A CRAFTED EXPERIENCE
From high-end craft cocktails, a relaxed artisanal experience, or a kickstart to the weekend, Goldsboro-Wayne County has you covered in our guide of places to sip like a local.
18TH AMENDMENT LOUNGE
Barrique’s 18th Amendment Lounge has as a relaxed and moody ambience that mimics a hidden speakeasy and their biggest claim to fame is their incredible selection of whiskey! If you’re a cocktail connoisseur, we recommend trying out some of the classics like the Whiskey Sour or their Old Fashioned.
PAIR IT UP WITH VINO
Have you ever wanted the Chef to recommend wine pairings with every course of your meal? Well at Barrique, this goes hand and hand. From Italian to French, they have some incredible wines that will pair with your appetizer, main course and dessert! Talking about dessert, make sure you try the Port Wine.
SWEETEN YOUR NIGHT WITH THE PORT
Do you have a sweet tooth? Try the Port Wine! Picture yourself enjoying one of Barrique’s rich and delicious desserts, paired with a dessert wine that will round out your final course (or first course, no judgement at all!) and have you raising a glass to say, “Cheers!” to everyone at the table with you.
If you’re a fan of premium cured meats, beautifully curated boards and delicious flavor pairings, we definitely recommend grabbing a charcuterie board as a pairing to your cocktail. Share it with friends or family, or take it on yourself, you don’t want to miss this fresh appetizer on your night out on the town.
PRIX FIXE MENU
Looking for an experience that will fill your tummy but also leave you with memories of your amazing meal? Try the Prix Fixe Menu! These meals are chef prepared and come in 3 courses of an appetizer, main course and dessert. Opt-in for the chef paired wine selections for a culinary experience like no other!
VANILLA BEAN CREME BRULEE
Grab the spoon, give it a tap and crack open the caramel and dig in! This silky smooth and rich creme brulee is the perfect pairing with a Port Wine. Ask your server or your bartender for their knowledge of what pairs with any course in your meal and we guarantee you will be leaving happy and full!
TAKE ME TO
CHURCH | SPIRITS & COCKTAILS
A SPIRITED EXPERIENCE
Grab yourself a drink at the newest (and hottest) addition to Downtown Goldsboro! Within the first week of their opening, Church has been the place to be.
This cocktail spot is dedicated to mixology on the finest level. Check out their seasonal menu, that will have you trying a new drink every time you stop by. Our current favorite is the, “Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” which is a delicious combination of apple brandy, pressed apples, cointreau, lemon, maple syrup and club soda. Don’t wait too long to try it before the next seasonal menu comes out!
If you’re someone who likes a classic cocktail, well don’t worry, their timeless menu is ready and waiting for you to try. Pick from an Old Fashioned, a classic Manhattan, a Whiskey Sour (yes, they actually use egg whites!), the always complex Negroni and many more. If you’re not a fan of cocktails, you can also grab yourself a glass of wine or pick from their domestic or craft beer options.
BECOME A CHURCH MEMBER
“Who can argue with you about going to Church?” is the catch phrase you’ll find on the back of this cocktail spot’s menu, and we can’t argue with that sentiment! Church institutes a very unique membership option for only five dollars a year, you can drink here as a member!
A TOP WEEKEND SPOT
As we said, this place is one of the hottest location in Downtown Goldsboro to hang out with friends. If you’re looking for a spot to grab a drink after dinner or are doing a bar crawl, this place is lively and open until 1:00 AM every Thursday through Saturday.
Church is a dedicated spot to grab a great cocktail, but what happens when you get hungry? No worries, they’re right in the heart of Downtown Goldsboro. After grabbing a drink or two, head over to one of the many eateries located through Downtown Goldsboro.
BRISAS LATIN CUISINE
TAKE A STAYCATION
Want to be transported to a Caribbean island, where the sun is always shining and the water is clean and blue? Grab yourself a Blue Lagoon cocktail at Brisas Latin Cuisine, taste the cool tropical breeze and give yourself the staycation you deserve!
TRY THE SIGNATURE
If you’re going to try a cocktail, why not start with the signature? Brisas Rum Punch truly “packs a punch” in flavor with a combination of dark rum, Bacardi, orange and pineapple juice, cinnamon, grenadine and bitters. Take a sip and you will understand why it truly is the signature cocktail at Brisas.
IT’S THE EYE OF EL TIGERE
The drink that is! Brisas’s El Tigere is packed with flavor with a mix of rum, Frangelico, lime and grenadine. This unique drink will have you roaring for another! Get transported with every drink at Brisas Latin Cuisine to new flavor destinations.
If you’re on a mission to bar hop with your friends, we have just the app for you. Cheesey, delicious, shareable nachos. This appetizer is what dreams are made of. Truly made for sharing, get these nachos piled high with sour scream, guac and your choice of meat and make your friends love you even more!
