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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 Leanna Henry Leanna Henry
Jun 25, 2023 5

Have been a few times, love chatting with Lisa! The drinks are good, great selection and the people are awesome! DND groups, smash and street fighter tournaments along with switches and Playstations available to play at the bar or at small tables nearby.

Photo of Quin Melvin Quin Melvin
May 13, 2023 5

I adore this place! Currently I live in Chapel Hill but every time I come back to Durham Bad Machines is always a destination. The atmosphere is great, the staff is amazing, and you always feel welcomed! If you are looking for a place to hang that caters to all this is the place. Also I highly recommend checking out their in house drinks.

Photo of Brittany George Brittany George
Apr 30, 2023 5

I couldn’t possibly be happier or even more amazed by such an incredible place, I absolutely love it here! From the community to the staff I always feel welcomed and I’ll definitely be back! The drinks were as great as the atmosphere, I can’t wait to bring my friends!!!!

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.