Raleigh >Bars & Clubs > Village Draft House
428 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760535.789867 -78.660870
Mon., Sun. 24 Hours;Tue. - Sat. 11am - 2am
The Village Draft House is our family's
favorite place in central Raleigh to enjoy a great selection of good food and beverages in their friendly sports bar or on the relaxing sidwalk patio that is an open window to that part of the Cameron Village scene. Their tasty sandwiches, salads and vast choice of drafts make lunch or dinner enjoyable every time and the atmosphere is great!
Great food and atmosphere! – We love this place! Great food and beer selection, atmosphere and service! Good place to watch any sporting event!
Cannot cook a medium well steak. – We have been to The Village Draft House almost every weekend for several months. The restaurant can cook a well done steak with no problem, but the cannot cook a medium well steak. It has been bloody every time they have brought it to the table. They bring side items they we said we did not want, that we subbed out for different sides(that get thrown away). By the time my steak comes back my family is through eating and the steak is tough from being re-cooked. They try and up charge u for items that u sub out by choosing to give u more of the items than what u ask for. The General Manager came to our table about 2 months ago regarding this and totally humiliated and embarrassed us to the point we did not want to ever go back. I called and asked to have the owner give me a call. He apologized, spoke to the General Manager who admitted treating us badly. This Manager was suppose to call and apologize but never did. So we went back last night and not only was my steak bloody again, but we were treated rudely by our waitress and this had never happened before. My steak was brought back to the table charred and well done. I asked "how can u guys not cook a medium well done steak, she didn't respond. i asked for the check and was being charged in full for my steak. Out of all of the times i have had problems there i have never asked for anything discounted or free, but this was too much. The waitress basically said i would have to talk to the manager about the problem, meaning she wasn't going to. I paid and left in frustration. As far as i am concerned-We are done. I guess Raleigh is so big they won't miss our $60.00 a week that we spend in their restaurant.
Great everything – This is a great place to relax and have a couple beers with a great selection! It's especially relaxing hanging out on the patio (which is dog friendly!). The food is also really great for sandwiches and burgers! I have gotten the RBC Grill for years and recently they took it off the menu, but I can still get it! They also make an enjoyable Key Lime Pie. Service is also really pleasant and relaxed.
great beer selection – I don't know of anyplace else around here with a better beer selection. The taps run from one end of the bar to the other, and its a pretty long bar. They usually get some good seasonal brews. I'm a fan of the burgers (bacon and cheese) and the fish and chips. Both are consistantly really good.
GREAT FOOD, DRINKS, & SERVICE – I have been going here for years. I will give you that they are not perfect all the time but they are darn close and what restaurant is perfect all the time? Everytime I have been there for about the last year they have got it all together. I have not been disappointed. They have great outdoor seating when the weather is nice. The food is great and I have yet to try a single thing I did not like. They have 99 beers on draft plus bottles and a friendly staff. The service is on time and the food is always done right. If you have not tried this place, you definitely need to give them a try!
Food sliding downhill... fast! – I've been going to this neighborhood joint for quite some time, and although the service and drinks (beer, wine, etc.) are holding up pretty well, the food has taken a nose dive. Last night I was with my sister, her husband, and their 8-yr. old, and while the kid enjoyed her chicken fingers, the rest of the meal was horrible. He had a reuben, which he described as average (OK, he is the director of sales for a major Raleigh hotel, but still), she had a crabcake sandwich and said the cakes were more bread than crab, and I had the highly touted meatloaf platter with green beans and mashed potatoes. The green beans were canned, squishy school lunch beans, the potatoes were flavorless and cold, and the meatloaf was Spam wannabe. Very horrible. The one redeeming feature was that the service was good and fast, and as always, the drinks were good.
Great place to hang for a couple of drinks, but avoid the food at all consts.
Terrible service – I've had some great times at the Village Draft House but my last two experiences were terrible. The waitstaff paid no attention to some reasonable but specific requests and did not seem to mind delivering food that was very much below expectation. My main compaint is their arrogance and failure to treat a customer who was trying to be polite with respect. I do not expect fine dining but do expect the waitstaff to pay attention to simple requests. They seemed to be terribly bothered by the notion that a patron might not be satisified with an order. Until I hear that the quality of service has improved I'll find another place to enjoy some time out to relax. Fortunately, this place has competition.
great beer, great service, great place to chill – I absolutely love the village draft house! I have been a "regular" for a while now. I like what they did when they expanded. They have 80-100 drafts now and the non-smoking section is great when I bring my family. I hate when I see the bad reviews, although I may be biased becuase I used to work at a bar/restaurant. The village draft house is not a fast food joint or a coat and tie restaurant. That really should be taken into consideration when you visit their establishment. I think that they do their best to suit everyones needs, but if you only have a half hour lunch break, this isn't the place unless you get take-out. The bartenders/waitresses are super friendly, and know my family and I by name, and even what we like to eat. We dine or drink here 3-4 times a week!
my 2 cents – I've been at NC State now for 3 years, and the Village Draft House has been my main place to go with my parents and friends. This year they surprised us with a new side and a redone bar with a whole lot more beers. I miss how the bar used to be a little to be honest. Was more in-between a bar and a restaurant. Kinda unique I guess.
My parents like the new dinning room side a whole lot. They put up 4 new t.v.s that look really good over there. I never use these review sites but my friend does, and she told me about some of the reviews this place has gotten lately and I wanted to put up how I felt.
Someone said the fries where like they could have been from Arby's. Well. The Draft House added Curly fries on their menu and so yeah I think they probably are the same kind of curly fries that Arby's uses. Is there such a thing as gourmet curly fries? I honestly don't know. I've had their pasta items before and the previous poster is right they do taste kind of average. But they aren't an Italian place. Though they could change it up a bit somehow.
Like I said I have gone to the village draft house for 3 years. I've been there early with the parents. I've been there late with my girls. I've only been there a few times where we thought the service was bad. 99% of the time they are fast and act like they care. And to be honest my Mom is one of those people that complain all the time at restaurants, and SHE actually wants to come here when she comes for visits. I guess it's luck of the draw sometimes. I think the previous posters should give it a another shot. Like I said I've had a bad experience there a few times but many more good ones. Like pretty much any restaurant ya?
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