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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 Jax M Jax M
Sep 18, 2022 5

The beers and atmosphere are wonderful, as well as the bartenders. Just an overall great spot for people of all types, plus, they're LGBT+ friendly!

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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!