Goodnight Raleigh - a look at the art, architecture, history, and people of the city at night

The Forgotten Bar Of Hillsborough Street



The bar pictured above has been forgotten and abandoned for some time. It is very easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it, but is located directly beneath Mitch’s Tavern. It was purchased by Mitch some time ago, and has sat idle ever since. I’ve heard from various friends that have worked for him over the years that he bought it simply to prevent any sort of competition near his business. Many have also speculated that he is simply not ambitious enough to do anything with it.
Can anyone shed light on this particular place’s history?


Discuss Raleigh

  • Recent Comments:

    • LJG: Condolences on UNC grad ;) In 1989 I was 1800 feet below the rim of the Black Canyon w/ a guy I worked w/ at the...
    • George Douvris: Sorry I can’t find more of the thread of this blog. I was reflecting on those wonderful days...
    • CharlesRah: hOur company provides herbal pills. Take a look at our health contributing portal in case you want to...
    • David Hobson: Michael, I did know Fred — reasonably well, but not on a personal level. Most of my time was...
    • Michael Neal: Hi, David. At Stephenson’s, did you meet Fred Whitener? My band rehearsed at Stephenson’s...
    • David Hobson: I have fond memories of Stephenson Music, having worked there from August 1964 until June 1968. The...
    • FRANK: Capitol Corral (313 West Hargett) opened in 1978.
    • BestAubrey: I have noticed you don’t monetize your website, don’t waste your traffic, you can earn...


  •