11:30am - 2am | Mon-Sat
12pm - 2am | Sun

Our Story

The Tavern Food & Spirits is a family owned bar and restaurant.  It stemmed from the original Ye Olde Tavern from Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC. In the 1980’s, Ye Olde Tavern moved to New Hope Commons Shopping Center in Durham, NC.  In 1999, Ye Olde Tavern was sold, and The Tavern Food & Spirits was born.

In 2009, The Tavern moved across town.  The owners renovated the old Music Loft building located in the heart of Old West Durham, historically known as Pattishall’s Garage.  The owners were able to move and reconstruct the entire custom Oak bar from it’s original state, including the brick footer.  In addition to constructing the longest bar in Durham, they created custom bathrooms and a commercial kitchen. Since it opened the doors in 2009, the owners continue to strive to make improvements.  They have added additional custom church pew booth seating, as well as a custom patio with a pergola.  The Tavern continues to make improvements every day.

The Tavern is a great venue for private parties or a night out with friends.  Featuring the longest bar in Durham, with live music, an outdoor patio, and a dart balcony.  Whether you like to shoot pool, throw darts, watch games, sing Karaoke, play Trivia, listen to live Blues & Jazz music, or just hang out with friends, The Tavern is the place for you.  Located across from Duke’s East Campus and in between Ninth and Broad Streets, The Tavern is convenient to Downtown Durham.  You can always find a friendly face and a good drink with excellent food any time at The Tavern.

The Tavern is dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for guests to relax and have a good time with friends. Come visit us today and see for yourself!

Check out the article on The Tavern on NorthCarolinaHomes.com