They don’t make em like this anymore. Mike the owner is just a great dude, provides such an awesome space. Much love to that guy.
Jun 2, 2019
Laid back. Quiet.. wonderfully set up. Great beer selection.
Jan 20, 2019
Not my usual forte to write a review, but The GREEN ROOM, namely the owner Michael has inspired me to spread the word to all my fellow pool lovers.
Haven just moved to this area from out of state, I needed to find a local place to play and immerse myself into the local pool scene. I felt at home with the comfort level I instantly found at the GREEN ROOM. The atmosphere and vibes are very inviting and tables are obviously taken care of and maintained consistently. All the employees are very friendly and down to earth. The OWNER Michael is the epitome of a pool hall business owner. He has a real passion for the game and is extremely inviting and personable. Without knowing how serious of a pool junkie I am, Michael made me feel like I never left my "home" pool hall where I grew up playing. I knew then that I have found my new "home" pool hall!!!!
I highly recommend to anybody looking for a real "players" pool hall with great tables and/or to anybody looking for a fun, sports bar type atmosphere to look no further, both interests balanced perfectly!!! Durhams 1 and only legit pool spot!!
May 31, 2019
Comfortable, a feel of history and authenticity, nice people. Loved it.
Apr 20, 2019
Good people good drinks and great antique tables
Nov 20, 2019
Love the friendly atmosphere an different game selections
Dec 8, 2019
Great vibe for a pool hall. Good drink prices. Friendly staff.
Dec 28, 2019
Good vibes. Great bottled beer selection. Exactly what you want out of a neighborhood pool hall.
Jan 12, 2020
The bartenders alone make this place amazing. They’re hilarious, kind, and will talk you through some great beer recommendations. The place itself isn’t overly crowded and is a great place to just play a game and catch up with friends.
Albert C. Wilmer Jr.
Jan 4, 2020
Great rates, mixed crowd, hospitable staff. I'll be back for sure. Like others have said they don't serve food so...
Feb 13, 2020
Great vibe (specialty can/bottle bees, b-list movies, perfect background music and volume) and great tables. Definitely my favorite place to play pool around Durham-Chapel Hill.
Feb 26, 2021
I can't wait for the Green Room to open again, I've been playing pool for decades and this is by far my favorite place to play. They also have one of the best beer selections in town, particularly if you want to try something new. I highly recommend visiting the Green Room, it's a Durham staple!
Apr 1, 2021
miss this place. best bar in the area.
Apr 29, 2021
LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Looking forward it to opening back up!!
Jul 30, 2021
This place is unique, as far as I'm concerned and we love it. It's a pool room that anyone will feel comfortable at. Even if it's just to try one of the enormous beer selection they have. The Green Room is one of the great things about Durham!
Aug 25, 2018
Been here on several occasions and I like it more each time. Here's what you should know before going. Does this place draw a hip, young crowd? No does this place have craft beer? Yes. Is it on draft? No. Are there plenty of pool tables and room to play on them? Yes. Are there folks here friendly? Yes. Are there "tons of drink specials so I can get drunk on the cheap?" No. Overall, this is an establishment aimed at people who want to play pool, not be bothered by a bunch of immature, drunk doofuses and be able to do it in a relaxed laid-back atmosphere. It's great if that sounds like something you'd be interested in.
Emily Millay Haddad
May 24, 2018
I’ve been in a lot of pool halls all over the world, but there really is something to be said for being home amongst your boys. Michael and Geoff do it better than most — I know that no matter what, Geoff is gonna take me to school about beer and Michael is gonna take me to school on the greens. That is, if I’m lucky enough to play him. I learn something new every time I play here, and my game goes to a higher level every time. And their beer and tables are cheap as hell. Get yer ass in here before they realize how cheap they are.
Jan 20, 2022
Chilliest bar, best/worse movies, solid beer. Real gems are hiding in the cooler.
Mar 14, 2022
The Green Room is a Durham institution. It's even got a pivotal scene in the famed Bull Durham. Today the Green Room is basically unchanged since the 1980s baseball classic was made, save an improved beer list and a few more floor tiles wearing away. They offer billiards, darts, fußball and around a hundred beers to try. The place is great for activities or conversation. It has the feel of a townie dive, but has a more diverse crowd than the aforementioned dives. The ownership is also really friendly and dedicated to keeping this local institution going.
It would have gotten five stars, but there's some dust that I think has been here since Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins graced the building.