Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Venues

110 Yoga
444 S. Blount Street
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Hours: 5:30pm-6:30pm

First Friday Special: 15% off retail and yoga classes

Downtown power hot yoga studio. Classes are taught in 105 degrees. All levels welcome!
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
Alter Ego Salon & Blow Dry Bar
119 E Hargett St
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(919) 832-6239
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Product or tool specials

Hair salon and art venue in a beautiful loft with monthly art exhibits and periodic music, dance performances, and special events.
Amorino
137 E. Davie Street
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First Friday Special: Offering 10% off all gelato cups and rose shaped cones; 20% off the hot chocolate experience

Authentic Italian Gelato and hot drinks in an upscale ambience
The Architect Bar and Social House
108 1/2 E Hargett St
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(919) 833-4949

First Friday Special: Featuring local artists, live music, and drink specials

Bar and social house featuring craft beer, specialty cocktails, local music, and art
The Art of Style
19 W. Hargett St
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(919) 755-3333
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

Modern and chic mens + womens boutique venue showcasing their Artist of the Month with their Party of the Moment. Come hang.
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: Buy one Taste of Louisiana, get one free
Block Gallery - Raleigh Arts Commission
222 W Hargett St
Hours: 5-7 pm

Exhibiting contemporary local 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
Brasco ///
305 W. Martin Street
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(919) 745-8091
Hours: 8 am- 9 pm

First Friday Special: Local Artists Exhibit on view, Purchase Artwork, Tunes, Drinks & More

Award Winning Full Service Creative Design + Marketing Firm with local artists' exhibits on view
BREW
111 Seaboard Ave, Suite 116
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(919) 400-5473
Hours: 7 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Live music, local artists, and $1 off local drafts

Coffee. Beer. People.
bu ku
110 E Davie St
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(919) 834-6963
Hours: 11 am - 12 am

First Friday Special: $15 wine flights featuring a different wine region of the world each month
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
CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum)
409 W Martin St
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(919) 261-5920
Hours: 11 am - 10 pm

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
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
Centro Mexican Restaurant
106 S Wilmington St
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(919) 835-3593

First Friday Special: $2 off all Tequila Flights and live music (Spring-Fall) from 7 pm-9 pm and rotating monthly exhibits

Classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine featuring local and organic ingredients
Church on Morgan
136 E Morgan St
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(919) 832-7535

A new faith community and venue for the arts
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, serves artists, and loves Raleigh
City Market
215 Wolfe St
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First Friday Special: Live outdoor music from March-November

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

"Life is short...Eat dessert first!" Raleigh's first & finest boutique bakery & coffee shop
Deco Home
19 W. Hargett Street
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(919) 828-5484

Offering fresh and diverse perspectives with affordable prices and an ever-changing selection of home goods
Deco Raleigh
19 W Hargett St
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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
Devolve Moto
304 Glenwood Ave
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Hours: 8am-8pm

First Friday Special: 10% off all Men and Women's Apparel and Home Goods

Moto & Adventure Lifestyle Shop & Cafe.
Donatos Pizza
111 Seaboard Ave
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919 828 5111

First Friday Special: $5 off a second large pizza (coupon code #050)

Delicious pizza, subs, and salads. Delivery. Catering. Gluten free.
Dram and Draught
623 Hillsborough St.
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(919) 607-8501

Locally owned and operated bar for the beer fan, cocktail enthusiast, wine tipper and more
The Eye Institute OD, PA
111 Seaboard Ave
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919-200-4840

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
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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844-34-34247

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

Join us in our new clubroom for rotating art exhibits and live music!
Gypsy Jule
207 W. Davie Street
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First Friday Special: 10% off any Regularly priced Apparel or Shoe Purchase

Our exotic, down to earth lifestyle combines the carefree life of a gypsy with the sophistication of the jetset - GYPSET.
HagerSmith Design
300 S Dawson St
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(919) 821-5547
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

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

The premier boutique hotel in downtown Raleigh. Featuring BEST artists.
Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant
311 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 833-2258

First Friday Special: Specials change monthly; see www.hibernianpub.com for details
House of Swank
315 S Bloodworth St
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Hours: 2 pm - 8 pm

First Friday Special: Featuring local artists and entertainment

Home of the raddest NC and Raleigh themed t-shirts and swag.
HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington St.
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(919) 300-6917

