Must-Try Spots in Durham

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1. Durham Distillery

Durham Distillery is home to award winning Conniption gins, cold distilled cucumber vodka, and decadent Damn Fine liqueurs. They were even named the No. 3 Craft Gin Distillery in the US by USA Today! Their tours are perfect for date nights or just a fun evening with friends!

You can get 50% off distillery tours with your Shop Durham card!

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2. Alley Twenty Six

Alley Twenty Six is a beautiful cocktail bar and restaurant that features upscale food and cocktail pairings. They’re an award-winning Durham favorite.

Go to for a round of ‘Best of the Bull’ cocktails! Available only with your Shop Durham card. They will all showcase, local (or NC state) spirits and local ingredients, grown or foraged. They will be showcasing interesting ingredients that there isn’t an abundant supply of, so the offering will change often. Best of the Bull cocktails will be $10.

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3. Cocoa Cinnamon

Voted the best coffee shop in Durham County by Indy Week, Cocoa Cinnamon has 3 Bull City locations and each has their own unique character.

Buy a bag of 4th Dimension Coffee and get a free prepared drink from the menu with your Shop Durham card.

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4. Honeygirl Meadery

Honeygirl Meadery is a small production meadery located in downtown Durham. Their meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all natural ingredients, everything is produced and bottled on site! Stop by on the weekends for a tasting!

10% off $20 or more with your Shop Durham card.

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5. Back Twig Cider House

Black Twig Cider House is the first of its kind in the Southeast to offer over 60-80 different varieties of cider, both on draft and bottled and the only indoor txotx in the United States.

The txotx is the barrel that holds the local Spanish cider. The cider is naturally still, but the act of catching it in your glass gives it a refreshing temporary effervescence. When someone in the room yells, “Txotx!,” everyone gathers around the barrel with their glass, taking turns catching about 3 oz of cider, and then toasting together before drinking the cider in unison. Txotx!

Get $8 off purchase of $40 or more with your Shop Durham card.

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6. Durty Bull Brewing

Old world brewing techniques blended with creativity and passion, Durty Bull Brewing Company is a 15-barrel craft brewery and tasting room specializing in barrel aged and sour beers as well as other unconventional offerings.

Get 10% off their awesome merchandise with your Shop Durham Card!

7. Pour Taproom

Pour Taproom Durham is a pay-by-the-ounce taproom where you can pour your own drink from a selection of 60+ taps of the finest of craft brews, ciders and wines from the Triangle, and other awesome beer hubs far and wide.

Get $5 off $40 or more with your Shop Durham card!