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Ponysaurus Brewing Company


219 Hood St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 584-4265
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Photo of Sara Abernethy Sara Abernethy
Jun 25, 2019 5

Love this spot. A Durham staple! The addition of wine AND snacks is super appreciated.

Photo of Austin Armstrong Austin Armstrong
Jun 23, 2019 5

Awesome local brewery! I am new to the area and was looking for craft beer spots to check out. I was recommended Ponysaurus and was not disappointed. Awesome beer selection and at only $5 a glass, I'll definitely be coming back.

Photo of Asa Price Asa Price
Apr 22, 2019 5

Great beer, great people, great environment. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful afternoon sitting outside on a warm day, drinking a variety of cold beers. We would people-watch and dog-watch while chatting about who-knows-what. Also, I met some really cool people so there's that, too.

Photo of ted merrifield ted merrifield
Apr 27, 2019 5

Great beer, great outdoor space. It has a large open area with lights and plenty of tables. They have a new outdoor bar addition which greatly helps with the line inside.

Photo of Norra Church Norra Church
Apr 17, 2019 4

For family & furry families this is a great place to gather and have fun. Super beer selection, slim wine selection. Great outdoor fenced yard space. Lots of picnic tables. Different food trucks each time for variety. Worth a visit. Invite your friends & bring your favorite games!

Photo of prachi bansal prachi bansal
May 20, 2019 5

Amazing roof top patio. Top notch beer and the extremely helpful bar tenders. They have rotating food trucks on site as well. Best place to hangout in my opinion.

Photo of Rob Woods Rob Woods
Mar 17, 2019 5

This is always an enjoyable experience. Their beer is rotated regularly and always delicious. The bar massive and super clean. They don’t have food but there is always a food truck and the bar offers snack varieties (jars not bags). The outdoor seating is huge and they light fires some nights when it’s cold. This is a perfect spot for any occasion.

Photo of Brandon Brandon
Aug 10, 2021 5

Really cool out door space with plenty of seating and umbrellas for shade. Nice food trucks that come through and the pizzas look great too. Will absolutely come back!

Photo of Callie Williams Callie Williams
Oct 13, 2021 5

Came for the music bingo at 6 on Wednesdays - very fun time! The beer is good and well priced, and the outdoor space is fantastic (especially now that it's cooled down). Pictured is their special keg grosé, which was interesting/enjoyable

Photo of Andy Gower Andy Gower
May 17, 2021 5

Great pizza! We did takeout of these two pizzas (plus a Caesar salad) and everything was delicious. Would be perfect for sitting and eating while enjoying a beer at Ponysaurus too

Photo of Chris Meeks Chris Meeks
Jun 20, 2021 5

HOLY JEEZ!! This pizza was unbelievably good. Best pizza I’ve had since I went to Pisa, Italy in 2016. Pizza was finished in 6 minutes! Seriously screw pizza chains when you can come here and get an amazing pizza quickly for a less cost.

Photo of Garrett Putman Garrett Putman
May 16, 2021 5

Wow! This might just be the best pizza in the Bull City! We picked up two pies and a Caesar salad to go and they were delicious. Great crust, tasty sauce, and a perfect amount of toppings. We will be back for sure! Highly recommend.

Photo of Misty Roland Misty Roland
Nov 25, 2020 3

5 stars - Great atmosphere, terrific beer...that was 2 years ago. Down to 3 stars - Today, I wanted to buy local and share some different beers with my family. I tried the online order with the pickup. The order function was fine on the website. The in-person pickup left a lot to be desired. Not one but two employees looked right at my car and then ignored me for about 20 minutes. Two other cars had their orders brought out and completed. I had to move my vehicle and honk the horn for assistance. The staff took their time and just kept talking/gossiping while they walked out to the car. When I unloaded my order, I noticed it was wrong. I emailed Ponysaurus to let them know, and while they responded quickly to email, their customer service leaves a lot to be desired. I'm assuming all are over 21 that work at the brewery so I was a bit taken aback by the 14-yr old response..."sorry, not sorry". I've been coming for years. It will be a while before I return and not just because of Covid. TL;DR - just go to Hi-Wire across the street. This Ashevillian highly recommends them.

Photo of David Kinnamon David Kinnamon
Jan 24, 2021 5

Pony was already one of my favorite spots pre-covid, but they went above and beyond to make their spot both safe and fun the past few months. One of the only places I feel coming to regularly during the pandemic.

Photo of Clair Taylor Clair Taylor
Dec 19, 2020 5

This brewery is not only doing a fantastic job with their covid precautions, the beer is fantastic. While visiting the area, we were able to enjoy their beautifully decorated, large outdoor space under heaters. The staff were helpful and friendly. We will definitely visit again next time we are in town.

