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Bull City Ciderworks

4.7

305 S Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 237-2357
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Photo of Heather Coates Heather Coates
Mar 31, 2019 5

I was invited out to Bull City Ciderworks today with some friends, and let me tell you my first visit will not be my last, by a long shot. The variety of ciders they offer is amazing, and they almost always have a food truck on site if you need a bite to eat. The staff is super friendly, too, and it's dog friendly! I am 100% a fan, for sure!

Photo of Tyler Fenton Tyler Fenton
May 4, 2019 5

A fun, vibrant, clean Cidery with delicious, eclectic flavours and a quality bar staff. I definitely enjoyed my time with my friends here and, when given the opportunity, WILL be visiting again. Locals and travelers are encouraged to visit here.

Photo of Elissa Cannon Elissa Cannon
Feb 2, 2019 5

Bull city has a broad variety of ciders ranging from dry to sweet. The Cherry Tart is particularly excellent. The location is good although parking can be a little pesty. The staff are friendly and enthusiastic. The clientele ranges across most ages and are generally friendly. There are board games in the corner and overall there is a chill welcoming vibe to the place.

Photo of Brenden Kromhout Brenden Kromhout
Apr 25, 2019 5

Excellent place to go for a cider! They have plenty of seating both inside and outside, and a number of games to play. Food trucks are common, and they even have live music sometimes. And of course, delicious ciders (both mainstays and seasonal)!

Photo of Mike Ross Mike Ross
Mar 30, 2019 5

Always a great spot to grab a drink. Great variety of ciders and the guest taps continuously rotate with great beers. There is usually a food truck or 2 and because the cidery doesn't actually serve the food itself, they are dog friendly. Just a good chill place to have drinks with friends.

Photo of Sarah Bryant Sarah Bryant
Feb 1, 2022 5

My sister and I visited BCC and we will definitely be returning. I have been here before and enjoyed the selection of ciders. My sister is huge on trying new places and she lives this place!

Photo of Scott Morrison Scott Morrison
Apr 23, 2022 5

Awesome new space. Seating and atmosphere are great, with good food trucks regularly. And it goes without saying that this is the best cider around! Parking is limited in the area due to construction, so just plan accordingly.

Photo of Matthew Snyder Matthew Snyder
Jan 6, 2022 5

Wonderful selection of seasonal ciders nicely complement their signature drinks. Everything I’ve had here has been delicious and made with careful consideration of the balance of flavors. Great vibes inside and out. They usually have a food truck outside as well so you can have a nice bite to eat while enjoying your tasty cider!

Photo of Caroline Higgins Caroline Higgins
Sep 27, 2021 5

I've been to Bull City Ciderworks countless times over the years and the cider never ceases to impress me. I get flights almost every single time because I have such a hard time choosing. 10/10 would recommend.

Photo of Heather James Heather James
Jul 28, 2021 4

I love this place. It's cute. It's open. It's lit up and not at all dark and creepy like some bars. The cherry tart is so good. I love the games yall have and the events you host: lots of comedy and trivia. The food trucks are also really fun and tasty. HOWEVER! Oh how I wish children were not allowed here. Every. Single. Time. I come, children are present. I love kids. Don't get me wrong... I have 3 of them myself... but that's why I sometimes go out to a bar... to get away from children. It is not at all cute to go out... to a bar...and watch a kid cry and scream and run around. Just please stop allowing them.

Photo of Patrick Cline Patrick Cline
Jul 12, 2021 3

The product is amazing.... the place looks cool. The issue comes in when you ask a question. The total spill, includes 70% what you can't do, 10% upscale, and 20% actual service. Gotta come back... I'll update when I do.

Photo of James Carroll James Carroll
Jul 3, 2021 5

Really great atmosphere and the selection is crazy awesome a style and flavor of cider for everyone. One of the best cider iced I’ve been to. It’s worth a flight to try the rotations. And then get a full of what you want. Staff was so nice and they really know how to sell the product.

Photo of Brianna Joines Brianna Joines
Jun 19, 2021 5

Absolutely love this place! Been going since they were in their original location. Always great drinks and service. Kid and dog friendly. The rotation of food trucks always has something delicious. Steeped South will always be my favorite cider flavor but don't miss out on all the others!

Photo of Frances Whalen Frances Whalen
May 24, 2021 5

Cute little spot. Can't wait to return when it's in full swing. Enjoyed the 'Flight', esp the Bourbon barrel type..delish! Take a trip!

Photo of James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597 James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597
May 25, 2021 5

Cider, Cider, Cider. What a great place. After inspecting a construction work day was over and I sure needed a drink. This place has been open since 2013 smack dab in the middle of Downtown Durham. Outside seating, inside seating and a great place to meet up with friends.

Photo of Robert Brennan Robert Brennan
Apr 18, 2021 5

Ciders are fantastic. The environment is really cool as well. They had some live music and the place was busy but well managed.

