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Corpse Reviver Bar & Lounge


715 Washington St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 390-3309
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Photo of Mark Robinson Mark Robinson
Nov 15, 2020 5

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!

Photo of Sam Poley Sam Poley
Oct 19, 2020 5

Go. 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. Go. Drink amazing drinks made with expert care in a fabulous space served by outstanding people. Go. Remember to be nice, respect others, tip like you mean it, and bring your friends. Oh yeah...GO!

Photo of Will Spearman Will Spearman
Oct 19, 2020 5

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.

Photo of Steve Morrisey Steve Morrisey
Oct 19, 2020 5

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!

Photo of Kassey Krause Kassey Krause
Oct 19, 2020 5

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!

Photo of Jennifer Noblekelly Jennifer Noblekelly
Oct 19, 2020 5

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! 🍸

Photo of Sara Cuite Sara Cuite
Mar 15, 2021 3

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.

Photo of Lindsay Osborn Lindsay Osborn
Apr 27, 2021 5

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!

Photo of Aaron West Aaron West
May 20, 2021 3

Not bad, not bad. If they just had like 1 bar snack that didn't suck that would be great

Photo of Trey Thomas Trey Thomas
Jun 13, 2021 4

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.

Photo of Vida Siempre Vida Siempre
Jun 12, 2021 5

Wow, so refreshing. Nice ambiance. Great service.

Photo of Talie Madans Talie Madans
Jul 9, 2021 5

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. Cheers!

Photo of Evan Amber Evan Amber
Jul 2, 2021 4

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.

Photo of Matt Fowler Matt Fowler
Jul 11, 2021 5

Shwanky cocktail bar. Make sure you’re cool enough to go then order a Manhattan.

Photo of Eric Townsend Eric Townsend
Jul 26, 2021 5

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.

Photo of K E K E
Jul 30, 2021 3

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

Photo of Laura Burkehart Laura Burkehart
Aug 19, 2021 5

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!

Photo of Jennifer Norka Jennifer Norka
Aug 22, 2021 5

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.

Photo of Donna Davison Donna Davison
Sep 13, 2021 4

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.

Photo of Anna Odem Anna Odem
Oct 2, 2021 5

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.

Photo of Doug Bright Doug Bright
Dec 23, 2021 4

They advertise being vax only and did check on my visit. Really interesting menu in line with prices and selection of a cocktail bar (except they also offered a $2 beer). Outdoor area was lovely and had sufficient heaters to be comfortable on a night in the 40s. Glad we weren't able to be seated indoors right away, since it was quite loud and felt more club/loungey than anticipated. Service was attentive, though my date asked for an olive modification that didn't happen. Server caught it and switched out the skewer of olives by hand, which felt a little strange. Don't need to go back, but would recommend a peek if you're nearby and into expensive drinks.