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 very unique Coffee and Cream pale ale, and a rotating lineup of IPAs and flavored Goses. True to their motto “Brewed Under the Bridge,” the brewery occupies a restored historic 1940s warehouse located under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge just a few blocks from the heart of downtown. Waterline Brewing Co. features a climate-controlled indoor tap room, large outdoor beer garden, indoor and outdoor music stages, and a recently upgraded brew house. Ask for them on tap around town or visit the source for a flight, a pint, or a 32oz crowler you can take home or to the beach! Visit their Instagram, Facebook, or website to checkout the schedule of live music, food trucks, and special events. They have plenty of free parking. If you are downtown, take a scenic walk or jump on the free trolley to the Castle Street stop, only a block away from the brewery.

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 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. Activities range from live music, farmer’s markets, and yoga to live comedy, group runs, bike clubs, and more! Check their social media or website for weekly lineups and updates on their famous events including an annual Mardi Gras Bash, Freedom Fest, Oktoberfest, and other festivals. For the non-beer drinker, wine, cider, and meads are available.


Tap Room Hours:

Mon Closed
Tues-Thur 3 pm-9 pm
Fri 3 pm-11 pm
Sat 12 pm-11 pm
Sun 12 pm-8 pm


Waterline Brewing Co

721 Surry Street
Wilmington, NC 28401