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The Glass Jug Beer Lab

4.7

5410 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 813-0135
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Photo of peter bohlen peter bohlen
Jun 24, 2019 5

Super knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great place to hang out and play some games while enjoying a great brew.

Photo of Daniel Englebretson Daniel Englebretson
Mar 18, 2019 5

Awesome spot, with excellent options. I am a huge fan of the growlers to go. I pick up a few of these every month. There is a beer store, a bar, and a patio out back. A lot more space than what it looks like on the outside.Pro tip: if you like this place, check out Barrel Culture a couple of min up the road. I am partial to the glass jug, but Barrel Culture is close by and worth a try.

Photo of A Google User A Google User
Mar 18, 2019 4

Fairly small bar and bottle shop. Best reason to come is their own beers, brewed on site. Love their sours! Seating at the bar is limited but there is outdoor seating in front and back. Various events during the week (like food trucks and trivia) and some games round out the entertainment. Beware of parking lot pot holes!

Photo of TANNER BAXLEY TANNER BAXLEY
May 31, 2019 5

This place is becoming a regular go to spot after work with friends. The staff is nice and even provides gear for corn hole if you’re interested. Their rotating beers are good and they have some solid can choices in the fridge at reasonable prices.

Photo of Millie Pantaloons Millie Pantaloons
May 22, 2019 5

Glass Jug is hands down the best craft beer establishment in south Durham. Drafts (including beer brewed there), retail selection, staff, atmosphere...all top notch. They have stellar tap takeovers and fun events regularly. (Trivia, food trucks, themed events ect.) Spacious back patio with picnic tables that is perfect on a summer evening. Or any beautiful day for that matter. The atrium is also a cool area to view the brewery side of the building and is great for a large get together or party. Staff is super knowledgeable, friendly, easy to chat with. The owners, Katy and Chris are the sweetest people. You can tell they genuinely care about the beer community, their customers and their staff. Highly recommend this place if you are looking for awesome beer with a chill vibe. Love love love.

Photo of Amol Soman Amol Soman
May 31, 2019 5

I LOVE THIS PLACE. Not only do they have their own awesome brews but they also have a pretty well stocked bottle shop. This is such a nice place to kick back one afternoon and grab beers with your friends. They allow you to bring food from neighboring stores and you have a wide variety of options to choose from

Photo of Susan Jennings Susan Jennings
Jan 30, 2021 5

This place is great! I went here with my sister and nephew. My sister got a light lager and she really enjoyed it. I don’t drink alcohol so I got a CBD sparkling water and it was delicious. The bartender was very friendly and helpful. They had a very wide selection of drinks. The atmosphere is super cool as well.

Photo of Kirk Chandler Kirk Chandler
Jan 5, 2021 5

The Glass Jug is a one-of-a-kind taproom, the best I've been to yet. The selection is top notch, and it's really cool they make their own beer! The atmosphere there is very welcoming, creative, a unique in its own way. I definitely highly recommend them to all of my friends and family. SUPPORT LOCAL!

Photo of Alex Hagle Alex Hagle
Nov 27, 2020 5

Wonderful atmosphere and great selections of beverages. Highly recommended for a quick visit and sit outside enjoying a drink.

Photo of Zachary Solomon Zachary Solomon
Sep 14, 2020 5

What a great place. Very affordable craft beer. If it’s your first time, I doesn’t look like a brewery from the street, but it is and most of the seating is outback.They always have something going on, and their rotating draft list is great. About 1/3 of the beers they offer and their own, the rest seem to be a collection of local-ish beers.

Photo of Jason Lazarus Jason Lazarus
Mar 18, 2019 4

Fairly small bar and bottle shop. Best reason to come is their own beers, brewed on site. Love their sours!Seating at the bar is limited but there is outdoor seating in front and back. Various events during the week (like food trucks and trivia) and some games round out the entertainment.Beware of parking lot pot holes!

Photo of ryan holbrook ryan holbrook
Sep 4, 2020 5

Always a great place to go and have good craft beer! Lots of summer events as well

Photo of Dillon Huegen Dillon Huegen
Sep 5, 2020 5

Best brewery in Durham. Any beer they make is absolute perfection. Also, their beer garden is a great place to grab a beer on a nice afternoon.

Photo of A Google User A Google User
Sep 14, 2020 5

What a great place. Very affordable craft beer. If it’s your first time, I doesn’t look like a brewery from the street, but it is and most of the seating is outback. They always have something going on, and their rotating draft list is great. About 1/3 of the beers they offer and their own, the rest seem to be a collection of local-ish beers.

Photo of Victor Hammons Victor Hammons
Sep 9, 2020 5

Amazing‼️ I'm glad I finally came and the Customer Service, Selections, Atmosphere, etc., are all awesome‼️

Photo of Paul Cray Paul Cray
Jan 20, 2018 5

Quality beer selection. They have a lot of fun events here on the weekends. It has a few tables for sitting and drinking draft. The bartenders here are really friendly and helpful! There are quite a few coolers with pre-chilled beer, ready to go. The prices are on par with a typical beer store. It has a really relaxed and laid back atmosphere. If you're down for a low key weekend, this is a great place to spend a couple of hours.

Photo of Stephen Ferguson Stephen Ferguson
Aug 23, 2020 5

The Glass Jug Beer Lab has a really nice outdoor area to enjoy these late summer nights. And they have live music, too. It's very family friendly; I enjoy watching the kids play while their parents sit back and relax.

