Bars have become the meeting places of choice now that libraries, public parks, and desolate midnight crossroads are all under Prohibition. Enjoy a legal and delicious dalliance with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pub fare at the Pickled Onion.
The Pickled Onion is a casual neighborhood hangout that serves upscale bar fare for lunch and dinner. Midday munchers can nosh on classic bread bombs such as the warm turkey melt or the roast-beef sandwich, both served with a complimentary pile of potato chips and an extra-sharp pickle spear that can be used to stab runaway condiments ($5.99 each). Later pub-goers may opt for a dinner entree of beer-battered fish 'n' chips ($9.99) or the beef-smothered baked ziti ($9.99), and Wednesday- and Friday-night karaoke competitors can boost their singing stamina with a chili cheeseburger served on a kaiser bun ($7.99) and toast to an excellent effort with a classic two-scoop root-beer float ($3.99).
For people who are stuck in a rut of Saturday-evening solitaire, nerf-gun maintenance, and 7 p.m. bedtimes, the Pickled Onion offers entertainment salvation with nine HDTVs and a calendar packed with events such as karaoke, live music, and open-mic night on the patio, weather permitting.
7901 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615Get Directions