JCB (289) Durham, North Carolina | February 20, 2013
Only been to this branch once, given that it’s fairly far from JCB Manor, but first impression was that it’s far and away the best Tyler’s in the area right now. Atmosphere is inviting and just a bit ski lodge-y, making for a nice change with the cavernous Durham branch that’s fallen way off in the last couple years. Very good service, the usual passable food, and a really excellent array of seasonals on deck. Much more care put into the rotating taps here than elsewhere, makes for an all-around fine visit.
OldGrowth (204) the Containment Area, North Carolina | April 28, 2008| Updated February 27, 2015
Located in the Beaver Creek Commons mall. A short drive from my house, sweet. As you walk in Bar on left restaurant on right. Bar is J shaped, about 20 stool. long bench seat with several table also. 4 TV’s above bar. Tightly packed tap handles with 3 draft towers built in to bar. Restaurant has a bunch of 4 person tables with booths on the outside that hold 4 or six people. Dark wood with red, green, beige wall colors. Little side room at the end of the bar for a small group with a couch and couple chairs. Speakeasy is walled off from the other section Same taps as bar. Has two pool tables, video games 5 TV’s. Small outdoor dining area. Service varies, depending on who’s working, if you know the staff or if you get a newer staff member. A welcome edition to this part of the world, I.E. close to my house. 05/28/09 - Has gone non smoking in all areas. Foods gotten better lately,Some nice season offerings on the menu, 08/27/11 lately food has taken a downturn. 12/20/2013 food on the up swing….
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | June 30, 2009
Ran into Old Growth on my visit. Great tap list, will do growlers, more in bottles. Pretty good food. Bartender gave me samples of beers that we chatted about which was cool, didn’t even ask for them.
Came here once with ethan for special beer they had on tap. I think it was a BA Foothills Peoples Porter. Similar to other Tylers but a little smaller but I liked it. They always seem to have better beers on tap out there instead of Carrboro. I don’t understand why.
Went here the Friday before the WBF Durham Festival. Immediately blown away by the quality draft and bottle list, though the prices seemed a tad high on some stuff. Went with Ommegang Rouge to start since they didn’t have Big Boss Harvest Time on draft any longer. Wife got Klokke de Roeland after several attempts at picking a beer. Food was OK. BBQ sandwich could have been a bit better but the local hot sauce saved it. Garlic fries were tasty but a bit too salty. Like the layout of the place but it was a tad dirty the night we went. Our server, though friendly enough, was a bit absent minded/slow at times. Though we found flaws, we would definitely go back if in the area.
Tyler’s is the best tap room I’ve every had the privilege of enjoying. My friend and I counted over 80 different beers on tap as well as probably 30+ others in bottles. We had several different drafts and everything tasted fresh and crisp. The beer prices are a little bit higher than what you’d pay at your local bar but it’s well worth it for the selection. You’ll definitely find something worth drinking here. The food was casual dining fare but was excellent. I would highly recommend Tyler’s Taproom and look forward to going back there soon!
This is an all-around good place. Nice selection of brews, good food, and reasonable priced. The service has always been good, however they are not at all beer experts. Expect a wait of 30-45 minutes at peak times.
The restaurant side is very nice, and the service is very good. However, the bar side is a bit dull and too open. The bartenders are very knowledgeable, and they do have a decent selection of beers both foreign and domestic. However, it’s not the best "bar environment", but everything isn’t all together too bad.
I enjoy Tylers in Durham so I was happy to see this new addition to the Apex area. I have been in there twice now. Here are my thought - ambiance: looks like a food court - not nearly as cool as the one in Durham in the old tobacco mills. Service: I had to ask for the beer menu - twice. I am not there for the food, please give me a beer menu with my food menu - do not make me ask for it. And then we had to ask someone to take our order. Food: Terrible - both times. Got the french dip sandwhich on my second visit and it consisted of 2 thin pieces of shoe leather they were trying to pass of as roast beef. My future visits here - I will go back because it is convenient - will be limited to a beer at the bar. They at least have not messed up the beer part of things.