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First Friday is celebrated on the first Friday of each month at locations throughout Downtown Raleigh.

311 Gallery

311 W Martin St
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(919) 594-1944
Hours: Open until 9:30 pm

Gallery featuring 30+ working artists with regional artist exhibitions monthly

42 & Lawrence

134 E Martin St, Skyhouse Building
view website
(919) 322-1668
Hours: 7AM-9PM

First Friday Special: 1/2 Off Wines

Specialty espresso beverages, cold brew coffees, draft lattes, tasty experiments. Now serving beer and wine.

Alibi + Lilac Salon

303 N Boylan Ave
view website
(919) 777-3603

First Friday Special: 10% off all retail.

Creative salon with featuring art, community, and all things hair.

Alter Ego Salon & Blow Dry Bar

119 E Hargett St, # 200
view website
(919) 832-6239
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm

Hair salon and art venue in a beautiful loft with monthly art exhibits and periodic music, dance performances, and special events.

Amorino Gelato Al Naturale

137 E Davie St
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(919) 239-4411

First Friday Special: 10% off large cup or cone

Authentic Italian Gelato and hot drinks in an upscale ambience

Apex Outfitter and Board Co.

23 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 977-1077

First Friday Special: Dinks and deals on select merchandise plus events

THE ART OF STYLE

21 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 755-3333
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 20% off

Modern and chic men's and women's boutique showcasing an artist of the month

Artspace

201 E Davie St
view website
(919) 821-2787
Hours: 10 am - 10 pm

Visual art center with artist studios, exhibitions, and educational programs

Bishops

207 S West St
view website
(984) 269-7181

First Friday Special: Receive a free t-shirt with any product or service purchase greater than $24.

Local art and Lonerider beer compliment a fresh cut/color.

Brovelli Oil, Vinegar & Gifts

300 Blake St, Suite 300
view website
(919) 977-8164

First Friday Special: 10% off all store items

High quality infused olive oils, wine balsamic vinegar, and more.

Caffe Luna

136 E Hargett St
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(919) 832-6090

First Friday Special: Free bottle of San Pellegrino with purchase of two entrees

Authentic Italian Food, Well Chosen Wine List, Great Service & Ambiance

CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum)

409 W Martin St
view website
(919) 261-5920
Hours: 6pm - 10pm

First Friday Special: Free admission from 4 pm - 10 pm

Exhibitions, make and take art, DJs, food trucks, and more!

Capitol Smoke

215 W Martin St
view website
(919) 916-5966

First Friday Special: 10% off wall art and 25% off cigars

Glass art from national and local artists, wall art, and the finest imported cigars

The Carter Building

22 Glenwood Ave
view website
(919) 848-3869
Hours: 6:30 pm-10 pm

A collection of art studios, retailers, and service providers

The Centerpiece

719 N Person St
(919) 838-8580

Exceptional fine art, custom framing, and art consulting services

Circa 1888

412 W Davie St
view website
(919) 307-4597
Hours: 3 pm - 2 am

First Friday Special: Live music. Free for members.

Enjoy music and drinks after your walk.

The City Gallery

118 S Person St
view website
(919) 829-7087

Vintage Church's gallery hosts art exhibitions and serves artists

City Market

215 Wolfe St
view website
(984) 232-8661

Home to multiple First Friday venues

City of Raleigh Museum

220 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 996-2220

Raleigh history museum featuring rotating exhibits and pop up programs

Crank Arm Brewing

319 W Davie St
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(919) 324-3529

First Friday Special: Special bike ride to different first Friday galleries. Ride meets at 6pm, heads out at 6:30p. Ending at Crank Arm with Poseidon Catering at 8:30/9 pm

Our mission is to provide fresh artisan beer while utilizing green transportation methods.

