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Jul 02, 2018


Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: July 2-8, 2018

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

Independence Day falls on Wednesday, so we all have a random, mid-week night off! The big event, of course, is the Raleigh Fireworks display, which has been moved from downtown to the Varsity Lot near PNC Arena. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the fireworks launch at 9:30 p.m. Here's what else is happening this week in Raleigh: 

Monday: $5 Burgers

Why not start off your week with an All-American burger? Head to The Station for $5 burgers all day!

Tuesday: Pairings on the Patio

Throughout the summer, Plates is hosting Pairings on the Patio on Tuesdays from 5 p.m - 7 p.m. This week, enjoy Mussels and Mediterranean Whites for $19. There will also be live music!

Wednesday: Brier Creek 4th of July Fireworks

Aside form the main event at PNC Arena, there will be fireworks displays throughout the Triangle. Brier Creek will host a block party starting 7 p.m., complete with a fireworks display later in the evening. Check out the Facebook event page for details!

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 11, 2018


Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: June 11-17, 2018

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

Did you make plans for dad for Father's Day yet? No worries, you still have a few days! How about throwing axes while throwing back beers? Neuse River Brewing is hosting a Father's Day event with Epic Axes from noon - 5 p.m. Here's what else is happening this week in Raleigh:


Tuesday: Spargelzeit 2018

Head to Capital Club 16 on Tuesday for a 3-course dinner featuring European white asparagus paired with Austrian wines. Capital Club 16 will also feature special entrees throughout the week!

Friday: Charity/Non-Profit Night at Funguys Brewing

In honor of Pride Month, Funguys Brewing will donate 10% of draft and merchandise sales to the LGBT Center of Raleigh. Drink beer and support an inclusive organization!

Saturday: Scotch & Cigar Night

Head to Isaac Hunter's Tavern for an evening of hand-rolled cigars and scotch tastings. Experts will be on hand to discuss the distilling process from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. No cover!

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 04, 2018


Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: June 4-10, 2018

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

The big "to-do" this week is definitely Triangle Restaurant Week! Restaurants throughout the Triangle will feature prix fixe menus from $10-$35. It's a great opportunity to try something new. 

Here's what else is happening this week...

Wednesday: Specialty Keg Night at Lonerider

Hang out with the outlaws at Lonerider on Wednesday! At 6 pm., the Outlaws will tap a special keg of Shotgun Betty brewed with Strawberries. Mmmm... tastes like summer. 🍓

Saturday: Hops & Shop at Tobacco Road Brewing

Grab a beer and get some shopping done at Tobacco Road Brewing! Several local vendors will be there, including Brandy's Spy Candles and OAC City Watches. Father's Day is coming up soon - or perhaps you'll find something for yourself! The market will be open from noon - 4 p.m.

Sunday: Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

It's your chance to finally find that food truck you've been chasing! Food trucks from all over the Triangle will be lined up along Fayetteville Street from noon - 6 p.m.

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!

May 08, 2018


Save the Date: 'Cue for Cali

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Upcoming Events

Please join Triangle Wine Experience and Vinventions in sending some NC love to our great friends in the Napa and Sonoma wine region as they recover from the wildfires of 2017 by attending Cue for Cali: A Fundraiser for Napa and Sonoma Wildfire Relief.

Enjoy an incredible barbecue spread provided by James Beard finalist Rodney Scott and semifinalist Sam Jones. Plus, multi James Beard nominee and former winner, Ashley Christensen, is providing her famous pimento cheese.

Learn more about this June 15, 2018, event on our sister site, Raleigh Food & Wine!

Apr 30, 2018


New Bar in Town: The Night Rider - Downtown Raleigh

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Nightlife News

Just yesterday morning I popped by the new Cold off the Press location on South Street to pick up some tasty cold-pressed juice and noticed some light signage in the neighboring windows. I did a tiny little bit of investigating and found their neighbors to be none other than the relatively new bar dubbed "The Night Rider".

Owned by the same folks behind Ruby Deluxe and the upstairs small music venue known as "The Wicked Witch", this edge-of-Downtown-Raleigh spot is open from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. daily so it wasn't open at the time of my visit.

Here's what I gleaned from the social medias, though: they have a patio that they share with their cool neighbors (tats and juice, anyone?), they've got some fancy champs (solid choice for what will likely be classified as a "dive bar"), and they even serve your favorite frozen snacks as munchies.

Since I'm naturally curious about all things DTR, especially those happening so close to my office, I'll be stopping in one day soon to check this spot out myself. Stay tuned, y'all - I'll gladly report back!

Cheers,

LJ