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Killjoy

4.7
4.7
24 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar

Killjoy is a colorful, comfortable cocktail bar where all drinks are treated with the same exquisite respect. Located in Downtown Raleigh, NC.

2020 Raleigh Magazine - Best Cocktail Bar Overall
2020 Raleigh Magazine - Best Spirit-Free

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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 675-1433

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Parking details

    From parking decks to parking lots, there are over 70 places to park in Downtown Raleigh. Patrons can pay to park in metered spaces using the Passport Parking App. Nearby, you'll find the Powerhouse Square Parking Deck at 513 W Jones Street and the St. Paul Lot at114 N West St. View more at https://downtownraleigh.org/getting-around/parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Late Night Find

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    It has a cool trendy vibe, but drinks are super sweet. Definitely a younger crowd.

    KilljoyResponded on November 22, 2021

    Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  2. R

    Robert

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The cocktails were excellent and the staff was knowledgeable and attentive.

    KilljoyResponded on November 19, 2021

    Hi Robert, Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are so glad you had such a great experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  3. M

    Marlly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall4food2service1ambience5

    I didn’t actually eat any food to make a fair assessment on how it was, but there wasn’t much food on the menu.. must snacks. The service was definitely lacking & it didn’t seem super busy but we had to actually go looking for our waiter many times, other than that he was very accommodating. Ambience was awesome, drinks were great & staff was friendly. Lots of EDM music. I’d give it a second visit.

    KilljoyResponded on November 17, 2021

    Hi Marlly, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are disappointed to hear about your service and apologize for the long wait times. We are happy to hear you loved the ambiance, drinks, and staff. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Lovely But slow service A bit cold insode

    KilljoyResponded on November 17, 2021

    Thank you so much for your feedback! We will be sure to share this with the team. We hope to see you again soon!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent and drinks were great!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the esthetic! Staff was super nice!

    KilljoyResponded on November 1, 2021

    We're so glad you enjoyed our vibe and the hospitality from our crew! Please stop in again soon. Cheers!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    We had the Orange Inal cinn and the O g my gourd they were both overly sweet drinks (we did not finish any of them) a cheese tray of the same quality as a children’s lunch, with only a piece of cheddar and cream cheese, some ham that tasted like it had been in the fridge for a while. The servers were nice and the place looks cool.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, ambiance and cocktails were amazing. You have to try the Godcousin!

    KilljoyResponded on November 1, 2021

    Thanks so much for this high praise! The Godcousin is a favorite of ours, too. Please stop in for another round or two again soon!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    Very instagramable spot for a night out with the girls! Staff was super friendly and it was a fun time

    KilljoyResponded on November 8, 2021

    Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you had a great experience with us.

  10. F

    Finedineandwine

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the drinks were fantastic!! Very original and creative. Service was a little slow at first, but like all other businesses being short staffed right now that was understandable. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back!!

    KilljoyResponded on November 1, 2021

    Thanks so much, Fine Dine & Wine! We're so glad you enjoyed and appreciate your understanding. Our crew looks forward to hosting you again soon!

  11. MJ

    MJRM

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Killjoy. Cocktails are amazing and the ambiance is great!

    KilljoyResponded on November 1, 2021

    You're making us blush, MJRM! Thanks so much for this stellar review. We can't wait to host you again soon!

  12. J

    Jeremy

    Raleigh

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent cocktails. A little slow, but we’d repeat.

    KilljoyResponded on October 18, 2021

    Thank you for the wonderful review, Jeremy! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great ambiance and decor, super interesting and fun to be at! Very limited food menu and seating was really close to other parties so it almost felt like you were sitting with other people, but overall good experience!

    KilljoyResponded on October 18, 2021

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Thank you for the positive feedback and five-star review!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place has a great vibe and great music! The Friday night DJ played all the hits. Definitely coming back

    KilljoyResponded on October 18, 2021

    Thanks so much for the stellar review! We're so glad you were able to visit us this weekend. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

  15. i

    ieatalot

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Called and left messages a bazillion messages trying to give a CC payment for wives evening out. Never received any callback or acknowledgement from their manager. Also didn’t have table available for the ladies when they arrived. Miserable fail.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Killjoy was a great place to meet my girlfriends for a night out! They had a great drink menu with plenty of mocktail options. The cheese boards were also delicious. Their outdoor seating was great, comfy cushioned seats and every seat was covered by the awning. Will definitely be back!

    KilljoyResponded on October 12, 2021

    We are thrilled you chose Killjoy for a girl's night out! Thank you for the positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    Very laid back & chic for a quiet girls night!

    KilljoyResponded on October 12, 2021

    Thank you for the five-star rating and positive feedback! We look forward to your next visit!

  18. IC

    IvelisseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the new fall menu so much! We love ALEX!!! He makes amazing drinks! We will definitely be back soon…

    KilljoyResponded on September 27, 2021

    Hi Ivelisse, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the new Fall menu options! We will pass along the positive feedback to Alex and our team. We look forward to spending another Happy Hour with you in the future!

  19. MS

    MarciaS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Didn’t have food, but drinks and atmosphere where awesome!! Great girls night!

    KilljoyResponded on September 27, 2021

    Hi Marcia, We love that you chose to spend a Girls Night with us at Killjoy! Thank you for the positive feedback regarding our drinks and the atmosphere! We are looking forward to your next visit!

  20. JW

    JasmineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great environment and decor of setting was so fun and lively ! The large cocktails were so good and enough to split between 4 people. The waiter was very informative and helpful with answering questions about the different drinks. I can’t wait until their fall menu of drinks next week

    KilljoyResponded on September 21, 2021

    Hi Jasmine, We appreciate you taking the time to provide such positive feedback about your experience here at Killjoy! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the cocktails and the ambience! We look forward to providing the same 5-star experience at your next visit!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Fun space as usual. Drinks are good, music is upbeat. My only complaint was some odd odors which our server said was related to some HVAC issues they were dealing with (totally understanding). That definitely won’t affect us coming back whatsoever. Definitely recommend this spot if you’re looking for a fun date night or hanging out with friends.

    KilljoyResponded on September 22, 2021

    Thank you for the positive feedback! We are happy to see that you enjoyed the drinks, music, and overall atmosphere. We look forward to providing the same experience at your next visit!

  22. s

    shellys

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food1service4ambience5

    Very cool cocktail bar but disappointed they had no food to offer.

    KilljoyResponded on September 28, 2021

    Hi Shelly, Thank you for the five-star review!

  23. MM

    MariaM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing cocktails & service! Definitely recommend for girls night or date night!

    KilljoyResponded on August 30, 2021

    Maria, We're so glad to read you enjoyed such a great outing with us. Our team looks forward to hosting you again soon!

  24. AR

    AbigailR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good atmosphere! Nicole was the best bartender! Drinks were amazing! Would definitely go back!

    KilljoyResponded on August 30, 2021

    Three cheers for Nicole! We're so glad you enjoyed visiting us, Abigail. We can't wait to see you again soon!

FAQs

Killjoy is rated 4.7 stars by 24 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Killjoy

116 N West St Raleigh, NC 27603-2397

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    From parking decks to parking lots, there are over 70 places to park in Downtown Raleigh. Patrons can pay to park in metered spaces using the Passport Parking App. Nearby, you'll find the Powerhouse Square Parking Deck at 513 W Jones Street and the St. Paul Lot at114 N West St. View more at https://downtownraleigh.org/getting-around/parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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