Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Venues

View the venue map here.

311 Gallery
311 W Martin St
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(919) 247-4915
Hours: 11:30 am - 10 pm

Gallery featuring over 30 working artists with regional artist exhibitions monthly
Adara Spa
608 W Peace St
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(919) 834-9886
Hours: 5pm - 8pm

First Friday Special: 15% off any products purchased and services for future appointments. Monthly events. Refreshments provided.

Come relax with Adara Spa for a night of music and art.
The Alli
300 W Hargett St, Ste 056
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919-917-7188

First Friday Special: 15% OFF Entire Purchase, Refreshments, Gift with Purchase on Select Items.

Men and women's boutique for those who love to live life on the urban edge!
Alter Ego Salon & Blow Dry Bar
119 E Hargett St
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(919) 832-6239
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm

Hair salon and art venue in a beautiful loft with monthly art exhibits and periodic music, dance performances, and special events.
Amorino Gelato Al Naturale
137 E. Davie Street
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(919) 239-4411

First Friday Special: 30% off the hot chocolate experience and 10% off Gourmet Cups.

Authentic Italian Gelato and hot drinks in an upscale ambience
The Art of Style
19 W. Hargett St
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(919) 755-3333
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

Modern and chic men's and women's boutique showcasing an artist of the month
Artspace
201 E Davie St
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(919) 821-2787
Hours: 10 am - 10 pm

Visual art center with artist studios, exhibitions, and educational programs
The Big Easy
222 Fayetteville St
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(919) 832-6082

First Friday Special: Taste of Louisiana BOGO Free

Exhibiting contemporary local artists.
Block2 Video Series
233 Fayetteville St
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(919) 996-3610
Hours: Sundown to 3am

Outdoor visual platform for video, digital, and new media artists.
Bottega Hair Studio
301 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 836-0083
Hours: 6 pm-10 pm

First Friday Special: Complimentary light food and beverages

A hair salon with art openings every other month
bu•ku Global Street Food
110 E Davie St
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(919) 834-6963
Hours: 11 am - 12 am

First Friday Special: Friday Night Flights: $15 for a flight of three 3oz. pours featuring a different wine region each month

Celebrating, elevating street foods from around the world, locally telling a global story.
Caffé Luna
136 E Hargett St
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(919) 832-6090
Hours: 5 pm - 10 pm

First Friday Special: Free bottle of San Pellegrino with purchase of two entrees

Authentic Italian Food, Well Chosen Wine List, Great Service & Ambiance
CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum)
409 W Martin St
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(919) 261-5920
Hours: 6pm - 10pm

First Friday Special: Free admission from 4 pm - 10 pm

Exhibitions, make and take art, DJs, food trucks, and more!
Capital Club 16
16 W Martin St
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(919) 747-9345

First Friday Special: Half price select appetizers from 5 pm-7 pm

Traditional American Restaurant with European Influences.
Capitol Smoke
215 W. Martin Street
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(919) 916-5966

First Friday Special: 10% off wall art and 25% off cigars

Glass art from national and local artists, wall art, and the finest imported cigars
The Carter Building
12-22 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 848-3869
Hours: 6:30 pm-10 pm

A collection of art studios, retailers, and service providers
Circa 1888
412 W Davie St
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(919) 307-4597
Hours: 3 pm - 2 am

First Friday Special: Live music. Free for members.

Enjoy music and drinks after your walk.
The City Gallery
118 S Person St
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(919) 829-7087

Vintage Church's gallery hosts art exhibitions and serves artists
City Market
215 Wolfe St
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(919) 602-0854

Home to multiple First Friday venues
City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville St
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(919) 996-2220

City history museum featuring receptions and rotating art exhibits
Crank Arm Brewing
319 W Davie St
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(919) 608-6976

First Friday Special: Special bike ride to different first Friday galleries. Ride meets at 6pm, heads out at 6:30p. Ending at Crank Arm with Poseidon Catering at 8:30/9 pm

Our mission is to provide fresh artisan beer while utilizing green transportation methods.
The Cupcake Shoppe BAKERY
104 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 821-4223
Hours: 8:30 am - 11 pm

First Friday Special: Buy one, get one free cupcakes

"Life is short...Eat dessert first!" Raleigh's first & finest boutique bakery & coffee shop
Deco Raleigh
19 W Hargett St, Ste 108
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(919) 828-5484
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Refreshments, entertainment, and meet the artists

Unique, local smart: items to decorate your life
Designed For Joy
1104 W Cabarrus St
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(919) 395-2884
Hours: 6pm-8pm

First Friday Special: A free signature Designed For Joy gift with purchases over $75 (One gift per shopper.)

