Fullsteam Brewery

Fullsteam BreweryFullsteam Brewery
Fullsteam BreweryFullsteam Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

726 Rigsbee Ave
Durham, North Carolina, 27701
United States

(919) 682-2337 | map
fullsteam.ag

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.8
Beers:
48
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
1,068
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.1
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
69
pDev:
10.24%
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 69
Reviews by dirtylou:
Photo of dirtylou
4.06/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Worth the trip to Dirty-D

This place was absolutely rocking on the Friday after x-mas. A full house inside a dumpling truck slinging product outside the front door.

Fullsteam's beers are all solid, but not outstanding. I was disappointed they weren't pouring either of their primary winter releases; fruitcake or the BB imperial stout.

They had 8-10 of their own taps and a dozen or so NC guests, but nothing really standout. Tap selection will obviously vary, but it was a tad disappointing this time around.

All that said, I left happy. Cool place with an energetic vibe.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BullCitySpartan
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This brewery is located in a section of Durham that's gentrifying into a great location. There are lots of new apartments and restaurants within easy walking distance. The brewery itself serves a good selection of beers in the tasting room and there is a large adjacent room with picnic tables stocked with table games. They serve food in the evenings. The beers range for so-so to quite good and the staff is friendly and accommodating. Overall, it's a nice experience.

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Photo of RobDB
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of beerrat
4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of seanchai
4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Piccholo01
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Beautiful brewery in the seemingly hipster area of Durham. Great space with ample, sun-filled seating, a stage for live music and a long bar, separated by a wall. Sleek design overall.

The friendly, bearded hipster was happy to recommend beers. I was looking forward to Fullsteam’s barrel-aged beers, but they had an event called “Fellowship of the IPA” with 15 North Carolina IPA’s so that was it, all IPA's that day. Judging by the nine house beers on tap, you can tell that this brewery does not make average beers! Ginger pale ale, Persimmon saison, “Coffee is for Closers” nitro…

Definitely a great stop in the Triangle area.

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Photo of qcbrewer
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of brother_rebus
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wfumed2
4.84/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great atmosphere. One of my favorite breweries in North Carolina. Lots of long tables. Board games. Pinball. Table Tennis. Almost always a food truck or two outside. Always a good selection on draft. Highly Recommended.

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Photo of Danielr26
4.51/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of walkinginplace
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of ha-sheem
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of NateDyk47
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Fullsteam Brewery is a fun place with a pretty nice atmosphere. Service was exceptional and all of the beers were good (although none of the flight of 5 we tried were great). I definitely recommend going here if you're in town.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

The place has multiple rooms with games in some. Bar is enclosed in an air condition room. Bartender was friendly and very knowledgeable about beers. I had a flight of five beers and enjoyed all of them. I would have stayed longer but was on a schedule. Parking is a bit of a pain as there is no lot and street parking can fill up quickly.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in on a Friday afternoon after eating at The Pit next door. The tap room had probably been open for about 1/2 an hour when we arrived. I had the flight which was a little on thepricey side but they are good sized at 5oz and you get 5 selections. One nice touch is the paddle which is cut in the shape of North Carolina. Very friendly staff and you can purchase bombers to go. Multiple rooms, really allow you to spread out and not feel confined, although only the tap room itself was air conditioned. The game room, with a Lethal Weapon 3 pinball machine, had a huge industrial fan to keep it comfortable. Check it out.

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Photo of InspectorBob
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of NCbeerfan138
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Macsimus
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Boomer4ES
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC
Brewery rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1068 ratings