As a graduate from NC State, it's always nice to come back to Hillsborough St. and find new establishments. 5 O'Clock is definitely a place to check out! The two owners/bartenders Hung and Tripp are fantastic, young, top-notch entrepreneurs. They are all about catering to everyone. With the abundance of flatscreens, the live music on Fridays, the drink specials, and casual, clean atmosphere, this bar is a MUST to check out! Be sure to try it out, and hit up Saturday nights, "Mystery Night." It's a blast!! You won't be disappointed.
I come to 5 O'Clock regularly and it is one of my absolute favorite bars in Raleigh. The owners are two young guys who have a mind for customer service/satisfaction and I really feel like I'm with friends here. They have great deals weekly, which helps to offset the slightly limited selection and the lack of liquor, though I've heard they are in the process of getting a liqor license. If you are in Raleigh and want a good place to drink with great people check out 5 O'Clock.
This is one of the friendliest, most fun, yet different and interesting bars or nightclubs I have ever been to. Cool stuff everywhere, great music (at least the several times I have been there) , good staff, good drinks and very good prices. Inside and outside bars and you can smoke outside in the beer garden/patio areas where they have games and a fire when chilly. Very cool place.