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Clouds Brewing


905 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 251-8096
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Photo of Briona Blair Briona Blair
Oct 29, 2019 5

Food Was Amazing. Tried The American Burger With The Bacon & Cheese Fries. It Was Great. Quick Service & Friendly Host. Thanks 😊

Photo of Nikhilesh Chowgule Nikhilesh Chowgule
Dec 1, 2019 5

The food there was quite an surprise. Most breweries have BYOF with food trucks parked outside. But Clouds Brewing has some of the best food. Plus they have bracelet style self serving beer. A very nice experience in all.

Photo of Chelsea Greenhaw Chelsea Greenhaw
Dec 3, 2019 5

Really good beer and a great food menu. Bar bites are $3 from 4-6pm weekdays. Awesome deal.

Dec 27, 2019 3

Twice now I've been to this brewery. The beer is cold and tasty but the service is nothing short of a dumpster fire. The tap wall is a nice touch but the fact that the beer tender stares at you like you have 4 heads is quite annoying. The first time I shrugged off the service as the server had a bad day. The second time around, different person and same attitude. Calamari was pretty good though 🤷‍♂️

Photo of Jennifer Hennigan Jennifer Hennigan
Jan 14, 2020 5

This is a recently discovered favorite for me, I've been here 3 times now. The staff has always been friendly and attentive. Also, I feel like it's difficult to make a standout chicken caesar salad wrap, but their wrap is amazing! It comes out warm, and the chicken has a great flavor. The dressing is also unique and not overly creamy.

Photo of Shoba Kumar Shoba Kumar
Feb 27, 2020 5

Our go to place for groups or just a casual hangout with upscale bar food and drinks. I am not a beer person but they have a great selection of beer along with the option to self pour and pay by the ounce. Great daily specials as well!

Photo of Jonathan Ptachcinski Jonathan Ptachcinski
Feb 22, 2020 4

Cool place. Good appetizers and good beer selection. Burgers seemed like they were frozen before but they had some interesting concepts for burgers.

Photo of Alec Moore Alec Moore
Mar 13, 2020 5

Fun spot to have a beer (or two) and watch the game. Had the HOP J.A.M. and Hawaiian Burger and both were on point. The guy behind the bar was nice and joked about how bad the Cubs were going to be this year and as a Cardinals fan we bonded over that. Funny guy! All in all it was great experience and I will definitely be back soon.

Photo of Gabe Brown Gabe Brown
Mar 14, 2020 5

This place is GREAT. Food is amazing and the drink menu is limitless. What really put this place over the top is the staff. Bartenders are personable and have a great knowledge of the beer selection. The manager greeted us right away and continued to check in throughout our visit. Everyone here is down to earth and treats everyone as family. Wish I lived close enough to be a regular!

Photo of Sarah Chittenden Sarah Chittenden
Feb 23, 2020 4

Cool vibe and a huge space. Had drinks at the bar and watched basketball. Lots of tvs and seats to watch them. Will likely be back for dinner sometime soon.

Photo of Kira Heikes Kira Heikes
Jun 12, 2020 5

Very friendly, fast service and great food and beer selection. They also have good practices in place for COVID-19 social distancing.

Photo of Michelle Jacobs Michelle Jacobs
Jun 17, 2020 5

Thank you so much for my to go growler for my husband's birthday! Thank you for the conversation and help picking the perfect beer! And of course for the sample! See you soon!

Photo of Lauren Wallrichs Lauren Wallrichs
Jul 24, 2020 5

I’ve been here at least 5 times, and every time it has been fantastic! The service is great, and the food/beer selection is even better. Do yourself a favor and order the giant pretzel with beer cheese; you won’t regret it!

Photo of e gerringer e gerringer
Sep 4, 2020 4

Best beer of the day after going to a few other breweries that day. Not much happening inside due to Covid but they had correct safety measures in place.

