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The Pit Authentic Barbecue

  • 321 W Geer St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 282-3748

The Pit is a celebration of all of the great culinary offerings of the Old North State. Authentic North Carolina barbecue is their signature dish. Whole hog, pit cooked over charcoal and wood.
You’ll get a fine dose of Southern hospitality when you walk through the doors of this beautifully restored warehouse-now-restaurant. Since 2007 (and cooking hogs for decades before that), they've made a name for The Pit as the go-to place for what many say is some of the best the state has to offer.

  • Business Hours: M-Th, 11am-10pm; F-Sa, 11am-11pm; Su, 11am-9pm.
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  • Miles To Convention Center: 0.70
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 14.8
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  • Wheelchair/Disabled Access Comments: Ramp in the front. Elevator allows access to rooftop bar and patio. Ramp on rooftop patio.
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  • Max Capacity: Private Room: 130
  • Max Capacity: Reception: 120
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  • Total Seating Capacity: 260
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  • *Primary Cuisine: Barbecue
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The Pit Authentic Barbecue Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 2
  • Largest Room: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 75
  • Space Notes: The Pit has an upstairs Bar and Rooftop Patio for many types of different events. The private upstairs bar, from Chicago's Prohibition era offers a beautiful vintage touch and accommodates 70 comfortably. An attached rooftop patio is available (weather permitting), which can hold approximately 100 and may be tented for additional cost.around 100 or can be The downstairs private room comfortably fits 120 guest and has a screen and projector. It can be used a semi private for smaller groups with no food and beverage minimums. The Pit offers music, delicious food and a great spot to have a good time! Give them a call for food and beverage minimums, as well as other pricing or email liz@thepit-durham.com.
  • Description: More than just a restaurant, The Pit is an experience to be shared, enjoyed, and remembered. You're invited to celebrate and share the experience with friends, family and co-workers in one of their many private dining spaces. The private dining manager will work with you from start to finish to create the perfect menu for the perfect event, no matter the size of the party. Invite friends for a cocktail party on the rooftop, overlooking stunning views of downtown Durham. Gather co-workers together for a unique corporate party. Enjoy an elegant rehearsal dinner with close family and friends. Celebrate a birthday.
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  • Outdoor Capacity: 80
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Meeting Facility Rooms
Upstairs Bar and Patio
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604