Of all the entertainment districts of downtown Raleigh, the Warehouse District is the place you want to be for a hip, up-and-coming vibe that is quiet during the day but picks up full force at night.  This area is transforming into an intriguing mix of restaurants, bars, specialty shops and much more.

Here, you can dine on legendary barbecue from The Pit, delicious Asian cuisine from Five Star or the gourmet offerings of Humble Pie.  For a stiff drink and a great time, there’s White Collar Crime, the Boylan Bridge Brewpub or The Borough.  All of the restaurants and bars in the Warehouse District have a unique character, with many situated in restored warehouses.

An event that attracts flocks of people to the district annually is the Cuegrass Festival hosted by The Pit.  Come out on April 16th this year for a bluegrass concert that will spread across a few blocks of the district for a day filled with music, barbecue, beer and fun.

A recent addition to the transforming Warehouse scene is the Contemporary Art Museum, set to open April 30, 2011. This wonderfully designed space manages to make a statement while still staying true to the historic architecture of the area.

There is so much more to explore in the Warehouse District, including gay and lesbian nightspots, antique shops and art galleries.  Check it out soon and see what all the buzz is about.