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About Clouds Brewing

Clouds Brewing is a restaurant and microbrewery in Raleigh, North Carolina. An open concept dining room allows guests to enjoy the company of a lot of friends without feeling too stuck or confined. There is plenty of room to mingle and enjoy the atmosphere, including the line of TVs that sits above the bar. The most unique feature at Cloud Brewing is the Downpour. This is a section of the restaurant where customers can start a tab and pour their own beers with the tab being kept by an RFID scanner technology.

Cuisine at Cloud Brewing is traditional American pub fare. Classics like burgers, nachos, chicken flatbread and a variety of sandwiches. Many appetizer plates are offered to satisfy guests who want to pair a small meal with a few good beers. Appetizers include the stuffed mushrooms, pork rinds, crab cakes, calamari and the stuffed jalapeños.

126 North West St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Mon, Tue, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Wed, Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

Cross Street:
W. Jones St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 307-8335

Website:
http://www.cloudsbrewing.com/

Parking Details:
Additional parking available in the Parking Deck across West Street.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Clouds Brewing Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Quick Bite (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Our waitress, Shanti, was amazing, very knowledgeable, relaxed and fun! The $15 mimosa carafe was delicious and a great deal!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding and attentive server! Delicious food and great beer.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The meal was pretty good. It was a fixed menu for NYE. However, they failed to tell us until they brought the check that a 30% gratuity was already added! No wonder the service was meh.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was excellent. The staff was not so great though and it was super loud in the restaurant that I feel like we had to yell to talk to each other.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Really wonderful food and drink choices. Very good service and accomadating for larger parties. Is a little bit loud and hard to carry conversations with people across the table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went with a friend before an event and it was great. We were running late and only had 45 minutes before the event. We got our drinks and food with plenty of time to eat. Food was excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great experience! The food was awesome, as was the service. Their pour your own beer wall and Bloody Mary bar were beyond my expectations. Just a fun place to go with friends. Will definitely go there again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I normally love Clouds but the last couple of times I’ve gone for brunch have been rough. I brought 4 friends from out of town there for an amazing Bloody Mary bar experience and food. We sat outside and there was an awful
sewer smell. Our waiter came around with only 4 waters not 5 so we had to wait for the 5th one, which wouldn’t be all that bad but it was really hot and smelly on the patio. He came and got out order for 5 Bloody Mary bars and left before we could tell him what vodka....they usually ask! So when he came back we settled for house vodka...Bloody Mary bar was out of black pepper and celery and there was no one around to tell. The veggies looked stale. When we ordered brunch one of the girls got pretzels & beer cheese as an app and specifically asked him to bring it out before the meal. Awhile later 4/5 dishes came out but never the app. We asked where the 5th meal was and the app and the response was that something happened in the kitchen. We all waited 15 minutes while our food got cold because we didn’t want to eat before our friend got her food! Finally the appetizer came out but still no 5th meal! We said we don’t want the app anymore because it just doesn’t make sense but where is the food? They came back 5 min later with the food. Then one of the girls finally sliced into her supposed to be over medium eggs and they were sooo runny. Turns out they were over easy. We asked if we could have over medium like we ordered and waited forever for them. They came back over easy AGAIN not over medium! And they came when the check was already there and we had finished eating. The manager came over and said she would take the eggs and app off our check but she was nervous and just seemed overwhelmed. The checks came, and the app was taken off but still $12 on there for the uneaten eggs. We told the waiter the manager said to take the eggs off, so he took off $4 for the eggs?! Didn’t take off the entire meal even tho it wasn’t eaten! :(

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service was great! The place was loud but they were packed and celebrating their 3rd year anniversary.

Tags: Fun, Live Sports
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Went with friends. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the salmon. Cooked perfectly. We shared desserts. The peanut butter pie was fantastic. Will be back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The main reason for visiting was to introduce some friends to the 'beer' wall which is unique to Clouds. Beer selections were fine but a couple of the taps were mostly creating a glass of foam.
The food portions for appetizers were smaller than past visits but tasted ok.
Our overall opinion is we would probably head to a different pub next time.

Tags: Late-night Find, People Watching, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 11, 2017

made a reservation for which I had a confirmation but they did not have it.
background noise level is more than excessive so chose to sit outside despite heat.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We have been to Clouds several time and tried out many of the dishes from the menu. Not one has disappointed, everything is always delicious. The place has a comfortable feel, casual and fun. Outdoor dining is always busy in the summer. The beer is the draw for many, but we go for the food!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Burgers are great. The shortrib sandwich is phenomenal. Looking forward to trying more. Pour concept is great and economical.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was good and our bar tender serving us was great. I can't say that for all employees. I watched some standing around while customers were waitingZ I witnessed one girl bartender be very nasty to a client who was obviously not from the area. He asked about happy hour and her respOmar "not in North Carolina." This guy got up and walked out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Good beer food is ok nothing major good spot overall