Photo of Jerry G Jerry G
Apr 13, 2021 3

The location was nice, there is zero parking. The wife and I are life long cider drinkers and had a chuckle. The ciders were okay and we wonder if they have a base cider brew and then add flavors after the fact. The ciders all tasted so similar that we could not differentiate the flavors. The ciders were good but don't bother with a flight

Photo of A HR A HR
Mar 28, 2021 5

My favorite business in Durham! This cider is 1000 times better than any commercial option.

Photo of R. W. R. W.
Mar 26, 2021 5

It's a very nice establishment. The people were super friendly and courteous. The atmosphere was relaxing and clean. I will definitely visit there again. Loved it!

Photo of Haven Elizabeth Haven Elizabeth
Jan 11, 2021 5

Perfect place for great cider, it’s locally owned which it makes it even better. I love the atmosphere and there’s always a good food trucks rotating through the week.

Photo of Sky Thai Sky Thai
Nov 13, 2020 4

It's cider szn!! Durham has a cider spot that will make any apple orchard seem for kids. That's because these are wonderfully brewed! #alcohol They have a "core" menu of their classics as well as some seasonal blends and a featured menu with some other breweries. You can get a flight if four or five for $10 or $12, respectively. (Not like our current political climate.) Or any of their brews for a decent price. They are really friendly and are socially distancing until COVID-19 is under control. Anyways, check this place out!!

Photo of Richard Barriga Richard Barriga
Sep 3, 2020 5

Great variety of ciders!

Photo of Katie LaWall Katie LaWall
Sep 24, 2020 5

Good variety of ciders, get a flight if you can’t decide on one! Good amount of outdoor seating but it did fill up by about 4 PM on the Saturday I went about a week ago (when we got there around 3 multiple outdoor tables were available). The food truck for that day was also very good. Also there’s a small parking lot on the other side of the building, but it is shared with the wine place/restaurant that is in the same building and fills up quickly on the weekend (not sure about weekdays)- if filled, there is some street parking pretty close by.

Photo of 360 Policing LLC 360 Policing LLC
Oct 10, 2020 3

Cider was great. Customer service was lacking. We enjoy going to the Lexington Bull City brewery and wanted to check out the one in Durham. The employees at the Lexington brewery are more friendly than the ones as the Durham location. However the cider is great at both locations.

Photo of T Boston T Boston
Aug 29, 2020 5

One of our favs!!!!

Photo of Adam Covati Adam Covati
Sep 18, 2020 5

Great selection, good food truck options, and lots of space for a safe break from the house during COVID

Photo of Chris Swann Chris Swann
Aug 5, 2020 5

Just moved to town and truly enjoyed everything about our experience! Ericka was working the taps and has great energy. We’re planning our next trip to see her and enjoy more Ciders!

Photo of Anna Barson Anna Barson
Jul 19, 2020 5

BCCC has a great selection of creative ciders and a wonderful, dog friendly atmosphere. Their bartenders are always friendly and know what's on draft!

Photo of PETER CHACHAJ PETER CHACHAJ
Jul 4, 2020 5

So many great options. Staff was super helpful

Photo of justin scotto justin scotto
Jun 20, 2020 5

Live in Charlotte and come to the cidery once every couple months. By far the best cidery in NC. They have the best variations of ciders from tart to sweet. I only wish that they would open a location in Charlotte. Check this place out. It's worth the trip

Photo of Julian C. Julian C.
Jun 3, 2020 4

Just getting into ciders. Glad to have a place to sample the offerings.

Photo of James Mc James Mc
Nov 3, 2018 5

Besides being difficult to park at when they are busy Bull City Ciderworks is one of my favorite places to get cider. They have a large variety of flavors, my favorite being their seasonal options that rotate frequently. If you have never been do yourself a favor and order a flight, mix and match flavors with friends or enjoy by yourself, you will not regret it and with so many options getting a flight is a great option if you can't choose.

Photo of Nathan Miller Nathan Miller
Jan 27, 2020 4

Lots of tasty ciders to try. Being able to play games they have in stock was a plus. I can see the appeal of letting people bring their dogs indoors, but when the dogs start barking at each other it gets loud and kinda annoying.

Photo of Brian Pelton Brian Pelton
Dec 27, 2019 5

I love cider! Lots of good options here. Get a flight and try a few you wont be disappointed. The staff is generous with tasting pours and have great suggestions for mixing. Lots of space indoors and out. Often there is a good truck but you can also bring food, have it delivered or buy chips there. The only downside is i can only find two of their ciders in the stores and they are the two I like least.

Photo of Ben Friberg Ben Friberg
Dec 8, 2019 5

Great place and fantastic family friendly environment. The ciders and beers were delicious. Highly recommend a sampler to get a taste for the diversity of ciders they offer.

Photo of Greg Adkins Greg Adkins
Dec 1, 2019 5

I enjoy the place. Great food trucks. LOVE the Sweet Carolina.

