It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and a happy hour in Delaware is calling your name. Start the evening off with light fare at a trendy restaurant, and then let the night take you to your next favorite celebration spot in Delaware. Take on some of our favorite places to let loose.
A Night to Remember
Many fun-seekers head straight for Wilmington’s Trolley Square neighborhood and to the scene along the city’s Riverfront, where everyone knows their next stop is just a stroll away. For casual nights out, consider the smaller venues, so rich with character and charm—try Maker’s Alley, Constitution Yards Beer Garden, Oddity Bar, The Nomad Bar, and 1984, the state’s only combination craft-beer pub and game arcade. In always-hip Trolley Square, historic Kelly’s Logan House is revered for its timeworn Irish character, and nearby rivals boast their own appeal, including Kid Shelleen’s, Hummingbird to Mars and Trolley Tap House.
Along Newark’s Main Street, live bands plug in and rock out, but the college crowd gets the evening going at spots like Klondike Kate’s, Grotto Pizza, and Grain Craft Bar + Grill, all ideal for a meal as well.
Outside of the neighborhood hotspots, the bigger venues boast big star-power: Top musicians and comedians appear regularly at Delaware’s racetrack casinos: Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Harrington Casino & Raceway.
A night out in Rehoboth Beach calls for sophisticated celebrations. Dance your Friday night away at these hotspots for great music: Summer House, Purple Parrot Grill, Conch Island, Dogfish Brewing and Eats and many more.
Just next door to Rehoboth, Dewey Beach’s unofficial, but oh-so-popular town slogan has stayed true for generations: “Dewey Beach: A Way of Life.” Considered by many to be the “Best Rock and Roll Bar in the World,” the Bottle and Cork is famous for bringing in big acts and for its laid-back Saturday afternoon “Jam Sessions.” And you can’t go to Dewey without checking out The Starboard for brunch, lunch or dinner (try the best Orange Crush around). Insider Tip: Woody’s Dewey Beach has been serving the best crab cake in town since 2009.
Keep the good times rolling. Savor city cuisine, sip brews at some of the state’s top spots, or see a show with artistic flair.