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Located north of Raleigh, N.C.'s bustling downtown is the quirky Five Points neighborhood, and though a bit unassuming at first, the area features a great array of its own unique coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and, perhaps most significantly (at least for some folks), great breweries. Because

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For those who can’t get enough of those delicious, briny bivalves, we have great news—there’s an oyster renaissance happening in Raleigh, N.C.! Among the abundance of new culinary hot spots recently opened, several have made fresh oysters a centerpiece of their menu offerings. Check out these

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The biggest, the best, the brightest and the finest—2019 has six more months full of major festivals and celebrations in Raleigh, N.C.! These events serve an important purpose—they mark history and sense of pride, plus they showcase talent, creativity and culture, delicious foods and beverages (and

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A mere 20 minutes outside of downtown Raleigh, N.C., you’ll find a bustling, small-town escape in downtown Apex. Spend just a few moments there, and you’ll understand why it’s known as the “peak of good living.” From the charming buildings of the downtown historic district dating back to the 1800s

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In the Raleigh area, craft breweries abound with unique taps and generous pours, and while these cherished spots are most celebrated for their brews, a handful have kitchens with excellent food offerings to pair with as well. So grab your favorite brew, then order anything from dim sum to shrimp and

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Every two weeks, we send out a newsletter that includes the best of the best upcoming events. If you sign up for our E-magazine, you'll get those, plus all the latest insider content (where to find 30 of the area's best murals, for example, or how to take advantage of the Ultimate Summer Bucket

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Raleigh’s North Hills area is teeming with fantastic restaurants and bars. After a day of shopping, visiting the Midtown Farmers Market or dancing to live tunes at the Midtown Beach Music Series or a concert at Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, you’re bound to have worked up an appetite! Check out

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Looking for a fun spot to spend a night on the town in Raleigh, N.C.? These bars, all with unique features and their own character, are some of the most popular, most loved-by-locals and sometimes most hidden-from-visitors places to grab a drink.

Rooftops


Trophy Tap & Table
One part craft beer

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Some days you just want dessert for dinner, and there’s nothing wrong with that! We compiled some of the best restaurants in Raleigh where you can have your cake and eat it too. From cakes and pastries to milkshakes and doughnuts, these restaurants' desserts are big attractions.

Sola Coffee Cafe
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Make no mistake about it, the Raleigh area is a book lover’s paradise! From high-tech libraries to independent book shops, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to discover as well as enjoy your next great read.

Quail Ridge Books

Brimming with books from various genres, Quail Ridge Books is two

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