Nightlife in Winston-Salem

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At Big Shotz Tavern, chefs celebrate American comfort food with a vast menu of pizzas, burgers, and barbecue. They season and marinate chicken wings in homemade rubs, and whip up sauces and dips from scratch.

A bustling, lively atmosphere prevails in the spacious dining room. Big-screen TVs hover above the wraparound bar, and, in the warmer months, musicians serenade adorable diners with spinach in their teeth on the outdoor brick patio. The restaurant also hosts a weekly trivia night.

109 S Stratford Rd
Winston Salem,
NC
US

a/perture cinema has been featured in the Winston-Salem Journal, Yes Weekly, and the Triad Business Journal.

311 W 4th St
Winston Salem,
NC
US

Boasting one of the largest venues in the Triad, and blessed by the muses since 1934, Twin City Stage gives the Winston-Salem community a place to both experience live theater and perform in it. Mitch Albom’s comedy, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, follows a couple of cockamamie duck hunters who believe they’ve shot an angel and are relentlessly pursued by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer—but everything changes when they stumble upon a pair of wings and a tiara. Like most Thanksgiving dinners, the production wittily intertwines a love story, garish media, cultural stereotypes, and a character that is half alligator and half man.

610 Coliseum Dr
Winston Salem,
NC
US

Cuisine Type: Traditional Italian/American Food.
Established: 1990
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Sandwiches, Wraps & Pizza
Kid-friendly: No
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: No
Outdoor Seating: No

For 23 years, the manager of Break Time Billiards & Sports Bar has been surrounded by the murmurs of friendly chatter and clacking of pool balls that define a billiard room. But unlike the style of a traditional billiard room, his serves hearty Italian-American fare from local landmark Carmine's Restaurant for groups to enjoy while they play. It would seem there are surprises around every corner, because far from simply providing billiards, the fully equipped, smoke-free establishment also boasts dart lanes, electronic games, and a constant stream of sports broadcast on the myriad big-screen televisions.

For all its extras, however, Break Time Billiards & Sports Bar still has the feeling of a classic, upscale billiard room. Designed by avid players and sports enthusiasts, the layout leaves plenty of room between its Diamond professional tables to prevent annoying collisions.

420 Jonestown Rd
Winston Salem,
NC
US

The vibrant blues, greens, reds, and yellows of The Oasis Cafe's exterior reflect the playful, casual vibe of the outdoor eatery's staff and menu. In the fresh air, bands take to the stage, and DJs spin tunes that send the locals into fits of spontaneous fist-pumping and working up their nerve to ask one of the potted palms for its digits. To complement the comfort fare—cheesesteaks, house-made burgers, wings, and hand-cut fries—bartenders pour frosty drafts or pop the tops off a selection of bottled brews.

9215 Broad Street
Rural Hall,
NC
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