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Mitch’s Bar and Grille – CLOSED

Posted by DID 11 Oct 2011 14 Comments

Carpe Durham’s love for Moe’s Tavern is well documented. In addition to this review, on previous visits we have been rewarded for the drive out to Rougemont with steak fresh off the grill, taco dip, bowls of chips and various other nibbles. A bar with free food is a bar after my heart. Lucky for us – the cold beer and friendly vibe of Moe’s has found a new home right in the heart of Ninth Street.

Mitch, who owns and formerly operated Moe’s in Rougemont, has opened Mitch’s Bar & Grille in the old Dogstar spot on Ninth Street. Mitch’s opened the last week in September and we were able to stop in and check it out. Like Moe’s, the vibe is welcoming and the crowd is diverse. It doesn’t seem like Duke students have discovered this place yet, but given the location and the price of beer – it’s only a matter of time.

Mitch’s has a nice selection of affordable beer. Bottles of Big Boss Angry Angel and Natty Greene’s Southern Pale Ale are $3.50, most of the domestic bottles are $2.75 and 16 oz. PBR cans are $2.00. Mitch’s draught beers are a nice mix of local/nonlocal and will run you $4 pint (even Triangle Golden) except Pacifico which is $3.50.

Mitch’s also has a pretty basic pub grub menu – burgers, fries, chicken sandwiches, wings, etc. He’s not trying to do anything fancy here. We sampled a late night grilled cheese and it did the job. It was classic white bread with slices of American cheese, thrown on a buttery grill. It was satisfying and came with a ton a fries for $5. This is straight ahead, affordable diner food and not trying to be anything else.

There are a handful of TV’s and Mitch’s would be a good spot to catch a game. Though some would argue Ninth Street doesn’t need another bar, we are excited to have Mitch’s in town. It’s a low key neighborhood bar where everyone is welcome and you can get a no-frills meal including a cold beer for less than $10.

Mitch’s Bar and Grille
730 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705
Mon.-Sat. 11am-2am
Sun. 12pm-2am


  • Johnforamerica said:

    $2 pints on Tuesdays!


    CoolBarz replies on January 31st, 2012 at 6:44 pm:

    Went on saturday, and the music was incredible!


  • MRS said:

    “Though some would argue Ninth Street doesn’t need another bar”

    Who are these people?


    Johnforamerica replies on October 12th, 2011 at 9:28 am:

    @MRS RIGHT?! I like Dain’s, but Charlies isn’t my style (distinct lack of leather chaps). What are the other viable options?


  • Boneyard said:

    They had $3 pints on Sunday night when a group of us went. Seems like Mitch’s is trying to be a good neighborhood bar, a la Dain’s, although with less an emphasis on food and more an emphasis on better priced beer. I find this very refreshing.


  • Traci said:

    Excellent food for a reasonable price. Service is great and the people are very nice……..


  • Michelle said:

    Can’t wait to come by and see the new place!


  • JohnforAmerica said:

    Here’s a picture of the food I got that night in case it’s helpful: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7924339@N08/6240465611/


  • DirtyD said:

    This place is great! The drinks are quality and cheap and everyone is friendly. One of the first bars on ninth street where I can hang out and enjoy the atmosphere and people.


  • Donna& JD said:

    We love Mitch’s!!! Go every Friday for lunch w/ the gang! Great food, great prices..make sure to tell Jeff the bartender we said Hello!!!!


  • Tee Gee said:

    I have stopped in at Mitch’s twice and have enjoyed the mixed dinks. Mitch is a cool guy and pours a good drink. Will visit this watering hole again.


  • DGN said:

    I hear thru the grapevine they are planning on a menu with some cool new things!….Now if we could only get them to start opening for lunch again!


  • Richie said:

    Mitch and Rosie, much like Mitch’s itself, are awesome. Great food, excellent service, and solid drinks.


  • jim vickers said:

    Friday night may 10 (((The CRACKER AND THE DOCTOR BAND WILL PLAY. ))))))


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