Nightlife in Wilmington

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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
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Tickets for Fred Garbo are general admission. For the other two shows, the $33 and $35 tickets correspond to maroon sections on the upper and lower seating levels.

818 N Market St
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

Michael DiBianca, the James Beard Award–nominated chef behind Satsuma Asian Kitchen, curates a menu of fusion cuisine that's meant to be shared. Tables can pass around fresh sashimi with innovative accents or small plates of specialties such as oysters in green apple mignonette or Duck-Duck Disco fries loaded with pulled duck and truffle gravy. For larger appetites, there are more substantial entrees such as the coffee-braised short ribs.

Though creative cuisine is certainly a draw at Satsuma Asian Kitchen, it's not the only draw. Visitors will also find craft beer and cocktails and live music within the renovated Trolley Square destination, which formerly held Del Rose Cafe and Restaurant.

1707 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington,
DE
US

At Badges Sports Bar and Grill, a dive bar dedicated to America's first responders and military, the beers get paired with guilty-pleasure bar foods, including gooey sloppy-joe dip, sauce-slathered wings, and loaded fries. The kitchen staff also whips up crab-cake sandwiches and hot dogs and tater tots wrapped in nature's wrapping paper: bacon. After a hearty meal, patrons can belt their hearts out during karaoke.

300 N Union St.
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 W Market St
Wilmington,
DE
US