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Hop on the Sipping Trail!

May 27, 2022 - January 7, 2023

Make your way through the Elizabeth City Sipping Trail with your trusty passport in hand to earn a special souvenir cup and your chance at a grand prize! Elizabeth City is full of delicious unique drinks for any time of day. Bring your passport along on a solo sipping excursion or bring your friends along with you! To hop on the trail, you can download your own passport here or pick up a hard copy at any of the participating venues, the Welcome Center, or the information kiosk at Mariners’ Wharf Park.

Be sure to share your journey on social media with us using #SippingEC

How it Works     Details     Redemption     Locations     FAQs


How the Sipping Trail Passport Works 

Completing the trail is simple! When you visit a venue, just ask a staff member to stamp your Sipping EC passport. No purchase is necessary, but you’d be missing out if you didn’t try at least one drink at each establishment along the way. Red, white, pilsner, IPA, latte, smoothie…the delicious options are endless!  

When you visit each participating Elizabeth City drinkery you’ll need to get your passport stamped for a grand total of eight stamps. Once you’ve gone to all eight establishments, you can collect your souvenir cup and turn in your passport for the chance to win a grand prize with goodies from every featured Sipping venue! 

Participation is easy, just follow these quick steps:

  1. Pick up your passport at any participating location, the Welcome Center, or the information kiosk at Mariners’ Wharf Park or you can download it here
  2. Journey through town visiting each participating drinkery and collect stamps on your passport along the way 
  3. Once you’ve collected all eight stamps, you’re ready to redeem your awesome Sipping Elizabeth City souvenir cup (and of course bragging rights!)



Important Details: 

Please sip responsibly. Never, ever drink and drive! 


Where to Collect Your Sipping Souvenir Cup: 


Participating Locations  

2 Souls Wine Bar
512 East Main Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

2 Souls is a premium wine bar brought to life by 2 friends, who want to bring you the best there is to offer in wine, charcuterie boards and moments spent with the people you love.
AVDET Brewing Company
407 McArthur Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

AVDET Brewing Company is a veteran-owned and -operated 3.5 barrel Nanobrewery paying homage to the Coast Guard aviation history located in Elizabeth City. 

Coasters Downtown
216 North Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 4 Reviews

This small town bar has a surprisingly large number of brews on tap. Great selection of delicious and quick meal options.
Electric Garden
608 E.Fearing Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Electric Garden takes pride in providing a high quality plant beverage that is aimed to nourish down to the cellular level. Our mission is to spread our love for organic fruits and vegetables to our local community and then unto the world. The people of Elizabeth City have spoken...the direction is a healthy one.

Ghost Harbor Brewing Company
602 E. Colonial Ave
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 10 Reviews

We are passionate about every detail of our craft beer and hope you enjoy the results. Cheers!

Muddy Waters Coffeehouse
100 West Main Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 104 Reviews

Committed to serving excellent coffee & espresso since 2000.
Seven Sounds Brewing Company
112 North Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Elizabeth City's second microbrewery has opened! On the waterfront in a renovated historic building, Seven Sounds Brewing Company has been worth the wait. With gorgeous views of Elizabeth City's beautiful downtown on one side and the Pasquotank River opposite, Seven Sounds is a great spot to meet with friends and relax with a brew, enjoy live music, and more.
The SweetEasy
112 North Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

The SweetEasy quickly became a downtown staple as locals love the drinks and desserts at this downtown spot! Stop in to sample our creative daily specials - chocolate / potato chip cookies, fresh fruit push-pops, fun flavored macarons, seasonal scones, and anything else that strikes us and is delicious. Our coffees, bubble teas, and lemonades should not be missed.


What if I am just missing one stamp because the venue was closed? Prizes will not be given for incomplete passports, but don't worry - you have until December 31, 2022 to complete your passport! Multiple visits are encouraged.

How do I get my prizes?


Can each member of my family redeem a Sipping EC Trail Passport for a souvenir? Yes, as long as each family member is 21 or older.

If I forget to check in at a venue, can I get a stamp at the Visit Elizabeth City Welcome Center? Sorry, no. Visit Elizabeth City does not provide Sipping EC Trail Passport stamps. We do provide fun and timely information about visiting our destination!

Is there a deadline to turn in a Sipping EC Trail Passport? Please plan to complete the trail by December 31, 2022 and redeem your passport by January 7, 2023. Remember, prizes are while supplies last.

Can I redeem my Sipping EC Trail Passport and receive my prize by mail? Unfortunately, no, you must collect prizes in person at the Welcome Center Monday-Saturday or Muddy Waters Coffeehouse on Sundays only.

How do I win the Grand Prize? One winner will be randomly selected from all correctly submitted entries. To enter, you must turn in your completed passport by January 7, 2023 and provide your name, phone number and email address using the form on the back of the passport. We'll notify the lucky winner by email & phone by the end of January 2023!

And what is this nifty Grand Prize? It will be a fun gift basket chock full of goodies from each of the 8 participating craft beverage locations and other Elizabeth City area businesses. Minimum value: $150

How can I get around the Sipping EC Trail without driving? Great question! Many of our trail venues are within walking distance of each other in our very walkable Downtown so you can burn some calories between stops! Uber and Lyft are also great resources for transportation in our area, plus local taxi services:

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