Pre-Show Dining / After Show Drinks

Within walking distance or a short drive of DPAC are a wide variety of upscale and festive options.

Many offer pre-show dining discounts and after show specials. Show nights can be very busy, and reservations are strongly suggested where available.

Discounts apply to show nights only.

107 East Parrish Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Casual Dining Casual Dining
Drinks Drinks

At Bull City Burger and Brewery we make pretty much everything from scratch. We make the mayo, the mustard, the pickles, and the relish, bake the buns, make the hot dogs, make the veggie burgers, grind 100% local NC pasture-raised beef (no added hormone, no antibiotics) daily and of course, we make all our own beer. We are also Durham's oldest brewpub located just 2 blocks north of DPAC at the corner of Mangum and Parrish streets. We are family friendly and even have a kids play area.  We’ll have plenty of napkins on hand pre-show and post so come by to "Eat Pasture-Raised Beef and Drink Freshly Brewed Beer." First come, first serve seating.

Please note this restaurant has the following offer available to our Truist Broadway Season Seat Members: Free Pickle Chips appetizer with the purchase of any combination of two burgers, hot dogs or veggie burgers. Our Legendary Pickle Chips are guaranteed to be the best on Parrish Street. Offer valid only on DPAC show nights.

Hours: 

  • Mon - Closed
  • Tue-Thu: 11:11 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Fri & Sat: 11:11 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sun 11:11 AM - 9:00 PM
111 Corcoran Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Fine Dining Fine Dining
Casual Dining Casual Dining
Drinks Drinks

Bold. Local. Social.

 

Local cuisine meets the bold flavors and playful techniques of executive chef Jeff Seizer at Counting House.  A social experience set amongst the art of today, designed to provide you with an easy-going escape that will feed your soul. Inspired by old school European techniques and simple preparations, his menu is familiar, yet unexpected.

 

The bar and lounge is a vibrant and welcoming place to taste innovative house-made cocktails sip aperitifs, sample local craft brews and explores broad bourbon and wine lists. Located inside 21c Museum Hotel Durham, rotating exhibitions of contemporary art carry over from the adjoining hotel into the restaurant space and can be explored free of charge.

 

Enjoy a pre-show dinner service beginning at 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday, brunch before a matinee on Saturday and Sunday, or a post-show cocktail in the bar and lounge. Walk-ins are welcome at the bar and lounge. Reservations are recommended for the dining room. Valet parking is available.​

 

Breakfast

Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday & Saturday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

Brunch

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

406 Blackwell Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Fine Dining Fine Dining
Drinks Drinks

Ekhaya offers an elevated African dining experience that caters to all five senses. Our menu offers authentic, eclectiv bantu flavors that are unaparalleled. 

Tapas style dining allows for a communcal dining experience that is characteristic of African mealtimes. 

Choose several plates for a quick bite or more for a full meal. Let us guide you through this Bantu flavor journey!

This perfect pre-show dining experience allows you to be transported to southern Africa through flavors, sound, and ambiance. Wind down with an after show cocktail at the Bush Oasis Patio. 

We look forward to seeing you soon. 

110 East Parrish Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Fine Dining Fine Dining
Drinks Drinks

From the Little Jack Toro group, Littler is an intimate New American eatery offering seasonal plates paired with wine & cocktails.

Enjoy a variety of creatively paired flavors from both our menu mainstays and seasonal dishes!

At our little dinner spot we strive to create a memorable experience in every meal through polished presentation, attention to detail, and intricacy.

Hours:

TUESDAY  - THURSDAY: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

410 Blackwell Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Casual Dining Casual Dining
Drinks Drinks

Stop into Mellow Mushroom Durham today. We serve up fresh, stone-baked handcrafted pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled, and family-friendly environment. Locally owned and operated, we provide great customer service and high quality food. Our menu showcases natural flavors and the freshest of ingredients in a creative menu assortment of pizzas, burgers, hoagies, salads, calzones, appetizers and vegetarian and vegan options. Gluten free crust and a kids menu are also available.

Special Offer for Season Seat Members: Get a free appetizer with the purchase of a medium or large pizza on a show night when you show your show ticket. Offer only valid on show nights. Must show tickets to performance that night.

Hours

  • Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm
  • Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • Sun 11:30am-9pm
345 Blackwell Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Fine Dining Fine Dining
Drinks Drinks

NanaSteak opened its doors in February 2016 in a newly built space located next to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) and Aloft Durham Downtown Hotel.

 

The restaurant boasts a beautiful corner location with abundant natural light. In homage to Durham's long tobacco history, the bar top and tables are inlaid with real tobacco leaves, artfully crafted by Artisan Leaf.

 

NanaSteak offers high-energy upscale dining at its finest.  Enjoy drinks and appetizers with friends at the beautiful and well-appointed bar or dine from a menu full of local North Carolina fare.  The award winning wine list offers many unique and interesting selections to compliment any meal.  With an impeccable attention to detail, this is the perfect backdrop for an extraordinary evening.

 

Current dinner hours:  Wednesday - Saturday 6pm to 10pm & Sundays 5pm to 9pm

 

Reservations can be made directly through our website:  www.nanasteak.com or anytime Wednesday - Sunday after 2pm by calling 919-282-1183

321 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Casual Dining Casual Dining
Drinks Drinks

Inspired by the communal spirit of potlucks and the lively neighborhood bar and grills of our adolescence, Queeny’s is a nostalgic reimagining of the casual, sit-down establishments that feel right on any occasion. Queeny’s is a passionate reflection of its hometown. Committed to magnifying the talents of local creative partners and amplifying the voices of like-minded neighbors, our wide-ranging happenings cater to the distinct interests and ideas comprising Durham’s remarkable identity.

 

Hours:

  • Everyday 11:45am - 2am.
300 East Main Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Casual Dining Casual Dining
Drinks Drinks

Weldon Mills Distillery/Durham at 300 E. Main represents the dynamic entryway to fine cocktails, casual dining and musical entertainment. We are perfect for a casual stay at the bar, a corner enclave among friends or an educational tour of the world of Bourbons and spirits. Your time spent with us pre or post show will be unique and memorable.