The Raleigh Times Bar

The Raleigh Times Bar

Bar, Beer Garden, and Gastropub
14 E Hargett St (at Fayetteville St), Raleigh, NC 27601, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Free & Paid
Outdoor Seating:

Beer mecca of central NC. specializing in belgians, rare and delicious craft beers and horrendously good times.


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    David B.
    The pork nachos are incredible, same pork from the Pit restaurant!(22 Tips)
    Jay W.
    A can of PBR and a shot of Jager for $5. Just say PBJ...(18 Tips)
    Paul P.
    The seasonal craft beer selection on draught is very good.(11 Tips)
    Todd W.
    Fried pickles, pork nachos, and an awesome Belgian beer selection.(10 Tips)
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  • nachos
  • beer
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • rooftop
  • loaded fries
  • fried pickles
  • burgers
  • bloody marys
  • tacos
  • sandwiches
  • sangria
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • good for a late night
  • french fries
  • enchiladas
  • good for singles
  • spicy food
  • authentic
  • fish
  • Ashley P.

    Good selection of beer.

    Ashley Phillips · April 26
  • Shannon Z.

    Haven't tried the food but the atmosphere is great and there is a lot of room between the three levels. One of which is outside.

    Shannon Zucker · March 31
  • Kevan H.

    All about the El Guapo.

    Kevan Hutchings · March 30
  • diane k.

    Greart bar atmosphere and good food and sidewalk tables right in heart of downtown.

    diane kerkhoff · March 30
  • Mike D.

    St Pattys Crispin

    Mike Doyle · March 14
  • Richard B.

    The Main Floor Center Bar, Always

    Richard Bacchus · March 10
  • Brandon

    Best nachos in Raleigh. No question.

    Brandon · March 7
  • Emilio C.

    Sit on the roof and get the nachos!

    Emilio C · February 9
  • Sarah W.

    Awesome vibe. Best Kale salad with salmon

    Sarah Williams · January 10
  • Conner H.

    A good draft selection but not as good as it has been in the past. They got rid of the hatachino, which was the main reason I came here.

    Conner Hobson · January 9
  • Paul P.

    The seasonal craft beer selection on draught is very good. Lots of local choices. Appetizers were tasty. Don't expect top notch service, though. The bartenders basically handle everything.

    Paul Papadoulias · January 8
  • Jason B.

    Candied bacon in the Bloody Mary's! You gotta try it!

    Jason B · December 24, 2014
  • Phi H.

    Come hangout with Patrick and Jack they will take care of you good people!!!

    Phi Hoang · November 22, 2014
  • h d.

    Nice rooftop seating

    h d · November 17, 2014
  • Tatiana Z.

    This place is pretty chill but on numerous occasions the bouncers would violently throw people out right in front of you for little to no reason.

    Tatiana Zappardino · October 25, 2014
  • Balazs T.

    Impressive selection of good beers, but everything with a very good taste! Had a great time here.

    Balazs Timko · October 11, 2014
  • Jason B.

    Harvest Time!

    Jason Burns · September 20, 2014
  • Elisa

    Pork nachos and Bourbon selection.

    Elisa · September 17, 2014
  • Doc P.

    Best rooftop bar..great ppl and energy.

    Doc Perfectionist · September 15, 2014
  • Alex W.

    Nachos and craft beers

    Alex Watson · September 11, 2014
  • Melinda J.

    A MUST for any of my trips home. Amazing beer selection. Great breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have homemade chips.

    Melinda Jackson · September 9, 2014
  • Autumn W.

    Pricey for what it is. Sometimes slow service.

    Autumn Welles · September 9, 2014
  • Pamela E.

    Philly steak is fantastic. Best I have ever had!

    Pamela Edwards · September 6, 2014
  • Todd W.

    Fried pickles, pork nachos, and an awesome Belgian beer selection. Quick yet friendly and knowledgable bartenders. Great place and Obama gives it two thumbs up!!!

