Those in search of a good drink in Raleigh are in luck because the City of Oaks has one of the most exciting cocktail scenes in the state. Long-established bars and brand new spots combine to offer a little bit of everything, from avante garde creations for the cocktail drinker looking for something new to timeless classics for those who know their drink and stick to it.
Many of the bars managed to weather the pandemic mostly intact, although a few have yet to reopen for in-person imbibing. One in particular, Fox Liquor Bar, would have made this list but remains closed. Additionally, there are a number of great breweries, beer halls, and wine bars throughout the city in which to enjoy some softer spirits, but this map focuses on cocktails. Whether the liquor of choice is bourbon, mezcal, or gin, there is a bar for every cocktail fancy in Raleigh.Read More