Nightlife in Goldsboro

Up to 50% Off Movie for Two

Raleighwood Cinema Grill

North Raleigh

$11 $5.50

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Upscale cinema serves dinner, appetizers, beer, and wine brought to tables by friendly staff during mid- and second-run films

The Pour House Music Hall – 50% Off Membership

The Pour House Music Hall

Central Raleigh

$100 $50

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VIP membership opens up hundreds of concerts, complete with sound-check privileges and exclusive offers

50% Off Gizmo Brew Works Tour Package - Two Options

Gizmo Brew Works

Umstead

$22 $11

Tours uncover brewery methods; beer pints and take-home pint glasses preserve the memory

58% Off Empanadas and Martinis at 44

44

Raleigh

$52 $22

Sip on martinis while enjoying an empanada basket at club for young professionals

47% Off a Beer-Tasting Package at Lonerider Brewing Company

Lonerider Brewing Company

Raleigh

$30 $16

Sip flights of award-winning Wild West–themed ales, such as Peacemaker pale ale, Shotgun Betty hefeweizen, and Sweet Josie brown ale

Up to 59% Off In-Home Wine Tasting

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

$120 $49

Wine guides bring their wares to home parties, where guests are able to select bottles for purchase—with proceeds going to charity

Up to 51% Off Brewery Tours and Beer

White Rabbit Brewing Company

Angier

$36 $18

Guests sample beer, choose one to sip as a pint, and take home branded pint glasses

Jennifer Nettles – Up to 50% Off Country Concert

Jennifer Nettles - That Girl Tour

Cary's Booth Amphitheatre

$49.90 $25

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Sugarland singer showcases her solo chops with songs about love and motherhood from her recent number-one album

Up to 42% Off Drive-In Movie Packages

Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre

Henderson

$24 $14

Drive-in moviegoers tune their radios to 90.3 FM and enjoy a double feature with popcorn & sodas from their vehicles or under the stars

$12 for Movie and Popcorn

The Varsity Theatre

Downtown Chapel Hill

$23 $12

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Vintage marquee glows in front of the theatre, beckoning crowds to enjoy popcorn as they watch blockbusters, indie flicks, and classic films

Up to 55% Off Tour and Tasting at Top of the Hill Distillery

Top of the Hill Distillery

Downtown Chapel Hill

$40 $19

Take a tour through a USDA-certified distillery before sampling some of their award-winning small batch spirits

Up to 56% Off Brewery-Tour Packages in Aberdeen

Railhouse Brewery

Aberdeen

$31 $15

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Brewing-process tour ends with take-home beer glasses, key chains & flights of five different brews

Cirque Italia – Up to 41% Off

Cirque Italia

Wilmington International Airport - Under the Blue and White Tent

$52 $31

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Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

50% Off a Wine Tasting at Noni Bacca Winery

Noni Bacca Winery

Noni Bacca Winery

$42 $21

Family-owned winery encourages mainstream enjoyment of wine with tastings of over 70 styles produced from grapes from around the world

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Laugh Out Loud hosts well-established laugh conjurers and undiscovered comedic masterminds capable of leaving the audience doubled over in harmonized chuckles. Past Laugh Out Loud audience-slayers have graced the stages of HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central, and upcoming performers include musical comedian Ron Feingold, who produces a cappella backup, lead, and percussive vocals with his three separate mouths (July 28–30). Lyndel Pleasant, a former stagemate of Chris Rock, weaves anecdotes of marriage and fatherhood into his act (August 4–6), and Ward Anderson, author of The Ultimate Bachelor’s Guide, tackles audiences with his physical comedy (August 11–13). All shows last approximately two hours and showcase three comedians or one mythical hydra that wants to know what the deal is with airplane peanuts.

8928 US 70 Bus Hwy W
Clayton,
NC
US

Gregory Vineyards

Owner and vintner Dr. Lane Gregory and his staff of merry winemakers harvest their wine grapes from the fertile muscadine vines that flourish on Gregory Vineyards' 120 acres of lush farmland. The winery's Old World tasting room and wood furniture lend a rustic atmosphere to samplings of cleverly named wines such as Sly Fox, Ruth Walton, or the dry white known as Bald Eagle. Like North Carolina's banana trees, the regional muscadine grape thrives from late August until early October, giving Dr. Gregory and company only a matter of weeks to harvest the tough-skinned fruit. In addition to tastings, the handsome property plays host to weddings and other special events. And, on an average day, visitors may be spotted taking wine tours with Dr. Gregory or exploring the vineyard's lake on romantic two-person pedal boats.

