Nightlife in Wilmington


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Ornate railings flank the steps to one of BlueBallRoom Dance Studio?s two spacious dance floors, whose hardwood-maple surfaces mask springy, joint-cushioning subfloors. The studio's team of talented teachers leads classes in a monthly rotation of social dances ranging from Argentine tango and various ballroom styles to intermediate touchdown dancing. Private-lesson subscribers, meanwhile, get closer attention and a chance to hone their footwork at regularly held free dance parties.

1601 Concord Pike
Wilmington,
DE
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The BBC Tavern and Grill is a hip, casual, yet upscale tavern and grill in the heart of Delaware's chateau country. We have a fun and eclectic menu with all of your favorites that you would expect to find in a traditional tavern and grill, such as home made burgers, fresh cut fish and steaks, and great wine and beers.

4019 Kennett Pike
Wilmington,
DE
US

The recently opened Catch 202 entices guests with an extensive menu of casual American dishes. Diners can open meals with scoops of indulgent dip layered with lump crab meat and blended with cream cheese and green onions. Friendly servers then unload plates of crispy fish and chips, creamy shrimp primavera pasta, or fire-roasted sirloin steaks. During lunch, aromas of char-grilled burgers and chicken sandwiches fill dining room while guests chatter and end meals of lingering bites of homemade apple dumplings or oven-warm brownies. In addition to its diverse menu, Catch 202 welcomes revelers with a fully stocked bar.

4723 Concord Pike
Wilmington,
DE
US

Nothing pairs better with a beer than a big, juicy burger, except maybe a roast beef sandwich. Guests at Bull's Eye Bar and Restaurant can order either one, along with a smattering of house-made soups, sandwiches, and barbecue dishes. And the full bar freely dispenses beers by the pint and hard liquor by the shot. Several nights a week, live bands take the stage to play classic rock and take their relationship with the house microphone to the next level.

3734 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington,
DE
US

The 2010 Delaware Today Best of Delaware Critics Choice Award winner for Best Pub and Tavern Upstate, and the 2009 winner of the Best Late Night Food Award, James Street Tavern offers an affordable menu of cuisine. The spacious and inviting bistro's warm amber lighting, wood tables, and hints of rustic décor give it a friendly neighborhood vibe without the hassle of summoning Cheers cast apparitions. The eclectic menu ups the elegance with dishes like hoisin steak spring roll ($7), crab cake salad ($12), a bison burger ($10), and yellowfin tuna tacos ($8.50). Wash your gourmet grub down with its perfect pairing from the bar's vast selection of beer and wines while attempting to tell the bartender someone else’s life story.

2 West Market Street
Wilmington,
DE
US

Sweet T's Homestyle Sports Grill & Lounge has more than 1,200 Facebook fans, six of whom give it a 4.7-star average rating:

3602 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington,
DE
US