Outer Banks Brewing Station
Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 361
Beer Avg: 3.93
Taps: - / Bottles: -
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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 64 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by nickd717:
3.53/5 rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here the other night for a few ticks and a few games of cornhole during my recent trip to OBX (I've gone to OBX at least once every year for my entire life, even since I've been marooned out west).
A great ambiance at this place. Both times I've been here, they've had a live band playing. This time it was a pretty good reggae band from the reggae hotbed of Washington, DC. Nice large indoor area and a huge outdoor area where you can play cornhole and play on some weird playground thing, if you're drunk enough to do so. Unfortunately you sometimes have to PAY for this ambiance - there was a $5 cover charge last time I went.
Now you know I'm always the guy you can count on to give you the scoop on the cougar scene, even now that I'm engaged. OBX is not exactly a young area, and there are plenty of 40-something cougs on the prowl. If you're not a complete tool, expect to get hit on, especially if you're a champion beer ticker like myself, since women can't resist the allure of a guy like that. I had a rabid pack of cougs approach me (well, they probably weren't any older than me, but still). A couple of them were rather large specimens, so I had to be very tactful in my backing away. I had beers to tick and cornhole to play.
Anyway, I digress. The beers here are hit-or-miss. Some are very mediocre, whereas others, like the Stormy Roses Stout, are excellent. Beers can be served in samplers of about 4oz per beer, which is ideal for ticking.
The place is a little understaffed and pretty busy on summer nights, so my advice is to order several beers at once when you can get a bartender's attention.
Food is pretty good. Nothing's going to blow you away, but it's above average for such an establishment.
Prices are about what you'd expect. Not particularly high or low.
Finally, one good convenience of this place is that there are often several cabs waiting outside from about midnight to 2am to take your plastered ass home.
Nice place, especially for OBX. I'll be back next time.
09-08-2010 17:50:20 | More by nickd717
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
The most surprising was that for their stronger beers they gave you a smaller glass "because they pack a kick". Nice selection with a range of beers, the ones I tried were very good. Despite the small glasses with a normal price I like the place. Nice place overall.
11-25-2013 20:26:54 | More by JamieDuncan
3.43/5 rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | $$$
Visited to refill our growler that we got several years ago - last time thru they weren't open on the days we were near Kill Devil Hills - now they are open 7 days. very quiet today, did the sampler and enjoyed everything except the "olsh". We were able to fill the growler with their special saison, but a quite a cost $28.00 vs. $16.00 for a normal refill. This place is just OK for me - always looks like it could be a little cleaner, but bartender was pleasant and helpful, beers were pretty good, food looks pretty standard. I'm sure we would stop by if we are nearby again, but it wouldn't be a first stop. We enjoyed a place called "Trios" which I will add if it isn't already on the site.
11-13-2013 23:14:38 | More by gribos
Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC
87 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.