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Durham, NC Bars & Nightlife

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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Durham is home to five breweries and a large enclave of beer aficionados. Learn more here. Read More

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Alley Twenty Six

  • 320 E Chapel Hill St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (984) 439-2278
  • Downtown Area

Alley Twenty Six is a local neighborhood cocktail bar centrally located in Downtown Durham, NC. Opened in September 2012 by Shannon Healy, Alley Twenty Six crafts seasonally based cocktails with a …

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Arcana

  • 331 W Main St
  • Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 973-1675
  • Downtown Area

Arcana is a tarot-themed underground bar beneath the Snow Building on 331 W Main St. The bar features local artists, readings, performances, and more.

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The Atomic Fern

  • 108 E Parrish Street
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 908-8662
  • Downtown Area

The Atomic Fern's goal is simple: they want to provide a comfortable place for you and your comrades to stop in and have a good time with each other without having to take out a loan to pay your tab. …

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Bar Brunello

  • 117 E Main St
  • Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 294-4825
  • Downtown Area

A casually elegant wine bar in downtown Durham offering a unique wine list and charcuterie & cheese platters. 

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The Bar

  • 711 Rigsbee Ave
  • Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 956-2929
  • Downtown Area

The Bar is a LGBTQ community and neighborhood bar with a club vibe on Friday nights.

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Beer Study and Starpoint Brewing

  • 2501 University Dr #4
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (984) 219-7538
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

A dog-friendly bottle shop and brewery in the Rockwood neighborhood.

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Beyu Caffe

  • 341 W Main St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 683-1058
  • Downtown Area

A local hotspot that runs the gamut from early morning coffeehouse to popular lunch café to late night lounge, offering locally sourced menus, live jazz music, cocktails, spirits, and more.

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Black Twig Cider House

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

Black Twig Cider House offers the largest selection of cider varietals in the Southeast. It also offers elevated bar fare, including locally source sausages from Firsthand Foods.

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Bralie's Sports Bar

  • 1725 Carpenter Fletcher Rd
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 806-1441
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Southern-style bar.

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Bull City Ciderworks

  • 305 S Roxboro St
  • Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (336) 749-3074
  • Downtown Area

Using apples from a family-owned orchard, Bull City Ciderworks crafts hard ciders in the heart of Downtown Durham. The ciders are sold at restaurants around town and are available from Bull City …

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Bull Durham Blues Festival

Durham-Born Blues

Read about the Piedmont blues, a style of blues that is native to Durham. Read More

 
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604