The Cupcake Shoppe BAKERY

104 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 821-4223
Hours: 8:30 am - 11 pm

First Friday Special: Buy one, get one free cupcakes

"Life is short...Eat dessert first!" Raleigh's first & finest boutique bakery & coffee shop

Deco Raleigh

207 S Salisbury St
view website
(919) 828-5484
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Refreshments, entertainment, and meet the artists

Unique, local smart: items to decorate your life

Dogwood Country Club

301 W Cabarrus St, # 201
view website
(919) 327-9707

First Friday Special: 20% off retail merchandise (some exclusions apply)

Urban golf facility equipped with TrackMan radar technology and owned and operated by a Class A PGA professional

ERA Dream Living Realty

311 S Harrington St, Suite 100
view website
(919) 665-6500

ERA Dream Living Realty is a residential real estate brokerage specializing in the Raleigh market, single family home, townhomes, condos and investment properties. Showcasing local artists' work and hosting musicians in our office.

Five Star

511 W Hargett St
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(919) 833-3311
Hours: 3 pm - 12 am

First Friday Special: $5 appetizers and $5 glasses of wine

Five Star is the answer to sophisticated Asian dining and entertainment.

The Flourish Market

713 Tucker St
view website
(984) 202-5035
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 20% off on First Fridays!

Your purchase spreads dignity across the globe!

Gallery C

540 N Blount St
view website
(919) 828-3165
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

Contemporary and historic NC artwork and fine picture framing services

Growler USA

314 S Blount St
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(919) 900-7122

First Friday Special: Mix n Match 6 of our taps to create your $14 Friday Flight Special!

Come enjoy a variety of beverages, from the best local and regional craft beers, draught wines, hard ciders, craft cocktails and non-alcoholic kombucha teas.

HagerSmith Design, P.A.

300 S Dawson St
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(919) 821-5547
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, historic preservation, and art gallery

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown @ Glenwood South

600 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 825-4770

Featuring local artists along with sandwiches, cocktails, wine, and beer

Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant

311 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 833-2258

First Friday Special: RibEye $19.50, $3 Bud Light drafts, $4 Stella & Blue Moon drafts

Hotworx

701 Tucker St
view website
(984) 269-7707
Hours: 6:00-9:00pm

First Friday Special: 20% off of retail, and free workout vouchers for first-time visitors.

Boutique, infrared fitness studio, featuring HOT fitness classes 24 hours a day.

House of Swank

119 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 413-7339
Hours: 2 pm - 8 pm

First Friday Special: Adult shirts are $25 or 2 for $40

Home of the raddest NC-themed T-shirts and swag on the planet. Live screen printing demonstrations every First Friday

Imurj - The Artists' Cafe

300 S McDowell St
view website
(919) 825-1515
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

A multimedia art space and performance experience

Indy Week

227 Fayetteville St, # 105
(919) 286-1972

Serving the Triangle for 35 year's - News, Art & Culture

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

444 S Blount St, # 115B
view website
(919) 651-3553

Incubator hosting rotation visual art displays and partnering with local art community to open doors to students and entrepreneurs

Irregardless Café & Catering

901 W Morgan St
view website
(919) 833-8898

First Friday Special: Half price bottles of house wine

Real food and live music every night of the week.

Isaac Hunter's Tavern

414 Fayetteville St
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(919) 996-9484

First Friday Special: $6 Jameson and $7 House Infused Liqours. Live Music Every Friday

Downtown Raleigh's favorite neighborhood bar! Live entertainment Thursday - Sunday. Open everyday.

The L Apartments

205 W Davie St
view website
(844) 863-4484
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

First Friday Special: Waived application fee

Experience downtown Raleigh living at it's finest featuring repurposed art and #sustainableliving #lifebeyondyourwalls

Legends Night Club Complex

330 W Hargett St
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(919) 831-8888

First Friday Special: $5 wine specials and half price lite bites

LGBT nightclub offer wine specials and LGBT artists

The Lincoln Apartments

408 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 838-0754

Enjoy First Friday with local artist(s) at The Lincoln and rediscover Downtown!

Link Apartments Glenwood South

202 N West St
view website
(844) 308-0873

Hip downtown apartment community!

