Beer, Wine & Spirits in Garner

Winery tasting with Cheese Plate and Take-Home Wine for Two or Four at Gregory Vineyards (Up to 47% Off)

Gregory Vineyards

McGee's Crossroad

Outings illuminate winemaking with tours and tastings of wines produced from 12 acres of muscadine grapes

$34 $18

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$36 for a Brewery Gift Basket from Aviator Brewing Company ($70 Value)

Aviator Brewing Company

Fuquay-Varina

Gift beer-lovers with six-packs, seasonal brews, pint glasses, and a brewery tour to learn each step of the beer-making process

$70 $36

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Tasting for Two or Four with Snacks and Take-Home Glasses at Hinnant Family Vineyards (Up to 56% Off)

Hinnant Family Vineyards

Pine Level

In 40 years, vineyard has had time to grow 87 acres of muscadine grapes that have been turned into wines, some as old as the vineyard itself

$47.49 $21

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Distillery-Tour Package for One or Two at The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company (59% Off)

The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company

Durham

Tour a 1,300-square-foot facility that makes krupnikas, a traditional Lithuanian spiced-honey liqueur

$29 $12

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Distillery Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Fair Game Beverage Company (Up to 63% Off)

Fair Game Beverage Company

Pittsboro

Guests tour distillery that uses fruits and other crops to form the base of spirits and fortified wines stored in oak barrels

$20 $10

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Wine Tasting and Tour with Bottle of Wine for Two or Four at Fair Game Beverage Company Co. (Up to 54% Off)

Fair Game Beverage Company Co.

Pittsboro

Guests tour the winery and distillery, sampling drinks made from local ingredients; each visit includes glasses and a select bottle of wine

$52 $25

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Wine-Tasting Packages for Two or Four at Adams Vineyards (Up to 48% Off)

Adam's Vineyard

Willow Spring

Taste a variety of wines while nibbling on homemade chocolates and cheese; take home wine glasses and a jar of Homemade Jam or Jelly

$43 $23

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Wine Tasting of 10 Wines Per Person for Two or Four with Cheese Plate at Hanover Park Vineyard (43% Off)

Hanover Park Vineyard

Yadkinville

French-inspired wines in a rustic, down-to-earth vineyard pair with cheeses and crackers

$30 $17

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Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glass for Two or Four with Pedal-Kart Rentals at Lu Mil Vineyard (Up to 58% Off)

Lu Mil Vineyard

Dublin

Tasters sample vineyard’s wares before exploring the 58-acre grounds by pedal-kart

$26 $12

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In 40 years, Hinnant Family Vineyards has had time to grow 87 acres of muscadine grapes that have been turned into succulent wines, some as old as the vineyard itself. While the wines are the specialty, the team also opens its gate to visitors seeking to learn about winemaking, picnic on the wraparound porch, celebrate their weddings, or attend a summer music festival.

826 Pine Level Micro Rd
Selma,
NC
US

Deep in the Umstead Industrial Park, something stirs. Amid the clank of modern machinery, a group of workers busy themselves with one of the world's oldest crafts: brewing. At Gizmo Brew Works, this meeting of contemporary technology and ancient know-how produces a tempting slate of small-batch beers. Inside tanks that hold the equivalent of 1,000 pints each, brewers prep favorites including the smooth and sweet Black Stiletto Stout and the complex Palisade Wasp India Pale Ale with the same care that has earned many of their past beers medals at the Carolina Championship of Beer. They also save room for seasonals, carefully adding a sweet caramel flavor and spicy Noble hops to their altbier, which they serve in a traditional stange glass or a large mug in celebration of Oktoberfest. These beers and more make frequent appearances in the brewery's taproom, gracing pint glasses for impromptu toasts or filling up growlers for at-home sips. Never ones to shy away from curious guests, brewers also open up their facility for Saturday tours, walking groups through the beer-making process during 30-minute explorations.

5907 Triangle Dr
Raleigh,
NC
US

Grab some friends and head on over to Boylan Bridge Brewpub for great pub grub. Boylan Bridge Brewpub is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Toast your evening out at Boylan Bridge Brewpub with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. The patio seating at Boylan Bridge Brewpub is perfect for those warm summer days.

The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Boylan Bridge Brewpub, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.

Street parking is readily available near Boylan Bridge Brewpub's S Boylan Ave location.

Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Boylan Bridge Brewpub's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.

201 S Boylan Ave
Raleigh,
NC
US

Sharing is caring at Vino's Finos Y Picadas, a local tapas restaurant. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Vino's Finos Y Picadas' menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Vino's Finos Y Picadas has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Vino's Finos Y Picadas' gorgeous patio. Free wireless internet is also available at Vino's Finos Y Picadas, so bring your tablet or laptop along. Save a seat for man's best friend — this is a dog-friendly restaurant.

The restaurant's popularity is at an all-time high during the week. Or, take your grub to-go.

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A typical meal at Vino's Finos Y Picadas will set you back less than $30.

8450 Honeycutt Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

zpizza— voted best pizza in Raleigh by CitySearch and Best Pizza in Cary by WakeCary Magazine —is known for its inventive, California-style pizzas: think zesty Thai-style chicken pizza with peanut sauce and cilantro, or Mexican-style pizza loaded with taco fixings. But even a simple cheese or pepperoni pizza from zpizza is sure to be memorable. That's because the restaurant's cooks use only top-shelf ingredients in their brick-oven-baked pies, from the Montana winter wheat that goes into their hand-thrown crusts to the organic tomato sauce and Wisconsin skim mozzarella layered on top. Diners can customize pizzas with other toppings, including locally sourced meats, fresh produce, and gourmet ingredients such as truffle oil.

421 Fayetteville St
Raleigh,
NC
US

The team at Artistic Abandon subscribes to the notion that creating art, in any capacity and with any level of skill, can be a way to better oneself. Host and professional artist Emily Page envisions the studio's events as more like a lively get together than a class and encourages each intimate group of students to get to know each other over snacks and beverages of choice. Brushes flick softly across canvas in the studio, and pupils slip happily from the room, carrying new paintings to hang over embarrassingly bad paintings of safes.

7459 Six Forks Road
Raleigh,
NC
US