Raleigh has seen countless newspapers come and go over the past few hundred years, but one of those papers lived on in an unexpected, yet wonderful way. The Raleigh Times, housed in the Times building in 1906, may have been in print for only a few decades, but the local watering hole that resides in its place is truly timeless.
The Times’ 100-year-old, beautifully restored building makes a fine establishment for a restaurant that puts Raleigh’s past, present and future on display. The roots of rich cultural and political history are evident, but current flare is expressed in the exceptional cuisine, inventive drink menu and extensive Belgian beer selection. In fact, the Raleigh Times is one of two local bars that made America’s 100 Best Beer Bars 2011 list by Draft Magazine.
The menu of the Raleigh Times is said to be a direct reflection of the history and character of the building it calls home, with classic bar fare favorites that have been creatively rediscovered using the freshest ingredients. The Salami Brie Burger, Chicken Fried Pickles and Braised Pork Enchiladas are perfect examples of how mouthwatering the food here can be.
One of the most popular go-to gathering places in Raleigh, the Times is always lively. In the summer, the outdoor patio is packed with people dining in the sun, and on cooler days the indoor bars and tables are buzzing with conversation. To get a truly local Raleigh dining experience that is just as rich in culture as it was 100 years ago, pull up a chair at The Raleigh Times.