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Boxcar Bar & Arcade

4.5

621 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 377-2791
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Photo of Helen Lindsay Helen Lindsay
Oct 8, 2022 5

This place is so much fun! We went as the hurricane Ian was subsiding and they were still have their hurricane party! Seems like there is an event almost every weekend! The drinks were good and priced well and the bartenders were helpful, friendly, and efficient! We had so much fun playing all the different games! We did have to wait for a few but that's to be expected on a weekend. They have machines to buy tokens which accept cash or card (4 tokens for a dollar and most games cost 2-4 tokens). I would love to go back when there pizza kitchen and their patio is open (unfortunately because of the hurricane it was closed)! They don't have a parking lot there but there is one down the block in either direction!

Photo of August T August T
Aug 20, 2022 5

My partner and I stopped in here to kill time before a concert in Durham last week, and I was thoroughly impressed! First of all, I was surprised by how spacious the place is - lots of different arcade games but the space didn't feel cramped. We got a cheese pizza that we both thought was delicious and a decent size for $11. Drink selection was quite extensive and reasonably priced. Would love to spend more time here in the future.

Photo of Jacob Cooksey Jacob Cooksey
Jul 23, 2022 5

I go here all the time and always have a ton of fun! The variety of games is great and the drinks equally so. If you can go on a weekday night, it's usually much less crowded and easier to pick and choose what you do and what games you play. It's very lively on weekends, which is it's biggest downfall (only because there is really not enough parking in the area).

Photo of Stephen Lankford Stephen Lankford
Jul 22, 2022 5

This location is much larger than the Raleigh location. This one has pizza 🍕 and outdoor seating and outdoor games. Two full rows of pinball machines paired Mimosa special on Sundays makes for a good time for parents as well as the kids (minus the mimosas) and everyone in between.

Photo of Maggie Connors Maggie Connors
Jun 12, 2022 5

Nostalgic and entertaining! Parking was rough but inside it wasn’t ridiculously busy. Tokens were easy to get, people were friendly, and the pizza smelled awesome. Totally great business model! Kudos

Photo of Phil Powell Phil Powell
May 21, 2022 4

Great selection of pinball and the games are immaculate! Fun arcades, air hockey! Good pizza, but wish they had a signature cocktail menu.

Photo of Robin Mehera Robin Mehera
May 15, 2022 5

Came here for a Sunday Funday. A lot of games, good food and drink selection. Right next to the OG Durham ballpark. I highly recommend for groups of all ages and sizes!

Photo of Jessica Lands Jessica Lands
Apr 18, 2022 5

Love this place! Durham & Raleigh locations are both great! I really enjoy it every time I go. It's a great for date night, family or to hang out with friends. Drinks and food are reasonably priced. We will definitely be back time and time again!

Photo of Mish M. Mish M.
Apr 16, 2022 5

A really fun place to hang out. Nostalgic with lots of oldies but goodies. The pizza was very good. I'd go back just for the pizza. Large outdoor area with fire pits. Mimsos on Sunday are perfect for ending the weekend.

Photo of Glovette Shannon Glovette Shannon
Apr 1, 2022 5

Went on a Friday night. It was a good place to chill and hang out to end the week. Ordered pizza with hot honey. Who knew...but it was good! Hot and fresh with good flavor. Drinks were good too. It was bisy but not packed. We sat outside It was chilly but the heaters did their job 100%. First time going but would def go back!

Photo of Allen Pai Allen Pai
Mar 12, 2022 5

Great place to watch the baseball game, have a pint, stay warm/cool, play arcade games, eat food, and chat! Large beer selection and very well lit during the day. There is also a large outdoor space to hangout as well.

Photo of Aaron Jones Aaron Jones
Mar 11, 2022 5

PEPPERONI PIZZA WITH SPICY HONEY. It has NO RIGHT to slap that hard. Absolutely delicious. Not the mention this place is great to just have fun and play some arcade games. A highlight of my NC trip.

Photo of Derek Yang Derek Yang
Mar 7, 2022 4

So much good vibes here! A lot of people here are in it to have a good time and chill. Definitely love the outdoor area that have setup. The ping pong and the fire place! Amazing!

Photo of Nicole De Brigard Nicole De Brigard
Feb 19, 2022 5

I hosted an event here (about 100 people). It was absolutely amazing! Kat (the event coordinator) facilitated the entire process. The private room had a nice set-up with TVs, seating, and a private bar! The staff is a pleasure and super helpful. Definitely recommend Boxcar for events in Durham!

Photo of Phillipp Dismukes Phillipp Dismukes
Feb 7, 2022 3

Like most bars. masks only needed for entry and not used by super majorities. Pizza ok. Pretzels. Not worthy over cooked bread dough no one cares for with cups of some cold jelled cheese. Dipping sauces. No one cares very apathetic staff. Just there for the beer and socializing you will be fine.

Photo of Garrick Brown Garrick Brown
Jan 7, 2022 5

Tons of fun! Pricing is not too bad... Love all the pinball machines just wish the lighting was better in some of them so you can see. Overall great vibe with a huge bar.

Photo of Aaron Moore Aaron Moore
Jan 4, 2022 5

Everyone is so nice that works here. Welcome me every time, gave me free tokens and plays. Variety of games is awesome. Pizza is solid. Their pinball machines are very well kept and very clean

Photo of Sarah Verlinger Sarah Verlinger
Dec 21, 2021 5

Triangle Home Services held their annual Christmas party at Boxcar Durham. It was our second event at Boxcar. The staff is amazing and so helpful in making the event an overall success. The food is great. The space was so affordable! We look forward to having our next event at Boxcar!

Photo of Laura Ferguson Laura Ferguson
Dec 16, 2021 5

We hosted our corporate Holiday party in their private space and it was such a great evening! There's so much to do here, that our guests were never left looking for something to do. Boxcar also hosted two tournament style competitions for our group and everyone had such a great time participating in those events. Looking forward to hosting another party here!!

Photo of George Welch George Welch
Dec 16, 2021 5

I've been meaning to leave a review! And I'm gonna be honest, the pizzas used to really look bad from the shape to the toppings, I mean no effort put in it whatsoever but they were always tasty but there's a new guy they hired and I asked him what his name was he said Jon! Boy can that guy spin a pizza and make the pizzas look great! I'm not the only one who notices the difference in the pizzas either! I'm from New York so I like a good pizza, keep it up Jon I'll always request you to make our pizzas!