Kings is the quirky music staple of DTR par excellence. Steep and winding stairs, a full bar with local beers on tap, string lights and dim lights, graffiti, random art, and muppets Statler & Waldorf begrudgingly looking down upon everyone from the balconies. This venue is known to have brought both international touring acts and smaller local acts on the rise. If you're looking for good and diverse music, here it is. But music isn't all they specialize in—they also host comedy shows, dog shows, spelling bees, dance parties, game shows, McCaulay Culkin's weirdo band, beard competitions and much much more. It's kinda safe to say that you haven't really experienced Raleigh until you've moshed at Kings.