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Tyler's Taproom And Restaurant
Taps: 50 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
324 Blackwell Street, Suite 400
phone: (919) 433-0345
(Place added by: GCBrewingCo on 08-05-2005)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 45
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Atmos-Cool looking place across from the ball park. Nice brick and semi industrial look. Nice comforatable barstools. Had some sofs off to one side for loungin' nice. Billiards in the back, but I didn't go back there. The only thing I didn't like about the design of the place was the large columns at the bar between which only three barstools fit. Three of went in and there were no three seats betwen columns available, so one of us was ont he other side nearly cut off from the other two.
Q-Each of the 50 taps had a shelf beneath where glassware resided. Each beer was poured into the proper glass most with the brewery logo on it.
Service-Went two nights in a row, 1st night bartender was extremely knowledgeble and friendly. He chated with us bout beer whenever he wasn't pouring beer. 2nd night-this bartender was knowledgble enough but not as good as 1st guy. Also not as chatty, lessening the experience a little
food- burger was awsome, apps were good to
Value, beer prices were okay, a touch high. Food prices were alittle high but they do run the gamut from sandwiches to steaks and seafood, so you get find value on the food menu
03-02-2007 18:53:20 |
More by jackorain
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Visited for the first time Wednesday night with my friends. We made sure to get there well before the Duke/Carolina game. This night was a random keep the glass night, buy a Dogfish 60min and keep whatever glass they bring it in. My friend and I each got a somewhat faded Young's Double Chocolate glass. The food was a little on the pricey side, but was very good for a beer bar. Selection was not quite up to Flying Saucer standards, but certainly the next best thing in the Triangle. Pretty cool little place. Will definitely come back in the summer and sit outside, perhaps before taking in a Bulls game.
02-09-2007 17:05:49 |
More by atsprings
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited Tyler's for the first time this past Saturday night (Dec. 30). My wife and I were a little concerned that it may a little busy, due to the date's proximity to New Year's Day, but that wasn't an issue. We arrived around 8pm, and the place was about 3/4 full. It wasn't too loud, the waitress was pleasant and very helpful, and the beer selection was pretty incredible, both draft and bottled. The food was basically pub-grub and average in terms of quality; it certainly wasn't bad or disappointing.
As for beer, I had three interesting selections: Foothills Brewing Co.'s Festive India Brown Ale, DFH's Burton Baton, and Maredsous 10 for dessert. All were served in their respective brewer's signature glasses, and each was served at the appropriate temperature for it's style. There are so many selections on the beer menu that I'll have to return time and time again to get through them all.
I highly recommend this taproom for those interested in trying new selections and looking for a nice place to hang out for a little while.
01-03-2007 22:58:30 |
More by CWiggins
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
A fucking great beer bar. Located in the old tobacco district in durham, this place is a must try for area and visiting beer aficionados. This place has a warm and inviting feel to it and the staff are fairly knowledgeable about beer. The menu, while not exciting is diverse enough to satisfy most and the quality of the food is very good. The beer selection is not huge but is extremely well chosen, and i doubt anyone would have trouble finding something worthwhile to drink. There are like 30 taps in the main restaurant, including some obscure belgians, seasonal micro's and a small but well picked and diverse local selection. On my most recent visit, they had sierra nevada harvest and celebration, Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter, Avery the Kaiser and Old Jubilation, and many more excellent seasonals. As a whole this is probably the best beer bar in the triangle, other places may have better selection but shitty food (aka flying saucer). Highly Recommended
11-19-2006 06:05:16 |
More by silver0rlead
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited this place for some dinner and beer on a Friday night. Its located in the old Lucky Strikes factory, a very nicely renovated building with its entrance on a beautiful courtyard-like area featuring a watertower and a manmade stream. This would be a great place to sit outside in the summer and enjoy a few beers. Inside is a tall, open restaurant atmosphere - large wooden columns and beams and an exposed duct system...classy but very casual. Tasteful breweriana on the walls. We were seated immediately in a booth near the center of the room and were provided with menus and a book of the beer offerings. Very nice selection here...one page of maybe 20 seasonal brews and the rest were organized by style. Flights of five samples were also offered for $7 a piece in various groups (hoppy, dark, Belgian, Rogue, local). Good food menu too: tasty, large portions, and reasonable prices.
There is another room in the back, the Speakeasy, that seems to be more of a bar-like atmosphere...pool tables, big tv, comfortable couches, and the same tap line-up.
I liked this place a lot. Fifty or sixty quality taps, good food, enjoyable location...what's not to love?
