Super Bowl 58 is inching closer, and Wilmington’s got some great restaurants and bars offering a Super Bowl game day experience for all types of customers.
Some may want to watch the game at home with friends and family, while others might want to find a bar or restaurant to enjoy the game.
Here’s a closer look at a range of places in Wilmington that can enhance your Super Bowl experience, whether you’re going out or staying in.
Eagle’s Dare Super Bowl party: snacks, giveaways, great drinks
The Eagle’s Dare and Wanderlust Wilmington 2.0 are teaming up for this Super Bowl party, which starts at 6:00 p.m.
Eagle’s Dare is known for eclectic events and equally eclectic cocktails. It’s veteran-owned, offers a friendly environment and has tons of space to post up and watch the game.
The event will have a full spread from Tacobaby, many snacks and a number of giveaways for those in attendance.
Admission costs $25 a person.
420 N 3rd St
Wilmington, NC 28401
Craft beer and free bites at By The Beach Brewing
By The Beach Brewing, a ten-minute drive to Wrightsville Beach, has a chill Super Bowl party planned for fans of craft beer and beach vibes.
This watch party is a good excuse to get a crowler of their in-house craft beer. We recommend the Dread Pirate IPA. It’s heavy-but-not-too-heavy with a crisp citrus finish. They’ll also serve complimentary food during the game if you’re hungry.
104 Old Eastwood Road,
Wimington, NC 28403
Super Bowl-sized platters at On Thyme Restaurant
If you’ve got a group looking for food, On Thyme Restaurant has you covered. It’s primarily a seafood restaurant, but, if you’re not big on seafood, chefs Corey and Phallin Scott have a full menu with something for everyone. Spend 30 seconds on their Instagram page, and you’ll be sold.
On Thyme is offering Super Bowl party platters to-go with options like “The Play Off.” It’s a robust platter of 20 wings (your choice of two flavors), eight egg rolls and a pound of fried shrimp for $49.99.
They’ve also got the “Super Bowl,” which feeds seven to nine people. For $100 you get 30 wings (three flavors), 12 egg rolls and two pounds of friend shrimp.
Now, if you’re really looking to run up the score, your best bet’s the Super Big. Consisting of 60 wings (four flavors), 24 egg rolls and three pounds of shrimp, this option feeds 12-15 people and runs $175.99.
The Super Bowl platters can be purchased through Eventbrite, and, as of now, the Play Off is sold out. So act fast!
918 Castle Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Takeout wings or whiskey flights–Rebellion has got you covered
We may have saved the best for last here. Rebellion is a Wilmington staple if you like sports, great drinks, including an impressive menu of whiskeys, and top-notch wings. Overall, it’s an excellent place to watch the game.
However, Rebellion is offering a convenient option for those looking to watch at home and avoid the hassle of cooking.
“Let us do the work so you can enjoy the game,” the restaurant’s Facebook post reads.
Rebellion is offering pre-order takeout wings at a few different prices. Customers can get 25 wings for $40. There’s a $75 option for 50 wings, too. If you’re picking up food for a big group, Rebellion also offers a 100-wing option, which runs $125.
You can pre-order your wings anytime.
Should you want to hang out and watch the game, Rebellion has plenty of seating and a number of TVs.
15 S Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Can you bet on the Super Bowl in North Carolina this year?
Super Betting in North Carolina is legal, but it has to be done at one of the state’s three casino sportsbooks: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River or the Catawba Two Kings Casino. Not very helpful for anyone east of Charlotte, we know.
There are some online prop-style betting options through NC fantasy sports sites, and you can jump on these from a barstool at Rebellion or your living room.
But for those looking to wager legally from online sportsbooks on their phones in North Carolina, it will have to wait until next football season.