Photo of Evan Frazer Evan Frazer
Jul 24, 2020 5

Love this place! Always such an incredible variety and selection. Great events, activities, and food trucks throughout the year.

Photo of Oriana So Oriana So
Jun 22, 2020 5

Awesome beers and selections! Indoor and outdoor seating!

Photo of Brandy Bateman Brandy Bateman
Apr 29, 2019 5

The glass jug is a great spot for a quick drink after work. It is conveniently located near RTP and my favorite place for happy hour.

Photo of Samantha Reid Samantha Reid
Mar 8, 2020 5

The Glass Jug is cool because they are both a microbrewery and a bottle shop, so you don't ever feel like they are forcing their brews on you. That being said, the Raspberry Pi sour if theirs I had was very tasty! The staff were all very friendly towards me and my dog (and gave her several treats). They have a nice outdoor area behind the store to sit at that is nice and secluded from the hustle and bustle of the shopping center. A great place to relax for a while!

Photo of Chelsea Nixon Chelsea Nixon
Feb 20, 2020 5

Always a great selection and great environment. Love the events they host as well.

Photo of Sarah Chittenden Sarah Chittenden
Dec 8, 2019 5

Great location nd selection of take home beers as well as beers on draft. There is a nice area for sitting and hanging out as well. Prices are on par with the market and parking is very easy in this shopping center. Gets busy after work and on the weekends.

Photo of Sal Syed Sal Syed
Nov 20, 2019 4

Fancy beer, nice atmosphere, but you have to be into the craft beer scene to fully enjoy it. They have a small shop where you can buy craft beers which is pretty cool to check out. The outside seating is also nice during the Fall or cool summer evening.

Photo of ljw sin ljw sin
Sep 3, 2019 5

Friendly and helpful service. We really enjoyed the beer. Hello from Michigan!

Photo of Mark Easley Mark Easley
Apr 8, 2022 5

Surprisingly good local pour house. Gets a good crowd of folks for chill vibes. Lots of outdoor space in front or out back.

Photo of John Casale John Casale
Apr 13, 2022 5

Incredible selection and rotating taps make this establishment my go-to for fine beer! Their weekly trivia night on Wednesdays is a ton of fun. Come on out, I'll more than likely be there! This place ages like a fine wine. 5+ years later and it's even better.

Photo of Kahlil Crawford Kahlil Crawford
Mar 30, 2022 5

Great place w/super-friendly/helpful staff that helped me build a diverse case of regional biers to share w/my family for the holidays

Photo of eric johnson eric johnson
Dec 9, 2021 5

Great local bottles shop with a great selection of beer and people. The downtown location is a great new location to get a taste you their great brew.

Photo of James Mackintosh James Mackintosh
Feb 6, 2022 5

A great spot to grab a beer - or a non alcoholic drink too, good selection - and hang out, eat brunch, etc. Nice beer garden, great bottle selection, and my favorite part is when I can come in on Sundays and jam out to some Ska music.

Photo of John Casale John Casale
Feb 9, 2022 5

Incredible selection and rotating taps make this establishment my go-to for fine beer! Their weekly trivia night on Wednesdays is a ton of fun. Come on out, I'll more than likely be there!

Photo of Meghan Reid Meghan Reid
Feb 22, 2022 5

My go-to brewery recommendation close to me. Great beer selection on tap as well as sold in their bottle shop. The back patio has beautiful murals, lots of seating, and even space heaters in the winter. Trivia is a lot of fun too!

Photo of Bryce Jamison Bryce Jamison
Apr 16, 2022 5

The Glass Jug is a great little bar right in the heart or RTP. They're not huge, but they have outdoor seating in front and out back. The beer was pretty good, especially the sours, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They were having trivia when I was the, so I assume they have other regular similar events. I didn't check it out, but they had an extensive selection of take home beers for purchase too.

Photo of Kristine Haigh Kristine Haigh
Jun 6, 2022 5

There is always a great cider (or two) on tap. The back and front yards have plenty of seating, the backyard is reserved for non-smokers and has a beautiful mural painted on the back of the building which makes for such a cool viewing experience! We love this place and come here all the time. Dog friendly outdoors. Usually a food truck. Snacks inside. Can bring in food from other places.

Photo of Jason B Jason B
Aug 2, 2022 5

Great bottle shop with really nice staff and good beers on tap. Big fan of their IPAs and the ladies loved the slushy drinks. The back patio is big and dog friendly. Dogs can go inside to order but not allowed to stay so might have to wait until Fall to go back with the summer heat.

Photo of Stephanie Miller Stephanie Miller
Jan 3, 2022 5

One of my favorite places to go when in Durham. Nice seating area outside when the weather is nice and room inside when it isn't. Good selection of beers they have crafted and others.

Photo of Andrés Chaves Andrés Chaves
Oct 18, 2021 5

Nice place, good product.  The Glass Jug, beer lab is a nice place, plenty of space to have nice moments. They have three zones: In front, some tables with roofs zone; inside, with board games and, the patio, a zone plenty of tables, nice paintings, just to enjoy the weather outdoors. The beer is really nice. I tried the Hunting Wabbits (Tested like carrot cake, with cinnamon some spices, delicious perfect for fall) and the Cranberry Cinnamon (Gose, drier, delicious). The attention is really nice, the staff are really connoisseur of the product they can guide you in the experience. This place is a must-go in your North Carolina beer culture.