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Honeygirl Meadery

4.7

105 Hood St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 399-3056
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Photo of Opici Becton Opici Becton
Jun 22, 2019 5

Great location...great people ..guided your with heartfelt reasoning why starting a mead winery and how the process happens from beginning to end...when I tell you that Ginger Peach Mead is delicious...OmG!!! Great first time experience...and it wont be my last time...I needed 2 bottles of ginger peach to take home with me... #honeygirlrocks

Photo of Melody Kuroda Melody Kuroda
Jun 29, 2019 5

The meadery has a great selection of meads and multiple options for tastings or flights. Their currently taproom-only carbonated offerings of ginger peach and lavender lemonade are worth the visit alone. You can also taste the honey. Today was a pollinator fest which was very nice with a collection of vendors and information booths!

Photo of Susan Campbell Susan Campbell
Apr 7, 2019 5

Wonderful mead and very knowledgeable staff!!

Photo of Travis Reeve Travis Reeve
Feb 15, 2019 5

Diane and Allie are the best! Diane is a master of her craft and the best in the buzz. Yummmmm

Photo of Trey R Trey R
Nov 17, 2018 5

A small mead bar and meadery with a friendly staff and owner. When I visited on a Saturday, early afternoon, they were doing mead tastings and presentations of the varieties of mead they make and offer at the bar. After the tasting, I waited at one of the two tables setup across from the bar and colored some of the adult coloring print outs they provided while waiting for the tour by the owner to begin. That day, the theme was Golden Girls which was a humorous surprise!The owner was nice and very passionate about mead and went over her story of how she got into the business of mead making.Definitely give Honeygirl Meadery a visit even if you're not familiar with mead. If you like wine or beer, you should familiarize yourself with mead! It's a cool place with a friendly staff. They had around a dozen mead varieties when I visited. There's also some tables set up outdoors.

Photo of Cary Wright Cary Wright
Mar 25, 2019 5

Great product. Great space. Knowledgeable & friendly staff. Nice outside space of about 5 shaded tables. 🐝

Photo of Logan Clements Logan Clements
Apr 1, 2019 5

Great low-key place to hang out. They have a sizable selection of delicious meads with a wide range of flavor profiles. The bartender, Abby, was super knowledgeable about the product and process. Very friendly and kind. This meadery is a good place to learn about the up and coming beverage of mead and try it for yourself!

Photo of Sarah C Sarah C
Feb 23, 2020 5

Love this place, and the product. This is one of the first places my fiance and I went when we moved here. We came because they were advertising a free tasting of their reserves, which were 3 bottles that I think were being discontinued or going out of season? I'm a little shaky on that detail. We've been back a couple times since, and have purchased bottles for gifts - it's more special and more exciting than gifting the traditional bottle of wine, as a lot of people have still never experienced mead before. I do wish the outside gave more indication of what this place is. It's easy to miss if you're just driving by. I'd love to see them create some sort of patio space or outdoor seating for the spring and summer months.

Photo of chad draper chad draper
Apr 15, 2020 5

Glad I found this place. Staff was super friendly and went above and beyond with my order. The mead was absolutely delicious! Reasonably priced too. Will be back again.

Photo of Nathan Miller Nathan Miller
Jan 27, 2020 5

Though their tasting room isn't that big, the vibe was still friendly and the staff were great. The meads they had were quite varied and tasty!

Photo of Jessica Boyle Jessica Boyle
Sep 23, 2019 5

The tour was awesome! Everyone was very nice and the mead is delicious!

Photo of Kevin Kevin
Jul 19, 2019 4

A small hole-in-the-wall style meadery with some pretty good options. From the few meaderies that I've found, Honeygirl had the most options, and easily had some tastings in my flight of mead that made it into my top 5 mead I've ever tried. It's easy to miss with the outside being very nondescript and a little misleading, and not much seating or environment inside, but it's worth it if you're a fan of honey wine and are looking for a great sample of local drinks.

