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Beer Study


2501 University Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (984) 219-7538
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Photo of Jennifer Ferris Jennifer Ferris
Jul 6, 2019 5

Great selection and friendly staff. I. Like coming here for the atmosphere.

Photo of ted merrifield ted merrifield
Jun 30, 2019 5

Always a great selection of rotating beers on tap. The arcade is full of classic games that are fun to play. Good atmosphere, friendly staff, and the owner has a pug and that's just makes this place the best

Photo of Vinal Lakhani Vinal Lakhani
Jul 8, 2019 5

This place is fantastic! Baristas really know their beers, and have quite a variety on tap or available. One fun aspect is that the beers on tap change in price/cost as the keg gets closer to empty (which is also displayed on the large TV screens). Fun and open place to hangout with friends. Had no trouble hearing my buddy across the table.

Photo of Joe Farrington Joe Farrington
Mar 12, 2019 5

Great draft beer selection that you can check online via the digital pour app, impressive bottle and can options to take home, delicious nearby restaurants if you are hungry. Also dog friendly. The arcade games in back are the cherry on the sundae.

Photo of Amanda S Amanda S
Jan 7, 2019 5

I live 0.4 mi away and I LOVE Beer Study!! I just moved to Durham last May and this is the perfect location to meet up with new friends or dates. I bring my handsome German Shepard-Chow chow mix, Dean. People always love commenting on his bright blue mat (I'm sure the owners know who I am saying that. It is great enrichment for him to meet new dogs & people, and great for me because I don't feel like a bad dog-mom leaving him at home! Any place that has a welcoming atmosphere, great people and dog-friendly deserves 5 stars!

Photo of Jim Gundersdorff EA Jim Gundersdorff EA
Mar 31, 2019 5

Amazing beer options! Bring your dog on a leash. Charge your phone. Bring your own food. Bring your kids. They have an arcade. They have a bit of everything. Outdoor seating is available, too! Went to meet some friends after a very long meeting. Great place to meet. Good sound system and a brewery, too.

Photo of John Dinyari John Dinyari
Jun 9, 2019 5

Great beer selection. Great video arcade. Fun atmosphere. Parking can be challenging

Photo of Ryan Burch Ryan Burch
Jun 1, 2019 5

A fun stop to pick up all your local brews or stay and have a pint. Starpoint brewery has fantastic selections and there is a wide variety of other craft beers. Oh, did I mention the full classic arcade in the back? Bring your quarters to play pinball and your favorite classics in the arcade attached to this wonderful establishment.

Photo of justin carpenter justin carpenter
Jan 30, 2022 5

In town for training and looking for place with a good selection of brews and a bite to eat. This checked all those boxes and on top of that they had a bottle shop included. Great collaborative space with quirky eclectic atmosphere. Good spot for kicking it back with friends and coworkers alike to enjoy a relaxed time. Cheers!!

Photo of Pavel Chtcheprov Pavel Chtcheprov
Jan 22, 2022 5

Super chill beer bar. Excellent selection. Great wine selection as well. Food next door makes it easy to stay for awhile.

Photo of Tom Viemont Tom Viemont
Jan 22, 2022 5

Beer Study is a great place in Durham. The welcoming and warm staff takes great care of the guests. Music, great beer on tap and to go plus cute dogs to pet make Beer Study Durham a top destination in the Bull City

Photo of James McGurk James McGurk
Jan 22, 2022 5

One of the best places to shop for beer in the area, also brew their own great ales. Tables to chill, games, cool hi-tech heads up on what is new & what is about to kick. Well trained and knowledgeable staff.

Photo of Jonathan Simpson Jonathan Simpson
Jan 24, 2022 5

Fantastic spot with so many beers you cannot find at your local Harris Teeter. Everyone that works there is super friendly. Definitely a great spot to hang at with friends.

Photo of Han VanderHart Han VanderHart
Jul 15, 2022 5

Love that you can bring your pup and chill outside at Beer Study. Staff always so friendly and helpful! Outdoor heaters in front of The Boot Room (and shared space) so lovely during the winter. Thank you!

Photo of Katarina Popovic Katarina Popovic
Dec 10, 2021 5

Great selection, low-key atmosphere, lots of room, and the staff were all really nice

Photo of Sam Kanthak Sam Kanthak
Sep 30, 2021 5

Amazing atmosphere in a well curated bottle shop. BSD always has an impressive tap list with local, national, and international options. Zwanze Day went off without a hitch thanks to the staff!

