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[1 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

After this past weekend’s grand opening (which they estimate some 3,000 people attended), if you haven’t been to Ponysaurus’ new taproom/brewery, then you know about it. Located between downtown and Golden Belt, Ponysaurus has tons of outdoor seating and a large lawn that is sure to become a favorite Durham hang spot. They also already have a regular schedule of food trucks outside every night – currently American Meltdown is Wednesdays, Pie Pushers Thursdays, and Sympathy for the Deli on Fridays.

The night we stopped …

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[29 Apr 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

There used to be just one beer game in town and that was (and some would argue still is) Sam’s. But for those who live on the other side of town, the Glass Jug is a respectable alternative. With a friendly vibe, solid selection and true bar setting – The Glass Jug would be a regular haunt for us if we lived in this part of Durham.

Not only do they have impressive selection of bottles and cans, The Glass Jug has a dozen or …

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[10 Nov 2014 | One Comment | ]

Beer Durham, a bottle shop/growler store, opened in the newish building by the farmer’s market parking lot this past summer.

In addition to shelves of beer, Beer Durham has few inside tables, two outside tables, 20 taps, and a few wines by the glass. You can enjoy your pint in the store or take it home in a re-fillable growler.

We’ve stopped in after the farmer’s market to grab a sixer, popped in to have a quick dinner at a food truck and enjoy a flight, and gone to …

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[19 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Bull City Ciderworks, located on a side street between downtown and Golden Belt, feels a bit like Fullsteam a few years ago. The taproom is offering five ciders by the glass, growlers or a flight for four tasters for $7. Located next to a body shop, the taproom has a handful of tables and picnic benches, a cornhole set and a lovely little bar.

It has that somewhat ubiquitous aesthetic that we’re all pretty into these days – furniture made out of pallets, chalkboards, dark wood and exposed …

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[25 Sep 2014 | One Comment | ]

In just six weeks, Whiskey has been transformed into a craft beer bar called Criterion. Slightly brighter, Criterion feels like a cross between Surf Club and Whiskey. Gone are the dress code, the cigar smoke and the artisan cocktails – the bar and the bathrooms are the same.

Criterion has been renovated with a line of 10 booths, a few two-person tables and some beer garden tables out front.

Rhys is still at the helm but also at the heart of this new …

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[6 Jun 2014 | One Comment | ]

This is just a quick look at the new menu at Triangle Pint & Plate. Triangle started serving food just a week ago and in this early stage, they are keeping things simple. There are a few burgers, a chicken sandwich and a handful of appetizers. They have fried pickles, macaroni bites and a pint glass full of bacon.

The sandwiches were pretty good, served on brioche with a side of tater tots. Triangle Pint & Plate is …

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[2 Jun 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

Thanks to the newly opened Sam’s Bottle Shop, the folks who live in South Durham no longer have to make the crosstown trip to the beer mecca that is Sam’s Quik Shop to find their favorite brews. Located next to an Auto Zone (just odd), Sam’s Bottle Shop is a welcome site among the strip malls of South Durham.


Despite an equal devotion to all things beer, Sam’s Bottle Shop has a pretty different vibe from the beloved Sam’s Quik Shop. For …

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[1 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Thanks to a recent law change, we can now have growler stores in North Carolina. This gives us Durhamites the chance to take craft beers home that aren’t yet available in cans or bottles. Cheers.

Karen Poulsen moved from Oregon and came out of retirement to open¬†Growler Grlz, which is, we hope, only the first of the growler stores in Durham. Located in South Durham, which is quickly becoming a beer destination (Mattie B’s, the new Sam’s Bottle Shop), …

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[24 May 2014 | One Comment | ]

The folks behind West End Wine Bar have opened a billiards and game room next door (just between the wine bar and the train station). You can cut through the back of the West End Wine Bar, but you can’t take beverages back and forth.

A large, open space, there are six pool tables, two shuffle board tables, dart boards, two sand bocce courts, and a regulation basketball hoop (though worth noting recently their basketball has been “stuck on the roof”). The bar also has …

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[27 Mar 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

This new burger and beer joint popped up near Southpoint a few months ago and we stopped in looking for a quick meal outside of the food court.

Town Hall Burger and Beer isn’t a place I’d want to spent a ton of time – it has a few bar stools but they’re right by the order counter, it has a few TVs but they’re all relatively small and not ideal for game watching and it has a dozen or so tables but none of them really designed …