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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.

Triangle Brewery

Beer City

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

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The Bar

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

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Beyu Caffe

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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The Blue Note Grill

Located in Downtown Durham near the Historic Durham Athletic Park, the Blue Note Grill is known for both the blues music you can hear there on Fridays and Saturday and their North Carolina smoked …

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Bralie's Sports Bar

Southern-style bar.

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Duke Coffeehouse

Located behind Wilson Dorm on East Campus, the Duke Coffeehouse is a performance venue that links the university and Durham community.Check Duke Coffeehouse's calendar to see upcoming acts. The venue …

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Durham Jazz Workshop / Sharp 9 Gallery

The Durham Jazz Workshop (DJW) is a non-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization which provides the Jazz community of the Triangle with educational programs, performances, and special events. The DJW runs …

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Fairview Dining Room

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 …

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James Joyce Irish Pub

Irish pub experience with food and drink from both sides of the Atlantic.

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La Fiesta Club

Latin-American focused sports bar.

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Maggiano's Little Italy

Traditional, family-style restaurant combining old and new world Southern Italian fare. Reservations recommended. Martini night every Thursday. Live music in piano bar M-Sa.

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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