Nags Head Nightlife
Nags Head

Nags Head, NC Nightlife

Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly atmosphere, live music or a sports bar to catch the game, Nags Head nightlife has just that! The town offers so many unique places to discover after a long day at the beach, including two fishing piers with local live music and spectacular views of the ocean.

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Nags Head
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee & Ice Cream
  • Nightlife
  • Family-Friendly
  • Good for Groups
  • Rainy Day
  • Preferred

A swell little frozen yogurt bar established by professional surfer Jesse Hines. Located steps from the beach in Nags Head. Froyo, sorbet, and gelato, as well as locally-made ice cream sandwiches. Allergy-friendly and organic options are available.

Nags Head
  • Restaurant
  • Casual Dining
  • Specialty Spirits
  • Pizza
  • Nightlife
  • Family-Friendly

Featuring 20 beers on draft, another 90 by the bottle or can, and 40 specialty martini recipes, Lucky 12 Tavern is a favored watering hole among locals and visitors alike. Not to mention they have affordable dining options like local seafood, burgers, chicken wings, New York-style pizza, a kids menu and more.

Nags Head bars range from a pier top deck featuring live music to a nightclub with a DJ and a dance floor. If a relaxing evening on the beach is more your speed, bonfires are permitted on the beach, as long as you have a permit. No matter what you’re into after the sun sets, there are a variety of things to do in Nags Head at night.

Our Top Ideas For Nightlife In Nags Head

              • Grab a beverage and a slice of late-night pizza at Lucky 12 Tavern
              • Roast marshmallows over a beach bonfire (contact Nags Head Fire and Rescue for permit information)
              • Play mini golf among the dinosaurs at Jurassic Putt
              • Shop for souvenirs at Ben Franklin
              • Dance the night away at NY Pizza Pub
              • Listen to the waves crash while you enjoy live music and a cold beverage at Fish Heads

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If you prefer to do your exploring of Nags Head during the day, check out our list of recommended restaurants, shopping, and activities. Some of our favorite Nags Head activities are available only during daylight hours.

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