The Borough

(Now Closed)
Bar, American Restaurant, and Pub$$$$
Central Raleigh, Raleigh
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Tove M.
    Tove MooreFebruary 26, 2015
    Carne, broccoli with the special sauce, the burger is decadent
  • Jake B.
    Jake BlackburnMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Still one of my favorite places. Great drinks and service!
  • Matthew E.
    Matthew EvansJanuary 27, 2016
    Pretty much everything is great. Shame that it is closing.
  • Cody B.
    Cody BlumenshineFebruary 12, 2013
    It's always good minus this one waitress that is always rude to us. The short bleach blonde
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The NSA
    The NSAJune 26, 2013
    Great place to people watch. The staff is excellent here.
  • Johnathan W.
    Johnathan WardaMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is excellent and the staff are super friendly
  • 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!!
  • 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!
  • Canaan H.
    Canaan HuieAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great for those that are trying to slow down their drinking!
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GephartJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Matzo Ball Soup - the sure to cure, and delicious!!! Best bar in Raleigh.
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Tonight's dessert: Apple crisp!
  • Paul F.
    Paul FJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The deep fried greenbeans are something incredible!
  • Dylan C.
    Dylan CoombsJune 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Kids get to draw on the floor with chalk!
  • Kevin
    KevinJune 2, 2014
    Make sure you have a ride home if you decide to have more than one "How Do You Q?"
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WyattJanuary 17, 2014
    Spinach burger and fried green beans! Pretty amazoid…
  • 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!
  • Al P.
    Al ParkerJune 21, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Great sandwiches. Awesome drinks.
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BApril 26, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Add jalapeños to the Uberwisconin!
  • Chip R.
    Chip RatledgeMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Great drinks, tasty food, and friendly ownership. Good downtown experience.
  • Spencer P.
    Spencer PierceDecember 1, 2012
    If you're gonna eat, definitely go with the Valhalla
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DormanJune 20, 2010
    This place is fantastic.. definitely worth the stop while you're in town
  • Swan U.
    Swan UApril 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The spinach burger is awe inspiring.
  • Powell M.
    Powell MarshallJune 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The BLT@A ( add chicken ) is the BOMB!so is the Double Wide.
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BMay 8, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    "How do you Q? Is the best!
  • Karen D.
    Karen DiazSeptember 15, 2013
    Such a dog friendly place! LOVE
  • Dana D.
    Dana DeFebboMay 30, 2012
    Try the Pom(BR). It's funky but good.
  • Andy S.
    Andy S.December 18, 2009
    Red-meat-eaters rejoice: beef is ground in-house, so you can get your burger rare here.
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Brownie sundaes are the bomb!
  • Karol Y.
    Karol YnOctober 20, 2014
    I liked my turkey pear sandwich!
  • Dustin B.
    Dustin BurlesonAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One Word: PomBR. Pomegranate PBR.
  • Megan T.
    Megan TomlinsonApril 4, 2013
    Get "the boys club" martini! Sooo good!
  • Ajay B.
    Ajay BhatnagarAugust 19, 2010
    Nice laid back place for a drink. The appetizer sampler was good.
  • Scott W.
    Scott WilsonJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Spicy ranch saves my life!!!
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The Uberwisconsin with jalapeños!
  • john m.
    john marzettiDecember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Giant fireball shots
  • Matt C.
    Matt CrutchfieldApril 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Home on the range and PBR is yum!
  • Swan U.
    Swan UApril 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The barleywine is not wine... :-)
  • shannon g.
    shannon gillespieAugust 8, 2014
    PomBR (pomegranate PBR)
  • Craig L.
    Craig LedfordOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Fried green beans are amaze-balls!!! :-)
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Half price appetizers from 4 to 7
  • Brian P.
    Brian PoillonApril 17, 2013
    The "Que", baby!!
  • Erick I.
    Erick IAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the brute squad. The best burgee in town
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The "How do you Q?" Rocks!
  • Angel M.
    Angel MNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I <3 their double margaritas
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SpauldingMay 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love Liz M.
  • Gracie S.
    Gracie SanchezDecember 9, 2011
    PomBR'S are delightful
  • andy h.
    andy heymannOctober 23, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    half price apps from 5-7 M-F. And $2 PBR all the freakin time!
  • Julianne D.
    Julianne DavisJuly 18, 2010
    great place to people watch and have a drink after work.
  • Jess ⚓
    Jess ⚓July 8, 2011
    Get Evan to buy you a drink! ;)
  • John B.
    John BealeSeptember 12, 2011
    Awesome bartender. Thankyou!!'
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BrewerJuly 25, 2014
    PomBR rocks
  • Chris B.
    Chris BrasfieldJuly 1, 2012
    Excalibur 2.0. Trust me.
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TaylorFebruary 23, 2014
    The waitress we had was incredibly rude!
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LucierApril 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great staff!! They will mix anything!!
  • Seth L.
    Seth LesterDecember 28, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Beef is in fact not ground in-house! Watch your shit!
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZarinSeptember 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a how do you Q with the home on the range!
  • erika s.
    erika simmsApril 22, 2010
    Get the Chocolate Martini!
  • Mike P.
    Mike PhillipsJune 7, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Is definitely one of my favorite places downtown.
  • Jim P.
    Jim PennySeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I'm here. You're not. Are you sad now?
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KeelerAugust 19, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    This isn't the real Borough
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