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Outer Banks Brewing Station

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Outer Banks Brewing StationOuter Banks Brewing Station
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415 Ratings
Place Score: 86
Ratings: 97
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: n/a
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Mile Post 8.5
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 27948
United States
phone: (252) 449-2739

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Photo of burnstar
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Went for dinner on my dad's birthday. Nice atmosphere. It's a big building and we sat upstairs by the rail looking out over the first floor. About seven beers of which I managed to try just about all of them. Most were quite good and all were above average. I especially liked the IPA, the tripel, and the brown ale. Food was also very good. Everyone in our party got a variety of food and commented on how good it was. Service was fine. Prices are reasonable too. Definitely recommended if on vacation to the outer banks.

Photo of KTCamm
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Worth the trip for BAers vacationing in the OBX area. Nice atmosphere, we went for lunch on a weekday afternoon, so kind of quiet and empty, but certainly had the build to be a good night spot.

Beer selection was very good - they had 7 different drafts on tap which were for the most part very good. You had to pay a touch extra if you wanted their Belgian style - which I did, but it wasn't the best they had. Sampler lets you pick four beers, all served in six ounce tasting glasses.

Nice enough menu - limited for lunch - for still a lot of good choices. They had a pizza which was probably too cheesy. I had the crab legs which were very tasty. Other guests enjoyed the pulled pork, crab cakes, and steak sandwich. Nice hush puppies and hot pretzels too.

Prices were very reasonable.

Photo of woodychandler
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

The grain silo out front was a giveaway and the entryway had a porch with a bench fashioned from driftwood. Entering, the vestibule featured a mosaic on the floor. Continuing inside, the small restaurant area was to the left with the m.d.s. and the long, curving, snaking, laminated blond wood bar to the right. The far wall, from left to right: Brew House, Water Station, Fermentation Cellar, and Cold Room (with latter behind back bar). Kitchen to extreme right behind snack bar. Also to extreme right and up a couple of steps were two leather couches, football, and a video game. The décor had a very pleasant nautical/island theme making it seem that much more festive. Windmill/wind powered. Go green!

Beers: Olsch (Liberty, Mt. Hood, Perle); Wright Witty; Golden Rogallo; Old Knucklehead Nut Brown; Shipwreck Stout; and Dog House Tripel.

Photo of Onenote81
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped here for dinner with the wife the other night. This is a really unique cool-looking building. The interior is pretty cool, though it resembles a barn. There's a nice stage for concerts and whatnot. The lighting is on the dark side, but I liked it. There's a nice long bar to the right of the entrance that was packed when we arrived.

They had 6 of their beers available that night. I got a sampler of 4 of them (5 oz pours) for only $6. Not too bad. I tried their Kolsch, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, and their Chocolate Stout. All of them were above average, but I especially enjoyed the Kolsch and the Stout. Very nice brews.

The food was stellar! My wife got the crab bisque and a salad. I got the "Yardbird" chicken sandwich with a salad. The bisque was creamy and smooth with plenty of chunky crab in it. Very good. The salads were good as well as we both really enjoyed their house dressing. My chicken sandwich was good, but nothing special, though they say that's what people go there for. Meh, it was ok.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this place and will definitely make this a regular stop when I get back to this area. Recommend.

Photo of fishtownhxc
4/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

stopped by this place for dinner while vacationing at the outer banks. the beers were very solid....nothing over the top or anything that made me jump out of my seat, but solid nonetheless. i tried the kolsch, hip hop ipa, and their wit. all pretty spot on for style, and very drinkable, especially at $4.50 a pint. the food and the service were great. i think the only thing i would say that might be considered negative is that i felt like the place was overly dark; could use some better lighting and maybe some paint here and there. not that the place was a dump by any stretch, but i had this weird feeling that it should have been kept up a little better, and i wouldn't mind some more lighting in the brewing areas so that you can see what they've got going on. this didn't taken anything away from me sampling the beers and destroying a well done 9 oz. filet mignon. well done, and would definitely love to hit this place up again.

