Nightlife in Raleigh

The Fresh Beat Band at Red Hat Amphitheater on August 24 (Up to 51% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

Red Hat Amphitheater

$34.61 $17

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Nick Jr. musical quartet take the stage for a summer concert

Weezer, Foster the People, Fitz & The Tantrums and More at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Sept. 7 (Up to 63% Off)

The 95X Big Shindig

Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

$32.48 $12

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Weezer, Foster the People, Fitz and The Tantrums, The Pretty Reckless, Fuel & Bear Hands join indie rock & pop acts in this daylong festival

"How I Became a Pirate" at Fletcher Opera Theater (Up to 43% Off). Three Showtimes Available, July 18-20.

"How I Became a Pirate"

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

$20.90 $12

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A little boy is recruited by foul-smelling but good-hearted pirates in a musical based on the popular kids' book

VIP Membership with Admission and Sound-Check Privileges at The Pour House Music Hall (50% Off)

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

$5.50 for a Movie Admission for Two at Raleighwood Cinema Grill (Up to a $11 Value)

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

Brewery Tour for Two with Beer Tasting, Stickers, and Take-Home Pint Glasses at Gizmo Brew Works (50% Off)

Gizmo Brew Works

Umstead

$22 $11

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

Beer Flights, Pint Glasses, and Coozies for Two or Four at Lonerider Brewing Company (47% Off)

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

Standup Comedy at Goodnight's Comedy Club (Up to 61% Off)

Goodnight's Comedy Club

Goodnight's Comedy Club

$69 $27

Nationally recognized comedy club hosts showcases of up-and-coming and established comics

Mike Epps at Duke Energy Center on Sunday, June 22 at 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Mike Epps

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

$49.30 $25

(4315)
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Superstar comic seen in "The Hangover" and on "Def Comedy Jam" serves up whip-smart standup

Cirque Italia at Villa Latina Plaza on September 17–21 (Up to 41% Off)

Cirque Italia

Villa Latina Plaza

$52 $31

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

Empanadas, Martinis, and Entrance Fees for Two or Four at 44 (58% Off)

44

Raleigh

$52 $22

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

Select Local Merchants

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
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Ruckus Pizza and Bar's chefs have been satiating the immense hunger of NCSU's budding student body and esteemed faculty since 1999. They crown their fresh, made-to-order pizzas with garlic, roasted red peppers, and ricotta, and will even swap out traditional pizza sauce for ranch and spicy buffalo sauce. As their savory pies bubble in ovens, the kitchen team prepares a number of handheld foods, including gourmet philly cheesesteaks, meaty sub sandwiches, calzones, and spinach-stuffed harmonicas. Bartenders shake up fruity cocktails or pour beers and wine that complement the flavors of their hearty cuisine. On select nights, the staff welcomes guests to cheer and shout during trivia, participate in open-mic nights, and dance to the thumping beats of live DJs. They also unify their newly remodeled eatery's sports-themed decor with athletic flourishes such as jerseys, commemorative ballpark photos, and neon signs.

2233 Avent Ferry Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

At Raleighwood Cinema Grill, mid- and second-run movies flicker across a full-size screen with HD Digital Projection, brought to life with enhanced Dolby Digital surround sound. Yet what sets the theater apart is the experience off the screen. Instead of stacking seats into rows or demanding patrons stack into human pyramids to cram as many bodies in as possible, Raleighwood cultivates a relaxed atmosphere. Patrons lounge on cushioned, swiveling chairs at cabaret-style tables with a beer or glass of wine while servers lay out a menu of burgers, pizzas, and appetizers. Comedies, dramas, and family films enhance the flavor of dishes and the calendar of special events and food specials.

6609 Falls Of Neuse Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

Pairing 22 high-definition televisions and a bar stocked with 14 drafts and bottled craft brews, Crabtree Tavern takes its sports-bar status seriously. Executive chef Scott Phillips populates brunch through dinner menus with American pub fare such as wings, burgers, and the popular Ragin' Cajun mac 'n' cheese, which is actually really nice, once you get to know it. Fulfilling its promise of sports, the bar boasts NFL, MLB, and NCAA packages, and also airs the English Premier League and U.S. National soccer teams for fans of the hands-free sport.

5300 Homewood Banks Dr
Raleigh,
NC
US

Buffalo Brothers Pizza & Wing Company transplants the signature cuisine of Buffalo, New York to North Carolina, spicing up pizza, wings, and wraps with house buffalo sauce. The eatery's trademark pizza covers dough in a blue-cheese base and tops it with mozzarella and wing sauce. The cooks spin wings in nearly 20 flavors of sauces and finish 8-ounce burgers with items such as jalapeños, sautéed onions, bacon.

4025 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh,
NC
US

Inside the large dining room of Vesuvio’s Italian Kitchen, light floods in through lofty windows over plates of steaming homemade lasagna and lobster-stuffed ravioli, carried hot from the kitchen by servers. Dark booths line a pair of walls, where a mural window looks out through curving arches onto a bright sea, dotted by sailboats and famous philosophers surfboarding. Next to the stone fireplace, rows of tables are arranged across the rustic hardwood floor, and wine and beer flow freely below the tiled awning that hangs over the bar. A range of house specialties populate the lunch and dinner menu, and an expansive salad bar supplies garden-fresh greens.

2431 Spring Forest Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US