Shared workspace for entrepreneurs featuring work by CAM and Artspace
Hue
300 W. Hargett St.
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(919) 755-5005
Hours: 6 pm-8 pm

The city's most vibrant urban apartment community. Meet local artists and shop featured artwork while enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
Imurj
300 S. McDowell St
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919-812-6983
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Imurj is a multi media art space and performance experience.
Inclusion Studio
206 New Bern Pl
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(919) 964-0014
Hours: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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
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The Iron Yard
213 Fayetteville St
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(919)424-6055

Coding & design school offering full-time courses and free intro classes for career-changers and lifetime learners. Come say hello!
Irregardless Cafe
901 W Morgan St
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(919) 833-8898

First Friday Special: Half price bottles of Irregardless’ fine house wine
Isaac Hunter's Tavern
414 Fayetteville Street
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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: Half-price select appetizers from 5 pm-7 pm and live music from 7 pm to 10 pm

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

First Friday Special: 4 dumplings for $5 and 1/2 off select wines

Farm-to-table restaurant, Korean-inspired cuisine
The L Apartments
205 W Davie St
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919.896.0550

First Friday Special: Waived application fee

Experience downtown Raleigh living at it's finest featuring repurposed art and #sustainableliving. #lifebeyondyourwalls
The Level Up Kitchen + Barcadium
126 S Salisbury St
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(919) 833-3866

First Friday Special: Enjoy $2 Miller High Life and $4 Fireball

Culinary and spirits concept based around classic arcade games and pinball.
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

Raleigh's newest, 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
Living Kitchen
555 Fayetteville St
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First Friday Special: Half price appetizer with the purchase of any entree from 5 pm - 9 pm
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
Lumina Clothing
215 E. Franklin Street
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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: 11 am - 9 pm

A full-service fine art gallery *Closed for July First Friday*
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E Hargett St
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919-834-4040
Hours: 9 am - 7 pm

First Friday Special: Enjoy a different deal at the Marbles Corner Store each month

Create | Innovate every First Friday night at Marbles as part of downtown Raleigh’s monthly art celebration ($5/per person; members play free)
Moon and Lola
208 S Wilmington St
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(919) 322-4277
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 15% off storewide discount

Upscale jewelry and accessory boutique
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: Drink specials and an outdoor art market featuring live entertainment

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

The Nest is Downtown Raleigh's newest coworking office space. Join us on First Fridays for our networking events.
Nicole's Studio and Art Gallery
719 N Person St
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(919) 838-8580
Hours: 10:30 am - 8:30 pm

Fine art, art workshops, glass art, jewelry, and custom framing
North Carolina Justice Center
224 S. Dawson St
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919-856-2570

Social justice nonprofit, displaying Trying to Get By: A Traveling Exhibit.
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 City Cycling Project
212 E Franklin St
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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: Special selection of $4 crafts and drafts

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

Exhibitions & Music with NC Artists & DJs in the newly restored historic Dr. Pepper Warehouse
Pizza La Stella
219 Fayetteville St
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(984) 200-2441

First Friday Special: 5% discount

5% discount on Authentic Neapolitan Pizza and Wood-Fired Wings. Featuring Craft Cocktails and an excellent local brew selection THE CRAFT OF PIZZA & COCKTAILS!
Port of Raleigh
416 S. McDowell St
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(984) 221-8008
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Sip while you shop!

Modern home and lifestyle store curating design-driven goods from around the world.
Quercus Studio
201 S Salisbury St
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(919) 960-1355

Jewelry workshop and gallery
Raleigh Television Network
310 W Martin St
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Hours: 6 pm-8 pm

First Friday Special: Open access to the RTN studio

The city’s digital television network center
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
111 E. Hargett Street
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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 + discounts. Join us + 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
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.
Solas
419 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 755-0755

First Friday Special: Specials change monthly; see www.solasraleigh.com for details
Sono
319 Fayetteville St
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(919) 521-5328

First Friday Special: $2 edamame from 5 pm-7 pm and a $7 feature cocktail

Exhibiting new work from local artists each month. Visit Sono online for info on upcoming receptions, events, and live demonstrations.
Still Life Raleigh
401 N. West Street
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877-590-5478
Hours: 7 pm - 10 pm

First Friday Special: During our First Friday events, we'll offer drink specials, VIP membership cards and raffle prizes.

