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2 Dec 2022
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Looking for a taste of local flavor during your Holden Beach vacation? Check out Holden Beach area breweries and taprooms! Sample unique craft brews, savor delicious snacks, and enjoy live entertainment at Holden Beach's best breweries. Explore our guide and plan your ultimate beer-tasting adventure today.

Holden Beach Breweries

Lonerider Beer first opened in Raleigh in 2009. Today, their beers are proudly distributed in nine states and recognized among the top 150 breweries in the United States due to their use of high-quality ingredients. Their award-winning beers include medals from the Great American Beer Festival. With their other “hideouts" located in Raleigh and Wake Forest, Lonerider is an exciting addition to the Brunswick County beer scene with their Oak Island location.

Lonerider Beer | 57th Place West | Oak Island, NC | (919) 246-1820

Makai Brewing Company is an award-winning microbrewery located in Ocean Isle Beach. With beers that are “crafted toward the sea,” selections from Makai feature a variety of island flavors. Their small-batch system ensures seasonal and fresh brews no matter which time of year you visit our slice of paradise. And, you can take your favorites home in cans to enjoy in your Hobbs Realty vacation rental!

Makai Brewing Company | 5850 Ocean Highway W #1 | Ocean Isle Beach, NC | (910) 579-2739

Solar Brewery opened in 2022 as Oak Island's first brew pub and offers a variety, including malty styles and their flagship, a clean cream ale.

Solar Brewery | 8108 East Oak Island Drive | Oak Island, NC | (910) 408-2579

New Holden Beach Breweries Coming Soon

Leland Brewing Company, coming Summer 2023, will be located across the street from Leland Town Hall & Founder’s Park, on 133 Old Fayetteville Rd., in Leland. We are currently in the construction stages of a 9,000-square-foot brand-new manufacturing & tap room facility.

Mannkind Brewing Company is projected to open in Leland on July 1, 2023, at 9600 Ploof Rd. in Leland, NC.

In addition to the popular breweries, here are a few other stops you might want to make as you explore the area:

Holden Beach Tap Rooms 

Southport Tap & Cellar strives to offer a menu of unique and independent craft beer. in addition to food trucks, wines, and specialty drinks are available, too.

Southport Tap & Cellar | 827 N Howe St. | Southport, North Carolina 28461 | (910) 477-6419

Tap Time Tap Room is conveniently located in the Ocean Isle Beach Publix shopping center. With a wide variety of craft beer offerings, they'll also fill your growlers to go.

1564 Marketplace Blvd. | Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 

Wineries Near Holden Beach, NC

Silver Coast Winery has been operating since 2002 in the building that previously housed local landmark Sim’s Barbeque. Grapes used to make their European-style wines are carefully selected from mountain vineyards in North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. 

Silver Coast Winery | 6680 Barbeque Road | Ocean Isle Beach, NC | Phone (910) 287-2800

Silver Coast Winery Tasting and Taproom | 105 A South Howe Street | Southport, NC | Phone (910) 477-9002

Other North Carolina Breweries Near Holden Beach

You can also find several Wilmington breweries about an hour north of Holden Beach on the Wilmington Ale Trail and a collection of Myrtle Beach breweries about an hour south of Holden Beach.

Wherever you enjoy your local craft beers, have a designated driver. If you need a ride, Beaches Taxi serves the Holden Beach area, and their phone number is (910) 579-8294.

We Hope to See You Soon!

We think you will love these great options for locally brewed craft beer throughout Brunswick County and beyond.

If you are ready to plan your next beach vacation, explore our selection of Holden Beach vacation rentals and book today so you can enjoy the fun things to do this North Carolina destination has to offer. Whether you're into boating, surfing, relaxing on the beach, or exploring all the Brunswick Islands eateries for the best seafood, our #Hobbspitality Team can help you plan the perfect beach getaway that's fun for everyone. You can also call our local experts at (800) 655-3367 for assistance - we're eager to help you make the most of your trip.

We hope to see you soon – at the beach!



Darcy Geho is a contributing author to this Hobbs Realty blog. She spent 11 years working in the vacation rental industry while she lived on and traveled the North Carolina coast. Like most of our visitors, when Darcy isn’t on Holden Beach, she looks forward to her next visit.