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The Tavern


1900 W Markham Ave
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-7665
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Photo of Richard Hopkins Richard Hopkins
Feb 2, 2023 5

Excellent local place. Environment is friendly and the place is clean. Drink specials and bar food. The owner is an awesome guy. Come check the place out.

Photo of Lola Baker Lola Baker
Jan 5, 2023 5

We go to this establishment because of the cook!! He's on duty at 1600 hrs! The best hamburger in Durham! I love his ability to cook a burger to perfection. He knows what he's doing. I get it loaded, bacon, fresh veggies, mayo & mustard and chips. My husband ordered fried mushrooms! OMG! LOVE this place because of the cook!!

Photo of KeepItReal •Simp KeepItReal •Simp
Oct 27, 2022 4

Honestly a nice place to go grab a bite to eat and a few drinks. The bartender was nice and tried to stay on top of everything. The food was delicious and the atmosphere wasn’t to bad. Would definitely Recommend the stop if you are in the area on a night out.

Photo of Kellie Callihan Kellie Callihan
Oct 25, 2022 5

My husband and I were visiting from Denver and found this place not too far away from our hotel. Awesome service, great place to hang out. Pinball, skeeball and Golden Tee were pretty much my main focus. We met the owner, who was also awesome. It's a perfect campus bar. Definitely fills up later at night. Next time we're in Durham (where my husband is originally from), we will absolutely visit.

Photo of Ray Barnes Ray Barnes
Aug 31, 2022 5


Photo of Michael Mier Michael Mier
Jul 20, 2022 5

The Tavern has 20 TVs (not all of which are tuned to sports), 5 dart boards, 2 foosball tables & 2 pinball machines (Star Trek & The Munsters). Also, the bartenders are very accommodating. And they serve food! And they have a nice-sized aquarium with lotsa fish.

Photo of Richard Hopkins Richard Hopkins
Jul 14, 2022 5

Excellent local place. Environment 8s friendly and the place is clean. Drink specials and bar food. The owner is an awesome guy. Come check the place out.

Photo of Chris Snipes Chris Snipes
Jun 11, 2022 5

Amazing service. And the salads are amazing. Great atmosphere.

Photo of Kenneth Kreider Kenneth Kreider
Jun 10, 2022 5

First time there met a lot of great people will be back

Photo of Sally Price Sally Price
May 18, 2022 5

Mary was bartending and was so gracious and on top of everything we needed. My guy ordered the barbecue. We actually drove 20 minutes because he was craving this barbecue at this place. The cook was friendly and i heard that he smokes the meat himself!! Very down home feel, like just being part of the Durham landscape. We played pool too which was fun. And even tho I didn't get barbque, my grilled chicken with cheese and veggies really hit the spot as did the margaritas Mary made me with her own special creative splash of a lil something different! Def will be back!

Photo of Your Art Teacher Your Art Teacher
May 14, 2022 5

Great food, cheap well maintained pool tables. Great place to watch the game with friends.

Photo of Russell Jalbert Russell Jalbert
Apr 9, 2022 4

Don't judge bar by its cover! Got a great burger and service from Luke. Quick service and a great value