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Social Games and Brews


1007 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 666-7555

Google Reviews

Photo of LJ With no K LJ With no K
Aug 1, 2019 5

Chill place with a good selection of beer and decent pricing. The video games are also not too expensive like some places.

Photo of Euph Marti Euph Marti
Oct 29, 2018 5

Great friendly services and The Dankery in the back with chicken, shrimp and their crazy flavors.

Photo of Gabriel LeMay Gabriel LeMay
Feb 9, 2020 5

So much fun and a ton of old school games. Lots of local on tap

Photo of Jesse A Jesse A
Dec 10, 2019 5

Cool bar with arcade games, n64, fooseball, pool, etc. Was quiet during the week so it seemed like we had the bar to ourselves.

Photo of MacRae Vallery MacRae Vallery
Dec 1, 2019 5

Awesome dive bar with friendly staff & decent selection. What stands out is this arcade is way more chill and affordable than the others in town.

Photo of Andrew Toig Andrew Toig
Sep 17, 2019 4

A fun bar with pool tables and arcade games in Brightleaf. Remember to ask for drink specials

Photo of David Gordon David Gordon
Aug 15, 2019 4

Fun place doesn't seem to get too crowded. Some cool retro gaming and fun Thursday trivia

Photo of Andrea Brent Andrea Brent
Aug 1, 2019 4

Used to go here for board game nights. The bartender Johnny is awesome. Beer selection was good. However, I probably wont come around anymore though since board gaming isnt a thing anymore and there are other bars with less sketchy people hanging around at night.

Photo of Thomas Schiltz Thomas Schiltz
Dec 23, 2018 5

This place rocks, the videogames are cool and the staff is even cooler.

Photo of Nichole Lavoie Nichole Lavoie
May 25, 2019 3

Nice chill place. Service leaves much to be desired, though.

Photo of Dezi Arnez Dezi Arnez
Mar 17, 2019 5

Cool place with pool, skiball and video games. Great beer selection, liquor too. Queer friendly.

Photo of Jeanne Ortiz Jeanne Ortiz
May 22, 2019 5

Pretty cool place. Nice vibes.

Photo of Nicole Dryer Nicole Dryer
May 29, 2019 5

My favorite bar in NC. Josie and Johnny are excellent bartenders and make my night. Joe, the manager, is also really awesome. They also run a lot of fun events.

Photo of Ted T Ted T
May 28, 2019 3

It's a alright place to stop for a drink or two. This place also has a patio with outdoor seating. There are plenty of arcade games throughout the bar. They also have pinball machines which are a dying breed. The margarita was well made and quite good. The bartender was friendly and told me about some local restaurants.

Photo of A R A R
Jun 2, 2014 5

This place is fantastic. Already my favorite bar on Main street. The owner is really friendly and sweet and the other bartenders have been just as great. The arcade games are an awesome touch. They've got pool & darts for free. The trivia nights are great. Still a bit too difficult in my opinion but your ego won't be demolished like if you go to McCabe's trivia. Their game night is really well done as well. They always have tons of board games but then they bring in N64 and draw in a good crowd for playing really interactive board games that require more than two people. They also pour their drinks well. Some of the other bars in the area pour the weakest drinks and it barely seems worth it. I love this place and I'll be going to The Social regularly.

Photo of Autumn Shipman Autumn Shipman
Dec 19, 2017 4

There was no cover and the draft selection was great. The bartender was very helpful and informative. The drink specials were great. I went on a Monday. Almost everything was $4. There are alot of old fashion games there such as sega and ping pong. But there's pool and stuff as well. The crowd was decent. There was a food truck outside but it was closed . Overall we had a good time and we would go back. We just want the price of the games to be listed on every game because there was some confusion behind how much each game cost

Photo of Duncan Dodson Duncan Dodson
Jan 19, 2017 5

A lot of great rotating taps, both local and out of town. Awesome drink specials every night, plus the atmosphere is one of the most welcoming and relaxed bars in Durham. Love the arcade games and the outdoor deck!

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Apr 19, 2018 4

Fun spot which is a bar with a bunch of games such as pool, shuffleboard, skee ball, video games, etc. It is spacious and they can open front windows when weather is nice. Large selection of beers and full bar. Down to earth feel as well as clientele.