voted Best Beer Selection and I wouldn't argue with that!

Thank MargaretR8
Sandefjord, Norway
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

At this place they only have good crafted beer. Not the industrial things they serving other places. if you are into beers, and want to taste more this is the place to go. One night is not enough for all they have on draft!

Thank toojens

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3944
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-763-3377
Cape Fear Wine & Beer is the premier destination for craft beers and outstanding wine. We sell both on and off premise and have a beautiful bar and patio for you to consume your beverages. We have 30 taps, including a cask and around 300 different beers in bottles and cans. We have the fastest rotating draft list in the world and we keep it updated on line at all times.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?