4 of the Best Spots to Experience Emerald Isle Nightlife


Experience Emerald Isle nightlife during your stay on the Crystal Coast! From upscale bistros to fun sports bars, there are plenty of great options for a fun night out. Discover our favorite places on the island to eat, drink, and be merry!

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Experience the Best of Emerald Isle Nightlife

The Emerald Club

If you’re in the mood to listen to some live music in Emerald Isle, NC, visit The Emerald Club! This beach and tiki bar has been a staple on the island for 16 years. Check out the list of awesome weekly specials, like Trivia Night every Tuesday with $2 beer! If you’re looking for a place to watch some football, stop by The Emerald Club on a Monday and enjoy free food and $3 shots and drinks! Or you can win up to $500 at Musical Bingo, every Thursday night at 7:30.

Salt Bar

If you’re looking for more Emerald Isle, NC, music, stop by Salt! This great dance club features live music, fun events, and delicious drinks. Grab your girlfriends and head to Ladies Night or check out one of the many live concerts. You’re sure to have a fun time at this awesome bar!

Shark’s Den Sports Bar & Grill

For yummy food and a fun atmosphere, head to Shark’s Den Sports Bar & Grill! This isn’t your average sports bar. The food is prepared to order, and there are 16 beers on tap, including some beers brewed in North Carolina. Whether you’re in the mood for some classic barbecue or scrumptious seafood, you’ll find it here. There are even some healthy options available! If you’re coming to watch the big game, be sure to order some of their famous wings. Shark’s Den has a selection of 18 wing sauces, from smoky to sweet and tangy!

Kathryn’s Bistro and Martini Bar

For those who prefer a more upscale experience, stop by Kathryn’s Bistro and Martini Bar. This is the perfect place for those who want to enjoy an artisanal cocktail and an expertly prepared entree. Kathryn’s Bistro features some classic French dishes, like duck confit in puff pastry or escargot prepared in a garlic butter. There are also more modern dishes, like polenta-crusted fried goat cheese, served with roasted garlic and port wine-poached pears, or a salmon fillet with a raspberry beurre blanc and lemon-scented jasmine rice.

Stay with Spinnaker’s Reach

No matter how you decide to experience Emerald Isle nightlife, be sure to return to a gorgeous rental property from Spinnaker’s Reach. We have an incredible selection of houses available, from pet-friendly homes to oceanfront properties. If you know which part of town you’d like to stay in, use our interactive property map! You’ll be able to see the location of our many beautiful rentals and more easily select the one that is perfect for your needs.

Consider renting Changes in Attitude, a stunning five-bathroom, four-bedroom oceanfront property. This home is the perfect place for family get-togethers or week-long getaways with friends. It comes with a private walkway to the beach with a dune deck, an outdoor shower (no need to worry about bringing sand into the house!), and a well-equipped kitchen.

Take a look at the rest of our rentals and book today! We look forward to having you.


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