Play “Would You Rather” with us

Tap into your inner middle schooler to play this nostalgic, Raleigh-themed game.

The sun setting on the downtown skyline.

Bonus: Would you rather live in downtown or in North Raleigh?

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When’s the last time you played a game of “Would You Rather,” Raleigh?

In case you’ve never played, here’s a quick rundown:

Step 1 A question is posed that pitches two options. Example: “Would you rather live in Raleigh or any other city in the world?”

Step 2 You decide what you’d rather do. No surprise here, we’re choosing the City of Oaks.

Now that you’re a “Would You Rather” expert, let’s tap into our inner middle schooler and play this nostalgic game featuring some of Raleigh’s most iconic landmarks, businesses, and locally-celebrated dishes.

Question one

Would you rather dance the night away one last time at Neptune’s Parlor or order tapas on a sunny day on Garland’s sidewalk patio.

  • One last boogie underground.
  • I would do anything for a Garland slushie.

Question two

Would you rather take a morning stroll through the NC State Farmers Market or hike a few miles at Umstead State Park.

  • I’ll have my reusable bag in-hand.
  • I’m lacing up my hiking boots.

Question three

Would you rather shop your way through Fenton with a Dram & Draught drink in hand or take in rooftop views with a classy cocktail at Level7.

  • I’m taking my drink to-go.
  • I prefer my head in the clouds.

Question four

Would you rather watch a movie under the stars at the NCMA or enjoy one last midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Rialto Theatre.

  • Stargazing and a movie.
  • Give me all of the theatrics.

Question five

Would you rather enjoy an exclusive menu tasting at the NCMA Café, opening Saturday, Jan. 14, or be the first to dine at Las Ramblas, a Spanish tapas bar opening in North Hills on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

  • Fresh fare surrounded by art.
  • Tapas at Giorgios Bakatsias’ new spot.

Question six

Would you rather have a lifetime supply of Ashley Christensen’s Pimento Mac and Cheese Custard or endless chocolate chess pie from the Angus Barn.

  • More cheese, please.
  • You had me at chocolate.

Question seven

Would you rather live in a luxury penthouse in The Eastern Residences at North Hills or score a two-bedroom at The Signal in Seaboard Station with plenty of downtown walkability.

  • Party in the penthouse.
  • I prefer a city lifestyle.

Question eight

Would you rather spend an afternoon with mischievous kittens at Purr Cup Cafe or chase tails at West Street Dog.

  • Surround me with cats.
  • I want to be covered in dog fur.

Record your answers here. Thanks for playing, Raleigh.

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