Tyler's Taproom And Restaurant
Taps: 50 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
this place is in a converted factory in the Lucky Strike tobacco complex in downtown Durham, brick on the walls and cavernous interior. very high and open ceilings make it a bit noisy when the place is cranking but the energy level is uplifting. very long bar faces the 60+ beer taps and the selection is outstanding while the prices put a smile on your face. the beer menu is most helpful. food is southern recipes (first time I had fried pickles) and very well prepared. this is on my must visit list when back in the area on business.
03-25-2009 19:33:18 | More by Pondfish
4.22/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I was lucky enough to be employed at Tyler's Durham location during the summer months before it actually opened and for a brief time thereafter (before relocating to Charlotte). It just so happened that Pop The Cap was passed during that time, putting me in one of the best positions around. I try to get back to Tyler's every time I'm in town (which isn't as often as I'd like), just to see what's new on the approximately 50 taps. For selection there's only The Flying Saucer for comparison, but you don't have to suffer the smoke and noise at Tyler's. My latest visit left me with the same conclusion I'd developed years ago:
Tyler's is the best place to drink beer in Durham.
02-02-2009 20:08:11 | More by oldhippie247
4.78/5 rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Me and a friend visited Tyler's on a recent weekend beer tour in the area.
We hit Tyler's around 1pm and stayed for several brews. I ordered the nachos and they were very good!! Our bartender (I wish I remembered her name) was great!! Very knowledgeable on her beers and was more than happy to provide free samples.
I really wish we could have a Tylers in Charlotte, it's the first bar I have ever visited that I received the beer I ordered in the glass made by the brewer.
Loved it and can't wait to go back.
12-24-2008 07:17:18 | More by unionturf
4.75/5 rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Great place. Our bartender was great we stayed there half the day and sampled about 20 beers each. Heidi was her name, but she came to any name we threw out. Carrie, Helga etc.... She was knowledgable and put on a great show.
atmosphere - great and love the location and area. It's a new bar but its done well. Rustic and charming.
quality- Food and beer was top notch
service- well our service was perfect and it looked like an efficeint bar overall
selection- Gosh they had like 80 plus on tap with no american macros at all.
food- we didn't eat much there but it looked great and the menu was creative.
value- very good
Actually one of the best bars I have been too.
10-20-2008 18:42:33 | More by CampusCrew
4.22/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in before nad after the World Beer Festival in Durham. As it is noted, the place is across the street in an old tobacco warehouse area. The big brick structure welcomes you to the facility, it is big and open there are actually 2 bars dispensing many many drafts. If I wasn't drinking, I could have counted, many hard to get and even some obscure drafts were pouring that weekend due to the festival. After the festival, place was too busy too get a drink in but previously beer was served well, and tasted well taken care of.
10-17-2008 15:02:11 | More by jimbotrost
4.6/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Spent a few hours at Tyler's before the ballgame on Friday. The atmosphere is renovated industrial--really tall ceilings, wood panelling, exposed brick, and with a great outdoor seating area. There is a dining room, and the "speakeasy" which is just a bar area. All taps available on both sides. The speakeasy had a bunch of pool tables, a few foozball tables, some nice seating areas with leather couches, a couple of tvs, small standing only mini bars and a few scattered tables. The outdoor area looks out on a nice lawn with a designed stream running through it. Once I got up to the bar, the atmosphere was forgotten. Over 40 taps! I had lloked at the menu online before heading over, so I was mostly prepared. I was really impressed with their rotating selection. There were local breweries featured right alongside the more popular craft beers. The staff seemed knowledgable and very professional. One let my friend sample 4 beers and gave suggestions of similiar beers when he told her a few he enjoyed. Each beer was served in a glass from the brewery as mentioned by other reviewers, with the exceptions (some of the small local breweries which I assume do not have their own glassware) served in house pint glasses. Even though this place is about 25 minutes from me, I look forward to spending a night there about once a month. It was a great experience all around.
08-04-2008 14:10:46 | More by smerkinb
4.3/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I was pretty happy here. About 50 beers on tap, and a ton more in bottles, and many of them are quality brews. I had the Rogue Locker Stock, which turned out to be Yellow Snow Ale (aka. Juniper Ale). One side is set up as a restaurant, and the other side is set up with pool tables and foosball tables. My burger tasted great and the waitress was attentive and seemed pretty knowledgeable about beer. Food came quick - we were there during a baseball game and the place was fairly empty. Another fun thing was that they served all the beer in glasses with the brewery's logo on it. I will definitely be back.
07-09-2008 03:35:25 | More by Strix
4.18/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My first time visiting Tyler's I had been looking forward to it for some time,located close to the Durham Bulls stadium it was a little hectic downtown with a 7:30 game about to start but we managed a good free parking spot.The place was just absolutely packed with people getting in some pre drinkin and dinner before the game,the very long bar had to open spots on the end that we grabbed.Seeing the taps go from one end of the bar to the other was an awesome site and the fact they have a Brooklyn Brewery account as well as the Rogue John's Locker stock tap something I missed having again down here was great as well.I had a Brooklynator Doppelbock as well as Tommyknocker Impy Brown,and Rogue Yellow Snow ale, my wife had an Ephimere.The fried pickles were the best I have had not overly salty and or mushy,we also had the brewers pretzels wich were good as well.After being over in the Triangle and seeing places like Tylers thriving it makes me wonder why Greensboro doesnt even try to get better beer bars in town.
07-03-2008 23:02:55 | More by oberon
4.58/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Tyler's is close by the DBAP (Durham Bulls Athletic Park) and features a full-service bar with fantastic selections, wonderfully-friendly and attentive service, and a glass for each beer on the menu.
The food is pretty kickass, too. Deep-fried pretzels?! Holy cats!!! Nice Reuben sammich... fried crab bites (a touch oily) go perfectly with a dry-ass draft Gaffel.
Trained beer staff know about what they serve and what they personally like, and know well how to support serious beer drinkers and the Coors Light crowd alike, offering food and keeping water glasses full throughout the thirsty session that befell us. Can't say enough about the quality of service, even when the bar got pretty busy. If you're lucky enough to have Tony fill your glass, he's a real old-time pro, and you'll enjoy your visit even more, no doubt.
Great place to be when the Durham Bulls are NOT playing at home, as it gets loud and crowded with raucous drunkasses from the tailgating crew before and after the game.
Friendly, competent, and fun, this is one outstanding little pub. Only thing I can think of that might make it better is if it was next door to my house!
06-26-2008 02:11:35 | More by cvstrickland
4.55/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Great place, especially considering it is right by the Durham Bulls ballpark - whih is when I enjoy this joint.
A - Busy, but not packed since there is plenty of space. The restaurant bar area could get cramped, but the Speakeasy in back is nice and open with TVs and pool tables. Great outdoor seating when the weather is nice.
Q - Lots of great beers and a big selection of rotating features. More detail below in the other categories
S - Never head a problem having to wait too long for anything here. Maybe it is the time I have arrived, but I have been seated and served fairly quickly usually
S - Huge beer list - dozens - and, like I said, lots of rotating features. Menu is divided up into types of beer, which is helpful. It's fun to look at all the tap handles and wing it based on that
F - Burgers are fantastic, as is the french dip and pulled pork. Garlic fries are excellent
V - Food is reasonably priced - $7-$14 for most items. Beer is reasonable also, many good selections at $4 or less a pint. Only drawback is after games when it is more crowded, I think they resort to smaller plastic cups rather than glasses
06-23-2008 00:10:25 | More by mantupeht
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Tyler's Taproom And Restaurant in Durham, NC
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