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Old 08-17-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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What to do in Raleigh??

I'm headed to Raleigh for the weekend with the fam. I was told that it was my choice on what we do all day saturday. Any suggestions? (everyone is over 21). No I'm not going to a strip club with my family.....
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You're SOL.. I've been to Raleigh, I don't remember there being much to do at all. Nice golf courses though.
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Farmer's Market for breakfast. Easily the best in town. Honestly I'm not sure what family activities are around, but I can make ample bar suggestions.
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Its a boring town, have family in the area, just sleep the day off LOL.
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Farmer's Market for breakfast. Easily the best in town. Honestly I'm not sure what family activities are around, but I can make ample bar suggestions.
I'm down for bar suggestions. I'm 26, brother is 23, mom and dad are in their 50s. My parents really like Rally Point, Mac's, and Spirits. I'd like to find a spot with a real good band. We have tickets to the durham bull's game but i'm not too big on watching baseball live. Example of my family: Last year on Thanksgiving and Christmas we drove around and drank booze and ate appetizers at every bar that was open. Then gave food to some bums hangin out by an irish pub downtown.
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Last year on Thanksgiving and Christmas we drove around and drank booze and ate appetizers at every bar that was open. Then gave food to some bums hangin out by an irish pub downtown.
That sounds like the best plan yet..
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I'm down for bar suggestions. I'm 26, brother is 23, mom and dad are in their 50s. My parents really like Rally Point, Mac's, and Spirits. I'd like to find a spot with a real good band. We have tickets to the durham bull's game but i'm not too big on watching baseball live. Example of my family: Last year on Thanksgiving and Christmas we drove around and drank booze and ate appetizers at every bar that was open. Then gave food to some bums hangin out by an irish pub downtown.
Now you're talking my language. Check out Napper Tandy's in Moore Square. GREAT food and lots of beer. The Hive/Busy Bees is about a block away, they have great beer and a rooftop. IIRC the food was pretty good there too. Over toward Glenwood is Natty Greene's. They brew their own beer and again, really good bar food. Check out Mellow Mushroom on Glenwood if you want pizza and good beer, also outside seating there too. I'll keep thinking and see if I can come up with anything else.
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Now you're talking my language. Check out Napper Tandy's in Moore Square. GREAT food and lots of beer. The Hive/Busy Bees is about a block away, they have great beer and a rooftop. IIRC the food was pretty good there too. Over toward Glenwood is Natty Greene's. They brew their own beer and again, really good bar food. Check out Mellow Mushroom on Glenwood if you want pizza and good beer, also outside seating there too. I'll keep thinking and see if I can come up with anything else.
AWESOME! I'm gonna print that out. None of these are clubs are they? Not tryin to be that guy that takes his 50 something year old parents to a club. They're all about drinkin local beers and listening to some good bands though!
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No, fvck clubs. Those are bars. And I was mistaken about Busy Bee's/The Hive (Hive is the rooftop). They do have a great beer selection, but I'm not sure that they have food, just coffee I think. Raleigh Times is just down the street and has good food/beer.

Boylan Street Brewery is another option if you want a decent view of the city. They brew in-house and have a good porch looking toward downtown. Personally, I don't think their beer is anything special. The IPA is an IPA, toasted lager is a toasted lager, etc. Nothing really jumps out at you, but it's a great place to have a couple beers late in the afternoon and grab an appetizer. Natty Greene's has much better craft beer. Moonlight Pizza nextdoor is my favorite pizza in town, but only go there if you're looking for a meal; it's gourmet pizza. Lilly's Pizza, just up Glenwood, is a local spot that has a small but decent beer selection and caters to the less gourmet pizza crowd. And a new place that recently opened up that I haven't been to yet but heard good things: World of Beer. I think it's up near Six Forks, northern Raleigh, but apparently they have a huge selection.

Ohhh yeah, there's also Cameron Village, specifically Village Draft House. They always have local specials on tap and a pretty large selection. Their burgers are great too. In the same shopping center there are tons of shops and restaurants too.
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No, fvck clubs. Those are bars. And I was mistaken about Busy Bee's/The Hive (Hive is the rooftop). They do have a great beer selection, but I'm not sure that they have food, just coffee I think. Raleigh Times is just down the street and has good food/beer.

Boylan Street Brewery is another option if you want a decent view of the city. They brew in-house and have a good porch looking toward downtown. Personally, I don't think their beer is anything special. The IPA is an IPA, toasted lager is a toasted lager, etc. Nothing really jumps out at you, but it's a great place to have a couple beers late in the afternoon and grab an appetizer. Natty Greene's has much better craft beer. Moonlight Pizza nextdoor is my favorite pizza in town, but only go there if you're looking for a meal; it's gourmet pizza. Lilly's Pizza, just up Glenwood, is a local spot that has a small but decent beer selection and caters to the less gourmet pizza crowd. And a new place that recently opened up that I haven't been to yet but heard good things: World of Beer. I think it's up near Six Forks, northern Raleigh, but apparently they have a huge selection.

Ohhh yeah, there's also Cameron Village, specifically Village Draft House. They always have local specials on tap and a pretty large selection. Their burgers are great too. In the same shopping center there are tons of shops and restaurants too.
nice dude, this is exactly what I was lookin' for. We'll hit up a few of these places tomorrow, then maybe a few more on sunday before we tear up the Meatloaf concert!
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everything cowmoo32 is saying is right on point. check out city market downtown its pretty neat down there to walk around and pop into the art galleries that are right there. theres a bar connected right to the durham stadium and you can watch the game from the bar pretty badass. also hit some of the local breweries, Big Boss in north raleigh and Aviator down in fuquay. Like i said Scott has nailed it with everything.
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Oh yeah how could forget the breweries in town Aviator is the shiiit. Their wings are smoked for 6 hours and then deep fried. Carolina Brewing Company is down in Holly Springs too, not too far away. Although to be honest I'm not a huge fan of their work.
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Goin to battle of the bars downtown 3-10. Also apparently theres a huge car show downtown today near the convention center.

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Probably too late if you're doing the bar crawl, but Old Crow Medicine Show is Playing at a great venue in Cary tonight, only problem is tickets are $45.
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Doin the bar crawl right now, at the big easy headed to the hive soon. U out cowmoo?

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cowmoo, I forgot to give you an update on my night. We did the bar crawl. "The Hive" was pretty good. I really enjoyed "Architect" although I wish there would have been more people there. "The Big Easy" (downtown) had great food. We went to a whole list of other bars that quite frankly I don't remember much of. I do remember my mom hitting something as we were pulling out of the parking garage lol ($2,200 estimate of body damage on her '12 maxima). Long story short, I awoke the next morning almost fully clothed on top of the covers. I had a half drank fish bowl on my night stand, which means I somehow left rum runners with a drink? My bedroom door was shut but the closet door was open, the floor of the closet was wet....you can probably guess what I happened hahaha. I also lost my glasses and debit card. My brother informed me that him and I had won 7 consecutive games of beer pong though.
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Sounds like a good night. Funny you mention Architect. I have never heard of it until that afternoon I was at the pool with my friends; none of them were too fond of the place. What's it like?
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