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The Players' Retreat

Hillsborough Street • Bar/Restaurant


105 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, NC 27605

In 1951, Bernie and Mickey Hanula founded the institution known as the Players' Retreat. Less of a bar and restaurant, and more of a family, the PR (as it is affectionately known) remains a popular respite for the young and the old, the rich and the poor. It is a place where people from all walks of life rub elbows, share toasts, good times and laughs. Since the beginning of time, very little has changed since its humble beginnings of the PR. In 1994 Pete Jarrell took over the PR and continued the tradition. Our friends Bernie and Mickey passed away several years ago. In their honor, our staff and our patrons strive to keep the PR the way it has always been, and as it should always be. Thank you for your patronage and support over the years, and may the PR continue for many years to come.

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