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A casual night out with friends. A romantic glass of wine. A celebratory night of dancing. When it comes to nightlife, Durham can help you set the perfect evening mood. With four breweries crafting locally inspired beers, bars and lounges serving nationally praised craft cocktails, and music venues hosting nationally touring bands and locally grown acts, the choices will keep you entertained all night. Plus, the combination of friendly locals and college students ensure that sports bars, trivia nights, pool halls, and other nightlight offerings are always a good time. Use our nightlife search to put together your ideal evening lineup.


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Bull City Burger and Brewery

  • 107 E Parrish St, Ste 105
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 680-2333
  • Downtown Area

Bull City Burger and Brewery is a locally owned, independent restaurant and craft brewery. The restaurant is very much farm-to-fork, working closely with North Carolina farmers supplying beef (with …

Fairview Dining Room

  • 3001 Cameron Blvd, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 493-6699
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

The Fairview Dining Room is a restaurant located on Duke University's campus at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Executive chef Jason Cunningham uses locally grown foods to create seasonally …

Mateo Bar de Tapas

  • 109 W Chapel Hill St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 530-8700
  • Downtown Area

Opened by chef Matthew Kelly, who is also the executive chef at French bistro Vin Rouge, Mateo Bar de Tapas is a James Beard-nominated restaurant that blends Spanish flavors with traditional Southern …

Six Plates Wine Bar

  • 2812 Erwin Rd, Ste 104
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 321-0203
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Six Plates, as the name suggests, offers six meals per night. The meals are locally sourced small-plate offerings that are each specially paired with their own wine. Because the selection is small, …

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

  • 280 S Mangum St, Diamond View II, American Tobacco, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 937-9909
  • Downtown Area

In a list of the ten sporting events fans should make a point of seeing, Thrillist named Tobacco Road Sports Café as a "must-hit spot" before a Duke-UNC game, recommending their fried catfish and …

Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom & The SpeakEasy

  • 324 Blackwell St, American Tobacco, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 433-0345
  • Downtown Area

Located in the historic American Tobacco Campus, just across from the Lucky Strike water tower, "Tyler's Taproom is a must," according to Metro News Canada. Tyler's serves traditional pub fare …

106 Main

  • 106 E Main St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 593-0560
  • Downtown Area

58 Fifty Bistro & Martini Bar

  • 5850 Fayetteville Rd, Sutton Station, I-40 Exit 276
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 544-8585
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Serving a full menu of American cuisine, including seafood, steaks, burgers, wraps, and pizzas. Appetizers and nightly drink specials.

Alivia's Durham Bistro

  • 900 W Main St, Downtown Durham & mobile truck see website for location
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 682-8978
  • Downtown Area

A neighborhood bistro serving approachable food in a comfortable neighborhood atmosphere. Great outdoor area is perfect for people watching.

All People's Grill

  • 6122 Guess Rd
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 620-9591
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Live blues Saturday nights starting at 9 p.m.



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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
101 E Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604