Posted on: June 13th, 2017 Posted in Around ILM, Community News

Summer 2017 officially kicks off next Wednesday, June 21 with so much more to do in Downtown Wilmington this year! The riverfront is expanding, with new places to eat, shop, and explore along the Cape Fear River. A great perk of living in River Bluffs is taking Wilmington Water Tours taxi to Downtown and back, rather than taking the car and trying to find parking! The water taxi will drop you off and pick you up right from the Port City Marina, so you’ll be walking distance to all the best restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. While hanging out Downtown this summer, don’t forget to swing by and sample Wilmington’s latest riverfront restaurants – Blackfinn & Vida!

Blackfin Ameripub

Blackfinn Ameripub is a lively restaurant and bar that offers the affordable and delicious American food you crave. Guests receive great service in a high-energy atmosphere, alongside an extensive list of craft beers and signature cocktails. Be on the first to try this new Wilmington, NC restaurant! Learn more by watching the video below and visiting their website at

Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina

Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina is evolved Mexican cuisine and a welcomed new restaurant along the Cape Fear River in Downtown Wilmington. After much success in Charlotte, Vida is bringing their engaging atmosphere, handcrafted cocktails, an extensive list of tequilas and signature Skinny Margaritas to the Port City this summer. Swing by and sample the cuisine! To learn more, visit their website at

Rather stay close to home? We totally understand! Our very own Porches Cafe is available 7 days a week to serve you fresh, local, and healthy meals for lunch or dinner. Swing by and say hello all summer long – we’d love to see you.