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Alley Twenty Six


320 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 439-2278
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Photo of Julie Geyer Julie Geyer
Dec 22, 2023 5

By far the best cocktails in Durham - haven’t found a better spot! They have a great mix of accessible cocktails, and ones that are a bit more daring. Super consistently fantastic.

Photo of David Robinson David Robinson
Oct 25, 2023 5

Didn't eat here, but the cocktails are off the charts good. Buzzy, vibrant and the bar tenders were all super cool. 👌

Photo of Lennis Dionne Sample Lennis Dionne Sample
Oct 1, 2023 5

The ambience was cool!! The staff was SUPER friendly and very accommodating. It was my mom’s birthday and the live jazz band played the happy birthday song for her!! She loved her food too!! Nice portions as well!! Definitely a cool place to have brunch. I will be back with friends and even colleagues in the near future!!

Photo of Becca Gomez Farrell Becca Gomez Farrell
Aug 13, 2023 5

Had a lovely dinner & drinks at Alley 26 earlier this year, cooked up by the amazing Chef Carrie Schleiffer! One of the best gnocchi dishes I've had, for sure, with a super rich garlic cream sauce with herbs and a smacker of chili pepper for a great kick. The key lime pie with housemade tonic syrup? Also very, very good. And I would definitely have another Shipwreck Negroni with a blend of barrel-aged rums, burnt wine, and Braulio Amarao, please! Oh, and I can't forget the watermelon and sherry beginning apertif! Did I mention that I absolutely need to try the fried saltines and pickle dip sometime? Can I just carry Alley 26 home with me to the Bay Area, please?

Photo of Ashley Wolf Ashley Wolf
Jul 31, 2023 5

Alley Twenty Six has become one of our go-to spots for cocktails, and they rarely disappoint with their regularly changing and intriguing drink menu. We had a great time sampling from their "Islands in the Alley" themed list this last visit. We specifically went to try their Alley Burger, which is one of the best in the Bull City, in my opinion. The burger was flavorful, the bun was fresh, and the toppings elevated the overall taste. Plus, the steak fries were also top-notch.

Photo of jesse proctor jesse proctor
Jul 12, 2023 5

Alley Twenty Six offers quality food and cocktails that raise the bar for Durham eateries. This James Beard runner up impressed us with creative tasty drinks and food that was pretty good to excellent made with quality ingredients. Serving one of our favorite salads of all time (They call it “mandatory” for a reason…It was so good I had to stop myself from ordering a second) we were surprised by the let down of the poke tuna nachos which replaced the best parts of a standout bar food with plenty of room for elevation with not too crispy wanton chips and not enough additional ingredients or interesting flavors to be anything but mediocre. We enjoyed the blistered shishito peppers which made their way from very good to greatness with the accompaniment of a soy aioli that seemed to add just the right hint of several things. The coconut shrimp may not have tasted like coconut but the textures were spot on and the bang bang sauce and shrimp combo was an extremely well balanced , tasty bite. While I’d have higher expectations in a city known for good eats, these folks care about food and they know how to cook it. Your money is well spent here.