Experience an evening filled with music, cocktails, food and fun!
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 all bags

Retail showroom of Raleigh handbag designer, Holly Aiken
Studio R.E.D.
20 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 395-6877
Hours: 6 pm - pm and by appointment

Working artist studio and gallery
Taverna Agora
326 Hillsborough St
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919.881.8333

Greek Night celebrations with entertainment from 9pm- close.
Tipping Paint Gallery
311 W Martin St.
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(919) 618-8216
Hours: Thurs 12pm - 4pm, Fri & Sat 12pm - 8pm

Art gallery — contemporary and traditional art
Triangle Downtowner Magazine
402 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 828-8000

Enjoy local art, music and drinks in the office of the Triangle's most popular magazine
Trophy Tap + Table
225 S Wilmington St
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(919) 424-7817
Tuscan Blu
327 W Davie St
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(919) 834-5707

First Friday Special: 10% off any wine purchase
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 the Visual Art Exchange
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!
Virgil's Original Taqueria
126 S. Salisbury Street
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(919) 833-3866
Hours: 5pm-2am

Join us for First Friday at Virgil's Original Taqueria!
Visual Art Exchange
309 W. Martin Street
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(919) 828-7834
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

Creativity incubator + gallery featuring emerging artists and a retail shop
Vita Vite
313 W. Hargett St
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Hours: 12 p.m.- 12 a.m.

First Friday Special: $1 off wine and draft beers between 6-8 p.m.

Wine bar and art gallery featuring wine, craft beer and artwork from Southern artists.
Voda Boutique
725 Tucker Street
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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
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. Subject to change
XOCO Raleigh Mexican Grill
410 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 835-9010

First Friday Special: Free queso dip with the purchase of an entree + kids eat free if they dress like Frida Kahlo

Dos Taquitos offers a unique collection of music, art and food, inspired by travels to Mexico
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
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
Block Gallery - Raleigh Arts Commission
222 W Hargett St
Hours: 5-7 pm

Exhibiting contemporary local artists
CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum)
409 W Martin St
view website
(919) 261-5920
Hours: 11 am - 10 pm

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, serves artists, and loves Raleigh
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
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: 11 am - 9 pm

A full-service fine art gallery *Closed for July First Friday*
Nicole's Studio and Art Gallery
719 N Person St
view website
(919) 838-8580
Hours: 10:30 am - 8:30 pm

Fine art, art workshops, glass art, jewelry, and custom framing
Quercus Studio
201 S Salisbury St
view website
(919) 960-1355

Jewelry workshop and gallery
Studio R.E.D.
20 Glenwood Ave
view website
(919) 395-6877
Hours: 6 pm - pm and by appointment

Working artist studio and gallery
Tipping Paint Gallery
311 W Martin St.
view website
(919) 618-8216
Hours: Thurs 12pm - 4pm, Fri & Sat 12pm - 8pm

Art gallery — contemporary and traditional art
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 the Visual Art Exchange
Visual Art Exchange
309 W. Martin Street
view website
(919) 828-7834
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

Creativity incubator + gallery featuring emerging artists and a retail shop
Vita Vite
313 W. Hargett St
view website
Hours: 12 p.m.- 12 a.m.

First Friday Special: $1 off wine and draft beers between 6-8 p.m.

Wine bar and art gallery featuring wine, craft beer and artwork from Southern artists.
The Art of Style
19 W. Hargett St
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(919) 755-3333
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

Modern and chic mens + womens boutique venue showcasing their Artist of the Month with their Party of the Moment. Come hang.
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 Home
19 W. Hargett Street
view website
(919) 828-5484

Offering fresh and diverse perspectives with affordable prices and an ever-changing selection of home goods
Deco Raleigh
19 W Hargett St
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
Devolve Moto
304 Glenwood Ave
view website
Hours: 8am-8pm

First Friday Special: 10% off all Men and Women's Apparel and Home Goods

Moto & Adventure Lifestyle Shop & Cafe.
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!
Gypsy Jule
207 W. Davie Street
view website

