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Tyler's Taproom And Restaurant
Taps: 50 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
324 Blackwell Street, Suite 400
phone: (919) 433-0345
(Place added by: GCBrewingCo on 08-05-2005)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 45
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Great place. Our bartender was great we stayed there half the day and sampled about 20 beers each. Heidi was her name, but she came to any name we threw out. Carrie, Helga etc.... She was knowledgable and put on a great show.
atmosphere - great and love the location and area. It's a new bar but its done well. Rustic and charming.
quality- Food and beer was top notch
service- well our service was perfect and it looked like an efficeint bar overall
selection- Gosh they had like 80 plus on tap with no american macros at all.
food- we didn't eat much there but it looked great and the menu was creative.
value- very good
Actually one of the best bars I have been too.
10-20-2008 18:42:33 |
More by CampusCrew
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
As was stated, Tyler's is not adjacent to the ballpark, it is on the other side of an inner courtyard. There is a visible parking deck beside Tyler's so you could park there and walk right in no matter the weather.
Tylers is old warehouse space and I liked the vibe. Clean, fresh and industrial. The taps are well chosen and well laid out. Skip the beer menu in the book, it was so out of date that it did not appear that any beers were still on tap. The quality of the beers was very high as was everything. Every beer was served in a logo glass from the brewery of origin.
Our service was spot on. I'm not sure the what the waitresses name was, but she did a magnificent job. We were talking to some friends at an adjacent table and when walked around our conversation to bus tables and refill glasses or to take orders for another round.
Tyler's and the next door Speakeasy share 40 taps and then each bar has 10 taps that are all their own for a total of 60 taps. At the time of our visit the Tyler's side was a bit Avery heavy with about 6 taps. They had several Rogue as well, two XS and a John's Locker for sure. The Speakeasy was already too smoky for me at 5 pm to check out the drafts. For that reason, the average of the two joints for atmosphere is a 4.0. Tyler's gets a 5, the smoky Speakeasy earns a 3.
The food was very good. I had a soup of the day and the meatloaf. The soup was sausage, beer and white beans and extremely tasty. The meatloaf was two huge slabs. It was tough to eat it all. The other person in my party had the fish tacos. Everything was very, very good.
I'll go back, great food, great beer, great service and at least 1/2 the place has a great atmosphere.
10-13-2005 12:05:49 |
More by GCBrewingCo
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
This is my favorite place to go for beer. Most of the beer they serve is on tap, and the selection is outstanding. Plenty of local beer, lots of rotating taps, and occasional cask events. I always see new stuff here. I have seen bars with a bigger selection, but this beer menu is very well selected. That deserves extra points. Tap lines seem to be clean, and proper glassware is used. The service is outstanding. On my last trip, my server had several tables and still took time to talk beer with me. I found him to have BA level knowledge of his products. The food is pretty damn good - DO NOT pass up the garlic fries. I only gave the food a 4 because I would only give a 5 to the best food I have ever had. You won't be disappointed though no matter what you pick.
02-25-2010 17:55:56 |
More by NCBeernut
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
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
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Tyler's is close by the DBAP (Durham Bulls Athletic Park) and features a full-service bar with fantastic selections, wonderfully-friendly and attentive service, and a glass for each beer on the menu.
The food is pretty kickass, too. Deep-fried pretzels?! Holy cats!!! Nice Reuben sammich... fried crab bites (a touch oily) go perfectly with a dry-ass draft Gaffel.
Trained beer staff know about what they serve and what they personally like, and know well how to support serious beer drinkers and the Coors Light crowd alike, offering food and keeping water glasses full throughout the thirsty session that befell us. Can't say enough about the quality of service, even when the bar got pretty busy. If you're lucky enough to have Tony fill your glass, he's a real old-time pro, and you'll enjoy your visit even more, no doubt.
Great place to be when the Durham Bulls are NOT playing at home, as it gets loud and crowded with raucous drunkasses from the tailgating crew before and after the game.
Friendly, competent, and fun, this is one outstanding little pub. Only thing I can think of that might make it better is if it was next door to my house!
