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Bad Machines Esports Bar


108 E Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 780-7705
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Photo of Shelby Ackerman Shelby Ackerman
Feb 4, 2023 5

Super cool spot. Bartender was awesome, fun games, good beer selection. If I could leave more than five stars, I would.

Photo of Muniba Khan Muniba Khan
Jan 31, 2023 4

I came to My Bad Machines during an Offline pre-opening event. It was a lot of fun! They have some arcade machines, pinball, and consoles set up. The space itself has a cool aesthetic and is cozy. There cocktails were alright - they have these "potion" drinks and you can get a flight of them. Next time I'd probably just stick to one drink. Excited to see how their cocktail menu progresses.

Photo of D Reed D Reed
Jan 29, 2023 5

This bar slaps!! Lit af 🔥🔥🔥! Games...Drinks....What more could you want!!!

Photo of Harold Ellis Harold Ellis
Jan 20, 2023 5

Really chill place. A few game systems to play. Feels like how quarter horse felt.

Photo of James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597 James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597
Jan 11, 2023 5

What a great , great, place to compete in real and competitive gaming sport. After competition and during a nice drink will be your reward for the effort. Let the games begin.

Photo of Sara T Sara T
Jan 4, 2023 5

Love the bar and the atmosphere.

Photo of Kevin Chamberlin Kevin Chamberlin
Jan 1, 2023 5

Photo of Adrian Garcia Adrian Garcia
Dec 21, 2022 5

Incredibly friendly staff, actually good tasting video game riff based drinks and a cozy atmosphere. There’s multiple tvs with streams playing in the background so you can pick your poison. Definitely coming back as I’m pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it here.

Photo of Jacquelin Coronilla Jacquelin Coronilla
Dec 21, 2022 5

Awesome bar, fun drinks, great people!! Just moved to Durham and has such a fantastic time chatting with Lisa. Seems like there’s more planned in the future so looking forward to seeing where things go.

Photo of Michael Lufkin Michael Lufkin
Dec 17, 2022 5

Had a great time here, fun people, great themed cocktails, consoles setup to play and/or streams to watch.