The Best Nightlife In The Outer Banks

Although the Outer Banks is a family-friendly vacation destination, it is also home to a thriving nightlife. Below are some of the best places to go for an evening on the town in the Outer Banks.

Dancing and Live Music
Most local communities in the Outer Banks offer some type of live entertainment when the sun goes down. Visitors can choose from a broad range of music and dance venues, including jazz, reggae, folk music, and cover bands.

In Avon, the Kinnakeet Shores Beach Club typically books classic dance bands and local performers. Artists who are a bit more well-known can be found at the area’s larger restaurants and bars, such as the Port O’ Call Restaurant, the Outer Banks Brewing Station and Kelly’s Lounge.

Those interested in mellow, dinner-time music should consider a relaxing night at the Jolly Rodger in Ocracoke or the Inn on Pamlico Sound in Buxton.

Shows and Movies
Local shows and movies can also be found on the Outer Banks. Visitors who enjoy films and plays should head to the Nags Head Movie Theater or catch a live show at the Pioneer Theater in the historic district of Manteo.

The Lost Colony
The Outer Banks’ biggest live show is the nightly performance of The Lost Colony. The longest-running outdoor drama in the country, this impressive show–which was written by the infamous Paul Green–is performed by 105 professional dancers and actors and is an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Live comedy shows are popular in the Outer Banks as well. Conveniently located in Kill Devil Hills, the Comedy Club of the Outer Banks is a favorite among both tourists and locals alike.

Sports Bars
Sports enthusiasts are typically pleased to discover that the Outer Banks also has numerous sports bars where one can enjoy a game on a big screen television while indulging in a delicious cocktail or a tasty bar snack. From Gaffer’s Sports Pub in Ocracoke to Awful Arthur’s Oysters in Kill Devil Hills, a sports bar can be found to please virtually anyone.

Visitors may also choose to take a moonlit walk on one of the area’s many piers, where evening fishing is also available. A nighttime tour through one of the numerous lighthouses in the area is a great after dark activity as well. You can even find Outer Banks vacation rentals near the best beaches and nightlife. Long days at the beach are fun, but the Outer Banks nightlife makes your vacation days even better.

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