Litmus Gallery & Studios

312 W Cabarrus St
view website
(919) 571-3605
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Cutting Edge gallery featuring original fine art and open studios

Local Color Gallery

311 W Martin St
view website
(919) 819-5995
Hours: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

Co-op of women artists—fine art, glass, functional pottery, sculpture, and jewelry

The London Bridge Pub

110 E Hargett St
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(919) 838-6633
Hours: 11:30am-2:00am

First Friday Special: Free dessert with purchase of an entree

Great pub grub and pints with sun trap patio

The Mahler Fine Art

228 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 896-7503
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

A full-service fine art gallery

Marbles IMAX Theater

201 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 882-4629
Hours: Showtimes vary (check website)

NC's only 3D-capable giant screen featuring documentaries and Hollywood films

Marbles Kids Museum

201 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 834-4040
Hours: Open until 7pm

First Friday Special: $3/per person after 3pm; members play free

Create and innovate every First Friday

The Mecca Restaurant

13 E Martin St
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(919) 832-5714

First Friday Special: Rotating cocktail specials inspired by the art displayed, plus $10 single burger and beer combo! Rotating cocktail specials inspired by the art displayed, plus $10 single burger and beer combo!

The oldest restaurant in Raleigh meets contemporary local art The oldest restaurant in Raleigh meets contemporary local art

Momentum

213 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 502-3114
Hours: 6pm-9pm

Enjoy technology and code demonstrations along with art each month. Visual artists will rotate monthly. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Morgan Street Food Hall

411 W Morgan St
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(919) 307-4481

First Friday Special: $5 Fireball Friday

The Morning Times Cafe

10 E Hargett St
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(919) 836-1204
Hours: 6:30 am - 11 pm

First Friday Special: Live music and art market

Coffeehouse and gallery serving locally roasted coffees, house-baked pastries, and sandwiches

Nest Raleigh

414 Fayetteville Street, # 400
view website
(919) 617-6378

Coworking office space celebrating First Friday.

North State Bank

230 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 723-2300

First Friday Special: Wine tasting and art

Personify

416 S Dawson St
view website
(919) 460-9595

Exhibitions and music with NC Artists and DJs

Petale

15 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 900-8066
Hours: 6pm-9pm

First Friday Special: 10% off subscriptions.

Bring nature into the city. Spread beauty and cheer downtown-Flowers for all occasions. Subscriptions available!

PLUS Dueling Piano Bar

510 Glenwood Ave, # 10
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(252) 289-7399

First Friday Special: Free admission and 25% off food until 9 pm. Come for dinner at 7 pm and reserve your spot for show starting at 8 pm.

Welcome to the largest dueling piano bar in America! Be prepared for a positive experience that will keep you coming back for more!

Power Studios

206 New Bern Place
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(984) 200-2205
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: 10% off of Power Studios services

Top notch music, TV, film, photography and podcast production studio within a creative workspace.

Poyner YMCA

801 Corporate Center Drive
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(919) 210-7162

Poyner is the newest branch of the YMCA of the Triangle.

Quercus Studio

201 S Salisbury St
view website
(919) 960-1355

Jewelry workshop and gallery

Raleigh Beer Garden

614 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 324-3415

First Friday Special: $3 16 oz canned beers at the Tree Bar

The Raleigh Wine Shop

126 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 803-5473
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 10% off bottle purchases from the WineStation and/or tasting wines to drink on-site or to go

Fine wine and provisions

Read With Me | A Children's Book & Art Shop

111 E Hargett St, Suite 110
view website
(919) 588-3183
Hours: Open until 8pm

First Friday Special: Family arts & crafts activities

Carefully curated children's books and inspired local art.

Retro Modern Furnishings

300 W Hargett St, # 24
view website
(984) 444-9240
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Sip beverages and meet local artists. 10% off select select merchandise

Vintage + Upcycled + Handmade Furnishings

Runologie

401 Hillsborough St, # B
view website
(919) 664-8865
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Free wine, beer, apps and special 1st of the month discounts

Free gait analysis, local art, beer, apps and discounts. Join us and keep moving.

