One of the perks of living right in Wilmington is that you can park your car, get some fresh air, and exercise on your way to dinner. And a new dinner option recently opened within walking distance of MKT: Merchant Bar. Conceived by the owners of popular La Fia Bakery + Market + Bistro, Merchant Bar is the answer to the issue of where to hang out into the wee hours after La Fia closes.
For now, Merchant Bar is open Tuesday through Thursday for dinner until 11 p.m., as well as Friday and Saturday until 1 a.m. Don’t worry, though, because plans for happy hour are in the works. Its creative menu focuses mostly on snacks and small plates, from spiced smoked nuts with bacon-caramel mostarda to crispy fried chicken drumsticks served with Thai chile sauce. However, you can also pair your cocktail with a larger entree, like the duck confit cassoulet, Nova Scotia mussels and fries, or even a surf-and-turf kabob with grilled beef tenderloin and lobster.
426 N. Market St
Wilmington, DE, 19801