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Jul 24, 2017

Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: July 24-July 30, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

In Raleigh, summer is for celebrations and we have A LOT to celebrate this week. Check out this week’s parties:

Monday: National Tequila Day

There’s no better place to celebrate National Tequila Day than Calavera! They’ll be serving up $5 Sauza Blue Tequila shots and $5 Margaritas all day. Happy Monday!

Tuesday: 41Hundred Grand Opening

Head to North Hills from 5pm-8pm and be among the first to sample food from 41Hundred. You can also enjoy samples from TOPO Distillery, Bombshell Beer, and Aviator Brewing.

Thursday: 10 Years of Cupcakes

The Cupcake Shoppe celebrates 10 years of bringing delicious treats to Raleigh on Thursday! There will be free mini cupcakes, giveaways and more. The celebration will continue with specials throughout the weekend.

Saturday: Two Anniversaries

On Saturday, two Raleigh businesses are celebrating milestone anniversaries. Dram & Draught celebrates their first anniversary with food trucks, music and more. The Pour House celebrates 20 AMAZING years with live music and a fundraiser for the Oak City Outreach Center. Get the details over on Facebook.

As always, you can find more things to do in our Events listings and on our Specials page. See you next week with a fresh round of picks, Raleigh!

Jul 17, 2017

Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: July 17-July 23, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

Did everyone enjoy their inaugural mimosa during actual brunch hours last week? We sure did. 🍾 Check out what’s happening this week in Raleigh!

Monday: Movie Night at the Rialto

Thinking about going to the beach this weekend? You might think twice after seeing Jaws at the Rialto! The movie starts at 7pm.

Tuesday: Don’t Try This at Home

Grab a cocktail at Kings while you enjoy AV Geeks films of yore about all of the dangerous situations children could find themselves in! The show starts at 8pm.

Wednesday: For Wine & Beer Lovers

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe has specials for wine AND beer lovers! Tonight, sip on half off glasses of wine and $3 Sam Adams pints!

Saturday: Beer and Jazz

Sip on tasty brews at Big Boss while taking in some amazing jazz music. The Triangle Jazz Orchestra begins their set at 6pm!

As always, you can find more things to do in our Events listings and on our Specials page. See you next week with a fresh round of picks, Raleigh!

Jul 10, 2017

Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: July 10-16, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

Happy Independence Day hangover week! Last week was fun, but this week will be fun too, I promise! Check out what’s on tap this week:

Tuesday: Bell’s Pool Party & Cookout

Cool down at State of Beer! Splash around in kiddie pools on the patio while sipping on Bell’s beer. The party starts 5pm!

Wednesday: Come to the Dark Side

Break out the black lipstick, it’s Goth Night at Ruby Deluxe! There’s no cover and the party starts at 10pm.

Saturday: House of Hops Anniversary Party

House of Hops celebrates their 3rd anniversary with food trucks, live music and awesome beer on tap. The party starts at noon and the draft list looks amazing!

Sunday: WINE Down with Sushi

Enjoy Sunday Funday at Mura with half price glasses of wine and buy one get one half off sushi!

As always, you can find more things to do in our Events listings and on our Specials page. See you next week with a fresh round of picks, Raleigh!

Jul 03, 2017

Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: July 3-July 9, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Upcoming Events

Let freedom ring - we all have a random Tuesday off this week for Independence Day! Check out this week’s Raleigh Specials Tonight Round-Up:

Monday: Independence DAY Party!

Boxcar is opening up at noon and select drafts will be just $3! PLUS, you'll get 2 free game tokens with any drink purchase. Time to beat that high score on Ms. Pac Man!

Tuesday: Let Freedom Ring!

The biggest party will be The Works , but if you are looking for another place to party, Drink Drank Drunk is the place to be. They are hosting a cookout with FREE hot dogs and hamburgers (while they last and $1 PBRs.

Friday: Lucky Beer

Beer lovers, you’ll want to be at Lonerider for the return of Magnificent 77. It’s brewed with 77 different hops from 7 countries and has an ABV of 7.7%! There will also be games and food trucks. The fun starts at 2pm!

Sunday: Time to WINE Down

Head to Vinos Finos and sip on $6 glasses of Sangria!

As always, you can find more things to do in our Events listings and on our Specials page. See you next week with a fresh round of picks, Raleigh!


Jun 26, 2017

Amy's Picks for the Week: June 26-July 2, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

The Raleigh Specials Tonight round-up is jam packed this week! Where will you be spending your evenings?  Here's what's lighting up the Raleigh Nightlife:

Monday: Science & Beer
Join the NC State Center for Human Health and the Environment at Raleigh Brewing Company for Beer Reviewed Science: A discussion on BPA. What is BPA? Is it really better to drink from BPA-free bottles? Actual scientists will answer these questions and more while you sip on beers. The event starts at 6pm!

Wednesday: Burger & Beer
Head to Oak & Dagger tonight and get a burger and a beer for just $10. What a deal!

