The Local Edit: Downtown Raleigh

by Online Uniquities

Maybe you’ve lived in Raleigh for a lifetime, or maybe you’re brand new! We’ve been around for 30 years, and somehow we’re still discovering new things to do. Whether you’re on the hunt for an aesthetically pleasing place for a post, or hidden gems with incredible eats, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our guide to discovering local restaurants, bars, markets, and more you’re sure to love!

First thing’s first: if you haven’t heard about Offline, you need to check it out. This local restaurant club will keep you up to date with the newest trending places and the best restaurants that you might’ve never heard of! You can sign up to become a member and be among the first to try new spots!

A few of our top picks:

Brewery Bhavana

From the decor to the food itself, every aspect of this restaurant and bar is oh so aesthetically pleasing. If you’re a lover of dim sum and endless photo opps, this is absolutely the place for you. Located in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh, Brewery Bhavana is a place you’ve got to try! Reservations must be made in advance for dining, but the bar/tap is first-come first-serve.

Outfit Recommendations: We’re going for style perfection. If you’re out and about during the day and stop by the bar, an edgy graphic tee and denim combo is totally acceptable. If you’re headed for dinner reservations, a dressy fit is a great way to go.


This local cocktail, desert, and coffee lounge is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth! This is our favorite spot in town for a rich espresso martini, and a go-to for decadent desserts like a S’mores Sundae. If you’re looking for something new and different, try their unique gin & jam combos!

Outfit Recommendations: Dress it up! We love a denim, blouse and heels combo to accompany our sweet treats.


Bon appetit! Jolie is located in the heart of Oakwood, Raleigh, and features authentic French cuisine. We love the petit plates to split between the table and, of course, the desserts! Jolie is home to a beautiful rooftop patio perfect for dinner with a view.

Outfit Recommendations: Channel your inner Parisian with a dress and trendy sneakers! We love our Golden Goose sneaks paired with flowy fun dresses!

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