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 27, 2017

The bartender (with the longer, curly hair) who waited on us was so knowledgeable and charismatic. He made the experience even better.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Awesome concept and great food. Our server was a little slow. Not sure if she was overwhelmed with other tables or not, but we ran out of water a few times and our drinks took 10 minutes to pour beers twice- should have just got the wristband to serve myself. Definitely suggest the Clouds Burger (bratwurst+beef burger on pretzel bun). Friend pickels are AMAZING here as well as the beer cheese and pretzels. Everyone at our table loved the food. You probably can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Go ahead and get yourself a wristband though, it's easier to get you want and taste them. Also they have Noda beers here!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 26, 2016

What a wonderful evening celebrating with friends and family from out of town. My only draw back to the evening was a reservation hiccup. The food was delightful. Several appetizers had the cheese sauce which is quite tasty and the Nachos are some of the best in the area. I will mention the MahiMahi comes with a cream sauce, which is almost too much if you enjoy your fish on the blackened side. I would recommend asking for it on the side as it is an otherwise lovely dish. The staff is always awesome and a resounding "good call" was made by my out of town guests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 21, 2016

We really enjoyed Clouds Brewing. We went as part of our anniversary celebration in downtown Raleigh. I would not consider this a 'romantic' atmosphere but the food was delicious and well priced. Service was fast even though it was a busy Saturday night. We loved the beer wall where you could sample many different beers and select your own glass preference. Location was convenient walk to hotel and other shops/bars along Glenwood.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Great atmosphere with outstanding beer selections. Food is well priced and quite good too. My friends from out of town really loved this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 15, 2016

The food was amazing! Great taste and quality! Great service! And leaving the best for last, the Downpour wall is hands down the best!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 13, 2016

First time at Clouds Brewing. Food, service and atmosphere were great. Will be back soon!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Had fun dining here. Food was good enough, great beer choices, very good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 2, 2016

We had a family birthday dinner there. The downpour wall was fun and a good way to try new craft brews. The food was excellent especially the bratwurst and beef burger. We had 2 little ones with us and the kids menu was very good and reasonably priced. They even had crayons and coloring pages. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Every employee was knowlegable from the menue to the drinks . Very impressed

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 23, 2016

My friend and I went to Clouds Brewing based on another friend's recommendation. Unfortunately the two girls, or hostesses, were not pleasant at all and seemed annoyed we were there. They were short with us and seemed even more bothered when we asked for an outside table. Fortunately, after that things got better. Our server was really great and knowledgeable and we enjoyed our beverages and food.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 23, 2016

They have a full bar but, the real fun is in the beer wall, where you can pour your own pint from a rotating selection of beers. The food was surprisingly tasty for a place who's man focus is beer. Also, the large tree covered patio is a great place to chill on a nice day or night. Dinning areas are convenient for any size party.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 22, 2016

I love clouds for the beer wall! I can try several beers without committing to a full pint. Some favorites on the menu are the Bavarian grilled cheese and the portobello veggie sandwich.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2016

The Bloody Mary bar was the best!!!! I cannot wait to return! Our meals were yummy as well.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 16, 2016

The food was amazing!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 15, 2016

If you are looking for a local place to get decently priced food, Clouds Brewing is great option! The atmosphere is fun and energetic, the food is amazing, and there is an awesome drink selection.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 14, 2016

I met a friend here for drinks and dinner. There was a large party on the patio that also flowed inside, and the hostess sat us at a table RIGHT BESIDE the party, even though the entire other side of the restaurant had plenty of open tables. We asked to be moved, which seemed to be an ordeal for some unknown reason. The service was very, very, very slow. I also personally did not like the lights there, which hurt my eyes. The food was decent, but there are plenty of good places to get a beer and meet friends with much better service and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Service was great, everyone enjoyed their food. The mystery can and help-yourself bar were a big hit! Fun to try different craft beers at your own pace.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 2, 2016

The waitstaff could not have been more accommodating and helpful. Great evening! We will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 29, 2016

Food and service always great.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Went here for Easter Brumch and it was DELICIOUS! There was something on the menu for everybody, the beer tap wall is a really cool feature and a unique draw to this place. I will definitely be going back. I enjoyed the veggie omelette with a pitcher of mimosa... YES

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Nashville)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Great food and service

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 24, 2016

Great beer, wonderful cocktails, Bloody Mary bar, sports on the tv, friendly prompt service and NOT your typical bar food, what more could you want? The food is so good, it's a restaurant that happens to also be a great sports bar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Our waitress waited on other customers while we had food but were waiting for silverware. We ended up eating some of our food with our hands. The beer from the beer wall was under too much pressure; when we served ourselves, over half our glasses were composed of head rather than drinkable beer. The atmosphere also stinks--it is more of a sports bar than a brewery. It also definitely had a "meat market" feel to it--lots of young singles who appeared to be looking to "score." Also, I didn't notice that they were serving any of their own beer. I thought in order to be considered a brewery you had to actually brew your own beer...? Maybe I'm wrong about that. Anyway, just and awful, awful experience.

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