What to Do in Raleigh ⁄ Durham ⁄ Chapel Hill

This list was compiled from Independent Weekly's readers' and editors' top picks.

Restaurants

Angus Barn (Steakhouses)
9401 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-781-2444
Bailey's Pub & Grille (Sports Bars)
1722 Fordham Blvd Chapel Hill NC
919-918-1005
Bella Monica (Italian)
3121-103 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh NC
919-881-9778
Dain's Place (Tavern/ Pub)
754 Ninth St Durham NC
919-416-8800
The Tiger says: Hands down best spot in Durham for a drink or a burger! More...
Five Guys (General)
multiple locations Raleigh NC
Five Star (Chinese)
511 W Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-833-3311
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham NC
919-401-2600
4325 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-782-9708
Lime & Basil (Vietnamese)
200 W Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-967-5055
Milltown (Eclectic/ New American)
307 E Main St Carrboro NC
919-968-2460
Neomonde Bakery & Deli (Mediterranean)
3817 Beryl Rd Raleigh NC
919-828-1628
SSASHWORTH says: Congratulations on 35 years in the Triangle! More...
Poole's Diner (Eclectic/ New American)
426 S McDowell St Raleigh NC
919-832-4477
Revolution (Eclectic/ New American)
107 W Main St Durham NC
919-956-9999
Fernandez says: I went there for the lunch counter specials. I was very well impressed by the food I ate that day. I'll be back with my wife. Gonzalo Fernández, Raleigh, NC More...
3601-107 Capital Blvd Raleigh NC
919-878-0049
Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern (Eclectic/ New American)
330 Hillsborough St Raleigh NC
919-829-3663
3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham NC
919-490-1326
Sitti (Lebanese)
137 S Wilmington St Raleigh NC
919-239-4070
molly says: Amazing restaurant. The decor is comfortably classy and the food is delicious. They serve you just the right portions of meals, providing you with the greatest flavor combinations you never thought of. Try anything and everything-- it is all delightful. More...
Squid's (Seafood)
1201 N Fordham Blvd Chapel Hill NC
919-942-8757
The Borough (American, Paid Advertising - LGBT-friendly Guide)
317 W Morgan St Raleigh NC
919-832-8433
arthurb3 says: Best patio to eat and drink! Love the "How do you Q?" drink and The Uberwisconsin - grilled cheese! More...
The Federal (Music Venue, Eclectic/ New American)
914 W Main St Durham NC
919-680-8611
The Parlour (Food Trucks & Carts, Ice Cream)
food truck Durham NC
Lis Tyroler says: Local ingredient, handmade ice cream, phenomenal flavors, and the couple that runs it are really fabulous. I literally dream about the vietnamese coffee milkshake. I'm not exaggerating when I say it's actually the best ice cream ever. More...
14 E Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-833-0999
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery (Music Venue, American)
100 E Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-929-8676
BenFranklinsGhost says: This place is exactly as advertised....the Social Crossroads of Chapel HIll. Food's good - they just won the Shrimp and Grit Throwdown in Chapel Hill - service is friendly and I when I was there last there was a wedding More...
1483 Beaver Creek Commons Dr Apex NC
919-355-1380
Greg O'Neal says: One of our favorite go places on a monthly basis, Great food and large choice of Beer More...
Waraji (Japanese)
5910-147 Duraleigh Rd Raleigh NC
919-783-1883

Arts & Entertainment

Ackland Art Museum (Museum, University/College)
101 S Columbia St Chapel Hill NC
919-843-1611
Artspace (Art Gallery)
201 E Davie St Raleigh NC
919-821-2787
Bickett Gallery (Art Gallery, Dance Venue, Music Venue)
209 Bickett Blvd Raleigh NC
919-836-5358
Busy Bee Cafe (Music Venue)
225 S Wilmington St Raleigh NC
919-424-7817
Carolina Theatre (Movie Theater, Theater)
309 W Morgan St Durham NC
919-560-3030
Colony Theater (Movie Theater)
5438 Six Forks Rd Raleigh NC
919-856-0111
Duke Campus: Cameron Indoor Stadium (Music Venue, University/College)
301 Whitford Drive Durham NC
123 Vivian St Durham NC
Info 919-688-3722, Tickets 919-680-2787
Durham rocks says: I absolutely LOVE this venue. I've been a President's Club member for 2 years and they treat me like a queen. And the wonderful smiles and services extended to EVERYONE, as I volunteer often and I have seen this class More...
He's Not Here (Music Venue, Bar)
112 1/2 W Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-942-7939
Main Street Gallery (Art Gallery)
405 E Main St Carrboro NC
919-967-7005
703 Foster St Durham NC
Tickets 919-682-3343; Office 919-682-4974
Mission Valley Cinema (Movie Theater)
2109-124 Avent Ferry Rd Raleigh NC
919-856-0111
433 Murray Ave Durham NC
919-220-5429
Nasher Museum of Art (Museum, University/College)
2001 Campus Dr Durham NC
919-684-5135
NC Museum of Art (Museum)
2110 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh NC
Info 919-839-6262, tickets 919-715-5923
Fuzzsonic says: The summer concert series at the museum has been a good one. There have been some storms and some very hot nights but that hasn't stopped some great performances from taking place. Really enjoyed the Lucinda Williams show. She's always More...
PNC Arena (Arena, Music Venue)
1400 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh NC
Office 919-861-2300, Tickets 1-800-745-3000
Pour House Music Hall (Music Venue)
224 S Blount St Raleigh NC
919-821-1120
301 Pogue St Raleigh NC
Office 919-821-4579, Tickets 919-821-3111
Rialto Theatre (Movie Theater)
1620 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-856-8683
The ArtsCenter (Art Gallery, Music Venue, Theater)
300-G E Main St Carrboro NC
919-929-2787
The CC Nightclub (Music Venue)
313 W Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-755-9599
Tir na nOg Irish Pub & Restaurant (Music Venue, Irish)
218 S Blount St Raleigh NC
919-833-7795
Wakeuplistenup says: Super great but always super loud.
UNC Campus: Carolina Union Gallery (Art Gallery, University/College)
209 South Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-966-3128
Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (Arena, Music Venue)
3801 Rock Quarry Rd Raleigh NC
800-745-3000
201 E Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-882-4629

Community

Ackland Art Museum (Museum, University/College)
101 S Columbia St Chapel Hill NC
919-843-1611
Duke Campus: Cameron Indoor Stadium (Music Venue, University/College)
301 Whitford Drive Durham NC
Linda's Bar & Grill (General Business)
203 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill NC
919-929-6663
Nasher Museum of Art (Museum, University/College)
2001 Campus Dr Durham NC
919-684-5135
The Borough (American, Paid Advertising - LGBT-friendly Guide)
317 W Morgan St Raleigh NC
919-832-8433
arthurb3 says: Best patio to eat and drink! Love the "How do you Q?" drink and The Uberwisconsin - grilled cheese! More...
UNC Campus: Carolina Union Gallery (Art Gallery, University/College)
209 South Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-966-3128
UNC Campus: Historic Playmakers Theatre (Theater, University/College)
202 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill NC

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