34 N Front St, Wilmington, NC Sunday - Thursday: 11am-10pm | Friday and Saturday: 11am-12am (910) 769-5452

About Beer Barrio

Beer Sommelier Hayley Jensen and her husband Chef Stephen Durley have worked together in some of the finest restaurants in New York City. They have each taken the years of working in someone else’s kitchen or taproom to hone their own unique skills. Hayley is a beer expert – she knows parings and prides herself in keeping new, fresh beers on tap and chilled to the perfect 30°. Stephen is an acclaimed chef. His passion is incorporating beer and beer ingredients into food in new ways. The two have combined the perfect mix of craft beer-infused modern Mexican with over 30 beers and margaritas on draft. Their dream all along was to open a restaurant together. When they visited Wilmington and realized they could be in on the beginning of the craft beer explosion their choice was made. The kitchen is open late every night. Stop in for lunch, a beer at happy hour or a taco after work and you’ll find you’re new favorite spot.

BEER SOMMELIER HAYLEY JENSEN

Beer Sommelier Hayley Jensen is bringing her extensive beer knowledge to Wilmington. Hayley has honed her unique beer skills first through traveling to numerous countries, cities and beer events including Belgium, the British Isles, Slavic regions, France, Munich for Oktoberfest and the UK. Then when she returned to the US, world renowned chef Daniel Boulud hired her as the official Beer Sommelier at DBGB Kitchen & Bar in NYC. After that she curated a list of more than 40 craft beers on tap and an extensive can and bottle list at Taproom No. 307. Through these years of beer experiences Hayley has truly become an expert in beer. Lucky for Wilmington, Hayley along with her husband Chef Stephen Durley decided on the Port City to open their own restaurant infusing her beer expertise and Stephen’s culinary savvy. Come visit Beer Barrio at the corner of Front and Princess to find out what you’re missing.

CHEF STEPHEN DURLEY

Chef Stephen Durley is not new to brewing and cooking great food but he is new to Wilmington. He brings his expertise in creating food with beer and beer ingredients to Beer Barrio at Front and Princess in Downtown Wilmington. His career has spanned over 15 years, working in some of the finest restaurants in New York City including Daniel, Jean-Georges, DBGB Kitchen & Bar and Taproom No. 307. He has three culinary degrees so he is comfortable with everything from fine dining, baking, butchering and of course craft beer-infused modern Mexican. Stephen is an avid home-brewer, brewing over 60 beers in the last year and a half alone. He has been on CBS news featuring his home-brewing, has appeared on Beat Bobby Flay and was featured on the Cooking Channel Online. Chef Stephen now brings it all to Wilmington. His dream all along was to open a restaurant with his wife, Beer Sommelier Hayley Jensen. When they visited Wilmington and realized they could be in on the beginning of the craft beer explosion their choice was made. Come join Chef Stephen and Hayley for a cold beer or margarita and try some of his delicious fresh beer-infused modern Mexican creations and see what everyone’s talking about.