During the first weekend in September, the musically-hip cognoscenti will descend upon downtown Raleigh for the multi-day music festival known as Hopscotch. Popular indie acts like St. Vincent, Mastadon and De La Soul are expected to headline the festival September 4 through September 6 on Fayetteville Street’s City Plaza stage.
Shows from over 160 bands will take place at venues spread around downtown and wrist-banded festival attendees are expected to bounce from show to show to catch the various artists over the course of the three-day festival.
Those concert-goers seeking nourishment in between shows have a multitude of dining options nearby. Here are eight hip must-try restaurants, ranging from full-service to casual, that are all within walking distance from a Hopscotch venue: