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Bar Virgile


105 S Mangum St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 973-3000
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Photo of Corinne Goudreault Corinne Goudreault
May 5, 2019 5

Sample spring menu attached for food. We had some of the vegetable dishes and they were amazing! Bar Virgile lives up to its amazing reputation. Bartenders are knowledgeable, creative, friendly, and skilled. Great vibe! We went on a Friday afternoon and it was pretty empty until around 5:15, from 5:30-6 it really filled up and people had to wait for table seating. Truly a must try for unique cocktails!

Photo of Matthew Clayton Matthew Clayton
May 2, 2019 5

The cocktails are delicious, interesting, and amazing to witness being made. The bartenders are incredibly knowledgeable without being snobby. They are very welcoming and amazingly patient considering how busy they are. I've been to many bars where the bartenders are only slinging cans of beer who acted like asking a question was a huge waste if their time, but Bar Virgile will help you figure out what you want and make it with care and flair. Great experience.

Photo of Dawn Booker Dawn Booker
May 29, 2019 5

Becoming one of my favorite spots in Durham. Try the deviled eggs, sinfully good! cool vibe, little dark but that adds to the speakeasy charm.

Photo of ashley nemmers Braunstein ashley nemmers Braunstein
Apr 5, 2019 5

First time there, only had the deviled egg app for food, but they were good and filling. Bartender was amazing and drinks were unique and on point! Wish we didn't live an hour away, can't wait to go back!!

Photo of Lenora Ross Lenora Ross
Apr 15, 2019 5

My husband took me there this evening for my birthday and it was FABULOUS! Mixologist was marvelous. My food was mouth watering. Inside structure is what makes this place so unique.

Photo of Sun Lee Sun Lee
Jun 29, 2019 5

Hemingway’s Daiquiri was absolutely on point and the bartenders were amazing with their recommendations. A summer favorite was the Roman Holiday. I’m from DC so to see a proper cocktail bar with prices like these was amazing. Def recommendation!

Photo of Gary Crispens Gary Crispens
Sep 25, 2019 4

I went here for my birthday dinner and was very impressed. The deviled eggs appetizer was a home run and the service was very friendly. They have a whole wall of exotic liquors that will spike your curiosity and meet any unique tastes. Stop in and give them a try.

Photo of Jonathan Meadows Jonathan Meadows
Oct 13, 2019 5

Sit at the bar if possible to make the most of the knowledgeable and friendly bartenders, as well as to take in their elaborate drink-making process. The scent of scorched rosemary in the Alejandro and the sight of a 3-inch vertical cylinder of cream rising from the Ramos Gin Fizz greatly added to our enjoyment.

Photo of Sonya Holt Sonya Holt
Oct 20, 2019 5

A bit cramped in the dining room area but food was great. Had the basil pesto and German chocolate cake! Yum..

Photo of Gregory Cash Gregory Cash
Sep 27, 2019 5

Best bar in Durham. Love the atmosphere and it's a major plus that there is not a TV in the bar so people actually have to engage and take to one another.

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Oct 22, 2019 5

Very small high end cocktail bar with excellent food as well located in downtown Durham. While small, it is a very nice, yet relaxed, setting. Food is outstanding and they are now open for lunch too. Great spot for higher end beverages.

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Oct 31, 2019 4

It’s October 31st, 2019 and I hit a cute Tiny bar/restaurant called Bar Virgile. So cute. I was impressed. They serve some pretty amazing liquor cocktails and while I don’t really drink, I ordered a Margarita and it was nice and smooth. The food menu was also very interesting. They offered 4-5 appetizers and 6 comfort food entrees that had personality and flavor. I ordered the deviled eggs and the 4 cheese Mac and cheese with Bacon. YUM! It was great. The eggs were nice but a little different in taste than what I’m used to. (Im a yankee). I really liked how they didn’t offer a ton of food options. They put 10-12 things on the menu that they do really well. Sometimes restaurants give you too many options and leave your head spinning. But this place. It was all good. It’s smallness made for a very cozy place to get together with friends. The place was packed so I know everyone is in agreement with me on this. Yes I’d go back again....for sure.

Photo of Amol Soman Amol Soman
Nov 22, 2019 5

Great place for some good cocktails. We sat at the bar thus were witnesses to the creation of great cocktails. It's a small place but the ambience is extraordinary. I love the exposed brick facade. I had the old fashioned and the friggin nuts. Both were delicious, the latter being amazing. I will definitely visit this place again!

Photo of Dev Doshi Dev Doshi
Nov 23, 2019 5

Great food and drinks in a nice dark atmosphere. Good salmon dinner. One of the best burgers downtown. Glad they're open for lunch now too!

Photo of Joshua Allen Joshua Allen
Nov 27, 2019 5

Really awesome bar with super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food is always amazing. My favorite food is the Mac and Cheese and the burger, but I’ve never had a bad meal.

Photo of Patrick McDonnell Patrick McDonnell
Dec 15, 2019 5

Really cool place to eat and drink. No reservations taken, but we got seated immediately at 7:00. Food was great charcuterie was unique. Did only shared plates and it was more than enough food. Atmosphere was unique and Instagram worthy.

Photo of James Goerke James Goerke
Nov 7, 2019 5

Really good cocktails! Even though the bar was crowded it felt cozy and I was able to have a good conversation.