Cape Fear Wine and Beer | Wilmington, North Carolina
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Cape Fear Wine and Beer
Exceptional based on 15 ratings
Type: Bar

139 North Front Street
Wilmington, North Carolina United States 28401 [ print map ]
910 763 3377

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Hours: Mon-Wed: 4PM-2AM. Thurs-Sun: 1PM-2AM


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Beer Available At Cape Fear Wine and Beer (arranged by most recent)
Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale 100, Delirium Tremens 96, Duvel 99, Delirium Nocturnum 94, Stone Ruination IPA 100, Stone Dry Hopped Arrogant Bastard Ale , Coronado Sock Knocker IIPA 97, Great Divide Hercules Double IPA 100, Meantime Coffee Porter 91, Bells Two Hearted Ale 100, Coronado Mermaids Red Ale 73, Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA 98, North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 100, Spaten Optimator 96
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15 reviews for Cape Fear Wine and Beer
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  74%
 Selection  79%
 Food  55%
 Value  68%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  77%
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88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
MrZachBoylston  (2) , | July 15, 2014
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
dirtyrobot  (1) , | February 7, 2014
The best beer bar in Wilmington. Friendly, knowledgeable staff with an ever changing selection of draft and bottles. Great place to meet locals & tourists alike. Highly recommended.
96
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Gregman12  (10) Alabama | July 30, 2013
Good spot to drink good beer. beers are however pricey as they are in most well established places. the offer mostly draft beer, but do have a small to medium size selection of bottles to take home with ya. overall a good place to drink at! Make sure to sit outside on the back porch overlooking the wilmington harbor!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81  (74) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | April 20, 2012
Was in town this last weekend and this place was on my "must-stop" list. Went down on Friday afternoon and most of the bar area was full already. Maybe it was the sunny day outside, but this place seemed really dark. The large cooler section behind the bar was a little difficult to see. A huge chalkboard greeted us with all of the taps listed though, so that was nice. Service was friendly and helpful. They carried a great number of bottles in addition to their taps, and from what I hear, you can purchase for carry-out. Very cool. We didnít get anything to go this time, but nice to know we can do that. A great bar for sure, one of the best I have been to in NC.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (582) Denver, Colorado | August 31, 2011
Iím reading the reviews for this place and many of them just donít make sense for the current establishment. Iím guessing things have changed drastically for the better in the past few years because Cape Fear Wine and Beer is nothing short of awesome. This is a full on bar that happens to sell beer to-go. The tap list is ever rotating and featured plenty of beers just not seen anywhere else in the vicinity during our time here e.g. Petrus Dubbel Bruin, Founders Breakfast Stout, Brooklyn Huske Hardware Killaman, to name a few. This is easily the best beer selection anywhere in the Wilmington area, even including bottle shops. They claim 200 beers, and it is easily believable. We visited 6 times throughout the week and always got friendly and knowledgeable service. The vibe is excellent with appropriate lighting, really nice and interesting regulars, eclectic decor and, of course, the aforementioned rad tunes. The beer prices are very good. I just donít see how people claim they are overpriced, unless they built a 6 pack to-go which I did not so I canít comment on that. The beers on tap were all $5-6 for an imperial pint and in the same range for a 10-12 oz. pour for the high alcohol stuff. I paid $5 for a bottle of Vichtenaar and $4 for Two-hearted, $4.5 for Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA: equal to the lowest prices Iíve seen for those particular beers in a bar in NC or GA. If you are in the Wilmington area, GO!
30
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 2/20
ct  (1) , | March 2, 2011
BAD SERVICE!!! Great beer selection served with the worst attitude on the coast and I think it was the owner named Lucas or Lucious. If you want a great beer and want to feel bad drinking it then this is your place to go. No respect for patrons. Not sure if theyíre going out of business and heís stressed or heís just not people person. Regardless donít put yourself through his self pitty. Even the bouncers ripped his attitude, go figure. There are plenty of happier places to visit and have a good beer in downtown Wilmignton than to subject yourself to a nepoleon complexíed want to be biker head serving good beer with a BAD attitude. BAD VIBES!!!
38
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 3/20
Hawriver  (1) Haw River, North Carolina | March 1, 2011
Great Beer Selection, but short bartender with the Elvis Chops has a serious attitude problem. The bar is not worth patronizing. Would rather spend my money at an establishment that appreciates my business than give it to a$$holes who want to fight their clientele. In this place, the customer is always wrong, even if the bartender is the one who screws up your order. My first visit this past weekend will also be my last. However, if rude service and being treated like $hit sounds like a good time, Cape Fear Wine & Beer wonít let you down.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1501) Washington, Washington DC | February 13, 2011
Medium sized place, large bar, tables, plenty of room to spread out. 18 taps, 1 cask, 130+ bottles. Fantastic selection, including some hard to find stuff. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, very generous with samples, and all their recommendations were spot on. Easily the best beer place for many miles, not to be missed.
62
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 12/20
roder60  (41) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 16, 2008
Total hole in the wall place located right on the waterfront in downtown wilmington. Has a smokey bar that takes up most of the room (very small) and then some shelves and coolers behind stools of assorted beers and wine. Didnít have my hopes up when I got there, but what selection they did have (~200 bottles sounds right) was awesome and hard to come by stuff. I found a thomas hardyís in one of the coolers which I had been looking for for ages as well as 3 others on my want list. Prices on the expensive side, but like i said, the rarity alone makes up for it. Also bought a de dolle and some other belgians iíd been wanting to try. Worth a stop.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
AmberKitty  (1) | October 6, 2007
Itís a cool little bar thatís never too crowded. Owners are soo helpful and sweet. Great place to meet locals too!

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