Shish Kabob

438 Fayetteville St
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(919) 833-4005

First Friday Special: Free hummus sampler and toasted pita with any gyro sandwich purchase

Mediterranean, Lebanese, Greek, gyros, kabobs, vegetarian, schawarma, salads, family

Sir Walter Coffee

145 E Davie St
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(919) 332-0019

First Friday Special: $4 craft drafts and $2 off spiked Sir Walter Favorites cocktails. Pop-up events and occasional art shows. Resident art by Errol Englebrecht.

Locally owned Barista bar specializing in coffee and tea cocktails.

SkyHouse Raleigh

308 S Blount St
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(919) 296-0748

First Friday Special: Application fee ($50 value) will be deducted from your first month's rent.

Premier high-rise apartment community in downtown Raleigh featuring local artists' work on display.

Sono

319 Fayetteville St, Suite 101
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(919) 521-5328

First Friday Special: Half price off selected bottles of wine and sake

Exhibiting new work from local artists each month. Visit Sono online for info on upcoming receptions, events, and live demonstrations.

The Station at Person Street

701 N Person St
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(919) 977-1567

First Friday Special: $4 Hoppyum Drafts

A corner bar and restaurant nestled on the edge of Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood neighborhood, blending amongst the residential streets like a refuge.

Studio R.E.D.

311 W Martin St
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(919) 395-6877

Working artist studio and gallery

Tapworks

222 Glenwood Ave, # 109
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(919) 977-0191
Hours: Fri (2 pm-midnight)

First Friday Special: 25 cents/oz on select craft beers and 99 cent/oz on all wines

Raleigh's pour-your-own experience serving craft beer, cider, wine, and cocktails

Taverna Agora

326 Hillsborough St
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(919) 881-8333

First Friday Special: Belly dancers, Greek Bouzouki, and music along with seasonal cocktails and special dinner entrees.

Greek Night celebrations with entertainment from 8:30pm- close.

Tonbo Ramen

211 S Wilmington St
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(919) 977-3625

First Friday Special: $4 buns - pork belly, lamb, and veggie

Ramen restaurant serving homemade broths and fresh ramen noodles. Upstairs, enjoy our Izakaya Japanese small plate bar with unique cocktails full sake selection.

Trophy Tap + Table

225 S Wilmington St
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(919) 424-7817

First Friday Special: $6 Mini Flights: Trophy Husband, Trophy Wife, and Cloud Surfer.

Featuring North Carolina Artists rotating monthly to showcase mediums from painting to photography, focusing on wide ranging topics, and conversations.

Tuscan Blu

327 W Davie St, # 108
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(919) 834-5707

First Friday Special: 10% off any wine purchase

Authentic Italian restaurant

Unleashed, the Dog and Cat Store

329 Blake St
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(919) 977-6529
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Rotating specials from product discounts to free stuff (such as free toy, free bag of treats.) We will always offer a free treat buffet.

The best dog & cat supplies at the best prices!

V L Rees Gallery

311 W Martin St, # 8
view website
(919) 345-2076

Contemporary realism and beyond

VAE Raleigh

309 W Martin St
view website
(919) 828-7834
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

Creativity incubator and gallery featuring emerging artists and a retail shop

Vidrio

500 Glenwood Ave, Suite 100
view website
(919) 803-6033

First Friday Special: Monthly cocktail events

Watts and Ward

200 S Blount St
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(919) 896-8016
Hours: 4 PM to 2 AM

First Friday Special: $8 handcrafted Sangria all day on First Friday

Showcasing the art of craft cocktails in a luxuriously appointed venue.

Woody's at City Market

205 Wolfe St
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(919) 833-3000
Hours: 11 am - 2 am

First Friday Special: 50% off all starters 4:30-6:30pm, 15% off all starters 6:30-9pm, $4 market bar drafts, $4 Fireball, $5 Capt'n Morgan or Kraken Rums.

Neighborhood tavern offering entertainment, outstanding drink specials, and bar fare.

