in the Triangle

Downtown Amphitheater
Raleigh, NC

Food & Nightlife

From Carolina classics, to farm-to-table, to international cuisine, the Triangle’s diverse restaurants will please the most adventurous eaters to the pickiest palates. And when it comes to nightlife, we’ve got it all – from big concerts and intimate music venues, to high-energy dance clubs and low-key wine bars.

Agriculture has long been a valued part of the North Carolina economy, so it should come as no surprise that the Triangle has a vibrant independent restaurant scene with many options for “farm to table” dining. On that note, both residents and restaurateurs enjoy the plethora of farmers markets throughout the region including the 30,000 square foot State Farmers Market, which is open daily, all year round. Complementing the area’s 2,000 restaurants are a wide range of entertainment options. Live music lovers will enjoy more than 60 venues including five outdoor amphitheaters. Festival goers can attend events of all sizes like Lazy Daze, Artsplosure, Fireman’s Day and the North Carolina State Fair. For the night owls, be sure to check out Glenwood South and Wilmington Street in Downtown Raleigh, Franklin Street in Chapel Hill and the American Tobacco Historic District.