Meet Our Venues

Restaurants and Bars
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The Architect Bar and Social House
108 1/2 E Hargett St
(919) 833-4949
First Friday Special: Featuring local artists, live music, and drink specials
www.architectbar.com
 
Bar and social house featuring craft beer, specialty cocktails, local music, and art
 
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The Big Easy
222 Fayetteville St
(919) 832-6082
First Friday Special: Buy one Taste of Louisiana, get one free
www.bigeasync.com
 
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Bolt Bistro & Bar
219 Fayetteville St
(919) 821-0011
First Friday Special: Chef-created $5 appetizer and select specialty $5 cocktails
www.boltbistro.com
 
An inviting, affordable steakhouse and bistro with an array of options
 
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Boylan Bridge Brewpub
201 S Blount St
(919) 803-8927
First Friday Special: $5 appetizers during First Friday hours and select $5 cocktails
www.boylanbridge.com
 
Brewery and restaurant with Raleigh's best skyline view
 
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buku
110 E Davie St
(919) 834-6963
First Friday Special: $15 Wine Flights featuring a different wine region of the world each month
www.bukuraleigh.com
 
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Busy Bee Cafe
225 S Wilmington St
(919) 424-7817
First Friday Special: $3 Craft Tap
www.busybeeraleigh.com
 
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Cafe de los Muertos
300-50 W Hargett St
(919) 279-8112
First Friday Special: Changes monthly
www.cafemuertos.com
 
Respect the dead. Drink great coffee.
 
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Caffé Luna
136 E Hargett St
(919) 832-6090
First Friday Special: Free bottle of San Pellegrino with purchase of two entrees
www.caffeluna.com
 
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Capital Club 16
16 W Martin St, Suite 105
(919) 747-9345
First Friday Special: Half price select appetizers from 5 pm-7 pm
www.capitalclub16.com
 
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Centro Mexican Restaurant
106 S Wilmington St
(919) 835-3593
First Friday Special: $2 off all Tequila Flights and live music (Spring-Fall) from 7 pm-9 pm
www.CentroRaleigh.com
 
Classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine featuring local and organic ingredients
 
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Crema on Fayetteville
121 Fayetteville St, Suite 110
(919) 832-5959
First Friday Special: Free cone with purchase of ice cream
 
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The Cupcake Shoppe BAKERY
104 Glenwood Ave
(919) 821-4223
First Friday Special: Buy one, get one
thecupcakeshopperaleigh.com
 
Life is short...eat dessert first! Raleigh's 1st and finest cupcake boutique
 
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Dickey's Barbecue Pit
170 E Davie St
(919) 809-8830
First Friday Special: Free dessert with purchase of barbecue meat plate and drink or one free Kid's Meal (12 and under) per paid adult meal of equal or greater value.
www.dickeys.com
 
Recognized as 2011 best barbecue in the Triangle-Reader's Choice Triangle Arts & Entertainment.org
 
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Donatos Pizza
111 Seaboard Ave, Suite 122
919 828 5111
First Friday Special: $5 off a second large pizza (coupon code #050)
www.donatosraleigh.com/
 
Delicious pizza, subs, and salads. Delivery. Catering. Gluten free.
 
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Dos Taquitos XOCO
410 Glenwood Ave
(919) 835-9010
First Friday Special: Free queso dip with the purchase of an entree + kids eat free if they dress like Frida Kahlo
www.godowntownraleigh.com/go/dos-taquitos-xoco
 
Dos Taquitos offers a unique collection of music, art and food, inspired by travels to Mexico
 
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Five Star
511 W Hargett St
919.833.3311
First Friday Special: $5 appetizers and $5 glasses of wine
www.heatseekershrimp.com
 
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Irregardless Cafe
901 W Morgan St
(919) 833-8898 ex 0
First Friday Special: Half price bottles of Irregardless’ fine house wine
www.irregardless.com
 
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Jose and Sons
327 W Davie St, Suite 102, The Depot
(919) 755-0556
First Friday Special: Half-price select appetizers from 5 pm-7 pm and live music from 7 pm to 10 pm
www.joseandsons.com
 
