Nightlife in Topsail Island, NC

When night falls on Topsail Island, NC there are plenty of places to go with a group, or to meet new people, for a cocktail, dance, sing karaoke, or just relax with a cool beach drink.  This list will supply the locations on and just off the island for any and all of those aforementioned festivities.  And don't you fret, taxi options are listed in our Getting Here, Getting Around section for your safe departure and arrival back home. 

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Surf City

Gallagher's Bar & Grill Topsail Island Nightlife
614 N. New River Rd.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 541-0877

As one of the newer additions to the Surf City area, Gallagher's Bar & Grill has made a positive addition as a great eat and drink spot. Gallagher's offers both in and outdoor seating which is a great way to have a meal with friends and family in the summer sun,...more about Gallagher's Bar & Grill

Quartermasters Restaurant & Tavern Topsail Island Nightlife
13741 N.C. Hwy. 50
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 329-9922

Quartermaster’s Restaurant & Tavern features freshly prepared seafood and American cuisine. The chef loves to char-grill fresh local seafood and steaks.  House specialties include wings, Crab Dip, Buffalo Shrimp, homemade soups, and prime rib is featured on weekends. The tavern, known for their hot wings, light eats and fine spirits, features...more about Quartermasters Restaurant & Tavern

2112 N. New River Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-4373

Serving as the 'unofficial welcome center of Surf City,' The Brass Pelican is an old Topsail Island favorite for local residents and returning visitors. Their large outdoor deck is a great place to spend a summer evening under the stars, or playing an assortment of games with friends. Entertainment is provided on Friday...more about The Brass Pelican Tavern

508 Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-5001

This funky spot is popular with locals and folks who like beach music and shagging, the official dance of the beach crowd. The "Shag Shack," as it's known, rocks all summer with beach bands, local DJs and shaker cans. Crab Pot has a casual screened-in dining room and bar. No one is...more about Crab Pot

N.C. Hwy. 50
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-4090

Gilligan's is a friendly neighborhood tavern by day and turns into a rocking club after the sun goes down. A DJ spins on Friday and Saturday nights and there is a large dance floor. Occasionally live bands play during the summer season. Gilligan's is a private club with a membership fee of $1, though visitors may...more about Gilligan's

2111 N. New River Dr.
Surf City, NC
(910) 328-3066

Margarita's has live bands, or DJs spinning beach music, every Saturday night, all summer and karaoke is also popular here. If you work up an appetite shagging on the dance floor or belting out a tune, Margarita's dishes up the only late-night breakfast on the island, serving between 11 PM and 4 AM...more about Margarita's Bar & Grill

Topsail Beach

Quarter Moon Topsail Island Nightlife
708 S. Anderson Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
(910) 328-4969
(800) 697-9134

Enjoy a delicious cappuccino or a cool fruit smoothie while browsing Quarter Moon's great selection of books. Whether you're looking for a breezy beach read, an intriguing biography, or a nature guide, they offer terrific choices for all interests.  Quarter Moon also offers a variety of sleepwear and fabulous clothing. Find...more about Quarter Moon

Topsail Beach, NC 28445
(910) 329-0505

The Topsail Island, NC, Beach Buggy's 15-passenger chauffeured shuttle bus is just what you need for a safe night out on the town, a Topsail Island tour, a group outing to a sporting event, a bachelor/bachelorette party, or anywhere you and your company might wish to travel together. Fully licensed and...more about Beach Buggy of Topsail Island

North Topsail Beach

Beach Bums Grill & Bar Topsail Island Nightlife
4021 A Island Drive
North Topsail Beach, NC 28412
(910) 328-1044

Beach Bums Grill & Bar in North Topsail Beach, NC serves Topsail Island and surrounding areas as a true beach bar (and grill!). Quite literally across the street from the ocean and a public beach access with abundant parking, Beach Bums Grill & Bar provides a fun, laid back atmosphere from...more about Beach Bums Grill & Bar

Denny's - Sneads Ferry Topsail Island Nightlife
2020 Hwy 172
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
(910) 327-1177

Denny's is always open and always serves your favorite dishes from anytime-breakfast to dinner entrees, burgers, soups, salads and more. Their menu includes scrumptious Value Meal options, Fit Fare, specials for 55+, and a Kids' menu. Save room for a delicious Denny's dessert. Try a Cake Batter or an Oreo's milkshake,...more about Denny's - Sneads Ferry

Rick's Restaurant Topsail Island Nightlife
510 Petes Way
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
(910) 327-2300

Nightlife in Sneads Ferry can be tough to find in the off-season, but Rick’s Restaurant and Sports Bar covers the bases 7 days a week, all year round. With 14 televisions, plus their big screen, any mainstream sport you wish to watch will be on at Rick's! They have 11 beers...more about Rick's Restaurant

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