Raleigh's top beer bars (that won't break the bank)

Pourworks | Photo: Olivia K./Yelp

Looking to try the best beer bars in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable spots to score suds in Raleigh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to quench your thirst.

1. Big Boss Taproom

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Topping the list is Big Boss Taproom. Located at 1249A Wicker Drive in East Raleigh, it's the highest-rated budget-friendly beer bar in Raleigh, boasting four stars out of 74 reviews on Yelp. Available on tap or in flights are the brewery's own brands, including a lager, a brown ale and a blood orange IPA. The spot also sports a game room.

2. Pourworks

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Next up is Pourworks, at 900 E. Six Forks Road, Suite 120. With 4.5 stars out of 18 reviews on Yelp, the beverage store and wine/beer bar with a lounge and patio has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option. 

3. Drink Drank Drunk

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Glenwood South's Drink Drank Drunk, at 905 W. Morgan St., is another top choice. Its daily specials range from mimosas (Sundays) to stein-night German drafts (Thursdays). Yelpers give the affordable beer and wine bar — commonly called D3 — four stars out of 21 reviews. 

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