Murals are an increasingly common manifestation of art, community, and engagement in most towns and cities, and North Carolina has a rich history, experiences, and stories to offer.
Those who come across these 5 amazing restaurant wall photos and murals will be delighted. Here’s a taste of a few art pieces you may view when visiting North Carolina.
While sipping a craft beer or cider, appreciate the elaborate murals at Appalachian Mountain Brewing located in Boone. A mural over the bar depicts many types of animals intermingled with North Carolina features such as popular hops, mountains, state flags, and dogwood.
In the next room, there’s a massive mountain landscape, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, which was created in 2015 in partnership with the Appalachian State University sketching class. After you’ve admired the art, you’re welcome to take a drink of choice outdoors to AMB’s vast outdoor area.
As you approach Weeping Radish in Currituck -the state’s oldest microbrewery– you’ll be welcomed with Callie Watford’s market and farm scene painted on the exterior of the building in the 2000s. But there’s a lot more to the mural than meets the eye.
When you go inside, you’ll discover a restaurant and butchery that focuses on organic, local ingredients, as well as Bavarian-style beer produced without the use of additions, preservatives, or chemicals. Take a cooler to take home a delicious range of meats. Plus, there’s Goat Yoga on some Sundays.
Chrissy Suralik, the proprietor of Inkspiration Studio Tattoo in the Morehead Area, is the creator of a number of public works of art across the city. She finished a painting at Off the Hook in 2019 that depicts the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and undersea sceneries. It spans the whole front wall, sidewall, and restaurant deck facing the ocean.
Keep a lookout for the electrical box wraps on Arendell Street as you walk around to digest your delicious Sunday brunch with mimosas at Off the Hook.
Kevin Lyons of Trophy Brewing & Pizza pays tribute to legendary North Carolina performers such as J. Cole, Nina Simone, 9th Wonder, Thelonious Monk, Rapsody, etc. This mural may be seen on the east wall of the restaurant. The Jazz Monsters is among downtown Raleigh’s most Instagrammable murals.
Maggie Kane, the proprietor of A Place at the Table, a pay-what-you-can eatery in Raleigh, chose to turn to art right away to let her guests know she was open for business.
These 5 amazing restaurant wall photos and murals truly capture the history, community, and story of North Carolina. Don’t skip out on them the next time you are in the region.