Photo of Mckenzie Lynn B Mckenzie Lynn B
Jun 22, 2021 5

Either location always has the best and freshest selection. Knowledgeable staff enjoy what they do and always have a suggestion on hand for something new. Layla is the real STAR here though!

Photo of Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin
Apr 27, 2021 5

Very enjoyable spring evening on the outdoor table. The server was very friendly and gave great recommendations for beers.

Photo of Donna Turner Donna Turner
Apr 18, 2021 5

Soccer lovers destination. All of the games and fantastic food to go with it. Seats and tv's inside and out with a very steady flow of families, dogs and soccer fans. The food is spot on! Everything from appetizers, salads, burgers and sandwiches. I am so happy chef Matt kept the salmon bacon. Crispy and delicious and works wonderfully on a BLT with the salty, tangy dill mayo. Even my non fish eating child loved it and the Crispy cinnamon dusted sweet potato fries with honey Dijon dipping sauce. Love this place!

Photo of Matt Strain Matt Strain
Mar 9, 2021 5

This bottle shop has the friendliest staff. They listen to what you want and make it happen. Their stock of NA beers is amazing and the prices are fantastic!

Photo of Bart Hubbard Bart Hubbard
Mar 5, 2021 5

One of my favorite pre-pandemic hang-outs. Inside is cozy, there are plenty of great beers on tap, and it's a killer bottle shop, too! Now that they've added the Boot Room for tasty eats, you can practically live here. The staff are friendly and helpful and this place added online ordering at the start of the pandemic and took things seriously. They really care about their customers and I will continue to support them for it.

Photo of Erik Ryan Erik Ryan
Feb 6, 2021 5

Tons of choices, great options for shopping online before arrival. Sort of tucked away, but worth the trip for their local and NC brewed selection

Photo of Margot Ragosta Margot Ragosta
Dec 13, 2020 5

Great spot! This place is family friendly yet great for young singles as well. Food at the adjecant The Boot Room is excellent and you can't beat the beer. We come often.

Photo of Dorenes Insight (Venusrain369/Divination) Dorenes Insight (Venusrain369/Divination)
Oct 29, 2020 5

Beer on tap. Bottled and canned beer for take out. Craft beer-many varieties. Outdoor seating and T.V. -occasional live entertainment. Masks required. New resteraunt nextdoor. Mostly sandwiches.

Photo of Stumbos4 Stumbos4
Jul 7, 2018 5

Fantastic beer bar. Hipster quality without the pretentious air. Arcade in the back is cheap and everything works. The selection will satisfy every taste and style. Knowledgeable and friendly staff as well as a great selection of four and six-packs. If your favorite beer isn't in a can or bottle fear not for they will can anything you want so you can take it home and show off your impeccable tastes. Favorite spot it all of Durham.

Photo of Dean Fox Dean Fox
Oct 7, 2020 5

I think Beer Study is the place I most miss during the pandemic. Glad they are making it work, and thankful I can still stop by for some cans now and then. Always feels super safe and considerate, and of course friendly.

Photo of Jeff Franklin Jeff Franklin
Sep 27, 2020 5

Beer Study is a great place to grab a beer. They're super friendly, whether you're an expert on all things beer or just browsing for a gift. One of the largest tap lists in the area and a great place to hang out since there's great food across the street and soon to be at Beer Study too!

Photo of Erin Hite Erin Hite
Sep 15, 2020 5

Excellent selection of the best beer and cider around. Local hangout, great service, and fun outdoor seating!

Photo of Megan Harman Megan Harman
Aug 4, 2020 5

"Awesome place! The beer is amazing! Great selection of bottles to go."

Photo of Kevin Shumaker Kevin Shumaker
Jul 15, 2020 5

Super friendly staff that is also very knowledgeable and plugged in, great selection, no pressure sales, and supports local businesses. Would recommend.

Photo of AU Gnomeboy AU Gnomeboy
Jul 14, 2020 5

very service oriented during covid-19. Courteous, follow-up with online ordering issues (product sold out during ordering process) very promptly with other great substitute recommendations.

Photo of Tonya Mackey Tonya Mackey
Jun 27, 2020 5

These guys are thinking outside the box. I love Durham, and I'm crazy for Beer Study-Durham. We can social distance and socialize! Rent a tent for up to 6 people. You bring the people and food. They will provide the beer and a sanitary environment. Best evening since 3/15/20!! Great way to get out, and be safe! Thank you.

Photo of Steve Steve
Apr 30, 2020 5

Absolutely love Beer Study. My top beer shop in the area for unique and rare beers, plus they brew their own!