A living wage artisan group investing in women and influencing change.
Dram and Draught
623 Hillsborough St.
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(919) 607-8501

First Friday Special: $5 boilermaker

Locally owned and operated bar for the beer fan, cocktail enthusiast, wine tipper and more
ERA Dream Living Realty
311 S Harrington St
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919-665-6500

ERA Dream Living Realty is a residential real estate brokerage specializing in the Raleigh market, single family home, townhomes, condos and investment properties. Showcasing local arists' work and hosting musicians in our office.
The Eye Institute OD, PA
111 Seaboard Ave, Ste 110
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919-200-4840

First Friday Special: Free single vision lens with non-glare treatment when you purchase a frame from an independent frame line

See more. Read more. Do more. Locally owned comprehensive eyecare.
FINDS
520 N. West Street
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(919) 594-1577
Hours: 6 pm - 8 pm

Customizable vintage furniture and one-of-a-kind finds, also featuring local artists (and wine, too)
Five Star
511 W Hargett St
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919.833.3311
Hours: 3 pm - 12 am

First Friday Special: $5 appetizers and $5 glasses of wine

Five Star is the answer to sophisticated Asian dining and entertainment.
The Flourish Market
713 Tucker Street
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(336)380-1553
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

Your purchase spreads dignity across the globe!
Gallery C
540 N Blount St
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(919) 828-3165
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

Contemporary and historic NC artwork and fine picture framing services
Google Fiber
518 N. West Street
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(844) 343-4247

Rotating local art exhibitions and events - see the FiberSpace and super-fast Google Fiber
The Gramercy Glenwood South
650 West North Street
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919-834-7222
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Luxury apartments on Glenwood South featuring work by local artists.
HagerSmith Design, P.A.
300 S Dawson St
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(919) 821-5547
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, historic preservation, and art gallery
Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown @ Glenwood South
600 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 825-4770

Featuring local artists along with sandwiches, cocktails, wine, and beer
Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant
311 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 833-2258

First Friday Special: Prime Rib $19.50, $3 Bud Light Drafts, $4 Stella & Blue Moon Drafts

Architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, historic preservation, and art gallery.
House of Swank
119 E Hargett St
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(919) 413-7339
Hours: 2 pm - 8 pm

First Friday Special: Featuring local artists and entertainment

Home of the raddest NC-themed t-shirts and swag.
Imurj
300 S. McDowell St
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919-812-6983
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

A multimedia art space and performance experience
Inclusion Studio
206 New Bern Pl
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(919) 964-0014
Hours: 5pm - 9pm

First Friday Special: Complementary beer and wine and free 15 minute design consultation.

Architecture, Interior Design firm focusing on small commercial and custom residential projects located in the Historic White-Holman house.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
444 S. Blount street #115B
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Incuabtor hosting rotation visual art displays and partnering with local art community to open doors to students and entrepreneurs
Irregardless Cafe
901 W Morgan St
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(919) 833-8898

First Friday Special: Half price bottles of house wine

Real food and live music every night of the week.
Isaac Hunter's Tavern
414 Fayetteville Street
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(919) 996-9484

First Friday Special: $6 Jameson and $7 House Infused Liqours. Live Music Every Friday

Downtown Raleigh's favorite neighborhood bar! Live entertainment Thursday - Sunday. Open everyday.
Jose and Sons
327 W Davie St
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(919) 755-0556

First Friday Special: Rotating dinner or appetizer feature showcasing our unique flavors that we bring to downtown and live music.

Elegant up-scale Mexican restaurant with innovative cuisine
Kimbap
111 Seaboard Ave, Ste 118
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(919) 900-8053
Hours: 11 am - 10 pm

First Friday Special: $62 tasting menu per couple, and half off wine bottles.

Farm-to-table restaurant, Korean-inspired cuisine
The L Apartments
205 W Davie St
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919.896.0550
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

First Friday Special: Waived application fee

Experience downtown Raleigh living at it's finest featuring repurposed art and #sustainableliving #lifebeyondyourwalls
Legends Night Club Complex
330 W Hargett St
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(919) 831-8888

First Friday Special: $5 Wine Specials

Raleigh's premiere LGBT nightclub offer wine specials and LGBT artists.
LGBT Center of Raleigh
324 S Harrington St
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(919) 832-4484
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

A safe and welcoming resource center for the LGBT community and friends featuring monthly art exhibits
Linda Dallas' Art Studio
606 N. Blount Street
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(919) 291-6412
Link Apartments Glenwood South
202 N West St
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919-720-4141

Hip downtown apartment community!
Litmus Gallery & Studios
312 W Cabarrus St
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(919) 571-3605
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Cutting Edge gallery featuring original fine art and open studios
Little Guru Kids Yoga
215 Glenwood Ave, Ste A
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(919) 720-4921

First Friday Special: Kids yoga, art, and movies.

