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Growler Grlz

4.8

4810 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 973-2755
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Photo of Maggie Rossow Maggie Rossow
Mar 7, 2019 5

I came to this bar for Thursday night trivia but I stayed for the sexy bartender Stefan. Not only was he dashingly handsome and muscular but his knowledge of beer was out of this world. He helped me pick out the best beers for me based on my preferences. Unfortunately I can’t come ever Thursday but when I come back I’m sure to come when I know Stefan will be there!!

Photo of nature girl nature girl
Apr 5, 2019 4

I'd give 4.5 stars. Great selection of beers and nice outdoor patio when the weather is clear. It's small inside and can get very crowded especially when sitting outside is not an option. Parking can be competitive on the weekends when neighboring businesses are busy. They will fill growlers but it's a little on the pricey side in my opinion, especially for any beers considered a special release (even if it's available at lots of other taprooms). One thing I do like is that Randy's Pizza is right next door so it's easy to get a takeout order.

Photo of McKenna Brennan McKenna Brennan
Mar 2, 2019 5

What a great place! pizza next door, tons of beer options, and great trivia on Thursdays. And did I mention DOGS are more than welcome?! But. Most impressively, I never fail to be impressed by the bartender Stefan Isaza. My dad loves beer and Stefan is always able to select the perfect beer for him on the first try. As a white man, obviously that is always an IPA, but they always have so many options in each category. However, more impressive, is that he always is able to choose the perfect beer for my mom as well. She hates beer, but she is always impressed to the point that she CANNOT stop talking about how in love she is with the beer he chooses for her. Definitely worthy of a great night out, and a big tip for the amazing bartender, Stefan.

Photo of Josh Barfield Josh Barfield
Mar 23, 2019 4

Great beer selection and nice staff. Tons of beers on tap, and an awesome outdoor space to eat adjacent pizza from Randy's and enjoy a beer. My only qualm is the indoor space isn't very accommodating in the winter months, and often the staff aren't as versed in the variety of beers on their menu. I would place Sam Bottle ahead of them in almost every category, especially beer selection and space, although Growler Girlz often has a gem or two on their tap list, but the access to food makes this a great dinner spot plus beer to enjoy with friends.

Photo of Leif Dolan Leif Dolan
Mar 12, 2019 5

Great selection of beer on tap. Nice service. We were treated very nice for our first trip there. Hope to return

Photo of Alex Rosen Alex Rosen
Jun 23, 2019 5

Excellent selection of craft beers on tap. Quiet spot outside of prime times. Limited indoor seating but plenty outside. Friendly and efficient staff. A bit pricey for the specialty offerings.

Photo of Andrew Rudolph Andrew Rudolph
Oct 3, 2019 5

Stefan is the best bartender in the area. His expertise, knowledge, and devilish good looks are the sole reason you should visit this establishment. If he were to leave I would no longer continue my visits to growler girls.

Photo of Rachel Cominsky Rachel Cominsky
Sep 13, 2019 5

Stefan is the best bartender I’ve ever interacted with. His skill and grace when it comes to beer recommendations surpasses anyone else I’ve ever known. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who’s in the area.

Photo of Gregory Cash Gregory Cash
Oct 8, 2019 4

Nice friendly staff. Nice back porch seating area to enjoy life music on occasion. Good selection of beers.

Photo of Katerina Pattee Katerina Pattee
Sep 13, 2019 5

Stefan was the most interesting and flamboyant bartender I have ever met. His knowledge of beer is up to par. He is the most entertaining and hilarious bartender I’ve met.

Photo of Bart Hubbard Bart Hubbard
Jul 17, 2019 5

I love to stop in here fill a growler with craft beer to take to parties. The bartenders and quick and helpful and there's a huge selection on tap. There a regular events with music here on the patio and it's conveniently next to Randy's Pizza.

Photo of Sarah C Sarah C
Dec 13, 2019 5

It's a small space with a lot of personality. If you're looking to have beer options, this is a good spot.

Photo of C.J. Bagley C.J. Bagley
Feb 23, 2020 5

Awesome spot! Great selection and staff that truly want you to find the beer you'll be happiest with!

Photo of Gregory Sterner Gregory Sterner
Dec 13, 2018 5

Great beer & wine taproom! My go to place for great craft beer from NC & around the country. Friendly staff and dog friendly too. Parking can be tight,very small parking lot.

Photo of Mike Calder Mike Calder
Apr 8, 2020 5

The beer is fresh, the variety is awesome, and for me they're close by. The staff are fonts of knowledge on their products, and you're not restricted to one brewers wares; they have beer, ales &ciders (even a wine or non alcohol or two), and you dont have to travel to multiple different breweries, they're an equal opportunity tap!

Photo of Lillian Hagmann Lillian Hagmann
Sep 7, 2018 4

I really like this place for several reasons. Most importantly the menu is done in colors based on beer type. This is super helpful. They also have stars by selections to let you know if something is a premium beer( which means it's more to include in a flight). If you get overwhelmed they have a binder behind the bar that you can look at that has an extended description of each beer. Staff has always been kind and helpful. They had live music one of the two times I went.

