Nightlife in Fayetteville
There's a thriving night-life scene in Fayetteville, with the heart of the town becoming a popular destination for bar-hopping. The city and its surrounding area boasts dance clubs, bars and breweries.
Most of the following have Facebook profiles for updates, event listings and specials. Here's a sampling of what you might find:
Huske Hardware House
Good music and good beer sum up the attraction of this downtown staple. Huske Hardware House not only is known for its tasty ales, but the two-level restaurant and brewery has an abundance of seating and space to accommodate plenty of patrons at night. Live music acts take place throughout the week with a DJ and dancing on Friday and Saturday nights. The outdoor patio has an additional bar for smokers. 405 Hay St. 437-9905. huskehardware.com.
The Sky Lounge is the adjacent addition to Pierro's Italian Bistro. The swanky venue is ideal for mingling with its bar, leather bench seating and live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. 217 Hay St. 678-8885.
This Russian and Eastern European eatery offers a full bar, as well as live music, a DJ and karaoke. 102 Person St. 222-8237.
The Rock Shop Music Hall
The Rock Shop Music Hall accommodates more than 1,000 people and hosts big name national and local music acts from all genres. When you're not rocking out, you can grab a bite to eat at the Rocker's Grille inside the music hall or play a game of pool. 128 S. King St. 321-ROCK. therockshoplive.com.
The Dog House Bar & Grill
This bar is a great spot for biking enthusiasts and Southern rock fans who enjoy live music performances. The venue is the home of the Freedom BikeFest, the Carolina's largest bike rally. 3049 Owen Drive. 323-2400. thedoghousegroup.com.
Paddy's Irish Public House
Known as the "Neighborhood meeting place." Paddy's Irish Pub is a members-only bar that has a welcoming atmosphere. It's also a great spot to listen to live music, Irish drinking songs and to grab a beer. 2606B Raeford Road. 677-0055. paddygibneypub.com.
VIA 216 Bar & Grill
In the evenings, VIA is the perfect spot for live entertainment and salsa dancing, with classes offered throughout the week. Reggaeton and hip-hop music is offered on Thursday nights, while salsa and Top 40 tunes are played on Saturday evenings. The venue boasts a full bar, with 30 different wines and 26 draft beers. 216 Tallywood Shopping Center. 486-7832.
The Mash House
The restaurant and microbrewery is a great place to meet up for drinks, dinner or appetizers. There are specials on Mash House beer every day and karaoke can be found in the lounge on weekends. 4150 Sycamore Dairy Road. 867-9223. themashhouse.com.
The Fig Cafe & Grill
Fayetteville's hookah lounge is a popular spot for poetry acoustic music events. Upstairs the business has a wine bar and a hookah lounge with non-tobacco products . But there's more to the café than hookahs. Downstairs, patrons can enjoy a varied menu of coffees and Mediterranean food including soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. 253 Westwood Shopping Center. 485-CAFÉ, figcafenc.com
The Coffee Scene
This coffee shop is filled with an eclectic mix of comfy couches, intimate lighting and freshly brewed coffee. The standard café fare is available along with an impressive offering of gelato. Throughout the week, open-mic music and poetry events often are held on the upstairs level of the venue, making it a frequent spot for socializing. 3818 Morganton Road. 864-7948. thecoffeesceneinc.com
The SpeakEasy is a members-only two-in-one establishment with a 7,000-square-foot nightclub and a cigar and martini bar. The club features Top 40 music, live entertainment and a Latin night for salsa dancing. In the cigar and martini bar, the venue boasts an extensive menu of cigars, premium liquors, wines, ports and 25-year-old single malts. 3983 Sycamore Dairy Road. 339-2404. speakeasync.com
It'z Entertainment City
One of the best-known nightclubs in Fayetteville is a mainstay in the local entertainment scene. The venue boasts several options under one roof with a nightclub, sports bar, Comedy Zone and a cigar parlor. The facility also hosts live performances from local and national musical acts on its outdoor patio stage. 4118 Legend Ave. 826-2300. itzentertainmentcity.com
The Big Apple Restaurant & Sports Pub
The Big Apple is one of the city's most notable military staples and is less than two miles from Fort Bragg's Yadkin Road entrance. It has a cigar parlor, restaurant and a sports bar with plenty of room to dance. Top 40 music, R&B and hip-hop are among the genres on the weekly play lists. On Mondays and Tuesdays the bar has karaoke. 5900 Yadkin Road. 868-5559. bigapplefay.com
This new venue, which opened in late June, is one of the largest nightclubs in Fayetteville and is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound. The multi-level facility has a martini bar, a massive dance floor and a stage. Upstairs, the Miami-themed nightclub offers additional spaces for entertaining and a rooftop bar. Valet parking and a VIP entrance are also available. 1501 Skibo Road. Updates are on the club's Facebook page.
Hellas Restaurant & Sports Bar
Hellas, which opened in XXX, is a family restaurant by day, but a nightclub and sports bar on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Sports fans will enjoy watching the game on one of 25 HD big screen televisions or two of the 120-inch projectors. Dance enthusiasts can listen to Top 40 hits and enjoy a drink at the venue's sky bar. 3041 North Main St., Hope Mills. 426-4040. clubhellas.com
Wet Willie's bar and restaurant will be the newest addition to the stock of downtown destinations when it opens this summer next o Huske Hardware House. The bar is known for its variety of alcoholic daiquiri beverages. The venue is the second of its franchise in the state. 405 Hay St.
The night-life scene attracts plenty of variety - from Vanilla Ice at the Rock Shop to a burlesque show at a Fort Bragg Road bar. And let's not forget about the many karaoke bars, too.