Bull City Burger and Brewery
107 E. Parrish Street
Burgers start at $6
Hotdogs start at $5
This order-at-the-counter joint is a great setting for an after work meal and drink with friends. The long picnic tables are very appealing for a large group, and the atmosphere is nicely relaxed and neighborly. I quite liked the bar’s design, too. All of the wood has been repurposed from old barns, wood shops, and other materials.
I haven’t been outside yet, but I hear the porch, which borders Dos Perros’s porch, is lovely. It appears the two restaurants are getting musicians outside on some evenings, as well.
Jump in line right away, and take a look at the daily specials in the little window outside the brewery proper. Nearly everything BCBB serves is made in-house and the bread, meat, and vegetables are all sourced from North Carolina. On that specials menu, you’ll find the pickled vegetable of the day in addition to a changing vegetarian offering called the market special. Be forewarned, though, that it doesn’t say it’s vegetarian on the list—my friend and I both thought we were getting a patty with fancy toppings when we ordered it on our first trip! After you place your order, don’t forget to read the Durham trivia that comes along with your order number! It’s a cute touch to offer a different trivia item for each year that the order numbers stand for.by