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St. Patrick’s Day – With an At Home Twist

Ok, so you may not be able to drink at your favorite watering hole for St. Patty’s Day, but don’t let that stop you from indulging on libations. Thanks to streaming services and online rental providers, you can enjoy the holiday from the comfort of your own couch. Here is a list of 5 St. Patty’s Day movies AND cocktails to help you get in the Irish spirit. Leprechaun: Be prepared to laugh out loud as you watch Jennifer Aniston...

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish Raleigh St. Paddy’s Day Bar Crawl Barcrawlerz is a Raleigh Bar Crawl like no other. Kiss Me, I’m Irish features the best drink specials and the best bars in town. Participating venues include Carolina Ale House – Downtown Raleigh, Halcyon, My Way Tavern Raleigh, and more! Your wristband gets you into any of the participating bars with no cover, plus gets you drink specials all night. Sample drink specials: $3-$4 beers, $4-$5 well mixed drinks, and...

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Monday: Top Chef Dinner Series at High Horse As part of his on-going Bravo Top Chef Series, Chef Katsuji Tanabe welcomes James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: Northeast” 2018 winner Chef/Owner Karen Akunowicz of Fox & Knife in Boston for dinner at High Horse! Meet Chef Karen Akunowicz in Raleigh before she airs on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef All Stars” March 19th! Monday, 7 pm; 208 wolfe st, Raleigh, NC 27601; Reservations here Cooking for a Classic The 4th Annual Cooking...

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Mardi Gras Celebration At Hummingbird Celebrate Mardi Gras with Sazeracs, Hurricanes, a seafood boil, gumbo, muffulettas and more! There will be live music by the Atomic Rhythm All Stars and DJ Nick Speaks. Costumes are encouraged. $35/advance, $40/door; Sunday, 3 – 6 pm; 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd, Suite 111, Raleigh, NC 27604 Mardi Gras at Transfer Co. Transfer Co. Food Hall will celebrate Mardi Gras with a variety of activities, including three special New Orleans-inspired beers from Burial, King...

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Big Frosty Beer Festival Join in the 4th Annual Big Frosty Beer Festival. There will be 25 breweries pouring samples of over 50 beers and ciders and live music while you sip! $40; Saturday, 2 -6 pm; 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC Get Lei’d at The Architect Bar Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a bit of the tropics! The Architect Bar is having a luau with specialty cocktails and a DJ. Get $3 Tobacco Road Truth Serum, $5 Terrapin Beers, $11...

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Sparkling Wine & Champagne Tasting Extravaganza Join Raleigh Wine Shop for the return of the biggest bubbles tasting of the year! It’s a great opportunity to find a special bottle to pop for the New Year or a great value to stock up your fridges and racks to prep for 2020. It’s one of the ways Raleigh Wine Shop is saying thank you for an amazing 2019! And even better yet, all sparkling wines in the shop will be discounted!...

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Naughty or Nice Party Dress in your Christmas best (ugly sweaters, Christmas suits, elf costumes, hats, antlers, etc.) and come out for a night of holiday spirit and spirits! They’ll be serving Christmas inspired cocktails and White Claw specials in addition to their usual Saturday special ($5 Crown Royal + flavors) and DJ Chaperone will be spinning live on the patio from 8 pm – Midnight! Saturday, 1 pm; Boxcar Bar and Arcade, 330 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC Chili...

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Monday: First Anniversary Celebration at Transfer Co. Join to eat, drink and play in celebration of their first year! There will be a Black Surfer’s pop-up zine shop; KidLab, Read With Me, A Children’s Book & Art Shop, Little By Little Raleigh Games & Play Station; and conversation panels. RSVP here; Monday, 5 – 9 pm; 500 East Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601 Durham Village Holiday Market Shop the annual Durham Village Holiday Market with NC Made eats, drinks and...

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Deck the Halls with Bands of Raleigh Get in the giving spirit this holiday season and see the best local music Raleigh has to offer. All proceeds of the show will go to Urban Ministries of Wake County, NC State Food Pantry, and Raleigh Rescue Mission. Enjoy sets from The Bronze Age, Stranded Bandits, Spaced Angel & The New Aquarian! This will also be your chance to check out the brand new record shop upstairs in the Pour House! Donations...

Celebrate the Season with a Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Cocktail

It’s that time of year! Time to get cozy with a cocktail! This whiskey cocktail is sweetened with maple syrup, lemon and includes a hint of cinnamon (spice is optional). You can multiply the amounts given below by up to four, if you’d like to make a bigger batch for your holiday party. Ingredients 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) of whiskey of your choice 2 to 4 teaspoons maple syrup, to taste 2 tablespoons of lemon juice Pinch of ground cinnamon, optional Instructions...