Photo of kruugman
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I visit this place every summer when my family comes to the Outer Banks on vacation. This is a quality brewpub. The food is above average, especially for a brewpub. Not just typical pub fare here. The atmoshphere is sort of ordinary, but it's a brewpub at the beach, I'm not looking for ambience. They have a pretty cool little beer garden out back that I haven't been able to enjoy. My visits are usually in and out for a quick pint or dinner with the family. Looks like a good spot to hang out though. The beer is very good. I had a sampler of 4 beers and was very impressed with the stout and baltic porter. The stout used licorice root in the finish and was very, very good. I also brought a couple of bottles of the Lemongrass Wheat home with me. This is a Hefeweizen brewed with lemon grass and it is very good. Pairs great with hotdogs on the grill when you're at the beach.

Photo of clayrock81
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I can't say my review completely encompasses the possibilities of this place but I'll try. Went in on a Sunday afternoon and can say that they had sports on TV (a plus), a huge dining area and large bar (a plus) and a couple of couches next to a foosball table (a plus). Really, really chill vibe as there are picnic tables outside and people were playing cornhole. With little action going on for lunch the bartender was nice and waited on us instantly. Had the sampler (4 5 oz. samples for $4) and added the Baltic Porter for a $1.75. That was two beers for under $6 - not bad for a brewpub in a "tourist" area. Unfortunately, the only beer in the place that isn't macro crap is the six beers they have brew themselves (5 in my case - they ran out of the hefe), so after you try them you're either sessioning or SOL. Worse, I did not try the food but everyone there said it is good...I ate at the Red Drum earlier; my bad. If you're in the OBX at least hit this spot once for some beer and food.

Photo of Gehrig
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My family and I have been going to The Outer Banks every May for nine straight years now, and we stopped in here because, on Sunday nights, the Outer Banks Brewing Station has open mike--itself well worth attending. My wife and I dragged out our nephew on her side out to it, since he's a good guitar player, to get him playing and taking his clear and prodigious musical talent more seriously. What we found was a brew pub that is really nice in atmosphere, has tremendous acoustics, excellent beer, good food, and a local talent well worth hearing in Matt McGuire.

We settled in to some sushi, which was quite good and reasonably priced for the ample portion. I started with the Iron-Binnacle Baltic Porter the OBX Brewing Station makes--good, nice flavors, too small a glass for my tastes since it was 8 oz., probably because of the high ABV (9.3%), about which various states and municipalities can be rather strict. Nice start.

We moved into the emptied dining area away from the bar, where on Matt McGuire, host and musician extraordinaire, took to the guitar and mike with lots of originals. The acoustics were great--I'm convinced it was an old church given the length of it and what looks like an old choir loft converted into a fairly technical sound equipment site--and was nothing short of outstanding. By this point, I was enjoying Matt and his rich, bold voice and guitar with a Wiezenheimer-Weizenbock brewed on-site, which was nothing short of outstanding--rich in malt flavor but excellent, almost light texture given the bock component--great beer.

After a couple others took the stage with some nice folksy tunes, all better in voice than ability with the guitar, our nephew took the stage with some understandable trepidation after Mr. McGuire's sterling four-song performance. He did an original to start, then whipped into some good but hard acoustic Stone Temple Pilots, his guitar sharp and on the money, his voice a bit rough and raspy--mature for a kid of 19. With all due humility, he was easily the best of the four open-mike singers--other than Matt McGuire--and got a good hand from a nice, sizable crowd after his four songs.

In sum, this is a good place to go for food but a great place to go not just for excellent locally brewed beer, but for some good music. Matt McGuire is an OBX musician deserving some wider attention, and the beer at the Outer banks Brewing Station, especially that delicious Weizenbock that a few friends of mine and I enjoyed a dozen of between us, certainly merits sampling should anyone make the sojourn to the ocean. Thank yourselves after coming here, a terrific place.

