I love Fullsteam Brewery. I love their mission. I love their commitment to our local economy. I love their dedication to making great product from interesting local ingredients, grown by North Carolina farmers. They are also cool people, fun people, and loving people who recognize and support a diverse community. That's worth five stars.
Nov 9, 2019
An anchor to the Durham community, Fullsteam is more than a fantastic brewery and amazing place for delicious beer. It’s about a team that strives to only produce the best beer possible, who believe in showcasing local agriculture (and farmers), and above all, embracing that being part of the Durham community means accepting all.
Y’all means ALL at Fullsteam — and I’m proud to call them neighbors and friends.
Go for the beer (and great food) for sure, but now you know it’s more than that. Enjoy and cheers.
Nov 21, 2019
I had a large group coming into town for a conference, and we needed a place for our final dinner/celebration. Fullsteam was wonderful to work with! Leading up to the event they were super responsive, helped us figure out how to offer brewery tours to such a large group, and were lovely to work with. Day-of couldn't have been better- tasty food, friendly staff, excellent beer. Highly recommend!
Nov 10, 2019
This is a very popular Durham brewery and brew pub. One of the 'early adopters' in the Durham scene - and a big reason the area around downtown Durham took off... Kudos to the owner and his team that worked and gave people a reason to visit that area - and want to come back again and again. The beer is good, the food is good and the atmosphere is awesome - they are not just a great business but a great steward of Durham and what it's come to be.
Oct 29, 2019
Full steam is a fantastic spot to grab a beer and relax. The food is delicious, and it seems to be really fresh. Even the people there seemed nice, which was a breath of fresh air being from the north east coast. I really do recommend Full steam brewery
Nov 9, 2019
I've been to Fullsteam several times while visiting the Durham area. I've also recommended it to probably a dozen different friends who have gone when they are visiting Duke, etc. I can't say enough about the positive vibe, wonderful service, and now food (with vegan/veg options) at Fullsteam. My friends have all had great experiences there, too. (Full disclosure: I don't even consider myself a beer person, but have LOVED every beer at Fullsteam that I've tried. I wish we could get the Southern Basil in Chicago! Maybe someday...)
Nov 30, 2019
This is such a fun place to have a drink and hang out with friends. There are usually more dogs and babies then adult when the weather is nice but that doesnt seem to dampen the atmosphere. Great service and drink selection and though the food selection is slim you can bring your own or eat at one of the delicious food trucks.
Jan 15, 2020
This is our favorite brewery in Durham! Their flagship beers are delicious! We are big fans of their Rocket Science IPA. They have a rotation of some really cool and unique beer styles and flavors that are introduced often. It keeps it fun and exciting. We just moved here a couple months ago, so I’m hoping some of these beers make other appearances throughout the year, and aren’t just a one-time thing. They just introduced the The Road to Nowhere IPA which is also delicious! The atmosphere is great here too! They have a few different seating areas with their own vibe and style. They also have a nice variety of games. From what I can tell so far, supporting local businesses is a priority. They have information posted in their bathrooms about their soap (I think it’s called Fillaree) and also inform people about their locally sourced ingredients in their beer! Overall just a cool place with awesome beer!
Aug 19, 2019
Great beer. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great location. We love bringing our pup here! They welcome dogs inside and out (except in the bar area near the kitchen). The menu is always changing and the food is wonderful. We recently had the peaches and burrata, sausage meatloaf, and salmon dish. All were very flavorful.
Aug 16, 2019
Fantastic beer with a very solid atmosphere. I wish there was a little more AC available, but it's cool. The only food I've had was the pimento cheese and bread -- it was fantastic.
May 3, 2019
Lunch (bratwurst) was really good. And the Mac n cheese was a great surprise.The beer was all very good, especially Warmest Color. Just a beautiful beer.Staff was great and the atmosphere was laid back.
Feb 6, 2019
Awesome craft beer. I am quite partial to the Working Man’s Lunch and the Carver; but they’re all great. Very kid friendly during the kiddo hours. My kids love the pinball machines. Cheers to plow to pint! Oh, great food available too.
Apr 5, 2019
We stopped here on the way to Hatteras. It was a great find! The food was good, beer was excellent, bartender was awesome. We highly recommend!
Apr 16, 2019
I've had Fullsteam beer before, but this was my first time to this taproom. Great atmosphere, great location. But most importantly - Phenomenal Beer!!!
Jun 30, 2019
Full steam is a fantastic brewery. They have a wide selection of beer types and offer flight size pours so you can get as many or as few as you want (flight pictured). The southern basil just launched again and is one of my favorite beers. They have good classics as well as unique flavors. They have a pretty wide ranging food menu as well. Lots of beer hall seating (though it’s pretty hot in the summer, they have a big fan to keep it from being unbearable.
Dr. Alisha Cornell
Jun 26, 2019
DO THIS THING!!! I love being able to go 10 minutes away and have a great beer and FANTASTIC food! Listen. The locals are ULTRA FRIENDLY at this place and here's the kicker...I don't drink beer but my husband always enjoys a cold craft beer from this brewery. The bar staff is very friendly and in fact my son's dope and down to earth high school teacher works there!!! It was great conversation, I definitely over ate..... go with the charcuterie board if you like variety but my personal favorite was the ribs and mac & cheese.
Jun 19, 2019
New to Durham, been to Fullsteam 3 times and have loved it. My thoughts:What was great: •All 6 beers I have tried have been very good, no off flavors•Wide selection of beer types (not just IPAs or sours like some trendy breweries now). Something for everyone•Staff very nice•Atmosphere is urban modern, trendy and relaxed•Food smelled amazing (although have yet to try)What you might avoid:•They have tap water containers out, but the water tastes like metal and garden hose (think of when you drank out of a garden hose as a kid). Normal durham water does not taste like this. Not a deal breaker, just drink their beer instead. :) Overall, I offer my highest recommendation.