Honestly, we think we might have found Raleigh's best-kept secret. Because, while you've likely heard of Bittersweet, you probably didn't know that they start serving booze at the shockingly legal time of 7a on weekdays? (We fact-checked to be sure and it's not illegal—just amazing.) They also hold the title of its latest open coffee shop—pouring the midnight oil until, well, midnight on most days (and even later on weekends). The icing on the cake? They also serve the most delightfully decadent (and a little irreverent) desserts all day and all night. We’ve got five A+ excuses Bittersweet offers to treat yo self any time of day, any day of the week.
ALSO: We’re super excited about all the requests we’ve gotten for low-key opportunities for Premium members to meet each other and hang out IRL—so we reckon it’s high time we make it happen! If you want to come meet some friendly Premium members (and some of the awesome Offline team), come to Bittersweet on December 11 from 5-7p. There won’t be any official programming or anything—this is just a chance to get together, relax and enjoy our Premium credits. We’ll have a little section reserved and Bittersweet will be mixing up a special FLAMING tiki cocktail for $8. Come say ‘hey’—we can’t wait to hang.
At the end of December, we'll be giving away a $100 gift card to Bittersweet for the best Instagram post. Tag @bittersweetraleigh and @offlineraleighdurham (posts only) for a chance to win.
NOTE: all $25 must be used during one visit in December.
To redeem, show your Premium ID (top of this email) to your server.
Cannot be exchanged for cash value
If you want more than 6 of the same dessert item (no judgment), you MUST email email@example.com 48 hours in advance so they can ensure they make enough for you and everyone else
Morgan Street Food Hall Silent Disco + Late Nite
DECEMBER 21ST | 9:30P-1:30A
For one night only, MSFH is going from food hall to dance hall. Featuring top-of-the-line silent disco gear and distinct DJs, the entire space will be taken over with Raleighites dancing to the beat of their own drums.
There will be a cash bar all night and select food vendors will be open so you can stay fueled throughout the evening. Late night eats will also be available for purchase from 12:30-1:30a, when the disco dies at 12:30a.
In addition to scoring first dibs on tickets before they open up to the general public on Monday, Premium users get entry for just $10 (it's $18 for everyone else!).
Please note that tickets are limited due to capacity so be sure to grab tix before the word gets out.
SNEAK PEEK UPDATE
Bodega Sneak Peek
Bodegais the brand-spankin' new wine and tapas bar coming to the Wake Forest area. With a focus on "rustic, wine country cooking," Bodega relies on local ingredients and artisanal imports. They'll have a diverse menu full of small plates that are perfect for sampling and sharing with a group. The exact menu is still TBD but if this spot is anything like the founder's first restaurant, Driftwood Southern Kitchen, we're pretty confident it's going to be downright delicious.
Details are still being worked out but keep an eye out for the Premium sneak peek event. Expect a sampling of their menu via passed hors-d’oeuvres, live music and a drink on the house.
NOTE: there are a limited number of tickets availablefor this event. Keep an eye on your inboxes for this if you want to snag a spot because the early bird gets the...er...tapas.
NYE @ The Dillon
DECEMBER 31ST | 8P-1A
IT'S NOT TOO LATE—but it almost is! In case you haven't heard yet, we've teamed up with Midtown Events to throw a blowout, NYE bash on The Dillon rooftop. We'll be ringing in 2019 in style with music from DJ Super Duper, Dueling Pianos, an ALL NIGHT open bar, champagne toast at midnight, and the best panoramic firework views in all of Raleigh.
Of course, we wouldn't plan a big event like this and not hook up our fave Premium peeps. While the Premium-priced tickets are all sold out, there are still a few specially-priced Premium Guest tickets available. At $150 (a $15 discount off the regular price) these tickets are ALL INCLUSIVE and available to any Premium member or any Premium guest. If you want in, you better grab 'em before they're gone!
KEEP 'EM COMING
Even More Perks
Yep, there's more. Check out other December partner who are showing Premium some love.
FREE LIMITED-EDITION COCKTAIL: Back by popular demand, Miracle at The Haymaker returns for the second year in a row and Premium users are getting one of their holiday cocktails—totally on the house! ICYMI: Miracle is the jingle balls to the walls X-Mas themed takeover pop-up bar, complete with special events, limited-edition cocktails and ho-ho-ho-holiday cheer up the wazoo. Step inside their winter wonderland throughout the month to score any drink off their Miracle menu—you’ll feel festively lit in no time.
Get ready to party for a cause! Premium members are getting $38 tickets (50% off regular price!) to the inaugural Santa Cause 1, benefitting the Make-A-Wish foundation at Marbles Kids Museum. Don your most festive attire, enjoy a full meal and plenty of booze (courtesy of partners like Bhavana and Raleigh Wine Shop) and try your hand at some auction items. Click here and use the code to snag your discount tix. Please note there are only 50 discounted tickets available so grab them fast if you want them!
Bishops is hooking Premium members up again with 25% off cuts throughout the entire month of December. Located in The Dillon, Bishops specializes in cuts and color for both men and women, offering a wide selection of a-la-carte services from deluxe shaves to highlights and styling. Offer is only valid for cuts (but feel free to tack on an additional service—just know those are on you!). And pleaseeee don't forget to tip your stylist!
FINAL CALL TO REDEEM: If you haven't yet taken advantage of the Premium Skillpop perk, now's your chance! You've got $15 towards any Skillpop class. They offer a variety of kickass classes (everything from how to be an Instagram guru to macrame making) taught by pros, IRL, all around the Raleigh-Durham area. They're helping Premium members kick-start their creativity with a one-time only, $15 credit to use on any class! Fill out this form and you'll get your $15 credit in your inbox within 24 hours! Click here to see what classes they have to offer! NOTE: This is the last opportunity to redeem this offer! This offer is valid for one use only so if you have redeemed this offer in previous months, you cannot redeem a new code.
EVEN MORE NEWS
The Referral Leaderboard
It's the moment you've been waiting for—this month's edition of The Referral Leaderboard! Big news everyone, Haley has broken the 20 referral mark! Congrats to her. As a reminder, for every 3 referrals, you will receive either $25 credit for our swag store or 1 month of free Premium.