United States > North Carolina > Durham
nearbeer (181) Knoxville, Tennessee | November 9, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Impressive, and up-to-date beer list. Nice restored warehouse atmosphere in historic downtown area. Food and service was above average and prices were very reasonable.
DAwoodennickel (2) hillsborough, North Carolina | June 4, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
this is a cool bar in a really cool part of town with a tremendous beer selection rivaled by few
william146 (5) Winterville, North Carolina | January 18, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Iíve been to the Speakeasy a few times -- great selection of beer on tap. Location canít be beat - very cool location in the American Tobacco District.
TheBeerGod (108) Newport News, Virginia | October 16, 2009
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 7/20
Went here after WBF Durham. After a pleasant trip to the Apex Tylerís, we figured weíd stop here afterward for drinks. What a mistake. We sat outside due to the nice weather. However, our waitress might as well have been at the fest. When we saw her, it was usually accompanied by attitude. We were going to eat here, but I did not and only ordered one drink. Once we caught whiff of what was happening with our service, we generally agreed to walk down to Mellow Mushroom. Some in the group ordered and received their food/drinks. Others didnít. The real kick in the nuts came when the bills came. Because there were 7 of us, despite the service, they charged 18.6% tip! We could have argued but quickly went to a better place in Mellow Mushroom. Willing to go back for a second chance on a less hectic weekend if in Durham.
DukeBrewDevil (41) Chapel Hill, North Carolina | June 19, 2009| Updated March 9, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve been to Tylerís many times and have been owing it a rating for a long time. The beer list is the best you will find in Durham, and up with Flying Saucer in Raleigh for the best beer list in the triangle and depending on the day, maybe even better than Saucer. They hit all the craft styles, focus on American but also have a few Belgians and other Europeans. I love how they serve many of the beers in the correct glassware from the brewer and the glasses are always room temperature. The waiters/waitresses donít always know the beers as well as they should...just depends who you get. The food is a good deal and generally good, but the beer list is certainly the main draw. Awesome building and location in the cool Tobacco District.
zizzybalubba (72) Elizabeth City, North Carolina | May 2, 2009
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Visited Tylerís the day before the Raleigh WBF for lunch. Food was excellent. The 50 taps offered on the front wall offered a varied selection to please all beer palates (they even had a mead on tap). The bar was the most organized I have ever seen with the corresponding breweryís glassware directly below the taps. The bartender knew all of the answers to my questions and knew exactly what they had available. North Carolina has a very good selection of breweries available to them now and this place had quite a lineup including a few limited time selections. If you were interested in building a beer bar this is the prototype. An absolute must from my experience.
brewski519 (11) Morrisville, North Carolina | December 31, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I have been to Tylers a few times - always great beer selection and the beers I have had there never disappoint. The food is typical tavern food and some choices are better than others (Fish Tacos and Fried pickles get a big thumbs up) but everything has been pretty good food-wise. Service is hit or miss - a couple of times we have sat outside before a Durham Bulls game and the service was decent but a few weekend nights we went by there and ate inside the service was as slow as can be - I had to ask about our order several times and that is not something I will typically do - I am usually a VERY patient person. Ambiance is pretty cool since this is located in the American Tobacco Historic District.
DMRz (10) Durham, North Carolina | October 25, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of the best places in Durham to come with friends and enjoy great, hard to find beer. Service has always been friendly and efficient, and their seasonal rotating taps make each trip there interesting. The restaurant and bar sides each have slightly different draft lists so be sure to stop by both.
CelticBrew (14) The Crystal Coast, North Carolina | October 12, 2008
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
DrBayern, Doboy and I went over between sessions at the WBF. Iíve heard so many great things about this place, so I was looking forward to the experience. Naturally it was crowded, but soon enough we got a table. The service was very slow, the food took forever to come out. Yeah, the beer selections were awesome (had a pint of the Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid), but my fish and chips were unimpressive. Perhaps another try when it is not busy, until then I can only imagine what it could have been like.
Drake (453) Free Union, Virginia | October 5, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Came here between World Beer Festival sessions as well as after the festival.
If you like the industrial vibe, this place is for you.
We ran into lots of servers, who ranged from friendly and attentive to downright incompetent.
Lots of seating indoors and out.
Food was tasty and simple.
Impressive selection of beer, truly living up to the taphouse moniker. Highly recommended.
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