Fullsteam Brewery (Fullsteam R & D Tavern)

726 Rigsbee Avenue
Durham, North Carolina United States 27701
brewery (Fullsteam)  4.4/5.0 25 reviews
Mon-Thurs 4pm-12am, Fri 2pm-2am, Sat 12pm-2am, Sun 12pm-12pm

beer menu
Mayor: kathouse (2) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 0
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
jtd6628  (8) North Carolina | June 30, 2011
Will let you sample anything and everything with no charge, some places charge. They serve great bold flavored beers along with milder ones. They also support orther local NC brewery beers called guess Taps. I have been made to feelt like a fool for asking other breweries why dont they do that.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
kathouse  (119) LAS VEGAS, Nevada | July 29, 2017
This has got to be my favorite brewery to date. Excellent selection of great tasting beers. Flights are kinda pricey but pints are typically just $5.00. WiFi, great service, plenty of seating and the food was outstanding. Really love it and will be back again.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BeeLee  (35) Raleigh, North Carolina | May 24, 2017
Great selection of their beers you can only get at the brewery. Nice spot although a little off the beaten path from downtown.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (2936) Charlotte , North Carolina | December 9, 2016
Two rooms, one with tons of tables, one with a looong bar. Flights include five 5 ounce pours for $12 and up, seems pricey to me. No food. Great staff, Camper took great care of me. Some staff were in kilts. Worth a stop.
76
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat  (301) Georgia | June 5, 2016
Recommended if you live in or near the Raleigh-Durham area, or if you’re just passing through. Unpretentious interior is typical of a craft brewery, but the bar area makes it great. They serve only snacks, but you can get something to go from Motorco catty-corner from them. BTW, Motorco has some good grub. Their beers are fair to darned good, and all deserve at least a fair shake. You can get samplers, pints, cans, bombers or growlers; so take some home. Go full steam to Fullsteam!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff  (74) Fort Wayne, Indiana | March 24, 2016
02-27-2013 - A very, very friendly server named Trouble. Ten (10) Fullsteam beers and two guest beers available. For food there is only snacks available which I did not order. There is bar and picnic style seating. Live music, foosball, pinball and a gaming room. It was fairly busy at 5p.m. Try the Working Man’s Lunch beer if it is available.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork  (511) , New Jersey | October 13, 2015
Great brewery. Lots of great beer. Some less so. But worth checking out for sure.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
HourGlass13  (77) North Carolina | March 1, 2015
My first impression of this place was good, but the more I go here the more I dislike it. First of all there is no parking. Several of us parked at a nearby business and walked up. We might get towed.. but it was the only option. No air conditioning. This is ridiculous, I know AC is expensive.. but this is 2015 not the dark ages Get some freakin AC in this joint. The actual bar area is divided from the game room area, and it is tiny. The decor is very cool steampunkish. They only had a small handful of beers on tap, and they were out of a couple of them. No food on site, but there is a food truck outside at times. Most of the beer is so-so.. not the best. Service is OK most of the time. There are a lot of kids in here at times too.. not exactly bar like.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Ieatplates  (11) , | January 21, 2015
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones  (313) Buffalo, New York | March 12, 2014
located in an old warehouse, production facility. Very cool place to hang out, picnic tables in & out. Busy younger hang out. 18/22 taps. some guest taps. grerat vibe, decent beer, a definite stop if in the area
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
GT  (672) San Diego, California | December 4, 2012
Very fun, hipster style dumpy warehouse scene in a not-so-safe-feeling part of Durham in an industrial lot surround by tow yards. Parking on the street, but there is a ton of no parking/towing-enforced spots so don’t just park anywhere because the tow lot is 5 feet from the brewery (not sure if they enforce it though). Food trucks outside. Inside is a giant warehouse with arcade games, tables, ping-pong; then there is a quarantined-off bar that is air-conditioned/heated unlike the warehouse I’m guessing. Their own beers on tap plus maybe 1 guest tap. Bottles, including bombers of their own beers. Quality is decent- the beers that sounded insanely awesome (sweet potato lager!?) failed to deliver. Some moderate brewing flaws in almost all of the beers, but nothing as severe as some of the Bull City beers. You can order 8oz or full pint pours of their beers. Don’t thing you can do tasting flights, but I did not ask. Just didn’t see that on the chalk board. Vibe is very cool. Enjoyed our time here.

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