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Sam's Bottle Shop


1112 NC-54
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 973-2489
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Photo of Hetal M Hetal M
May 3, 2019 5

We hosted a corporate event at Sam's Bottle Shop, and we had the most thoroughly positive experience. Holly and John are professional, efficient, friendly, and thorough. Holly replied enthusiastically to our inquiry to host an event at Sam's, and walked us through each and every step, including recommending catering providers. Holly and John made us feel so welcome the entire time, and we were absolutely thrilled with our event. Thank you so much to the both of you! We will surely be back!

Photo of Nikki Shaffer Nikki Shaffer
Jun 7, 2019 5

Combines the best of a bar and a beer store. Great selection and a good atmosphere - also dog friendly!

Photo of Brett Fox Brett Fox
Mar 23, 2019 5

This place is the best! Super sad that their Erwin road location was sold off. I am not a “beer guy” but love to come and get unique and different beers that you can’t find anywhere else. A trip every few weeks is definitely worth it.

Photo of Justin Ledogar Justin Ledogar
May 4, 2019 4

Editing my original review bc honestly the staff is just so bad (all except for the bearded metal dude). Sorry guys... hire some friendlier people. Enough with the angry hipsters. Great beer selection though!

Photo of Brianne Cellemme-Short Brianne Cellemme-Short
Feb 7, 2019 5

Great shop with a wide variety of craft beers and ciders. It's also great that a good portion of their stock are available as singles, so you can make your own variety pack. Only downside it the parking lot is small, so it can be hard to park at busy times.

Photo of Bart Hubbard Bart Hubbard
Jun 27, 2019 4

Great selection of beer, especially NC breweries. The patio is nice when the weather cooperates. Parking is limited - be sure to read the signs posted. Staff always seems busy and serious, but when you're ready to check out they'll get you on your way quickly, which is cool.

Photo of Adrienne Efland Adrienne Efland
Oct 12, 2019 5

We love Sam's and go often. They have great selection and it's nice to sit on the rooftop. They are dog friendly. They're within a few yards of a lot of food places so it's easy to grab a bite to go and have it there. They also have vendors in often to sample their beer so it's nice to have to opportunity to try new things. Great hangout spot.

Photo of Amol Soman Amol Soman
Oct 6, 2019 5

Sam's bottle shop is great! They have an awesome selection of beer of all kinds. I go there specifically for the stouts of which they have quite a good selection. They also stock some good cigars in this store. The second level of this store is an inside-outside bar which is a great place to hang out with friends and have conversations, play games etc.

Photo of Richard Morrison Richard Morrison
Sep 12, 2019 3

Great selection of hard to find beer. Staff I dealt with had a bit of an attitude, like I was bothering her. Rolled her eyes when I asked for a bag. Then expected a tip...a cashier. Literally rang up my beer and bagged it then pointed at the tip jar. Great store other than that. Maybe she was having a bad day.

Photo of Zachary Wolfe Zachary Wolfe
Jul 29, 2019 4

Great Beer Spot. Would be nice if you could still grab bottles there but, I get it. However, the transition should have been handled better than a simple "yeah we dont do that anymore" because its the reason so many came here. Awesome outdoor seating.

Photo of Kyle Belanger Kyle Belanger
Nov 19, 2019 5

Large selection of beers available, with quite a few kept cold. The staff was freindly to me and took so time trying to help me find a beer, which they unfortunately didn't have anymore. I think they have some seating and draft beers upstairs but haven't had a chance to check that out.

Photo of Juli DeBacco Juli DeBacco
Feb 5, 2020 5

Best variety of beer and cider around Durham. You can buy singles and 6 packs, and even enjoy a draft while browsing or hanging on the upper patio.

Photo of Joseph Ferrucci Joseph Ferrucci
Feb 8, 2020 5

A very good selection of beers. Excellent customer service.

Photo of Kyle Thomas Kyle Thomas
Mar 1, 2020 5

Great place with tons of selection. The staff is knowledgeable. The second floor outside seating is really nice.

Photo of Niko Marshall Niko Marshall
Jul 7, 2018 5

Great selection. Wonderful staff. Love that they do benefits for animal shelters. Will be back from sure

Photo of Morgan J Cooley Morgan J Cooley
Jul 21, 2019 5

what a concept a beer store you can drink beer at. home sweet home

Photo of Connor Reside Connor Reside
Feb 27, 2018 5

Sam's is awesome. Great selection of beers. Great place to hang with friends. More often than not someone brings a puppy and then all of a sudden your on their amazing patio playing with puppies and drinking good beer. They friggin rock yo!

Photo of Chris Derickson Chris Derickson
Jun 25, 2020 5

Best beer place in town. Great selection and knowledgeable staff. Fun and welcoming shop.

Photo of F. S F. S
Aug 12, 2020 4

New customer, who is really impressed with the service and friendly staff. Kudos to all, keep up the good work.

Photo of Linda Blakley Linda Blakley
Aug 25, 2020 5

great selection of craft beers and very knowledgeable staff.

Photo of AU Gnomeboy AU Gnomeboy
Aug 19, 2020 5

Great selection of craft beers. Always something good on tap. Everyone I've met there is friendly & helpful

Photo of Alex Van Norman Alex Van Norman
Sep 19, 2020 3

I miss the old shop. Maybe it is the pandemic,but selection didn't seem to be as good as in years past

Photo of Richard Morrow Richard Morrow
Sep 20, 2020 5

Great selection, always fresh stuff, some good intl selection, friendly staff

Photo of Charles Vinueza Charles Vinueza
Sep 21, 2020 5

Best overall selection in Durham for beer. The fact they don't carry a lot of stock of the typical american brands weeds out college kids from shopping here. The upstairs and outdoor space they have is nice when it's open.

Photo of Kim Donica Kim Donica
Sep 2, 2017 5

Excellent beer selection with good friendly advice from the staff. Taps up and downstairs with interesting selections. These folks are into beer like many are into wine.

Photo of Timothy Cunningham Timothy Cunningham
Sep 16, 2020 5

Sam's is excellent, great selection l, plus the staff is friendly and helpful. A little on the pricier side, but nothing deceptive about it. I am already a repeat customer and I will be going again.

Photo of Victor Hammons Victor Hammons
Oct 14, 2020 5

If there's a wholesaler for it, then Sam's has it... and then some. I was introduced to Sam's by a friend around 2005 at the original location on Erwin Road. One of the best bottle shops in the Triangle hands down!

Photo of Donna Turner Donna Turner
Nov 13, 2020 5

Fantastic selection of local and many other beers. Can spend hours in there browsing. Can't wait for the taps to be open again.

Photo of Nicholas Crail Nicholas Crail
Nov 14, 2020 3

Great wine. Great price. Great atmosphere. There was a hawk in the parking lot that attempted to take my nephew. I do not blame the store for this. I provoked the hawk by throwing rocks at her nest. I was able to swat the hawk with the excellent 2013 chateau I purchased. The wine paired well with the lonely stove top stuffing single guy dinner. I haven't been with another human in some years, and I find that Sam's bottle shop helps me Cope the best. 3 stars