Sam's Quik Shop

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

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 ElGordo:
Photo of ElGordo
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%

Simply an awesome selection, especially considering that we're in a backwards, 6%-max state. Front of the store is really no different than any other convenience store in Durham. Junk food, sodas, etc. In addition to loads of beer, they sell out-of-town newspapers, cigars, and a lot of wine. Coolers are full of six packs from every microbrewery available here (saw today they just got Avery in stock). One cooler full of individual imports and micro 22oz bottles. Oftentimes have killer deals on certain beers, and case discounts, too, which is good, since regular prices are a bit high. Only reason for not getting a 5.0 on quality was the large amount of swill beer and kegs available for the frat boys at Duke down the street. Staff seemed fairly knowledgeable, not to mention some of the cooler people I've met since moving here from Oregon. By far the best selection in the city.

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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
4.51 out of 5 based on 158 ratings.
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