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Boxcar Bar & Arcade


621 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 377-2791
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Photo of Kenya Hairston Kenya Hairston
Oct 10, 2023 5

This is a great place to go on a first date or even just to go hang out with friends. I love going here right before a concert and motorco so I can get good parking and just play games while I wait for the show to start. The pizza is so good and I think is pretty fresh. Oh and the mimosa deal on Sunday is a great way to catch up with friends and reconnect over a boozy weekend. Excited to have my next adventure here.

Photo of K. O'Keefe K. O'Keefe
Oct 10, 2023 5

We took teenagers on a weekend afternoon and had a great time - staff is really welcoming and nice. Pizza / salad / soda are what you'd expect for this kind of place - which means fine and not overly priced. Food service was prompt and friendly - I screwed p my order and the guy was really nice about helping me fix it. Games are all about $1 a piece. Fun afternoon.

Photo of Cantor Yakov Cantor Yakov
Jul 22, 2023 5

Impeccable collection of pinball tables. Most of them are the super modern Jersey Jack type but there is also Attack From Mars. Would be great if you could play for less than $1 / play of course...

Photo of Lisa Quinn Lisa Quinn
Jul 10, 2023 5

This location has pizza making it far superior to the Raleigh location! It had pinball and old arcade games, Dance dance revolution and skee ball! I really enjoyed the ping pong table outside which Raleigh's also didn't have. Great lighting, fun environment! Love it!

Photo of Jonathan McMahel Jonathan McMahel
Jun 28, 2023 5

This one is even better than the Raleigh Boxcar because it has - a lot more room for games - a nice outdoor area open year-round and - a great little pizza window across from the bar serving up - pizzas with a perfect thin crust - salads and - three varieties of hot pretzel until midnight every night.

Photo of Victoria Garner Victoria Garner
Jun 19, 2023 4

The pizza and pretzel were really good and well priced, came out a little slow but don't know how many orders they had in before me. Hot and fresh so made up for the wait. Service was pretty good too, only had trouble at the bar once with one bartender but everyone has bad days I suppose. Atmosphere was good, exactly what we expected. I do think it would be beneficial to place some turf outside versus the gravel. It's uneven to walk on and it gets pretty dusty out there with lots of people and made me cough. But that's just my thoughts. The games were all awesome, super enjoyable, pingpong outside and corn hole and Jenga. Reasonable prices for tokens and allows you to play a vast amount of all the games. It's $20 for 80 tokens. Roughly $30 for a good sized pizza and huge pretzel. So if you don't get alcohol it's a pretty budget friendly date.

Photo of Quintin Coppola Quintin Coppola
Jun 10, 2023 4

I remember visiting their Raleigh location for the first time - it was awesome. The Durham location is fun, but it doesn't have quite the same vibe as the Raleigh location - Raleigh's atmosphere is a bit "louder" on the inside. I still had fun and they serve a good list on draft. You can get your tokens with cash or card. Time Crisis 4...just take all my money. Still wish Indy had one, or one that was decent.

Photo of Darnell Yancey Darnell Yancey
Mar 9, 2023 5

Amazing atmosphere no matter the time you chose to venture in. Drink specials daily, Sunday, Monday & Thursday Night Football is usually shown, and a great environment for NCAA hoops, ESPECIALLY Duke vs. UNC (I couldn't find my video from Feb 2020's game). There's a private event space and they also have themed parties, tournaments, and special events as well for things like Halloween, NYE, etc. Indoor/Outdoor set up. Live music and DJ on the patio. Fire pit, outdoor seating, and games. DEFINITELY pet-friendly (I'm 50/50 on that – different topic) and kid-friendly as well. Beer and liquor selection is extensive. Cocktails are available as well! The only negatives I have even with a 5-star rating are 1. They open TOO LATE!! LMAO They open at 5 during the week and I'm craving pizza as early as 12-1 PM! 2. Even though it is kid-friendly, the timing allowed isn't long enough. They have to leave by 7 PM, so if they open at 5 and you have kids, there are only 2 hours to spare. Not many kids are going to want to leave in under 2 hours. 3. Pets! Pets! Pets! This isn't the establishment's fault, more than the owner's. Adults that can't enjoy their adult time WITHOUT their pets are strange to me. Some people are hypersensitive to them, some are even afraid of them, and you have guests who sometimes come with 2-3 at a time. There should be a limit per guest for sure. I also see occasions, where you can tell the dog doesn't even want to be there. Plus, the fact it's extremely loud at times. Your dog doesn't want to tag along while you get drunk with your friends, trust me. They'll be fine at home, turn on the TV. 🤣 But this spot is BY FAR one of my favorites. WAIT! I didn't even talk about the PIZZA!! Never mind, I'll just post the pics now of my favorites.

Photo of Mary Rogers Mary Rogers
Mar 5, 2023 5

Love this location. Super dog friendly. Family friendly but date night worthy too. I always bring my dog and my daughter and we have a blast. My dog tried the dog beer, but she didn’t like it. But to each their own, maybe your dog will. We love coming here.

Photo of Han Stw Han Stw
Dec 27, 2022 5

Great pizza and fun arcades place! I ordered the Piggyback pizza which has bbq sauce, pepperoni, sausage, bacon, pineapple, and jalapeños. It was really delicious, especially with the honey drizzle topping. This place also has arcades game, different pinball machines, and also a bar. After 7 PM only allows 21+. Mostly street parking.