Characterized by six blocks of iconic, red-brick, former-industrial buildings, the Warehouse District in downtown Raleigh is a growing concentration of galleries, studios, restaurants, nightlife and innovative businesses located a few blocks west of the Raleigh Convention Center.
Culinary offerings in this walkable neighborhood include legendary, Carolina-style barbecue at The Pit, farm-to-table contemporary Mexican cuisine at Jose and Sons, vegetarian fare at Fiction Kitchen and upscale Southern favorites at Whiskey Kitchen, Parkside and Humble Pie. Don't forget to stop in Videri Chocolate Factory for a free tour (and sample).
Niall Hanley’s Morgan Street Food Hall features 20 culinary concepts ensconced in fully-outfitted spaces offering cooked-to-order meals, snacks and specialty foods, plus specialized retail carts selling packaged food and culinary-related items. Look for Cow Bar, Oak City Fish and Chips and Raleigh Raw juices, to name a few.
This buzzing area features a handful of establishments for craft beer aficionados like Crank Arm Brewing, Boylan Bridge Brewpub and Tasty Beverage Company. You’ll also discover hip hangouts like Boxcar Bar + Arcade, where you can find classic and modern arcade games, skee ball and a full bar including a long list of cocktail and craft beer selections.
Don't miss CAM Raleigh, the state’s only non-collecting contemporary art museum, and its ever-rotating exhibitions. From lectures and family-friendly weekend programs to Art of Cool nights featuring musicians and DJs, there’s always something exciting happening.
Stop in and enjoy live music at Imurj, a renovated, creative collaborative community center. Red Hat Amphitheater, downtown Raleigh’s award-winning outdoor concert venue, is just a short walk away.
Raleigh Denim Workshop
What began as a personal quest to create the perfect pair of jeans has turned into the bustling enterprise known as Raleigh Denim. Co-founders Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko have spent the last decade bringing an authenticity to the industry that is far from common.