Sam Lott, bartender at Circa 1888
May 2019

At Your Service

May 14, 2019 Amanda Charles 0
Circa 1888’s Sam Lott is a bartender’s bartender. It’s 3 p.m. on a Monday in the Warehouse District, and Samantha (Sam) Lott has just set up the A-frame chalkboard on the sidewalk, signaling to passersby that Circa […]
March 2019

The Bar Star

Mar 15, 2019 Raleigh Magazine 0
It’s a rare moment when a who’s who of Triangle bartenders gather at the same place on a Friday afternoon, but that’s what happened when Jim Meehan came to town. Meehan, a bartender and journalist, […]
February 2019

Raleigh’s Best Bars 2018

Feb 4, 2019 Lauren Kruchten 0
By Lauren Kruchten & Jane Porter A fireside glass of red at Vita Vite. Craft beer in a plastic cup at The Goat. A whiskey highball in the dark cave that’s Foundation, or a brew […]
February 2019

Build a Bar at Home

Feb 4, 2019 Raleigh Magazine 0
Starting your own home bar can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be; make it fun by using a bar cart and think of stocking your home bar as a marathon rather than a […]
October 2018

Small Seeds, Big Impact

Oct 22, 2018 Lauren Kruchten 0
What do clean eating, the environment and the local community all have in common? The answer lies in Raleigh’s newest vegan protein bar, founded by husband-and-wife team Shane and Holly MacKinnon. Small Seed Bar began […]
May 2018

Liquid Gold

May 1, 2018 Layla Khoury-Hanold 0
Raleigh hotel bars pour their hearts into crafting a custom whiskey. The hotel bar, once the solitary respite of the solo traveler, is now often regarded as an amenity of equal importance to high thread […]
April 2018

Bar Bites

Apr 6, 2018 Layla Khoury-Hanold 0
Raleigh restaurants are raising the bar on bar snacks. “Small plates” have gone from buzz words to standard menu fare, but an even smaller plate is making its presence known: the bar snack. Restaurants around Raleigh […]
Hummingbird Fizz
December 2017/January 2018

A Sip of Nectar

Dec 22, 2017 Gina Stephens 0
Hummingbird, the first brick and mortar restaurant from Posh Nosh Catering owner Coleen Speaks, opened in a converted warehouse at Dock 1053 on Whitaker Mill Road last month. The cafe’s signature vodka cocktail is Hibiscus-infused […]
April 2016

The Bourbon Revival

Mar 31, 2016 Christa Gala 1
Bourbon is having a revival. If Hali Haught hadn’t moved to Raleigh, the bourbon bar at the Oak, kitchen & bourbon bar on Lake Boone wouldn’t exist. “We knew we wanted the Oak to have […]
April 2016

Shaken or stirred?

Mar 31, 2016 Christa Gala 0
At home bar carts add glam to cocktail hour TV shows depicting the glamorous ‘60s have helped us feel more comfy with the notion of having a full bar at home. There’s just something about offering […]