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Sam's Quik Shop

Not Rated.
Sam's Quik ShopSam's Quik Shop
BA SCORE
100
world-class

129 Ratings
Ratings: 129
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.66%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

1605 Erwin Rd
Durham, North Carolina, 27705-4619
United States
phone: (919) 286-4110

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Notes:
Formerly The Blue Light Restaurant.

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emottram

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7%

07-23-2014 10:56:14 | More by emottram
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firewater14


5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Thollos

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -7%

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struttinj

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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McAndrew

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Brewski

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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raleigh_blue

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -23.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Atmosphere: If you like run down establishments this place is for you. It doesn't smell good in here and there is virtually no place to stand during events. Sam's is a Durham landmark and John Boy's a pioneer, but lets not kid ourselves, the place has hipster grit and real life grit. It never looks clean and the bathrooms are just filthy.

Quality: I've had beers on tap here more than once that were infected or out of date and decaying (Lake Erie Monster last November) and after discussing with the staff and having them agree with me I find it still on a few days later. I really don't think the staff cares about much, certainly not quality.

Service: This is kind of the Ed Debevic's of the beer world, except the rudeness isn't schtick, it's just bad customer service.

Selection: Great selection. The only place in the Triangle that matches their ability to hold events with awesome hard to find beers is the Busy Bee.

Overall: The emperor wears no clothes. There are plenty of other places in RTP to spend your money, including the new Sam's bottle shop, which is head and shoulders above old Sam's, including a slightly friendlier staff.

06-06-2014 16:33:07 | More by raleigh_blue
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cbishopp

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-06-2014 04:15:25 | More by cbishopp
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-05-2014 02:24:30 | More by jtladner
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Sam's Quik Shop in Durham, NC
100 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.