Visit Raleigh 2018 | Official Guide to Raleigh, Cary and Wake County - 31
Vibrant and dynamic. A blend of the old and new. On the move.
Inviting. From the Capital District and Fayetteville Street to
Glenwood South, Moore Square and the Warehouse District,
downtown Raleigh's entertainment districts deliver all this and more.
Stately buildings and classic architecture line
the streets of this historic Capital District. This is
where decisions are made and history is honored,
all within a downtown perimeter that is home to
some of N.C.'s most iconic public landmarks. The
North Carolina State Capitol building is one of
the best-preserved examples of a civic building
in Greek Revival-style architecture. The North
Carolina Executive Mansion, a Victorian-style
mansion built from native materials, offers tours
throughout the year.
The streets of Glenwood South are lined with
progressive restaurant and nightlife concepts,
unique shops, art galleries and studios, all built
contemporary high-rises and restored historic
buildings. On weekdays, visitors will be immersed
in the environment of business and commerce
that characterizes downtown Raleigh. At night,
the street makes a complete transformation,
with hundreds of young professionals flocking to
the district's unique bars, clubs and restaurants,
including Foundation, The Haymaker, The Big
Easy and Isaac Hunter's Tavern.
in what was once a row of warehouse buildings.
Enjoy lunch at one of the district's distinctive
eateries. In the evenings join the crowds
gathering under twinkling lights at Cornerstone
Tavern or enjoying pretzels and craft beer at
Raleigh Beer Garden, home of the largest
selection of draft beer in the world.
Raleigh Beer Garden
N.C. State Capitol
This district distinguishes Raleigh as a
sophisticated Southern city, with an abundance
of restaurants, bars and galleries mingling with
Marbles Kids Museum
North Carolina State Capitol
Moore Square is a time-honored, historic district
with a charming mix of old and new, cobblestone
streets juxtaposed against modern upgrades. In
City Market, you can browse among the cadre
of unique shops or stop in for breakfast at Big
Ed's City Market Restaurant. If you are with
children, make sure Marbles Kids Museum is on
your itinerary. And have lunch at Royale or Bida
Manda and save dinner for Brewery Bhavana.
Characterized by six blocks of iconic, red-brick,
former-industrial buildings, the Warehouse
District in downtown Raleigh is a growing
concentration of galleries, studios, restaurants,
nightlife and innovative businesses located a
few blocks west of Raleigh Convention Center.
Culinary offerings in this walkable neighborhood
include legendary, Carolina-style barbecue at
The Pit, farm-to-table contemporary Mexican
cuisine at Jose and Sons, vegetarian fare at
Fiction Kitchen and upscale Southern favorites
at Whiskey Kitchen, Parkside and Humble
Pie. A trip to the Warehouse District would not
be complete with a stop at Videri Chocolate
Factory, a fully operational chocolate factory.
Their wares are as tasty as they are artful.
E N T E RTA I N M E N T D I S T R I C T S : V I S I T R A L E I G H . C O M