Photo by Brian Lips


Person Street Bar

805 N Person St, Raleigh, NC, 27601



This cocktail-slinging bar may be in the heart of downtown Raleigh, but you’ll find it a safe refuge from the binge-drinking college crowd. Though the bartenders are knowledgeable and the beers are microbrew, the atmosphere is happily unfussy with a foosball table, jukebox, and a backyard deck perfect for daytime boozing.

Jessie Williams of Edge of Urge / Person Street Bar

I like this place for its warm, contemporary vibe. Plus, it fits the bill nicely for a little day drinking. Grab some seats up front next to the big light-filled windows on those hot Carolina afternoons.

— Jessie Williams of Edge of Urge