Nightlife in Raleigh

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

"How I Became a Pirate" – Up to 43% Off

"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

David Gray – Up to 51% Off Concert

David Gray

Red Hat Amphitheater

$41.21 $20

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Complex singer-songwriter behind the hit "Babylon" unleashes his alternative folk and poetic directness

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

Up to 61% Off at Goodnight's Comedy Club

Goodnight's Comedy Club

Goodnight's Comedy Club

$69 $27

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

"Sesame Street Live!" – Up to 44% Off

Sesame Street Live!: "Can't Stop Singing"

PNC Arena

$44.45 $25

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Elmo finds Abby's magic wand and transforms Sesame Street into a nonstop musical montage

Mike Epps – Up to 49% Off

Mike Epps

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

$49.30 $25

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

Under the Sun Tour feat. Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth

Under the Sun Tour feat. Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, Smash Mouth

Red Hat Amphitheater

$40 $20

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Sunny acts Smash Mouth and Sugar Ray join fellow genre-bending hit-makers Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Up to 37% Off

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

PNC Arena

$81.67 $51.50

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Backed by the power of the E Street Band, The Boss gives all in an epic performance of greatest hits and gems from his latest, "High Hopes"

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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
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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

Oliver Twist Lounge buzzes with an effortlessly romantic vibe thanks to its candlelit interior, which brims with sumptuous dark-red and maroon accents. Artistically crafted plates showcase Spanish-style tapas crafted from verdant veggies and spicy seafood, and more than 20 specialty martinis and an extensive wine list complement each savory bite. Chefs cook up morsels well into the night, and a jam-packed calendar of entertainment—ranging from live music to belly dancers—propels guests from their perches in the VIP room onto their feet or extremely limber elbows.

8111 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

At Trali Irish Pub, chef Eamonn Kelly has masterminded a diverse menu of traditional Irish fare. The daily-changing carvery menu harks back to medieval Ireland and stuffs stomachs with freshly cut meats in dishes such as meat loaf, slice steak tips with bourbon-peppercorn sauce, and corned beef and cabbage ($9.95 each). Edibles such as a fresh-fruit waffle with bacon and eggs ($9) and the traditional Irish breakfast—replete with irish sausage, rashers, and a grilled tomato buttressed by home fries, beans, and eggs ($12)—populate the brunch menu, and Trali's catering services deliver succulent Irish grub right to hungry doorsteps, dropping off items such as sandwich platters ($3.50–$4.50/sandwich), handmade desserts ($3–$40), and bangers and mash ($40).

10370 Moncreiffe Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

Having materialized only recently in a puff of grill-smoke, The Artisan and its grizzled restaurant veteran, chef Justin Hourani, conjures a menu of Greek and Mediterranean delights out of locally grown, organic produce. An opener of steamed mussels in a tomato garlic sauce with a dash of ouzo ($9) synchronizes taste buds so that they hum harmoniously from the flavor-symphony of the lamb shank, which arrives braised with carrots, potatoes, and vegetables in a red-wine tomato sauce, garnished with rosemary and cinnamon ($17). Diners nursing more hippo-like hungers will leave full after a repast of herbed chicken sautéed in creamy ouzo sauce ($14) or the Alexander, a seasoned chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta and crowned with cheese and tears from the realization that there are no more worlds to conquer ($14). Adventurous vegetarians, meanwhile, can avoid offending their bovine blind date with the veggie mousakas, made with flippant eggplant, zucchini, and potato in a béchamel sauce with grated cheese ($12).

410 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh,
NC
US