What to Do in Raleigh ⁄ Durham ⁄ Chapel Hill

This list was compiled from Independent Weekly's readers' and editors' top picks.

Restaurants

Bailey's Pub & Grille (Sports Bars)
1722 Fordham Blvd Chapel Hill NC
919-918-1005
Bella Monica (Italian)
3121-103 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh NC
919-881-9778
Dain's Place (Tavern/ Pub)
754 Ninth St Durham NC
919-416-8800
The Tiger says: Hands down best spot in Durham for a drink or a burger! More...
Elmo's Diner (Home Cooking/ Diner)
200 N Greensboro St Carrboro NC
919-929-2909
shiny rabbit says: a very good and loud diner with not so fast service however they do gramdpa quility cooking if your willing to wait. My personal favorite is the huevos rancheros or wat ever More...
Fiesta Grill (Mexican)
3307 NC Hwy 54 W Chapel Hill NC
919-928-9002
Five Guys (General)
multiple locations Raleigh NC
Five Star (Chinese)
511 W Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-833-3311
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham NC
919-401-2600
4325 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-782-9708
Lilly's Pizza (Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly)
1813 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-833-0226
Lime & Basil (Vietnamese)
200 W Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-967-5055
Mellow Mushroom (Pizza)
601 W Peace St Raleigh NC
919-832-3499
Mellow Mushroom (Pizza)
4300 NW Cary Parkway Cary NC
919-463-7779
Milltown (Eclectic/ New American)
307 E Main St Carrboro NC
919-968-2460
Neomonde Bakery & Deli (Mediterranean)
3817 Beryl Rd Raleigh NC
919-828-1628
SSASHWORTH says: Congratulations on 35 years in the Triangle! More...
Poole's Diner (Eclectic/ New American)
426 S McDowell St Raleigh NC
919-832-4477
3601-107 Capital Blvd Raleigh NC
919-878-0049
Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern (Eclectic/ New American)
330 Hillsborough St Raleigh NC
919-829-3663
3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham NC
919-490-1326
Sitti (Lebanese)
137 S Wilmington St Raleigh NC
919-239-4070
molly says: Amazing restaurant. The decor is comfortably classy and the food is delicious. They serve you just the right portions of meals, providing you with the greatest flavor combinations you never thought of. Try anything and everything-- it is all delightful. More...
Squid's (Seafood)
1201 N Fordham Blvd Chapel Hill NC
919-942-8757
The Federal (Music Venue, Eclectic/ New American)
914 W Main St Durham NC
919-680-8611
The Parlour (Food Trucks & Carts, Ice Cream)
food truck Durham NC
Kate Bryant says: best ice cream of life!
14 E Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-833-0999
Vin Rouge (French)
2010 Hillsborough Rd Durham NC
919-416-0466

Arts & Entertainment

Artspace (Art Gallery)
201 E Davie St Raleigh NC
919-821-2787
1201 W Lenoir St Raleigh NC
919-829-0709
Bickett Gallery (Art Gallery, Dance Venue, Music Venue)
209 Bickett Blvd Raleigh NC
919-836-5358
224 Polk St Raleigh NC
919-834-4001
Carolina Theatre (Movie Theater, Theater, Music Venue)
309 W Morgan St Durham NC
919-560-3030
Duke Campus: Cameron Indoor Stadium (Music Venue, University/College)
301 Whitford Drive Durham NC
123 Vivian St Durham NC
Info 919-688-3722, Tickets 919-680-2787
Durham rocks says: I absolutely LOVE this venue. I've been a President's Club member for 2 years and they treat me like a queen. And the wonderful smiles and services extended to EVERYONE, as I volunteer often and I have seen this class More...
He's Not Here (Music Venue, Bar)
112 1/2 W Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-942-7939
Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Arena, Music Venue)
8003 Regency Pkwy Cary NC
919-462-2025
Lincoln Theatre (Music Venue)
126 E Cabarrus St Raleigh NC
919-821-4111
Longbranch (Music Venue)
600 Creekside Dr Raleigh NC
919-829-1125
703 Foster St Durham NC
Tickets 919-682-3343; Office 919-682-4974
tehgreatmoustachio says: Small theatre company with more love and sweat put into the productions than money. The play selection is always thoughtful and engaging; the casts are bold and wide open; the experience is demonstrably enjoyable and affordable. Plus, they serve coffee, More...
2 E South St Raleigh NC
919-996-8700
Daarla1987 says: I had the pleasure of seeing this production twice— once in NYC at the Westside Theatre/Upstairs, and again this past weekend in the Raleigh Memorial Theater production. Both productions were excellent, though venues are vastly different and, due to circumstances More...
Nasher Museum of Art (Museum, University/College)
2001 Campus Dr Durham NC
919-684-5135
250 Country Club Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-962-7529
PNC Arena (Arena, Music Venue)
1400 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh NC
Office 919-861-2300, Tickets 1-800-745-3000
Pour House Music Hall (Music Venue)
224 S Blount St Raleigh NC
919-821-1120
301 Pogue St Raleigh NC
Office 919-821-4579, Tickets 919-821-3111
Rialto Theatre (Movie Theater)
1620 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-856-8683
The ArtsCenter (Art Gallery, Music Venue, Theater)
300-G E Main St Carrboro NC
919-929-2787
The CC Nightclub (Music Venue)
313 W Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-755-9599
The View at Legends (Music Venue)
119 S Harrington St Raleigh NC
919-831-8888
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery (Music Venue, American)
100 E Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-929-8676
BenFranklinsGhost says: This place is exactly as advertised....the Social Crossroads of Chapel HIll. Food's good - they just won the Shrimp and Grit Throwdown in Chapel Hill - service is friendly and I when I was there last there was a wedding More...
UNC Campus: Carolina Union Gallery (Art Gallery, University/College)
209 South Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-966-3128
UNC Campus: Historic Playmakers Theatre (Theater, University/College)
202 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill NC

Community

Ackland Art Museum (Museum, University/College)
101 S Columbia St Chapel Hill NC
919-843-1611
Duke Campus: Cameron Indoor Stadium (Music Venue, University/College)
301 Whitford Drive Durham NC
Linda's Bar & Grill (General Business)
203 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill NC
919-929-6663
Nasher Museum of Art (Museum, University/College)
2001 Campus Dr Durham NC
919-684-5135
The Borough (American, Paid Advertising - LGBT-friendly Guide)
317 W Morgan St Raleigh NC
919-832-8433
arthurb3 says: Best patio to eat and drink! Love the "How do you Q?" drink and The Uberwisconsin - grilled cheese! More...
UNC Campus: Carolina Union Gallery (Art Gallery, University/College)
209 South Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-966-3128
UNC Campus: Historic Playmakers Theatre (Theater, University/College)
202 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill NC

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