Welcome to

American Fish Company

live music. cold beer. craft cocktails.

North Carolina’s most unique waterfront pub experience, where sparkling blue waters meet sunny skies, and every hour is happy! Cold beer, fantastic craft cocktails, drink specials, and a dynamic live music line-up await…. come find out why American Fish Co. is the best place to drink in Southport, hands down!

drink specialties

150 Yacht Basin Drive

3 great reasons to join us…




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American Fish Company

Is A member’s only club. Membership is only $2.00 • Just bring your driver’s license • sign up is quick and easy.

Our story

A local hangout

Originally an old fish shack, American Fish Co. can be found in the heart of historic Southport’s Yacht Basin.

The shack at the foot of Yacht Basin Drive has gone through many changes in it’s storied lifetime. The History of “American Fish Company”, just as enticing as the views, dates back as far as the 1940’s. In 1970 the property was used to run commercial fishing boats. In 1978 the property changed hands and from 1978 to 2003 it was run as a fully operational commercial fishing facility where fisherman continued to unload their catch of grouper, snapper, swordfish and flounder for locals and mainland markets. In 2003 a local businessman bought the business and in 2009 opened the doors once again as the pub you see today.

American Fish Company, with it’s storied past, now
serves cold beverages on the water with a breathtaking view you have to experience to believe.

An American Fish Company Evolution

The photos below story the dramatic transformation of the property from the fish facility operating in 2003 into the American Fish Company waterfront pub of today.


Slide the pub at the arrows to see the change.

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What they’re saying…

“Great atmosphere! Great entertainment! Great drinks!
Bar tenders are extremely warm and friendly.
Highly recommend. When we walk thru the front entrance, we feel like Southport family. Extremely inviting.”
Geralyn L.
Perfect view, friendly staff, great gin &tonic… very clean restroom
Elizabeth S.

Always a great place to enjoy good drinks, fantastic scenery and meet up with your friends!!!

Ross K.
“Awesome venue on the Southport waterfront. Live music and a gentle breeze!
Make sure you visit when you’re in the area..”
David A.
“The Coolest place to hang out on the waterfront with your friends, listen to amazing live music,
wave to the boats passing by and catch breathtaking sunsets!”
Wendy L.
“Spending time at AFC was easily one of the best parts of our vacation. The bartenders that were working were exceptionally nice
and enthusiastic to serve. We’ll certainly be back when we’re in the area again! Cheers!”
Sarah Beth P.