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Glass Jug Beer Lab (Downtown)


545 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 381-5797
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Photo of Lucy Ruderman Lucy Ruderman
Mar 7, 2022 5

One of my favorite places to grab a drink in Durham. Great beer!! They don’t have food but you can bring food in from the food hall across the street and Napoli will even deliver to Glass Jug. Food trucks come here too. Good outdoor space and they have a bunch of games you can bring to your table.

Photo of Sophie Faxon Sophie Faxon
Dec 14, 2021 5

The Glass Jug has quickly become my go-to spot in Downtown Durham. The staff is fantastic, music is always killer and there is always something new and exciting on tap. An awesome spot to start, finish or spend your entire night. To top it all off, they're dog friendly and are close to many exceptional food options (Ex-Voto has my heart).

Photo of Andrew W. Andrew W.
Dec 13, 2021 5

Great beer in a great setting. Always clean, great atmosphere, and the staff are always genuinely glad to help out with a smile and pleasant conversation. Add to this that the food hall is directly across the street, and one can enjoy a fantastic meal with fantastic beer. Whenever in downtown Durham I make sure to stop in and have a pint (or three)!

Photo of Zack Griffin Zack Griffin
Dec 9, 2021 5

I’ve been to the Glass Jug multiple times, and have always had a great time! It’s in a great location downtown right across from the Durham food hall. The staff has always been super nice, and plenty of great beer choices. You should definitely check it out!

Photo of Dillon Huegen Dillon Huegen
Dec 14, 2021 5

We have loved this place since the first day we stepped foot there. All of their beers are clean and tasty. This is the only brewery I’ve found where every single beer they make is good. Definitely would recommend!

Photo of Alex H Alex H
Dec 14, 2021 5

There’s a lot of great places to drink good beer in Durham and this place is no exception. Bringing in food is allowed (even encouraged) so it’s a perfect place to sit and drink with takeout from the Durham Food Hall across the street. The covered deck overlooking Central Park is a huge perk and pet friendly, although there are limited seats and they can fill up fast if there is nice weather or live music nearby on the lawn. Beer is really good, I enjoy the Opacity hazy IPA that is one of their standards - plus they have seasonal rotations and a few alternatives for non beer-drinkers. Staff have been welcoming and kind every time we’ve been in.

Photo of Kaila Visconti Kaila Visconti
Sep 23, 2021 5

Literally the best beer in Durham, we look forward to checking out their new and exciting beers whenever we go!

Photo of Ryan Cuthriell Ryan Cuthriell
Sep 10, 2021 5

This is the place to be downtown Durham! It's a beautiful location overlooking the farmers market and Durham Food Hall. Chris and staff are friendly and the draft selection is always great. The Glass Jug Beer Lab has brewed some of the best beer in Triangle—stop in to try it, you won't be disappointed.

Photo of Meredith Earl Meredith Earl
Aug 6, 2021 5

Love this new Glass Jug location! Great selection of beer and a nice atmosphere inside and on the patio.

Photo of Josh Fulan Josh Fulan
Apr 26, 2021 5

Photo of Alan Curtis Alan Curtis
Apr 7, 2021 5

Friendly staff, following CDC guidelines re COVID-19. First time at the new location which is far closer to my house than the RTP locale. This location does not as yet have a bottle shop, but no need. The taps are fantastic and their purchase-ready fridge is all you need!

Photo of Roy Millberg Roy Millberg
Apr 13, 2021 5

This is a great place to grab a beer! Friendly staff, locally owned and locally brewed. If you're hungry, pick up food across the street from Durham Food Hall or one of the many restaurants nearby and enjoy it with a beer at the Glass Jug.

Photo of Graham T Graham T
Jun 10, 2021 5

Nice space. Solid tap list and all the beers I got were quality and the prices were good. Staff were a little pretentious about beer but were helpful

Photo of Doug Bright Doug Bright
May 24, 2021 5

Fun variety of beer. Sleek but slightly soulless space. I've never had a milk draft before, so it was fun to try it (and get it explained to me) here - that's what gets this place to a 5 in my book.

Photo of Michelle He Michelle He
May 25, 2022 4

I like their beer a lot (lots of fun experimental options). The space itself is rather small though and not my favorite place to hang out at for extended periods of time.

Photo of Irene Bowditch Irene Bowditch
Dec 14, 2021 5

The welcoming atmosphere and amazing service alone are enough for me to come back. BUT they have amazing beer! Can't wait to make our trips back! Definitely a must visit. Follow their Instagram to stay on top of events!

Photo of Brandon Grilli Brandon Grilli
Jun 4, 2022 5

Great service from Jake!! This place has chill vibes, great beer, and a nice selection of games for a great afternoon in Durham! Great for groups, especially if waiting for a nearby restaurant or trying to cool off from a street festival.