Thanks for checking out this post on where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Raleigh. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can.
A list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in your area will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Raleigh wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks near you after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for your area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other posts on our favorite spots to drink or grab a bottle in cities around the Southeast.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Raleigh
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Raleigh:
- The Raleigh Wine Shop at 126 Glenwood Ave
- Taylor’s Wine Shop at 10005 Six Forks Rd
- Wine Authorities at 211 E Franklin St
- Total Wine & More at 6105 Capital Blvd
- Short Walk Wines at 123 E Martin St
- The Wine Cellar at 5850 Fayetteville Rd # 102, Durham
- The Wine Feed at 307 S Roxboro St, Durham
- Chatham Street Wine Market at 111 W Chatham St, Cary
- The Wine Merchant at 4240 NW Cary Pkwy, Cary
The Raleigh Wine Shop is a locally owned and operated business that has become a fixture in the downtown community. You can purchase bottles, cans, and half bottles to enjoy on their patio without incurring a corkage fee. Weekly free tastings, special guests behind the bar, popup dinners, parties, and other events in the shop and around town are all part of the experience.
Taylor’s Wine Shop carries a superb collection of exquisite wines, a constantly changing selection of microbrew and imported beers, coffees, honey, crafted chocolates, and even live baits to suit every taste and budget. Whether you stop by for gas and a fresh hot biscuit in the morning or participate in one of their wine tastings. you’ll have a fantastic time here.
Total Wine & More is one of the largest independent fine wine retailers in the country and boasts a vast assortment of beers, cigars, accessories, and other items for sale. Short Walk Wines has something for everyone ranging from a classic to something fresh and fascinating or simply an affordable bottle. They feature a small bar with a rotating glass selection and weekly tastings in a welcoming ambiance.
The Wine Cellar can organize a customized instructional tasting party at your house, office, or club complete with wine, glasses, and tasting notes. There are also private in-store tastings available.
In-store shopping, curbside pickup, and delivery are all possible at The Wine Feed. They update their gift options weekly and can place special orders for your favorite wines.
Chatham Street Wine Market specializes in one-of-a-kind and delectable small-batch wines from around the world. Many of their collections come from organically grown, family-owned estates with prices ranging from $10 to $20. Local delivery is available Monday through Friday from 11am to 1pm for orders of $50 or more placed the day prior.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Raleigh Brewing at 3709 Neil St
- Funguys Brewing at 2408 Paula St
- Gizmo Brew Works – Brewery & Taproom at 5907 Triangle Dr
- Lynnwood Brewing Concern at 1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd
- Trophy Brewing & Taproom at 656 Maywood Ave
- Fullsteam Brewery at 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
- Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending at 4913 S Alston Ave, Durham
- Bond Brothers Beer at 202 E Cedar St, Cary
- Fortnight Brewing at 1006 SW Maynard Rd, Cary
Raleigh Brewing collaborates with businesses and organizations to provide a diverse range of craft beers including year-round favorites, seasonal releases, a session series, and countless small batches. Their taproom is open on Monday and Tuesday from 3pm to 10pm, Wednesday to Friday until 11pm, Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday until 7pm.
If you are looking for a small-batch craft brewery in your area that concentrates on flavorful ales head to Funguys Brewing. Gizmo Brew Works – Brewery & Taproom took over a two-barrel brewhouse making it one of the smallest commercial breweries in the region. In addition to small-batch taproom-only releases their beer can be found in some of the finest retail shops, bars, and restaurants in North Carolina.
Enjoy one of 12 tap draft lists, a rotating cask engine, growlers, or six-packs to go at Trophy Brewing & Taproom. Their production facility has a comfortable taproom and patio which is a nice hangout spot for great drinks and wonderful meals while overlooking the brewery.
Fullsteam Brewery is a plow-to-pint brewery, tavern, and food hall that specializes in distinctly Southern beer and tasty cuisine to pair with it. They create small-batch beers with local ingredients and pledge to source at least 10% of their malt from certified craft malt houses in each drink they make.
Bond Brothers Beer serves a broad array of high-quality ales, lagers, and sours making it a great place to come and sip on excellent drinks. With a spacious brewery, taproom, and outdoor garden there is plenty of space for all beer enthusiasts.
Wine Bars In Raleigh
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- Barcelona Wine Bar at 430 W Martin St
- Vinos Finos Tapas & Wine Bar at 8450 Honeycutt Road #110
- Vita Vite Downtown at 313 W Hargett St
- Uncorked Raleigh Wine & Coffee Cafe at 10511 Shadowlawn Dr #111
- Drink Drank Drunk at 905 W Morgan St
- The Wine Feed at 602 Glenwood Ave
- LouellaWine Beer & Beverage at 316 W Geer St #A, Durham
- Amberly Local at 718 Slash Pine Dr, Cary
You can try a broad assortment of South American wines complemented by scrumptious menu options such as tapas, meats, cheese platters, empanadas, and desserts at Vinos Finos Tapas and Wine Bar. Vita Vite brings people together in a common area to appreciate good wines and delectable food.
Uncorked Raleigh Wine & Coffee Cafe has over 40 wines on the menu so you’re likely to discover one that matches well with traditional tapas dishes. A wonderful cheese platter, a comprehensive list of craft brews, and a delicious cup of coffee are all available.
Louella Wine Beer & Beverage is a neighborhood bottle shop and bar presenting a variety of curated wines, craft beers, and fortified beverages from family-owned producers. You can obtain free delivery with a minimum order of $89.99.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- Chatham Hill Winery at 8245 Chapel Hill Rd
- Cloer Family Vineyards at 8624 Castleberry Rd
- Honeygirl Meadery & Tasting Room at 105 Hood St #6
Chatham Hill Winery creates distinct handcrafted wines of outstanding quality and purity from grapes cultivated locally utilizing traditional methods. They are open on Friday from 1pm to 11pm, Saturday until 7pm, and Sunday until 5pm.
Cloer Family Vineyards can accommodate private events like rehearsal dinners, graduations, birthdays, and other special occasions. Tastings are accessible at any time during operating hours for $6 but reservations are necessary for groups of six or more.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Raleigh can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- Tupelo Honey at 425 Oberlin Rd
- St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar at 223 S Wilmington St
- Firebirds Wood Fired Grill at 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave
- Tobacco Road Sports Cafe at 280 S Mangum St #100, Durham
- BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse at 5707 Dillard Dr, Cary
If you want to have a dining experience that gathers family and friends around the table and allows for longer conversations with tasty dishes and cocktails Tupelo Honey is a great option. Visit them during their happy hour from 4pm to 7pm.
St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar is a go-to spot for authentic New Orleans fare in town. They offer special deals on oysters for $1.50 from 4pm to 6pm every day.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is well-known for its scratch kitchen, bold flavors, and welcoming atmosphere. Hand-cut aged steaks and fresh seafood accompanied with specialty crafted cocktails and wines are among their signature menu items. They boast happy hours from 4pm to 6:30pm Monday through Friday.
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