Established in 2009, HopLite is the quintessential local pub and gathering place for visitors and residents in Carolina Beach, NC. Patterned after Irish pubs across the pond, HopLite provides a comforting and neighborly atmosphere to enjoy a pint and some terrific gastropub food.

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night (6 PM), as well as live music from some of the area’s talented musicians most Friday’s and Saturday’s.

Proprietors, Cory and Cathrine Robbins, purchased the restaurant in 2021 with the goal in mind to improve but change little of the character of the pub and beer garden that is loved by regulars who frequent their local pub.

The food at HopLite is made fresh to order and available through the day and night, six days a week. Ingredients are locally -sourced whenever possible. You’ll find traditional pub fare, such as fries and burgers, along with Irish inspired favorites like Bangers and Mash, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie and Fish & Chips. In addition the kitchen will offer house specialties, like homemade soups in fall and winter and dinner specials.