Originally Posted by stag
Not sure if you're still in the area, peripatetic, but I wanted to second what everyone else said above, plus add The Busy Bee Cafe and The Pit as two more places with good beer selections (and damn fine eats, to boot). The Busy Bee actually hosted a Dogfish beer dinner with Sam Calagione last Friday, which was freakin' awesome. Also, Foundation carries only NC beers on tap, which is kinda cool.
Describing the Pit as "damn fine" doesn't even begin to describe their food. Best ribs in the world is a bit more accurate.
Nobody mentioned Tir Na Nog, one of my favorites.
I didn't realize there were so many Raleigh area brewers on here. I've been brewing for about 6 or 7 months now, and haven't really gotten connected to other brewers in the area. Is there a Raleigh brew club anywhere?