Hampton Inn
1542 N. Gregson St.
Durham, NC 27701
For reservations call (919) 688-8880 or visit their website.

Red Roof Inn
1915 North Pointe Drive
Durham, NC 27705
For reservations, call (919) 471-9882 or (800) 733-7663, or visit

There are also a bunch of FANCY new hotels in downtown Durham if you’re looking for something a bit nicer than the two hotels above (or an upgrade from the Carolina Duke Inn that we’re not even going to link because we don’t recommend it, but we know some of you are die-hards) – you can have your choice between the 21C Museum Hotel (Art Deco tower designed by the same architects who did the Empire State Building), The Durham Hotel (mid-century heaven, rooftop bar with amazing view), and Unscripted Durham (mid-century heaven, rooftop bar with pool).  The cheapest hotel downtown (where most of the activities are near) would be the Marriott.


*The Atomic Fern (108 E. Parrish St): Social club/bar owned by Incriminator President Kevin Slater. RALLY SPONSOR

Bar Virgile (105 S. Mangum St): Handmade snacks and artfully crafted cocktails.

Bull City Burger and Brewery (107 E. Parrish St): Microbrewery serving locally raised beef burgers.

Bullocks Barbecue (3330 Quebec Dr): Serving locals and celebrities hearty BBQ and sides since 1952.

Dain’s Place (754 9th St): Great beer and pub food.

Dashi (415 E. Chapel Hill St): Japanese ramen shop and Japanese pub.

The Federal (914 W. Main St): Bar with an abundant beer list, updated pub grub, and outdoor tables.

Geer St. Garden (644 Foster St): Comfort food, beers, and cocktails in a renovated former gas station.

Gonza Tacos y Tequila (604 Fernway Ave): Outstanding Latin American fare and tequila selection.  The best nachos in the world.

*The Green Room (1108 Broad Street): Bar with pool tables and darts. RALLY SPONSOR

Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas (112 W. Main St). South American meets American South.

Pad Thai (2425 Guess Rd): Casual Thai restaurant.

*Parker and Otis (112 S. Duke St): Cafe serving breakfast, sandwiches & coffee, with a gourmet food & wine market. RALLY SPONSOR

Pie Pushers (117 W. Main St., upstairs): pizza pies or by the slice, conveniently located above The Pinhook, with a late night walk up window for take-out.  You may also run into their food truck around town.

*The Pinhook (117 W. Main St): Casual bar and music venue. RALLY SPONSOR

Pompieri Pizza (102 City Hall Plaza, Suite 101). Wood-fired pies, plus craft beer & cocktails.

Saigon Grill (2929 N. Roxboro St). Vietnamese food in a casual atmosphere.

Saltbox Seafood Joint (608 N. Mangum St). Fish stand serving local, seasonal seafood.

Taquería La Vaquita (2700 Chapel Hill Rd): Tacos, tortas and other Mexican dishes.

Toast Paninoteca (345 W. Main St). Italian sandwich shop.

Food trucks! Track their locations at


ABC Stores (2806 Hillsborough Rd3318 Guess Rd1928 Holloway St): By state law, the only place to buy liquor.

Beer Durham (404 Hunt St, Suite 110): Craft beer store

Bull City Burger and Brewery (107 E Parrish St): Restaurant and craft brewery.

Bull City Cigar Co. (714 Ninth St., Suite G9): Cigars hand-rolled in Durham.

Durham Distillery (711 Washington St): Handcrafted gin and liqueurs.

Durty Bull Brewing Company (206 Broadway St. #104): Craft brewery

Food Lion (2930 W Main St and other locations): Cheapest place to buy PBR.

*Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Ave): Beer made with locally farmed ingredients. RALLY SPONSOR

Kroger (1802 N Pointe Dr and 3457 Hillsborough Rd): Supermarket with a decent beer selection.

Ponysaurus Brewing Company (219 Hood St): Brewery and taproom.

Sam’s Quik Shop (1605 Erwin Rd): Beer specialty store with a huge selection.

Triangle Brewing Company (918 Pearl St): Craft brewery.

Whole Foods (621 Broad St): Feel smug about spending your whole paycheck.

For even more suggestions, visit the Durham Visitor’s Bureau website!

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