Thursday: Pints & Politics
Drink specials AND political discussions? What could possibly go wrong, right? ;) The crew at Stag's Head will host an informal, FRIENDLY political discussion starting at 8pm!

Friday: Party Time! Excellent!
This Friday's PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series happens to be my FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME, Wayne's World! There will be food trucks, beer and lots of laughs. The fun starts at 5pm and the movie starts at sundown. Get to the City Plaza early for a good spot!

Saturday: Raleigh Rum's 2nd Anniversary Party
Raleigh Rum is celebrating their 2 year anniversary! Tour the facility and be among the first to try the newly released Sweet Dark Rum. If you work up an appetite, BBQ Proper will be onsite. Raleigh Rum opens at 2pm!

Sunday: Independence Day Block Party
Independence Day falls on a Tuesday this year (BOO), but Neuse River Brewing and Nickelpoint are joining forces to celebrate early with an epic block party featuring your favorite food trucks and beer. The event will benefit Sound Rivers, a non-profit that protects the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins.

As always, you can find more things to do in our Events listings and on our Specials page . See you next week with a fresh round of picks, Raleigh!

Jun 19, 2017

Amy's Picks for the Week: June 19-25, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

Remember “Make Plans Monday”? Raleigh Specials Tonight is bringing back its popular weekly round-up right here on Raleigh Nightlife! 

So, what’s on tap for this week? Let’s get to it...

Monday at the Movies
The Rialto will be showing Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at 7pm. It’s only $5 to get in! Grab some apps and $2.50 Bud Lights at The Point beforehand and BOOM - Monday night is awesome.
Take Flight at Flying Saucer
Enjoy half price appetizers at Flying Saucer from 3pm - 6pm. Stick around for Flight Night at 7pm, which features delicious beers from D9 Brewing - a Lake Norman/Cornelius, NC craft brewer!

Second Chances
Help the animals of Wake County get their second chance at Bottle Revolution on Lake Boone Trail. Starting at 5pm, $1 from every pint sold will go to the SPCA. There will also be a raffle with amazing prizes. Support our furry friends while enjoying a delicious beer!
LEGENDary Friday
Legends has been host to the Raleigh LGBT community for 26 years! Join them tonight for an epic celebration with dancing, games, and drink specials.
As always, you can find more things to do in our Events listings and on our Specials page . See you next week with a fresh round of picks, Raleigh!

Jun 02, 2017

Everyone Loves a Tiki Party!

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Upcoming Events

Fair Game is turning 3!

Join the gang just outside of Raleigh in Pittsboro on June 10, 2017, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. for their second annual Tiki Party!

To help celebrate, they've invited friends from all over the Triangle to throw the best tiki party with the best tiki drinks you could ever dream of.

The cocktail bar is helmed by Crude Bitters and Piedmont Picnic Project (with the proceeds going to benefit Abundance NC), and our taps will be taken over by Four Saints Brewing Company (who saved a keg of their Fair Game No'Lasses barrel aged belgian dubbel for this event!), plus delicious food courtesy of Brinehaus Meat + Provisions, family-friendly island games, and more!

Head over to their Facebook event page to learn more - see you there!

May 30, 2017

Join Us at BvB Game Day on Saturday, June 3!

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Fundraisers & Non-Profits

Welcome to RivALZ, where two teams of women divided to reflect the Blondes vs. Brunettes rivalry compete in a flag football game to inspire fundraising, awareness and action in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Pre-game activities start at 9:30 am on Saturday, June 3, 2017, with kickoff at 10:00 am. Attendees are encouraged to visit vendor village filled with of sponsors, food trucks, kids face paint activities, and more! (Sorry, no pets allowed on game day.)


A $20 Donation to Your Favorite Player or Team Gets You In

Every dollar raised on Saturday benefits those affected by Alzheimer's disease in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association is a global organization, working to advance care, support and research across the world. From face-to face support to online education programs and promising worldwide research initiatives, the money you raise makes a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer’s.

Pick your favorite team, player or coach and make a minimum $20 donation online at bvbraleigh.org for your ticket. Cash or credit card ticket options available at the gate on game day.


Mar 10, 2017

Imurj Opens Tonight Near Nash Square

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Live Music

Imurj opens this weekend with live music performances and visual artists exhibitions slated for Friday and Saturday. The 6,000 square foot space allows members to perform, engage, and create in the cafe, main event space, gallery, art studio, and production studio. Working in partnership with the well-established local art and music businesses in the area, Imurj facilitates access to services that artists need to elevate their careers.

Read more at our partner site, Downtown Raleigh News, here!

Feb 16, 2017

Ladies: This Show Is for You!

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Nightlife Events

Mark your calendars and round up your girlfriends, ladies - the Studs of Steel male review is coming to City Limits Saloon in Downtown Raleigh on Friday, March 10, 2017!

Get your tickets in advance at HellYeahRaleigh.com.

Got a newly single friend who needs a night out to get over her ex? This is the night for it! Have that gal pal from college who neeeeeever gets out anymore, but when she does, it's a dance on the bar kind of night? Great, pick her up early and we'll see you ladies for cocktails, dancing on the bar, and one heck of a girls' night out.

