This is a quick guide about your hood. While we love to encourage a good “night in,” we also want to help you explore the amazing community around you. Curated by our team, this guide is full of recommendations of the best spots to eat, drink and hang out around town.
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Downtown Durham’s crowning jewel. This former tobacco manufacturing site has been redeveloped into one of NC’s dreamiest destinations for entertainment, dining, retail, and local sports. Spend an hour or an entire day, and you’ll realize very quickly what all the hype is about.
305 West Pettigrew Street
705 Willard Street
250 South Mangum Street
309 West Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701
Once slated for demolition, this historic theater is now a cultural institution. The venue serves as a hub for diverse arts and entertainment experiences, live events, films, and educational programs that celebrate the region.
530 Foster St, Suite 1, Durham, NC 27701
When you're not sure what you're in the mood for, try a little bit of everything at the Durham Food Hall. Oysters from Locals Oyster Bar? Yes, please. Louisiana red beans and rice from Lula & Sadie’s? Mmmm. A nightcap from Riggs Lounge? Don’t mind if we do.
715 Washington St STE B, Durham, NC 27701
If local legend is true, this basement bar was once a coffin shop. Now an ambiance-oozing cocktail bar for Durham Distillery, Corpse Reviver’s menu showcases award-winning craft spirits like Conniption Gin. There’s food, too: A dirty martini pairs well with whipped goat cheese and marinated olives.
726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701
The beers at this plow-to-pint brewery are made with as many locally farmed and foraged ingredients as possible — even the grains and hops used in the small-batch beers are from North Carolina farms. Plus, the brews are delicious.
105 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
Wood-fired pizza is hot right now in Durham, but Pizzeria Toro is the O.G. of wood-fired pies. Chef Gray Brooks and his team churn out innovative tweaks on Neapolitan classics, like the Prosciutto Cotto with green olives, asiago, and rosemary.
This 22.6-mile trail passes through Durham, Chatham, and Wake counties, and used to be part of the Norfolk Southern Railway. In Durham, a 12-mile section connects neighborhoods, shops, and restaurants, and is a great spot for biking, walking, and even horseback riding.