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So Many New Cocktails, So Little Alcohol

We’ve just rung in the new year! Congratulations, you’ve made it through the holiday season (and all of those holiday splurges)! But now it’s time to get serious, and seriously healthy. Sound familiar? You’re not alone… millions of people dedicate their January to getting back to clean eating and healthier lifestyle choices. It just makes January seem... a little dull on the social front, right?

So we’ve crafted four featured non-alcoholic cocktails to make sure that you can have a great night out with friends, without ruining your carefully crafted health goals.

Elixir of Life

This highball is not only non-alcoholic, but sugar-free as well. Participating in Whole30? This drink is completely compliant.

Berried Ale

It drinks like a mule, but you’ll find no booze here: just ginger, lime, and raspberry syrup, then garnished with a mint sprig and a single raspberry!

Foxy Tonic

Another sugar-free mocktail for our Whole30/paleo pals, this drink combines rosemary, cucumber, lemon, cranberry, and Rishi peppermint-sage tea.

Apple of Eden

This tempting cocktail tastes like a splurge, but we assure you--there’s no alcohol here. Apples, orange juice, vanilla, lime, and coconut come together for a highly flavorful libation.

Passport To Giving!

We're always looking for ways to give back to our community, especially during this season of giving!

Our Passport to Giving campaign is a great way to support a very important cause--the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina--while you're out enjoying meals at our restaurants! We’ve created a special feature cocktail at Poole’s, Poole'side, Death & Taxes, Beasley’s, Chuck's, and Fox Liquor Bar; and $2 from each purchase of one of these cocktails will be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina—from now through December 31st. So every time you drink one of these cocktails, you’re effectively donating $2 to support feeding those affected by hunger in our state. How great is that!?

This year, each of our cocktail names has been inspired by a holiday flick. Here are the cocktails:

At Poole’s, try the Ya Filthy Animal, named forHome Alone, featuring gin, Montenegro, cranberry, rosemary, ginger, and lemon.

At Poole'side, try the You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, named for A Christmas Story, featuring bourbon, roasted pecans, vanilla, cinnamon cherry clove bitters. 

At Beasley’s, try the Smiling Is My Favorite, named for Elf, featuring vodka, blackberry, thyme, lemon, sparkling wine.

At Chuck's, try the Yippee Ki Yay shake, named for Die Hard, a white chocolate peppermint milkshake with white rum. 

At Death & Taxes, try the Cousin Eddie, named for Christmas Vacation, featuring bourbon, Maker’s Mark, dry vermouth, Angostura and orange bitters.

At Fox Liquor Bar, try the Total Agony of Being In Love, named for Love Actually, featuring scotch, sweet vermouth, Cheerwine, and orange.

To maximize our impact as a community, we're organizing a self-guided bar crawl! Grab a Passport to Giving card (available at any of our restaurants) and get a stamp for each of the 6 cocktails you try. If you complete the full crawl and get all 6 stamps on your passport card, you can redeem your Passport to Giving card at Fox Liquor Bar for a complimentary snack--Milk and Chocolate Chip Cookies--our way of saying thanks for supporting our team efforts to raise money for the Food Bank! We'll also enter your name into a drawing to win a $250 gift card to the AC Restaurants location of your choice.

So start your engines! It's time to drink for a good cause!

