Sam's Quik Shop

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Sam's Quik ShopSam's Quik Shop
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109 Reviews
Reviews: 109
Visits: 153
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: n/a
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1605 Erwin Rd
Durham, North Carolina, 27705-4619
United States
phone: (919) 286-4110

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Formerly The Blue Light Restaurant.
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Reviews: 109 | Visits: 153
Reviews by cvstrickland:
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4.65/5  rDev +2.6%

It looked like a gas station, and then I walked in and the Heavenly Chorus cranked up. I wandered around the seemingly endless collection of beers for forty-five minutes, and never even got to the wine or the cigars.

Awesome selection, super that all bottles are for sale individually, (except ones you'd have to destroy the package to get at, e.g. Abita) with casually-cordial service that's happy to chat if you wish, but will leave you be and let you explore without pressure.

106.65 miles from my place to Sam's... but it's worth a road trip, even these days with gas prices what they are. (596 characters)

More User Reviews:
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%

Photo of lupercmda
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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