We can’t wait for you to join us in our hometown for Dude University. Here are a few of our marketing teams favorite local places’.

Sam's Favorites:

Restaurants

  • Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant
  • Death and Taxes

Bars

  • The Anchor Bar
  • Bittersweet

Julia's Favorites:

Restaurants

  • Five Star Restaurant
  • Happy + Hale

Bar

  • The Pour House Music Hall

Alex's Favorites:

Restaurants

  • Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen
  • Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar
  • Oak City Meatball Shoppe

Bar

  • Clouds Brewing

Lauren's Favorites:

Restaurants

  • Tasty 8’s
  • Jose and Sons Bar and Kitchen
  • The Fiction Kitchen

Attraction

  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Earl's Favorites:

Restaurants

  • The Raleigh Times Bar
  • 42nd Street Oyster Bar

Bar

  • Boxcar Bar + Arcade

Attraction

  • Marbles Kids Museum

Kate's Favorites:

Restaurants

  • Trophy Brewing & Pizza
  • The Pit Authentic Barbecue
  • Chuck’s Burgers
  • Calavera Empanadas and Tequila
  • Capital Club 16

Bar

  • Crank Arm Brewing Company

Attractions

  • CAM Raleigh
  • North Carolina Museum of History

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Nick's Favorites:

Restaurants

  • Big Ed’s City Market Restaurant
  • Beasley’s Chicken + Honey
  • Clyde Cooper’s BBQ
  • Joule Coffee
  • Poole’s

Bars

  • Whiskey Kitchen
  • Fox Liquor Bar
  • Foundation



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