Raleigh >Food & Dining > HI5 American Restaurant & Sports Bar
510 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760335.786975 -78.647003
Rude and obnoxious bouncers and Raleigh Police officers – I DO NOT RECOMMEND HIGH 5 on a weekend night. The clientele they ask for is what they get. We tried to go out on a night with friends for a anniversary party. We were not allowed in with improper shoes. However, three girls with skirts up their huge backsides (for a proper choice of words) were let in. All we had to do was ask one question calmly about it before we had 3 bouncers pushing us up the steps and screaming at us. We were told to wait on a manager approval then this happened. Then the Raleigh Police officer, hired by the bar got involved. We just wanted to leave at this point, is all we stated and go down the street, that was not a option. In fact if we talked we were going to jail according to this officer "off duty". Well sure enough, the Raleigh Police officer "off duty" pushed one of the girls and stepped on her foot. As she was calling 911 for help, the officer stated, "no need for that, I am going to arrest you for assault". Assault on him, a 240lbs man coming from a 120lbs female. Keep in mind, this girl was on her engagement party night. Is this what you want to be involved in, or celebrate a special occasion with friends. Turns out the cop was off duty, and his buddies didn't know why he was taking our friend to jail. Its seemed to be a misunderstanding or overreaction "quoted words from a officer on scene", needless to say 2 hours later, and no engagement party. We got her out of jail. But let this be a lesson to you. We had sober people in the crowd. They will push you around and make sure they do what they want with you. There are allot of places in this town I would recommend. DON'T RUIN YOUR NIGHT AT THIS BAR!!!!
Our restaurants have clearly stated dress code policies which we enforce for everyone. The activity you described occurred outside of our restaurants. Our bouncers are a professional security company who effectively manage crowds and focus on maintaining a safe environment for all our patrons. Members of the Raleigh Police Department work off duty to assistant in providing safety for our guests as well. We support their judgment in handling situations. In this case the person who was arrested outside our premises initiated physical contact with a police officer. This was certainly unfortunate. Our restaurants are an excellent environment for groups who are able to follow our very clear dress code and maintain respect for security and the Raleigh police department.
Go if you Dare! Thug Bouncers – I walked out of the bar last night with a bottle of water I just bought. The bouncer tried to take it from me, when I refused instead of explaining why they wanted my water bottle. 3 thug bouncers attacked me on the sidewalk and strangled me. The cops came and instead of questioning the bouncers motives they took me to jail. Now I have a sore neck and jaw and a story about a night in jail which was not pleasant.
Thanks alot HI5!!!!
Me and my friends went to Hi5 on Monday because all their beer is only $3 and the bartenders make up a shot that?s only a dollar. It?s a great place to watch games on their in-booth plasma tvs and just kick back. Definitely try it out.
Great Place To Go Watch A Game – I went to Hi-5 about a week ago to watch the College World Series because a few of my friends told me that it was the best place to go watch ACC teams play. The food was great, and seriously ? everything was $5! My friends and I ordered a bunch of appetizers - the buffalo wings were great and we ordered buckets of beer. There were TVs in every booth so everyone could see and the picture was great because they are all plasmas. Hi-5 was a great place to go and watch the game. I?ll definitely be going back.
Rude Bouncer – Yea we went up to the door and i simply asked the bouncer how old you had to be to get in. He Said :at least 21" but he was EXTREMELY rude to me and my friend. Granted that We could've gotten in but went elsewhere and had a really great time. So forget Hi 5 and Go to a different club. There are plenty other places with nicer, and better looking, bouncers.
$5!!!! You will not believe it! – Went to Hi 5 to watch the Espy's with some friends last week and I was amazed that all the food really is 5 bucks! I was expecting a catch but there was none. The bartender was very attentive and the food was outstanding, I would expect to pay double if not triple other places for the portions I got. Great beer list too. Keep it up guys!
go there! – the whole menu is $5!!!! - and it all tastes great! definitely will go back often bcs this place meets any budget since they had a drink special all the time too.
the good looking crowd doesn't hurt either......especially some of the bartenders!
bad experience because of poor management – I really like going to Glenwood and bar going to different bars. This past Sat. me and my friend ended up in Hi5, we had some drinks and I left the tab open and at the end of the night I wanted to have some shots and then pay out my tab. The bartender lost my card and then claimed that I never opened a tab. I told her she had my card so she came back with some guy that I assume was the manager because he was not wearing a black shirt he was wearing a white shirt he yelled at me stating that he did not have my card and told me he was going to kick me out if I did not leave but I was not going to leave with my card so he got me kicked out. I did not cause a scene I just told the bouncer that I wanted my card. The bouncer was more professional than the manager and helped me with the situation. After everyone left I went back inside and had another bartender help me find my card and when he couldn't find it he got another manager to talk to me this one was going to just give me his business card and let me leave but I refused to leave without my card so he asked me who was my bartender and I told him who it was then she came around really quick with my card and left even quicker. It was obvious that I wasn't at fault and requested that the other manager apologize for his mistake but even that was too much to ask. So I got treated like some stupid drunk, got yelled at, got kicked out, and had to wait an extra hour for the place to clear because someone did not do their job right. If you are going to go to this place make sure you bring cash so you wont have to go through the same experience I did.
ROLLIN ON DUBS AND POPPIN' DEM BOTTLES!!! – Yo! Peoples, you cant beat the party up in this club, yo. $5 Wings (that are all you can eat on Mondays) Yo I said $5 dolla WINGS!!! Me and my click hang out here 4 nights a week! Tuesdays $4 dollar anythings!!! 4 DOLLAS!!!! Anything you want ,Goose, HYPNO, Henny all that just $4 bucks!!!! Yo ans all the fly hunnies there on thursday with a SUPER relaxd dress code I can wear my Timbo's and my jerseys and the ladies...Always looking Fly, true Nubian Queens!! Me and my boyz can just kick back, mack and pop dem bottles! Seriously go checkit out and dem ribs are tight too!!!
Cheap, trendy, sporty, fun, and delicious! – I had read a little about Hi5 and the other restaurants at the 510 Glenwood address, and we decided to try it for dinner. At 5pm it wasn't very crowded, but the place had a wonderful atmosphere. Hip and clean, there were flat-screen TVs playing various sports channels all over the place. We were greeted by a nice hostess and taken to a cute booth. The seats are high up and each booth has its own little TV, so it was a nice setting - cozy. The menu ranged from appetizers to burgers to salads to desserts, and MOST everything was $5. Upgrading to their specialty Kobe beef brought the cost up by $3, but that's pretty normal for burger prices anyway. Our waitress was very friendly and introduced us to their specials (including $3 beers every Monday). My boyfriend enjoyed his Kobe Beef cheeseburger, and I really liked my Grilled Chicken Salad (Unique, with grapes, cashews, mesculin mix, brie, and a ranch peppercorn dressing). We didn't even need fries or anything, though if we had it would have been only $5 extra. We finished with their "s'more shooter" desserts -- perfectly sized for 2 people and DELICIOUS! This restaurant was awesome and we can't wait to go back!
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