XOCO Raleigh Mexican Grill

410 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 835-9010

First Friday Special: 1 Corona + 1 Tequila = Free taco and queso

311 Gallery

311 W Martin St
view website
(919) 594-1944
Hours: Open until 9:30 pm

Gallery featuring 30+ working artists with regional artist exhibitions monthly

Artspace

201 E Davie St
view website
(919) 821-2787
Hours: 10 am - 10 pm

Visual art center with artist studios, exhibitions, and educational programs

CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum)

409 W Martin St
view website
(919) 261-5920
Hours: 6pm - 10pm

First Friday Special: Free admission from 4 pm - 10 pm

Exhibitions, make and take art, DJs, food trucks, and more!

The Carter Building

22 Glenwood Ave
view website
(919) 848-3869
Hours: 6:30 pm-10 pm

A collection of art studios, retailers, and service providers

The Centerpiece

719 N Person St
(919) 838-8580

Exceptional fine art, custom framing, and art consulting services

The City Gallery

118 S Person St
view website
(919) 829-7087

Vintage Church's gallery hosts art exhibitions and serves artists

Gallery C

540 N Blount St
view website
(919) 828-3165
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

Contemporary and historic NC artwork and fine picture framing services

Litmus Gallery & Studios

312 W Cabarrus St
view website
(919) 571-3605
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Cutting Edge gallery featuring original fine art and open studios

Local Color Gallery

311 W Martin St
view website
(919) 819-5995
Hours: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

Co-op of women artists—fine art, glass, functional pottery, sculpture, and jewelry

The Mahler Fine Art

228 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 896-7503
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

A full-service fine art gallery

Quercus Studio

201 S Salisbury St
view website
(919) 960-1355

Jewelry workshop and gallery

Studio R.E.D.

311 W Martin St
view website
(919) 395-6877

Working artist studio and gallery

V L Rees Gallery

311 W Martin St, # 8
view website
(919) 345-2076

Contemporary realism and beyond

VAE Raleigh

309 W Martin St
view website
(919) 828-7834
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

Creativity incubator and gallery featuring emerging artists and a retail shop

Alibi + Lilac Salon

303 N Boylan Ave
view website
(919) 777-3603

First Friday Special: 10% off all retail.

Creative salon with featuring art, community, and all things hair.

Alter Ego Salon & Blow Dry Bar

119 E Hargett St, # 200
view website
(919) 832-6239
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm

Hair salon and art venue in a beautiful loft with monthly art exhibits and periodic music, dance performances, and special events.

Bishops

207 S West St
view website
(984) 269-7181

First Friday Special: Receive a free t-shirt with any product or service purchase greater than $24.

Local art and Lonerider beer compliment a fresh cut/color.

City Market

215 Wolfe St
view website
(984) 232-8661

Home to multiple First Friday venues

City of Raleigh Museum

220 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 996-2220

Raleigh history museum featuring rotating exhibits and pop up programs

ERA Dream Living Realty

311 S Harrington St, Suite 100
view website
(919) 665-6500

ERA Dream Living Realty is a residential real estate brokerage specializing in the Raleigh market, single family home, townhomes, condos and investment properties. Showcasing local artists' work and hosting musicians in our office.

HagerSmith Design, P.A.

300 S Dawson St
view website
(919) 821-5547
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, historic preservation, and art gallery

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown @ Glenwood South

600 Glenwood Ave
view website
(919) 825-4770

Featuring local artists along with sandwiches, cocktails, wine, and beer

Hotworx

701 Tucker St
view website
(984) 269-7707
Hours: 6:00-9:00pm

First Friday Special: 20% off of retail, and free workout vouchers for first-time visitors.

Boutique, infrared fitness studio, featuring HOT fitness classes 24 hours a day.

Imurj - The Artists' Cafe

300 S McDowell St
view website
(919) 825-1515
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

A multimedia art space and performance experience

Indy Week

227 Fayetteville St, # 105
(919) 286-1972

Serving the Triangle for 35 year's - News, Art & Culture

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

444 S Blount St, # 115B
view website
(919) 651-3553

Incubator hosting rotation visual art displays and partnering with local art community to open doors to students and entrepreneurs

The L Apartments

205 W Davie St
view website
(844) 863-4484
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

First Friday Special: Waived application fee

Experience downtown Raleigh living at it's finest featuring repurposed art and #sustainableliving #lifebeyondyourwalls

The Lincoln Apartments

408 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 838-0754

Enjoy First Friday with local artist(s) at The Lincoln and rediscover Downtown!

