La Luna Night Club. This small, charming town has several great spots to eat, including the superb seafood restaurant Fishy Fishy Cafewhose window-lined dining room takes in the town's scenic waterfront; and the homey Pharmacy Restaurantwhich is set in a vintage downtown building and fresh, creative American fare. Raleigh is the most prominent of the cities in this eight-county region that also includes the collegiate hubs of Durham and Chapel Hill - it's also the most geographically diffuse of the three cities, although Raleigh's downtown has undergone a dramatic revitalization in recent years, and its small but vibrant Warehouse District contains the bulk of the city's gay bars as well as the impressive new Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh. Another nice choice near Southpark and the South End, Good Food on Montford is run by local chef-notables Bruce and Kerry Moffett and serves artful tapas and small plates utilizing mostly local, organic ingredients. The nearby Plaza Midwood neighborhood has a discernible gay vibe and plenty of fun cafes, lounges, and restaurants, plus the White Rabbitthe long-running gay bookstore and pride shop.
Downtown notables include the dapper coffeehouse and cocktail bar Beyu Caffewhich has live music many evenings, and reliably good breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare. There are several distinctive, gay-friendly hotels and inns here, including the beautiful Siena Hotela handsomely designed boutique property with the decor and design inspired by the aesthetic of Siena, Italy. Still, for whatever reason you might find yourself here, you'll find several notable attractions, a smattering of fun gay bars, and a growing number of high-caliber restaurants.