Mask Requirements in Effect: Most of Raleigh Area

Face masks are required indoors within Raleigh city limits as well as Cary, Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville and Zebulon town limits, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required in unincorporated areas of Wake County. Read More

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Cocktail and Cigar Bars

Looking for a fun spot to spend a night on the town in Raleigh, N.C.? These bars—all with unique features and their own character—are some of the most popular, most loved-by-locals and sometimes most hidden-from-visitors places to grab a drink. Start with this guide to Raleigh's rooftop, hidden and underground bars, which includes underground cocktail spots from James Beard-recognized chefs Ashley Christensen and Cheetie Kumar, as well as a 1920s speakeasy that hides behind a bookshelf in downtown Raleigh.

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