511 N. Judd Parkway NE
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
Phone: (919) 557-2009
Fax: (919) 567-1448
Bars & Cafes
Located in Fuquay Varina, the Aviator Brewing Tap House is a popular bar for beer enthusiasts. Housed in the 1903 Varina train depot, the building still retains some of the historic charm. The space features a 38 foot (11 meter) long African mahogany bar, high top tables with stools and plenty of aviation photos and kitschy decor. The state of the art micromatic draft beer system chills the beer to a cool 47 degree Fahrenheit temperature, allowing patrons to taste the complex flavors.
For a casual and fun evening with a group of friends, come down to Chef's Palette Restaurant & Bar. Here, you can expect impeccable service and delicious food. The place keeps really busy, especially during peak hours, but you will never see the staff being anything but polite. A visit here will surely not be disappointing, so come on down and have a great time!
Hearty Southern cooking dished out amidst lovely surroundings make Lucky 32, one of Cary's favorite dining destinations. The talented Chef Jay Pierce makes great use of the region's abundant produce to come up with a well-thought out menu of Southern specialties. The local focus on ingredients is evident with the restaurant's alliances with local farms and the menus undergoing seasonal changes as well. The menu exhibits diverse influences from the Southern palate with pretty much every region represented. Specialties like Jambalaya, Black Bean Cakes and Pulled Pork on Johnny Cakes are some that are worth checking out. The salads and sandwich selection prove to be great for lighter appetites. The brunch menu is a popular affair as well. The restaurant's wine list has received accolades from Wine Spectator and is suitably diverse to match the menu. Service is spot-on and the staff is well equipped to handle large groups. Hosting private functions is also a possibility. Check website for more information.
A fine selection of meat cuts and delectable seafood specialties beckon locals and visitors alike to this steakhouse in Cary. Standing within the Mac Gregor Village, Jimmy's offers a hearty menu of traditional steakhouse favorites ranging from Filet Mignon to New York Strip. Seafood is another specialty here, with an extensive choice in appetizers as well as entrees. The crab cakes and Jumbo Blue Water Prawns rank among favorites on the seafood menu. The wine list has received critical acclaim from several quarters and has enough to heighten any choice on the menu. The atmosphere inside is elegant, with lavish use of woods, a warm color palette for the decor making it suitable for intimate dinners and business lunches alike. The ornate chandeliers add a nice touch to the proceedings. The restaurant also offers a banquet room for large groups and private functions. Check website for more.
The Maywood is a popular addition to Raleigh's social scene. It is a local favorite for its comprehensive drink list as well as its dedication to live music. Enjoy a chilled draft beer or bourbon, shoot some pool or play a game of darts in their laid-back atmosphere. Equipped with excellent acoustics, this watering hole plays host to emerging rock bands and touring acts. Most of their shows are minus cover charges, guaranteeing a big draw.
Celebrate traditional tapas style dining at Humble Pie. It consists of shareable bite sized servings of hummus, tostadas, BBQ shrimp, sea scallops and calamari that are spiced in authentic Spanish condiments. The house-made sangria is a pleasant accompaniment to the meal as one converses with friends. Jazz music fills the dining space adding to the fun mood and the helpful staff make the experience all the more special. Chef Andy Cordova has succeeded in creating a place for himself in the dining circles of Raleigh with this gem of a place.
Irregardless Cafe tempts you with its unique blend of mouthwatering food, an ever changing menu and a passel of special events and shows tailored just for you. Enjoy daily specials, or indulge in old favorites like pastas, mouthwatering salads and freshly made pies that will guarantee addiction. A Line-up of live performances and music events make sure that you're entertained through and through. Check out their famous cooking sessions, science talks or wine dinners and be charmed for life! A delectable wine list compliments each meal perfectly. Avail of their catering services and treat your guests with mouthwatering cuisine. You can also rent the venue for hosting private events and dos. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Brewmasters at Raleigh is an establishment that is certainly proud to be local. While the bar boasts an impressive selection of 66 craft beers on tap, the kitchen whips up delicious and hearty meals prepared using locally sourced produce. Guests are welcomed to explore the carefully selected beer selection that proudly boasts close to 30 beers sourced from local North Carolina breweries. A stunning mural of the Raleigh skyline graces one wall of this lively pub. The food is just as sumptuous as the drinks are delicious and the ambiance is lively. If you find yourself craving a taste of something new, yet familiar then head on over to Brewmasters with your family and best mates for a healthy dose of some genuine NC pride.
Years ago, it would have been difficult to find a hip, urban hot spot where one can enjoy a nice meal and then dance until the wee hours. Five Star proves that Raleigh can party with the best of them. Fashioned from an old tobacco warehouse, the restaurant is decorated in a hip, minimalist style and all in red. There are two full-service bars and a large dance floor perfect for the large crowds that frequent the restaurant.
The Oxford creates a unique concept that sees British pub meet chic restaurant. The first of its kind in the city, the extensive bar features an array of globe-spanning brews and ales like pilsners and Belgian varieties. Sip on scotch or select from creative cocktails like London Fog or their signature martinis. The food menu features a contemporary take on classic bar fare like Bangers and Mash and fish and chips, and inventive appetizers such as fried avocado and their popular Mediterranean plate. The decor is quintessentially English with its logo watermarking exposed brick walls and Union Jack facade, sharing space with elegant accents.
The original Kings bar was opened in 1999 by three local musicians and has since closed, but the creative spirit lives on in the new Kings Barcade on West Martin Street in downtown Raleigh. Large acts come through the bar and stage, but the venue, though it is a bit larger than the original, has not lost its original homespun charm. Also, the separate basement bar called Neptune's is worth a visit itself.
Located below ground, Neptune's Parlour is hip bar that has DJs, pinball and arcade games. It also boasts a menu of local craft beers, seasonal cocktails and a shot of the week.