No reservations but good reason. Small place. Food is exceptional and always on point. Drinks fabulous, creative and tasty! There is an Annex restaurant but opens later. Completely different vibe then upstairs with same food. Different bartenders, dance floor, eclectic look and feel downstairs. Upstairs is 50s bar scene, intimate, a little noisy, such good service!
Aug 20, 2022
If you're looking for an amazingly flavorful meal in a unique and fun setting look to further than Bar Virgile.
There is very large bar which is an excellent option for seating. There is so much to look at although I think the large ladders are for show - I've never seen them in use. The classic durham brick is beautifully merged with botanical illustrations and wood paneling to create a vibe that is both rustic, open, cozy, modern and it has great acoustics!
Let's talk turkey - how is the food? Hands down Bar Virgile has the best burger in durham. The fries aren't good but the burger is a masterful creation. I've also ordered the chicken and the pork chop and both were innovative, yet reminiscent of a time not too long ago. When I eat this food it feels like I've been eating it my whole life.
Could use a bigger wine selection.
This is also the best date spot in Durham hands down.
Alphonza Faison Junior
Aug 15, 2022
Best burger and drinks in town. Did I say best burgers in Durham. Just Juicy for no reason. This should be a late hour burger spot only.
Aug 14, 2022
Bar Virgile is a staple in Durham for a reason. Yes, the music is loud, but it is a bar at the end of the day. The food is always spectacular, and the service was great when my boyfriend and I went most recently. Highly recommend!
Aug 14, 2022
I had been excited to try this place for awhile but unfortunately it fell short of my expectations. I ordered the Roman Holiday cocktail and with every sip I got nothing but basil leaves and pulp in my mouth. I’ve never understood why people like cocktails like that. I ordered the mac and cheese, brussels sprouts, and salmon. At the end I asked for a box to take home my leftovers. Instead, the waitress threw the leftovers from the salmon entree away. When I asked about this, she apologized and gave me $2 off the bill…. To make up for over half an entree she threw away. That was really disappointing because there was a lot of food left over and I was excited to eat it the next day.
Overall, the experience was just okay. It was loud and busy, and the food was overpriced for the quality. There are so many amazing restaurants in Durham, I don’t see a need to return here.
Aug 5, 2022
Cool place. The down stairs bar has a Latin flavor which was great. The food was amazing, one of the best burgers I've ever had
Jul 31, 2022
First time visiting Bar Virgile last night. Was not disappointed! I tried the Mumbai Direct cocktail, it was wonderful! Perfect balance of herbal, hint of sweet and a little bite of cardamom! Art!
Service was very good, helpful and friendly even though it was quite busy!
Ended up having a bite to eat, the server was informative, efficient and kind!
Great, energetic vibe! Will definitely be going back!
Emilio Guzman Cisneros
Jul 16, 2022
One of my favorite cocktail bars in durham! I think the quality and flavor profile of their drinks are top of the line. Each cocktail packs in a unique punch of flavors that is unparalleled. Their food is also delicious! Perfect spot for a date night or night out with friends!
Jul 15, 2022
Nice quaint place! Our server was great and friendly. I had the oysters and they were amazing! Also had the pesto linguine and deviled eggs. Will go back to try other stuff. They serve a cocktail called the Roman Holiday and it's delicious. Our entire table enjoyed it.
Jun 16, 2022
Cozy, intimate, and dimly lit. Seems like a great place for date night. Had the clover club and salmon and was not disappointed.
Jun 12, 2022
What a gem in Durham! Get the smash burger... you won't regret it. Funky vibes, great drinks, fun staff, intimate setting. Cool little downstairs bar to hang out in while you wait for your table. I'd also recommend the mac n cheese!