2pm-2am Mon-Fri | 12pm-2am Sat-Sun
919-286-7665 | 1900 W. Markham Ave.Durham, NC 27705

Our Story

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

The Tavern moved in 2009, to a newly renovated 6000 square foot bar and restaurant.  The building had quite a history before it’s tenure as The Tavern.  It originated in the 1940’s as Pattishall’s Garage, and then later as the Music Loft.  The owners were able to move and reconstruct the entire original custom Oak bar, including the brick footer.  In addition to constructing the longest bar in Durham, they created custom seating and a commercial kitchen. Since it opened the doors in 2009, the owners continue to strive to make The Tavern a place for everybody to have fun.

The Tavern is a great venue for private parties or a night out with friends.  Featuring plenty of indoor rental space, karaoke, live music, an outdoor patio, and a dart balcony.  Whether you like to shoot pool, throw darts, watch games, play trivia or just hang out with friends, The Tavern is the place for you.  Conveniently located near Downtown and DPAC, The Tavern is in The Ninth Street District, across from Duke’s East Campus.  You can always find a friendly face and a good drink with excellent food 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