The party starts at 7 p.m. and the pants drop at 8 p.m. Yeah, we said it!

Feb 08, 2017

DJ Casper's Ringling Birthday Bash at Lucky B's

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Nightlife Events

Join Brad "DJ Casper" for a night to remember to help celebrate all February Ringling Brothers birthdays!

Party with the cast and crew from the greatest show on earth!

Drinks specials... pool tables... skeeball and much more...

Live multi-generational DJ mix by Casper himself - RSVP here!

Jan 10, 2017

Red Cup Bar & Arcade Now Open on Hillsborough Street

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Nightlife News

Nightlife industry veterans Larry Carter and Ralph Nelson have launched a new arcade-themed bar concept on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh dubbed the "Red Cup Bar & Arcade".

It is open seven days a week and features old school arcade games, skeeball, and you guessed it... beer and drinks served in disposable red cups!

Have you stopped in yet and played a round of games? Let us know what you think of the new barcade.

Dec 13, 2016

Win Carolina Hurricanes Tickets - RIGHT NOW!

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Contests

We’ve got four sweet tickets to tonight’s Carolina Hurricanes game (Tuesday, December 13, 2016) vs. Vancouver Canucks and a pair of them can be yours – for free! Section 117, Row Z. (Look ’em up… these are good seats!)

The first two people to fill out this form online are going to be our lucky winners and will be contacted via email, phone, and text to confirm that they’ve been selected as the winners. Each winner will receive TWO tickets – so grab a friend, grab a date, or grab the nearest stranger and become instant pals tonight.

Tickets will be available for pick up at Lucky B’s (609 Tucker Street) in Downtown Raleigh at 6:30 p.m. on your way to the game. Be prepared to show ID so no one walks away with your winnings!

Dec 10, 2016

Raleigh Nightlife's "Cocktails and Mistletoe" Bar Crawl

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Upcoming Events

If you find yourself staying in Raleighwood for the Christmas holiday weekend, join us for a Glenwood South bar crawl!

Tickets are just $10 and 50% of the ticket price is going to a charity that all of our attendees are getting the chance to vote on.

Bar crawl locations include some of our favorite cocktails and beer stops: City Limits Saloon, Dram & Draught, Stag’s Head, Lucky B’s, Cornerstone Tavern, and Black Flower

Don’t let the fear of cold weather or rain keep you from joining in, because the gang from Oak City Shuttle will be delivering us from stop-to-stop!

Please Note: All bar crawl attendees MUST be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Ready to join us? Click here to get your tickets online in advance!

Nov 28, 2016

Dram & Draught's "Pappy Meal"

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Nightlife News

Dram & Draught is offering a special Pappy Van Winkle offer on Mondays only, beginning Nov. 28, 2016!

For $100, enjoy one ounce of the hard-to-find Pappy Van Winkle 15 year bourbon whiskey, served alongside a Raleigh classic: the Char-Grill Char-Burger.

This offer is only valid on Mondays and will last until the Pappy supply at Dram & Draught runs out.

After making it through Monday, we think you deserve this... so go ahead and splurge.

Nov 08, 2016

Lessons from Captain Morgan on How to Party Like a Pirate

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Nightlife News

We spent last Saturday night hanging out the expert on pirate protocol himself - Captain Morgan! Here's a look at some of the lessons we learned along the way.

Lesson 1: Start with a good base - like dinner at Backyard Bistro where you can enjoy a special Captain Morgan cocktail on draft! Yes, a cocktail. on. draft.

Lesson 2: Always be prepared for the unexpected. You never know when zombies are going to show up. Make sure they're friendly and then buddy up for drinks at the bar like we did at London Bridge Pub.

Lesson 3: Thank your DD. The trip from Fayetteville Street to Glenwood South is just a hair too long to make the voyage on foot, so schedule a driver in advance and be sure to tip well when he drops you off at Cornerstone Tavern for fireside drinks with all of your new friends.

Lesson 4: End the night on a high note. Lucky B's is always a great choice for Glenwood South good times and this past weekend was no exception. Beer pong optional, but highly encouraged... especially if you have a pirate on your team.

Thanks to our new pal, Captain Morgan, and the Morganettes for a great night out in Downtown Raleigh! We'll see you out again soon, friends.

Oct 28, 2016

Oct. 29: QDR’s Howl-O-Ween Harvest Ball at City Limits Saloon

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Upcoming Events

The 15th annual 947 QDR Halloween Harvest Ball is coming up this weekend in Downtown Raleigh at City Limits Saloon with big time live music performances by country artists  Joe Nichols, A Thousand Horses, and William Michael Morgan.

The doors open at 7 p.m. for this 8 p.m. concert on Saturday, October 29. Tickets are just $20.00 in advance - with a $5.00 surcharge for those under 21 years old. You can feel good about this one as all proceeds go to help homeless animals find their forever homes!

Wear your best Halloween costume for your chance at the $1,000 costume price up for grabs!