Thursday, December 1, 2022

Now open: Cloud 9 offers local beers, live music, highest rooftop view of Wilmington

The rooftop bar is the highest in the city, offering views of the river and downtown Wilmington.

The view from the ninth story of the Embassy Suites hotel, where Cloud 9 Bar is located. (Port City Daily photo | COURTESY CLOUD 9)
The view from the ninth story of the Embassy Suites hotel, where Cloud 9 Bar is located. (Port City Daily photo | COURTESY CLOUD 9)

WILMINGTON — On the ninth floor of the Embassy Suites, the Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar is ready to open.

Cloud 9 officially opens to the public on Friday, March 16, at 4 p.m. Located on the Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington, Cloud 9 – initially called No. 9 – is the upstairs counterpart to the Steam restaurant, which opened earlier this year.

Cloud 9 rooftop bar and grill opens to the public this weekend. (Port City Daily photo | COURTESY CLOUD 9)
Cloud 9 rooftop bar and grill opens to the public this weekend. (Port City Daily photo | COURTESY CLOUD 9)

Sitting nine stories above the Riverwalk below, the bar features local beer, a bar menu and live music.

The bar is currently serving 22 beers on tap, including six Wilmington brews. The bar serves Wilmington-based Waterman’s Brewing, New Anthem, Edward Teach and Wilmington Brewing Company. It also features North Carolina-based Lonerider, Red Oak, Carolina Brewery, Tarboro Brewing Company, Double Barley Brewing and Noble Cider.

In addition to beer, the bar will also have cider, shandy and alcoholic Kombucha. You can find the full list here, including information on ABVs and prices.

The bar menu will feature local oysters and a variety of bar food (full menu below). For more information, including the latest beers on tap and the live music line up, visit Cloud 9’s Facebook Page.

Steam and Cloud 9 are both located in the Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront, at 9 Estelle Lee Place along the Riverwalk. Cloud 9 will be open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily. The rooftop bar has plans for Sunday brunch service later in the year.

Cloud 9’s bar menu:

Bar menu at Cloud 9. (Port City Daily photo | COURTESY CLOUD 9)
Bar menu at Cloud 9. (Port City Daily photo | COURTESY CLOUD 9)

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