Without a doubt, my favorite in place to see a band in Raleigh, and one of my favorite places to have a drink, as well. Kings draws plenty of nationally touring acts (mostly indie rock , but other styles are also represented) and great local bands. Ticket prices are pretty good and drinks are plenty cheap, with specials, and the bartenders are fast, even when they're insanely busy. The space itself is good, too; there's plenty of room to watch the band, and if things get to loud or smoky, there's also plenty of room to play pool, turn out your pockets and play video games, or sit by the bar and have a drink. Lately they've also had a smaller bar closer to the stage, which comes in extremely handy during a packed show. Look out for the yearly screenings of The Big Lebowski and the super top-secret Great Cover Up.