Whether you're looking for some delicious eats from a regional food truck, some toe-tapping live music, trivia or karaoke nights, fitness, unique games, engaging workshops, & so much more, there's always something fun happening for the whole family at Casita Brewing Co.® in Wilson, NC!
When you come to visit Casita, it'll be impossible to miss our across the street neighbors, the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park! This whimsical landmark looks different every day of the year. Take a leisurely stroll through the park to admire these hand-made kinetic metal sculptures up close. You can even take your Casita beverage(s) into the park as part of Wilson's Downtown Social District. All you need is one of our stickered cups! You can learn more about these structures at the Whirligig Park Museum located in the Whirligig Station building at the end of our block.
Web Address: https://www.wilsonwhirligigpark.org/
Physical Address: 301 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893
This is the other half of our love sandwich on the Whirligig Park! Located a short walk from the brewery, this delightful bakery is a must-see stop when you visit Casita. Treat Yo' Self bakes a wide assortment of gourmet cupcakes, cookies, brownies, mini quiches, & so many more sweet treats galore! It's also a great spot to grab a cold brew coffee for a quick pick-me-up. TYS Bakery is open Tuesday-Saturday 8am-3pm.
Web Address: https://www.treatyoselfbakery.com/
Physical Address: 419 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893
The 8th Edition of Eyes on Main Street, Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival opened on October 21, 2022 throughout Historic Downtown Wilson. For 150 days, 100 photographs are displayed on 100 storefront windows, walls, & buildings, spanning nine city blocks. Each Eyes on Main Street edition transforms our city streets into a vibrant gallery of large-scale photographs. The current edition features the work of 100 photographers from 41 countries around the world. It's completely FREE to explore all the photographs, & most are within Wilson's Downtown Social District, so grab a Casita beverage & enjoy a leisurely stroll!
Web Address: https://www.eyesonmainstreetwilson.com
The Destihl jewel on Wilson's main street (Nash St), Wilson Arts offers free rotating exhibits, an eclectic gift shop featuring local Carolina artisans/makers, classes, & fun live event programming, such as music & theater performances. They've got lots of fun activities happening weekly. Be sure to also check out the events at their sister location, the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, just down the street.
Web Address: https://www.wilsonarts.com/
Physical Address: 204 Nash St S, Wilson, NC 27893
Explore the seemingly endless shelves in a 10,000+ sq/ft warehouse filled with countless treasures for your home, gifts, or just because! Whenever we're in need of some cool vintage pieces, artwork, furniture, clothing, or things we didn't even know we needed, we always head to Rummage Warehouse first. They've even got a year-round Christmas village with more holiday decor than you could ever dream of too. Relax with a Casita beer after your shopping adventure & show off all your finds! Our brewery is only 2 blocks away. Their hours are Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm.
Web Address: https://therummagewarehouse.com
Physical Address: 315 Barnes St S, Wilson, NC 27893
Wilson's very own Imagination Station Science & History Museum creates opportunities for folks of all ages to learn how the world around us works through interactive exhibits. Check their website to see upcoming activities for the kids to participate in before or after you enjoy your Casita pints.
Web Address: https://scienceandhistory.org/
Physical Address: 224 Nash St SE, Wilson, NC 27893
This is one of the most peaceful and picturesque places in Wilson. Take a 2-mile lap around the lake. It's a great place for taking nature photos & a peaceful fishing spot. Bring your kayak or canoe & explore it from the water!
Physical Address: 4621 Lake Wilson Road, Elm City , NC 27822
Ryan's favorite hobby away from the brewery is disc golf! Whether you're a seasoned pro or just getting started, Wilson has a couple of fun public courses to work on your game. We even have a couple baskets right here in our beer garden to practice your putting skills. Looking to make a full disc golf day of it here in Eastern North Carolina? Head about 20min north of Wilson to Rocky Mount & try your hand at some of their longer, more technical public courses.
