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Audiences often arrive an hour early to Laugh Out Loud’s comedy shows, lured in by the comedy club’s amiable staff, frequent visits by nationally renowned comics, and full dinner menu. Before the live acts step into the spotlight at 8 p.m., patrons can converse and watch scattered flat-screen TVs while dining on panini sandwiches, fresh-made Punchline Pizzas, and other casual fare. After dinner, audience members stay at their tables as the lights dim and the Laugh Out Loud stage is swarmed by daring and original joke tellers. Recent headliners have included Shaun Jones, known for his outrageous personal anecdotes, and Ron Feingold, whose musical comedy routine has recently slayed the club's audiences. Laugh Out Loud regularly schedules shows four nights a week, including the popular Wednesday night open mic, which showcases the fresh talent of amateur comedians and the soundman's admittedly unoriginal microphone check.

8928 U.S. 70 Business
Clayton,
NC
US

Chef Conrad Johnston injects innovative twists into Krave's menu of modern American cuisine, topping Parisian-inspired flatbreads with caramelized shallots and dousing small plates of Cajun-style calamari with creole seasoning. With fresh meats, local fruits and veggies, and sauces made from scratch, Chef Conrad concocts tapas, entrees, and salads before diners' eyes in his show kitchen. Meals are savored on the outdoor patio or within Krave's sleekly decorated interior, which surrounds diners with chrome metallics and subtle kinetic lighting. On Friday and Saturday, night owls or owls in human disguise can sip handcrafted signature cocktails until 2 a.m., scarf down items from the full menu until 4 a.m., and groove to tunes spun by top area DJs.

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

Since its founding at a secure location off of Glenwood Avenue one year ago, LoneRider has adhered to its founding principle: that beer is a delicious, drinkable expression of personal creativity. Casual and professional imbibers from across the Triangle have, at their first sip of LoneRider suds, been know to drop meek and flavorless drafts and finally take action on their plans to create a race of atomic super-men. The flagship brew, the hazel-eyed Shotgun Betty, is a sassy hefeweizen with a banana-clove nose and a dry finish, unusual and unabashedly individual. The DeadEye Jack porter rides into town on a chocolate horse with a malt mane, and then performs a complicated dressage routine on your tongue.

8816 Gulf Ct, Ste 100
Raleigh,
NC
US

For a chill night out, head to The Ugly Monkey Party Bar and share a hookah with great company. Find time to peruse the wine list here — The Ugly Monkey Party Bar offers a variety of drink options. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. The Ugly Monkey Party Bar can easily accommodate large groups or parties. Sit outside when the weather is fine — The Ugly Monkey Party Bar has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. The restaurant frequently features a DJ, so patrons can treat their ears to some of the best beats around town. Those who enjoy dancing can make their mark on the open floor. Noisy crowds plus raging music creates a very loud environment at this restaurant. Friendly pooches can come on in at The Ugly Monkey Party Bar, which welcomes dogs as well as their owners.

If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at The Ugly Monkey Party Bar.

If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.

Prices are downright affordable at The Ugly Monkey Party Bar, with most items well under the $15 mark.

400 W Morgan St
Raleigh,
NC
US

Serving a range of tasty food and drink, City Limits Saloon in Raleigh will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds). Enjoy a drink with your dinner — City Limits Saloon has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. During the summer months, don't miss out on City Limits Saloon's outdoor patio seating. Get your whole crew together at City Limits Saloon, offering lots of special space for larger parties. Live music is common at City Limits Saloon, as is a DJ. Live tunes and a dance floor will keep you coming back for more. Loud is an understatement when it comes to the decibel levels at this restaurant, so it's best to save conversation for another location.

The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table. Casual dining at its best, City Limits Saloon customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. Throwing a big party? Count on City Limits Saloon to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.

For easy dining, City Limits Saloon provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.

Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at City Limits Saloon.

901 Tryon Hill Dr
Raleigh,
NC
US