Photo of Chris Smith Chris Smith
Aug 12, 2020 5

Over thirty beers and wine from with which till choose.

Photo of Kylie Gola Kylie Gola
Sep 26, 2020 5

Massive selection. The staff was very friendly and suggested drinks to my taste perfectly. Plenty of places around to get some food to go with it. Great place to hang out with friends, highly recommended.

Photo of Jim Britton Jim Britton
Nov 11, 2020 5

Miss this place since I moved away 2 years ago. Always a great selection of beers and very informative on what might be a good beer for my needs

Photo of Conrad Lineberry Conrad Lineberry
Nov 16, 2020 5

Really good beer selection and friendly service.

Photo of Wendy Oguz Wendy Oguz
Dec 10, 2020 5

Amazing place! Such wonderful people!

Photo of fubar Fubar fubar Fubar
Nov 29, 2020 5

great taproom, with great staff, and a really chill pup.

Photo of Kathleen Anderson Kathleen Anderson
Jan 14, 2021 5

This beer joint has the most thorough, well chosen selection of beers. Not too many, not too few. Usually 40 some, and they are a good mix of local, state, and nationwide breweries. If you are a craft beer enthuisiast or looking to dip your toe into the culture check this place out. The service is great, personable and you can tell they are all passionate about beer. Since it's pretty small inside there is lots of room outside. Quickly became one of my favorites in Durham.

Photo of Pat M Pat M
Jan 9, 2021 5

Best selection of craft beer on tap in the area. You can get something totally new every time you go. Perfect place to sit outside on a nice day with a cold beer. Pair with a slice from Randy’s next door for a great day.

Photo of Sergio Rodriguez Sergio Rodriguez
Jan 13, 2021 5

Great staff and ownership. If you need a beer, a growler, or keg, this is the place to go.

Photo of Bill Harrison Bill Harrison
Jan 29, 2021 5

Always a friendly lunch break, the taproom is knowledgeably staffed (helps with the huge menu board) and has a broad selection of brews. Excellent food nearby, nice common patio. As with most places, you better like dogs. A cozy, homey retreat!

Photo of Renee Rosales Renee Rosales
Mar 4, 2021 5

Nice place, good service, great options for craft beer. But i really recommend the ciders especially the raspberry one!

Photo of E Schronce E Schronce
Mar 16, 2021 4

I'm not a drinker but I went with some friends and we had a lovely time sitting outside. Love that they promote local NC breweries.

Photo of Victoria M Victoria M
Apr 26, 2021 5

What an awesome venue! Karen (the owner) is fantastic as are all the staff. Everyone is incredibly knowledgeable, and you can't miss the best bar puppy mascot ever - Grady - who is sweet as can be. The live music on the patio on weekends is great as well, and it's always a pleasure to hang out and take a mental break for a few hours. Highly recommend!

Photo of Victoria M Victoria M
May 26, 2021 5

What an awesome venue! Karen (the owner) is fantastic as are all the staff. Everyone is incredibly knowledgeable, and you can't miss the best bar puppy mascot ever - Grady - who is sweet as can be. The live music on the patio on weekends is great as well, and it's always a pleasure to hang out and take a mental break for a few hours. Highly recommend! Also of note - they have the best alcoholic cold coffee drinks, and they even have wine and prosecco! Just look for it or ask!

Photo of Mallory Zuech Mallory Zuech
May 23, 2021 5

Great beer and always willing to help you find the right one with a few tastes. I go here every few weeks and fill my growlers and I'm always super excited when heading back home to drink with my husband. With little kiddos, gotta bring the bar to you! :)

Photo of Adam Lang Adam Lang
Jul 23, 2021 5

You need to go to Growler Grlz right now and get a flight of beers. What an extraordinary selection. Some local and other beers. The recommendations from the staff was spot on. Flights of 5 are 4.5 oz each and perfect for sipping on the patio. Live music on certain days. We will be back!

Photo of Logan Merchant Logan Merchant
Aug 8, 2021 5

Great environment with an outstanding beer selection. The staff is friendly and always have a smile. While your there, go get pizza next store.

Photo of Sean Callot Sean Callot
Jul 8, 2021 5

The best growler fill and beer place in south Durham. 42(!) rotating taps, actively community engagement, and very friendly friendly staff make this a fixture in a growth area!

Photo of Sean LaFata Sean LaFata
Aug 30, 2021 5

Great local spot with an expansive selection of beers on tap. Everytime I go here I'm impressed how many taps they manage to fit into such a small space. The selection is well-organized and thought out, and the staff have always been super friendly. Only downside is the very limited indoor seating, but there's plenty outside to enjoy.

Photo of Bryan Flores Bryan Flores
Aug 27, 2021 5

Awesome place! Knowledgeable staff, great selections. No food served, but there is a pizza place next door. Came on a Friday and they had live music out front! If I were a local this would be a definite go-to