Photo of Nicholas Broad Nicholas Broad
Sep 1, 2020 5

Friendly staff. Have seating inside and outside during the pandemic. I got nachos and they were ok. Not my type of cheese; it was not cheesy enough. They made it very liquid and spreadable, but I'd rather it be closer to regular cheese. Beers were good. Cool interior with lots of wood.

Photo of Jessica Phillips Jessica Phillips
Sep 3, 2020 4

Lovely place to sit outside and have dinner. Good bar apps, and a nice array of specials throughout the week. I wish I could have made it for half price wine night on Wednesdays! I also appreciated the Caesar salad was heavier on green than white, and the hot pretzel and beer cheese dip was spot on for starting out evening.

Photo of Patrick Holland Patrick Holland
Sep 18, 2020 5

Excellent prepared salmon.

Photo of Nicholas Broad Nicholas Broad
Sep 1, 2020 5

Friendly staff. Have seating inside and outside during the pandemic. I got nachos and they were ok. Not my type of cheese; it was not cheesy enough. They made it very liquid and spreadable, but I'd rather it be closer to regular cheese. Beers were good. Cool interior with lots of wood.

Photo of Jacqui Cohn Jacqui Cohn
Oct 18, 2020 5

Tried a couple different beers (Octoberfest, Milk Stout, and "Mean Girls" Sour) and all were really good. We'll definitely be back!

Photo of Karen Chaney Karen Chaney
Oct 24, 2020 5

The Griiled Salmon was absolutely delicious! The staff was friendly, welcoming, and attentive! Hubby and I each had a cocktail. But I highly recommend trying the Cloud 9/Belgian Golden Strong! And I don't usually like beer...

Photo of Shannon Taylor Shannon Taylor
Oct 31, 2020 4

Good menu of house drafts and other NC beers. I'm sure the atmosphere is much more energized when Covid isn't a factor.

Photo of Mckenzie Garcia Mckenzie Garcia
Feb 7, 2021 3

This place definitely has a wide selection of beer, I had the mango weisse, and found it to be rather good. My friend ordered a beer that was on sale and it seemed as if the keg had gone bad. I will be returning at some point for another beer to give it another chance

Photo of Chelsea Sloggy Chelsea Sloggy
Feb 27, 2021 4

Overall enjoyable experience. Good beer and food. Only four stars because they asked us if we wanted food/let us order our food at 8:30, brought it out at 9, then told us they close at 9 (we were unsure of the closing time because of changing COVID rules) and then started closing up around us. They were stacking chairs, etc. And we felt rushed to get out.

Photo of Cruz Nestler Cruz Nestler
Mar 27, 2021 5

Awesome brewery with really great food, staff, and even better beer! HUGE facility with plenty of room to accommodate lots of people. I would highly recommend dropping in and paying these guys a visit next time your in Durham!

Photo of Thomas Olson Thomas Olson
Mar 24, 2021 5

Fantastic beer, food, and people. I’m honestly amazed this place isn’t more popular. The staff are attentive, the food is truly fantastic, and the beer is top quality. If you are looking for a place to relax after work, or a place to grab a bite to eat with a cold beer this is the place to go. I personally recommend the El Hefe and the Shortrib entree. I’ve not had a better Hefeweizen since my time in Germany! 10/10

Photo of Bruce Phillips Bruce Phillips
Apr 4, 2021 4

Stopped in Cloud's to watch some Final Four action and liked place. Good beer and food! Lots of space and TVs.

Photo of John Roberts John Roberts
Apr 16, 2021 5

Wonderful variety of beers. Food, sports on TVs and great service. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Photo of Holly Cox Holly Cox
Sep 5, 2019 4

Waiter was great, I got the wings with dry rub. They didn't have much dry rub on them and they were pretty tough. The beer wall where you pay per ounces you drink is a neat idea though and it had a good atmosphere. Maybe a wings just aren't their thing, others I was with seemed to enjoy their food.

