Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Dear RST Fans,

First, I want to thank you all for following this blog for all these years! RST has been a journey and a joy for me. It would not be that way if it weren't for all of you.

This decision hasn't been easy and took a lot of thought, but I ultimately decided to take a break from RST for a few months. I have other projects that require my attention and I want to spend time serving the community in different ways. You can expect to find me participating in the Notheast CAC and attending city council meetings in 2016.

I will still be tweeting specials and events, so please follow @RalSpecials if you aren't already doing so! If you have any questions, please shoot me an email.

Cheers to an amazing 2016!


Amy GH

Monday, December 28, 2015

Make Plans Monday - NYE Edition

This Thursday is the main the event, THE party night of the year! what will you be doing? Here are a few parties going on:

C. Grace - Celebrate the New Year at C. Grace! Enjoy entertainment by Peter Lamb and the Wolves, cocktail fare and a champagne toast. The cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Tickets must be purchased in advance!

The Oxford - The Oxford has 2 chances to celebrate!  Come early for The Cocktail Party from 6 PM - 9 PM. This $20 ticket gives you access to the dining area for hors d'ouevres and also the late night party. The Late Night Party starts at 9 PM and features music by The Wild Obsession. Tickets to both parties are available now.

Five Star - Get your dance on! Five Star hosts a New Year's Eve Party withe help of Full House Collective!  There will be 4 DJs and a free champagne toast at midnight. Advance tickets are $10 and there are VIP options available.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Tennessee Jed EP Preview Party

Get a signed, pre-release copy of Tennessee Jed's new EP Stronger at The Pour House tonight! Emma Dream will also be performing. The doors open at 8 PM and the show starts at 9 PM. No cover!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

3rd Annual Kings Dog Show

Attention doggie fans! Kings will host their 3rd annual Dog Show tonight at 8 PM. Dogs will be judged on dogsonality,life story, appearance and one trick. There's an $8 cover and proceeds will go the SPCA!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Open on Christmas

If you are looking for a place to hang after holiday shenanigans, the following Raleigh spots are open:

The Borough - Open regular hours
O'Malley's - The bar opens at 5 PM, kitchen will be closed, but customers are welcome to bring a covered dish to share
Deep South - Open for the 5th Annual Funky Christmas - Doors open at 7 PM
Coglin's - Opens at 8 PM
Alchemy - Dance party starts at 9 PM

Anyone else open? Give us a shout on Twitter!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas at Coglin's!

Need to cut loose after sending time with the fam? Coglin's will be open tonight AND tomorrow at 8 PM. Enjoy egg nog while you dance the night away to your favorite 80's and 90's tunes!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Run Clubs and Beer

You're going to be eating a lot over the next couple days. Get your fitness on with Bottle Revolution's Run Club. Be there at 6:15 and enjoy draft specials after the run.

Raleigh Brewing Company also has a run club that leaves at 6:30 PM. There will be beer and a food truck waiting for you when you get back.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Local music and drink specials

Head to Ruby Deluxe tonight for local music and drink specials. Lovers for Lunatics will play 2-hour set of original music. starting at 9 PM. Drink specials include $4 Fernet and $5 Whiskey and beer combo. Members enter free, but you can buy a membership at the door for $10.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Make Plans Monday

Here are a few fun events to get you in the holiday mood!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party - Is it really Christmas without an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party? If you haven't been to one yet, here's your opportunity! Don your ugliest sweater and head to Bottle Revolution 3 on Tuesday, December 22nd at 5 PM, Drink beers until that sweater looks awesome or make some last minute gift purchases for the beer-lover in your life. The party starts at 5 PM!

Terrapin Reserve Draft Party - Terrapin will be releasing beers from their Reserve Draft Series at Tasty Beverage on Tuesday, December 22nd at 5:30 PM. I can't wait to try the Tiramisu-hoo!

Holiday Wine Tasting - Head to Taylor's Wine Shop on Wednesday, December 23rd at 6:30 PM for a FREE holiday wine tasting! Find a last minute gift for the wine-liver in your life!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Holi-day Party at North Street Beer Station

Grab a beer, listen to some tunes and do some last minute holiday shopping at North Street Beer Station's Holi-Day Party! Doors open at noon and the music starts at 1 PM. Local vendors will be setting up shop, so it's the perfect place to find a unique gift.