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Pour Taproom: Durham

4.6

Corcoran St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 251-8985
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Photo of Michael Conroy Michael Conroy
Apr 4, 2022 5

Easy drinking experience. HOW TO DO IT: If you haven't been to a Pour before, you go straight to the cashier, they'll check your ID and swipe your card, then give you a bracelet. You take the bracelet to any of the taps on the wall (glasses are at each end, help yourself), and you hold the bracelet to the sensor above each tap. Once it turns green, you're all set, pull the tap handle and fill however much you want (they don't care if you try tons of them and only fill a sips worth of beer in the glass). Once you're ready to go, just go back to the cashier and hang them your bracelet and they'll give you a receipt. FOOD: The food comes from a restaurant a few doors down. Sit wherever, order food using the QR code on the table. It doesn't take long and it will get delivered to you at the table. You will need to pick up a number (located in a bin next to the cashier) and provide that in your order on your phone. They'll collect your dishes when you're done.

Photo of Kylie Kylie
Apr 10, 2022 3

Insanely expensive, IMO, but my boyfriend loves this place because he can try a lot of different beers here. There have board games and lots of tables indoors to sit, play a game and enjoy some drinks. It can be hard to find a place to sit on the weekend because it’s always so busy. The location is great because you can start a night out here with some drinks before walking to other bars and restaurants in downtown durham.

Photo of Kenny Mac Kenny Mac
Aug 4, 2021 5

Very cool spot! Awesome place to just hang out and catch up with friends. Contactless beer servings. All I can say is technology is amazing.

Photo of Stella Okure Stella Okure
Jun 2, 2021 5

Brilliant brewery, beer from all over the world on tap and you pay for the privilege of serving yourself. Just scan your bracelet at your tap of choice and then dispense the cool frothy mix into your glass. Indoor and outdoor seating. Sit outdoors on a beautiful day and enjoy the gorgeous ambience of downtown Durham while people-watching. This place attracts a diverse and fabulous clientele. Great service too. Bicycle and scooter rental across the street.

Photo of Ao Liu Ao Liu
Feb 19, 2022 5

I really like this place. I like this tap beer business idea because it's so convenient for customers to try out all kinds of drafts. You pay by the answers you consume in the end. Very good place for beer lovers.

Photo of Shefali Shefali
Mar 21, 2022 5

Great place for sampling beers and grabbing some food while downtown. The open space is cheerful and nice for groups large and small. Grab a board game while getting to know the area's best beers.

Photo of Donovan Kight Donovan Kight
Feb 12, 2022 5

I go to pour a lot. The employees there are great and very personable. They rotate their taps often enough to have different beers when you go in. So many great choices on beer. They also have wine and ciders too if you don't enjoy beer.

Photo of Gage Matthews Gage Matthews
Jan 31, 2021 4

You know, I've been to Pour many, many times over the last few years, and I generally enjoyed it. Nice atmosphere, good selection of beers, good (but maybe pricey) snacks, good location. But I never liked beers that I had drank previously nearly as well at Pour as out of a can or from any other place. Then I went this weekend, and my wife and I realized what felt wrong: all of our beers felt watered down. Beers that have big bodies and full mouthfeels (imperial stouts, tripels, etc.) tasted like a thinner beer. Once that dawned on us, we couldn't help but notice it in every beer/cider we had. Still can't figure out why. Edit: I appreciate Pour's response! I want to continue to support our local beer purveyors, and I appreciate the openness!

Photo of Ryan O'Meara Ryan O'Meara
Jan 13, 2021 5

Awesome place to try a bunch of different craft beers, all on a self serve draft beer wall of 50+ taps! Also has 8 wines on tap for those that prefer wine (4 whites, 4 reds). Perfect place to take ppl new to craft beers as they can get small samples until they find one they like. Tasty small plates to snack on in case you get hungry as well

Photo of Chris Smith Chris Smith
Dec 16, 2020 5

Came here on a food tour and was well worth it. The wrist band idea is great and easy to figure out. Really a great experience and worth the trip!

Photo of Wesley Wisconsin Wesley Wisconsin
Nov 6, 2020 5

A great place to hangout with. Great environment and friendly staffs!

