A great selection of beers, most of the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The beer are constantly rotating with new and very rare beers. Some that they only get. FYI Thursdays are rare cask night. The only issue is their food menu, they keep cutting it back. No more salmon sandwich boo!
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.
Liked this Tyler’s just fine, went to a Foothills event there. Had a nice draught selection, found some cool stuff on. Layout was cool. Food was the same as the other Tylers and that speaks to that.
JCB (293) 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….
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.
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.
This is as good a pub as you can find in suburbia Raleigh/Durham. The total number of beers on tap may not compare to the Flying Saucer (downtown Raleigh), but the number of good American Craft beers is decent. I suspect that the FS has more imports -- which in general, doesn’t interest me.
The food is quite good -- much better than the usual fried "bar food". This establishment has two separate bars, that give patrons a choice of ambiance.
One side being a nice family restaurant and bar, the other side, the "Speakeasy" is a more casual billiards and sports bar.
Fortunately, the same great beer selection is available on both sides of the building.
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!