Local Durham, NC Favorites

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is pleased to promote the best of what Durham offers.  The Durham Visitors Bureau compiled a local “best of” list from sources like Durham’s daily newspaper, The Herald-Sun, and the weekly newspaper, Indy Week.

Best After Work Scene and Outdoor Venue: Durham Bulls Athletic Park

  • Durham Bulls Athletic Park is located at 409 Blackwell Street in Durham
  • The Durham Bulls are the #1 Minor League Team in America
  • Baseball season is April through September 
  • Best Minor League Ball Park in America 

Best Cocktail and Bartender in Durham County: Shannon Healy from Alley 26

  • Alley 26 is located at 320 East Chapel Hill Street in Downtown Durham
  • Open daily from 4 pm to 2 am
  • Also serves premium wines and beers, artisan cheeses, and cured meats 

Best Draft Beer Selection: Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom

  • Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom located at 324 Blackwell Street in Durham
  • Open daily 11 am to 2 am
  • Food includes appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and much more!

Best Live Entertainment and Bloody Mary: Motorco Music Hall

  • Motorco Music Hall is located at 723 Rigsbee Ave in Durham, NC
  • Parts & Labor serves food every night until midnight or until 2 am on weekends
  • GarageBar and Rigsbee Patio always open to the public
  • Variety of shows including live music, comedy, and films
  • Some private events like meetings, parties, and weddings

Best Live Theater Venue: Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

  • DPAC is located at 123 Vivian Street in Durham (within walking distance from Morehead Manor)
  • DPAC Events and Tickets
  • Rated the second best Theater Venue in the United States  
  • Award-winning performers and Broadway performances

Best Local Brewery and Neighborhood Bar in Durham County: Fullsteam Brewery

  • Fullstream Brewery is located at 726 Rigsbee Ave. in Durham
  • Plow-to-pint beer from the South
  • All are welcome; dog friendly

Best Margarita: Dos Perros

  • Dos Perros is located at 200 N. Mangum Street in Durham
  • Dinner Sun. through Thurs. 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Dinner Fri. and Sat. 5 pm to 11 pm
  • Full menu including desserts like Tres Leches (a Mexican-style three milk cake with fresh mango puree)

Best Open Mic: The Pinhook

  • The Pinhook is located at 117 W. Main Street in Durham
  • Hours: Mon. through Sat. 5 pm to 2 am
  • Hours: Sunday 5 pm to 12 pm
  • You are welcome to bring in food and your dog 

Best Place to Hear Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, or Blues: The Blue Note Grill

  • The Blue Note Grill is located at 709 Washington Street in Durham
  • Full menu Tues. to Sat. until 10 pm
  • Live music every night

Best Place to Shoot Pool: The Green Room

  • The Green Room is located at 1108 Broad Street in Durham
  • Open daily 5 pm to 2 am
  • Offers pool, shuffleboard, and darts
  • Serves over 100 varieties of micro-brews, domestics, and imports

Best Sports Bar: Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

  • The Tobacco Road Sports Cafe is located at 280 S. Mangum Street in Durham
  • Open Sun. through Thurs. 11 am to 12 am
  • Open Fri. and Sat. 11 am to 2 am
  • Goal to deliver fresh, local, and delicious food; exceptional service; and infinite sports viewing 

 Best Theatre to See a Blockbuster Movie: AMC Southpoint 17

  • AMC Southpoint 17 is located at The Streets at Southpoint on 8030 Renaissance Parkway in Durham, NC
  •  17 theatre screens with stadium seating; disabled seating available 

Best Theatre to See an Independent Film: Carolina Theatre

  • Carolina Theatre is located at 309 West Morgan Street in Durham
  • Each year presents over 60 concerts, daily film and film festivals 

Best Trivia Night: Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub

  • Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub is located at 427 W Main Street in Durham
  • Open 11 am to 2 am, 7 days a week

Daniel and Monica Edwards welcome you to stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast while you enjoy visiting “the best” of Durham!

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