Photo of Katherine Moss-Thomas Katherine Moss-Thomas
Nov 3, 2020 5

First time there and the experience was great. Had a little trouble with the wristband, but got it after a little help. The workers were great. Definitely going back.

Photo of Joanne Zitko Joanne Zitko
Oct 30, 2020 5

Great idea! Try as many beers and ciders as you like. Easy tracking and payment system. Young crowd.

Photo of Lucas Madsen Lucas Madsen
Sep 18, 2020 5

Such a fun place being able to pick and choose and pour all your beer. Very fun.

Photo of CAROLYN Tourney CAROLYN Tourney
Aug 25, 2020 3

Was just ok. Very expensive and the beer wasn't really cold.

Photo of Anna Morgan Anna Morgan
Sep 12, 2020 4

Nice place! Good choices for beer and Taproom has a really nice atmosphere to chill out.

Photo of Lisa C Lisa C
Sep 3, 2020 5

Cool place and such an awesome concept. Love being able to try so many different kinds of beers without having to commit to a huge amount. Love how accommodating they are towards bringing your dog on the patio.

Photo of Kathleen Harry Kathleen Harry
Aug 19, 2020 5

This place is great if you don't know what kind of beer you like. I took two friends who don't really love beer and they both found something they could thoroughly enjoy.

Photo of Jacquelyn Manson Jacquelyn Manson
May 7, 2020 5

Pour Taproom serves up an incredible selection of delicious beers. You're sure to find something to suit even the most discriminating beer connoisseur. We love featuring beer tastings from Pour as part of our Durham Walking Food Tour.

Photo of Ashleigha Maksim Ashleigha Maksim
Mar 26, 2020 5

Excellent little place if you want to try different types of local beer, cider and wine. Pay by the ounce so if you get a kind you don't like you only pay for a little bit. Very fun place and the patio is a really cool place to just hang out.

Photo of shreya ciryam shreya ciryam
Feb 6, 2020 4

Lovely place, great business idea, plenty collection of local beer. They got a few cupcakes if you got hungry along the way. Plenty of board games to pick and play from too!

Photo of Michael D. Tricario Michael D. Tricario
Mar 16, 2020 4

This place is great for sampling new beers. You pay by the ounce and they have a good selection of different styles of beer to choose from. Many local NC craft selections and a few carefully selected from around the country. No food but I'm pretty sure you can bring it in with you. They have TVs if you are looking to catch a game.

Photo of Marcello Mel Marcello Mel
Feb 15, 2020 5

Really like this place, They set up is so unique. It's a simple place to have a drink with friends. Outdoor seating was still cozy. Definitely going back when in the area.

Photo of Jolie Phelan Jolie Phelan
Feb 6, 2020 5

What a fun idea and a great way to try lots of different beers or wine! Great selection. Beers vary price per ounce but average 47 cents (even for an amazing 12%IPA). We also tried some snacks and we were not disappointed! Can't wait to return:]

Photo of Lily Flum Lily Flum
Jan 22, 2020 5

So nice and chill. The music and atmosphere is so relaxing and having a slow pace to try all the amazing beers and wine and cider is great.

Photo of Vincent Abiona Vincent Abiona
Dec 24, 2019 5

The drinks were actually well priced with lots of options. Nice environment to chill and have a conversation

Photo of Ben Williams Ben Williams
Nov 14, 2019 5

From out of town so I was not familiar with this concept, although I'm told it's popular in the region. Loved the ability to try tons of different beers without committing to a full pint of anything or hassling the bartender for 50 different samples. Huge variety on tap so the whole group can find something they are happy with

Photo of Alex M Davis Alex M Davis
Nov 5, 2019 5

We bring our children here for the Sunday Family Fun days! Pour is wonderfully accommodating and provide games and music for children while parents can taste test their favorite beverages. The patio is nicely situated in the Durham city center which is typically a bevy of activity. Also, its just up the road from Central Park and makes for a great afternoon in the city with the kiddos!

Photo of Bhavish Malkani Bhavish Malkani
Nov 14, 2019 5

Pour is such a cool experience if you haven't been before. I like going to the beer gardens in the city, but this one is by far my favorite. you get these wristbands that allow you to pour every beer on tap, and you can pour as much or as little as you like. I especially like tasting a bunch of beers to get the full sense of what they have, and then pouring a glass or 2 of my favorites! It's definitely a cool experience and you should check it out if you haven't already!

