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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
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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.

Alibi + Lilac Salon

303 N Boylan Ave
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(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
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(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
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(919) 977-1077

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

THE ART OF STYLE

21 W Hargett St
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(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
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(919) 821-2787
Hours: 10 am - 10 pm

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

Bishops

207 S West St
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(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 Oils, Vinegars & Gifts

300 Blake St, Suite 300
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(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
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(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
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(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
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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
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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.

The City Gallery

118 S Person St
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(919) 829-7087

Vintage Church's gallery hosts art exhibitions and serves artists

City Market

215 Wolfe St
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(984) 232-8661

City Market features several local shops and restaurants along our cobblestone streets of our historic market place. Various events and First Friday attractions are located here. 

City of Raleigh Museum

220 Fayetteville St
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(919) 996-3023

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 South Salisbury St
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(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
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9192646363

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
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(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) 398-0170
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

211 Plainview Ave
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(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
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(919) 828-3165
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

Contemporary and historic NC artwork and fine picture framing services

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
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(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
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(919) 413-7339

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
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(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
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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.

The L Apartments

205 W Davie St
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(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
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(919) 838-0754

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

Link Apartments Glenwood South

3939 Glenwood Ave, Apt 360
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Hip downtown apartment community!

Litmus Gallery & Studios

PO Box 12373
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Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Cutting Edge gallery featuring original fine art and open studios

Little Pup Lounge

510 S Person St
(919) 322-2021
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Pups under 25 lbs can stay for free! Complete required forms prior to First Friday at www.littlepuplounge.com.

Bring your pup for a free visit on First Friday

Local Color Gallery

311 W Martin St
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(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
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(919) 896-7503
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

A full-service fine art gallery

Marbles IMAX Theater

201 E Hargett St
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(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
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(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

Moore Square

200 S Blount St
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(919) 996-6485
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Culture Pop Ups featuring food, dance, music, and crafts celebrating various cultures plus Artist Meet & Greet at the Moore Square Visitor Center (226 E Martin St.)

Since 1792, Moore Square has been a place of gathering, reflection, entertainment, and recreation for the citizens of Raleigh.

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

My Way Tavern

522 St Mary's St
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(919) 900-8273
Hours: Open until 2:00am

First Friday Special: Draft Beer Specials, Liquor Specials, and 25% off appetizers with a purchase (Dine in only)

Gathering place with full bar and over 20 beers on tap serving all American food

Nest Raleigh

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

Coworking office space celebrating First Friday.

North State Bank

6725 Brookhollow Dr
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(919) 723-2300

First Friday Special: Wine tasting and art

Personify

416 S Dawson St
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(919) 460-9595

Exhibitions and music with NC Artists and DJs

Petale

15 W Hargett St
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(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

227 Fayetteville St, First Floor
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(919) 210-7162

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

Quercus Studio

201 S Salisbury St
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(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

Raleigh Denim Workshop + Curatory

319 W Martin St, # 100
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(919) 917-8969
Hours: 6:00-8:00pm 6:00-8:00pm

First Friday Special: Curated experiences in Raleigh Denim Workshop every month!

Raleigh Denim Workshop is an American enterprise / art project / romantic adventure started by Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko.

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

RE/MAX Advantage

410 Glenwood Ave, Suite 130
(919) 649-1610
Hours: 6-9pm

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

111 E Hargett St, Suite 110
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(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
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(984) 444-9240
Hours: 6-9pm

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

We specialize in customizable handmade and original mid century modern furniture. We also carry housewares and accessories made in small batches by independent designers!

Riddle Raleigh

314 S Blount St
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(919) 891-9920

First Friday Special: Free appetizer when you buy two entrees

Activity filled bar & restaurant with frequent themed nights.

Runologie

401 Hillsborough St, # B
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(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

Shred415 Raleigh (Opening December 2019)

218 S Harrington St
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(828) 332-0359
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Stop by for a First Friday class from 5:30-6:30pm and open house until 9:00pm

Shred415 is an all levels, family friendly HIIT studio

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, # 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

Tama Cafe

401 Fayetteville St, #103
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(919) 791-5355

First Friday Special: Special events like pop up yoga after hours featuring local artists & vendors.

An alternative to the mundane, focusing on lite bites and flavorful teas sourced from all over the world 

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 Brewing 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!

Urban Outfitters

400 W Martin St
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(919) 296-8447

First Friday Special: 10% off full price merchandise for UO Rewards Members on First Fridays

Lifestyle retailer dedicated to inspiring customers through a unique combination of product, creativity and cultural understanding.

V L Rees Gallery

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

Contemporary realism and beyond

VAE Raleigh

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

Creativity incubator and gallery featuring emerging artists and a retail shop

Vidrio

500 Glenwood Ave, # 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.

Weaver Street Market

404 W Hargett St
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(919) 241-1769

First Friday events are held on the Dillon Patio.

WHITE of Raleigh

307 Blake St
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Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: 10% off purchase at first bridal appointment

Couture bridal boutique that's intimate and all about the bride

Wine & Design

510 W Martin St, 3rd Floor
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(919) 410-6101
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: $5 off Pop in and Paint!

