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Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom

Tyler's Restaurant & TaproomTyler's Restaurant & Taproom

Taps: 60 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
$$ - reasonable

[ Bar, Eatery ]

324 Blackwell St
Ste 400
Durham, North Carolina, 27701-3600
United States
phone: (919) 433-0345

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tylerstaproom

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(Place added by: GCBrewingCo on 08-05-2005)
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Reviews by belgianjunkie:
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3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

A bunch of BA members went to the new, Durham location of Tyler's Taproom for the BA 9th anniversary celebration (arranged by afatty). This was also a celebration that only one week earlier, NC finally "popped the cap", finally allowing beers higher than 6% to be served. Good time at a good place.

The atmosphere is basically that of a large sports bar without the televisions. Two storey tall ceilings with visible airducts, large wooden support beams, and tile floors. Clean and not very noisy- at least for an afternoon session. A good looking, wood bar with leather sofas to the left (where we originally gathered), and the rest of the main area is filled with tables/chairs. Pretty nice bar atmosphere considering it's part of the old American Tobacco warehouse. The Speakeasy (down the hallway to the left) is similar in setting but offers billiard and dart entertainment as well. Lots of available private and on-street parking nearby, especially for a downtown area.

The service was mediocre, only because the bartender was brand-spankin' new and wasn't aware of such things like what particular glass to serve a bottled beer in (or to serve something like a hefty Three Philosophers in a glass at all- had to ask for one). She'll learn in time. But the waitstaff for lunch made up for the bartender's lack of knowledge and did a fine job.

The selection is great, as they offer approximately 50 beers on tap and plenty more in the bottles. Thanks to the new, "big beers" allowance they're already serving Chimay Red and Ommegang from the tap, Duval and Three Philosophers in the bottle, and promise that Maredsous 8 is on the way. They also feature a wide selection of craft and microbrew beers that vary with each visit (as told to me by the waitress). They also have most accompanying glassware for the beers they serve (most, though not all).

The food was better than usual for a bar restaurant. The burger I had was very tasty, as were the garlic fries that came with it. Perfect, meaty fare to go with the meaty beers I enjoyed there. All in all a great new place in the Raleigh/Durham area right next to the ballpark.

08-21-2005 13:33:22 | More by belgianjunkie
More User Reviews:
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-02-2014 18:35:31 | More by tdm168
Photo of Shawn25


4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2014 00:04:05 | More by Shawn25
Photo of flipdog0

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-18-2013 16:21:26 | More by flipdog0
Photo of begforme4484


4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

The atmosphere was nice and laid back. TVs showing various sports all around the bar area.

Quality was above average, I enjoyed everything I had there.

Service was really good. Orders were taken in a timely manner and the food/apps came out quick. Beer turnaround was also fairly quick, which is very nice.

The selection was great beer-wise. There were too many taps for me to count, and I had zero trouble finding something I've never had for my first. If you cannot find something you like on tap here, there is something wrong with you, lol.

Food was good, not great, but I enjoyed it. Afterall I did not come here for the food anyways.

If you're in the area stop by one of the 4(I think), you won't be disappointed.

09-09-2012 16:18:31 | More by begforme4484
Photo of VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Definitely the little brother, but they get all the bigger beers. Apex gets more Founders, but the Durham incarnation has the best pint nights. FBS, Duvel Single, etc. The food is Tylers, dcently priced decent food. The beer can get pricey if youre not careful. The first pint night I went to (Duvel) was 15 dollars for the beer and glass.

They have the best selection around, only competing with Milltown and the other Tylers. about 40 taps between the bar and speakeasy. Located in the Tobacco district in Durham, right next to the Durham Bulls' field.

12-06-2011 01:55:56 | More by VncentLIFE
Photo of fmccormi

New York

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

This is an awesome location of Tyler's. The tobacco warehouses by the ballpark offer some interesting venues for all of the different offices, restaurants, stores and other spaces inside them, and Tyler's is a great fit for them.

Things are spacious and well-lit enough, though the flipside of the tobacco warehouse coin is that things are a bit oddly arranged. Even so, the atmosphere is just fine and there's plenty of good outdoor seating if you prefer.

Service is fine. Not exceptional, but nothing bad about it, either. Never had any problems, so for that I'd say it's just above average.

Selection is pretty fantastic . . . this says they've got about 50 taps, which I believe, and they've got an interestingly wide-ranging bottle selection, including some gluten-free Green's for those of you who are intolerant. They get some limited distribution and short-run beers, too, which is great. I clearly recall having Brooklyn Blunderbuss Old Ale there, for example, and was very disappointed when I couldn't be there for a DFH-Randall night. They also have a lot of regional and local beer, like Fullsteam, which I think is great.

Food and price are in the same boat: both are pretty good. It's not dirt-cheap and they don't usually have great specials or anything, but it's definitely reasonable. Food is definitely good though. Not super-refined gastropub type fare, but very tasty, and of the "bar" variety: sandwiches, chili, burgers, fries, nachos, but also some nice, big salads, too.

Tyler's in the tobacco warehouses is awesome. Go there, and keep an eye out for anything special events they might have going on!

06-29-2011 00:44:13 | More by fmccormi
Photo of woolyb

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$

Located in an old tobacco factory/warehouse, with very high ceilings and exposed brick walls. There are two indoor areas, plus an outdoor beer garden which was made after NC banned smoking inside bars/restaurants. The far-side indoor section is more of a sportsbar atmosphere, with pool tables, video games, and several TVs...along with a bar along the wall.
The primary dining side has ample seating and is dimly lit, creating a nice, relaxed atmosphere. On a busy night (like a Durham Bulls game, or DPAC show) expect to wait to be seated. During the spring/summer Tyler's will have a large grill outside for quick burgers and sausages, plus a few choice beers. Best outdoor dining in durham, with views of man-made river and old Lucky Strike watertower.

The beer selection here is the best in the area...locals, regionals, seasonals, state-exclusives..it is all here. Extensive tap list, with all their drinks listed in a (usually) up-to-date large book. Beers on the list are separated by style for easy browsing. Seasonals and special selections even have their own section in the black book. Also, weekly pint nights. Large bottle selection, well beyond the typical restaurant selection

the food here is ok...upscale bar food, using some locally sourced items. The occasional chef's specials are good and sometimes creative, but the real reason for visiting is always the beer.

02-20-2011 19:54:29 | More by woolyb
Photo of barronkr

South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Location is the old tobacco factory, so I'm told, with high-ceiling brick walls and no televisions. Nice, convenient location. Visited after seeing a show at the DPAC.

Beer selection and quality were good, especially considering the reasonable prices. Nice selection of local and national beers; very good seasonal menu with >15 seasonal choices. I drank a Duck Rabbit Barleywine and a DF Head Palo Santo Marron, both reasonably priced.

Didn't try the food.

Overall good quality and good selection, check it out.

01-20-2011 05:37:28 | More by barronkr
Photo of lalarry2001

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 1 | $$

Great Beer Selection, served in the appropriate glass. Awful frozen, pre-cooked food. Some of the bartenders are very knowledge some, not so much. The wide selection of beers is second to none in the area. Not a great place to watch sports. Outside bar is nice. Some really great local and Belgian beers. The pint nights are really nice, with a keep the glass promo. The burgers seem to be not fresh.zels are the best thing on the food menu. Management is not real friendly, and the wait staff is like a fast food place.

07-20-2010 23:08:37 | More by lalarry2001
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Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom in Durham, NC
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