Laced with elements of yoga, Pilates, and gymnastics, the women-only classes at Aradia Fitness sculpt lean, toned physiques. And though physical fitness is a cornerstone of the studio, it's not the only one. Classes such as Striptease and Lap Dance foster a certain amount of unrestrained confidence that, as Aradia puts it, “teach[es] women to unapologetically love their body and themselves.” At 17 locations across the country, Aradia's staff of certified instructors, including world-record holder Amanda, lead women of all shapes, sizes, and experiences through sessions ranging from pole-dancing classes that teach aerial lifts and holds to Sexy Fit classes that forgo the pole for yoga fusion, boot camp, and lap dancing. No matter the class, the environment at Aradia is always light hearted, nurturing, and more supportive than a stainless-steel hammock.
Whether sinking into a lounge chair with a cup of joe or drinking in the sounds of live music, visitors to Electric Beanz Coffee Bar will discover freshly brewed, locally roasted coffee and pastries in a laid-back atmosphere. In addition to serving a selection of coffee standards, Electric Beanz's baristas also blend fresh-fruit smoothies, pour Italian sodas, and sling a variety of fresh-baked pastries, ranging from muffins to empanadas. Specialty single-origin coffees are also available, brewed in a French press, an appliance that famously gave Jean-Claude Van Damme all his muscles.
Solas serves up unique American cuisine.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Solas, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Solas has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Perfect for parties on the larger side, Solas also has a private area available for use.
Sit outside at Solas and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Get down with a live DJ while dining and have some fun on the restaurant dance floor.
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Solas as well.
Patrons have the option of feeding the meter at the nearby street parking or taking advantage of the restaurant's valet service.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Solas — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Solas offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Primp Salonbar provides a complete escape from everyday stress by combining the environment of a relaxing day spa with that of a luxuriant cocktail lounge. While waiting for an appointment, clients have the opportunity to peruse a high-fashion magazine or purchase a beer, glass of wine, or specialty drink from the fully stocked bar. The spa and salon treatments strive to be similarly indulgent and attentive to visitors' needs. Using sulfate- and paraben-free Alterna haircare products, the stylists design flattering new hairdos by
trimming wayward strands and using coloring or texturizing treatments to add dramatic depth and dimension. Additionally, Primp Salonbar's mani-pedis, waxing treatments, and Novalash eyelash extensions can help visitors reinvent their style and adopt a trendy new look.
Quickly ease your appetite at this laid-back American eatery — Havana Deluxe serves sandwiches, salads and more to Raleigh's University patrons.
For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Havana Deluxe's menu that can cater to your needs.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At Havana Deluxe, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune.
Weekend diners may find themselves waiting for a table, as Friday and Saturday nights tend to draw a crowd.
Your bill at Havana Deluxe will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
One of the most-frequented restaurants in Raleigh, Star Bar features amazing soul food. It's a culinary destination for guests seeking good food.
If you're planning ahead, most folks can agree that Saturday is usually the most-happening night of the week. There's no specific recommended attire, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, if you're in the mood for tunes, it's one of the better places for live music.
If you just feel like stopping by for a drink, the restaurant has helpful bar staff (and a good selection behind the bar).
When you put it all together, you shouldn't walk away from Star Bar disappointed.