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!
Jun 7, 2019
Combines the best of a bar and a beer store. Great selection and a good atmosphere - also dog friendly!
Mar 23, 2019
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.
May 4, 2019
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!
Feb 7, 2019
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.
Jun 27, 2019
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.
Oct 12, 2019
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.
Oct 6, 2019
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.
Sep 12, 2019
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.
Jul 29, 2019
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.
Nov 19, 2019
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.
Feb 5, 2020
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.
Feb 8, 2020
A very good selection of beers. Excellent customer service.
Mar 1, 2020
Great place with tons of selection. The staff is knowledgeable. The second floor outside seating is really nice.
Jul 7, 2018
Great selection. Wonderful staff. Love that they do benefits for animal shelters. Will be back from sure