Elegant up-scale Mexican restaurant with innovative cuisine
 
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Kimbap
111 Seaboard Ave, #118
(919) 900-8053
First Friday Hours: 5:30 pm-10 pm
First Friday Special: Special entree features and buy one, get one half price appetizers all evening
www.kimbapcafe.com
 
Farm-to-table restaurant, Korean-inspired cuisine
 
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Mo's Diner
306 E Hargett St
(919) 856-9938
First Friday Special: Half price wine by the bottle and nightly features
www.mosdiner.net
 
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The Oxford
319 Fayetteville St, (The Hudson)
(919) 832-6622
First Friday Hours: Artist feature from 6pm-9 pm and music feature from 10pm-2am
First Friday Special: Featured Whiskey flights
www.oxfordraleigh.com
 
Exhibiting new work from local artists each month. Visit The Oxford online for info on upcoming receptions, events, and live demonstrations.
 
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Paddy O'Beers
121 Fayetteville St, Suite 114
(919) 838-0040
First Friday Special: Special selection of $4 crafts and drafts
www.paddyobeers.com
 
Join us every First Friday as we celebrate masterpieces of Craft beer brewing!
 
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Pogo Café
201 E Hargett St, Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre
(919) 857-1108
First Friday Special: Buy one, get one free Pogo Bites and $3 draft beer
www.PogoRaleigh.com
 
Welcome to Pogo where food meets fun. Our vibrant, downtown eatery features seasonal fare prepared with local, farm-fresh ingredients. Join us for lunch or dinner inside or on the patio.
 
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Posta Tuscan Grille
500 Fayetteville St
(919) 227-3370
First Friday Special: 1/2 price appetizer with purchase of a bartender's specialty cocktail
www.postatuscangrille.com
 
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The Remedy Diner
137 E Hargett St
(919) 835-3553
First Friday Special: $5 glasses of house wine
www.theremedydiner.com
 
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The Rockford
320 1/2 Glenwood Ave
(919) 821-9020
First Friday Special: TBA
www.therockfordrestaurant.com
 
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Rum Runners
208 E Martin St
(919) 755-6436
First Friday Special: Free admission until 11 pm. Half off all shots, $6 Double Long Islands, and a $3 beer special. Dueling pianos.
www.RumRunners.com/Raleigh
 
World famous dueling piano bar and dance club
 
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Shish Kabob
438 Fayetteville St
(919) 833-4005
First Friday Special: Free hummus sampler and toasted pita with any gyro sandwich purchase
www.shishkabobnc.com
 
Mediterranean, Lebanese, Greek, gyros, kabobs, vegetarian, schawarma, salads, family
 
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Sono
319 Fayetteville St, Suite 101
(919) 521-5328
First Friday Special: edamame for $2 from 5 pm-7 pm and a $7 feature cocktail
www.sonoraleigh.com
 
Exhibiting new work from local artists each month. Visit Sono online for info on upcoming receptions, events, and live demonstrations.
 
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Square Rabbit
19 E Martin St
(919) 829-9223
First Friday Special: Buy one dessert, get one of equal or lesser value for free
www.squarerabbit.com
 
Catering, casual cuisine, take-out, and bakery
 
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Tir na nOg
218 S Blount St
(919) 833-7795
First Friday Special: $1.25 off all craft bottles, $4.50 Fireball shots, and half off appetizers from 4 pm to 6 pm
www.tirnanogirishpub.com
 
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Tuscan Blu Authentic Italian Cuisine
327 W Davie St, Suite 108
(919) 834-5707
First Friday Special: 10% off any wine purchase
www.tuscanblu.com
 
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Woody's @ City Market
205 Wolfe St
(919) 833-3000
First Friday Hours: Open until 2 am
First Friday Special: Half price apps and wings (4:30pm-6:30pm); 20% off apps (6:30pm-9:30pm); $2.50 PBR Tallboys, $3.50, $4.50, $5.50 Tequilla shots, and $5 Jagerbombs
www.woodyscitymarket.com
 
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Zinda New Asian
301 Fayetteville St, Suite 120
(919) 825-0995
First Friday Special: Get one appetizer free when you purchase two entrees
www.zindaraleigh.com
 
Exhibiting new work from local artists each month. Visit Zinda online for info on upcoming receptions, events, and live demonstrations.
 
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