U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
 [Register]
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary The Triangle Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-10-2007, 08:39 AM
 
52 posts, read 192,828 times
Reputation: 16

Advertisements

Hello all!

We are a young engaged couple who have spent our summer studying for the bar exam. We have been in raleigh for over 3 months now AND (here's the catch) have not gone out (except for the occasional dinner) AT ALL (and haven't even met anyone in our complex yet! ugh!

We are both in our mid 20's but i'm slowly starting to feel like my parents! HELP!

Any suggestions on fun things to do on a friday?? We like to play darts, low-key bars, etc., and definitely do NOT like the club, 100 people running into each other, too drunk to remember their own name scene.

Thanks in advance!!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-10-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Franklinton
180 posts, read 631,445 times
Reputation: 35
We like to go to Dos Taquito's in Raleigh and sit outside and drink margaritas and enjoy excellent food!!

Also the Carolina Ale House is always a good place to enjoy a few drinks and play pool (if you don't mind the smoke).

I've been here about a year and we really don't out to "bars" anymore. Coming from Boston we used to go out EVERY weekend...now we have much more find playing mini golf, renting a movie, or grabbing dinner out w/friends!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-10-2007, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Youngsville, NC
560 posts, read 2,757,399 times
Reputation: 312
I would suggest you spend some quality time together doing something else, but you are not married yet

Maybe a Carolina Mudcats game?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-10-2007, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh, NC
2,086 posts, read 7,292,407 times
Reputation: 1300
Are you up for going to the Downtown/Glenwood South area? Our favorite pub is Tir Na Nog across from Moore Square on Blount St. There is usually some type of live music there, I think they have darts and a fun, casual atmosphere. We also like Flying Saucer, Napper Tandy's, and Hibernian (gets kind of crowded later on).
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-10-2007, 09:44 AM
 
3,167 posts, read 7,126,916 times
Reputation: 3354
Second the Tir Na Nog idea. The place is large enough that it never feels that crowded. They have two dartboards up front. And have an excellent bar.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-10-2007, 09:55 AM
 
52 posts, read 192,828 times
Reputation: 16
We have heard of Tir Na Nog! I think we just might make that place our "plan" for tonight! Thanks for the suggestions!

P.S. I think we've seen every movie that has been out in recent months, including the really BAD rentals! haha
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-10-2007, 10:58 AM
 
445 posts, read 1,773,364 times
Reputation: 198
And if you don't like Tir Na Nog, you can go a little ways down the street to the Pour House or across the street to Woody's. Have fun!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-10-2007, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
2,834 posts, read 11,514,517 times
Reputation: 1055
A friend of mine owns the lincoln theater, they have live music, various artists, their schedule is:

www.LincolnTheatre.com

anyhow, might be fun to check out.

Leigh
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-11-2007, 07:00 PM
 
5 posts, read 22,213 times
Reputation: 11
there are lots of fun things to do here, especially for young folks! i'm in my mid-20s and have lots of married friends. here's a list of a few of my faves:

ComedyWorx / iO South
ComedyWorx: Live Improv Comedy in Raleigh, NC
Live improv theater. Earlier shows are clean, later shows are like what you'll find in Chicago and are a little bit dirty or blue. Beer / snacks available.

Raleigh Downtown Live
Free, live music in downtown Raleigh every now and then. Old school bands you once loved. Good times, but gets a bit crowded sometimes.

First Fridays (art shows)
Downtown places like Art Space in Raleigh open up and have live music, art openings, etc. It's lots of fun. Look into the City Market area where Art Space is located.

NC Museum of Art
In the summer, they have live music and outdoor movies. The Young Contemporaries group is really great, too. They have events pretty regularly, so check that out.

Carolina Hurricanes Ice Hockey
I've not been to a game, but have tons of friends who are huge fans. They play in Raleigh and tickets aren't too expensive.

Durham Bulls Baseball
Tickets are super cheap and you can check out the latest updates to the American Tobacco Warehouse District. It's really cool.

MeetUp.com
If you've not seen this site, it is a way you can meet folks who share the same interests as you. There are a lot of folks that meet regularly in the area.

Rialto / Galaxy Theaters
Like indie films? These two theaters have lots that you can check out.

Let me know how things go! I've lived here since 99 and love it.

Cheers!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-11-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
198 posts, read 881,545 times
Reputation: 115
Jillian's for billiards, bowling and food.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:28 AM.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top