Clouds Brewing-Durham

4.4
164 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
A restaurant with a focus on craft beer, Clouds Brewing is home to The Downpour; using RFID technology you can start a tab and pour your own beer. Great food, lots of TVs and a vast selection of beer to choose from. Come visit us in Brightleaf square. Parking is abundant and validated with a purchase.

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vipRandyG
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to spend with friends. Food and beer selections are great. They have a daily special and I always enjoy the pretzels, sausage, and beer cheese.

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EatLocal
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating with nice views of the old brick architecture. Great beers that were tasty and a large food menu. The nachos are outstanding. Great service too. I highly recommend.

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vipLisa
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed eating safely outside on picnic tables. Food was tasty and the service was very good.

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LorieL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our time Clouds Brewing was a great experience. Staff was super friendly and helpful. They also wore masks which helped me feel more comfortable being out. We sat outside but did go in briefly to use the restroom. Tables were spaced far apart for COVID-19 rules. The food and beer were amazing. Will definitely be going back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
50 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only the second restaurant I have eaten out at since the arrival of the pandemic. Having supper with two best girlfriends. Planned for outdoor dining. Waitresses had to show us how to navigate the electronic menu. Although I appreciate the technology, we were not fond of it’s use. Scrolling prevented us from appreciating what they had to offer at a glance.

Buffalo wings were recommended by waitress. They were okay, nothing special. My main dish course was grilled salmon with pineapple-delicious. Jasmine rice & fresh broccoli cooked to perfection.

The rain was on its way and abruptly ended an enjoyable meal and what is potentially a great atmosphere if we can get back to dining in-person.

I will return and please consider giving it a try!

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kenishi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beer was priced well with a wide selection (both in-house and visiting breweries. Excellent outdoor seating, especially given COVID-19. Staff was incredibly, very attentive to our party of 6. I got the spicy chicken sandwich, which was average (not terrible, but looked like it was bulk frozen and just fried in the kitchen). A pint of Mango Weisse hit the spot if you're looking for something slightly fruity, but overly so. Would certainly go back to try their other foods, maybe not a sandwich, but perhaps a snack (the giant, hot pretzels my friend got were great).

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Elizabeth
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food! We’ll set up and equipped for social distancing. Highly recommend!

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vipJamesB
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Although there was a reservation and the restaurant had hours listed it was closed when we got there

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Rymac
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Food was good, beer selection is great, and was set up wonderfully for social distancing, 10/10 would recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Overall it was an “ok” experience. Food was heavy on jalapeños, beer was good but expensive.
Service was good good but environment was a little surreal with social distancing. Staff did a great job

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vipJoshuaP
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great choice for lunch. The menu on open table needs to be updated though; seems pricing has increased. Guests never like to be surprised when the bill comes; truth in advertising.

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CortneyS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was okay! My burger was good, but the chicken schnitzel was just "okay". Mashed potatoes seemed like they were from the box. Service was awfully slow. Drink order took forever (although the bartender was quick once the order was in!) had to flag down Lucy several times to order, get the check, etc. We came in on a Sunday afternoon before a DPAC event and it was easy to get in, but would recommend dining elsewhere due to cost//service ratio.

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Steveo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Poor pub food. Not nearly as good as raleigh location. Service very very poor yet not busy. Waitress knew nothing about beer. Off the list.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We enjoyed watching the Duke/UNC game. But our food came out about an hour and a half after we ordered it. Our server blamed it on the kitchen staff, saying the ticket was overlooked, however we believe that our server forgot to ring in our order. He tried to make up for it after seeing our displeasure by giving us free dessert. We still love this restaurant, we would just liked to have seen our server take ownership of the fact that he forgot to ring in our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Slow service for an empty restaurant. Soda was flat and watered down.

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JDWDplus2
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot to watch games in Durham! Good service and food. Great music. Fun vibe! Will definitely go back next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A little too noisy but other than that is was a good experience. It seems some fabric wall hangings would help absorb some of the noise.

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Clouds Brewing was OK. The food was very average. There was no ambiance. It was Valentine's Day and it was as bright as a school cafeteria. You can do better in Durham.

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vipRobertP
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by here with the husband after a late shift. We made reservations but apparently we didn’t need to, it was pretty empty. My husband was seated immediately and ordered for us. I came in a little later. Service was good food was good. I had the bratwurst nachos. Tasted awesome. Spicy. Because it was so late didn’t get to try much else, but I am making a second reservation to try some of the other delights in the coming weeks.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Watching the Duke/UNC game.

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LK25
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to place for watching any game -- especially Duke! Love the food and drink options as well.

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AmyEats
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Decent spot with good local selection of beers but overall meh regarding the ambiance, food, and service. 6/10 recommend.

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GerardD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Recommend this place only for the beer choices and atmosphere. The burgers were very generic and my wife actually felt sick when she good home from the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our good was delicious, our server was very kind & efficient. I loved the atmosphere & location of this place

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vipPMTYankee
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always good, but this time was my favorite. I got the grilled cheese. It has brats and sauerkraut on a pretzel bun. Every bite was as good as the last. My new go-to choice.

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Billie
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I am not a sports person so this is not a good place for me. I do not care who is winning any game . I did have fun with my friends. The beer was good and the food was ok, even though every thing was way too salty.

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MIkeyMike
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We didn't have the best experience at Clouds Brewing. We were a party of 12 so that may have played into it. We ordered apps and drinks first. It took over 20 minutes to the get the apps. A few people in our party didn't get their drinks until they went to the bar themselves. We ordered our dinners and it was another 35-ish minutes before we got our meals. One meal didn't come until 15 minutes after that and I had to flag down a random employee to get that. Refills had to be requested and took at least 10 minutes to get (we're talking iced tea here, not bar drinks). When the waitstaff came to our table they were friendly and engaging, but the long lags in service and the one dinner being super late (the waiter did take that one off our bill) will make it hard for me to come back. I'll give them another shot one day, but I hope they work out the kinks soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and enjoyed the atmosphere

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ShondaR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service. This was my second visit and I had an excellent experience both times.

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vipJean
Pinehurst
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tried this for brunch before DPAC: food was very good and the bloody marys were delicious! Had the veggie omelet with hash browns...very unique presentation on the hash browns that were really tasty! Also had the crab cake salad: attractive, fresh, yummy.
Would like to try again for the unique beer selection: taps you can buy by the ounce!

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LAM4
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met up with a group of friends, and we had a party of 10. So easy to make a reservation on open table. Everything was very good!

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LK25
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food, great service, casual atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great beer. What more could you ask for? We had a little bit of everything. Beer cheese was great with everything. Short ribs were recommended by waiter and did not disappoint. I had the brats with no regrets and will order again. Burgers were good, but not as great as everything else. Will definitely return when back in town. Cloudtoberfest was perfect pairing, not too heavy. Sampled Sweet Potato Porter and would have order if not full...next time for sure.

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vipHarold
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The only positive I can give is that the beer was good.
Service was slow and the food was not worth the wait.
Was disappointed and won’t return.

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HelenT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Noisy, but the food is really good. Had to run down the waitress to get our check.

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CyndiB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The band was really good too. I had a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome drinks! Even got to watch the football game we wanted and race.

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KarinB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really like Clouds Brewing because the beer and food are very good and they have a large number of TVs to watch the games.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! I didn't know they had brunch so it was a pleasant surprise!!

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Clouds Brewing-Durham is rated 4.4 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

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