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Old 01-16-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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I have a friend visiting from out of town the last weekend in January. I was looking for fun things to do to entertain her. I've only lived in Raleigh for 4 months so I'm still learning new places to go every day. I'm 26 and she's 30.

For one-She wanted to go to a club. I know that Solas is pricey drinks -$10, which isn't really my style. I'd prefer a club where we can actually move around in and its not packed with wall to wall people. Can anyone reccomend good bars and clubs to go to on Fri or Sat that aren't trashy (ie sleezebag men, gross people, ghetto)? I would prfer to go to a spot tha has a few bars/clubs in the area all within walking distance because we will be taking a cab. A bar that I would consider kinda trashy would be Lucky B's around the corner. I've been to Flying Saucer and Hibernian frequently. But I know if I don't get to Hibernian early that there will be no seats.

Thigns to do during the day- Are there any good breakfast-lunch spots? I live right by the Crabtree Mall. I wouldn't be opposed to going downtown for breakfast or lunch just as long as its not too pricey.

Things to see-Is there anything to do/see during the day?

Thanks in advance for all of your help
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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Glenwood South would be a good place to start for clubs. I know Lucky B's and Solas are there, but at least you have a number of choices. There is a good selection on and off Fayetteville Street downtown as well.
As for things to do: The Art Museum is perfect for an entire day. The new building is fantastic and there is a Norman Rockwell exhibit currently in the old building. The Iris cafe is great for lunch during the week and brunch on the weekends. Other than that I would recommend any other museum, a hockey game, or a hike through Umstead. There's plenty to do!
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:49 AM
 
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Can you offer an opinion on Solas, or Cashmere, or the oxford?

Any other suggestions?
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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I was at Solas a few weeks ago with some friends. We had a good time, but as you mentioned, it gets pretty crowded. Drinks were about $8 which is about average for any club.

Another place you may want to try is 42nd Street Oyster Bar. They usually have live music on weekends if you're into that. There are also some other clubs in the area.

For lunch you may want to take out of towners to The Pit in downtown Raleigh. It's pretty good BBQ and has gotten some national attention in the past few years on Food TV and Travel Channel.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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Drinks were about $8 which is about average for any club.
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