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Corpse Reviver Bar & Lounge


715 Washington St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 390-3309
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Photo of Lindsay V Lindsay V
Aug 6, 2022 4

This place had a great atmosphere. We enjoyed our drinks and felt there was a lot of creativity in curating the menu. The menu is very gin heavy, though they do offer a full cocktail menu and have a bar, even within the full menu I felt like gin is definitely the primary drink. If you’re into trying gin drinks and know that’s what you want, go here. If you want more variety or don’t like Gin there may be better options.

Photo of Yudora Johnson Yudora Johnson
Jul 31, 2022 5

This place is an adorable gem if you are looking for gin based martinis and other unique crafted drinks. Our server JJ, was super cool and knowledgeable. They also have a quant outdoor seating area. They have bar snacks, but not a meal menu. The bar snacks were delicious and the drinks were an experience worth trying over and over again.

Photo of Tori Barker Tori Barker
Jul 16, 2022 5

I am in LOVE!!! This place was absolutely grand. The atmosphere is really cool, very Speak Easy. We almost missed the entrance because it is slightly tucked away off the street level. The staff were super cool, our server was JJ and she was awesome. We enjoyed the cocktails and the food was really good. We got the dips and spreads as well as the goat cheese. The plating was very pretty and the spreads were soooo good. I highly recommend a stop by for a well crafted cocktail and some goat cheese.

Photo of Jay Horowitz Jay Horowitz
Jul 10, 2022 5

Not a gin drinker but wanted to give this place a try with the family who recently got into drinking Corpse Revivers made with Conniption Gin. They have a decent size parking lot out back and a small but comfortable outside patio. The waiter knew both the cocktail and food menu very well. The cocktails were unique twists on the classics and were excellent. Will definitely come back again. Prices were fair as well.

Photo of Luke Dice Luke Dice
Jun 7, 2022 4

What a great hidden location. Decent parking along the street and a very fun Gatsby style interior. Their outdoor section has a completely different relaxed feel. Also, their gin is top tier. Only recommendations are to have is the music is a little loud for the space and culture it seems like they are trying to create. Also, it was a little difficult to get ahold of the waiter/waitresses even for a night that was not busy at all. All said and done, will definitely go again and sit outside to try that scene out!

Photo of Nancy C. Sampson Nancy C. Sampson
Jun 4, 2022 5

Wonderful and friendly service! My friends and I appreciate JJ so much. We stopped by to pick up G&T cans to-go. They weren’t chilled so between helping arriving guests, she quickly grabbed some takeout containers of ice so that we could chill them and enjoy. It made our night!

Photo of Kelly Allers Kelly Allers
May 24, 2022 5

Great outdoor seating that is actually covered, but doesn’t appear that way. The fans are nice, but not in the way or obvious. Thoughtfully put together space that makes you feel like you're in someone’s really nice backyard. Great service, tasty snacks, the cocktails are so good and there is something for all tastes. Purchased a bottle of gin to take home!

Photo of michael mathews michael mathews
May 22, 2022 5

I just stopped to pick up a bottle of chocolate liqueur. The Durham distillery was closed but I was able to get a bottle from the restaurant. Great customer service!

Photo of TR Roberts TR Roberts
May 13, 2022 3

The good: Menu looked great, the bathrooms were nice and I was served water promptly upon arrival. The not-so-good: I was sat outside between 8:15/8:20 pm on a Friday and received no instruction to order at the bar or wait for a server, I was given a menu so it seemed like an order at your table kind of spot. A server came out shortly after I was sat, they took orders from two groups that were already there when I arrived but didn’t stop to check on me or let me know if/when they’d be back for my order. After 15 going on 20 min of waiting from the time I was sat, I left. Not sure if the server was overwhelmed with tables and/or if they were generally understaffed this evening, but I popped in hoping for a quick drink and ended up just sat there for a while waiting so I left. Hope to try the drinks here someday and get more prompt service.

Photo of Charles Vinueza Charles Vinueza
Apr 22, 2022 5

A great addition to Durham's nightlife. Hope this place sticks around. While I haven't tried their food items yet, I've only had amazing drinks here. I admire the effort the staff puts in to changing up their menu frequently as well

Photo of Miguel Anderson Miguel Anderson
Apr 9, 2022 5

So many good things. Ambiance, drinks, staff JJ and Paul were so helpful and accommodating. This place made our night.

Photo of Michelle Ponder Michelle Ponder
Mar 29, 2022 5

Had an amazing first time at Corpse Reviver! I loved the dark, speakesy-like feel, and the service from everyone was great. All of the drinks we tried - french 75, Old Pal, and the corpse reviver of course - were delicious, and so were the chocolate chip cookies!

Photo of Tapan Tapan
Mar 28, 2022 5

Great atmosphere, even better drinks. If you say you want something spicy, it will actually be spicy. Great for date a night. Great if you want to expand your drinking palette. Just great.