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) #138 of 1,159 Restaurants in Raleigh $$ - $$$ American
213 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1309
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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213 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1309
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Foundation is a great bar that I found during my trip to Raleigh. It has a very classic feel to it, with modern twists on their drinks. It's pretty small but a very chill, comfortable environment. They have the best bourbon selections and there is...More

Thank luckylibra7
Reviewed April 29, 2017

It's always nice to find a bar where they know how to mix a proper old fashioned and a number of other classics along with the more modern innovations. Foundation has an old school feel to it, with the cocktail joint just upstairs drawing the...More

Thank JD S
Reviewed April 23, 2017

If you want well-crafted, thoughtful cocktails and knowledgeable staff, come here! We've never been disappointed and most recently visited for my husband's birthday. He continues to search out good bourbon/whiskey and I myself am a gin drinker. We can both find great cocktails here as...More

Thank jermsshan
Reviewed March 30, 2017

LOVE Foundation. This place is tiny, but excellent for sharing drinks with another person, and small groups when it's warm enough to sit outside. The selection of bourbon is unmatched in downtown, and the ginger ale is delicious. Definitely recommend this spot for anyone looking...More

Thank Charli M
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

The drinks are phenomenal and the atmosphere just makes the entire experience. Drinks only, no food. Gets crowded at peak hours!

Thank TravelingTexans007
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Cool place, very different drinks, underground, small cozy, fun, very busy because they are great!!!

Thank msbrazil
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Really cool bar. Underground, exposed bricks, and delicious drinks make this place one of our favorites. Drinks can be pricey but everything (even the syrup) is homemade. I have never had a bad drink here and the bartenders are all great.

Thank TravelingTexans007
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We loved this place. No food - just drinks. About 10 unique craft beers on tap and the rest is cocktails. Like stepping back to the 1940's. Knowledgeable bartenders and a great vibe.

Thank joefromcincy1961
Reviewed June 28, 2016

I wouldn't call this a restaurant because they don't serve food but its a fun little bar, Hidden away on a lower level this place makes traditional and non-traditional cocktails. The Foundation introduced me to my new favorite drink the French 75. Also a good...More

Thank AnnaCPass
Reviewed May 23, 2016

We waited in line and paid our admission only to find there were no seats except for a couple of bar stools off to the side. They make it difficult for folks to get comfortable, so we had a quick drink and moved on to...More

Thank erinontheroad
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August 8, 2015|
Response from Leland W | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. As far as I'm aware they's only have bar snacks, peanuts etc... it's truly a bourbon bar and the mixologists make the classics they way they were made back in the day, as well as some modern concoctions too. I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1309
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
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