Photo of Katy Grable Katy Grable
Jul 29, 2019 5

Hole-in-the-wall local meadery with really great atmosphere and even better mead selections. The flavors are all delicious and the love put into this mead is obvious. Always happy to support this business!

Photo of tim wilson tim wilson
Oct 5, 2019 5

My wife and I had a great time here today. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable about their product. We had a tasting and a tour. We then hung out and just looked around a little. Pet friendly too. We will be back.

Photo of Kim Lewis Kim Lewis
May 21, 2021 4

We enjoyed our first visit there! Amber waited on us and she was so sweet and helpful!!

Photo of Brenda P Brenda P
Feb 13, 2022 3

Small but quant . The flights are fun but over priced. Buying a bottle is also pricey for the small size.

Photo of Kirk Gino Abolafia Kirk Gino Abolafia
Sep 19, 2021 5

Not knowledgeable on mead, but this local place is just awesome. Staff was great, they had flight options and plenty of samples. I took home a bottle of the lavender mead and my friends freaked out at how tasty it was. I am definitely returning.

Photo of Lyon Kellam Lyon Kellam
Aug 31, 2021 5

I placed an online order for delivery on Thursday, late in the evening. Maybe I just happened to catch them at a good time (or maybe I'm the only idiot ordering for delivery when I live in triangle area. Don't you judge me!), but they had it shipped before Friday afternoon. UPS then had my order to me Monday morning! I'm fairly certain I didn't buy any express shipping, either, so again I think the stars just aligned for this lazy man and his mead to come together. I wasn't able to meet the UPS driver to actually sign for my order until this morning, but now I am very excited to get off work. I have a very nice present waiting for me at home. It's mead. The present is mead.

Photo of Vikram Seshadri Vikram Seshadri
Mar 20, 2022 5

Loved the wine selection and the staff. Honey Chai is definitely one of my favorites and will be visiting again for more.

Photo of Cherise McManus Cherise McManus
Apr 16, 2022 5

Been here so many times with friends! Their wine is mead or honey based and is so good. They have a great indoor and outdoor area. The service is amazing too.

Photo of Matthew Barnes Matthew Barnes
Jul 31, 2022 4

Great space. Fun eclectic crowd.

Photo of Amy C Amy C
May 28, 2021 5

What a great place!!! It was a small space but they had covered picnic tables outside. The honey girl herself was very friendly and knowledgeable. The idea of flights allows you to taste many to find your liking. We found it to be a great selection and even brought bottles home of our faves for later.

Photo of Maranda Starks Maranda Starks
Sep 26, 2021 5

Delicious, we shared two flights and tried almost all the mead. We took a bottle of the pumpkin spice home to enjoy later.

Photo of Zac Goldstein Zac Goldstein
May 18, 2022 4

I don’t think I’d had but a small sip of mead previously, and Honeygirl made for a fine introduction. The tasting room is small but bright and clean. Combined with a friendly and knowledgeable staff, it makes for an inviting space. Honeygirl offers more than a dozen meads from basic to barrel aged and semi-sweet to dry. The ingredients are sourced locally (and, in one case, foraged by the manager) and incorporate a variety of apples and herbs. Hard-pressed (pun semi-intended) to make a decision, my wife and I settled on a flight consisting of spiced apple cyser, farmhouse wildflower, hibiscus lemonthyme, and tri-berry. The wildflower was all that I expected mead to be: a smooth honey wine. The cyser boasted some nice spice notes, but it also made me realize that I strongly prefer cider to its wine-based cousin. The tri-berry, on the other hand, was outstanding. A seasonal offering, it brings together mulberries, blackberries, blueberries, and black currant juice. The resulting concoction offered complex flavors and was not too sweet. We liked it so much that we ended up getting a bottle to take home. Honeygirl isn’t cheap – a flight of four is $15 and most glasses are in the $8-$12 range – but it’s a great way to try something different.