Harrika’s in Turkish means wonderful. We want to thank all hausers for making our shop such a unique experience over the past 10 years. Since opening on October 25, 2007; we have experienced so many successes including being nominated as a Top 100 Beer Bar 2012, 2013 by Draft Magazine. This was an amazing feat, since after all that award goes to big city bars. We also won Urquell Pilsner’s Freshest Beer Bar Award and received a keg straight from the port in Wilmington brewed only days before in the Czech Republic.
We opened as a tribute to Erika’s late grandmother Hanna. Erika describes her visits to Hanna’s tiny farm in Connecticut as a retreat. She had the opportunity to experience almost every weekend. Hanna always made the visits special, especially with afternoon cups of tea, harvesting the garden & Erika’s favorite time of year apple picking. We want customers to feel as though they are walking into 1953 retreat surrounded by art, conversation, a touch of retail teas and coffee while enjoying fresh beer, wine & mixed cocktails.
The Future of Beer
We spent 10 years making Harrika’s a unique place for families, friends & beer lovers to gather. Over recent years we have added wines by the glass & soon we will be happy to offer craft cocktails & specialty liquors like bourbons. Our selection of 800 beers is going to become a limited selection of 300 beers that we handpick. Our goal is to incorporate a lot more non distributed NC Beers for retail purchases. All the beers you love and want to purchase will NOW be available by the case at or below grocery store pricing. We will continue to sell kegs for your home enjoyment.
Our 10 year mission
To remain as a Historic Landmark Venue, Bar & Retail Shop encompassing a Biergarten. We will continue with our famous backyard events with Live Music & Food Trucks. We are going to bring a host of Pop Up Parties & other events like Yoga & Trivia. We will continue with a Limited Beer Retail Selection including Kegs, Growlers, T-shirts, Hair of the Dog Coffee, Teas, Glassware & Beer Soaps. We are going to do this while offering Harrika’s as a Private Venue for customers to make their own amazing memories at the Haus. With your support Harrika’s can remain the place that has so much heart & joy it overflows when the beer starts flowing from the taps. Seize our Venue, Enjoy the Bar, Peruse the Brews. Cheers to 10 more…..!
2013: Stones Most Bitter Beer Bar in North Carolina
2014: Urquell Pilsner’s Freshest Beer Bar Nominee
2012 & 2013: Draft Magazine’s Top 100 Beer Bars in America
2008: Featured in NC Coast’s “It’s Craft” article
2017: Featured in Jacksonville News