The Hive

Bar, Nightclub
$ $
225 S Wilmington St (at E Martin St)
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 833-1133
7:00pm - 8:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
6:00pm - 1:00am
6:00pm - 1:00am
6:00pm - 1:00am


  • Sean rules. Bluegrass jam every other week. Come get a $0.25 hi-five.
  • DJs Thien and Smedium play great electronica on Thursdays.. Order a 90 minute and flirt with the waitress
  • don't mind the Asian DJ, he's always an asshole
  • Penny is the best bartender in the world!
  • Want a sweet and spicy mixed drink? Get the Sting.
  • Drink High Life for cheap on the weekend. Or drink some really nice microbrews if you're a baller. Enjoy the women!
  • Great specialty cocktails during #Hopscotch
  • Huge umbrellas cover almost the whole patio, so things stay fairly shady during the summer.
  • Best beer selection in Raleigh
  • just wanna holler out to the wait staff here. you peeps are so professional!
  • Talk to the bearded waiter that talks like he is from England but has lived here for 17 years. (He sort of looks like John Lennon.)
  • This place is awful when Max Indian isn't playing.
  • Can be over crowded on weekends, come early.
  • Get some tots and humus!
  • Second and fourth Monday has an open bluegrass jam. Always a solid crew.
  • The service sucks. Everyone on the staff is unnecessarily rude, and the music isn't typical dance music. My shot of aristokrat was $6. None of my friends enjoyed our visit there.
  • Head upstairs and have a drink at the bar. A nice place to stop as you are walking around downtown.
  • Head upstairs from the Busy Bee for an excellent patio bar getaway when the weather's nice!
  • Awesome beer list and an attentive, hilarious staff. Best pie jokes in town!

Nearby places

14 E Hargett St (at Fayetteville St)
108 1/2 E Hargett St (at Wilmington St)
14 W Martin St (at S Salisbury St)