Photo of Elizabeth Waters Elizabeth Waters
Dec 6, 2019 5

A great place to gather with friends! They have tons of seating both inside and outside, and the tables are big enough to play games with a group of people while you drink. Great selection of ciders as well- the sweet Carolina, and rhize up are awesome core ciders, and I highly recommend the steep south in the spring (although they do sometimes have it for longer)

Photo of Robert Tickle Robert Tickle
Oct 26, 2019 4

Cider was good and the beer was better. Outside tables need more shade.

Photo of Jennifer Hennigan Jennifer Hennigan
Oct 25, 2019 5

Easy date night, delicious cider, and dog friendly! It's really nice to be able to bring my dog with me even if it's cold or rainy outside. I also like that not all of the ciders are sweet and they have unique flavors that rotate. Just wish bludacris was a year round flavor, but understand not everyone shares my enthusiasm for blueberries :) and blueberries not always in season...

Photo of Bart Hubbard Bart Hubbard
Jul 17, 2019 5

24 ciders on draft! Love that we have a cider joint in town and wow are they good. They experiment with beets, pineapple, and more and every time you visit there's something new to try. The indoor space has plenty of tables and it's a great place to relax with friends, play cards, and enjoy the cider.

Photo of Alicia DeMarte Alicia DeMarte
Aug 17, 2019 3

Cool place, really good cider but not so pleasant bartenders tonight. Husband and I walked up to the bar not knowing there was a line, we waited for a few minutes and then after realizing there was a line we asked the bartender if we should go to the back and she made some condescending comment about us not realizing the line was there. She saw us there the whole time, could have easily said “hey guys would you mind getting in line”. Often time just being nice solves a lot of problems, she should try it.

Photo of Kevin Brown Kevin Brown
Aug 31, 2019 5

Wide variety of ciders and other drinks. Solid atmosphere. They take both card and cash. After you get your drinks, they have family style seating at large picnic tables that are covered. If you get a group of people together, it's the perfect opportunity to play a board game or have a good time. They even provide the board games, so you don't need to worry about showing up and having nothing to do. This place seems to often be busy but we've always been able to find a seat, even when showing up with a group. I usually stop on by whenever I end up in the area, since they always have new ciders to try our.

Photo of Laura Murphy Laura Murphy
May 29, 2022 5

A great place for a Saturday afternoon out with friends! Love the Rum Runner slushie! Can’t go wrong with the off main cider!! Highly recommend :)

Photo of Carmen Cubilla Carmen Cubilla
Apr 29, 2022 5

BCC Durham is one of our family favorite hangout spots. Dog and kid friendly, with new food trucks, BCC is a great place to be! I love the ciders, which range from sweet, spicy, bitter and change all season which I love! The creativity behind coming up with great cider combos is amazing and unique. They also have beer options for my husband if he’s not in the mood for cider. A great place all around!

Photo of Maggie Connors Maggie Connors
Jun 12, 2022 5

This is a great cidery! The server we had was super friendly and helpful and the space is very welcoming and chill. The servers were also super helpful and let me leave a growler to chill so I could continue exploring the area for another hour or so. Awesome products and service!

Photo of Tiara Tiara
Jun 18, 2022 5

Love this place! The staff is always friendly, there is always a great mix of people and the drinks are always wonderful! The bands they choose are eclectic and fun and the outdoor space is a great size! The only downside is parking when it’s crowded but we have always been lucky to find a space.

Photo of KellyBilly Wilson KellyBilly Wilson
Aug 13, 2022 3

The cider was great as always! However, couldn't go past three stars cos of the outside seating... even at 5:00, it filled up fast and the most disappointing part was very little seating was shaded. There is a huge deck right off the building completely shaded but NO seating... gorgeous day outside but dint go there to sit inside!

Photo of Nam Tran Nam Tran
Apr 12, 2022 4

A nice-chill cider brewery! There are plenty of board games & card games you can play. They have different activities planned for each day of the week. A solid selection of ciders & guest craft beers, which include hazy IPAs & lagers. *I had a better customer service experience at their Lexington location. There, the parking was less confusing & it had bigger social space to work with* Here were the 3 craft beers I tried, from most favorite to least: Yamkin: literally tastes like a sweet potato topped w/ cinnamon. Sasquash: Apple cider with a finish of maple. Orange You A Hippie: tastes just like a standard Angry Orchard except less sweetness.

Photo of B 123 B 123
Sep 22, 2022 5

Great place with a large variety of ciders. They also have some guest beers and wines if cider isn't your thing. It's rarely packed and they have games for grown ups or kids. Nice outdoor space and decent indoor area. The only con is that there's no parking. There is a small lot at the Wine place behind it but most of the time you'll have to find street parking.

Photo of Bruce Mucci Bruce Mucci
Sep 14, 2022 5

This was my second visit to Bull City Ciderworks in Durham. It was just as good as the first! They have a wide variety of ciders to cover everyone's tast buds. They don't offer food but each time they've had a food truck on site. If you enjoy ciders this is worth the trip. They have a location in Wilimgton NC as well.