This was about the only beer-first store I could find in the Wilmington area. They are certainly head and shoulders above their competitors. There is an extensive selection of imports and micros with a little bit of everything. Prices seemed about right for the area. I didn’t find anything extra rare or any of my go-to sours and they didn’t have some of the gems that you might be able to get at Cape Fear Beer. But I stocked up adequately for the week at the beach.
nearbeer (250) Knoxville, Tennessee | August 21, 2007| Updated September 2, 2007
Nice little beach store with friendly owner and about 300 bottles as advertised! About 150-200 are available as singles. Recommended.
Visited here on vacation a few years back and did an in person trade with Ucusty. One of my first! The vibe is very cool here with beach bums running the shop very close to the beach. I was thrilled to have this place close to where we were staying. I stocked up on a lot of East Coast brews that we can’t get in the West… I don’t recall seeing anything super rare, but I loved the place anyway.
It’s a small store, but it’s well laid out and easy to navigate. There is a pretty diverse selection of products and the prices were a little high but not unreasonable. Definitely better than your average beach beverage store. Staff were friendly.
Was in town for a few days visiting some friends. Headed to the beach on Saturday, and swung by here on our way back out. Location is nice as it is right off the main road that takes you to the beach. Small little shop, that feels a bit cramped if there are more than 5-6 people in there, but that is a small price to pay for the massive selection! Coolers line the walls filled with all sorts of chilled goodies. The center is shelf after shelf of more great beer. It would be impossible for even the most distinguishing of palates to not find something here they would like. The prices I saw were comparable to any other bottle shop I frequent. A couple of guys working there at the time were friendly and helpful. I visited with my wife and daughter so unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to visit the Beer Garden, but next time for sure. Great place that I highly recommend!
ross (59) weddington, North Carolina | October 23, 2006
Stopped in today while visiting. There isnt more than 400 kinds of beer here, there are maybe 200-250. Its still a nice little shop, the guy at the counter was very friendly. They had some allagash beers (four, 11th, tripel), duck rabbits, victorys, and then most everything else you would expect to find at an averge beer store. Mostly six packs, didnt ask if he would split sixers or not. Nice little store, worth a stop if you are nearby.
Excellent selection of beers for a shop located so close to a busy beach. The shop carriers that beach vibe by the workers, client and laid back attitude. Layout is somewhat cramped but easy to navigate. Good NC, US and overseas selection, and some hard to find brews. Great little store that would recommend if in the Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach area.
doboy (24) Morehead City, North Carolina | July 9, 2011
Lighthouse is a great place in Eastern NC to pick up some hard to get Beers I can’t get midway between Wilmington, the Outerbanks, and the Raleigh-Durham Chapel Hill area. Good selection of cans and bottles, friends have even traveled to get kegs! Great service!