10-15-2006 18:44:52 |
More by wedge
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Just visited Tyler's (The Speakeasy part) for the recent Sunday Night Football Steelers Chargers game, and I really enjoyed the experience. I'd like to visit more of this area, where many of the old Tobacco warehouses have been converted into newer places, while the old atmosphere, lots of brick, and high ceilings are still providing a nice place to hang out.
I don't know exactly how many taps there are, but there are certainly a lot (maybe around 40 or more). There's a nice, fairly-detailed menu talking about all the wines and beers. And I think there's even a newer one which is updated that has the rotating taps on there. Seems like many of them are staples, but stuff like Avery's Kaiser and the DFH Punkin' Ale are obviously nice rotating brews.
There are two hi-def TVs behind the bar, and there are two in the corner, with a screen projected in the back also. There was baseball and football, which was nice for those watching the former also.
With the high ceilings it also wasn't smokey at all, nice for consuming good beer without all the haze in the room.
A comfortable place, with lots of room, lots of good beer, and is a good place to go with multiple folks. The tap presentation is really nice too, and many of them are obviously readable from the bar, which makes the choice even harder. I'm looking forward to going there again on my next to trip Durham.
10-10-2006 04:24:25 |
More by asabreed
vibe: 4 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | $$$
My wife and I decided to try Tyler's after a Bulls game. May as well wait for the parking deck to clear while drinking a pint. No such luck. If you just want a beer, you should go elsewhere.
The first time we waited a long time while 2 wait staff ignored us. I finally went to the bar since the bartender would not come to us. He filled our pint glasses with no chatter. I tried. We couldn't get a second a pint from the wait staff. We left.
The next time we mentioned to the front door staff our dissatisfaction. They suggested we try the Speakeasy in the back. It was crowded and full of cigarette smoke. The wait staff were not to be found. The bartenders successfully avoided us. We went to the main bar in the dining room. Again the2 wait staff would not take an order for just beer.The bartender would not come to us. We left.
I have twice written the management from their web site. No response to either email.
Tyler's is a place to go only if you want pub fare and a beer.
05-30-2006 22:04:43 |
More by kacpa
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited on two seperate occasions on a recent trip to Durham. Once on the Restaurant side for dinner, another to the bar side to play some pool. Both sides had a great selection and a nice design. Located in a renovated tobacco warehouse with high wood ceilings and exposed raftors. Plaza outside in the shadow of the Lucky Strike water tower. Parking is easy in an adjacent covered garage. Something like 60 taps, with the selection varying slightly from the taproom to the dining area. The crowd in the bar was a bit too much typical frat boy meat-market for my tastes, but it was a nice atmosphere in the dining section, with a variety of groups. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood - and a short walk from the Bulls stadium.
05-24-2006 15:42:02 |
More by rowew
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Once we actually figured out how to get here (the Lucky Strike water tower is right next to it, but it's tricky finding it from the street while you're driving the mysterious streets of Durham), my friends and I really enjoyed ourselves. The renovated tobacco warehouses are really handsome and unique, and Tyler's has a great feel. It has brick walls, high ceilings and big windows.
The beer selection is great, and the people there enjoy discussing the different offerings. They seemed knowledgeable. I had Corsendonk, Piraat and Carolina Coffee Stout, each in its own glass. The beers were fresh, and my burger was good. The food took a long time, but our server was always there when a glass was seen to be empty.
I will return to Tyler's.
04-29-2006 19:39:34 |
More by fingolfin72
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Be forewarned that this place can be tough to find the first time as it is located inside a courtyard and the front door cannot be seen from Blackwell street.
To get there I walked through the doors of a different restaurant entrance on Blackwell and asked the hostess how to get to Tylers. Entering from Jackie Robinson Blvd. might have been easier.
The atmosphere can be desribed as renovated loft-like warehouse complete with lots of wood. The tables are not too tightly packed, although I did drink and eat at the bar. I ordered two different beers on tap and each tasted fine. I am assuming they clean the lines regularly. Judging by the number of times people ordered tap beer on this Monday night, there is a lot of turnover in the kegs.
They must have had 30 - 40 different beers on tap from around the U.S. and world. Rogue's John's Locker Stock on tap shows this place means business and must do a good job. Other highlights include Hennepin, Maredsous, and some locals. I don't think too many people could gripe about the selection.
All beers come in the appropriate glassware (some law students next to me thought the Chimay glasses were cool and asked to buy them, no dice). The service is fast and courteous. I had the chicken pot pie which came out quickly and tasted very homemade. If I go back to the area, I'll return to Tylers for sure.
04-03-2006 19:13:04 |
More by silenius
Tyler's Taproom And Restaurant in Durham, NC
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