Bull City is known as beer city for a reason. There are a large number of breweries, restaurants that feature local brews, and great nightlife locations where one can enjoy the frosty beverages handcrafted in the Durham area. A “beercation” or craft beer lover’s getaway is just what you need to have a wonderful escape from the ordinary in the Triangle. There are also entertaining brewery tours, bike beer tours and more. Join us at our top rated Durham bed and breakfast and enjoy a beer connoisseur vacation to remember.
Top 5 Breweries in Downtown Durham
726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701
Friday-Saturday they are open until 2am and the rest of the week they are opened until midnight.
9 miles from our inn
The Fullsteam Brewery crew is on a mission “to pioneer the art of Distinctly Southern Beer” and they have succeeded. They want you to fall in love with Southern flavors and support local farmers. Enjoy beers like the Summer Basil, a Sweet Potato beer and more. This is one of the most popular breweries in the Triangle!
Beer lovers enjoy:
- Experimental one-of-a-kind test batches.
- North Carolina guest taps
- Lots of different food trucks
219 Hood Street, Durham, NC 27701
Ponysaurus Brewing Company says they are “the beer beer would drink if beer could drink beer.” They have a lovely outdoor patio and something unlike any others! You can grill while you enjoy their beers. Say what? That is right. Reserve a grill online then order your grill ready food and enjoy grilling and drinking. It is a beautiful thing.
Beers on Tap: (check their website for the latest beers)
- Fig Saison Ale
- India Pale Ale
- Autumn Fruit Saison
- Rye Pale Ale
- Scottish Ale
107 E Parrish St, Durham, NC 27701
Bull City Burger is a locally owned independent restaurant and brewery opened all week for lunch and dinner. Enjoy 8 craft beers on tap and exceptional burgers from locally raised cows that are hormone and antibiotic-free. They also make their own all-beef hotdogs, bring in local produce and provide housemade buns. They pride themselves on their low energy footprint. In fact, they put almost zero food waste into landfills.
- Brewery tours Saturdays at 4:00 PM
- Enjoy a casual environment
- March is always exotic meat month
206 Broadway St, Durham, NC 27701|
Guests love their 6,000 square foot brewery and tasting room! Keep in mind they are only opened Thursday-Sunday so plan accordingly! You will not be disappointed in this creative brewery. Their specialty are barrel-aged and sour beers and they bring in food trucks for their patrons. Enjoy a game of Nintendo and they also have some board games on hand.
Types of Beers
- Blonde Sour Ale
- Rhubarb Berliner Weisse
- Brettanonyces IPA
404 Hunt St, Durham, NC 27701
At Beer Durham there are 20 taps of local craft beers, regional and national beers. You can see live on their website what they are running low on. Stay and enjoy a tasting or purchase a growler and retreat back to our inn to enjoy a wonderful night in. Check their website for promotions! Right now they have 10% off growlers on Tuesday’s.
Some of Their Beers on Tap (view their website for the most updated lineup)
- Punkin from Dogfish Head
- 9-Volt from Fullsteam
- Four Star Pils from Goose Island Beer Company
- Grapefruit Weekday from Rough Draft Brewing Company
- Angry Angel from Big Boss Brewing
- Stillwater Vanilla Cream Ale from Thomas Creek
- Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Durham Beer Tasting & Tours
Want to leave your beer tasting experience to the experts? You can book a beer tasting tour with several companies.
- Beltline Beer Tours – they tour Durham and Raleigh breweries.
- Biker Bar NC – for those wanting to try something different choose the Biker Bar NC. Pedal on a 14 person bike bar while you enjoy touring downtown Durham and visit the breweries.