Waterline Brewery

Waterline Brewing Co. brews a wide variety of well-balanced styles including a refreshing kölsch-style ale, a full-bodied red ale, a spicy and hoppy rye IPA, and a uniquely tart gose brewed with basil and sun-dried tomatoes. Visit their tap room and enjoy a flight, a pint, or fill a growler to take home!

With the motto, “Brewed Under the Bridge,” the brewery and tap room occupy the restored Jacobi Hardware warehouse located under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. The structure was built in the 1940s and the owners worked hard to preserve the look and feel of the original heart pine construction. There are so many reasons to visit: free brewery tours, outdoor beer-garden seating with great views, free parking, special events, and live music and food trucks on weekends. Come and check it out for yourself!


Craft Beer. Gorgeous Sunsets. Historic Setting.

Come Experience Beers “Brewed Under the Bridge!”

Located under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge just a few blocks from the heart of Downtown Wilmington and along the Free Downtown Trolley route, this unique brewery and entertainment venue features a variety of award-winning, traditional, and experimental craft beers. A well-appointed family and pet-friendly tap room with an extended music and performance stage, spacious beer garden, and plenty of free parking make it the perfect spot to start and/or end a self guided downtown brewery tour!

Build a flight of your favorites and take a free brewery tour, challenge your friends to one of the many board or beer garden games, browse the art work, or simply enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the Cape Fear River. Food trucks are often on site and activities range from live music, farmer’s markets and yoga to live comedy, group runs, bike clubs, and more! Check their Facebook page or website for weekly lineups and updates on their famous events including an awesome Mardi Gras Bash, Freedom Fest, and a variety of other festivals. For the non-beer drinker, wine, cider, and meads are available.

Tap Room Hours:

Mon Closed
Tues-Thur 2 pm-9 pm
Fri 2 pm-11 pm
Sat 12 pm-11 pm
Sun 12 pm-8 pm


Waterline Brewing Co

721 Surry Street
Wilmington, NC 28401