First Friday Special: 10% off any Regularly priced Apparel or Shoe Purchase

Our exotic, down to earth lifestyle combines the carefree life of a gypsy with the sophistication of the jetset - GYPSET.
House of Swank
315 S Bloodworth St
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Hours: 2 pm - 8 pm

First Friday Special: Featuring local artists and entertainment

Home of the raddest NC and Raleigh themed t-shirts and swag.
Lumina Clothing
215 E. Franklin Street
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First Friday Special: 25% off all Lumina branded apparel

Progressive American brand with USA made clothing, shoes, accessories & grooming products.
Moon and Lola
208 S Wilmington St
view website
(919) 322-4277
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 15% off storewide discount

Upscale jewelry and accessory boutique
Oak City Cycling Project
212 E Franklin St
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First Friday Special: 10% off T-shirts and free high fives

Independent bike shop selling new and used steel frame bikes and fun.
Port of Raleigh
416 S. McDowell St
view website
(984) 221-8008
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Sip while you shop!

Modern home and lifestyle store curating design-driven goods from around the world.
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
111 E. Hargett Street
view website
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 + discounts. Join us + 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 all bags

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

Voda [Vo~Dah] not just a retail space, a state of mind
110 Yoga
444 S. Blount Street
view website
Hours: 5:30pm-6:30pm

First Friday Special: 15% off retail and yoga classes

Downtown power hot yoga studio. Classes are taught in 105 degrees. All levels welcome!
Alter Ego Salon & Blow Dry Bar
119 E Hargett St
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(919) 832-6239
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Product or tool specials

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
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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
Brasco ///
305 W. Martin Street
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(919) 745-8091
Hours: 8 am- 9 pm

First Friday Special: Local Artists Exhibit on view, Purchase Artwork, Tunes, Drinks & More

Award Winning Full Service Creative Design + Marketing Firm with local artists' exhibits on view
Church on Morgan
136 E Morgan St
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(919) 832-7535

A new faith community and venue for the arts
City Market
215 Wolfe St
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First Friday Special: Live outdoor music from March-November

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
Google Fiber
518 N. West Street
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844-34-34247

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

Join us in our new clubroom for rotating art exhibits and live music!
HagerSmith Design
300 S Dawson St
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(919) 821-5547
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

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

The premier boutique hotel in downtown Raleigh. Featuring BEST artists.
HQ Raleigh
310 S. Harrington St.
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(919) 300-6917

Shared workspace for entrepreneurs featuring work by CAM and Artspace
Hue
300 W. Hargett St.
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(919) 755-5005
Hours: 6 pm-8 pm

The city's most vibrant urban apartment community. Meet local artists and shop featured artwork while enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
Imurj
300 S. McDowell St
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919-812-6983
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Imurj is a multi media art space and performance experience.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
444 S. Blount street
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The Iron Yard
213 Fayetteville St
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(919)424-6055

Coding & design school offering full-time courses and free intro classes for career-changers and lifetime learners. Come say hello!
The L Apartments
205 W Davie St
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919.896.0550

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

Raleigh's newest, hip, downtown apartment community!
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: 9 am - 7 pm

First Friday Special: Enjoy a different deal at the Marbles Corner Store each month

Create | Innovate every First Friday night at Marbles as part of downtown Raleigh’s monthly art celebration ($5/per person; members play free)
Nest Raleigh
414 Fayetteville St
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(919) 617-6378

The Nest is Downtown Raleigh's newest coworking office space. Join us on First Fridays for our networking events.
North Carolina Justice Center
224 S. Dawson St
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919-856-2570

Social justice nonprofit, displaying Trying to Get By: A Traveling Exhibit.
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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Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Exhibitions & Music with NC Artists & DJs in the newly restored historic Dr. Pepper Warehouse
Raleigh Television Network
310 W Martin St
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Hours: 6 pm-8 pm

First Friday Special: Open access to the RTN studio

The city’s digital television network center
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.
Triangle Downtowner Magazine
402 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 828-8000

Enjoy local art, music and drinks in the office of the Triangle's most popular magazine
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
Amorino
137 E. Davie Street
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First Friday Special: Offering 10% off all gelato cups and rose shaped cones; 20% off the hot chocolate experience

Authentic Italian Gelato and hot drinks in an upscale ambience
The Architect Bar and Social House
108 1/2 E Hargett St
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(919) 833-4949