Yoga studio for kids and teens.
Local Color Gallery
311 W Martin Street
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(919) 819-5995
Hours: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

Co-op of women artists—fine art, glass, functional pottery, sculpture, and jewelry
Lucarne
309 Blake St.
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(919) 803-7475

First Friday Special: Rotating frozen cocktail

We feature a different DJ each First Friday with rotating art from local artists.
Lumina Clothing
215 E. Franklin Street
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(919) 977-0130

First Friday Special: 25% off all Lumina branded apparel

Progressive American brand with USA made clothing, shoes, accessories & grooming products.
MA Allen Interiors
1020 Glenwood Ave
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919-834-8333
Hours: 6 pm-9 pm

Interior design firm featuring top-of-the-line emerging Southern artists and complimentary beer & wine
The Mahler Fine Art
228 Fayetteville St
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(919) 896-7503
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

A full-service fine art gallery
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E Hargett St
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919-834-4040
Hours: Open until 7pm

Create and innovate every First Friday ($5/per person; members play free)
Moondog Fine Arts
721 West Morgan Street
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(984) 212-3712

Neighborhood art gallery and workspace made up of five local artists who have joined together to create a working studio
The Morning Times/Raleigh Times
10 E Hargett St
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(919) 836-1204
Hours: 6:30 am - 11 pm

First Friday Special: Live music and art market

Coffeehouse and gallery serving locally roasted coffees, house-baked pastries, and sandwiches
Nest Raleigh
414 Fayetteville St
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(919) 617-6378

Coworking office space celebrating First Friday.
Nicole's Studio and Art Gallery
719 N Person St
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(919) 838-8580
Hours: 6pm - 8:30pm

Fine art, art workshops, glass art, jewelry, and custom framing
North Carolina Museum of History
5 E Edenton St
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(919) 807-7900

Exhibits and Museum Shop open late. Check www.ncmuseumofhistory.org for info.
Oak and Dagger
18 Seaboard Ave
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919-945-9382

First Friday Special: All day $5 HH appetizer specials

Craft Beer. Craft Food. Craft Cocktails.
Oak City Cycling Project
212 E Franklin St
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(919) 436-0527

First Friday Special: 10% off T-shirts and free high fives

Independent bike shop selling new and used steel frame bikes and fun.
Paddy O'Beers
121 Fayetteville St
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(919) 838-0040

First Friday Special: Select $5 drafts

Join us every First Friday as we celebrate masterpieces of Craft beer brewing!
Personify
416 S. Dawson Street
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(919) 460-9595
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Exhibitions and music with NC Artists and DJs.
Pizza La Stella
219 Fayetteville St
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(984) 200-2441

First Friday Special: 5% discount on authentic Neapolitan pizza and wood-fired wings

Pizza La Stella is a wood-fired pizzeria.  Their menu features authentic Italian-pizzas, hearty cheese pastas, fresh mozzarella salads, and house marinated wings.  
Quercus Studio
201 S Salisbury St
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(919) 960-1355

Jewelry workshop and gallery
Raleigh Beer Garden
614 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 324-3415

First Friday Special: $3 16oz. canned beers at the Tree Bar

World's Largest Selection of Draft Beer. Handcrafted food and over 365 draft beers to choose from.
The Raleigh Wine Shop
126 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 803-5473
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 10% off bottle purchases from the WineStation and/or tasting wines to drink on-site or to go

Fine wine and provisions
Read With Me | A Children's Book & Art Shop
111 E. Hargett Street
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(919) 588-3183
Hours: Open until 8pm

First Friday Special: Free gift bag with gift purchase; activities for adults and kids

The best in new children's books and inspired local art.
Retro Modern Furnishings
300 West Hargett Street, Suite 24
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(984) 444-9240
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 10-20% off select mid-century modern furnishings and other vintage collectables

Vintage + Upcycled + Handmade Furnishings
Runologie
401 Hillsborough St
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(919) 664-8865
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Free wine, beer, apps and special 1st of the month discounts

Free gait analysis, local art, beer, apps and discounts. Join us and keep moving.
Shish Kabob
438 Fayetteville St
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(919) 833-4005

First Friday Special: Free hummus sampler and toasted pita with any gyro sandwich purchase

Mediterranean, Lebanese, Greek, gyros, kabobs, vegetarian, schawarma, salads, family
Sir Walter Coffee
145 E Davie St
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(919) 332-0019

First Friday Special: $4 craft drafts and $2 off spiked Sir Walter Favorites cocktails. Pop-up events and occasional art shows. Resident art by Errol Englebrecht.

