Sam's Quik Shop

Sam's Quik ShopSam's Quik Shop
Sam's Quik ShopSam's Quik Shop

1605 Erwin Rd
Durham, North Carolina, 27705-4619
United States

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Notes: Formerly The Blue Light Restaurant.
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Rated: 5 by Damilton5 from North Carolina

May 15, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by terry33 from Virginia

Apr 01, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Mar 28, 2018
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Reviewed by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5
The wife and I drove to Duke to check out the Nasher Museum of Art, and of course I had to stop at Sam’s Quik first (it is right across from campus anyways).

The store doesn’t look much, just a worn-out bottle shop in a strip mall, but they sure do have the goodies! A ton of North Carolina beers, European rarities, vintage Rodenbach, Omnipollo bottles, Big Bad Baptist… maybe a little confusing to navigate, but the employees are somewhat friendly.

They sold me a Prairie Pirate Bomb that someone had reserved and never picked up!
Also beer on tap for growler fills, mostly from North Carolina.
Jan 08, 2017
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Reviewed by rosmith51 from North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
Before anything else, their selection and social media presence are awesome. They do a great job of alerting "new in stock" items, specials, etc., and get a great selection of things.

The one thing holding them back is the vibe... take your typical snobby, arrogant, barista-wannabe-artist, crank it up a few notches and that describes a good chunk of the staff. It pains them when you ask questions... exasperated sighs and eye-rolls if you need anything other than to be rung up for a sale... and to be fair, it's not all of the staff, but it is about half.

Even with that said, they get everything in stock and are pretty conveniently located... just could do with less attitude.
Jan 06, 2017
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
i found this place on beer finder while looking for a local beer while in NC. The place is very easy to find has great local and hard to find beers. I will say they sell out of the hot new stuff quick, I was able to make a good trade with the owner prices are really good. This is a must stop if you are in the area.
Dec 20, 2016
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Reviewed by tbryant21 from North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Sam's looks like a rundown place, but don't let the appearances be deceiving. Sam's has the best inventory in the area and they usually are the first place to have items in stock including hard to find beers.
Apr 16, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Dec 02, 2015
Rated: 5 by katmandu72 from North Carolina

Nov 16, 2015
Rated: 4.9 by Bilco from Pennsylvania

Sep 04, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by helpingphriendlybook from Pennsylvania

Aug 31, 2015
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Rated by PaleCale from North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5
Great selection and well-curated draft list.
Jul 09, 2015
Rated: 4.61 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jun 19, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by winningwes91 from North Carolina

Jun 16, 2015
Rated: 4.77 by SFNC from North Carolina

Jun 14, 2015
Rated: 5 by Morockm from North Carolina

Apr 25, 2015
Rated: 4.62 by Macsimus from North Carolina

Feb 02, 2015
Rated: 4.71 by ljdrinksbeer from North Carolina

Jan 31, 2015
Rated: 4.76 by Ieatplates from North Carolina

Jan 22, 2015
Rated: 4.76 by Brewstradamus from West Virginia

Jan 14, 2015
Rated: 4 by Boomer4ES from North Carolina

Jan 09, 2015
Rated: 5 by MANix73 from Ohio

Nov 30, 2014
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Reviewed by msscott1973 from North Carolina

4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
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.
Nov 25, 2014
Rated: 4.66 by GrayWolf1766 from North Carolina

Nov 21, 2014
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Rated by Martyrob from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.9%
It's Sam's and they are definitely one of the best beer spots in NC and possibly the US.
Nov 20, 2014
Rated: 5 by Renegawam from North Carolina

Nov 09, 2014
Rated: 5 by crazyninjamaster from North Carolina

Sep 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Zimm from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Highbury09 from North Carolina

Aug 16, 2014
Rated: 5 by Myke

Aug 10, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by jak from North Carolina

Aug 01, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Jul 31, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by emottram from Massachusetts

Jul 23, 2014
Rated: 5 by firewater14 from North Carolina

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Thollos from North Carolina

Jul 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by woodchip from North Carolina

Jun 24, 2014
Rated: 5 by struttinj from North Carolina

Jun 21, 2014
Rated: 5 by McAndrew from North Carolina

Jun 08, 2014
Sam's Quik Shop in Durham, NC
Place rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 163 ratings