275 Bowling Spring Drive
Angier,
NC
US

According to a 2009 Newsobserver.com profile, Backyard Bistro knows a thing or two about ribs. To create this St. Louis–style specialty, the Bistro encrusts the pork in a dry spice rub and leaves it to bask in heat and hickory smoke for three hours. They then wrap each rack in aluminum foil with a splash of apple juice, returning them to the smoker for another four hours before charring them on the grill under a glaze of tangy or sweet barbecue sauce. The Bistro also stokes up the smoker to tenderize the dry-rubbed pork shoulder––another specialty––for 12 whole hours, while slices of juicy beef brisket await to be smothered between hefty slabs of white bread and saddled next to sides such as crisp coleslaw, Mama T's potato salad, and baked beans.

The menu of barbecue and American comfort food represent the efforts of several local businesses. Brioche rolls for burgers and english muffins for benedicts are sourced from La Farm Bakery, then crowned with organic, hydroponic bibb lettuce and beef from Angus Barn or poached eggs and canadian bacon. The bar's 16 taps pour Bud Light and Belgian-style Backyard Brew, the locally brewed house draft, to cool meals taken out on the patio or into a neighbor's hot tub, while inside it's all about sports. Five big-screen TVs broadcast every play in high definition, and speakers at each table give diners the option of turning down the volume if they'd rather tune out

1235 Hurricane Alley Way
Raleigh,
NC
US

The building has been there for generations, beneath a neon "Restaurant" sign that used to serve as a beacon of sustenance for WWII-era soldiers stationed nearby. Decades later, under that same sign, people still show up in search of food, and more importantly, in search of drink. This historic spot is now the home of Brewmasters Bar & Grill, a taproom that celebrates North Carolina brewers with its selection of nearly 100 craft brews. "Beer geeks," as Brewmasters likes to call them, can discover local suds from Big Boss and Crank Arm mixed in with nationally renowned beers such as Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro.

Of course, beer is also integral to the food menu. On it, guests will find pork belly braised in brown ale and beer-battered onion rings. The kitchen makes many of their ingredients in-house, including spinach dip forged from a family recipe and Brewmasters' signature candied bacon with jalapeño-apple jelly. As guests tackle their meals, they can study a state map that pinpoints North Carolina's best-loved breweries and least-invisible rivers.

301 W Martin St
Raleigh,
NC
US

Tiny combustions and the smell of butter emanate from Goodnight's Comedy Club's vintage popcorn maker as nationally touring standups such as Marc Maron and Ralphie May step up to the mic. With a brick wall behind them and a checkered floor below, these headliners spin their comic yarns as popcorn, Buffalo wings, and cocktails deftly land on tables. In addition to its cabaret menu of apps and drinks, the club is connected to two restaurants. Every month, the mostly private Grille at Goodnight's unveils a new menu of upscale American fare, from prime rib to lobster mac n cheese and pumpkin ravioli that turns into carriage ravioli at midnight. The Old Bar Restaurant and Bar resides underneath Goodnight's, treating diners to more casual fare in the form of burgers and Tex-Mex platters.

861 W Morgan St
Raleigh,
NC
US

The chefs at Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers craft specialty burgers out of high-grade, local beef, boasting an extensive array of chuck cylinders alongside salads, sandwiches, and shareable appetizers. Every day, grass-fed Angus beef is ground in-house, eventually transforming into finger-bound feasts such as the Southern Lovin', a burger topped with fried green tomatoes, Holly Grove Farms goat cheese, bacon, and balsamic. Thanks to their partnership with the Mash House Brewery, Draft Carolina's bartenders decant ice-cold brews such as the Mash House blonde and the Mash House IPA, which won the 2001 Great American Beer Festival medal for Hoppy Hour IPA. Billiards and shuffleboard make ideal after-dinner entertainment, and a casual, welcoming atmosphere greets diners inhabiting all points of the monocle-to-jorts fanciness scale.

510 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh,
NC
US