Terms and Conditions
i. Name: Passport to Giving  ii. Description: Passport to Giving Bar Crawl starts 11/25/18 at 12:01am EST and ends on 12/24/18 at 11:59pm EST. To participate in the Bar Crawl, entrants must visit Poole's Diner, Beasley's Chicken & Honey, Chuck's Burgers, Fox Liquor Bar, and Death & Taxes, and get proof of their donation to the Food Bank through the purchase of the designated Passport for Giving cocktail at each location. Proof of purchase must be in the form of a stamped and initialed Passport to Giving card (available for free at each location). No other form of proof of purchase (such as receipts) will be validated. (Alternate entry: Participant shows proof of a donation to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC in the amount of $60 or more, made during the duration of the campaign. This will also be accepted for redemption of prize; same rules of prize redemption apply. )The fully stamped and initialed Passport to Giving card can be redeemed for 1 order of Garlic Fries with Cheddar Mayo at Fox Liquor Bar. The prize can only be redeemed by the cardholder, during business hours, before the expiration of the crawl campaign. The sponsor of this Bar Crawl is AC Restaurants, LLC, in support of the Food Bank Of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Additional questions regarding this campaign can be directed to iii. Eligibility: Crawl participants must be 21+ years of age with valid identification. Limit of 1 card per person. iv. How to Play: Participants must acquire a Passport to Giving card at one of any AC Restaurants locations. Upon the purchase of one the designated cocktails (Goodnight Diner at Poole’s Diner,  For the Good of Grapefruit at Beasley’s Chicken & Honey, Rum Ham at Death & Taxes, Mexican Hot Chocolate Shake at Chuck’s, Jane Taylor at Fox Liquor Bar), the participant can request that their card is stamped. Card must be stamped and initialed by an on duty employee of the sponsor company on the premises of the restaurant. One stamp per cocktail purchased per card. Participants must visit all 5 locations and get stamps for all 5 cocktails to be eligible. To redeem, participant must present the completed card during business hours to an on-duty employee at Fox Liquor Bar. No purchase is necessary at the time of redemption. v. The prize for completing the crawl is one order of garlic fries with cheddar mayo at Fox Liquor Bar, which has a fair market value of $6. No substitutions can be made for the prize, and Fox is not able to accommodate additional requests or dietary restrictions in relation to the redemption of the prize. The prize must be collected before the crawl campaign end date; outside of that window, redemption attempts will not be honored.

Holiday Hours at AC Restaurants

We're excited to celebrate the season with you! Please see below for special holiday hours at our restaurants.


Thanksgiving Eve: Wednesday, November 21

All restaurants open with regular hours


Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 22

All restaurants closed


Black Friday: Friday, November 23

Beasley’s:  opening early at 11am, brunch menu available 11am-4pm

Chuck's, Fox, Poole's, Death & Taxes open with regular hours


Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24

Beasley's: open until 9pm

Chuck's: open until 9pm

Fox: open until 9pm

Poole's: open until 9pm

Death & Taxes: open until 9pm (make a reservation here)


Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25

All restaurants closed


New Year’s Eve: Monday, December 31

Beasley's and Chuck's: extended hours, open until midnight

Fox: 5pm to 2am

Death & Taxes: New Year's Eve four course prix fixe dinner (see the menu and make reservations here), 5pm to midnight

Poole’s: brunch from 11am to 2pm; New Year's Eve three course prix fixe dinner (see the menu and make reservations here), 5pm to midnight


New Year’s Day: Tuesday, January 1

Beasley’s: open regular hours, brunch menu available 11am to 4pm

Chuck’s: open regular hours

Fox: open regular hours

Death & Taxes: closed

Poole’s: closed

Guest Bartender Night at Fox with Ryan Casey!

Update: this event has been postponed due to weather. Check back for the new date soon! 

Mark those calendars! Because on Tuesday, 9/11, we welcome Charleston’s Ryan Casey to Fox Liquor Bar to share some of his cocktail creations. Ryan is the beverage director of the Dewberry, which was a semi-finalist for the James Beard Award Outstanding Bar Program in 2018. Under Ryan’s leadership, The Dewberry’s Living Room bar was named Imbibe’s Cocktail Bar of the Year and was a 2018 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards Nominee for Best American Hotel Bar.

So join us at Fox between 6pm and 9pm to meet Ryan, drink delicious drinks, and try out some of the new additions to our snack menu!

James Beard Award 2019Outstanding Chef James Beard Award 2014Best Chef: Southeast
2019 James Beard AwardOutstanding Chef 2014 James Beard AwardBest Chef: Southeast
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Beasley's Chicken + Honey,
Fox Liquor Bar

237 S. Wilmington St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[919] 322-0127, 322-0126, 322-0128 Respectively

Bridge Club

105 W. Hargett St, Raleigh NC, 27601

Death & Taxes

105 W. Hargett St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[984] 242-0218

Poole's Diner

426 S. McDowell St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[919] 832-4477

Poole'side Pies

428 S. McDowell St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[919] 803-8660