Owners Brian Brown and chef Craig Errickson first founded the brewhouse-style establishment in 1998 with 18 microbrew and domestic beers on tap, a true first for the Outer Banks at that time.  

Over the past few decades, North Carolina has become a state known for the craft brews, and you will find a few of them featured at the bar at Red Drum Grille & Taphouse. And they have traditional favorites as well. So whether you are a fan of the People’s Porter by Foothills Brewing Company in Winston-Salem or you prefer the classic Yuengling Traditional Lager, you will have no problem finding a pint to raise in a toast to your Outer Banks vacation. Perhaps you would enjoy a Pacifico with lime or something a bit heavier in a Guinness Black Lager. Red Drum has got you covered.

While you enjoy your beer in this Nags Head restaurant, you can also enjoy kicking back in the comfortable furniture or challenging your friends to a game of pool or foosball. If you’re a video game fan or a sports fan, there are games and televisions available too! And the beer pairs great with the food at Red Drum Grille & Taphouse, where you can order bar food and steamed food until midnight.

Our Beers

Below is a sampling of our draft beer selection, but our taps are always changing. Please stop in to see what we're pouring!
 

Belgian White

Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (5.4% ABV)On Tap
Blue Moon Brewing CompanyGolden, Colorado
Blue Moon® Belgian White* was our first year-round release back in 1995. It started with our brewmaster, Keith Villa, wanting to craft a beer inspired by the flavorful Belgian Wits he enjoyed while studying brewing in Belgium. He brewed his interpretation using Valencia orange peel versus the traditional tart Curaçao orange peel, for a subtle sweetness. Then he added oats and wheat to create a smooth, creamy finish that’s inviting to the palate. As a final touch, he garnished the beer with an orange slice to heighten the citrus aroma and taste. Its natural unfiltered appearance adds to the depth of flavors in Belgian White*. Available in 12-oz. bottles, 6-pack, 12-pack, Brewmaster’s can, 16-oz. can, DraftBlue Moon® Belgian White* was our first year-round release back in 1995... Read More

Bell's Lager Beer (Lager Of The Lakes)

American-Style Premium Lager (5.0% ABV)On Tap
Bell's Brewery, Inc.Galesburg, Michigan
As refreshingly crisp as a morning swim in a Great Lake, this brew is crafted with Pils and Munich malts. The pronounced hop character of this golden lager sparks thoughts of sandy beaches and rocky islands.As refreshingly crisp as a morning swim in a Great Lake, this brew is... Read More

Guinness Black Lager

German-Style Schwarzbier (4.5% ABV)On Tap
GuinnessDublin City, Dublin, Ireland
Guinness Black lager is a cold-brewed with roasted barley to deliver the refreshing taste of lager with the unique character of Guinness. Enjoy ice cold straight form the bottle.Guinness Black lager is a cold-brewed with roasted barley to deliver the... Read More

Lagunitas IPA

American-Style India Pale Ale (6.2% ABV)On Tap
Lagunitas Brewing CompanyPetaluma, California
This is our unique version of an ancient style. A style as old as the ocean trade routes of the last centuries Great Ships. Not as old as the equator they had to cross twice enroute, nor as old as the 10,000 or so miles of Di-Hydrogen Oxide and Sodium upon which they sailed, but older than the Circulithium-4 Lentloid that binds the Lupulin Quartnate onto your taste buds. Weird. Think about it. Now stop. OK, go again, now stop. Think again, and stop. But we digress. Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts, this redolent ale will likely float your boat, whatever planet you're on.This is our unique version of an ancient style. A style as old as the... Read More

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

American-Style Light (Low Calorie) Lager (4.7% ABV)On Tap
Pabst Brewing CompanySan Antonio, Texas
PBR is not just any beer- so you would expect the history to be a bit unusual, and it is. Pabst was originally called Select with the can opener. Today this classic American brew has been adopted by a whole new generation of PBR drinkers. Currently PBR is one of the fastest growing domestic beer brands. When you're this good quality always comes through-PBR ME ASAP!PBR is not just any beer- so you would expect the history to be a bit... Read More

Pacifico

Vienna-Style Lager (4.4% ABV)On Tap
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.Mexico City, Distrito Federal Mexico, Mexico
Pacifico is made from the choicest hops, barley, yeast and water from the freshest springs in Mazatlán. Its clean and hearty flavor makes Pacifico an exceptionally drinkable lager that’s compatible with all types of food.Pacifico is made from the choicest hops, barley, yeast and water from the... Read More

People's Porter

Robust Porter (6.3% ABV)On Tap
Foothills Brewing CompanyWinston-Salem, North Carolina
Consider it the mild-mannered granddaddy of stout. Our version stays true to the classic English style popularized by the Industrial Revolution’s working class. Ruby-hued with strong upfront notes of chocolate and toffee, People’s Porter finishes strong and flavorful, blending delicious herbal hop flavor and just a hint of espresso. Bloody terrific!Consider it the mild-mannered granddaddy of stout. Our version stays true... Read More

Yuengling Traditional Lager

American-Style Premium Lager (4.4% ABV)On Tap
Yuengling BreweryPottsville, Pennsylvania
Yuengling Traditional Lager is an iconic American lager famous for its rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor. Brewed with roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and a combination of cluster and cascade hops, this true original promises a well balanced taste with very distinct character. Its exceptional flavor and smooth finish is prevalently enjoyed by consumers with even the most discerning tastes. Our flagship brand, Yuengling Traditional Lager is an American favorite delivering consistent quality and refreshment that never disappoints. In fact, it's so widely known and unique in its class, in some areas you can ask for it simply by the name Lager.Yuengling Traditional Lager is an iconic American lager famous for its... Read More