Next on our hit list of places to visit, Crafty Beer Shop! They currently have two primary locations, one at Five Points in Raleigh, the other at Lafayette Village on Falls of Neuse Rd, also in Raleigh.
I had the pleasure to visit their North Raleigh store on Falls of Neuse with one of my friends. Upon walking in, the atmosphere was very inviting, warm and pleasant. Plenty of places to sit, at their bar, at individual tables and outside. Everyone who was there was very social.
Looking around, there is a very large selection of beers, sold generally by the bottle, not the case or six pack. On Wednesday, they usually have sampling from various breweries (Aviator the evening I visited) and encourage exploration. The store also carries some great “craft” snack food from small businesses. I will tell you, the Ghost pepper peanuts, so worth the burn!
Mike was our bartender for the evening and was very knowledgeable as well as very affable. What’s on tap is displayed on a bright tv panel and kept up-to-date. I had a hard time choosing, so Mike offered a flight, so I could try many beers for a reasonable price. Eight dollar flights? So worth it!
Friendly to families stopping in, as my wife and I have swung by on weekends, the staff are always happy to answer questions that you may have.
If you have a chance, I definitely suggest if you are looking for a spot to be a regular, this is absolutely in my top list.
Lafayette Village location:
Phone: (919) 703-0874
8450 Honeycutt Rd, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27615
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday: 12 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday: 12 pm – 10 pm
Thursday: 12 pm – 11 pm
Friday: 12 pm – 11 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 11 pm