Craft Cocktails in Raleigh?
I was recently introduced to the concept of craft cocktails on a trip to Nashville (Holland House and No. 308 are must-visits if you're there!), and was wondering if anyone knows of a good place to go for craft cocktails in Raleigh.
I've heard Foundation is pretty good, but the only other place I've heard of that's even close is in Winston-Salem, which is a bit of haul.
I was going to suggest Foundation before I even read your full post. Interesting drinks, knowlegable staff, funky vibe, and house-made sodas.
That's a good question. I second Foundation as well, but beyond that, it's tough to say. Poole's has some darn good cocktails. I get the sense Fai Thai aspires to the craft cocktail side of the spectrum with their takes on classic 50's style drinks - their resident mixologist/somelier/bar dude certainly seems into the idea. But, I can't think of anyone that really takes it to the next level, like a PX in Alexandria, VA or Gin Joint in Charleston (granted, their execution is a bit off). Looking forward to other responses here. I hope that there's someone else out there.