Link Apartments Glenwood South

202 N West St
view website
(844) 308-0873

Hip downtown apartment community!

Marbles IMAX Theater

201 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 882-4629
Hours: Showtimes vary (check website)

NC's only 3D-capable giant screen featuring documentaries and Hollywood films

Marbles Kids Museum

201 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 834-4040
Hours: Open until 7pm

First Friday Special: $3/per person after 3pm; members play free

Create and innovate every First Friday

Momentum

213 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 502-3114
Hours: 6pm-9pm

Enjoy technology and code demonstrations along with art each month. Visual artists will rotate monthly. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Nest Raleigh

414 Fayetteville Street, # 400
view website
(919) 617-6378

Coworking office space celebrating First Friday.

North State Bank

230 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 723-2300

First Friday Special: Wine tasting and art

Personify

416 S Dawson St
view website
(919) 460-9595

Exhibitions and music with NC Artists and DJs

Power Studios

206 New Bern Place
view website
(984) 200-2205
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: 10% off of Power Studios services

Top notch music, TV, film, photography and podcast production studio within a creative workspace.

Poyner YMCA

801 Corporate Center Drive
view website
(919) 210-7162

Poyner is the newest branch of the YMCA of the Triangle.

SkyHouse Raleigh

308 S Blount St
view website
(919) 296-0748

First Friday Special: Application fee ($50 value) will be deducted from your first month's rent.

Premier high-rise apartment community in downtown Raleigh featuring local artists' work on display.

Apex Outfitter and Board Co.

23 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 977-1077

First Friday Special: Dinks and deals on select merchandise plus events

THE ART OF STYLE

21 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 755-3333
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 20% off

Modern and chic men's and women's boutique showcasing an artist of the month

Brovelli Oil, Vinegar & Gifts

300 Blake St, Suite 300
view website
(919) 977-8164

First Friday Special: 10% off all store items

High quality infused olive oils, wine balsamic vinegar, and more.

Capitol Smoke

215 W Martin St
view website
(919) 916-5966

First Friday Special: 10% off wall art and 25% off cigars

Glass art from national and local artists, wall art, and the finest imported cigars

Deco Raleigh

207 S Salisbury St
view website
(919) 828-5484
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Refreshments, entertainment, and meet the artists

Unique, local smart: items to decorate your life

Dogwood Country Club

301 W Cabarrus St, # 201
view website
(919) 327-9707

First Friday Special: 20% off retail merchandise (some exclusions apply)

Urban golf facility equipped with TrackMan radar technology and owned and operated by a Class A PGA professional

The Flourish Market

713 Tucker St
view website
(984) 202-5035
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 20% off on First Fridays!

Your purchase spreads dignity across the globe!

House of Swank

119 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 413-7339
Hours: 2 pm - 8 pm

First Friday Special: Adult shirts are $25 or 2 for $40

Home of the raddest NC-themed T-shirts and swag on the planet. Live screen printing demonstrations every First Friday

Petale

15 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 900-8066
Hours: 6pm-9pm

First Friday Special: 10% off subscriptions.

Bring nature into the city. Spread beauty and cheer downtown-Flowers for all occasions. Subscriptions available!

Quercus Studio

201 S Salisbury St
view website
(919) 960-1355

Jewelry workshop and gallery

The Raleigh Wine Shop

126 Glenwood Ave
view website
(919) 803-5473
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 10% off bottle purchases from the WineStation and/or tasting wines to drink on-site or to go

Fine wine and provisions

Read With Me | A Children's Book & Art Shop

111 E Hargett St, Suite 110
view website
(919) 588-3183
Hours: Open until 8pm

First Friday Special: Family arts & crafts activities

Carefully curated children's books and inspired local art.