Photo of Joseph Adelman Joseph Adelman
Mar 19, 2020 5

Best beer selection in Durham. A large ever changing selection on tap and a great selection of beer to go. Staff is always friendly and helpful.

Photo of Bobby Dean Bobby Dean
Feb 24, 2020 5

I have been coming to Beer Study consistently for about a year or so for trivia, and when I just want a good brew. The bartenders are always nice and welcoming, and hands down have the best draft beer selection in Durham. I keep telling friends to come here, and will continue to do so myself for a long time!

Photo of Jon Hunt Jon Hunt
Jan 27, 2020 5

Excellent beer selection on tap (and retail bottle sales). Comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Very dog friendly!

Photo of Amol Soman Amol Soman
Jan 9, 2020 5

Beer Study is awesome!! This was my first time here and I can confidently state that I'll be back here again and again. They have a cool vibe going with great music and awesome beer! The staff is super nice and knowledgeable and will help you out with tastings or a general knowledge dump. They also have a bottle shop where you'll find great beers. They allowed you to bring food in from outside which is cool!

Photo of Lisa Barr Lisa Barr
Dec 5, 2019 5

The beer study is a fantastic place to hang out with friends. They have pinball and air hockey. They have comfortable seating accommodations including, benches, couches and an outdoor area. You can bring your dog. They have a wife variety of beers both on tap and in bottles.

Photo of Lee Dunn Lee Dunn
Nov 16, 2019 5

Great prices for good beer! There's a cool arcade in the back, a nice sized tv to watch games and movies on the front. The scene is very chill with cool artwork along the walls. This evening they a had a DJ that played a pretty dope set. They allow you to bring in food to enjoy with your beer. They also have a great selection of beer to buy and take home if you don't have the time to sit and chill there.

Photo of Scott C Scott C
Oct 26, 2019 5

Great prices on bottles to go, good draft selection, amazing pinball machines, comfortable seating, and solid local focused business. Plenty of dogs and small groups frequent this location. They know their beer without obsession or pushing.

Photo of Jim Kee Jim Kee
Aug 14, 2019 5

Great staff and amazing beer. It was the perfect lunch: sandwiches from Foster’s and Starpoint brews at Beer Study. And as an added bonus my son had a blast in the game room. I wish I had a Beer Study near me at home.

Photo of A Gallo A Gallo
Aug 31, 2019 5

Very friendly and helpful staff. Large selection of beers from North Carolina and elsewhere. I loved the little arcade in the back! Machines were well maintained and it was nice to hang out for awhile.

Photo of James Hudson James Hudson
Oct 9, 2019 3

Venue is decent. Seems people love to go here and pay a minimum of $7 for a beer and get spoken condescendingly to by the bartender with a beard that is so long he has to hold it out of your drink while he pours it. I can't complain too much about the beer prices because that seems to be the going trend these days and nobody is willing to refuse to overpay. That dude is probably the least friendly bartender I've met though. I thought bartenders needed to be nice as a rule?

Photo of Ellie Cardenal Ellie Cardenal
Oct 8, 2019 4

Super solid. Obviously, we love that he allows dogs inside. The game room in the back is great and the its generally good vibes. I appreciate them providing non-alcoholic things and the beer selection (both bottled and draft) is on point.

Photo of Jeffrey A. McGee Jeffrey A. McGee
May 19, 2022 4

Good food. Had an issue with order, some language barrier issues. Atmosphere is good, great appetizers..Cheese Curds were great as well as the Tatter Tots yummy... Cob salad was good and a good portion.

Photo of Morgan O'Connell Morgan O'Connell
Jun 15, 2022 5

Miss Nico, but still love to go here fror a beer when I'm back in Durham. Super cool place to get a great beer, pet a cute pup, and grab an amazing bottle of wine. It's a 'secret' gem that we love in the area! If you're super good at the Hope Valley experience you'll hit Chubbys tacos and W 94th st Pub on your way!

Photo of Rocky Randalls Rocky Randalls
Jun 28, 2022 5

Great place to hang out: good environment, friendly staff, huge beer selection, and you can walk right next door to the boot room for food.

Photo of B 123 B 123
Jul 25, 2022 5

Great place with a large selection of beers. Connected to a food place so you can eat, drink, and play arcade games all in the same place. The only small annoyance I have is that they say no samples. When there's 30+ taps you need a sample or two to narrow down what you want.

Photo of tater “cakesauce” Dev tater “cakesauce” Dev
Mar 7, 2022 5

The selection was amazing with all types of beer available. I had a wonderful pilsner and my wife enjoyed a local IPA. There are plenty of food options around and thr patio has a great vibe.