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Bar Virgile


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Drinks
American, Bar
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

This place is everything that I am not - yet I love it. I am old, white, married. This place is high energy, trendy, a little crowded, somewhat noisy - a place that I would rarely go to but still amazing and I love it....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank TotalPerfection
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

The food, drink and service were great. Do not come here if you like normal American food. It’s not that, but it’s cool. I just ordered Brussels sprouts without the cheese.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 816an
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Bar Virgile is an exceptional cocktail bar situated in downtown Durham just a few steps from the Durham Performing Arts Center. The staff is quick, friendly and helpful. The cocktails are well made. The food is delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BierGirl
Reviewed November 29, 2018

This was our first time going to Durham Performing Arts Center - for Hamilton - and we had heard good things about Bar Virgile, a block away. Can’t say enough great things about the food (I had an amazing risotto with braised pork and butternut...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MinnesotaPix
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We always come in for drinks and the burger special, and this is the best burger in Durham! The cocktails are great as well.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vanetiac
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Oh boy be sure and order the mac and cheese. Delicious. A smallish, sort of trendy bar but a great vib. Good eats and our friends said they have a great burger and beer deal. Can't remember which day. Lot's of unique drinks but also...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tom C
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We arrived very early to go to a show in Durham, we were meeting another couple who had not yet arrived. Although the tables were mostly empty, the waitress did not want to seat us. I was having trouble walking and standing and practically begged...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ILuvEngland
Reviewed July 10, 2018

It was my birthday so I wanted to try a new restaurant. I saw where Bar Virgile was considered a tapas place so I looked it up online and discovered that they do not take reservations. There is a parking deck next door for convenient...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Gary C
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Hands down the best burger in Durham. There are a lot of good options, but nothing surpasses the short rib mix burgers. These have SO much flavor, and hands down surpass all the other offerings in town. Fries may not be the best, but they're...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank cdkassotis
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I would have given a 5 rating, but for a restaurant of this quality, there were some problems. My amaretto sour was probably the best I've ever had. I loved the egg white on top, which gave the drink a creamy-like texture. The split pea...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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April 26, 2016|
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Response from Jonesk13 | Reviewed this property |
We did not try making a reservation and had no problem getting a table both nights. Call ahead would be best.
October 15, 2015|
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Response from hpnurse | Reviewed this property |
No they do not have TV's there
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