First Friday Special: Featuring local artists, live music, and drink specials

Bar and social house featuring craft beer, specialty cocktails, local music, and art
The Big Easy
222 Fayetteville St
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(919) 832-6082

First Friday Special: Buy one Taste of Louisiana, get one free
BREW
111 Seaboard Ave, Suite 116
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(919) 400-5473
Hours: 7 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Live music, local artists, and $1 off local drafts

Coffee. Beer. People.
bu ku
110 E Davie St
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(919) 834-6963
Hours: 11 am - 12 am

First Friday Special: $15 wine flights featuring a different wine region of the world each month
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
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
Centro Mexican Restaurant
106 S Wilmington St
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(919) 835-3593

First Friday Special: $2 off all Tequila Flights and live music (Spring-Fall) from 7 pm-9 pm and rotating monthly exhibits

Classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine featuring local and organic ingredients
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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First Friday Special: Special bike ride to different first Friday galleries. Ride meets at 6 pm. Ending at Crank Arm with Poseidon Catering at 8:30/9 pm
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

"Life is short...Eat dessert first!" Raleigh's first & finest boutique bakery & coffee shop
Donatos Pizza
111 Seaboard Ave
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919 828 5111

First Friday Special: $5 off a second large pizza (coupon code #050)

Delicious pizza, subs, and salads. Delivery. Catering. Gluten free.
Dram and Draught
623 Hillsborough St.
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(919) 607-8501

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
Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant
311 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 833-2258

First Friday Special: Specials change monthly; see www.hibernianpub.com for details
Irregardless Cafe
901 W Morgan St
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(919) 833-8898

First Friday Special: Half price bottles of Irregardless’ fine house wine
Isaac Hunter's Tavern
414 Fayetteville Street
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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: Half-price select appetizers from 5 pm-7 pm and live music from 7 pm to 10 pm

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

First Friday Special: 4 dumplings for $5 and 1/2 off select wines

Farm-to-table restaurant, Korean-inspired cuisine
The Level Up Kitchen + Barcadium
126 S Salisbury St
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(919) 833-3866

First Friday Special: Enjoy $2 Miller High Life and $4 Fireball

Culinary and spirits concept based around classic arcade games and pinball.
Living Kitchen
555 Fayetteville St
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First Friday Special: Half price appetizer with the purchase of any entree from 5 pm - 9 pm
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: Drink specials and an outdoor art market featuring live entertainment

Coffeehouse and gallery serving locally roasted coffees, house-baked pastries, and sandwiches
Paddy O'Beers
121 Fayetteville St
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(919) 838-0040

First Friday Special: Special selection of $4 crafts and 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

5% discount on Authentic Neapolitan Pizza and Wood-Fired Wings. Featuring Craft Cocktails and an excellent local brew selection THE CRAFT OF PIZZA & COCKTAILS!
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
Solas
419 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 755-0755

First Friday Special: Specials change monthly; see www.solasraleigh.com for details
Sono
319 Fayetteville St
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(919) 521-5328

First Friday Special: $2 edamame from 5 pm-7 pm and a $7 feature cocktail

Exhibiting new work from local artists each month. Visit Sono online for info on upcoming receptions, events, and live demonstrations.
Still Life Raleigh
401 N. West Street
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877-590-5478
Hours: 7 pm - 10 pm

First Friday Special: During our First Friday events, we'll offer drink specials, VIP membership cards and raffle prizes.

Experience an evening filled with music, cocktails, food and fun!
Taverna Agora
326 Hillsborough St
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919.881.8333

Greek Night celebrations with entertainment from 9pm- close.
Trophy Tap + Table
225 S Wilmington St
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(919) 424-7817
Tuscan Blu
327 W Davie St
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(919) 834-5707

First Friday Special: 10% off any wine purchase
Virgil's Original Taqueria
126 S. Salisbury Street
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(919) 833-3866
Hours: 5pm-2am

Join us for First Friday at Virgil's Original Taqueria!
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. Subject to change
XOCO Raleigh Mexican Grill
410 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 835-9010

First Friday Special: Free queso dip with the purchase of an entree + kids eat free if they dress like Frida Kahlo

Dos Taquitos offers a unique collection of music, art and food, inspired by travels to Mexico


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