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Sam's Quik Shop

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109 Reviews
Reviews: 109
Visits: 154
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

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Formerly The Blue Light Restaurant.
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Reviews: 109 | Visits: 154
Reviews by Strix:
Photo of Strix
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%

Are you kidding me? My jaw just dropped when I walked into this place. Looks like a run-down gas station from the outside, but inside, hands-down the best beer selection I've seen in NC. I won't go into brands, as others already have, but basically every beer from the eastern US was here, as well as local NC specialties, and plenty of German, Belgian and other foreign beers. They are also cool with you breaking six-packs. As the guy at the counter chuckled, I basically made a 30-dollar six pack, with legendary stuff I've never seen in person, but have heard of. Definitely 5-star selection here. (601 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of helpingphriendlybook
4.44/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of PaleCale
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Great selection and well-curated draft list. (44 characters)

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of winningwes91
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SFNC
4.77/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Morockm
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of GoldenArms
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

I think you have to be a hipster to work here. Besides an abundance of hipsters, the place is cool. (100 characters)

Photo of Macsimus
4.62/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.71/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Ieatplates
4.76/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.76/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Boomer4ES
4/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Photo of MANix73
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of msscott1973
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

If a beer is available in NC, this place is going to have it. Their inventory is amazing. The place is basically a dive, but the amount of bottles/cans that they have jammed in there is impressive. The atmosphere and customer service is a notch below their other location, but that isn't a slight on them by any means. (318 characters)

Photo of GrayWolf1766
4.66/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Martyrob
5/5  rDev +10.4%

It's Sam's and they are definitely one of the best beer spots in NC and possibly the US. (89 characters)

Photo of Renegawam
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of ennissthemenace
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of crazyninjamaster
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Zimm
3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Highbury09
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Myke
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of jak
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Mewainwr
5/5  rDev +10.4%

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Sam's Quik Shop in Durham, NC
99 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.