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The Most Instagrammable Restaurants in Raleigh

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Throw on your best fit and head to one of these Raleigh restos for the perfect insta post. While we know likes and followers aren’t important, it’s still fun to post and see who interacts with your content. Take advantage of these spots for some fire pics for your feed. Check out our fave Instagrammable restaurants in Raleigh!

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Looking for a fun, trendy resto to add some life to your insta feed? Head over to Wonderland for creative cocktails and latin small plates! At Wonderland you HAVE to try one of the cocktails served in the most unique glasses—have you seen their drink served in a takeout container? Every wall in Wonderland is the perf background for your next hit post.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 3:00pm–12:00am
Wednesday | 3:00pm–12:00am
Thursday | 3:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 3:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–2:00am

📍 222 Glenwood Ave

Fun cocktails, floral wallpaper, and a mirror room? Count us in! Killjoy is our go to spot when it comes to fun, seasonal cocktails and good vibes. The music is always playing and the bartenders def know what their doing. And if you don’t drink, don’t worry, Killjoy also serves up killer spirit-less drinks that will look just as good in your pics.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Wednesday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Thursday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Friday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 3:00pm–12:00am
Sunday | 3:00pm–10:00pm

📍 116 N West St

Looking for a classy photo to add to your feed? Make a rez at Barcelona Wine Bar for an excuse to dress up and sip on international wines. Order a charcuterie board—we’re a big fan of he aperitivo board—and a glass of your fave wine to set the mood. We’re currently obsessed with the patio, but Barcelona has tons of options when it comes to spaces perf for snapping a pic!

Monday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Friday |  4:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–11:00pm

📍 430 W Martin St

Level up your insta game with a mini shoot at Level 7. See what we did there? Our go to has to be the frosé—you can never go wrong with frosé—because it usually pairs perfect with our fit and stands out great against the cityscape behind you. Whether you want to sit or stand Level 7 provides the perfect city background for your next insta pic.

Monday | 3:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 3:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 3:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Friday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 1:00pm–9:00pm

📍 101 Park at North Hills St

Rosewater Kitchen is a self dubbed garden party perfect for getting together with the squad. Throw on those florals and get ready for the ultimate brunch pics. Trust us order the mimosa bottle special so the entire table can get brunching. Their dining room is beautiful, but we’re a big fan of the wooden slates out on the patio so while the weather’s still warm that’s where you’ll find us! 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Friday |  2:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am–2:00pm

📍 110 Park at N Hill sSt

Glenwood’s newest bar has coming in HOT! This lounge complete with plush couches, gold touches, lots of natural light, and a rooftop, is the newest hot spot for anyone and everyone looking for good drinks and a great atmosphere. The gin and tonic tree is iconic for all our gin lovers out there and we can’t wait to try some of the tasty tapas—like the lobster nuggets—that will look perfect decorating the table! 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | 4:00pm–2:00am

📍 419 Glenwood Ave

Hidden above Virgil’s Cocktails and Cocina sits Raleigh’s newest speakeasy that’s bringing the good vibes and the creative cocktails. If you’re looking for a locale a little edgier this is your spot. Full of skulls and always playing rock n roll, The Merchant is a mix of trendy and edgy. Grab a seat along the green velvet booth and you’ve got the perfect background for a mysterious and intriguing insta post. All you have to do is find the hidden door…

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Wednesday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Thursday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | Closed

📍 126 S Salisbury St

Full of vibrant colors and flavors, Cortez is the perfect spot for your next insta post! Snap a pic by the greenery wall or under the twinkling lights on the patio; either way you can’t go wrong. The menu at Cortez is updated daily, but the one thing that will never change: the bread and weed butter and we cannot stress this enough, order it. Fill the table with delicious tapas—because you have to make your followers jealous of your tasty meal—and don’t forget to check out their cocktail list.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 5:00pm–9:00pm

📍 413 Glenwood Ave

Want tiki photos, but can’t take off to go to the beach? We’ve got you! The Ark Royal is tucked around the corner, of Pine Street Creamery and is serving up island classics all to the soundtrack of island faves. This exotic lounge is perfect for pretending your on vacay. With a Belafonte No. 1 in hand, you and your followers will forget that you’re bar crawling down Glenwood.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | 4:00pm–2:00am

📍 410 Glenwood Ave Suite 350

With its Mediterranean vibe, Vidrio is perfect for an upscale photoshoot. Throw on that fit you’ve been wanting to wear and get ready to strut your stuff. The glass wall is the perfect backdrop for any photo and add a glass of wine in hand and you’re good to go! This is also a great spot for group photos so make sure the entire squad is dressed up and camera ready!

Monday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Friday |  4:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 4:00pm–10:00pm

📍 500 Glenwood Ave Suite 100

Be sure to tag us in your adventures @StuffToDoInRaleigh and use #stufftodoinraleigh to be featured on our page! And if you’re looking for other fun things to do, check the UNATION app and our City Guide.

Anna Brescia

Anna Brescia

Anna is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Raleigh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Raleigh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinRaleigh on Instagram and Facebook.

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