Retro Modern Furnishings

300 W Hargett St, # 24
view website
(984) 444-9240
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Sip beverages and meet local artists. 10% off select select merchandise

Vintage + Upcycled + Handmade Furnishings

Runologie

401 Hillsborough St, # B
view website
(919) 664-8865
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Free wine, beer, apps and special 1st of the month discounts

Free gait analysis, local art, beer, apps and discounts. Join us and keep moving.

Unleashed, the Dog and Cat Store

329 Blake St
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(919) 977-6529
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Rotating specials from product discounts to free stuff (such as free toy, free bag of treats.) We will always offer a free treat buffet.

The best dog & cat supplies at the best prices!

42 & Lawrence

134 E Martin St, Skyhouse Building
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(919) 322-1668
Hours: 7AM-9PM

First Friday Special: 1/2 Off Wines

Specialty espresso beverages, cold brew coffees, draft lattes, tasty experiments. Now serving beer and wine.

Amorino Gelato Al Naturale

137 E Davie St
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(919) 239-4411

First Friday Special: 10% off large cup or cone

Authentic Italian Gelato and hot drinks in an upscale ambience

Caffe Luna

136 E Hargett St
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(919) 832-6090

First Friday Special: Free bottle of San Pellegrino with purchase of two entrees

Authentic Italian Food, Well Chosen Wine List, Great Service & Ambiance

Circa 1888

412 W Davie St
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(919) 307-4597
Hours: 3 pm - 2 am

First Friday Special: Live music. Free for members.

Enjoy music and drinks after your walk.

Crank Arm Brewing

319 W Davie St
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(919) 324-3529

First Friday Special: Special bike ride to different first Friday galleries. Ride meets at 6pm, heads out at 6:30p. Ending at Crank Arm with Poseidon Catering at 8:30/9 pm

Our mission is to provide fresh artisan beer while utilizing green transportation methods.

The Cupcake Shoppe BAKERY

104 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 821-4223
Hours: 8:30 am - 11 pm

First Friday Special: Buy one, get one free cupcakes

"Life is short...Eat dessert first!" Raleigh's first & finest boutique bakery & coffee shop

Five Star

511 W Hargett St
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(919) 833-3311
Hours: 3 pm - 12 am

First Friday Special: $5 appetizers and $5 glasses of wine

Five Star is the answer to sophisticated Asian dining and entertainment.

Growler USA

314 S Blount St
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(919) 900-7122

First Friday Special: Mix n Match 6 of our taps to create your $14 Friday Flight Special!

Come enjoy a variety of beverages, from the best local and regional craft beers, draught wines, hard ciders, craft cocktails and non-alcoholic kombucha teas.

Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant

311 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 833-2258

First Friday Special: RibEye $19.50, $3 Bud Light drafts, $4 Stella & Blue Moon drafts

Irregardless Café & Catering

901 W Morgan St
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(919) 833-8898

First Friday Special: Half price bottles of house wine

Real food and live music every night of the week.

Isaac Hunter's Tavern

414 Fayetteville St
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(919) 996-9484

First Friday Special: $6 Jameson and $7 House Infused Liqours. Live Music Every Friday

Downtown Raleigh's favorite neighborhood bar! Live entertainment Thursday - Sunday. Open everyday.

Legends Night Club Complex

330 W Hargett St
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(919) 831-8888

First Friday Special: $5 wine specials and half price lite bites

LGBT nightclub offer wine specials and LGBT artists

The London Bridge Pub

110 E Hargett St
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(919) 838-6633
Hours: 11:30am-2:00am

First Friday Special: Free dessert with purchase of an entree

Great pub grub and pints with sun trap patio

The Mecca Restaurant

13 E Martin St
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(919) 832-5714

First Friday Special: Rotating cocktail specials inspired by the art displayed, plus $10 single burger and beer combo! Rotating cocktail specials inspired by the art displayed, plus $10 single burger and beer combo!

