When it comes to drinks and cocktails, North Hills offers so many unique, upscale options. Whether you enjoy a gentle breeze while imbibing a cosmo on a rooftop or the cozy feel of a French bistro while you sip on a Vieux Carre, North Hills has a place for you.

These six North Hills bars will undoubtedly add a touch of class to any gathering!


Enjoy cocktails AND a fantastic view at Level7! This rooftop lounge is located on the 7th floor of the newly opened AC Hotel. The open space and relaxing vibe make it ideal for an evening out with friends. It’s especially amazing on a crisp fall evening. Level7 also offers tapas-style small bites if you feel a bit peckish.


Mura is mostly known for its Japanese cuisine and unique sushi rolls, but it also features a classy bar area where you can enjoy sake or a signature cocktail. Waiting for a table on a busy Friday night?  Order a gin crisp or a coconut mai tai. The time will fly by!


Enjoy a mojito italiano on the patio or a barrel-aged negroni inside so you can take in the trendy ambiance at Vivace. This Italian restaurant offers unique cocktails, in addition to a fantastic wine and beer list. Need a small bite to eat to go along with your drink? Try the beef carpaccio or calamari fritti.

World of Beer

World of Beer offers much more than its name indicates! In addition to its impressive selection of beer, it provides spirit flights and unique cocktails. Not in the mood for beer? Try a red blossom, a unique take on sangria featuring St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur or a southern old-fashioned with sweet orange tea syrup!

Midtown Grille

Midtown Grille is a classy, yet comfortable restaurant with a fantastic selection of cocktails. If you are looking for a place to relax after a hard work day, this is your place. Grab a seat at the bar and enjoy a classic cocktail, such as a boulevardier or check out it’s seasonal cocktail menu if you want to try something totally new.


In all of Raleigh, there’s no place quite like Coquette! Coquette offers French cuisine, wine, and cocktails in a traditional brasserie setting. Grab a table in its cozy bar area and enjoy a le fleur or a kir royale. A votre sante!


Other North Hills restaurants that are also great for drinks and cocktails include Chuy’s, which offers excellent margaritas, and Fox & Hound, which has more of a pub environment with lots of TVs featuring sporting events.

Fox & Hound

All of the establishments on this list have a welcoming feel and are great for any type of gathering or celebration. Cheers!

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This post was created in collaboration with the North Hills Blog editorial team and 919 Blog contributor Amy Howard for exclusive digital publication via TBN