Get Rowdy on 3 of Wilmington’s Rooftop Bars

by Jul 12, 2021Restaurants & Bars, The Blog, Wilmington

There’s something euphoric about sipping a cold cocktail on a warm summer night from one of Wilmington’s rooftop bars overlooking the beautiful views of downtown. It’s like all your worries fade away like the sunset into the Cape Fear River. Here are the 3 Wilmington rooftop bars you want to explore this summer!


You will definitely be on cloud 9 at Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar located on the 9th floor of Embassy Suites. This Wilmington rooftop bar serves views of the historic downtown, historic harbor, and ship channel while also serving a wide variety of craft cocktails and brews. Enjoy a pie in the sky from their list of 9 different pizzas such as “Big Shrimpin” and “Little Jimmy Buffet”. And don’t forget to get your girls or guys together for a great Insta-pic overlooking one of the best views in Wilmington! 


Take your summer to new heights at the Rooftop Bar at N. Front Theater, a New York Times Must See Wilmington Destination. Raise the non-existent roof at one of the many events this Wilmington rooftop bar holds throughout the year! Celebrate the 4th of July up high for the best view of the fireworks over the Cape Fear River. Be amongst the many characters during Halloweekend, ring in the New Year on the rooftop, and get rowdy on the rooftop with Wilmton’s best DJ for dancing, DJ Battle! 


Head south down Front St. to find the Reel Cafe. This Wilmington rooftop bar is a 4 bar, 3 story establishment, and the home of another rockin’ rooftop in Wilmington! Start your Sunday Funday with their $4 mimosas and bloody marys. Hit them for hump day – Wine Wednesday’s can’t be beat at the Reel Cafe with their ½ price bottles of wine and a guaranteed good time! Or end your evening here and enjoy their late-night menu while overlooking the beautiful port city. Either way, once you enter you’ll REELy want to stay!





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