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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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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 …

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Maggiano's Little Italy

  • 8030 Renaissance Pkwy
  • The Streets at Southpoint
  • I-40 Exit 276
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 572-0070
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

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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Migueleños Night Club

  • 1121 University Dr, Forest Hills Shopping Ctr
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 667-8771
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Latino Night Club

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Moe's Tavern

  • 12911 Roxboro Rd
  • Rougemont, NC 27572
  • (919) 423-4469
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Neighborhood bar and lounge.

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Motorco Music Hall

  • 723 Rigsbee Ave, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 901-0875
  • Downtown Area

Located at the heart of the Central Park District of downtown, this former midcentury car dealership features a large patio, eclectic GarageBar space, delicious and affordable food from its Parts & …

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Namu

  • 5420 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (847) 530-6910
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Bulkogi Truck & Bo's Kitchen collaboration. Bringing casual Korean eats, local craft beer, fine wine and specialty coffee bar to a hide out in Durham, NC.

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Oscars Q and Bar

  • 5504 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, I-40 Exit 270
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 401-2444
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Seven 9 foot billiards table, four 8 foot billiards table, several TV's for all your sporting needs.

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Pebble Brook Spirits

  • 803 Ramseur St, Ste D, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 757-6245
  • Downtown Area

Pebble Brooks Spirits is a distillery that opened in 2015, offering its apple pie liqueur. They believe crafting a quality spirit is an art. They also believe in using the highest quality fruits and …

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The Pinhook

  • 117 W Main St
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 667-1100
  • Downtown Area

The centerpiece of Durham's gritty indie music scene features nationally touring acts and the region's top talent.

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Ponysaurus Brewing Company

  • 219 Hood St, Golden Belt Arts District
  • Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (844) 369-7669
  • Downtown Area

Ponysaurus Brewing Co. is a forward-thinking, backward-tasting brewery and taproom based in Durham, NC, creating beers that are meant to be savored, appreciated, contemplated, philosophized, studied, …

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