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Categories: Restaurants & Bars, Bar, Coffee, Dessert, Downtown, Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week
16 East Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Hours: Mon-Tues 7a-1p. Wed-Fri 7a-1p, 5p-2a. Sat 5p-2a.
(919) 977-3829
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Bittersweet is a terribly wonderful dessert and cocktail lounge with an all-natural, seasonal menu in downtown Raleigh.

We are a place where you can get bourbon with your pie, champagne with your cake and Irish whiskey in your coffee. Our menu changes each season, with drink and dessert pairing specials offered regularly. We also have a full coffee menu—everything from cappuccinos to pourovers—with beans from our pals over in Durham, Counter Culture Coffee.

Desserts are baked in-house by owner, Kim Hammer of bittycakes. You’ll find her behind our bar plating tasty treats, next to our mad-skilled bartenders.

Bittersweet offers a seasonal cocktail menu, local beer and wine…especially bubbles—champagne, cava, presecco—our motto is “champagne saved is champagne wasted.”

Join us for dessert, drinks and late night banter—that’s right, we said banter and we meant it. We expect some magnificent banter.

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Diane W. Jun 11, 2017
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We stopped here for dessert after having dinner at another location. We shared: - Derby Pie (good but crust was a little thick and bourbon flavor was... (more)
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Tracy C. May 31, 2017
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I went to Bittersweet because there was a Cowboy Bebop event during Animazement. Personally don't know anything about Cowboy Bebop, but a space jazz lounge... (more)
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Rachel N. May 11, 2017
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This bar is great after dinner when you're wanting a desert, but still want to keep your buzz going ;) I always order the Thin Mint and it seriously does... (more)

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