Love is always in the air in Raleigh’s quaint Five Points neighborhood! There are tons of great date night (or date day) options for all of our Five Points friends, whether it’s just grabbing a beer from a local brewery or grabbing a hearty weekend brunch. Read on for some great romantic ideas to woo your boo. 😉
You’re bound to fall in love with NOFO’s comforting brunch options—the beloved restaurant’s bloody marys are hearty cocktail perfection. After your meal, shop around for local goodies including food, jewelry, home goods, bath and body products, and more.
Bloomsbury’s divine menu features such dishes as crab cakes, tortellini, cassoulet, and more—or opt for drinks and dessert to cap off a romantic evening with your loved one.
P.S. If you’re thinking Valentine’s Day, there are still a few reservation times left for Sunday night!
Another great spot for a nightcap (well, a 9 p.m. nightcap anyway) is Hummingbird. This colorful Dock 1053 bar and restaurant offers delectable cocktails, plus chef-driven snacks for munching. Looking for an earlier date idea? Try Hummingbird’s delicious New Orleans-inspired brunch.
Who doesn’t love pizza and beer?! Lonerider is the perfect casual date-night spot for trusty food and beverages. If the weather warms up (and it finally stops raining), definitely check out the patio and outdoor bar. Another great beer and pizza option? The new Bowstring Pizza and Brewyard, which is becoming one of the hottest new gathering spots in town (call your couple friends!).
Don’t dine out at but lack impressive cooking skills? Ladyfingers has you covered with their “Gourmet to Go” meals that include pre-prepared casseroles, entrees, soups, salads, and more that are perfect for preparing in the custom kitchen of a beautiful Urban Building Solutions home. We won’t tell if you say you made it yourself…
Five Points Breweries
Beer-loving couples, this one’s for you. Spend the day hopping from brewery to brewery in Five Points—there are a ton to choose from, each offering its own unique selections. Some of our faves? Nickelpoint Brewing, Funguys Brewing, and Neuse River Brewing & Brasserie (which also boasts a fantastic food menu, FYI). Or, take home a few growlers from each to enjoy on your custom back porch for a chill evening at home.
If you’re more of a wine-loving duo, Seaboard offers some of the best savings, wine selection, and service in town. While the tasting bar is currently closed due to COVID, the shop is open and full of various bottles from all over the world. Take your pick to enjoy at your humble abode—fancy wine glasses not included.