The oldest restaurant in Raleigh meets contemporary local art The oldest restaurant in Raleigh meets contemporary local art

Morgan Street Food Hall

411 W Morgan St
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(919) 307-4481

First Friday Special: $5 Fireball Friday

The Morning Times Cafe

10 E Hargett St
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(919) 836-1204
Hours: 6:30 am - 11 pm

First Friday Special: Live music and art market

Coffeehouse and gallery serving locally roasted coffees, house-baked pastries, and sandwiches

PLUS Dueling Piano Bar

510 Glenwood Ave, # 10
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(252) 289-7399

First Friday Special: Free admission and 25% off food until 9 pm. Come for dinner at 7 pm and reserve your spot for show starting at 8 pm.

Welcome to the largest dueling piano bar in America! Be prepared for a positive experience that will keep you coming back for more!

Raleigh Beer Garden

614 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 324-3415

First Friday Special: $3 16 oz canned beers at the Tree Bar

Shish Kabob

438 Fayetteville St
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(919) 833-4005

First Friday Special: Free hummus sampler and toasted pita with any gyro sandwich purchase

Mediterranean, Lebanese, Greek, gyros, kabobs, vegetarian, schawarma, salads, family

Sir Walter Coffee

145 E Davie St
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(919) 332-0019

First Friday Special: $4 craft drafts and $2 off spiked Sir Walter Favorites cocktails. Pop-up events and occasional art shows. Resident art by Errol Englebrecht.

Locally owned Barista bar specializing in coffee and tea cocktails.

Sono

319 Fayetteville St, Suite 101
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(919) 521-5328

First Friday Special: Half price off selected bottles of wine and sake

Exhibiting new work from local artists each month. Visit Sono online for info on upcoming receptions, events, and live demonstrations.

The Station at Person Street

701 N Person St
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(919) 977-1567

First Friday Special: $4 Hoppyum Drafts

A corner bar and restaurant nestled on the edge of Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood neighborhood, blending amongst the residential streets like a refuge.

Tapworks

222 Glenwood Ave, # 109
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(919) 977-0191
Hours: Fri (2 pm-midnight)

First Friday Special: 25 cents/oz on select craft beers and 99 cent/oz on all wines

Raleigh's pour-your-own experience serving craft beer, cider, wine, and cocktails

Taverna Agora

326 Hillsborough St
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(919) 881-8333

First Friday Special: Belly dancers, Greek Bouzouki, and music along with seasonal cocktails and special dinner entrees.

Greek Night celebrations with entertainment from 8:30pm- close.

Tonbo Ramen

211 S Wilmington St
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(919) 977-3625

First Friday Special: $4 buns - pork belly, lamb, and veggie

Ramen restaurant serving homemade broths and fresh ramen noodles. Upstairs, enjoy our Izakaya Japanese small plate bar with unique cocktails full sake selection.

Trophy Tap + Table

225 S Wilmington St
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(919) 424-7817

First Friday Special: $6 Mini Flights: Trophy Husband, Trophy Wife, and Cloud Surfer.

Featuring North Carolina Artists rotating monthly to showcase mediums from painting to photography, focusing on wide ranging topics, and conversations.

Tuscan Blu

327 W Davie St, # 108
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(919) 834-5707

First Friday Special: 10% off any wine purchase

Authentic Italian restaurant

Vidrio

500 Glenwood Ave, Suite 100
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(919) 803-6033

First Friday Special: Monthly cocktail events

Watts and Ward

200 S Blount St
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(919) 896-8016
Hours: 4 PM to 2 AM

First Friday Special: $8 handcrafted Sangria all day on First Friday

Showcasing the art of craft cocktails in a luxuriously appointed venue.

Woody's at City Market

205 Wolfe St
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(919) 833-3000
Hours: 11 am - 2 am

First Friday Special: 50% off all starters 4:30-6:30pm, 15% off all starters 6:30-9pm, $4 market bar drafts, $4 Fireball, $5 Capt'n Morgan or Kraken Rums.

Neighborhood tavern offering entertainment, outstanding drink specials, and bar fare.

XOCO Raleigh Mexican Grill

410 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 835-9010

First Friday Special: 1 Corona + 1 Tequila = Free taco and queso