With the weather going back and forth between cool and cold, we’ve been coming up with all of our favorite places to stay warm in the Triangle. So grab your coziest sweater and head to these spots to beat the wind chill!
1. A Place at the Table 300 W Hargett St #50, Raleigh, NC 27601
Whether you’re looking for a hot chocolate, coffee, or a hearty lunch, A Place at the Table has it all! A Pay-What-You-Can Cafe, A Place at the Table is a place where the whole community can enjoy a delicious meal and customers can choose to pay the suggested price, half, or more to help provide a meal to others. On top of all this, the people who work and volunteer here are some of the kindest people you will meet in the Triangle – the experience is sure to warm your soul!
2. Victory Power Yoga 34 Oleander Dr suite 105, Clayton, NC 27527
Victory turns up the heat with their hot yoga classes, but if you’re looking for something a little more lukewarm, don’t worry – they have unheated classes too! Victory offers a peaceful space for yoga practice and has classes for all levels, making it a perfect spot to get your stretch on!
3. Alamo Raleigh 2116 New Bern Ave D, Raleigh, NC 27610
Perfect for a cool night and rainy afternoon, you can catch the newest films or hit classics at Alamo, or just enjoy the Video Vortex bar, bringing back the video store – with a wide selection of VHS tapes (you can rent them and a VHS player) and over 40 beers on tap. Insiders tip: Check out Alamo’s website or Facebook page for special movie events, some sell out quickly.
4. Poole’s 426 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601
You can’t go wrong at any of Ashley Christensen’s spots, but Poole’s is a go-to for comfort classics (you must order the mac and cheese) and creative spins on diner fare. The ambiance is cozy too with an intimate horseshoe bar. It’s the perfect place to end your night on the town!
5. Videri Chocolate Factory 327 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
You can’t list places to warm up without listing someplace to get amazing hot chocolate, and Videri has us covered. Sample chocolates or other sweet treats and warm up with a hot chocolate or espresso drink!