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The Glass Jug Beer Lab - Downtown


545 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 381-5797
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This popular craft brewery, bar and beer and wine bottle shop has locations next to Durham Central Park and in South Durham. The Glass Jug downtown taproom, adjacent to Durham Central Park, serves exclusive Glass Jug beers on draft. Grab a bite to eat at the Durham Food Hall across the street, then grab an after-dinner drink at the taproom.

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Photo of Sarah Wade Sarah Wade
Jan 14, 2024 5

Love this bar! Great drink selection, lovely bartenders, and a friendly neighborhood vibe. Also, it's very clean ✨ and usually there's plenty of parking nearby (in the parking lot by the farmer's market and side streets around it)

Photo of Maria Torres Maria Torres
Dec 19, 2023 5

Bartenders were super friendly! Love the communal style tables! The drinks were sooooo good!! And if you are a sweet pretzel type of person I HIGHLY recommend! That was the softest warm hug of a pretzel ever!

Photo of Rachel Persaud Rachel Persaud
Dec 17, 2023 5

This is a great hangout spot, for couples and friends. They have board games and a variety of on tap beers and cocktails! Yes, cocktails too. I had a great time and both my beer, and cocktail were delicious. The staff were also attentive and friendly. Will definitely be coming back with a crowd :)

Photo of Megan S Megan S
Dec 14, 2023 4

Super friendly people, loved the ambiance, board games were fun! Drinks were very cool and weren’t just simple. They were complex and I tasted the thought they put into it!

Photo of Daniel Perry Daniel Perry
Dec 4, 2023 5

I've never had a beer from Glass Jug that I didn't like! They also have draft cocktails now as well and they are amazing too. Their patio also has some of the best people watching in Durham and you can bring in food from the food hall.

Photo of Sara Colvin Lopesilvero Sara Colvin Lopesilvero
Nov 16, 2023 5

We love Glassjug beers and would call ourselves frequent-ish visitors. Their Pi Goses are always the best. But tonight our customer service experience made me want to come back. Eliyah was incredible - made spot on recommendations, was kind, and overall provided a super welcoming experience.

Photo of UntiedMy Mind UntiedMy Mind
Oct 6, 2023 5

First of all I HATE BEER, but the staff is what makes this place. Even though I didnt finish any of their recommendations. The understanding was very nice. "Sorry we couldn't find anything you like. Not everyone likes beer, though" Thats just 101 being balanced and respectful of your customer.

Photo of Timothy Spitz Timothy Spitz
Sep 26, 2023 5

Such a fantastic place to hangout with your friends, meet amazing people, and drink some of the highest quality beers I have ever tasted from a craft brewery. Thank you Glass Jug! 10/10

Photo of Lynn Vera Lynn Vera
Aug 4, 2023 5

Love this place. People are friendly and drinks are reasonably priced. They got a number of seats at the patio to chill out while watching people go by at Central Park.

Photo of Ashleigh Ashleigh
Jun 19, 2023 4

Great location right next to the food hall and has outdoor seating. We loved that they are so inclusive and already moved to unisex bathrooms. The beer is great.