Best Nightlife



Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Raleigh nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Raleigh Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.


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. Live bands entertain while...  Read More


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 forefront, although other options are...  Read More


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 up front, but most folks end...  Read More


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 always a good choice, with...  Read More


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 and sautéed spinach with a...  Read More




Considered one of the best comedy clubs on the east coast, Charlie Goodnight's supplies three levels of fun, from the earthy to the sophisticated. At street level, you'll find the comedy club, where folks like Jay Leno, Drew Carey, Jerry...  Read More


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, salads and sandwiches for...  Read More


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