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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 for parties of 8 or less. Please contact us for details.




    • 11:30am until 11pm - Sunday to Thursday
    • 11:30am until Midnight - Friday and Saturday

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. 


Herons White Truffle Dinner

Join us the month of December for a special White Truffle Tasting Menu available only in Herons. Called the “white diamond of Italy”, this most delicate and rare truffle in the world will be featured throughout the seven course menu, providing a sensory experience unlike any other.


December Uncorked: Holiday Bubbles *Fully Booked*

We’re in full holiday mode for the final Uncorked of 2022! Join us for a very special lineup of all sparkling wines from around the world, featuring of course Champagne. These selections will also be available for purchase to help complete your gift giving season. The evening includes savory pairings from the Umstead chefs, making for a festive event to toast the season!


Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinner

Christmas dinner at The Umstead combines our signature warm hospitality & festive decor with the magic of the holiday season for a truly unforgettable culinary celebration. Herons Executive Chef and four-time James Beard Semifinalist Steven Greene and his culinary team will showcase their talent and the best seasonal produce from our organic farm with a four course dinner with choices.

Featuring holiday classics and a few surprises, all with artful and elegant presentations, this event is guaranteed to be a feast for the eyes and palate.


Herons New Year's Eve Dinner

Set the tone for a wonderful year ahead by welcoming 2023 with an exquisite meal and festive toast at Herons.    Enjoy an inspired four-course dinner with choices prepared by Executive Chef Steven Greene as you look ahead to the New Year.