Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

paco

Downtown Raleigh Happy Hour

12 posts in this topic

Where in DTR would you go for Happy Hour? Late night is pretty well covered but I would like to go out for a few drinks from 5:00 to 7:00 or so. Sorry I am unable to get the list started!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Flying Saucer maybe? I dunno, you could go anywhere as there are a lot of places in Raleigh. Happy Hour is wherever you want it to be and are comfortable/happy at.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

aahhh good thread as i am a fan of happy hours and think places in downtown raleigh have slowly come around to the idea of drinks after work. as mentioned, flying saucer has a pretty consistent crowd after work. I've also noticed hibernian always seem to have a group there.

blue martini is a good place to get drinks also, with the live music and all, and they have ladies specials on wednesday, their best happy hour crowd of the week i think.

raleigh times is also a great place to hang for a couple drinks.

i would think that sullivans would draw a crowd since people come for dinner; it looks like a cool place if you are into that cigar bar kind of look and feel.

i havnt been anywhere in the warehouse district around this time but do not expect any of the clubs/bars to be open so i havnt tried it

if anyone else knows more i'd be interested in knowing about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just noticed that Riveria lounge and restaurant (Wilmington & Hargett) has a special from 5-7... I think it's mentioned free "frites" (whatever that is--fries?), but I agree with cophead... Times Bar, Saucer, Hibernian, but other than Monday Pint Night at Saucer, I dont think they have specials.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I just noticed that Riveria lounge and restaurant (Wilmington & Hargett) has a special from 5-7... I think it's mentioned free "frites" (whatever that is--fries?), but I agree with cophead... Times Bar, Saucer, Hibernian, but other than Monday Pint Night at Saucer, I dont think they have specials.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well "Happy Hour" in all of North Carolina is different from many other states by NC not allowing discounts on alcohol for a certain time period--it has to be from opening to closing of a bar/restaurant. So looking for appetizer-type specials like those mentioned above would be a good bet.

I personally vouch for Raleigh Times :alc: .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Riveria has some of the best "frites" in town and makes great fresh drinks, so that is a good option.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Borough is a good choice for an early drink. They open at 4pm & have half priced appetizers from 4 to 7.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


The borough has had half priced appetizers for a while.

The flying saucer used to have glass nights on wednesdays at 7 -- drink the beer, keep the glass -- but I don't know if they still do.

Woody's city market has trivia some nights, all-day drink specials, and a decent crowd most times i've been there. Times Bar always has a few people as well. Not sure about Fayetville Street tavern.

I don't know what the Glenwood bars do that "early" but there always seems to be someone in/just outside of Hibernian.

It seems like "where to go" depends on familiarity and closeness to whoever makes the decision. Even the hotel bar at the Sheraton does ok, and I don't think they have any specials.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although not technically downtown, I have driven by Player's Retreat and seen alot of people at their outdoor tables on various weekday afternoon/evenings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The flying saucer used to have glass nights on wednesdays at 7 -- drink the beer, keep the glass -- but I don't know if they still do.

Woody's city market has trivia some nights, all-day drink specials, and a decent crowd most times i've been there. Times Bar always has a few people as well. Not sure about Fayetville Street tavern.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was actually talking to a co-worker of mine who moved here recently from New Jersey about this and there is some archaic law on North Carolina law books that dosent allow the traditional happy-hour as most states do. But the is a bill to get that law removed. I was in in Denver, Co a few weeks ago and had some great happy-hour food and drinks and was baffled when I thought of here and how I never really hear of a happy hour. Asked my co-worker and now I know.

NC=no happy hour.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.