Sam's Quik Shop

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99
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110 Reviews
Sam's Quik ShopSam's Quik Shop
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

(919) 286-4110 | map
www.samsquikshop.com

Notes:
Formerly The Blue Light Restaurant.

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PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
158
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
6.21%
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Reviews: 110 | Ratings: 158
Reviews by CBlack85:
Photo of CBlack85
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

The somewhat plain exterior of this place does nothing to even hint at the phenomenal selection of beer inside.

Once you step inside you will find a huge selection of craft beer. All of the larger craft breweries were well represented (DFH, Anchor, Brooklyn, Stone, Sierra Nevada, etc...), and they have a very respectable selection of Belgian, German, and English beers. They also have a terrific selection of NC beers; Duck Rabbit, Aviator, Mash House, Big Boss, Natty Greens, etc..., all at very reasonable prices.

I love the fact that they are willing to break up sixers to sell singles. The sales staff were friendly and helpful, and quick to offer suggestions based on the beers that I already had in my hands.

If I had a little more time, I could have easily spent an hour in here looking over all of the available options, and with the laid back vibe of the place, I would have felt comfortable doing so. Really a top notch place.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryant21
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of VeganUndead
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of katmandu72
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Bilco
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of helpingphriendlybook
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of PaleCale
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Great selection and well-curated draft list.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of winningwes91
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SFNC
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Morockm
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of GoldenArms
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of Macsimus
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Ieatplates
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Boomer4ES
4/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Photo of MANix73
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of msscott1973
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of GrayWolf1766
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Martyrob
5/5  rDev +10.9%

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

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Photo of Renegawam
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of ennissthemenace
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of crazyninjamaster
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Zimm
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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Sam's Quik Shop in Durham, NC
99 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.
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