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Idle Hour Biergarten

€€ - €€€, Mexican,
121 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Blvd & West Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-1000
+1 252-773-0008
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“bratwurst” (7 reviews)
“beer cheese” (3 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Mexican, Brew Pub, Seafood, Pub
€€ - €€€
121 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Blvd & West Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-1000
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Fun place to have a beer. Located on the Circle in Atlantic Beach, its easy to find. There's an indoor bar with TVs, outdoor deck, the beer is cold and beach is a few steps away. What more could you ask for?!

Thank whopper007
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Tried it for the first time with the kids today and will definitely be back!! Had a variety of menu samplings to share and loved them all! The location is stellar, service prompt and attentive, the patio with fire pits, picnic tables and Sand floor...More

Thank Christy G
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This little place has a great beach vibe, right on the “circle” at Atlantic Beach. We stopped in for a casual lunch and chose to sit outside under the shade sails. We all ordered the blackened shrimp tacos because we had heard that they were...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Great place! The food was really good especially the cheese fries and the shrimp burger. It’s a little tight inside but they have plenty of outdoor seating. We had great service and would love to go back without our three small children. If you need...More

Thank UNCtraveler08
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 7 who came in late at night for a beer, and after serving the first three girls, the bartender proceeded to do everything but serve the rest of us for almost 10 minutes. It was not at all busy. And,...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Good food and drinks. 10/10 would eat again. Fish tacos were delicious, husbands chicken tacos were delicious. Carne asada papas hit the spot. Inside is small though so if the weather is bad I can definitely see a massive wait. Service was good, waiter was...More

Thank Melynda H
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for a small bite (instead of going next door for lunch) and we were all so happy with our find! Great place to watch a football game, have a beer (they also have AMAZING cocktails - we recommend the Kentucky mule👌🏼),...More

Thank Scenic531318
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I love to spend Sunday afternoons at the Idle Hour with a few good drinks and some great food. I've been lucky enough to hang out there several times this summer. A great way to end the weekend.

Thank atlanticbeachgrl
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Needed a quick bite at the end of our day - big lunch earlier, so just a little something. Once we found this place (GPS doesn't make it easy) we were delighted! Small, only a few tables and some seats at the bar. Nice little...More

Thank Kessaaaaa
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This place is great for lunch or dinner. They have a selection of beers on tap and a good selection of sandwiches. The fish tacos are yummy and I love their fried onions.

Thank bonvivantnc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Bar, Mexican, Brew Pub, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Blvd & West Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-1000
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-773-0008
  • E-mail
The Idle Hour is a modern, beach side take on a German beer garden. But, instead of Schnitzel, we serve the best burgers on the beach along with other beach bites such as fish tacos. We do have an excellent selection of German beers on draft, but we also have a lot of great tequila and some fun cocktails.
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