Greater Raleigh consistently ranks among the best cities in the country for young singles. With a growing workforce, booming start-up scene, excellent food and lively nightlife, it’s no wonder so many 20-somethings are attracted to this vibrant area. Speaking of nightlife, the bars and clubs of Raleigh are where you’ll most easily find yourself amongst fellow singles (besides the outstanding colleges and universities), so we’re here to fill you in on where to go if you’re looking to make friends and find out why Raleigh ranks so high on the singles list.

Meet fellow singles under the stars at the Solas rooftop bar. Here, young professionals rub elbows over martinis and enjoy one of the best views on Glenwood Avenue, no matter if it’s hot or cold, rain or shine. If dancing is more your scene, just venture to the second floor and bust a move on the glass dance floor. Look down and you’ll see the Solas restaurant, where you’ll find amazing cuisine before the night begins.

For a fun dive bar scene complete with skeeball and pool tables, head out to Lucky B’s. A favorite of local young singles, this relaxed bar provides plenty of opportunities for meeting people and making friends over a game of pool or a bucket of beer.

If you’re really into dancing and enjoy the electricity of a club, you’ll have a night to remember at Still Life. The dance floor flashes and pumps to the beat of the DJ’s mixes, and you’ll always find it packed with fellow dancers. Once you’ve danced the night away, find your way over to one of the club’s comfy lounge areas and enjoy the night relaxing.

Pubs, bars, cigar lounges, and clubs filled with fellow young singles await you on your next visit to Raleigh, so check a few of them out the next time you’re here and have a great time!