Photo of April meech April meech
Sep 16, 2019 5

Always a fun place to go. I've some of the best beer in my life here. They need to make the German chocolate stout a regular menu item!

Photo of Deena Horowitz Deena Horowitz
Aug 18, 2019 5

This place is wonderful for a small hangout or for a large party. I’ve had numerous get-togethers here with friends, including two larger food platter type events. The food is great, the service is phenomenal! Management is always super helpful when you’re organizing a larger group. They provide a ton of space and they are attentive to all the guests. The beer is great and they have plenty of cocktails too. If you are hosting an event or just want to go for drinks and food, you really can’t go wrong with going here!!

Photo of Karen Santamaria Karen Santamaria
Oct 12, 2019 5

The staff here was excellent and took great care of us for our event. We loved the food and there was a great variety of drinks available too.

Photo of Amy Clements Amy Clements
Oct 21, 2019 5

My husband and I love Clouds! We enjoy the food and service so much that my husband's family hosted the rehearsal dinner for our wedding here. Our guests all complimented the food, drinks, and friendly service, and the downpour wall was a big hit. Brandon is a pleasure to meet and work with. We look forward to coming back soon!

Photo of Caleb Shore Caleb Shore
Jun 8, 2019 4

Rented out the room for a private event. Staff was really nice. Manager was freaking out a bit because she thought we were stealing drinks (which was 100% false). When renting a room they provided wrist bands for drinks for the self pouring station. The bands kept hitting the “cap” and having to go to the bar to “unlock” them when we had 1 or 2 beers. Kinda annoying but overall good experience.

Photo of James Goerke James Goerke
Apr 21, 2019 4

Service was good but a little slow. I wish they had a vegan option on the entree menu or at least a vegan burger option. That said, the place is nice and looks like they can do very large groups well. Everyone enjoyed their beers.

Photo of Jamie Garrett Jamie Garrett
Apr 16, 2019 4

Fantastic beer. Great location. I only had beer, so I can't rate the food. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because there's too many TVs. Like most restaurants these days, there's too much visual stimulation.

Photo of Eladio Bobadilla Eladio Bobadilla
Apr 29, 2019 5

A bit out of the way, but good selection and never that busy. It's a nice place to have a beer if you don't like going to places where you can't hear the people you're with. Here, you'll be able to chat over a nice drink in peace.

Photo of Paul Allen Paul Allen
May 31, 2019 4

Nice biergarten atmosphere. Nice selection on draft, even more bottles/cans. Tasty food too.

Photo of Brenda Knight Brenda Knight
Jul 6, 2019 5

We recently had my son's engagement party at the CLOUDS BREWING in Durham. We had a very nice experience. We worked with Brandon and his team. Our entire process was delightful. All communication was prompt and informative and all questions were answered quickly (prior to the event). The room was ready and clean prior to our arrival. All staff was helpful and very cooperative. All requests were handled immediately. The food was simply delicious and the display was outstanding. Everyone commented on how beautiful everything was and how tasty each dish was. The portions were very generous! All guests really enjoyed the "downpour experience".The outside courtyard made a gorgeous backdrop for our pictures. I would highly recommend this venue! Thanks to Brandon and his staff for doing such an amazing job helping us celebrate our special couple.

Photo of robert bridges robert bridges
Jun 29, 2019 5

Stopped here for a quick bite and a beer. The Nacho plate was huge and delicious. The stuffed mushrooms were so good! We let our server choose our beer, and we were not disappointed. And if you like a Jalapeno Margherita- there's was really good. The place is huge, so definitely a crowd pleaser. We will be back

Photo of Sonof Mike Sonof Mike
Jun 30, 2019 5

Drove by this place over 20 times a week for a couple of years and had no idea it was even here. I guess it’s one of Durham’s best kept secrets because my wife and I went here last night and was treated to some great brews and amazing food. If you can successfully sneak past the Brightleaf parking Nazis it’s well worth the trip. Will be back.