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Raleigh, NC 27610
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Bars & Cafes
A complete nightlife and entertainment experience awaits one at Longbranch of Raleigh. An institution in the nightlife of the city, this club did see some hard times when it was shut down for a while, but it did resurrect to add much more to the already thriving night scene of the city. The complex comprises a country bar and concert hall, a nightclub, a disco room, a VIP Lounge, and a sports bar, and is one of the most happening places in the city to catch some of the hottest names in the US music industry. Though there is a strict dress code, once inside, the thrilling music, the scintillating drinks, and the lively atmosphere do make one never want to leave. Call for more information.
The Club Zone, in Raleigh is one of the best night spots in the city. The Club is the residence of a sports club, a video room and a dance floor. No wonder it is the most frequented club by the locals. With three clubs in one, it caters to people of all kinds. The Sports freak can take their retreat in the sports bar wherein they can sip the thrill a game can provide with their drinks. Whereas, the dancing toes can take the lead at the dance floor here, and if this is not what you want to be doing, then sit and relax in the video room for it may have something for you definitely. The Club Zone is also available for private and corporate parties.
Aroma of warm cheese and tasty entrees will welcome you at Melting Pot. This French cuisine eatery is famous for the delicious fondues that it specializes in. The helpful staff will guide you through the extensive menu that lists an array of delectable dishes. Everyday is a feast at this diner, themes like Slow Down Sunday, Sin Monday, Wine on Wednesday etc. create a fun environment. No wonder this versatile place has won the "Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence" in 2004 and 2007.
A visit to Coglin's Raleigh is sure to get you reminiscing about the 1980s and 1990s. This themed bar is decorated with vintage posters of movies and albums, with a playlist to match. On the menu are delicious cocktails and spirits. Sip on their signature Coglin Cooler and enjoy weekly specials like karaoke, trivia night and bingo. This venue is a great place to host private events as well.
The Gaelic translation of Tír na nÓg means “land of eternal youth.” For anyone who's eaten here, that land also includes great food and a long list of beers. Step through the stone archway into an open warehouse style dining area where simple wooden tables and chairs line the tile floors and brick lines the walls. The Irish Stew shares the menu with a tender pecan encrusted pork loin and Boxty, a traditional Irish potato pancake stuffed with your choice of succulent fillings. Live music fills the air on weekends.
Opened in 2012, Bida Manda is all about bringing people together with food. The inviting dining room features long tables, perfect for large gatherings. Some of the most popular dishes here are the green papaya salad and ginger pork ribs. Pair your meal with a glass of wine or one of their original cocktails - the Thai Basil Sour is particularly tasty - for an unforgettable dinner.
The Architect Bar & Social House is a fun local bar located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh. Its name is inspired by the architectural history that surrounds the 1922 establishment it calls home. The unique arrow-shaped skylight gives way to natural lighting that enhances the old-world ambiance surrounded by exposed brick walls. Enjoy domestic and international beers and spirits, or select from an array of inventive concoctions like Manhattan, Vanilla Julep or Sazarac. Cocktails are crafted exclusively from seasonal fruits and handmade tinctures. The limited appetizer menu makes for great drinking accompaniments.
The Busy Bee Cafe has been busy earning quite a following in the local community. Serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, this restaurant offers up a menu selection with delicious choices. The Busy Bee has its biggest following in the beer-drinking community because of the varied draft and bottled beer selection, many of which are brewed locally or in-house.
The Raleigh Times, christened after the town's local newspaper, calls a century-old establishment its home. Albeit refurbished, the space retains its rustic charm and intricate architecture. Unrefined walls are dotted with newspaper archives that lend an intriguing glimpse into the city's history. Bartending is a sublime art, with an array of homemade potions blended to create classics like the sangria and bloody mary. The Raleigh Times prides itself on the impressive selection of brews from across the globe. Nibble on timeless bar fare like chicken-fried pickles and nachos, and tuck into a delicious BLT or beer-battered fish 'n' chips at downtown's favorite spot.
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.