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The Bar & Lounge

The Bar & Lounge at The Umstead Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to begin or end a memorable evening. Our wine cellar is stocked with an extensive collection representing the world's most renowned regions/ Furthermore, our signature culinary inspired cocktails offer a truly unique taste that incorporates the season's best flavors. With live entertainment in the evenings, you'll find that the fare on our bar menu is impressive and imaginative in the spirit of Herons.

The Bar & Lounge operates under limited availability and is unable to accommodate party sizes larger than 8 in the dining area. Please contact us for further information.”




    • 11:30am until 11pm - Sunday to Thursday
    • 11:30am until Midnight - Friday and Saturday
Close-up of two glasses of wine served on The Bar & Lounge counter at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Uncorked Wine Series

Our Sommelier invites you to journey through the world of wine with the Umstead Uncorked wine tasting series. Held in the Fireplace Lounge, this engaging series features a selection of wine paired with small bites to enhance the flavor profile and showcase hidden notes. Expand your palate as you tour new regions and countries, explore lesser known varieties and learn about new styles and old favorites. Kindly visit the Event Calendar for more details on our Uncorked Series and upcoming wine dinners and events. 


Salty Magazine Presents Herons x PRESS x Huniik Exclusive Chef Dinner

One night only! We are thrilled to announce that Herons will host the next SALTY Magazine dinner with guest chefs, Philip Tessier and Roberto Solis. On Monday, April 29, these dynamic chefs will join our very own Chef Steven Devereaux Greene, and all brought together by Salty Magazine's founder, Geeta Bansal. 


Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting

Discover Napa Valley

Napa Valley is April's topic for our continuing Uncorked series. Napa needs no introduction; the region has been world-famous for decades! Join our Umstead wine team on April 30h while they guide you through the voluptuous whites and reds from the United States' premier wine region.


Lynn Boggess "Progress"

Plein Air Painting Demonstration and Artist Reception

The Umstead Hotel & Spa is excited to welcome contemporary painter Lynn Boggess for his 6th exhibition in our Art Gallery, running May 1st through August 30th.  Best known for his dramatic textured landscapes, Boggess’ paintings have been a beloved part of the hotel’s permanent collection since opening in 2007. Taking inspiration from the property’s verdant surroundings, Boggess will have two plein air demonstrations while his works are in residence, as well as an Artist Reception.


Peay Vineyards Micro Dinner

Discover Peay Vineyards with National Marketing Director Brooke Sabel while she leads a tasting through seven of Peay's top wines, paired perfectly with a 5-star Herons dinner. Peay has made a name for themselves, and rightfully so, making some of the most beautiful wines out of Sonoma on their stunning 53-acre property in the West Coast. Join us on April 23rd at 5:30pm for this unforgettable food and wine pairing event!


Mother's Day Brunch

Join us this Sunday, May 12 for an elevated Mother’s Day brunch celebration. Make cherished memories with us, dining in our in-house Five Star Restaurant experience. Herons will feature an exquisitely-crafted four course menu with choice of entrée featuring dishes created and prepared by four-time James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef in the Southeast, Executive Chef Steven Greene.