Photo of Bung
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Visited week of Memorial day 2008. Nice building, has a windmill that they supposedly get their power from. I'm guessing this was just a power accent. Has some old school video games and foosball. Enough TVs, watched the Pistons on this night. Beers were good, nothing of any real note, but all drinkable. Service was good if not disinterested, probably because they were not very busy. Wish they would have had more of their offerings available. I'm guessing most things on this island are busy on the weekend dead during the weak, so they are probably set up with that in mind.

Photo of daliandragon
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Visited for lunch last week while at the beach for Labor Day weekend with my brother, wife, and two friends. The location right on the main drag is incredibly convenient and even on Labor Day Saturday and the college football opening day we walked right in and sat down at the bar. Atmosphere was decent and pretty casual.

My brother and I ordered the sampler and tried the Olsch, a wheat beer, pale ale, IPA and Dragon's Milk. They were all okay but nothing to really get excited about. The IPA and the Olsch were above average for the style. Three and a half dollar pints is a fairly reasonable price.

The menu was a little limited but everyone enjoyed their meal. I tried the fish plate which was mostly fish and chips but they did an admirable job. My wife's salad was also pretty robust. Service was a little slow considering we were seated dead center of the bar in front of the taps but they got the job done eventually.

We had a really good time and would definitely come back. It's not awesome but considering the location, they make an honest effort and don't gouge your wallet

Photo of XaWard
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

A welcome reprieve from the swill served in most OBX bars, but I found the beers lacking a little. I tried the Kolsh, the Hefe, the ESB, and the Dragons Milk in a sampler. ESB was the best by far (had an extra pint of that), although the Dragon's Milk had a lot of interesting flavors going on. The atmosphere was nice, they have a pretty large building with live music almost every night. When we were there it was "Punk Night" although I had to leave before anyone took the stage. The server was friendly albeit a little slow. They also serve their own root beer & cream soda which the kids in our group enjoyed. I would visit this place again while in the Outer Banks.

Photo of Imstillthegman
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped in here while on vacation. I may have rode by the place if it wasn't for the tall wind turbine right behind the place...that's what caught my attention. Moving on...once inside I found a decent sized place with about 20 tables or so. Looked like there may have been seating upstairs, also. There was a fairly large bar with about 25 seats. The service we had was very good. The poor girl barely had a voice, but she was on the ball. The beers were pretty decent, as well. I had the Kolsch, Stout, Hefeweizen, ESB, and a Lemon Wheat beer (which was quite interesting and good). I would say the Stout was probably my least favorite. I really wanted to try the Brown Ale, but it was kicked. Oh well, just gives me something to look forward to on the next trip. The food was very good. The pulled pork sandwich was very moist and tender and the swordfish steak they had for the dinner special was phenomenal. Those bacon and cheddar grits that came with the fish were superb! I was a bit disappointed that they didn't have an IPA in their line-up, but I managed to get over it. I would recommend hitting this place up if you're in the area.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Pretty easy place to find just off of the main highway there in Kity Hawk, just south of the Wright Brothers museum/park area. I stopped by for lunch, around 2pm on Friday. Plenty of parking and no wait for a table. In fact, I was a little worried because nobody was there but based on reviews, this placed seemed cool. I am glad we came here.

Decent atmoshphere. The ceiling is about 40ft tall with Oriental rugs hanging from the rafters and ceiling. Lots of wood everywhere. Pretty good sized bar located centrally with seating on either side of the bar. Band/stage area to the left of the entrance, facing the road, and that is where we were seated.

Service was pretty good. The waitress was cute and was pleasant although not quite knowledgable on the menu, both beer and food wise. Hard worker so that is all that really matters, in my opinion.

Six beers on draft were: Shipwreck stout (by far the best), Olsch, Wright Witty, Golden Regallo Ale, Old Knucklehead Nut Brown (by far the worst of the bunch), and Dog House Tripel. One good, one horrible one, and the rest were pretty average.

My wife had a salad which was very basic and not very fulfilling or appetizing. The bean dip and nachos for an appetizer was very tasty. I had the sirloin salad and it was nice as well. Apps, food, drinks and tip came to about $40 for two people. Not bad for the area. I would come back for a beer or two and the bean dip but would pass on the food.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I really enjoyed this place very much, the only complaint it seems I can give is that the place wasn't big enough during the summer months. We had to wait over an hour to get seated, but hey, that's a good thing because it was worth it.

