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The Raleigh Times Bar

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
89
very good

27 Reviews
The Raleigh Times BarThe Raleigh Times Bar
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

14 E Hargett St
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601-1426
United States

(919) 833-0999 | map
www.raleightimesbar.com

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Added by mcjeff on 08-23-2006

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
89
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
49
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Taps:
6
Bottles/Cans:
92
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 49
Reviews by beer2day:
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3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I admit I'm a draft beer guy, so my scores here are going to be on the low side.

Very quirky atmosphere. Folks here from all walks of life. Given the location, I was a bit surprised at the diversity. Several different "rooms" with vastly different feels. Bar area is nice, other parts not so much. A few sidewalk tables for outside seating.

Service was pretty good, considering the crowd and the number of servers working.

Draft selection was underwhelming. Bottle selection is exceptional, especially Belgians and other EU beers. Food was also top notch, not your average bar food.

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4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Hipsters everywhere. They never seem to have anything great and even some beers that are highly distributed and on the menu, they're out of. They don't like non-hipsters at this place, and will ignore you if there's another hipster that needs service.

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4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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2.98/5  rDev -24.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

A - It's a cool place -- an old newspaper office turned into a bar. They print their menus on paper as if it was a newspaper.

Serv - I've had good and not so good service here. Bartenders have been pretty good. Knowledgeable and friendly. Waiters have been hit or miss. Some are attentive and nice while others have been more interested in their own drinking. Not fun. As long as you get a good waiter things are smooth.

Sel - Not bad, but not as much as I'd like. While most beers do fall on the craft side (+1) there are just a few available on tap.

F - A bit better than normal bar food but not by a whole lot. If you are wanting a dinner there are better places around the area.

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The Raleigh Times Bar in Raleigh, NC
89 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.
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