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World of Beer grand opening tonight in North Hills

Posted January 13, 2012

Of course, the first weekend I pick to head out of town in 2012, all of the cool events I want to attend pop up on the social calendar!

Earlier this week, Kathy told WRAL Out & About Readers about the a media table tennis tournament happening on Friday night at one of my favorite downtown Raleigh destinations, Tobacco Road, and now there’s also the World of Beer grand opening at North Hills to add to the Friday night lineup, too.

I’m rarely this much of a fan of franchise restaurant or bars, because I tend to patronize locally-owned establishments most often, but WOB general manager Caleb and team have made a fan out of me. They’re friendly, offer an unsurpassed selection of beer - 50 on tap, hundreds available by the bottle - and now wine, and feature live music by local musicians (like Erik Smallwood, another personal favorite of mine). They don’t serve food, but their neighboring restaurants offer free delivery, which makes for a wide selection!

world of beer Sneak peek: World of Beer in North Hills

Tonight (Friday the 13th!) join the gang at World of Beer for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. and meet our friends Adam and Joe from 99 the Fan from 3-7 p.m. as they host the grand opening festivities. Complimentary food will be offered, courtesy of Zoes, Cinelli's (yum!) and Sparians. And if you’re feeling particularly spirituous, join in the prize raffle with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina.

Heads up, beer fans: Olde Hickory Brewery will be featuring 10 plus taps and a cask of Death By Hops with orange peels and Crystal Hops!

P.S. – Erik Smallwood plays from 5-7 p.m. and Daniel Sean Band follows up from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.


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  • raleighpack Jan 13, 2012

    This place already had a grand opening weeks ago. Haven't been but I work right around the corner near North Hills. Had a lot of fun at Fox & Hound the other night though which is close by.

  • joeBob Jan 13, 2012

    Have never had bad service, bad food or bad beer at the Saucer. Have been to WOB 3 times and had sketchy service each time. The wait staff on 2 occasions was totally clueless about the beers. I have gotten short pours on each visit and their prices are ridiculous and they don't serve food. Something that used to be illegal in this state. I will not go back and spend my money there.

  • hppyhourhero Jan 13, 2012

    bgroberts27: I have never, ever had good service at the Saucer..Have not been there in years....Waited 25 minutes for one beer last time I was there.

  • dwntwnboy Jan 13, 2012

    "its a bar without food or liqour"- you say that as if it's a BAD thing :-)

  • Jakethesnake Jan 13, 2012

    sounds exciting but really its a bar without food or liqour.

  • 00100111 Jan 13, 2012

    They’re friendly, offer an unsurpassed selection of beer - 50 on tap, hundreds available by the bottle...

    I'm afraid Flying Saucer has them beat, there. And the servers are much nicer/better looking/more knowledgeable. Cute little place, though.

  • dwntwnboy Jan 13, 2012

    To quote the profit Homer S. ....Mmmmmm....BEER!!!

  • Gerbil Herder Jan 13, 2012

    Ha, ha..."Word" of Beer. Is that like Word of God?