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, 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, Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing 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.
Take in a concert at Red Hat Amphitheater, downtown Raleigh’s award-winning outdoor concert venue.
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.