Whether you're looking for a venue to kick off a conference or a quiet retreat for group downtime amid a packed meeting schedule, Raleigh, N.C., has several options where attendees can take a break and take in fun views. (Group photo opps, anyone?)

Here are just a few of the places where your meeting participants can enjoy the sun, sights, food and drinks simultaneously:

Raleigh Beer Garden

The world record-holder for largest selection of draft beer (Guinness made it official in late 2015) and passionate mind Niall Hanley's Raleigh Beer Garden is a massive 8,500-square-foot venue. Its upper floor and rooftop levels are great spots to hang out! 

Hibernian Restaurant & Pub

For some of the best views of Raleigh, N.C.'s bustling Glenwood South entertainment district, plan a gathering for the balcony of Niall's Hibernian Restaurant & Pub. Sip on a pint of Guinness and select food from traditional Irish fare like bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage and shepherd's pie.


Also nestled in Glenwood South and owned by Niall, Solas' rooftop offers space for private events. With versatile seating and cabanas the space works perfectly for corporate events and gatherings. 


Level7 is a 5,100-square-foot, eclectic space with a European-inspired menu overlooking the North Hills area. The rooftop bar of N.C.'s first AC Hotel, AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills, this hotspot serves local craft beers, samplings from small-batch distillers and a selection of Spanish wines on tap.

North Carolina State University Vaughn Towers

Even if there isn't a Wolfpack game, Vaughn Towers, overlooking North Carolina State's legendary Carter-Finley Stadium, provides an ideal location for business meetings or special events. With a range of suites and spaces, the venue can be tailored to meet a large range of specific needs.  

Taverna Agora

A great spot for larger groups, Taverna Agora serves authentic Greek cuisine. With culture and hospitality to match the Mediterranean feel, the modern rooftop is a local-favorite gathering spot to enjoy the evening in the open air.

Trophy Tap & Table

You can't go wrong with a Southern-inspired kitchen and craft beer bar. This new spot, from the same team behind the super-successful Trophy Brewing Company, serves a constantly-evolving choice of craft beers. The rooftop patio is open in the evenings and for brunch on weekends. 

Raleigh Times Bar

An anchor in the downtown Raleigh nightlife scene for more than a decade, the space was renovated and expanded in 2012 to add more private event space plus a rooftop patio. Raleigh Times boasts a great beer selection and view of downtown.

10th & Terrace

Our newest rooftop deck, 10th & Terrace opened summer 2017 in the new Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown. Overlooking a sea of green space and the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 10th & Terrace offers tons of comfortable seating, a seasonally-changing small plates menu and a local beer and craft cocktail list.