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Looking for "other" than Family Friendly Fun :-D

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Looking for "other" than Family Friendly Fun :-D

Hi All!

I have a group of about a dozen 30 and 40-somethings (no kids) headed to Duck in mid September.

I'm sure we'll be plenty entertained in the house most nights, but on those nights we want to venture out we're mostly into:

Dive Bars, Biker Bars, Karaoke, Haunted things, Rock Music, Live Music, Mechanical bulls, General Debauchery, etc.

We aren't worried about driving. So I guess 30-45 min drive radius?

Also, I assume that they have Uber and Lyft going in OBX, yes/no?

Thanks in advance gang!

~Joe

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1. Re: Looking for "other" than Family Friendly Fun :-D

Have you considered Myrtle? But yeah Uber and Lyft is the way to go, don't want to mess with the OBX PD.

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2. Re: Looking for "other" than Family Friendly Fun :-D

We're already booked for OBX, not expecting anything crazy or even in abundance, but there have to be some niche local places. Ya, know?

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3. Re: Looking for "other" than Family Friendly Fun :-D

Duck is a place where us older folks politely laugh about their debauchery of their youth over a nice glass of wine. There may be some places down by KDH or Nags Head like http://www.fishheadsobx.com/ that could be fun. There will be posters from the northern beaches that probably have better ideas, I'm a south OBX guy. Now if you are ever in Boston, I got the places.

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4. Re: Looking for "other" than Family Friendly Fun :-D

I agree that you're headed for the wrong area for what you are looking for.

Maybe cancel your reservation and go to another area along the coast?

Myrtle Beach is a good idea for what you are looking for.

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5. Re: Looking for "other" than Family Friendly Fun :-D

Virginia Beach would work too.

What you are describing is not the OBX. Sorry to disappoint.

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6. Re: Looking for "other" than Family Friendly Fun :-D

I coordinated a dozen people to go to OBX, in 2 weeks, so cancelling is not an option.

I'm sure I'll find something that will work.

@Lance, Boston is on my radar for the future, thanks for the suggestions!

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7. Re: Looking for "other" than Family Friendly Fun :-D

Just before the wright brothers bridge is a bar called headlights that may fit the bill. There's another place called dirty dicks that's worth checking out but it's not what you think. And a shop called try my nuts.

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8. Re: Looking for "other" than Family Friendly Fun :-D

Duck doesn't have anything like that. Take a cab/uber to KDH - maybe Port o call if it's open? Kelly's? Jolly Roger karaoke?

If you want a nice dinner out, go to Blue Point in Duck. No mechanical bulls or debauchery, but great food wine and outdoor bar. You'll need a reservation.

Call Sunset Grill in duck. Not great food but sometimes karaoke/bands even in off season.

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9. Re: Looking for "other" than Family Friendly Fun :-D

Here's a Yelp list (of 5) "best bars" =

https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=bars&find_loc=Duck%2C+NC

Here's a TA list of "best restaurants" -

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g490…

Here's a link to Outer Banks nightlife -

https://duckncguide.com/nightlife-events…

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10. Re: Looking for "other" than Family Friendly Fun :-D

Tortuga's Lie in Nags Head might be an option http://tortugaslie.com/

And you should check this out, Best Nightlife in Nags Head: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g493…

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