FRIED PIMENTO CHEESE BALLS
We have three words for you: SANGRIA TOMATO JAM. Yes, you read that correctly. These fried pimento cheese balls are rich with flavor and perfectly pair salty and sweet together. They’re also the perfect app to start a meal off with, or as a great starter if you plans on eating at multiple destinations on your bar hopping adventure out on the town.
CAN’T MISS EMPANADAS
Who can say no to empanadas? Take your pick of two fillings from cheese, chicken, ground beef or shrimp and pair it with Brisas signature aioli sauce, and you just can’t go wrong!
ASIAN & AMERICAN FUSION
SAKE IT TO ME
Are you a fan of Sake? Well, then Jay’s Kitchen is the place to be! From hot sake to sparkling, your options are endless. You won’t be limited on flavors either – you’ll be able to find peach, apple, and plum, just to name a few! Pro tip: The Hana White Peach Sake is super refreshing, especially on a hot summer day.
TRY THE SOJU
Soju is a rice drink of Korean origin and you can try it at Jay’s Kitchen if you haven’t before! Try the June Bug, Apple Soju, or explore the Soju Island Iced Tea or try one of the other varieties of Soju drinks that Jay’s Kitchen has to offer.
MIXED DRINKS & MARTINIS
Want a vanilla truffle martini? Jay’s has you. Want a Mai Tai, Mojito or Margarita? Jay’s has it! If you’re not in the mood for Sake or Soju and you want to stick to your staple favorites, Jay’s Kitchen has you covered. From a classic Negroni to your favorite Manhattan, you’ll have the cocktail playbook to choose from.
ROLL WITH IT, ROCK WITH IT
Did you know Goldsboro has it’s own sushi roll? At Jay’s Kitchen the Goldsboro Roll is just one of the many many sushi options available on the menu! With almost 50 specialty rolls to choose from AND customizable roll options AND sashimi appetizers AND sushi bar entrees, you’ll have your hands full deciding (and then your tummy full from trying them all.)
BULGOGI FRIES FOR LIFE
Yes, you read that correctly, we said bulgogi fries. Picture a bed of the most perfectly golden fries, layered in bulgogi steak, spicy mayo, and jalapenos. Now picture yourself in absolutely bliss with every bite you take. That’s exactly what you’ll experience when you take a bite of these amazing fries.
HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN BISON OR WAGYU
Jay’s Kitchen not only makes a variety of sushi rolls – they’re also known for their selection of burgers that are made from either Wagyu or Bison meat (depending on your choice). From the Super Jay (smoked gouda, bacon, sun-dried tomato con fit, truffle mushroom Duxelles, brioche bun) to the Impossible Burger (vegetarian-friendly!) they leave no burger behind.
MEZCAL + TEQUILA
TEQUILA & MEZCAL FOR DAYS
When we say for days, we mean it! Mezcalito’s bar menu is built off of their impressive collection of tequila and mezcal and if you’re a big fan, this will be your paradise! For Tequila their collection ranges up to minimum three years aged selections and for Mezcal you have almost 30 to choose from.
MARGARITAS & MOJITOS
Why bother with just a glass when you can just order the entire shaker! Yes, they do bring the shaker to your table. From Margaritas to Mojitos, you have a wide selection to fill a friends night outs, a date with your significant other, or when you just want to treat yourself to a fruit drink and an amazing meal.
MICHELADAS, MULES & MORE
So imagine yourself with a large group of friends and you all want a drink? Well then order the table a drink. Yes, you can do that. One huge drink for the entire table. Now, we do have to keep things responsible here, so make sure you have a large enough group before ordering this option! The moral of the story here is, this is the perfect place to any kind of drink made with tequila or mezcal, so make sure to pass by at some point!
THE ULTIMATE ACP
Taco tuesday may be a thing, but when you try the arroz con pollo, you may become just a little obsessed. This creamy, cheesy, chicken cooked to perfection, rice filled plate meal is truly the ultimate comfort food. Is it cold outside? Order the ACP. Cheese lover? Order the ACP. Want a meal that will fill you up? ORDER THE ACP.
Steak, baja fish, shrimp and chorizo, agave-chipotle chicken, carnitas, scallops and bacon, vegetarian…I mean, the list of taco options is ENDLESS. A wise person once said that the only way to find true happiness in life is to eat as many tacos as possible. Don’t quote us on that. But really, these tex-mex tacos are one-of-a-kind!
This combination of marinated pork, cheese, pico de gallo, cilantro, with pineapple and a habanero glaze is the definition of *chef’s kiss*. Your inner child will love this upgraded version of your childhood favorite will take you to new flavor heights. As a bonus, it’s served with a side of crispy fries so you’ll never have to steal them off of your friend, family member or significant other’s plate.