Williams Day Camp
515 Mount Vernon Dr NW, Wilson, NC 27893
4621 Lake Wilson R, Elm City , NC 27
Stay active & participate in one of the fastest growing recreational sports, right here in Wilson! Our newly renovated Greater Wilson Rotary Park features THREE pickleball courts, along with a covered pavilion, a .5 mile paved walking track, two multi-purpose fields, & on-site restroom facilities. Wilson will also soon be home to a state-of-the-art $4.2 million pickleball complex that will include eight covered courts, with two championship courts for tournament play, six uncovered pickleball courts, six tennis courts, & six multi-use courts that can be used for tennis or pickleball.
Physical Address: 1901 Branch St NW, Wilson, NC 27893
This beautifully accessible & walkable space showcases highly curated collections of plants. It's free, educational, & kid-friendly. It's also a great place to have a relaxing blanket lunch & while breathing in some fresh air, just leave your Casita beverages at home for this stop.
Web Address: https://www.wilsonbotanicalgarden.org/
Physical Address: 1806 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893
Cap off your Wilson adventures with a Wilson Tobs baseball game at Historic Fleming Stadium! The Tobs are part of the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate summer league, featuring top-notch college baseball players from all across the country. Their season runs from June through early-August. Not here during baseball season? Then check out the North Carolina Baseball Museum also located at the stadium. From baseball legends Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, & Justin Verlander, to Elvis Presley, Kevin Costner, & former New York City Mayor, Fiorello H. La Guardia, our local ballpark has been visited by some incredible folks. The NC Baseball Museum is open Thursday-Saturday from 10am-4pm.
Web Address: https://wilsontobs.com/
Physical Address: 300 Stadium St SW, Wilson, NC 27893
Do you want to enjoy a wide range of fresh local products all in one place? Then head over to Deans Farm Market where you can find homegrown seasonal produce, prepared food products/meals made right on-site! They also have seasonal decor in their adorable gift shop. In the back of the property is a farm park where the kids can play, but those hours vary seasonally, so be sure to check out their website for more info & fun special events. Our favorite time to go is in the fall during pumpkin season!
Web Address: https://deansfarmmarket.com/
Physical Address: 7732 4231, NC-42, Wilson, NC 27893
Hunting for the perfect memento or gift to take home with you? You MUST check out Wilson's eclectic gift shop! Featuring local & North Carolina makers, crafters, & creatives, The Selkie is the perfect shop to find your one-of-a-kind keepsake to remember your time in Wilson. The Selkie is open Tue-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm.
Web Address: https://www.theselkienc.com/
Physical Address: 214 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893
Looking for a vibrant statement piece for your home, office, or apartment? Then you have to check out Art at 123 Gallery! Andrea Horton-Morton has a whimsical gallery featuring her own work, as well as many other local artists from our area. This studio also hosts interactive art workshops & classes that are fun for the whole family to learn, create, & build community.
Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/Artat123Gallery
Physical Address: 123 Barnes St W, Wilson, NC 27893
Whether you're a connoisseur of the fine arts, or love discovering exciting new artists & mediums, be sure to stop into The Edge Wilson & let Barb White guide you through her gorgeous street-level loft gallery space! The Edge has rotating exhibitions featuring world-renowned painters, photographers, & artists, including her own iconic Buddha works. The Edge is open Wed-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun 1-4pm or simply make an appointment with Barb any day of the week.
Web Address: https://www.theedgewilson.com
Physical Address: 127 Barnes St W., Wilson NC, 27893
Wilson may not be as involved in the tobacco industry as it once was, but that doesn't mean the city has forgotten it's roots with this leafy crop. Take a step inside the Artisan Leaf gallery/gift shop to peruse one-of-kind pieces all topped with golden tobacco leaves. You'll find hand-crafted items as small as coasters, & charcuterie boards, to full size tables, desks, & bar tops. Inspired with an idea of your own? They do fully custom pieces & installations too!
Web address: https://artisanleaf.com/
Physical Address: 115 Tarboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893
🗣Calling all audiophiles... Historic Downtown Wilson is home to an eclectic vinyl record/music store where you can buy/sell/trade both the ever-popular or more obscure albums, CD's, & more! They're open Tue-Thu 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm.
