Visited Tyler’s 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 brewery’s 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.
I’ve been to Tyler’s 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 don’t 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.
Great place. Located in downtown Durham next to the Durham Bulls stadium. >50 beers on tap. All of them imports or microbrews. Many North Carolina local brews. Food is okay. Service good. Did I mention all the tap beers? Pint night is Wednesday; you buy the beer and get the brewery’s pint glass. Lots of outdoor seating with good people watching.
I spent the night in Durham on business, and had dinner here on a Friday night. It was busy, and I ate at the bar. Great selction of beer on tap, and the bartender was helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Food was pretty decent. I’ll defintely return the next time I’m in Durham.
Met up with JCB prior to the Durham WBF for a few pints and a trade. Jason recommended it, and it was awesome! Excellent selection of taps and bottles. Good food, esp. their potato chips, which are made on site. Waiter had a very solid knowlege and passion for beer. Some may not care for the style of the Tobacco Historic District, but it suits me just fine.