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117 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 244-7243
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At this gritty, intimate venue downtown, you're equally likely to see a popular band up close and personal, discover your new favorite band, or meet new friends singing YOLO karaoke or watching a drag show performed by the House of Coxx, Durham's drag house. Either way, you'll find a space committed to inclusion, equity and amplifying marginalized voices. The queer-owned bar is a favorite venue for music and creative events as much as it is a safe space.

Google Reviews

Photo of James Philbrick James Philbrick
Dec 12, 2023 5

Cool alternative venue with so much character. I love going there and seeing great alternative bands

Photo of Hannah Skjellum Hannah Skjellum
Nov 13, 2023 5

love this community space! love that it's the House of Coxx's home base and that events vary from dances, music acts, community crafting/info sessions, and game nights!

Photo of Kenya Hairston Kenya Hairston
Nov 5, 2023 5

Fun queer friendly bar. I’ve seen lots of amazing performers over the last decade here. A nice Durham staple that has supported the queer community here since forever. You definitely have to see a drag show here for the talented crew that is the house of cox. Always a good time and great vibes. Bring cash to tip!!

Photo of Hailee Paul Hailee Paul
Oct 26, 2023 5

an inclusive hole-in-the-wall bar and live music venue. the bar also serves mocktails, and the first place ive been to that will sell capri sun!! pinhook is a two minute walk from the nearest parking garage as well.

Photo of Jason Wakeman Jason Wakeman
Aug 27, 2023 5

I don't understand how they get such amazing acts, and they aren't common, but are always a great experience (acoustics are surprisingly decent, drinks are affordable, vibes are authentic). Regardless of night, crowd and staff are down to earth and this is a place of love.

Photo of Connor Rickman Connor Rickman
Aug 4, 2023 5

I was visiting Durham and found this lovely spot on Karaoke Night. Very well programmed and a fun crowd. You won’t regret your visit.

Photo of diana lokshin diana lokshin
Jun 27, 2023 5

Had a fantastic pride night! Music slapped and vibes were good.