The atmosphere was awesome. Great service. The owner ....Greg was so friendly. Would definitely come back when in Durham
Jun 11, 2019
Good drinks at good prices. Good selection.
May 18, 2019
Not a bad little dive bar. Seems more like a hang out zone for the friends of the employees though, service for us newbies was lacking.
May 5, 2019
Bartender always friendly! Great drinks!
May 17, 2019
Walked in, on a Friday about 8:30pm only 5 people on the bar. Everyone had drinks, the bartender conversed about light fixtures for about 10 minutes then oversaw me, start a conversation with another gentlemen to my other side. Finally after another 10 minutes asked me what was I having? Hmmm hopefully she was just tired but I am not coming back here.
Jun 23, 2019
Terrible experience! Not even worthy of one star. I went to Doyle’s last night for the first time and I will never be back. The bartender was rude and clearly didn’t want to do her job. She took her sweet time even acknowledging my friend and I standing at the bar. Clearly she saw us because she stared at us for about 5 minutes and still decided to not come and greet us or ask what we would like to drink. The bar was empty, maybe about five people total were in the entire place and no one else was ordering drinks. She made it a point to do anything she could, including talking on her cell phone before taking the drink order. The bartender looked as if she was high, couldn’t remember two simple drink orders, and had an attitude when I repeated them back to her. She even stopped making our drinks at one point to help someone else who appeared to be a regular. Once we finally got the drinks that came to $16 she was handed a $20 and refused to give change. She was basically demanding a tip for horrible service. Who does that?!?!? When we informed her we wanted change, she got mad and asked for the drinks back. We gladly returned them, got the $20 back and left. It didn’t hurt us any to return the drinks but your bartender is killing your business. In addition to the bartender completely sucking and looking high, a woman came from a room towards the back looking like she was shooting up. God only knows what she was on. Needless to say this place is below a dive bar...More like a drug bar.
Jun 23, 2019
Update to my Review - DON'T GO TO THIS PLACE - EVER!
I visited this place about two months ago. At that time I want that impressed. I walked up to the bar for a refill, waiting on the bartender to approach. Another guy that he knew approached and they begin speaking. He did cashed him out and others before approaching me for a refill. Other than three bartender service it was an okay spot, that time.
Tried this place again on 06/22/2019 -
I walked in with my friend (a person of a different race) we both stood at the bar for about 10 minutes with no one else standing at the bar, while the bartender appeared to be Finding things to do to avoid getting us. Once she was finished doing a lot of nothing, she grabbed her phone while facing the pool tables, checked her phone then made a call. Gets on the phone and still never looked our way. I assumed she was calling the manager or owner due to an issue with the bar. Why else would a bartender get on the phone with waiting customers at 11:30pm..? After being on the phone about two minutes, facing the seating area, she then begins to give us a death stare, after about 30 seconds of that and feeling extremely uncomfortable, she puts the phone down asks what we're drinking and walks away.
She started making the drinks, then stopped to cash another customer out that randomly walked up to the bar. We ordered two crown on the rocks, she started they were $16 (which I believe isn't correct but didn't hesitate to pay). Handed her a $20 and she asked if I wanted change back. Responded with, yes, please. She then appeared to be really upset by that as she didn't even begin walking away. I asked, "what do I have to do to get a pool table?" She stated, L"EAVE A REALLY GOOD TIP!" I asked if she was serious, and she responded with an astounding, "Yes!". At the point I asked for the $20 back so that we could leave. She refused!
After a few seconds passed, she said, know what, how about you take this little money back, and leave. So that's exactly what we did!
I'm not sure that us being an interracial couple made any difference to her, but not sure that it didn't either, considering she had no problem assisting other couples!