Raleigh >Bars & Clubs > Amra's
106 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760335.782077 -78.647496
Monday - Sunday: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Neighborhoods: University, North Boylan
Odd crowd of people – This bar is full of older women looking for younger men or older men harrasing younger women. Gross crowd of people. I felt like I was in a swinger bar.
The ONLY Sophisticated Bar on Glenwood!! – At my first passing, the place was inviting Sat. at 8pm which suited my wife and I after dinner perfectly. We ventured in sat at the bar and ordered our cocktails and Cigar from Andy who in all my experience in the restaurant business (12 yrs)one of the most hospitable and attentive mixologists I've come across warranting a bigger than normal tip. The booths, bar area are very comfortable and the place deserves the "Classiest City Lounge" Award! Great Job Andy and referrals are going out! Buono Fortuna!! Steve
My New "Spot" – I have never written a review, but felt compelled after my first visit to Amra's!! This is my new place!! I usually go to Michael Dean's for my post-workday therapy, but after the smoking ban I heard from a friend this was the only place we could go to smoke inside. The style is pretty and classy and the bartender was from the old school of bartending where they actually talk to customers. We had a long conversation about my job and some mutual interests that we share, and I actually left feeling like I made a friend :-) So Shannon, see you next Monday--you are a sweet girl, and a great bartender!
Classy Place, Friendly Staff! – After visiting Amra's on several occasions over the last couple of months, I now consider it a regular stop for my weekend shenanigans :)! This place never ceases to impress--with a martini menu to die for and a staff that consistently makes us feel welcome. I love that this is not a "college" bar, and I love even more that the owners/manager take pains to ensure it remains this way. My girlfriends and I always have a blast coming here to dance, as they also have the best live music in town on the weekends. Ladies, if you are searching for a place to wear heels and a dress without feeling out of place, here it is!
It's about time!! – It's about time Raleigh had a swanky jazz cigar bar that caters to a community other than college students. It's the perfect place to unwind after a long day of work. They have awesome music...some of the best bands in Raleigh! I especially love the outdoor seating and intimate atmosphere. I am always blown away when the owner HIMSELF greets the patrons and sees to it that their needs are met by an amazing staff. They literally go out of their way to make sure you have a great experience. I can't remember the last time I got top quality service like that...not even at local high priced full service restaurants.
Worst Bar in Raleigh – If you like ordering drinks, never getting them, but still being charged for them, then this is the place for you. Oh, you should also have an appreciation for EXTREMELY rude staff and management and feel generous enough to pay for drinks that aren't yours 'cause odds are, they'll end up on your tab. With their "customer is always wrong" mentality, I'm really not sure how this place still has any customers left. The band was great, but we won't ever go back to see them at Amra's. Good thing they play different bars.
Wow - incompetent staff and management – This is the worst place I've been to in Raleigh to date. Waitress overcharged all of us, put someone else's drinks on our tab, charged us for items we didn't order, forgot to bring half of our order most of the time, etc. Don't know her name. Medium brown wavy hair. Won't ever go back. Jazz club feel? I don't think so...
Welcoming atmosphere, relaxing and sociable – I felt compelled to write a review for the first time after going to a scotch and cigar night hosted by Amra's. This was extremely well hosted and our group really felt welcomed. The owner/manager, Alex, went out of his way to introduce himself and make sure we were taken care of. The event was well run and enjoyable. The atmosphere was comfortable in the seating arrangements, and the air handling system was more than up to the task to handle the cigars, impressive considering the event. I plan to make another trip during a more normal operating night.
High Class, Refreshing Service – Where has this place been? My wife and I have been searching for somewhere to relax and have a stress-free evening out. This is it!! After being told of Amra's by a neighbor, we decided to risk giving it a shot on a Saturday...quite impressed is the best way to describe our experience. Not only does this place allow cigar-smoking, they ENCOURAGE it--and my wife who hates it was not even bothered because they have huge smoke eaters so you can barely notice the smell. Translation--I got to smoke a stoagie to my heart's content minus upsetting the missus or anyone around me. SCORE! The service too was way above average--the bartenders actually seemed happy to be there...she took the time to help my wife try several wines before picking one and talked to us for a while before giving us written directions to our next destination. I loved the feel of the place. The only thing I would change is I wish they had food!! We would have stayed there all night could we have eaten dinner!! Nevertheless, a great experience and we will be back many times.
Older Women in Heat – Went Saturday night...30s and up crowd...a few cheesy older guys, but lots of MILFs looking for action. They mix strong drinks...a strong Makers & water just like I like. Guys looking for action from older women...this is your place.
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