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, Humble Pie and chef Ashley Christensen’s acclaimed Poole’s Diner. Don't forget to stop in Videri Chocolate Factory for a free tour (and sample).
Niall Hanley’s latest venture, Morgan Street Food Hall and Market (opening early 2018), brings local chefs, eateries and restaurants together to display their wares in more than 60 food stalls. Look for Cow Bar Burgers, 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, or Deep South The Bar, a seven-night-a-week downtown bar offering live bands and the best jukebox in town. Red Hat Amphitheater, downtown Raleigh’s award-winning outdoor concert venue, is right across the street.
For four years, Gab Smith has been at the helm of this contemporary art museum that’s at the epicenter of Raleigh, N.C.’s art scene. Its ever-rotating exhibitions celebrate creativity in all its forms and use a myriad of media to provoke thought and challenge hearts.