Photo of Sky Thai Sky Thai
Dec 3, 2020 4

Christmas lights are up and in the festive spirit! This is a really cool brewery to check out and all the lights really will put you in a good mood. The beer is on point too as expected so no complaints there. They have two levels and pretty much is all outdoors so good for social distancing as well.

Photo of Chris Steele Chris Steele
Oct 17, 2020 5

Ponysaurus has a smaller selection of good beer. There isn't a huge rotation of one-off beers but the core offerings should have something for everybody. The space is very nice with an outdoor area.

Photo of Paul Kendall Paul Kendall
Oct 5, 2020 3

Went to Ponysaurus this past Friday. Beer was good, and most of the staff was friendly. One female bartender (dark hair, tattoos on her fingers/knuckles) was very rude and didn't seem to happy to be there - I recommend staying away from her. Otherwise, good time.

Photo of Aaron Freeman Aaron Freeman
Oct 2, 2020 4

I'm really happy with the improvement in their beer over the years. I used to dislike the beer here but I find many good choices now. During these pandemic days, the management and layout of this brewery is phenomenal compared to others I've been to. There is so much outdoor space and plenty of tables with ample distance apart from one another.

Photo of Rashmin Dave Rashmin Dave
Nov 3, 2019 3

One of the friend recommended this place. I tried IPA from list. It was good . Space: it has big outdoor, indoor and upstairs space . Food: they have outdoor food truck. Potatoes and hummus is really good. Cleanliness: it’s clean space , table and restrooms. Service: it’s good and quick. I heard that it’s really good in summer time . Here, city has lot of breweries options so I don’t know what is best but this is good options if it’s nearby.

Photo of Katie DeAngelis Katie DeAngelis
Aug 23, 2020 5

Nice brewery with tons of outdoor seating and rotating food trucks. Not a huge selection of beer, but everything I tried was great.

Photo of Zachary Solomon Zachary Solomon
Sep 14, 2020 5

Lately they’ve been out of like 40-60% of their beers. I don’t know if it’s a COVID thing or what, but just comparing to what it used to be like, where they had like 20 beers to choose from and how they have 6, it’s not my favorite. Despite that, I do frequent this place quite a bit. They have excellent outdoor seating. Multiple levels, and in the winter a few fire pits. They usually have a new food truck there just about every day, so there’s always some food options.

Photo of B. Bowen B. Bowen
Aug 15, 2020 4

Definitely a fun spot to grab a drink with friends or family. Enjoyed a drink even on a raining day underneath the covered porch and don't let the rain scare you off.

Photo of SD Williams SD Williams
Aug 18, 2020 5

Most excellent beer, and very safe with distancing rules and picnic tables spread about outside. Support a local business, meet your social need, and be safe here.

Photo of lawrence rosenthal lawrence rosenthal
Aug 6, 2020 4

What a great time we had at Ponysaurus Brewing! They have a wonderful backyard area which is heavily shaded and dog friends. Ponysaurus has sensible Covid rules in place which ensures everyone is safe and can focus on sipping their delicious brews. Great spot.

Photo of Laurie Hayes Laurie Hayes
Jul 30, 2020 5

Always great. Glad to be back. Succatash food truck amazing

Photo of Jorge Luviano Jorge Luviano
Jul 15, 2020 5

Great place to enjoy a cold beer outdoors. The bier de garde is the best beer they have!

Photo of Frank Connors Frank Connors
Jun 13, 2020 5

Outstanding Beer, Great outside space lots of picnic tables . They are paying attention to social distancing. Worth the visit

Photo of Justin LiPuma-Staples Justin LiPuma-Staples
Jun 10, 2020 5

Good beers, good atmosphere. No food is served but you can bring food and/or have it delivered. People bring their dogs too, so... thats always a plus! 🐶

Photo of Katherine Brunk Katherine Brunk
Jun 16, 2020 3

Nice ambiance and the IPA was really good. However, the bartenders seemed generally bothered that we were there. I know this is a weird time for food service/breweries with all the COVID-19 precautions - that still doesn't justify the poor customer service. Also, they don't tell you this up front, but they make you get back in the entrance line if you need to just close your tab, so I recommend getting as many drinks as you can carry and closing out at the same time.

Photo of nav846 nav846
Apr 28, 2020 3

Beer was very good, but zero customer service!! Sorry folks. I don't like to leave reviews like this, but sometimes we have to experience tough Love. This one review will certainly not affect your business, I'm sure, but maybe you might tighten up on the service aspect.

