Raleigh Beer Stores?

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by alysmith4, Mar 13, 2013.

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  1. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    Will probably be visiting Raleigh for the World Beer Fest, and I wanted to know where the best place to find some good/unique/rare beer for purchase would be. Also curious if there are any "must see/do" things while I'm there, given it'll only be about 24 hours.
  2. defaultroute

    defaultroute Initiate (168) Aug 14, 2005 North Carolina

    Bottle Revolution, Tasty Beverage, Tyler's Bottle Shop, Bottle Mixx, Triangle Wine Co.
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  3. dmwcpa

    dmwcpa Initiate (160) Apr 24, 2008 North Carolina

    I will add Ridgewood Wine & Beer, a good bottle selection and a great draft line up with 16 taps.

    The Busy Bee, and Trophy Brewing.

    I have not been to Raleigh Brewing Company yet, they opened about 10 days ago.
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  4. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Redneckbeerz and I are doing a few of those Saturday evening. Trophy for sure, and tasty
  5. zencigar

    zencigar Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2011 North Carolina

    All above are great suggestions. try some NC BBQ if you have not already. The Pit is across the street from Tasty and they also have a good beer list. If not interested in BBQ, hit up Jibarra right next to Tasty . If you go to Bottle Rev try Guasaca right next door. I also second recommendations to the Busy Bee (Raleigh Times is also right around the block).
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  6. danoeltico

    danoeltico Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2011 North Carolina
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    Can't forget about Sam's Quik shop in Durham, well worth the trip to mecca! The Pit is great, but you will have to have reservations for a weekend!
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  7. PackPride

    PackPride Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    Definitely hit up Bottle Revolution and Tasty Beverage, I really like all those guys.
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  8. ASUBeer

    ASUBeer Disciple (305) Nov 4, 2011 North Carolina
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    Ridgewood Beer & Wine > the Pit > Tasty Beverage > nap > beerfest > Busy Bee for Tots and beer
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  9. ewright

    ewright Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    I agree... Ridgewood is better than the rest. :wink:
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  10. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    Any chance of getting in around 4 on a Sat w/o reservations? The online system is booked already.
  11. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    Was just asking zencigar, reservations necessary? (Trying to go at 4 tmrw.)
  12. zencigar

    zencigar Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2011 North Carolina

    Yes, i would highly recommend reservations, they are on OpenTable. I actually went last night for my birthday, and the place was busy. they have 2011 Backwoods Bastard on draft right now. :slight_smile:

    PS - I suggest trying the Carolina Classic - a little BBQ and a little fried chicken. For sides, the okra, collards, mac & cheese are all great.
  13. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    Would have been great! Friends I visited wanted to go to Humble Pie (zzzz), so we did that. The worst part is that it was like right next door! :grimacing:
  14. johnsonni

    johnsonni Initiate (165) Dec 27, 2012 North Carolina
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    Guasaca is good and no offense, but if you're on Lake Boone Trail, you need to go to Chubbies tacos if you want mexican
  15. zencigar

    zencigar Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2011 North Carolina

    Guasaca is not Mexican. It's Venezuelan.
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