The Borough

(Now Closed)
Bar, American Restaurant, and Pub$$$$
Central Raleigh, Raleigh
84 Tips and reviews
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  • Morgan T.
    Morgan TalbotJune 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Omg. The food, the drinks, the atmosphere. Its all so incredible. A burger made of only spinach?? It's to die for. Be sure to get fried greens beans and the spicy ranch!
  • Downtown R.
    Downtown RaleighDecember 26, 2011
    Go for 1/2 priced apps from 4-7 on Mon-Fri! Our favorites are the Boomerang, The Dilly & The Cranky Sailor. Their sandwiches are also unbelievable and all under $10! Kitchen open until 2am every day.
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PeakAugust 9, 2011
    This places is forever packed on the weekends! The Borough is my cheers in downtown Raleigh. Liz and the staff are amazing! Strong drinks, good food and a friendly crowd :)
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TobinAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great-tasting food at a great price. I have tried a majority of their mixed drinks and all are strong but delicious. It's a great place to chill out downtown.
  • kevin b.
    kevin bearMarch 27, 2014
    Just amazing food and drinks :) employees and owner are beary awesome too :) its a must stop if you get to raleigh
  • Todd B.
    Todd BukerMay 2, 2012
    Nice relaxed environment with great food and drink. Not the biggest selection in Raleigh, but you'll find what you're looking for.
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan TalbotJune 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The painting behind the bar depicts Raleigh as an urban jungle watering hole. It's pretty neat. It's from the viewpoint at the BoylanBridge Brewpub.
  • Rodney
    RodneyOctober 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the "Charlie & Simone" hush puppies! The fried green beans are great and, oh "How Do You Q?" Is a kick-a** drink!
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GilesApril 14, 2010
    Order the fries it's a must! The secret is they roll the fries around in ranch seasoning and it is the best! Also u can substitute almost anything and create your own dish
  • Lola
    LolaJanuary 10, 2013
    People ain't lying....get the green bean fries! The love me tender loved me oh so tenderly. Didn't hurt at all.
  • Hello J.
    Hello JennyAugust 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food. Great crowd on the corner of Morgan and Dawson in Downtown Raleigh.
  • Iyabode O.
    Iyabode OttunJune 9, 2015
    They have the best cocktails in Raleigh in my honest opinion!!!! yaaay for cocktails!
  • Sydney B.
    Sydney BordenJuly 21, 2012
    The bartenders are literally the greatest people alive. So friendly. So wonderful!
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BMarch 13, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Afternoon half price Apps and the patio on weekday evenings!
  • Jimmy A.
    Jimmy AshleyAugust 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place to unwind and enjoy food and awesome cocktails! I have found my Cheers!!!come hangout you will love it.
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BMay 22, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The patio can't be beat and the How Do You Q? is the best drink!
  • Conner H.
    Conner HobsonMay 13, 2015
    Fairly cheap cocktails in the $7-$8 range. They're not among the best in Raleigh but for the price they're made strong.
  • Kristal K.
    Kristal KatherineDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
  • Alex M.
    Alex MeadowsAugust 18, 2013
    Try the black beard. Best vegan burger I've ever had
  • Jake B.
    Jake BlackburnMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Still one of my favorite places. Great drinks and service!
  • Tove M.
    Tove MooreFebruary 26, 2015
    Carne, broccoli with the special sauce, the burger is decadent
  • Mike P.
    Mike PhillipsAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the special sauce with the D-train and then dip your fries in the sauce. god it's good.
  • Abby L.
    Abby LadybugJanuary 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a regular poker game on Wednesday nights at 8pm. The current standings are on their web site. (Also, to correct another tip. The 1/2 price apps start at 4pm, not 5pm) Read more
  • Cody B.
    Cody BlumenshineFebruary 12, 2013
    It's always good minus this one waitress that is always rude to us. The short bleach blonde
  • Matthew E.
    Matthew EvansJanuary 27, 2016
    Pretty much everything is great. Shame that it is closing.
  • RtownJason
    RtownJasonFebruary 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    You MUST try the "How Do You Q!" Q, for short. Liz and her staff rock the drinks, and this one will change your attitude in two big sips!!
  • The NSA
    The NSAJune 26, 2013
    Great place to people watch. The staff is excellent here.
  • Sharon W.
    Sharon WhitlatchApril 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    How do you Q? Is amazing.., but its hard to walk after 3
  • Shaun C.
    Shaun COctober 31, 2010
    Ride your fixie down and have a PomBR. Pomegranate mixed with your trendy beer!
  • Johnathan W.
    Johnathan WardaMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is excellent and the staff are super friendly
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GephartJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Matzo Ball Soup - the sure to cure, and delicious!!! Best bar in Raleigh.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The deep fried greenbeans are something incredible!
  • Kevin
    KevinJune 2, 2014
    Make sure you have a ride home if you decide to have more than one "How Do You Q?"
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Tonight's dessert: Apple crisp!
  • Dylan C.
    Dylan CoombsJune 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Kids get to draw on the floor with chalk!
  • Canaan H.
    Canaan HuieAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great for those that are trying to slow down their drinking!
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AveryJune 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Awesome place, great food and drink, and wonderful people!
  • Adriadn O.
    Adriadn OSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come eat dinner on the weekends for their special menu!
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WyattJanuary 17, 2014
    Spinach burger and fried green beans! Pretty amazoid…
  • Spencer P.
    Spencer PierceDecember 1, 2012
    If you're gonna eat, definitely go with the Valhalla
  • Chip R.
    Chip RatledgeMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Great drinks, tasty food, and friendly ownership. Good downtown experience.
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BApril 26, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Add jalapeños to the Uberwisconin!
  • Al P.
    Al ParkerJune 21, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Great sandwiches. Awesome drinks.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DormanJune 20, 2010
    This place is fantastic.. definitely worth the stop while you're in town
  • Powell M.
    Powell MarshallJune 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The BLT@A ( add chicken ) is the BOMB!so is the Double Wide.
  • Swan U.
    Swan UApril 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The spinach burger is awe inspiring.
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BMay 8, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    "How do you Q? Is the best!
  • Dana D.
    Dana DeFebboMay 30, 2012
    Try the Pom(BR). It's funky but good.
  • Karen D.
    Karen DiazSeptember 15, 2013
    Such a dog friendly place! LOVE
  • Andy S.
    Andy S.December 18, 2009
    Red-meat-eaters rejoice: beef is ground in-house, so you can get your burger rare here.
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