I arrived in Durham last week for the first time. After work I was looking for something other then a chain resturant or bar. My colleagues recommended we go to what they called a home town tavern. Now I'll admit, being from LA , I have been called finicky, particualar even fussy. So when we pulled in to the parking lot, I was a little apprehensive. The tavern was a bit obscure even mysterious. But, there was a beautiful white Harley out front. A smooth slick southern gentlemen was the owner of the bike. He seemed rustic but he was polite, sophisticated even charming. It seemed he knew every one. So we soon did too, as he introduced us. Every one was sociable and unreserved I loved the tavern, the food was great. They have live bands, but this was Karaoke night!!! The girls and I love to dance and sing. . Oh and when some one bought me a drink, the bartender gave me a wooden token which I saved for a souvenir. I give the tavern 5 stars, I highly recommend this tavern. But being on the back of a white Harley crusing 90 mph on a hot July night was great!! The sandy beach at Jordan Lake on this moonlit night was sensational even passionate :). Great Times - Nourina
The Tavern is huge! They have everything this girl needs for a fun night out with friends. Darts, pool, music, great wine selection, even cider beer on tap. I love the bartenders, they are really nice. They remembered me after the first time I was there. And convenient parking. I don't like parking downtown and having to walk by myself, but the Tavern has lots of parking right outside the door. They recently got food and I'm over the moon about their wings in carribbean sauce. Not to mention they have the best ranch dressing in Durham. All in all, this place is a 10!
The Tavern is a long needed addition to West Durham and the Ninth Street District. It has things to do like pool and foosball. There is also an amazing balcony with dart boards. When you are playing, you can overlook the pool tables and the entire bar area. I have got to get to the drinks & draft selection. It's mostly local and craft beers on tap which is great because I like supporting local brewerys. They also have great liquor selection like Basil Hayden and Knob Creek two of my favorite. Great T.V.'s Great specials Geat atmosphere a must see.