"Raleigh's Street"

Hillsborough Street has long been a cultural and social artery running through the heart of Raleigh. Three different colleges sit along this Triangle road that stretches straight to the steps of the State Capitol. With its night life, landmarks and wide array of restaurants, Hillsborough Street is a destination for students, fans and families.

Restaurants & Bars

A walk down Hillsborough Street will take you right back to your college days, but the variety of restaurants and bars offers a little bit for everyone. Enjoy the game with friends at Mitch's Tavern, East Village or Players Retreat.  

Home-grown burger and hot dog joints like Roast Grill, Snoopy's and Char Grill all got their start in Raleigh and all call Hillsborough Street "home". Fine dining can also be found on Hillsborough as well. Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern, an award-winning Raleigh institution, is perfect for a special night out. If ethnic cuisine is calling your name, Hillsborough Street even offers tastes from India, Japan, China and Mexico.

Hillsborough Highlights

-East Village

-Gumby's Pizza

-The Keg

-Porter City's Tavern

-Mitch's Tavern

-Players Retreat

-Two Guys Pizza


-Brickhouse Sports Pub

-Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern

Or see a full list here. 


Colleges & Universities

Hillsborough Street is home to North Carolina State University, Meredith College and Campbell University Law School.  The route offers students a variety of dining, entertainment and cultural activities.

North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University is the largest university in North Carolina by enrollment with more than 34,000 students.  The four-year public institution is known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership. Established in 1887 with 72 students, the University is now the home more than 8,000 faculty members.

Meredith College

Meredith College is an all-women private liberal arts college in Raleigh. Meredith has about 2,000 undergraduate students and 300 co-ed graduate students in evening programs.

Campbell University Law School

Campbell Law is the only law school in Raleigh, N.C. with more than 3,400 alumni, including more than 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina.



NC State Bell Tower

Pullen Park

North Carolina State Fairgrounds


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