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Outer Banks Brewing Station

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Outer Banks Brewing StationOuter Banks Brewing Station
BEER AVG
3.87/5
Based on:
38 Beers
412 Ratings
Place Score: 86
Ratings: 96
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Mile Post 8.5
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 27948
United States
phone: (252) 449-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @obxbrew

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Photo of eribo
4.7/5  rDev +24.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I have recently decided that when I am on vacation, the souvenir that I am going to buy will be a growler from a local brewery.

In 2012, we were at the Outer Banks, and after some research, decided to try the Outer Banks Brewing Station.

We stopped here for a late lunch, and we are glad we did. The food and the atmosphere were excellent. The service was a little slow, but was to be expected, since it was a rainy day at the beach, they were very busy, and we did not really mind since this allowed us to really savor the food and the beer.

The real reason for the stop was the beer, so we bought a sampler of 4 beers, Olsch, Lemongrass Wheat, Vikings Liking, and Altimeter. An excellent variety of beers, and I decided to fill my souvenir growler with the Vikings Liking.

I highly recommend the Outer Banks Brewing Station as a stop for a meal and drinks. One of the highlights of our vacation this year.

Photo of jneiswender
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of razorsdescent
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of natescape
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of dlj
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I have ben in this location several times with my wife. The wait staff is excellent and the food is great. Had an excellent stout this last weekend and a decent triple. The atmosphere is nice with a variety of locals and tourists. The value is good, beer definetley above average and the food is above par. The mussels are the best I have had south of Berthas in Baltimore. The lemongrass wheat is worth the trip, Had the conquest IPA which I would rate a B, the triple a b and the stout an a-. A pleasant trip all in all

Photo of Necropsy
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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).

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

After not being to the OBX area in a few years I was curious to see if this place had improved....well it has, BIG TIME.

My wife and I stopped here for lunch on our way down to Buxton last week and were impressed with not only the beer but the food too. We tried everything they had on tap and all of it was very well done. Very nice selection ranging from a light beer that actually had taste to a FuggleFest IPA to a most delectable Barley Wine. Even had an interesting brew called Vikings Liking that was flavored with alder smoked malt and juniper berries....one of the most flavorful lighter beers I have EVER had.

Our food was great too....I had a soft shelled crab sandwhich and my wife had a seared ahi tuna steak salad that was very nice. We both enjoyed the soup du jour, a tomato, cucumber gazpacho. All in all this place has improved markedly over the past 5 years....I like it better than Weeping Radish, but then I am not the biggest lager fan. The only complaint I have is that they do not have any beers available on cask....:-(

Photo of ebby82
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I went for lunch with my wife. I really liked the layout. There were high ceilings, spacious seating, and windows which looked onto the brewery. We didn't sit at the bar, but the bar had plenty of space, and I imagine that even on crowded nights one could find a seat.

The service was exceptional. The beer was excellent. I had the IPA, which was very good, and my wife had the lemongrass wheat, which was perfect for a summer's day.

The food was also good, and the prices for both food and beer were entirely reasonable. I would highly recommend this brewpub to anyone.

Photo of beer2day
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Located at MP 8.5 on the main road in KDH.

The location really has two personalities. During the day and early evening, it's a great place to bring the family. Turns into a great bar in the late evenings, with very nice live music.

5-7 beers on tap usually, representing a good range of styles. IPA and stout are usally good choices.

Food runs the gamut from bar apps to fairly sophisticated entrees. Been here 15 or so times and have not had a bad meal. Service is attentive without being obtrusive.

Added a playground area out back. Very nice when traveling with the family to sit out there and enjoy a draft.

Well worth a stop or two during your OBX vacation.

Photo of ComfortablyBum
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Seeing as I am new to BA, I figured I should review my local brew pub first.

The Outer Banks Brew Station is a place I love to go sometimes and hate to go other times depending on what is happening. They always have a variety of attractions, and they change it up all the time. One night its a dance club, another a punk show, oftentimes there is Reggae. The menu and beers are the same way. Always changing. Odds are you will find something here you like.

If you like food they have a good menu. If you like partying, well they do a lot of that too. Wednesday night is "Ladies Night" and it brings in people from all over. The wait time for a drink can be longer than their ridiculously long bar.

If you are going to check out the beers they have a sampler that lets you pick four. Its fun and a good value.

They change their beers all the time. There is no telling whats going to be on tap, but you will find one you like.

Photo of axpetree
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%

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 jakester
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Arrived for lunch with my wife around 12:15. The place is a little rough looking inside. Unpainted galvanized A/C ductwork, a few wall hangings, and that's about it. Looks like they are on a tight budget. The ceiling is very high, and the galvanized roof deck is not painted. There are pieces of copper sheets nailed to the corners of the walls for cornices. There is an upstairs balconey with additional seating.

Brewery equipment is visible through the windows in the dining area. It looks well used, as well. Nobody was brewing while we were there. The floor is concrete, with what looks like what used to be train tracks filled in with bricks and mortar. You know, rustic. My wife looked a little worried, but the waitress brought my beer, and it was a damn good ESB. When the food came, it was honestly wonderful. Corn and crab chowder, pork BBQ, the calamari was as good as I've had anywhere. I had two more beers, and they were good, too.

They have nightly music, and although I couldn't make it for that, I drove past at dinner time, and again at night, and the parking lot was jammed. Great to see that. Now if North Carolina would only get rid of the stupid 6% cap, this place would make some serious beers!! Highly recommended.

P.S. They will absolutely NOT fill somebody else's growler. I tried. They switch them out every time, giving you a freshly sanitized one. Whatever. Also, their beers are all served too damn cold, but they are probably trying to please everybody, meaning the resort type people.

Photo of coribsmith
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of mkf629
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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

Finally made it to OBBS. I had seen pictures ad heard stories, but was glad to walk in the joint to see if first hand. Pretty easy to find near Mile 8.5 on the Western side of 158.

The atmosphere seemed fine till I spotted the ashtrays at the bar and the guy sucking a bone and decided the dining room was the place for me. Good choice, no smoke at all and hardly any folks when I arrived. A little later the place started to jump, but I was already being served so no bother.

The quality of everything seemed top notch. One of the beers was a bit long in the tooth, but all the other 6 out of 7 drafts seemed fresh and fairly well done. The service was not crazy beautiful, but it was very good and prompt. Anything I asked for was presented in record time. The food was very good as well. Where the place loses some cool points if the price. Some of the items seemed a bit pricey.

I'll be back, I just hope it doesn't take me this long the next time!

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

I've been here a few times but went recently with my wife right before the last Hurricane. We sat in the bar area in a booth and it was a nicely light area of the place. The food was just awesome! I had a hard time choosing between the ribs or pork chops and chose the pork chops and what a great choice I made. The lager I had was exceptional. It was very dark in color but very smooth in taste and went very well with the pork chops. The wife had wine and a pasta dish and raved about it all night. She actually wanted to go back the next night but we didn't. I ended up taking home a Growler filled with the lager and the Growler was very reasonable compared to other's I've purchased, especially filled! Will be going back when I'm back in the OBX!

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.

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Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC
86 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.