More like the city of beers (zing!). If there’s one thing Raleigh has no shortage of it’s bars, and a lot of quality ones at that. Sure, it’s hard to escape the hipster crazed hop fest downton on First Fridays, but you gotta love just how devoted this town is to it’s local breweries like Big Boss, Lone Rider, and Boylan Brew Pub to name a few. Boylan is my first choice when deciding where to enjoy a cold one on a boiling summer afternoon. The huge patio, although often packed (below), is the ideal place to sit back and soak in the downtown panorama while sipping hoppy summer ales, floral lagers, and powerful stouts.
The title picture sums up a fun filled weekend in one epic photograph, except for that damn crane, but there is one thing missing….Poole’s Diner. Talk about epic, stay tuned tomorrow for a full review of Ashley Christianson’s outstanding establishment and one of the best meals I’ve ever had in Raleigh.