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Looking to try the top bars around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bars in Raleigh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

March is the top month of the year for consumer spending at bars and lounges across the Raleigh area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that also helps companies find free business advertising. Estimated daily customers at Raleigh-area bars and lounges grew to 65 per business in March of last year, 19% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

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First on the list is The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar. Located at 4208 Six Forks Road, Suite #100, the sushi bar and bar, which offers burgers and more, is the most popular bar in Raleigh, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,485 reviews on Yelp.

2. Hummingbird

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Next up is Hummingbird, situated at 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Suite #111. With four stars out of 91 reviews on Yelp, the bar and cafe, which offers coffee, tea and more, has proved to be a local favorite.

3. My Way Tavern

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My Way Tavern, located at 522 St. Marys St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bar and New American spot four stars out of 88 reviews.

4. Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

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The Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern, a bar and New American spot, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 474 Yelp reviews. Head over to 330 Hillsborough St. to see for yourself.


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