Foundation sits below the sidewalks of the 200 block of Fayetteville St. and is a real highlight to the downtown drinking scene. The menu has some tasty, handmade cocktails and a very thorough list of bourbon. The beer list is short, but Foundation does serve some of the better beers brewed in this state and always has a few seasonals to choose from.
The bar is small and cozy. If you can gather your crew around a table, everyone should enjoy the warm atmosphere and light music during any engaging conversations. Get a membership and visit sometime on a weeknight.
213 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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A couple new places have opened up in downtown Raleigh recently and they deserve your attention, especially for the BeerCons out there. Think of them when you are out this weekend.
Boylan Bridge Brewpub
Microbrew beer and bar food. The “bridgepub” (I think this is the term that is catching on) wins the award for ‘best view of the city with drink in hand’. Enjoy the patio on this warm weekend.
201 South Boylan Ave.
Inexpensive eats with a little character. Perfect for a late night snack.
137 East Hargett St.
European Espresso & Wine Café
Wine and light foods in a relaxed atmosphere. The flight on First Friday is the way to go.
222 Glenwood Ave.
Local beer and regional cocktails.
213 Fayetteville St.