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Dain's Place

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754 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
919-416-8800
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night

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  • 16
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun for New Years Eve!

Fun little spot, a bit crowded, but we were there for new years eve so the good places should be crowded! Fun staff, great knowledge of booze. Fun decor. Just a good local bar! Our door seating too on 9th street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Kjmazeltov
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fun little spot, a bit crowded, but we were there for new years eve so the good places should be crowded! Fun staff, great knowledge of booze. Fun decor. Just a good local bar! Our door seating too on 9th street.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Dain's has great food and a wide variety of beers (quite eclectic). But the place is real small and gets very crowded, particularly during the school year. Nevertheless, you'll find a very friendly staff and pretty good service.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

They are known for their hamburgers, but I tried a sausage dog all the way and tomato soup. Dog was nice, not the best I've had but the soup was super! Funny thing, I asked the bartender if it was home made, she was honest and said it was regular Cambells but they

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Gotta love the artifacts from Dain's childhood all over the walls. The decor is awesome, screaming "I'm a bar full of love!" The only downside, which sort of comes with the neighborhood, is that sometimes it's overflowing with Duke grad students -- especially on trivia night, which is a blast if you can get a seat. But hey, even the... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If your thirst is dry and longing for a micro brew or otherwise seeking worldly brands, don't hesitate to visit Dain's on 9th Street in Durham, NC, the grand home of Duke University just down the road from the legendary NC State University and University of North Carolina. The selection is such that it's hard to make a decision. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The vibe is unpretentious and casual. The staff knows their beer and the food is a step up from normal bar food. The Dainator is worth every messy drip you have to lick off your fingers.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had to back for all the right reasons - great local crafts on tap and the burgers are killer - Dain's burger with some crabby tots - just do it I don't live in Durham, but if I did, this would be my hometown bar

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There are some great burger joints in Durham, and Dain's--though primarily a bar--is among the best. The burgers are huge, flavorful, and loaded with toppings. And they are accompanied by crunchy tater tots that are fantastic.

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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great neighborhood bar. The owner went to Purdue which I did too so I like going there to hang out especially during basketball time. Good beer selection. Great burgers and love the tater tots.

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Darlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I did not eat at Dain's, but I did have a couple of drinks. The atmosphere of the place was nice and laid back. Our server was awesome and very knowledgeable about the area. They also had a nice beer selection. I recommend that you give this place a try, even if it is only for a few drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 754 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-416-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?