Although the location had previously housed several bars, Catrina set out to build an interior and environment unique to the space and to Raleigh. With the re-emergence of cocktail culture being embraced in many mid-sized cities around the U.S., a cocktail driven bar in the heart of Raleigh, NC seemed a logical next step for the establishment’s conceptual evolution. C. Grace evokes memories of classic jazz clubs where the lights are low, the jazz is hot, the drinks are strong and the nights, full of merriment.
Matthew Bettinger joined the team and brought a beverage program centered around classic cocktails, and a style of service designed to create a welcoming and neighborly environment. The music plays five nights a week, the drink menu continues to change and grow and there is always a friendly face behind the bar.