Harrika’s in Turkish means wonderful. We want to thank all hausers for making our shop such a unique experience over the past 11 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 and conversation, while enjoying fresh beer on tap, wine & mixed cocktails in the Biergarten, Garage Bar or Patio. It’s a wonderful beach oasis with an experience you won’t soon forget!
The Future of Harrika’s
We have spent 10 years making Harrika’s the most unique place for families, friends & beer lovers. As of June 1, 2018 we have been purchased by Matt Wright of Anchor Draft & Pizza House in Salter Path. Harry and I are humbled that Matt wants to continue our traditions and maintain Harrika’s as a Historic Landmark Venue, Bar & Retail Shop encompassing a Biergarten. He will be adding a lot more taps. He will continue with our famous backyard events with Live Music & Food Trucks. He is going to bring a host of Pop Up Parties & other events like a Raggie Fest, a Comedy Night & other events. He is looking into making a beach volleyball court in the backyard. He will continue with a Limited Beer Retail Selection including; Growlers, T-shirts, Hair of the Dog Coffee, Glassware & Beer Soaps. He is 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 Future…..!
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