My girlfriend and I both thought the place had a good feel, the food was amazing although it was a bit on the expensive side, but no more so than most of the other places on the Outer Banks we went to. We got seated upstairs, from which you can look over the railing and see the downstairs. If we had gone later, we might have caught some entertainment. I can imagine it would be a good place to go and have a few rounds and watch a live band.

I got the beer sampler and really enjoyed a few of them. My favorite of those was the Lemongrass Wheat and the Stormy Roses. My only regret was not getting a growler of the Lemongrass before leaving. I even came back a second time to finish off the rest of the beers they had at the time (6 offerings).

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3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Based on the big, silo looking thing out front, I thought this was a farmers market until I saw the sign. Upon further reflection, kinda thought it looked like a church. At any rate, on to the important stuff....

Inside was lots of wood and a big bar area. Seating to the left as you enter, with the bar to the right. Bar would probably seat 30+.

Service was fine, but could have been a bit more friendly.

Selection consisted of 6 beers, and I didn't notice what they had as guest taps or bottle options. They were serving a stout, a brown ale, a hefe, a kolsch, an IPA, and a strong ale. I didn't try the hefe or the strong ale, and, in my opinion, the brown ale was the pick of the litter. I found all of them to be pretty solid, just nothing spectacular.

Prices for pints and growlers were a little high ($20/growler fill, not sure if that included cost of growler).

Overall, not fantastic, but the OBX doesn't offer too many options, so it was nice that it was available.

Photo of jcdiflorio
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Stopped here last friday was here on vacation. The place looked a bit like a metal pole barn had a large fermenter outside was easy to spot.
The inside was good sized had a sound stage to the left lots of seating we were seated upstairs in a nice loft area. We were seated immedatly around 4:00. The place strated to fill up right after we were seated was packed when we left.
We ordered a sampler rack for $6.00 had four 6 oz. beers on it,a kolsh,brown.ipa and stout. The beers were decent nothing great. Did also order a Belgian Strong ale which was by far the best beer they had that night.Also had a guest beer i belive it was an Allagash and some macro's i belive.
The service was good we ordered some appitizers wings,totilla chips with cheese,bean.salsa and calimari all were very good.Ordered some fish and chips also very good, large portions. The ribs we ordere were the only thing not very good were cold and fatty. Everything else was good.
Had some cool t-shirts at the entrance picked on up for myself. Would stop here again if vacationing in the area again. Hope the beer improves a bit next time.

Photo of PAYankeeFan
3.43/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This is my fourth time here and it still has that rustic old church or lifeguard station feel with a high ceiling and an upstairs eating area which looked posher but was shut. We had a 45 minute wait (quick compared to some of the laid back places down there) for our party of six so we went to the couches and played foosball. I had a half rack of ribs which were tasty. The menu offers normal American fare along with more exotic choices. I ordered the $6 beer sampler after having the Titanic barley wine which one can't get in the sampler. Except for the Titanic and the lemongrass wheat which I enjoyed, the rest of the beers were okay to the point that the Allagash White on tap seemed appealing. Also, the last page of the menu has a big wine list (wish they had that many beers). The waitress was very friendly and inviting. After this we went down the road to Jockey's Ridge State Park which is a giant sand dune and I walked and sweated the beers off.

Photo of Fish113d
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 5

My wife and I stopped in for lunch during our vacation to Outer Banks this week. Entering I notice that there is one side of the brewery that has a high ceiling along with dinner tables. My wife and I decided to have lunch, to which she chose a basic Cesar Salad, which she enjoyed (good dressing), along with the wings, which she also enjoyed. I had the pork loin and turkey sandwich and fries which were both outstanding! I'd give the food a top score on this one. I must say though, i didn't think much of the bartender that served us our food and beverages at the bar (possibly due to her laid-back approach of takign care of customers), which contained roughly 25 chairs around an L-shaped long bar. I was impressed with the brew selection, and I tried the Olsch, the Stout, and the Titanic Strong Ale. All 3 were solid choices. I was impressed with this place in general, and I'd visit again if given the opportunity.