Come pop in and paint with us!

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.

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

City Market features several local shops and restaurants along our cobblestone streets of our historic market place. Various events and First Friday attractions are located here. 

City of Raleigh Museum

220 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 996-3023

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

3939 Glenwood Ave, Apt 360
view website

Hip downtown apartment community!

Little Pup Lounge

510 S Person St
(919) 322-2021
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Pups under 25 lbs can stay for free! Complete required forms prior to First Friday at www.littlepuplounge.com.

Bring your pup for a free visit on First Friday

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

Moore Square

200 S Blount St
view website
(919) 996-6485
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Culture Pop Ups featuring food, dance, music, and crafts celebrating various cultures plus Artist Meet & Greet at the Moore Square Visitor Center (226 E Martin St.)

Since 1792, Moore Square has been a place of gathering, reflection, entertainment, and recreation for the citizens of Raleigh.

Nest Raleigh

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

Coworking office space celebrating First Friday.

North State Bank

6725 Brookhollow Dr
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

227 Fayetteville St, First Floor
view website
(919) 210-7162

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

RE/MAX Advantage

410 Glenwood Ave, Suite 130
(919) 649-1610
Hours: 6-9pm

Shred415 Raleigh (Opening December 2019)

218 S Harrington St
view website
(828) 332-0359
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Stop by for a First Friday class from 5:30-6:30pm and open house until 9:00pm

Shred415 is an all levels, family friendly HIIT studio

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.

Wine & Design

510 W Martin St, 3rd Floor
view website
(919) 410-6101
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: $5 off Pop in and Paint!

Come pop in and paint with us!

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.

Amorino Gelato Al Naturale

137 E Davie St
view website
(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
view website
(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
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.

Crank Arm Brewing

319 W Davie St
view website
(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
view website
(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
view website
(919) 398-0170
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.

Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant

311 Glenwood Ave
view website
(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
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.

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

My Way Tavern

522 St Mary's St
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(919) 900-8273
Hours: Open until 2:00am

First Friday Special: Draft Beer Specials, Liquor Specials, and 25% off appetizers with a purchase (Dine in only)

Gathering place with full bar and over 20 beers on tap serving all American food

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

Riddle Raleigh

314 S Blount St
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(919) 891-9920

First Friday Special: Free appetizer when you buy two entrees

Activity filled bar & restaurant with frequent themed nights.

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, # 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.

Tama Cafe

401 Fayetteville St, #103
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(919) 791-5355

First Friday Special: Special events like pop up yoga after hours featuring local artists & vendors.

An alternative to the mundane, focusing on lite bites and flavorful teas sourced from all over the world 

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 Brewing 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, # 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.

Weaver Street Market

404 W Hargett St
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(919) 241-1769

First Friday events are held on the Dillon Patio.

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.

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

Artspace

201 E Davie St
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(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
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(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
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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
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(919) 829-7087

Vintage Church's gallery hosts art exhibitions and serves artists

Gallery C

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

Contemporary and historic NC artwork and fine picture framing services

Litmus Gallery & Studios

PO Box 12373
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Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Cutting Edge gallery featuring original fine art and open studios

Local Color Gallery

311 W Martin St
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(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
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(919) 896-7503
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

A full-service fine art gallery

Quercus Studio

201 S Salisbury St
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(919) 960-1355

Jewelry workshop and gallery

Studio R.E.D.

311 W Martin St
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(919) 395-6877

Working artist studio and gallery

V L Rees Gallery

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

Contemporary realism and beyond

VAE Raleigh

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

Creativity incubator and gallery featuring emerging artists and a retail shop

Apex Outfitter and Board Co.

23 W Hargett St
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(919) 977-1077

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

THE ART OF STYLE

21 W Hargett St
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(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 Oils, Vinegars & Gifts

300 Blake St, Suite 300
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(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
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(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 South Salisbury St
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(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
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9192646363

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

211 Plainview Ave
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(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
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(919) 413-7339

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
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(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
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(919) 960-1355

Jewelry workshop and gallery

Raleigh Denim Workshop + Curatory

319 W Martin St, # 100
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(919) 917-8969
Hours: 6:00-8:00pm 6:00-8:00pm

First Friday Special: Curated experiences in Raleigh Denim Workshop every month!

Raleigh Denim Workshop is an American enterprise / art project / romantic adventure started by Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko.

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
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(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
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(984) 444-9240
Hours: 6-9pm

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

We specialize in customizable handmade and original mid century modern furniture. We also carry housewares and accessories made in small batches by independent designers!

Runologie

401 Hillsborough St, # B
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(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!

Urban Outfitters

400 W Martin St
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(919) 296-8447

First Friday Special: 10% off full price merchandise for UO Rewards Members on First Fridays

Lifestyle retailer dedicated to inspiring customers through a unique combination of product, creativity and cultural understanding.

WHITE of Raleigh

307 Blake St
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Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: 10% off purchase at first bridal appointment

Couture bridal boutique that's intimate and all about the bride