Pinhook is a Durham bar that hosts unique nightly events such as the Illegal Dance party, karaoke, and 90's themed events.
Constructed in the 1890s and having survived several nearby demolitions and fires, this is one of the oldest buildings downtown.
Go to the back to check out their epic view of the Durham Bulls sign!
117 W. Main Street
5:00pm - 2:00am Mon-Sat
5:00pm - 12:00am Sun
Bull City Burger and Brewery
Bull City Burger and Brewery prides itself on its local and sustainable business practices.
If you get one of three Bull City Burger approved tattoos, you can get 26% off at the restaurant for life!
107 E. Parrish Street
11:11am - 10:00pm Mon-Thurs
11:11am - 11:00pm Fri-Sat
11:11am - 9:00pm Sun
Beyu Caffe is a coffee shop, restaurant, and bar located in downtown Durham.
They have Jazz on Thursday nights--make a reservation though!
Beyu Caffe is located in the Snow building, one of Durham’s two art-deco buildings. Today it still has its original manually-operated elevators, and there is a penthouse apartment on the top floor!
335 W. Main Street
7:30am - 9:00pm Mon-Tues
7:30am - 10:00pm Weds-Thurs
7:30am - 12:00am Fri
9:30am - 12:00am Sat
9:30am - 3:00pm Sun
The Parlour serves homemade ice cream with rotating flavors.
These buildings are known as the Herald Sun buildings after the Durham Morning Herald newspaper born in 1894. The publication grew to take over many of the buildings in the block.
Parlour has a bus that offers ice cream at many public events around Durham in the warmer months!
117 Market Street
12:00pm - 10:00pm Tues-Thurs, Sun
12:00pm - 11:00pm Fri-Sat
Museum of Durham History
This museum has information all about Durham's history, with a new History Hub with rotating exhibits.
The museum started as an idea in 2004 when Durham's Cultural Master Plan named a history museum a priority for the city.
500 W. Main Street
10:00am - 5:00pm Tues-Sat
Some extended hours Fri
The Carolina Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts theatre with rotating events.
Originally known as the Durham Auditorium, the theater was built in 1926 and has operated ever since!
Each year the Carolina Theatre attracts more than 150,000 people to downtown Durham.
309 W. Morgan Street
Varies by Event
Letters is a small and charming bookstore offering books of all types for all audiences.
Letters' inventory is searchable on their website by author, title, keyword, description, or category! The store also works closely with Durham schools for book orders.
313 W. Main Street
11:00am - 8:00pm Tues-Sat
11:00am - 5:00pm Sun-Mon
21C museum hotel
21C is a boutique, hotel, contemporary art museum, cultural civic center, and home to Counting House restaurant in the historic Hill Building of downtown Durham.
Born out of a desire to integrate contemporary art into everyday life, 21c launched in downtown Louisville, Kentucky in 2006.
Visit the Museum for a tour at 5pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.
111 Corcoran Street