Photo of Jeff Moorse Jeff Moorse
Mar 3, 2020 5

Good beer, very friendly staff. Really good atmosphere and lots of space

Photo of benjamin baker benjamin baker
Mar 8, 2020 5

Ponysaurus Brewing Company makes some really great beers. The place is very clean, and the staff is fa nominal. They have the best hand selected food trucks with very tasty foods. Great place to take a crowd with the upper deck if needed. Dog friendly with plenty of water bowls. Thank you Ponysaurus

Photo of Samantha may Samantha may
Feb 11, 2020 5

I really came here just to brag on my favorite bartender, Kelsey. She is hands down the best bartender ever. She always provides solid service, but also has the warmest smile for you. Thanks for being part of my Monday routine ♥️ Pony also offers a quality selection of craft brews with solid indoor/outdoor seating & even firepits!

Photo of Veronica Carpenter Veronica Carpenter
Jan 12, 2020 4

We checked out several breweries in the area during our NYE visit. Ponysaurus was the best, distinctive beers,nothing muddy or muted. The stout was delicious, my husband assured me the IPAs were good, no amateur effort.

Photo of Bill Bill
Dec 22, 2019 5

Very friendly and nice bartender. Great beers. A winner for sure. Highly recommended!

Photo of Kyle Faltisco Kyle Faltisco
Nov 5, 2019 4

Besides the bartenders being a bit unable to hear basically anything we said (it wasn't that crowded, but I think they were out of it as it was Sunday just after 11am, when this place opens, you know the post late night focus problems), great place! Would recommend any bear I tried in my flight. The Express Stout is the strongest flavor. Oyster Stout went down easy.

Photo of Caraline Wright Caraline Wright
Oct 26, 2019 5

Our bartender was absolutely amazing, Margo. Her and another bartender, who's name has escaped my memory, took the time to recommend some local thrift shops and shoot the s***. Beers were mostly good. The Golden Rule and the Scottish Ale were amazing. We enjoyed the Réserve and their IPA, too. Mind you, a very minimalistic IPA, but solid. Venue really beautiful.

Photo of Rashmin Dave Rashmin Dave
Nov 3, 2019 3

One of the friend recommended this place. I tried IPA from list. It was good . Space: it has big outdoor, indoor and upstairs space . Food: they have outdoor food truck. Potatoes and hummus is really good. Cleanliness: it’s clean space , table and restrooms. Service: it’s good and quick. I heard that it’s really good in summer time . Here, city has lot of breweries options so I don’t know what is best but this is good options if it’s nearby.

Photo of Vito Wagner Vito Wagner
Oct 13, 2019 3

Venue was nice. Bartender was great! Beer was okay. I did like the Pony!

Photo of Jamie Garrett Jamie Garrett
Aug 24, 2019 5

Great beers and great spaces to drink them. Today I sampled some beers and took the brewery tour. Loved every second of it. It was like hanging out with friends who. Good times!! Thanks Ponysaurus people!!!

Photo of benjamin baker benjamin baker
Aug 11, 2019 5

Ponysaurus Brewing Company makes some really great beers. The place is very clean, and the staff is fa nominal. They have the best hand selected food trucks with very tasty food. Great place to take a crowd with the upper deck if needed. Dog friendly with water bowls everywhere. Thank you Ponysaurus

Photo of Cam Kendall Cam Kendall
Sep 2, 2019 5

Great selection of brewed beers on tap. The flights of 4 are definitely worth trying. Loved the outdoor park setting and second level deck area. This is a good place to bring a family and sit outside. Food options limited to food truck(s) and snack scoops which are actually really good. Overall a great visit and would definitely go back.

Photo of Safety Vest Safety Vest
Jun 4, 2022 5

Great food and drink. Had wonderful space to meet with clients, software engineers teams, and bring a date. Best space usage and place to eat/drink with groups. My company will continue coming here over any other bar.

Photo of Corinne “Cornucopia247” Corinne “Cornucopia247”
Jun 12, 2022 5

Good selection of beer. Prefer something else? They have red and white wine as well. They also don't need to hold your card to keep the tab open. There is a covered area with tables and seating. They also have an outdoor area with tables, benches, and fire pits on both sides. Trust me. It was super chilly out tonight but I was able to take a front row seat on a bench in front of the toasty embers. Oh! And the outside is dog friendly. The hanging lights add a nice touch. They can be seen from the street to know you made it.

Photo of Spencer Hamons Spencer Hamons
Jul 12, 2022 5

An awesome variety of brews. During summer it is often hard to find dark beers, particularly Stouts. This place doesn't disappoint at all. Service is great and I guarantee you will find a beer you like. I was in town for work and had a couple of locals who had never been here that were calling their friends to come check it out.

Photo of William von Achen William von Achen
Aug 3, 2022 4

Great open out door space with picnic tables to meet and socialize. There beer has never amazed me but I always find something enjoyable to drink. As a brewery, they keep changing the selection, so I enjoy getting to try the new beers they create. There gourmet pizza on premise are good too.