The Northern Spy


2812 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 321-0203
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The Northern Spy

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Photo of Simon Templar Simon Templar
Jul 19, 2019 5

Let’s be honest: 1 block from Duke. Great Prices. Fantastic staff that remember you by name. A relaxing atmosphere that will keep you coming back. You could not make a better choice on a Friday after work . . . or anytime after work. Say yes to saying goodbye to the work week! You won’t regret it!

Photo of Amber Gray Amber Gray
Jul 17, 2019 5

This place is wonderful! The owner is super knowledgeable and personable. She really cares about her customers having a good experience. This place will definitely become a staple in my after work drink locations!

Photo of Carlos Rivera-Pratts Carlos Rivera-Pratts
Jul 11, 2019 4

Northern spy has a limited food menu and an extensive canned and bottled beer selection. With a beer forward town like Durham, they have created a new niche in the way of beer selected from a cooler which takes away the pressure of ordering quickly to a bar tender. Burger was pretty good with fresh lettuce and a tasty aioli!

Photo of Donna Turner Donna Turner
May 23, 2019 4

Great variety of ciders and cocktails. Large selection of beer as well. Fried bologna sandwich was good but too much cheese and tomatoes made it soggy. Biscuit for chicken sandwich was excellent and crumbly. Spy fries were very crispy and large portion.

Photo of Kamiera Valentine Kamiera Valentine
May 4, 2019 5

Very chill atmosphere with a large beer and cider selection. The staff is very friendly! Not to mention they have DRAFT COCKTAILS!!! WHAT THE WHAT!?! I've never heard of a draft cocktail this place is pretty cool. Definitely coming back.

Photo of Jay Zelder Jay Zelder
May 26, 2019 5

I am currently at The Northern Spy and could not wait to send a fantastic review! I had no idea they made their own house chips!!! What a delicious surprise.If you’re wondering if The Northern Spy is right for you, then stop wondering if the The Northern Spy is right for you right now!The answer is yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! The Northern Spy! Yes!

Photo of Eric Foster Eric Foster
Apr 27, 2019 5

This place is great. Amazing beer and cider selection. Grabbed some food while I was there and was blown away. Really excited to have a great bottle shop in the neighborhood again.

Photo of Johanna Elsensohn Johanna Elsensohn
May 11, 2019 5

This is a great new spot and I'm looking forward to seeing how things go this summer. We went on a balmy spring day, the kind of day where a cold cider or beer is real refreshing. Was disappointed they didn't offer flights for the cider - I wanted to try them all! But that was the only negative I found, the service and food were excellent, as was their selection of bottles. If I had one suggestion it would be to add some heartier sharable foods, popcorn just isn't that appealing to me :)