Photo of SwillBilly
4/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Made to OBBS twice this week while on vacation in Duck. 1st time went with a buddy during the only rainy day all week. Stopped in for a beer while looking for Chip's Wine and Beer, which we passed on the way down. Anyway, on to the review. When you walk in you are greeted at the hostess station. To the left is a large dining room with high, corrugated tin ceilings. Sort of looks like a barn. To the right of the hostess station is a nice, long bar that is split by an aisle to the kitchen. When we were there this week they had 5 beers on tap. Olsch, their take on a Kolsch. Nice, crisp and refreshing. A Lemongrass Wheat, spicy, lemony and very tasty. Next was the Altimeter, a German style Alt. Decent, but I've had better. I had the RedEye PA, which they tapped earlier in the day. A really nice IPA, red in color and hoppy. Blurb about the beer said it was bittered with Chinook and Centennials and flavor and aroma hops were Fuggles and Amarillo. Very fresh. They also had a Stout that wasn't bad. Didn't try the Titanic Strong Ale, a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Went back with the wife for dinner and were seated in the upstairs dining room. Started with a crab and artichoke app and complimentary bread and olive oil. Wife had a filet topped with crab meat served on top of mashed potatoes. Really good. I had the tuna app and salad as I didn't want to fill up while tasting beers. Beer sampler was 6.00 for 4 5oz glasses. Picked up a growler of the RedEye PA for $19.00. Overall, a very good experience and definitely worth stopping by while on the OBX.

Photo of shertz
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

Visited this brewpub on a Thursday night during peak vacation season. The place was very crowded with overflow dining crowd waiting in bar area. Behind the bar area sat comfy couches and tables for waiting patrons or for those who drank to many strong ales. The interior was very impressive with high ceilings and nice decor. The reason I gave the atmosphere a 3 was because of the smoke. Don't know if the upper level was non-smoking but the bar area was clouding with smoke and hard to get good smells on beers. The beers I went there hoping to try were out (Maibock and Hefe) so I tried the Strong Ale, Porter, and Altimeter. The only one that was above average was the porter, very smooth and nice burnt taste. I didn't try the food, but looked tasty. Next year will try and bring the family. The service was very attentive and friendly. The only problem here was the bartender didn't know the ABV on the altimeter when I asked and didn't have intentions on finding out for me. Selection was below average since it was missing a few summer staples. At $4.50 a pint or 9oz for the strong ale, I thought it was pricey. I'll be back next year hopefully to try the maibock and hefe.


Photo of Minkybut
2.53/5  rDev -32.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

I have been to this brew pub three times now. While it is a decent place there is certainly nothiing special about it. It is really big and loud in there. The beer is decent WHEN THEY HAVE IT. I live 120 mile away from the place, so I checked their web-site before we left to see what was on tap. The had a Sorghum molasses beer I had to try so that was a good enough reason to make the trip, plus they said they had their oatmeal stout on tap. Well after 120 miles we got there and guess what. No sorghum beer. Oh, the girl said, we ran out of that and I guess we forgot to take it off the web site as availabe. So I wa pissed and for that they get AWFUL on service.

Photo of MuddyFeet
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

When I walked in I had an immediate feeling that OBBS was starting to relax after a busy summer season on the Outer Banks. They only had four beers on-tap but had so many more taps that were pouring either nothing or the same thing.

Cleanfeet and I woke up a recent Friday morning and wanted to go camping. According to weather.com the mountains were gonna be wet and the coast was gonna be dry. So we packed the car and drove to the Outer Banks. Found a nice campground in Rodanthe and grilled out Friday night. We woke up early Friday morning. It was a bit chilly so we figured to drive down to the Hatteras Lighthouse in the afternoon and hit the beach up in the afternoon. Of course, as we drove back to Rodanthe after climbing the 527 steps up the lighthouse the skies decided to open up.

