JCB (294) 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!