As we have said before, North Carolina is almost synonymous with craft beers and breweries. If you live in an apartment in Raleigh, NC and you are looking for some great craft breweries around the Raleigh and the Triangle, here are some ideas.
Which bars and taverns go above and beyond to show their support for great local craft beer? Keep in mind that brew pubs affiliated with breweries were not included in this list.
Village Draft House - Located in the Cameron Village Shopping Center in Raleigh, this beer-friendly restaurant boasts 40 NC craft beers! The dark wood interior, plush seating and wall-filled memorabilia make the environment an easy one to chill out in and enjoy the fine beer offerings.
World of Beer at North Hills in Raleigh - A bar that goes above and beyond. Last year, they went down to the Charlotte breweries and brought back kegs for the beer enthusiasts of the Triangle to enjoy. Very few establishments outside of Charlotte get to experience Charlotte-produced beers so it's a big treat when WoB steps up and does that! A great sports atmosphere with a diverse collection of NC beers – can't beat that!
Tyler's Tap Room - All four locations have serious beer menus and readily point out and promote their support for NC beers. The atmosphere in all locations is great and each one offers a unique atmosphere from the other so go explore all four.
Brewmasters Bar & Grill - Located at the “entrance” of the Warehouse district in Raleigh, on the corner of Dawson St. and W. Martin St., another establishment that sets a high benchmark when it comes to pouring a diverse collection of NC beers. To even step it up an notch, they truly have local beer on Wednesday's when they host local homebrewers and their brew for a good cause.
Tobacco Road - Sports bars and then some! They've got a great variety of NC craft beer from all over the state and always have at least a dozen at any given time. Their wall of sports-filled monitors is something to behold and the location of the Durham bar in left field of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park is amazing.
We have to acknowledge an honorable mention to the list and that's the area bottle shops. Where else can you sit down for a pint, maybe experience a tap takeover from a brewery and then be able to walk out with a bottle or growler of a beer you just tried or something new?