Hi-Wire Wilmington

4.9
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery

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Fun
Great Beer
Located at 1020 Princess Street in Wilmington’s up-and-coming “Soda Pop District,” the 7920-square-foot taproom will include two outdoor beer gardens, ample parking, and an expansive twenty-four tap bar in a space that originally served as a car dealership and most recently was home to Carolina Carburetor Specialists since 1983. The large bar will feature twenty-one taps of Hi-Wire beers, including year-rounds, seasonals, specialties, sours, and one-offs as well as three wine taps. A variety of family-friendly activities including soccer pool, table tennis, shuffleboard, foosball, and other assorted games will round out the taproom.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 41 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.8
service
4.9
ambience
4.8
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We’ve been here several times and love it. Never too crowded and always a mellow crowd.

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AbbyH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOOOVE IT. So dog friendly and laid back. Excellent and friendly service too! Coming back soon for a T-shirt!

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ChristopherD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi-Wire is great. They really don't have any control over the food but I've never had a bad experience. It doesn't hurt they're a short walk away from our house, but we'd go there even if it wasn't.

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BDens
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great beer, lots on tap, spacious seating inside and outside. Parking available.

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KerriK
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food truck was terrible. Telethon on the TV with poor acoustics . So loud!!! Beer was very good to excellent.

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ErinS
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening here with our 2 kids (12 & 14) while visiting Wilmington. Hi-Wire beer and Wilmy Woodie pizza were both excellent.

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ErikaP
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time with friends! Even better that we get to bring our furry friends along too!

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SwanScience
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and beer. I recommend checking this spot out.

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PattiB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like this new place in town. We have lots of choices so sometimes hard to decide. The service is great

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CarissaF
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes and the service was great. Friendly and dog friendly too,

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SamC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time with family and friends and even played some ping pong and fuss ball.

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Babs
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Only food truck available but you can bring in food. We were three adults and three small
Children. Activities for adults, and children could participate with adult guidance. We went at 12:15
And that worked very well. Left a bit before two.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor and indoor space, allows dogs which is awesome!

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Ashlyn
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was easy and convenient to book a reservation here and super helpful with a big group so we didn't have to wait. The service was fast and the beer selection is good here.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic beer and a great vibe. Highly recommend!

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AliciaL
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming here for drinks and relaxing! Nice low key atmosphere that’s friendly and welcoming.

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MikeS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer and great service.

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ShawnE
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer was good, the inside was way bigger than what I was expecting. Lots of seating, just be sure to reserve if you need a table. Otherwise there is good standing room as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday night discount night with Wheels Pizza (discounted too). Everyone is masked and this place takes Covid seriously. My new favorite stop.

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dreaminofcb
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hi Wire beers are among the best. We are so happy they decided to bring their beers to Wilmington.

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vipKatelyn
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi-Wire Wilmington and its team of employees are wonderful! Each beer I've tried has been delicious, they are doing a wonderful job of creating a safe environment during COVID, and their team is very friendly and efficient! Can't wait until the weather warms up and the garage doors can be open! Thank you for a wonderful evening out!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great beer with a variety of choices. Staff were friendly and helpful - sticklers for Covid regulations - but otherwise awesome place! Love the game options, adds to the experience. Highly recommend!

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Marlene
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience3

First time visit. We will be back. A small inventory of soda would be nice for those who are not beer drinkers, but go to breweries with the men in the family.

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Britney
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is big and spacious, they have games you can play on which is super cool. The beers were good as always, will definitely be coming back!

Hi-Wire Wilmington
Responded on February 8, 2021

We're looking forward to it! Thanks, Britney!

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MichaelM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great space and great beer garden. I gather that there are more games and ways to play them when its not covid. Food tasted good but didn't feel great next day. I'd have a popcorn machine and chips and nuts to buy if I were them. More food options.

Hi-Wire Wilmington
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thanks for the review and feedback, Michael! We appreciate it.

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AlBG
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer and fun atmosphere. Will be coming back.

Hi-Wire Wilmington
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank you! We can't wait!

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Annep
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loud but fun! Great beer selection and quick service. Will be back😃

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CHRISTYH
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place! Cant wait for the doors to be open in the spring!!

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DanielleG
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Had to give a poor rating to food only because they don’t serve food.

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ShawnK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for beers, no food here unless food truck.

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Roswell
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, they are just a couple of blocks from us and we are so glad they are investing in our neighborhood! Looking forward to continual support of our new local watering hole.

Hi-Wire Wilmington
Responded on January 21, 2021

We very much appreciate the love and support! We're stoked to be here in Wilmington.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice date night with my wife. Great beer, great vibe. Wheelz Pizza truck Monday nights, so great food too.

Hi-Wire Wilmington
Responded on January 21, 2021

Happy to hear it! Thanks for hanging with us, and come see us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

1st time. spacious taproom, lively atmosphere, cool games and beer garden.

Hi-Wire Wilmington
Responded on February 8, 2021

We appreciate it so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new brewery!

Hi-Wire Wilmington
Responded on January 21, 2021

Thanks so much for the love!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first “getaway” for me and my wife after having a baby. We loved the beer here and the environment. Awesome place! And a food truck being there made it even better. We are excited to go back!

Hi-Wire Wilmington
Responded on January 21, 2021

Happy to hear it! We'll be looking forward to your return!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very Impressed with all of the precautions being taken during this strange time. We don’t go out often and felt very comfortable.

Hi-Wire Wilmington
Responded on January 21, 2021

We're so happy to hear that! Come see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready right on time, beer was delicious, staff was awesome and they do a really good job of sanitizing everything and keeping people socially distanced! Masks required unless seated at a table, but if you forget yours they give them out free at the door! Excited to go back!

Hi-Wire Wilmington
Responded on January 21, 2021

Thanks so much for the love and support! We're thrilled to hear you felt safe, and we can't wait for you to come back again soon.

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Missy
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Hi-Wire. Husband very much enjoyed their beer, best he has had in a while. Loved the fact that they request you make a reservation so they can make sure of social distancing. Two outside areas and multiple activities inside. We were there when they first opened, 3:00 - pretty quiet. As we left, around 5:00 - they definitely were getting busier.

Hi-Wire Wilmington
Responded on January 21, 2021

That's what we like to hear! Thank you, Missy & Hubs, for hanging with us, and we're looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, everything about it is great

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MeganF
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big space and lots of games, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating , and awesome service!

FAQs

Hi-Wire Wilmington is rated 4.9 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.