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Bud and Joes Tavern

106 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3613
+1 910-458-5466
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good13%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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“pool table” (4 reviews)
“local bar” (2 reviews)
“dive” (4 reviews)
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106 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3613
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

A typical dive bar. The smells of old spilled beer, dark and dingy. What's not to love? My first visit it was just me and the bar tender. After that it was full of "regulars" and visitors like me. Gotta love a dive bar

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The only true bar on Kure beach. It is truly a shame that the bartender seems to completely hate her job. I did not get her name but clearly she thinks she is too good for this bar. I've been here for four days and...More

Thank TeddyR21
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were curious and decided to check it out, Dark inside, pool table available, L shaped bar 3/4 occupied with locals and visitors that we found out had been coming to Kure Beach for 30+ years, Bartender made me a surprisingly good vodka gimlet on...More

Thank Genie M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a very small bar, but lots of character. Everyone gets created with a big "Hey" when you walk in - just part of the Bud & Joe atmosphere. Locals love this place. It is authentic Kure Beach. Trek the half-block from the beach...More

Thank RandyGilliland
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Bud and joe's is a in little dark bar. Cold beer and nice barmaid. This is a local hangout. No frills and not for children. Free fresh popcorn and classic rock tunes!

Thank bayoutraveler123
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Very nice staff. This is a place many locals go to. You will find some good conversation here, and some characters as well!

1  Thank KsBug79
Reviewed 14 June 2016

When you first enter you think there isn't much room but the fun friendly staff makes up for it and great drinks!!! We spent several evenings here and had a blast!!!

1  Thank FunyWVgal
Reviewed 22 May 2016

If you want a cheap place to have a few drinks, play a game of pool, and meet the locals, Bud and Joes is the place for you. No food but the drinks are cheap. And they take credit cards!

2  Thank akory99
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I visit Bud and Joes several times a year when visiting Kure Beach. The bar is mostly locals and very small. Bartenders are always friendly and so are most of the locals. I enjoy going to watch a game and chatting with people there. Prices...More

2  Thank wallerj
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A little dive bar where the locals hang out. Fun crowd with an extensive jukebox and a pool table. Fully stocked bar. Drink specials. Various games like jeopardy trivia for the patrons to play. Just a fun little place. And the lady bartender is great,...More

Thank Thedocandhislizard
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3613
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kure Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-458-5466
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