Locally owned Barista bar specializing in coffee and tea cocktails.
SkyHouse Raleigh
308 S. Blount St
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(919) 296-0100

First Friday Special: Application fee ($50 value) will be deducted from your first month's rent.

Premier high-rise apartment community in downtown Raleigh featuring local artists' work on display.
Sono
319 Fayetteville St
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(919) 521-5328

First Friday Special: Half price off selected bottle of wine and sake

Exhibiting new work from local artists each month. Visit Sono online for info on upcoming receptions, events, and live demonstrations.
The Station at Person Street
701 N Person St
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(919) 977-1567

First Friday Special: $4 Hoppyum Drafts

A corner bar and restaurant nestled on the edge of Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood neighborhood, blending amongst the residential streets like a refuge.
Stitch & Holly Aiken Bags
20 E Hargett St
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(919) 833-8770
Hours: 11 am - 7 pm

First Friday Special: 10% off

Retail showroom of Raleigh handbag designer, Holly Aiken
Studio R.E.D.
311 W Martin St
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(919) 395-6877

Working artist studio and gallery
Taverna Agora
326 Hillsborough St
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919.881.8333

First Friday Special: Belly dancers, Greek Bouzouki, and music along with seasonal cocktails and special dinner entrees.

Greek Night celebrations with entertainment from 9pm- close.
Tonbo Ramen
211 S Wilmington St
(919) 977-3625

First Friday Special: $3.00 Izakaya small plates and 1/2 price sake

Ramen restaurant serving homemade broths and fresh ramen noodles. Upstairs, enjoy our Izakaya Japanese small plate bar with unique cocktails full sake selection.
Trophy Tap + Table
225 S Wilmington St
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(919) 424-7817

First Friday Special: Loaded Tots for $6

Featuring North Carolina Artists rotating monthly to showcase mediums from painting to photography, focusing on wide ranging topics, and conversations.
Tuscan Blu
327 W Davie St
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(919) 834-5707

First Friday Special: 10% off any wine purchase

Authentic Italian restaurant
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
410 Glenwood Ave, Ste. 170
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(919) 839-1498
Hours: 6 pm - 8 pm

Located in Glenwood South exhibiting art curated by VAE Raleigh
Unleashed, the Dog and Cat Store
329 Blake Street
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919-977-6529
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Rotating specials from product discounts to free stuff (such as free toy, free bag of treats.) We will always offer a free treat buffet.

The best dog & cat supplies at the best prices!
V L Rees Gallery
311 W Martin St
(919) 345-2076
VAE Raleigh
309 W. Martin Street
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(919) 828-7834
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

Creativity incubator and gallery featuring emerging artists and a retail shop
Vita Vite
313 W. Hargett St
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(919) 803-3156
Hours: 12pm - 12am

First Friday Special: 10% off all art

Wine bar and art gallery featuring wine, craft beer and artwork from Southern artists.
Voda Boutique
725 Tucker Street
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(919) 706-5783

Voda [Vo~Dah] not just a retail space, a state of mind
Wells Fargo IMAX® Theatre at Marbles
201 E Hargett St
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(919) 882-IMAX
Hours: Showtimes vary (check website)

NC’s only 3D-capable giant screen featuring documentaries and Hollywood films
White-Holman House
206 New Bern Pl
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(919) 616-8160

Including Iron Oaks Realty and Inclusion Studio with rotating exhibits and complimentary refreshments.
Woody's at City Market
205 Wolfe St
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(919) 833-3000
Hours: 11 am - 2 am

First Friday Special: 50% off all starters 4:30-6:30pm, 15% off all starters 6:30-9pm, $4 market bar drafts, $4 Fireball, $5 Capt'n Morgan or Kraken Rums.

