When searching for the best bars in Washington, NC, you don’t have to venture farther than the Harbor District located on the Pamlico River. Little Washington has a unique variety of bars that are sure to welcome drinkers of all styles. 


Market Street Pub is a staple to the culture of Washington nightlife. It is a local hangout known for its delicious drinks and entertainment. They have live music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The pub also has open mic on some Thursdays. Trying to catch a rock show? This is the place for you. Wear comfortable shoes because you’ll be dancing the night away at the pub.


Ribeyes Steakhouse is a great stop for those who are hungry and looking for some fun. Their food is amazing, and so are their drinks. They have an outdoor patio that overlooks the waterfront. Ribeyes offers a full bar and features live music every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm-12am. For New Years Eve, they are hosting a “Roaring 20’s” party with a live DJ and a FREE champagne toast at midnight.


Looking for a cheeseburger in paradise? Head down to Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar and Grill. Located across from Havens Gardens, Backwater Jack’s is where the locals love to go after a day out on the river. Known for its’ casual atmosphere, it is the perfect place to kick back and grab a beer. Their beer selection includes many beers brewed in Eastern North Carolina. Best of all, they have live music most weekend nights and every Sunday afternoon on their outdoor stage.


Backwater Jacks is the perfect place to enjoy live music, delicious cocktails, cold beer with a waterfront view.


For those in search of their next cornhole championship, the owners of Backwater Jack’s are opening High Water Social, a new social club, located across the bridge from Washington on HWY 17. This social club is for competitive types. Enjoy a full bar and a variety of games such as: darts, ping pong, corn hole, bocce, giant beer pong, human foosball, air hockey, billiards, and an assortment of electronic and board games. Once they open, High Water will begin with light bar food because their customers will be sticking around long enough to get hungry.


Grub Brothers is best known for its Southern and Cajun cuisine, but their amazing drink specials deserve a spotlight in this post. Grub Brothers has a full bar featuring local drafts and bottles. They also make a killer bloody mary. This season they have “Grub Holiday Eggnog,” eggnog and fireball served over ice with a dash of cinnamon.


     Holiday Nog from Grub Brothers. Yes, it’s as good as it looks!


One of the newest additions to the Harbor District is The Hackney’s Gin Distillery. If you’re seeking the finer things in life, The Hackney is the place for you! Their craft gin will be featured in the restaurant’s cocktails, and they will also offer tastings and tours of the distillery. You can also purchase a bottle of gin to take home. The Hackney also hosts a monthly wine dinner featuring seven courses inspired by modern Nordic cuisine.



1000 Piers Gin is a homage to life on the water in Washington and surrounding areas.


Washington nightlife is one of a kind. Come see for yourself!