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

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

Select Local Merchants

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

While people-watching amongst the picnic tables of its outdoor patio, browse the Borough's menu and take comfort in an order of Charlie & Simone, the restaurant's house-made hush puppies ($4.50), or dip into the Boomerang, a cheesy chopped spinach and mushroom mélange ($6). The Borough's entree selections provide down-home reinterpretations of the best seafood, landfood, airfood, and plantfood. The Valhalla 2.0, a 4-ounce filet mignon medallion drizzled in creamy crab sauce ($9.50), patches many of the bugs in the Viking paradise's operating system, making it Ragnarok-compliant. The Craw Diddy, a house-made crab-cake sandwich ($8.50), makes your tongue feel like a bayou pop star, while The D Train, a marinated chicken breast with grilled red peppers and spicy mustard ($7), transports it home after a hard day's work licking coworkers' faces. The Borough's vegetarian-friendly selections include the Blackbeard, a black-bean burger ($7.50); and the Mock Bawk Bawk, a vegan barbecue mock-chicken sandwich ($7)—making the eatery a welcoming habitat for runaway ex-carnivores looking to reunite for a meal with their former wolf pack.

317 W Morgan St
Raleigh,
NC
US

Whipping up upscale pub grub with expertise, North Ridge Pub pairs reputable fare and a comfortable setting better than a leather couch fitted with a deep fryer. Amid a casual atmosphere that’s blanketed in lustrous wood finishes, patrons can enjoy a welcoming staff and varied dinner and brunch menus compiled with the freshest ingredients available. Hunger-addled visitors can sample specialty entrees such as the Cameron Steak, marinated with soy and pineapple ($13.95), and meatloaf with secret sauce, vegetables, and mac 'n' cheese ($8.95/$11.95). Seafaring visitors and Aquaman can opt for seafood offerings such as the shrimp picante with rice and tortilla chips ($12.95), and handy diners can test-bite a mitt-fitting crab-cake sandwich ($7.95). North Ridge Pub's fully stocked bar serves up high-octane drinks that help fuel discourse more efficiently than Socrates appearing on The Arsenio Hall Show.

6196 Falls of Neuse Rd, # 116
Raleigh,
NC
US

• For $15, you get $30 worth of traditional Irish pub fare during dinner. • For $12, you get $25 worth of traditional Irish pub fare during lunch.

909 Spring Forest Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

Scooping up a chipful of it or getting your fill on the dance floor, Latin Quarters has more than one kind of salsa. Inside the colorfully painted and decorated interior, the dance floor is frequently home to salsa dancers and toe-tappers, while surrounding tables enjoy authentic Puerto Rican cuisine and colorful cocktails. During dinner, customers start meals with flaky, golden-brown empanadas lined with jerk chicken, spinach and cheese, or a mix of pork and yellow rice. Then, they graduate to entrees of fried pork chops topped with zesty chimichurri, or the Tropical Picken Chicken, which is served with homemade salsa verde and dressed in an edible grass skirt.

7335 Six Forks Rd
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