06-26-2008 02:11:35 |
More by cvstrickland
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
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
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped here on a Tuesday night and it was not crowded but it was active. It is a pretty big place situated within a retro/renovation project that seems to feature a number of college/yuppy eateries, cafes, and specialty shops along with numerous corporate offices. Look for the old Lucky Strike cigarette smoke stack that towers overhead of this renovated former factory right across from the Bulls stadium. Apparently it does get very busy throughout the week. It is a very clean, contemporary atmosphere with dining tables set up throughout the restaurant and bar area for relatively casual but respectable lunch and dinner settings. There are also quite a few tables set up outside the restaurant within the attractive courtyard/promenade that encompasses this general collection of businesses. I sat at the bar and had Nick as my barkeep. Nick had reasonable knowledge of the 20+ beers on tap and offered free tastes of anything I was curious about purchasing. Service was good including a fast turn around on my cheeseburger. The burger and garlic fries were plentiful & delicious, done perfectly (not overcooked). The selection of beers on tap included pretty much all quality micros and imports. I saw little or no evidence of any macros. Although I didn't try any bottled beers, their list included more of the same kind of stuff to complement the overall selection. I had a handful of different brews including some locals like Highlands Gaelic & Carolina Oktoberfest. Bell's Two Hearted and Terrapin's Rye Pale Ale were among my favorites but everything seemed plenty fresh, well poured and delicious. While they carried some micro standards like #9 and Dogfish 60 minute on tap, more of the selections were to me on the less common side. They offered four different sampler varieties which included an assortment of four different 4 oz. brews grouped loosely by type. There were adequate televisions for sports viewing and prices were very reasonable considering the general quality of the place and consumables. Nick did a great job, friendly and talkative, helpful and prompt. I was disappointed that of the two taps that were empty this night, one was Ska Brewing's Nut Brown Ale which I was looking forward to finally trying. Hopefully next time it will be flowing as I defintely look forward to more visits to this great place and recommend you try it out the next time you are in Durham. It's just a 3-4 block walk away from the Marriott Hotel in downtown Durham, just off exit 12 of Route 147.
10-01-2007 04:32:55 |
More by Durge
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
The girlfriend and I decided to try Tyler's Taproom after seeing what a marvelous selection of (NC) rare brews on-tap.
We went at around 2:00 in the afternoon on a sunday, so the atmosphere was a bit skewed. Still, with its tall ceilings and abundant craft-beer paraphenalia, I felt right at home. The waitstaff was friendly, and fairly knowledgeable about their beer.
Selection was amazing. Although it wasn't the most extensive I've seen in North Carolina (try Flying Saucer), it did have some uber-rare beers on tap (Kuhnhenn's Fourth Dementia, Rogue Hop Heaven 2007, etc...). The food was good, nothing truly exceptional, but if I lived in Durham I'd consider stopping by just to eat. The only problem I had w/ Tyler's is that everything was a bit too pricey. As a one-time deal, no doubt it's excellent. But making a habit out of visiting this pub is probably out of my price range.
12-16-2007 23:28:23 |
More by wagenvolks
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Headed over on Sunday night after a Bulls game, not sure what to expect and was instantly impressed. One side is an open, hardwood bar with lots of tables and fifty taps lined up against the wall. A few macros but mostly good stuff. I ordered a Maharajah from the friendly bartender, who insisted I try a sample of Bell's Hopslam as well. I was eyeing the Three Philosophers and several others and could have gone to town but had to drive an hour back so had to call it a night. The other side of the bar has another fifty taps (forty identical, ten different, for a total of sixty) and several pool tables, big screens and soft couches. Again, kind of limited in what we could do on a Sunday night but worth remembering as a place of quality.
I thought the prices were reasonable for what you get and the food looked good but we were already stuffed from the nearby Mellow Mushroom. Also, as I already mentioned, the bartender was outgoing and very knowledgable. I thought this place real well done across the board and am definitely looking forward to going back soon.
04-13-2007 03:47:59 |
More by daliandragon
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