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 beloved restaurants, bars, places to hang—all according to you.
Recently named one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America by Bon Appétit, Brewery Bhavana combines craft beer, dim sum, a bookstore and a flower shop into an unmatched aesthetic experience.
We can't believe it either. Axes & Ales will take you and the rest of your party (bachelor/bachelorette, birthday or just 'cause) on a cruise around Raleigh. Booze is optional, fun is not.
Watts & Ward is a craft cocktail paradise in downtown Raleigh that's quite literally hidden from sight. Go underground for an intimate lounge with speakeasy vibes and an inimitable cocktail list.
The Cardinal, a hot dog and craft beer bar in Glenwood South, brings some of the best views of Raleigh. Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy!
Vidrio offers a delicious menu featuring Mediterranean traditions made with NC ingredients, paired with a stunning interior—seriously, it's what fine art is made of.
The people behind Trophy Brewing have replaced the former Busy Bee space and created Trophy Tap & Table, where you can sip signature brews while grubbing on tacos or rotisserie chicken.
Perched on the corner of Glenwood and North, Parliament is hard to miss with its glowing neon "P". The product of local nightlife alums, it promises the perfect place to drink for almost any occasion.
The Collective Market brings local and handmade goods to downtown Raleigh's Market Plaza every first Friday of the month! Shop local and celebrate the community.
Two Roosters, the team that dishes out homemade ice cream from a picture perfect teal truck, has its first brick-and-mortar in North Raleigh! Stop by for seasonally driven scoops.
The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail brings a chef-driven seafood restaurant to the former Cafe Helios location on Glenwood. Dive into fresh ceviche, oysters and gorgeous cocktails.
City Market Sushi introduces quality sushi at an affordable price and with a casual ambiance. Located in the beautiful City Market area, this joint is bound to become your next go-to spot in DTR.
Brought to you by the winning woman trio behind Pho Nomenal Dumpling food truck, MOFU Shoppe brings a variety of Asian cuisine—from dumplings to noodles—to Raleigh's City Market.
Pizza La Stella in DTR crafts Neapolitan-style pizza, made with Italian wood-fire ovens. Come for authentic treats and creative twists on Italian cuisine.
Join Compass Rose Brewery every Sunday for a rejuvinating donation-based session in the taproom led by Yogo Flow and Stretch.
At Mulino you will find freshly prepared Italian plates and wines selected to complement each.
Royale takes typical French cuisine and tops it with American and European-inspired twists. The result? An inimitable menu that's never short on surprises!
St. Roch brings North Carolina shellfish, seafood and produce to downtown Raleigh with a dash of creole inspiration.
Sir Walter Coffee brings a lot of personality to downtown Raleigh with delicious craft coffee, coffee and tea-infused cocktails, bubble tea, smoothies and beer!
A holiday season pop-up that you don't want to miss! Raleigh Vintage and Zartiques are teaming up to bring the ultimate vintage shopping experience to downtown Raleigh.