We had a wonderful time at Corpse Reviver on Friday night. We tried several mixed drinks and most all of the appetizers. They were all delicious, but the slushies were the hands-down favorites. I also purchased a bottle of the bourbon-barrel-aged gin from the distillery upstairs, and it was incredibly smooth. Well done, Corpse Reviver and Durham Distiller. Thanks again!
Oct 19, 2020
From the distillery above to the bar downstairs, Durham Distillery and the Corpse Reviver Bar & Lounge are two related destinations worth your time in Durham.
Drink amazing drinks made with expert care in a fabulous space served by outstanding people.
Remember to be nice, respect others, tip like you mean it, and bring your friends.
Oct 19, 2020
I had drinks with my wife and another couple out on the patio. Everyone had a different drink, and no one was disappointed. The drinks were thoughtful, delicious, and beautiful. The food was varied and complemented the drinks nicely. The staff was helpful explaining everything and took excellent care of us.
Corpse Reviver's ambience is definitely unique and provides a feel that you won't get anywhere else in Durham. It's romantic and cozy inside, and bright and relaxed outside.
Their coronavirus precautions certainly made us feel comfortable getting out for a relaxing evening with close friends, and the drinks and food made us forget about the stress of it all for while. Consider my corpse and mind revived. I'll definitely be back soon.
Oct 19, 2020
We grabbed a reservation for Sunday afternoon and enjoyed a wonderful time on the patio. The staff is very friendly. The interior in a very cool art deco style. The patio was a good mix of high tops, low tops, and soft seating.
The signature drinks were amazing. They each had a very cool presentation. They tasted even better than they looked. We tried quite a few and are already looking forward to the next visit to try more. They also offer a handful of small plates (try the spiced nuts!).
This place is a definite winner!
Oct 19, 2020
Corpse Reviver is beautiful! I had a Clover Club and spiced mixed nuts. Both were delicious and the service was excellent and classy. The patio is the perfect spot in the evening. The measures that have been taken for safety were obvious and effective. Can’t wait to go back!
Oct 19, 2020
What a gem! No surprise that the owners of Durham Distillery have opened such a stunning & safe cocktail bar — safe enough that you can truly relax & enjoy yourself. Beautiful patio seating & very private indoor seating. & with a hospital-grade air filtration system, too! Amazed by how knowledgeable & professional this team was on opening week! A classic & timeless hospitality experience. Planning my return trip! 🍸
Mar 15, 2021
I was super excited to try this place out- had been following them on social media for months- turned out to be a big disappointment. The drinks and food portions were extremely small, our service was slow, and the actual drink order did not come as described. The vibe and decor were cool- something different for the area. But for the price you pay, I wouldn't go back and do it again.
Apr 27, 2021
Finally tried out this cute bar! Art deco decor inside, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. They have plenty of martinis but also other cocktails if you want. Thought this was very tasty!
May 20, 2021
Not bad, not bad. If they just had like 1 bar snack that didn't suck that would be great
Jun 13, 2021
We had a wonderful time here. The cocktails and service were next level. Overall a wonderful spot, but it was weird (in a Chili's/Applebee's way) that they all wore nametags.
Jun 12, 2021
Wow, so refreshing. Nice ambiance. Great service.
Jul 9, 2021
From the moment we stepped into this bar it was first class. Hostess was welcoming and accommodating. Bartenders were all attentive and friendly. Drink menu was unique and offered some exciting new cocktails - must try all at some point.
We are so pleased with the service and the atmosphere.
Please support this bar/speakeasy and enjoy a proper cocktail.
Jul 2, 2021
Great service, vibe, and décor! Their martinis are excellent, and go very well with their snack plates. Only lost a star due to their mixed drinks, which were way overfilled past the rim of the glass with crushed ice, so that the first few sips were delicious but after that became an ice water slushie - a bit disappointing for $12-14 cocktails. Overall, we had a great time and absolutely will come back, but will stick to the martini specials. **Note: If Google would have allowed me, I'd say 4.5 stars is more appropriate.
Jul 11, 2021
Shwanky cocktail bar. Make sure you’re cool enough to go then order a Manhattan.
Jul 26, 2021
Best spirits you can find! My friend said it was seriously the best gin he ever had. The staff here is very attentive and helpful. The drink order was missed for at least 15 minutes and he thought we already received and drank them when he checked on us later in the evening. When he realized we didn't get them, he brought them promptly and comped them.
Jul 30, 2021
Found it on maps and thought it sounded interesting. Didn't know they serve 90% gin drinks though and I hate gin. I assume it would taste good if you like it but other than that it was also expensive..$10-16 for a drink
Aug 19, 2021
Love! Spaces are fantastic, drinks are great, staff is awesome. They’re checking vaccination cards and IDs which is amazing. Thanks for setting the bar high, Corpse Reviver!
Aug 22, 2021
An amazingly intimate and delicious gin focused cocktail bar. Will definitely be coming back! Especially love that everyone indoors must show proof of vaccination, makes you feel at ease and safe in such a wonderful establishment.
Sep 13, 2021
Good cocktail menu. Like the options (both from the cocktail menu and ability to create your own) and ability to take a bottle home too. Do wish there were a few additional good options but understand why there isn't.
Oct 2, 2021
This place is amazing, the atmosphere is wonderful and everyone is so nice also the drinks are phenomenal, I went here on a terrible date and it was only salvaged by how wonderful this entire place was. Cannot recommend enough, just go there and try all of the Martinis.