haha, the picture here is of the carrboro location. someone should fix that. anyway. this location is much larger than the carrboro tylers and has more taps. not to say they are that much better than carrboro qualitatively, but they do tend to do their special release events out here instead of carrboro, i guess because it’s a bigger space. I wish it was much better but it’s what we got.
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.
Went here after WBF Durham. After a pleasant trip to the Apex Tyler’s, we figured we’d 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 didn’t. 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.
The first thing I noticed about this place is how huge it is in area. We were seated quickly and I asked for a beer list... I was brought a giant tome labeled "Beer Bible." It’s kind of padded to make it seem more absurd than it is, but they truly do have an extensive draught selection. Worth a visit.
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.
a very large place in a great location. I missed the Stone release party by two days, but was still able to get a snifter of the 2006 Double Bastard. ( which was fantastic!!! ) sat outside and was only here long enough to sip a couple of beers on a gorgeous afternoon. nice place.
Finally tried this place out. I’ll say this much, the location is fantastic. I love what Durham did with this area. Girlfriend and I sat outside next to the river and had a few brews. They’ve got a good selection of brews on tap and in bottle. Lots of Rogue stuff, but thats a story all to itself. The food was good, nothing mind blowing but in my opinion thats not what you should be there for.
ross (59) weddington, North Carolina | August 19, 2006
Went there last night, expecting alot more than what I got. Didnt eat the food, so I cannot comment on that. They had alot of taps, but nothing outstanding. Some local beers, the usual taps, and a few specialtys. I would go there again,but with lower expectations than I had. There was alot of people there, but yeah - usual beers. They did have rogue’s imperial porter, which was pretty good, as well as a couple of allagash beers. Next time I will go to Milltown.
ucusty (52) raleigh , North Carolina | June 25, 2007| Updated August 1, 2007
Didnt try any food however the menu looked decent. Service was wonderful bar-tender gave me plenty of samples and was quite knowledgeable about beer
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.
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.