Photo of bill rowland bill rowland
Sep 13, 2019 5

Since this is self-serve beer YOU are now the bottleneck. Nice place. Nice selection. Enjoyable conversation (bring your own friend).

Photo of Tana Stamper Tana Stamper
Aug 22, 2019 5

Fantastic selection, great customer service, and love the board games nook. The variety of glassware is a cute touch too! I've already taken a few friends visiting the area here and they love it.

Photo of Alisa Sisson Alisa Sisson
Jul 26, 2019 5

This was my first visit here. I went at about 3pm on a Thursday afternoon, and it was quiet and calm. It got busier by 6pm but not outrageously so. Awesome selection of drinks on tap, super easy to use and understand. This was such a fun experience and definitely a place to return to.

Photo of Marilee Utt Marilee Utt
Aug 4, 2019 5

Really cool atmosphere. They have board games you can play at your table and a wall of taps that you can pour your own glass. You get a wrist band to scan at each tap and the wrist band is linked to your debit card. I thought I was going to have a really high tab because you pay by the ounce but it only came up to 12 dollars. Two thumbs up

Photo of Yashasvi Jariwala Yashasvi Jariwala
Oct 14, 2019 5

Best experience in Durham. The staff is polite and friendly. Good collection of various local beers. A nice different experience. We can get minimum of 1 oz and maximum of how much ever we want to have that particular beer/wine!

Photo of Stephen Odom Stephen Odom
Jul 6, 2019 5

This is one of the best tasting bars in Durham. If we want to expand your beer pallet, check it out. You pay by the volume. Buyers beware though, they do have limit on how much you can drink.

Photo of Garner Overton Garner Overton
Jun 30, 2019 5

Durham's Pour Taproom is such a gem I wish I had known about sooner. They operate on a wristband system, which allows you to pour your own beers. This allowed me to try several different beers in whatever quantity you would like. They also have a table full of board games, cards, and coloring books.

Photo of Yeshanth Jayakumar Yeshanth Jayakumar
Mar 15, 2019 5

New idea and definitely the selection of beers are good. They have at least 5-7 beers in each category. I like the way you pay for every oz you drink. In that way, no one waste their beers ! It also paves a way for someone who wants to just walk in and taste some beers(like I did - I did 4 beers in the Ale section). They have good number of board games and a couple of screens that play ESPN/(others). I haven't tried their food.

Photo of Ted T Ted T
May 28, 2019 5

My Oh My, am I in heaven? I absolutely loved this place, it is a must for beer lovers. Pour Taproom has done it right. From the cleanliness to the outdoor area, so many beers so little time. You self pour with a chipped wristband. Only thing I didn't care for was having to reset the wristband after 32 ounces. Every single person here was so friendly even the musician playing outside.

Photo of robert bridges robert bridges
Jun 13, 2019 4

We really enjoyed visiting here on our visit around Durham. The only 2 suggestion we would make, is to have someone near the beer explaining to us newbies how it works. And let us know if foam comes out, end of the barrel, you throw it out, you get charged. We both drank about same amount, but my husband's wrist band rang up like $4 more. He had a few glasses of foam. A customer standing their told us we'd be charged. I guess you have to tell someone the Barrel is empty. But we'll be back and try again. Skip the foam👍

Photo of B. Bowen B. Bowen
May 18, 2019 5

A fun atmosphere with a great selection of beer, and a serve yourself set up. Patrons put a card on file then they can taste as much or as little as they would like. The outdoor area is a great spot for enjoying the weather while taking in some scenery from a revamped Durham. A short walk from the Parlor if you'd enjoy a sweet treat after your beverage!

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Jun 15, 2019 4

Pour your own beer spot located under the Unscripted in downtown Durham. Patrons receive a bracelet they scan at taps and the cab choose beer of choice and pour as much as they want. They have a large selection and a smaller selection for wines. Great for someone who wants to sample different types. Can get very crowded. Has decent amount of seating. You have to check in at counter to get bracelet and then out there to return bracelet and pay. This can be a slow process when crowded. They also have food offerings to snack on while there.