Kingfisher, an intimate cocktail bar, will be opening in Durham later this year, owners announced Thursday.
The bar, which is named for the unique birds that live along the banks of North Carolina's rivers, will be located next to The Durham Hotel at 321 E. Chapel Hill St.
It is a joint venture for Sean Umstead and his wife, Durham based ceramic artist Michelle Vanderwalker.
Umstead designed and managed the bar program at The Counting House at 21c Museum Hotel and currently serves at the general manager at St. Roch Fine Oysters in downtown Raleigh. He also manages the bar program at St. Roch.