We know 2017 was a bit of a hot garbage fire, but you Offline users made the best of it—just like we knew you would. Y’all got out there in 2017: you stuffed your faces with never-ending sushi, shopped the pop-ups ’till you dropped and got boozy early thanks to Brunch Bill.
But now you need some inspo to get started on 2018. Luckily, your fellow Offline users have spoken and we listened. Check out our roundup of 2017’s 20 most popular restaurants, bars, places to hang—all according to you.
Get ready to have your concept of sushi rocked. Not only is everything at Rockin' Rolls Sushi Express all-you-can-eat, but it's all delivered to you via rotating conveyor belt.
Take a dip on the rooftop pool, grab an exclusive Fullsteam brew, and take in the wonder of North Carolina's coolest new hotel, located in the heart of downtown Durham.
Augmentality Labs features six fully-immersive virtual reality stations, retro games, and plenty of space to host an out-of-this-world shindig.
The Lakewood is a restaurant and rooftop bar owned by James Beard-nominated baker Phoebe Lawless—you may know her from Scratch! Imbibe on delicious food with Southern flair in a gorgeous space.
Invite your squad for Family Meal, Pompieri's innovative twist on the traditional family-style meal. Grub out on unlimited salad, sides and roaming pizzas. The only catch? There's a no phone policy!
Pie is love! Fill your belly with The Pie Hole's delicious sweet & savory baked goods. Pair a slice with their freshly brewed coffee and you've got the perfect treat, any time of day!
Quarter Horse Bar & Arcade is a private club bringing arcade games and craft beverages to downtown Durham.
Mez crafts delicious Mexican meals with contemporary and healthy twists. Take a break from the hubbub of the city and retreat to this hidden gem in RTP for tasty tacos, creative cocktails and more.
The owners of NOSH and Piper's in the Park are bringing an upscale diner to the Burch Avenue neighborhood. Beautiful rooftop patio dining included!
Page Road Grill takes classic American eats and gives them a creative spin, creating a unique menu selection of flavorful, locally-sourced options.
This bakery on Erwin Rd. is making your early mornings a whole lot better with donuts, biscuits and croissant sandwiches made from scratch.
It's a Southern Thing is bringing a love of Southern cuisine and home-cooked flavors to Main Street. Located in the spot formerly occupied by Motto, they're serving up great stick-to-your-ribs grub!
Accordion Club, a new dive bar in the Rigsbee neighborhood, offers a cozy environment for drinking, plus hot dogs, Frito pies, bottles to take home and games.
Mission X Escape is taking escape room fun to a new level! With themed rooms like Vampire Manor, Butcher Shop and Mirage, you and your team are in for a jailbreak to remember!
This one's not in Durham, but it's more than worth the drive. With Franklin Street home to more and more chains, Perennial offers a peaceful, two-story independent coffee shop with gorgeous caffeinated offerings.
Durham has hopped on the poké craze, creating delicious, healthy bowls of fresh raw fish with all the fixings on 9th Street. Your taste buds and stomach will definitely find their zen at ZenFish!
Matt Kelly of Mateo, Mothers & Sons and Lucky's has opened his latest venture, Saint James, a seafood restaurant & raw bar. Hit up this new spot for top-notch seafood, shellfish, tiki drinks and more.
The indecisive should steer clear of Pour—with over 60 taps to choose from and a pay-by-the-ounce model, you can sip on as many beers, ciders and wines as you'd like with just a swipe of your wrist.
At Triangle Curling Club, you can play a pick-up curling match and snack on delicious pizza right after. All of the gear is supplied by the club so it's a win-win. No experience required!
Happy hour meets craft time at the Museum's Tinkering and Drinkering event at Beer Study. Grab a beer, let your imagination run wild and conquer a new skill with the provided tools and technology.