Neighborhood tavern offering entertainment, outstanding drink specials, and bar fare.
XOCO Raleigh Mexican Grill
410 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 835-9010

First Friday Special: 1 Corona + 1 Tequila = Free taco and queso
311 Gallery
311 W Martin St
view website
(919) 247-4915
Hours: 11:30 am - 10 pm

Gallery featuring over 30 working artists with regional artist exhibitions monthly
Artspace
201 E Davie St
view website
(919) 821-2787
Hours: 10 am - 10 pm

Visual art center with artist studios, exhibitions, and educational programs
Block2 Video Series
233 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 996-3610
Hours: Sundown to 3am

Outdoor visual platform for video, digital, and new media artists.
CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum)
409 W Martin St
view website
(919) 261-5920
Hours: 6pm - 10pm

First Friday Special: Free admission from 4 pm - 10 pm

Exhibitions, make and take art, DJs, food trucks, and more!
The Carter Building
12-22 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 848-3869
Hours: 6:30 pm-10 pm

A collection of art studios, retailers, and service providers
The City Gallery
118 S Person St
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(919) 829-7087

Vintage Church's gallery hosts art exhibitions and serves artists
Gallery C
540 N Blount St
view website
(919) 828-3165
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

Contemporary and historic NC artwork and fine picture framing services
Linda Dallas' Art Studio
606 N. Blount Street
view website
(919) 291-6412
Litmus Gallery & Studios
312 W Cabarrus St
view website
(919) 571-3605
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Cutting Edge gallery featuring original fine art and open studios
Local Color Gallery
311 W Martin Street
view website
(919) 819-5995
Hours: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

Co-op of women artists—fine art, glass, functional pottery, sculpture, and jewelry
The Mahler Fine Art
228 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 896-7503
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

A full-service fine art gallery
Moondog Fine Arts
721 West Morgan Street
view website
(984) 212-3712

Neighborhood art gallery and workspace made up of five local artists who have joined together to create a working studio
Nicole's Studio and Art Gallery
719 N Person St
view website
(919) 838-8580
Hours: 6pm - 8:30pm

Fine art, art workshops, glass art, jewelry, and custom framing
Studio R.E.D.
311 W Martin St
view website
(919) 395-6877

Working artist studio and gallery
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
410 Glenwood Ave, Ste. 170
view website
(919) 839-1498
Hours: 6 pm - 8 pm

Located in Glenwood South exhibiting art curated by VAE Raleigh
V L Rees Gallery
311 W Martin St
(919) 345-2076
VAE Raleigh
309 W. Martin Street
view website
(919) 828-7834
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

Creativity incubator and gallery featuring emerging artists and a retail shop
The Alli
300 W Hargett St, Ste 056
view website
919-917-7188

First Friday Special: 15% OFF Entire Purchase, Refreshments, Gift with Purchase on Select Items.

Men and women's boutique for those who love to live life on the urban edge!
The Art of Style
19 W. Hargett St
view website
(919) 755-3333
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

Modern and chic men's and women's boutique showcasing an artist of the month
Capitol Smoke
215 W. Martin Street
view website
(919) 916-5966

First Friday Special: 10% off wall art and 25% off cigars

Glass art from national and local artists, wall art, and the finest imported cigars
Deco Raleigh
19 W Hargett St, Ste 108
view website
(919) 828-5484
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Refreshments, entertainment, and meet the artists

Unique, local smart: items to decorate your life
Designed For Joy
1104 W Cabarrus St
view website
(919) 395-2884
Hours: 6pm-8pm

First Friday Special: A free signature Designed For Joy gift with purchases over $75 (One gift per shopper.)

A living wage artisan group investing in women and influencing change.
The Eye Institute OD, PA
111 Seaboard Ave, Ste 110
view website
919-200-4840

First Friday Special: Free single vision lens with non-glare treatment when you purchase a frame from an independent frame line

See more. Read more. Do more. Locally owned comprehensive eyecare.
FINDS
520 N. West Street
view website
(919) 594-1577
Hours: 6 pm - 8 pm

Customizable vintage furniture and one-of-a-kind finds, also featuring local artists (and wine, too)
The Flourish Market
713 Tucker Street
view website
(336)380-1553
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

Your purchase spreads dignity across the globe!
House of Swank
119 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 413-7339
Hours: 2 pm - 8 pm

First Friday Special: Featuring local artists and entertainment

Home of the raddest NC-themed t-shirts and swag.
Lumina Clothing
215 E. Franklin Street
view website
(919) 977-0130

First Friday Special: 25% off all Lumina branded apparel

Progressive American brand with USA made clothing, shoes, accessories & grooming products.
Oak City Cycling Project
212 E Franklin St
view website
(919) 436-0527