    Todd Williams · September 2, 2014
  • Penny A.

    The little glasses they serve the guacamole in are very cute but the chips don't fit.

    Penny Ashley-Lawrence · August 26, 2014
  • Lucy F.

    Bloody Marys and nachos c:

    Lucy Flanagan · August 21, 2014
  • LaKeesha F.

    Do not sit in their rooftop patio. Its hot as Hades. They are still waiting for permits for umbrellas so its not their fault! Everything else about this place is epic and I love the servers.

    LaKeesha Fradella · August 17, 2014
  • David M.

    One time the downtown's revival ground zero but the times has grown into a gross tourist trap money grab. Once quality food has gone to shit. Good beer selection but not as good as Busy Bee.

    David Millsaps · August 10, 2014
  • Robin B.

    Another gem in downtown Raleigh, serving great food and Rochefort, Orval, Westmalle and Saison Dupont, to name only a few of their many Belgian beers. If only there was a bar like this in my hometown!

    Robin Bertels · August 7, 2014
  • Chris G.

    pork nachos

    Chris George · August 6, 2014
  • Joanna H.

    I love the place. And sitting outside is very nice.

    Joanna Hill · August 3, 2014
  • Issam N.

    You'll need sunglasses if you sit on the roof. Silver reflective tables are blinding.

    Issam Natour · July 19, 2014
  • Eric O.

    New menu and the food quality has taken a hit. If you are a fan of the nachos they used to have you are in for a surprise?

    Eric Olsen · July 18, 2014
  • Kiri M.

    Try the Samuel Smith Chocolate Stout, it tastes like a vanilla cigar, in a very good way!

    Kiri M. · June 9, 2014
  • David C.

    Get the pork nachos

    David Cole · May 20, 2014
  • Anna

    It's okay, not great or the best but edible.

    Anna · May 6, 2014
  • Shelley C.

    FYI they kick you off the sidewalk in front of their building if you are holding outside food or drink. Evidently they expect you to walk in the street.

    Shelley Cernel · May 4, 2014
  • Stacy

    Great service! Fish Tacos were awesome! But, it smelled like a bodily fluid when I walked in. Maybe it was just that night?

    Stacy · February 26, 2014
  • Samantha W.

    The servers are really nice and it is always a good choice for drinks but the food quality here has seriously declined. I keep giving the food another chance but I'm done, it keeps getting worse.

    Samantha Walker · February 18, 2014
  • Bennie M.

    meatloaf sandwich is great !!!

    Bennie Mac · February 8, 2014
  • Brittany A.

    The nachos are freakin' awesome!

    Brittany Alston · January 31, 2014
  • Michelle

    The artichoke and spinage dip & the fried pickles are so good!

    Michelle · January 15, 2014
  • Rae

    Loaded fries or pork nachos are the way to go

    Rae · January 13, 2014
  • Abdul H.

    There’s ample outdoor seating, a roof-deck for those who want a city view, and a sidewalk cafe for anyone who prefers to people-watch. There are plenty of microbrews available. - © 2013 BuzzFeed, Inc

    Abdul Hakkim · December 31, 2013
  • Ryan

    Great fried pickles and burger

    Ryan · December 28, 2013
  • Mel J.

    Their hamburger is rated best in Raleigh - for good reason ! But today, I'm falling for the Buffalo chix sandwich - another winner. Just the right amount of heat & spice.

    Mel Johnson · December 12, 2013
  • Stacey M.

    Chip is a great bartender :)

    Stacey Maynard · December 6, 2013
  • Tessa M.

    Fish tacos are awesome!

    Tessa M · November 15, 2013
  • Linda Craft  & Team R.

    Best pork nachos and sangria

    Linda Craft & Team REALTORS · November 15, 2013
  • Bennie M.

    great food... cool staff

    Bennie Mac · November 2, 2013

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