Spend your next night out at one of Holly Springs’ newest venues: Ovation Cinema Grill. This brand new destination allows you to grab a bite to eat and see a movie at the same time. Ovation Cinema Grill boasts an extensive restaurant menu and full bar. Guests have the ability to order and enjoy meals from the comfort of their theater seats. You can view the upcoming week’s shows and purchase your tickets ahead of time on their website. Every Tuesday, all regular movie tickets are five dollars. Not in the mood to see a movie? Ovation Cinema offers traditional restaurant seating as well. The restaurant has a large indoor fireplace, cocktail bar, and patio seating. Some of the menu options include burgers, flatbreads, and wraps. The craft beer selection at Ovation comes from North Carolina breweries such as Carolina Brewing Company, Aviator, and Bull City Ciderworks.
If you’re looking for a different type of dinner and a show consider attending a show at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center. The Cultural Arts Center has an art exhibition space and coffee bar in the lobby. The theatre seats 184 and boasts state-of-the-art sound, video, and lighting systems. The Alley Cats, an a cappella group, is performing at the theater in January. This group originated in California and is currently the opening act for Jay Leno in Las Vegas. Comedian Henry Cho will also be performing in the upcoming months. Mr. Cho has appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show and CBS’s The Late, Late Show. In February, Route 55 Jazz Orchestra, a group made of community members, will take the stage. After your show at the Cultural Arts Center, make the short trip over to the Niche Wine Lounge to relax with a glass of wine in their inviting and friendly atmosphere. The Niche Wine Lounge carries the largest selection of wines by the glass in the state of North Carolina and has a Mediterranean-inspired patio.
Catch the next big game at Holly Springs’ Bass Lake Draft House. Located minutes away from Bass Lake, this restaurant provides a traditional sports bar atmosphere with wings, burgers, and, of course, beer. Some of their menu features include: pickle chips, brewery chili, and draft house rubbed ribeye.
The Mediterra Grill is another great dinner option if you want to mix-up your food variety. The restaurant serves fresh Mediterranean food such as Greek salads, lamb kabobs, and pita wraps. They even have dessert options.
End your evening out with a trip to Tapline Growler where you’re able to sample a wide variety of beers from all across the country. If you find one you love, take it home in one of Tapline’s growlers. Their taps are constantly changing but you can find beer
from breweries like: Wicked Weed (Asheville), Bond Brothers (Cary), Trophy (Raleigh), Great Lakes (Cleveland, OH), DuClaw (Bel Air, MD), and many more. Check out TapHunter.com for an up-to-date list on beers on draft. extensive burger menu includes unique combinations like the “Ugly Vampire Slayer” which includes garlic aioli, Sriracha, habanero pepper jack, jalapenos, and tortilla strips. Along with their 30 rotating beers on tap, the Draft House also has Trivia Night on Tuesdays and Draft Night on Wednesdays.
If you save room for dessert, try some ice cream from SubZero. All ice cream is made right in front of your eyes from fresh cream you select. You can create your own concoction or choose from one of the suggested flavors.
The Little Hen restaurant is a unique destination for dinner as it serves fresh farm to table meals. A locally owned business, the restaurant features food grown by local farmers and is decorated in a modern farmhouse style. The menu changes based on the local food in season, so you can come back again and again and experience something new.
To finish off your night out, enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine at the SiP Bistro. The Bistro, which was featured on Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible, offers specialty coffee drinks like their “Spicy Maya Mocha” and “Dirty Ginger Spice”. The experienced Sommeliers at SiP can assist you with the perfect wine selection from their expansive drink menu.