First Friday Special: 10% off T-shirts and free high fives

Independent bike shop selling new and used steel frame bikes and fun.
Quercus Studio
201 S Salisbury St
view website
(919) 960-1355

Jewelry workshop and gallery
The Raleigh Wine Shop
126 Glenwood Ave
view website
(919) 803-5473
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 10% off bottle purchases from the WineStation and/or tasting wines to drink on-site or to go

Fine wine and provisions
Read With Me | A Children's Book & Art Shop
111 E. Hargett Street
view website
(919) 588-3183
Hours: Open until 8pm

First Friday Special: Free gift bag with gift purchase; activities for adults and kids

The best in new children's books and inspired local art.
Retro Modern Furnishings
300 West Hargett Street, Suite 24
view website
(984) 444-9240
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 10-20% off select mid-century modern furnishings and other vintage collectables

Vintage + Upcycled + Handmade Furnishings
Runologie
401 Hillsborough St
view website
(919) 664-8865
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Free wine, beer, apps and special 1st of the month discounts

Free gait analysis, local art, beer, apps and discounts. Join us and keep moving.
Stitch & Holly Aiken Bags
20 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 833-8770
Hours: 11 am - 7 pm

First Friday Special: 10% off

Retail showroom of Raleigh handbag designer, Holly Aiken
Unleashed, the Dog and Cat Store
329 Blake Street
view website
919-977-6529
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Rotating specials from product discounts to free stuff (such as free toy, free bag of treats.) We will always offer a free treat buffet.

The best dog & cat supplies at the best prices!
Voda Boutique
725 Tucker Street
view website
(919) 706-5783

Voda [Vo~Dah] not just a retail space, a state of mind
Adara Spa
608 W Peace St
view website
(919) 834-9886
Hours: 5pm - 8pm

First Friday Special: 15% off any products purchased and services for future appointments. Monthly events. Refreshments provided.

Come relax with Adara Spa for a night of music and art.
Alter Ego Salon & Blow Dry Bar
119 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 832-6239
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm

Hair salon and art venue in a beautiful loft with monthly art exhibits and periodic music, dance performances, and special events.
Bottega Hair Studio
301 Glenwood Ave
view website
(919) 836-0083
Hours: 6 pm-10 pm

First Friday Special: Complimentary light food and beverages

A hair salon with art openings every other month
Circa 1888
412 W Davie St
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(919) 307-4597
Hours: 3 pm - 2 am

First Friday Special: Live music. Free for members.

Enjoy music and drinks after your walk.
City Market
215 Wolfe St
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(919) 602-0854

Home to multiple First Friday venues
City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville St
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(919) 996-2220

City history museum featuring receptions and rotating art exhibits
ERA Dream Living Realty
311 S Harrington St
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919-665-6500

ERA Dream Living Realty is a residential real estate brokerage specializing in the Raleigh market, single family home, townhomes, condos and investment properties. Showcasing local arists' work and hosting musicians in our office.
Google Fiber
518 N. West Street
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(844) 343-4247

Rotating local art exhibitions and events - see the FiberSpace and super-fast Google Fiber
The Gramercy Glenwood South
650 West North Street
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919-834-7222
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Luxury apartments on Glenwood South featuring work by local artists.
HagerSmith Design, P.A.
300 S Dawson St
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(919) 821-5547
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, historic preservation, and art gallery
Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown @ Glenwood South
600 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 825-4770

Featuring local artists along with sandwiches, cocktails, wine, and beer
Imurj
300 S. McDowell St
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919-812-6983
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

A multimedia art space and performance experience
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
444 S. Blount street #115B
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Incuabtor hosting rotation visual art displays and partnering with local art community to open doors to students and entrepreneurs
The L Apartments
205 W Davie St
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919.896.0550
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

First Friday Special: Waived application fee

Experience downtown Raleigh living at it's finest featuring repurposed art and #sustainableliving #lifebeyondyourwalls
LGBT Center of Raleigh
324 S Harrington St
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(919) 832-4484
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

A safe and welcoming resource center for the LGBT community and friends featuring monthly art exhibits
Link Apartments Glenwood South
202 N West St
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919-720-4141

Hip downtown apartment community!
Little Guru Kids Yoga
215 Glenwood Ave, Ste A
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(919) 720-4921

First Friday Special: Kids yoga, art, and movies.

