sam's blue light is the best beer store in the state. very shady looking but awesome selection. you can even have a pint while you shop now.
busy bee in raleigh is a great bar with an excellent craft selection.
raleigh times is a great bar with an excellent craft selection.
tylers in durham has a great selection
homebrew store in raleigh is affiliated with this bar
The pourhouse in raleigh can be a neat place to catch some music at night. They have a lot of average beers.
Natty Green is boring average run of the mill beer. Not even worth going if you are local.
big boss in raleigh taproom is alright.
The best breweries in the state are Duck Rabbit, Mother Earth and Pisgah. You can't get Pisgah in the Raleigh/Durham area. It is probably the best.