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“Greenlight Bar, Secret Speakeasy”

Architect Bar and Social House
Ranked #513 of 1,656 Restaurants in Raleigh
Cuisines: Bar
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Reviewed January 23, 2016

We went out with friends and visited a few bars and restaurants in downtown Raleigh. They had the night planned out and one of our stops was The Architect. Within the bar is another bar which most people don't know about. Our friends had called ahead and made reservations at The Greenlight Bar. One of these places where you "have to know somebody", all very cloak and dagger. I loved it. Pass through hidden door in the bookcase and through the velvet curtain and be transported to a speakeasy. Dimly lit with only a few tables and a couple of seats at the bar, the atmosphere is intimate and unique. Cocktail menus are bound weathered leather and list signature cocktails. The drinks came in smaller glasses than was expected but were liquid connoctions packed with punch and flavor. The only down side was our limited time there. We only had enough time for 2 rounds of drinks given our reservation time and that there was another reservation after ours. I would have enjoyed spending the rest of the evening there in the secret hideaway sipping cocktails....

Date of visit: January 2016
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3  Thank 778jilld
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Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Architect was one of our favorite places while living in the South! The perfect place for friends to meet up for a great night out! The furniture and lighting is creative - LOVE IT!

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank xglamourkillsx
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

Came here for a bachelorette party. The atmosphere was great and the prices of the drinks were reasonable. The bar staff was also professional and great to talk too.

Date of visit: August 2015
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Thank ShifftyPants
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Reviewed April 13, 2015

Recently visited the Architect Bar and Social House for hear some live music with some friends. It is such an intimate and interesting place. They have a full service bar and you must check out the Green Room (secret room behind the bookcases).

Date of visit: April 2015
Thank Sherry N
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Reviewed January 18, 2015

Jon Seel invited me to experience Architect. My wife and I enjoyed the high energy dance music, great drinks, and atmosphere. Great people and service. Very nice, busy bar!

Date of visit: December 2014
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Thank Katie S
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