Yoga studio for kids and teens.
MA Allen Interiors
1020 Glenwood Ave
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919-834-8333
Hours: 6 pm-9 pm

Interior design firm featuring top-of-the-line emerging Southern artists and complimentary beer & wine
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E Hargett St
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919-834-4040
Hours: Open until 7pm

Create and innovate every First Friday ($5/per person; members play free)
Nest Raleigh
414 Fayetteville St
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(919) 617-6378

Coworking office space celebrating First Friday.
North Carolina Museum of History
5 E Edenton St
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(919) 807-7900

Exhibits and Museum Shop open late. Check www.ncmuseumofhistory.org for info.
Personify
416 S. Dawson Street
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(919) 460-9595
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Exhibitions and music with NC Artists and DJs.
SkyHouse Raleigh
308 S. Blount St
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(919) 296-0100

First Friday Special: Application fee ($50 value) will be deducted from your first month's rent.

Premier high-rise apartment community in downtown Raleigh featuring local artists' work on display.
Wells Fargo IMAX® Theatre at Marbles
201 E Hargett St
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(919) 882-IMAX
Hours: Showtimes vary (check website)

NC’s only 3D-capable giant screen featuring documentaries and Hollywood films
White-Holman House
206 New Bern Pl
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(919) 616-8160

Including Iron Oaks Realty and Inclusion Studio with rotating exhibits and complimentary refreshments.
Amorino Gelato Al Naturale
137 E. Davie Street
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(919) 239-4411

First Friday Special: 30% off the hot chocolate experience and 10% off Gourmet Cups.

Authentic Italian Gelato and hot drinks in an upscale ambience
The Big Easy
222 Fayetteville St
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(919) 832-6082

First Friday Special: Taste of Louisiana BOGO Free

Exhibiting contemporary local artists.
bu•ku Global Street Food
110 E Davie St
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(919) 834-6963
Hours: 11 am - 12 am

First Friday Special: Friday Night Flights: $15 for a flight of three 3oz. pours featuring a different wine region each month

Celebrating, elevating street foods from around the world, locally telling a global story.
Caffé Luna
136 E Hargett St
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(919) 832-6090
Hours: 5 pm - 10 pm

First Friday Special: Free bottle of San Pellegrino with purchase of two entrees

Authentic Italian Food, Well Chosen Wine List, Great Service & Ambiance
Capital Club 16
16 W Martin St
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(919) 747-9345

First Friday Special: Half price select appetizers from 5 pm-7 pm

Traditional American Restaurant with European Influences.
Circa 1888
412 W Davie St
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(919) 307-4597
Hours: 3 pm - 2 am

First Friday Special: Live music. Free for members.

Enjoy music and drinks after your walk.
Crank Arm Brewing
319 W Davie St
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(919) 608-6976

First Friday Special: Special bike ride to different first Friday galleries. Ride meets at 6pm, heads out at 6:30p. Ending at Crank Arm with Poseidon Catering at 8:30/9 pm

Our mission is to provide fresh artisan beer while utilizing green transportation methods.
The Cupcake Shoppe BAKERY
104 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 821-4223
Hours: 8:30 am - 11 pm

First Friday Special: Buy one, get one free cupcakes

"Life is short...Eat dessert first!" Raleigh's first & finest boutique bakery & coffee shop
Dram and Draught
623 Hillsborough St.
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(919) 607-8501

First Friday Special: $5 boilermaker

Locally owned and operated bar for the beer fan, cocktail enthusiast, wine tipper and more
Five Star
511 W Hargett St
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919.833.3311
Hours: 3 pm - 12 am

First Friday Special: $5 appetizers and $5 glasses of wine

Five Star is the answer to sophisticated Asian dining and entertainment.
Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant
311 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 833-2258

First Friday Special: Prime Rib $19.50, $3 Bud Light Drafts, $4 Stella & Blue Moon Drafts

Architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, historic preservation, and art gallery.
Irregardless Cafe
901 W Morgan St
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(919) 833-8898

First Friday Special: Half price bottles of house wine

Real food and live music every night of the week.
Isaac Hunter's Tavern
414 Fayetteville Street
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(919) 996-9484

First Friday Special: $6 Jameson and $7 House Infused Liqours. Live Music Every Friday

Downtown Raleigh's favorite neighborhood bar! Live entertainment Thursday - Sunday. Open everyday.
Jose and Sons
327 W Davie St
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(919) 755-0556

First Friday Special: Rotating dinner or appetizer feature showcasing our unique flavors that we bring to downtown and live music.