Web address: https://philsmusicexchange.com/
Physical Address: 220 Barnes St S Suite B, Wilson, NC 27893
In need of a fresh cut, style, or trim? Then you should definitely hit up Melo at DiFrent Level Barber Studio, just a few blocks away from Casita! He & his crew will hook you up with the fresh look you've been looking for in a fun, relaxing, & comfortable atmosphere.
Learn more & book your appointment: https://difrentlevelbarberstudios.as.me
Physical Address: 419 Nash St, Wilson, NC 27893
Looking for a convenient lunch spot while touring Historic Downtown Wilson? Well look no further than our favorite little sandwich & coffee shop, Carolina Cheese Co.! They're open daily serving up a wide assortment of breakfast & lunch sandwiches for a perfect nosh. They're open Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat 9am-3pm.
Web Address: https://www.hoopcheese.org/
Physical Address: 109 Barnes St. W, Wilson, NC 27893
If you're craving some delicious Asian-style noodles, sushi, rice dishes, & so much more, you've GOT to try Varee for lunch or dinner! They've got something for just about everybody & can even be prepared vegetarian/vegan/food allergen-friendly. Mouth already watering while here at the brewery? No sweat, simply hop on DoorDash or Uber Eats & have some delivered! They're open Mon-Sun for lunch & dinner.
Web Address: https://vareewilson.com/
Physical Address: 2861 Raleigh Road Pwy, Wilson, NC 27896
Grab a full pizza or slice(s) to-go from our next door neighbors at The Hub & pair it with some of our delicious Casita beverages! You're always welcome to bring takeout food into our taproom (just NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES). You could even let the kids go play all their fun arcade games while you relax here at our brewery too! Monday's are the only day The Hub isn't open.
Web Address: https://thehubwilson.com/
Physical Address: 211 South St S, Wilson, NC 27893
One of the questions we get asked most is "where can I find Wilson's best local BBQ?" Let your palate be the judge at couple of Wilson's best spots... We enjoy both Marty's & Parker's BBQ for their distinctly Eastern NC-style of chopped BBQ plates, sandwiches, & sides. Their fried chicken is also a favorite. Grab some takeout & pair with a Casita pint here in our taproom. We always welcome outside food into our space (just NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES).
Web Address: https://www.martysbbq.com/
Physical Address: 2643 Ward Blvd, Wilson, NC 27893
Web Address: https://www.parkersbbq.com/
Physical Address: 2514 US-301, Wilson, NC 27893
On your way into town, be sure to check a local landmark that's been serving delicious dogs, burgers, & more for over a CENTURY by the same family that founded the restaurant! Inside, you'll find a veritable museum with its walls adorned with hundreds of celebrity, politician, sports, & entertainment personality photographs who have enjoyed Dick's Hot Dogs through the years. Their hours are Tue-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-3pm.
Web Address: https://www.dickshotdog.com/
Physical Address: 1500 W. Nash St, Wilson, NC 27893
Looking for a tasty pick-me-up? Head into Larema Coffee House, located in the lobby of Wilson's co-working space, the Gig East Exchange, for a coffee, latte, espresso, or a snack! We've even done a Casita beer collab with Larema. Their Wilson location hours are Mon-Sat 8m-3pm.
Web Address: https://laremacoffee.com/
Physical Address: 127 Goldsboro St. S, Wilson NC 27893
Our brewery is only minutes from many of Eastern North Carolina's most-traveled interstates & highways. Stop in, stretch those legs, & explore our fun little city for a much-needed travel break.
Venturing north-south through NC on I-95 specifically? Always remember that it's more fun at Exit 121!
The Casita taproom is located a mere .3mile/5min walk from our local Wilson, NC (WLN) Amtrak train station! Whether you have a layover for train/bus transfers, or you traveled specifically to Wilson, we're only a couple minutes away, even if you have luggage in tow. Day-tripping from Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, or other surrounding areas? Consider taking Amtrak for an affordable, efficient, & relaxing way to get here!
Did you know our city of Wilson has its own on-demand micro-transit system which operates similar to popular rideshare apps?! Download the "Via" app & take a Wilson RIDE almost anywhere in town for only $2.50! Wilson RIDE operates Mon-Fri 5:30am-7pm, Sat 7am-6pm.
Use the code TOCASITA for a free Wilson RIDE!