Best Raleigh, NC Nightlife

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    7. Zydeco Downtown

    Owned by NFL star Antwan Harris, this jazz club's appeal is hard to beat. Blue and yellow pendants and a beautiful built-in fish tank highlight the curved bar, equipped with comfy upholstered stool for a large group....

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    6. Tír na nÓg Irish Pub

    Translated from the Gaelic, this pub's name means "land of eternal youth." A diverse clientele enjoys its relaxed atmosphere and abundance of food, drink, and music. Traditional Irish food and beer take the...

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    5. Berkeley Cafe

    Lunch spot by day, smoky blues bar by night, the Berkeley has been a downtown Raleigh fixture for years. Laid-back and down to earth, the no-frills décor features wood booths and photos of the regulars. The bar is...

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    4. Irregardless Café

    Since 1975, Irregardless has been a Raleigh favorite for innovative, healthy cuisine and nightly live music. Lunch fare includes freshly made soups and salads, plus a host of creative sandwiches. Daily specials are...

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    3. Bogart's American Grill

    A round bar, open kitchen and outdoor patio flank this themed restaurant and bar. While Humphrey Bogart films run overhead, diners feast on delicacies such as filet mignon, with sour cream and chives mashed potatoes...

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    1. 42nd Street Oyster Bar

    One of the most popular restaurants in the Triangle, 42nd Street features live music Thursday-Saturday, packing in a crowd of eager twenty- and thirty-somethings. The food is great of course, with lots of appetizers,...

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