Elegant up-scale Mexican restaurant with innovative cuisine
Kimbap
111 Seaboard Ave, Ste 118
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(919) 900-8053
Hours: 11 am - 10 pm

First Friday Special: $62 tasting menu per couple, and half off wine bottles.

Farm-to-table restaurant, Korean-inspired cuisine
Legends Night Club Complex
330 W Hargett St
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(919) 831-8888

First Friday Special: $5 Wine Specials

Raleigh's premiere LGBT nightclub offer wine specials and LGBT artists.
Lucarne
309 Blake St.
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(919) 803-7475

First Friday Special: Rotating frozen cocktail

We feature a different DJ each First Friday with rotating art from local artists.
The Morning Times/Raleigh Times
10 E Hargett St
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(919) 836-1204
Hours: 6:30 am - 11 pm

First Friday Special: Live music and art market

Coffeehouse and gallery serving locally roasted coffees, house-baked pastries, and sandwiches
Oak and Dagger
18 Seaboard Ave
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919-945-9382

First Friday Special: All day $5 HH appetizer specials

Craft Beer. Craft Food. Craft Cocktails.
Paddy O'Beers
121 Fayetteville St
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(919) 838-0040

First Friday Special: Select $5 drafts

Join us every First Friday as we celebrate masterpieces of Craft beer brewing!
Pizza La Stella
219 Fayetteville St
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(984) 200-2441

First Friday Special: 5% discount on authentic Neapolitan pizza and wood-fired wings

Pizza La Stella is a wood-fired pizzeria.  Their menu features authentic Italian-pizzas, hearty cheese pastas, fresh mozzarella salads, and house marinated wings.  
Raleigh Beer Garden
614 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 324-3415

First Friday Special: $3 16oz. canned beers at the Tree Bar

World's Largest Selection of Draft Beer. Handcrafted food and over 365 draft beers to choose from.
Shish Kabob
438 Fayetteville St
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(919) 833-4005

First Friday Special: Free hummus sampler and toasted pita with any gyro sandwich purchase

Mediterranean, Lebanese, Greek, gyros, kabobs, vegetarian, schawarma, salads, family
Sir Walter Coffee
145 E Davie St
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(919) 332-0019

First Friday Special: $4 craft drafts and $2 off spiked Sir Walter Favorites cocktails. Pop-up events and occasional art shows. Resident art by Errol Englebrecht.

Locally owned Barista bar specializing in coffee and tea cocktails.
Sono
319 Fayetteville St
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(919) 521-5328

First Friday Special: Half price off selected bottle of wine and sake

Exhibiting new work from local artists each month. Visit Sono online for info on upcoming receptions, events, and live demonstrations.
The Station at Person Street
701 N Person St
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(919) 977-1567

First Friday Special: $4 Hoppyum Drafts

A corner bar and restaurant nestled on the edge of Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood neighborhood, blending amongst the residential streets like a refuge.
Taverna Agora
326 Hillsborough St
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919.881.8333

First Friday Special: Belly dancers, Greek Bouzouki, and music along with seasonal cocktails and special dinner entrees.

Greek Night celebrations with entertainment from 9pm- close.
Tonbo Ramen
211 S Wilmington St
(919) 977-3625

First Friday Special: $3.00 Izakaya small plates and 1/2 price sake

Ramen restaurant serving homemade broths and fresh ramen noodles. Upstairs, enjoy our Izakaya Japanese small plate bar with unique cocktails full sake selection.
Trophy Tap + Table
225 S Wilmington St
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(919) 424-7817

First Friday Special: Loaded Tots for $6

Featuring North Carolina Artists rotating monthly to showcase mediums from painting to photography, focusing on wide ranging topics, and conversations.
Tuscan Blu
327 W Davie St
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(919) 834-5707

First Friday Special: 10% off any wine purchase

Authentic Italian restaurant
Vita Vite
313 W. Hargett St
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(919) 803-3156
Hours: 12pm - 12am

First Friday Special: 10% off all art

Wine bar and art gallery featuring wine, craft beer and artwork from Southern artists.
Woody's at City Market
205 Wolfe St
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(919) 833-3000
Hours: 11 am - 2 am

First Friday Special: 50% off all starters 4:30-6:30pm, 15% off all starters 6:30-9pm, $4 market bar drafts, $4 Fireball, $5 Capt'n Morgan or Kraken Rums.

Neighborhood tavern offering entertainment, outstanding drink specials, and bar fare.
XOCO Raleigh Mexican Grill
410 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 835-9010

First Friday Special: 1 Corona + 1 Tequila = Free taco and queso


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