Our beach day ruined, Cleanfeet and I drive up to Nags Head and stumbled across the Wright Brothers monument in Kill Devil Hills. Walked around that for a bit and got a bit of a thirst. As we drove back to Rodanthe and our campground I saw the sign for OBBS so we pull in for a couple of pints (Cleanfeet was nice enough to offer to drive).

We got there during Happy Hour and enjoyed a limited appetizer menu. The black bean dip was really good. The bartender provided me with samples so I could choose what I wanted for a growler ($18 for a new growler by the way/$12 for refills). After making that choise I only had 3 other selections to choose from for my pint glass. Decent beer but not sure how "fresh" they were. The bartender was pushing some of the lighter seasonals on me which was a bit annoying. She also did not know much about the brewpub or the beer so I was left to fend with my own assumptions.

I think there was an upstairs room, but I did not venture up the stairs. Huge bar with a bunch of tables on your left when you first walk in. All the brewing apparati was behind the wall but they had large glass windows up for the patrons' viewing pleasure. Large stage at the front of the building. Kind of a barn-like feel. Oddly enough, even though the OBBS looks nothing like the Offshore Ale House on Martha's Vineyard it has the same feel. I will defeintely go back the next time I am on the Outer Banks.

Photo of akorsak
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Edits on 22-Aug-10:

Recent visits have included more beers that are of a much higher quality. The Hip Hop IPA, Captain's Porter, Three Toed Pale Ale and Mutiny Pale Ale have all been good to better-than-good, upping atmosphere from 3.0 to 4.0, selection from 2.5 to 4.0, quality from 2.5 to 3.5, and food from 3.0 to 3.5.


Visited on an overcast Wednesday at lunch time post Labor Day.

Atmosphere: The bar and restaurant are large and spacious with room for musical acts.

Quality: The overall quality is iffy, as noted herein.

Service: Service was good, polite and friendly, especially with my 19 mo old son. There were only 2 waitstaff for the entire lunch time, which seemed odd.

Selection: Shame on OBBS! They were out of two seasonals (a pale ale and a hefe), leaving a kolsch, lemongrass wheat, best bitter and porter. The ales were mediocre at best and the limited selection did not help matters.

Food: Food was so-so. The burger was good. The nachos and assorted salsas were flat.

Warning: They only fill/re-fill their own growlers, so don't bring in any outsiders, as you'll get no love from OBBS.

Photo of JayQue
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

First time here. I have a timeshare a mile away. Dropped in on my way to vacation. Very pleasant brew pub atmosphere. They didn't ask about smoking/no smoking so I assumed there is no smoking allowed. Had five of their own brews on tap (kolsch, hefe, porter, english type pale ale and a lemongrass wheat). and a four beer sampler package (5.5 oz). I liked three of the four beers I tried. Ate there as well (we had BBQ and a burger). The food was good and plentiful. Service was good (place not very crowded on a Sunday afternoon). I'm sure this will be a regular stop for me for the annual vacation.

Photo of AlesRTasty
3.11/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5

The atmosphere is nice, more of a brew pub/restaurant than a brewery which disappointed me. The beer was good, they had a nice selection and a wide variety. I didn't eat any food so I can't really comment on that. I didn't like the service, I went there just to have some drinks at the bar but it was full. I asked to sit at a table and was denied because the tables were reserved for dining guest only. I understand the reason behind this but there was nobody dining. We had to wait 15 minutes in the "lobby" until two seats at the bar were free, ironically occupied by people eating at the bar. Once at the bar, the atmosphere was much different then I expected. I was hoping the bartender would be a little more informative about the location and the beers that they serve. He seemed reluctant to answer questions about these things. I was also surprised by the number of other patrons drinking BMC beers. Why go to this sort of establishment and not drink their beer.

Overall, I did enjoy this place. The skill of their brewer masque the service of the staff, so I do not regret going and encourage any of those in the Kill Devil Hills area to stop by.

Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC
86 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.