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Clouds Brewing-Durham

4.7
4.7
249 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.

We are dog friendly on our Patio.

$15 Outside dessert fee

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 251-8096

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Our catering operations allow us to deliver the same quality food in individual plates or large buffet style dishes.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a 40 person private dining room along with areas of the restaurant that can be sectioned off for larger parties. The maximum size for this location is approximately 250 people. We have special catering menus for larger groups with fixed menus or by buffet style dining.

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Cross street

    Main and Gregson Street in downtown Durham

  • Parking details

    BrightLeaf has several private lots around the restaurant. We have our main lot at Main and Gregson - with parking paid with a purchase. We have a private lot behind on Peabody Street and also lots of street parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 249 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for Groups

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Outdoor Dining

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Scenic View

  • Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham

    Good for Groups

  • Durham

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Durham

    Outdoor Dining

  • Durham

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. C

    Cher

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dirty heaven sandwiches tasted wonderful. Sides are a generous size. One person in our group had the spiciest wings which were very hot. The only complaint is the wings were not very meaty. Will definitely go back .
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner at Cloud Brewing while visiting colleges in the RTP area… great food, great beer, ask for Will… 👍🏼
  3. ST

    SamanthaT

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and the food was delicious. A bit sad that there was no Bloody Mary bar but we will definitely be back.
  4. MK

    MichelleK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beer and food were awesome and reasonable. We thoroughly enjoyed.
  5. BH

    BobbyH

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was decent.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious, the chairs and seating were a bit uncomfortable but the food and drinks made up for that. The service was really good as well
  7. KV

    KimberlyV

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were traveling back from University of South Carolina and after new student orientation and school food all weekend. Wish we had something like this closer to home in Maryland - it was excellent and the wait staff were prompt and friendly. Will mark on our list as a regular stop for the next four years.
  8. s

    sarahs

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    We enjoyed Father’s Day brunch at Clouds. The steak omelette was great but it was the hash browns that were unique. The potatoes were finely shaved and seasoned with herbs, making them light and not heavy/greasy as so many are. My kids also had the shrimp scampi which contained a nice amount of vegetables. We also did the Four Roses Bourbon and Bacon tasting which was really fun.
  9. J

    Jean

    Pinehurst

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Sunday brunch before DPAC, sitting outside. The server was great, though he wore no name tag and didn’t tell us his name. We were trying two of the entrees and splitting them: he was kind enough to have the kitchen plate them half and half. Avocado toast was delicious… balsamic and red pepper really elevated the taste sensation . Pancho’s Breakfast was delicious as well.
  10. JF

    JasonF

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Great beer selection, interest menu and fair pricing make for a great casual place to grab lunch or dinner.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great spot to celebrate my birthday. Great drinks, pretty good food, and great service!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food sounded great on menu but was very disappointed. I know it’s a beer joint, but we went for the food and drank soda- which was flat and tasted odd. Chicken schnitzel is supposed be pounded and flat before breading and fried/sautéed. Was just a ¾” thick chicken breast and only 2 small pieces at that. The sauerkraut and German potato salads were oddly presented and not appealing. French fries were cold. Went to pay bill and was presented with a computer pad to sign with the only tip options of 20% and up to add on. Could not give a customized tip. Plus the server just stood there while I tried to complete the transaction. Won’t be going back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was shocked by how delicious everything was! The pretzel was one of the best I've had, I don't like fried pickles but I couldn't put theirs down, and the sandwich was so much flavor and food for the money. Highly recommend especially if looking for a place close to DPAC!
  14. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a GREAT time!! The service was excellent. The food was awesome. This is my second time eating there (I don't live in Durham). I will keep coming back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Enjoyed the spicy chicken sandwich and sweet potato waffle fries are amazing. Peanut butter pie is also outstanding.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wide variety of beer options. Brunch did not disappoint. The service was so great even on busy Sunday. Highly recommend.
  17. JH

    JohnnaH

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  18. MC

    MelonieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Great atmosphere. Recommend
  19. EW

    ErickW

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great! Super friendly and helpful.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very causal but nice
  21. SK

    SusanKM

    Raleigh

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great beer, great food. Diverse menu. The service was great and there was lots of available outdoor seating. I would recommend.
  22. D

    Diana17

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Veggie burger was awesome as well as the cauliflower bites.
  23. s

    sparkles33

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great server. Not too crowded. Was able to have a nice relaxing dinner.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food, and drinks were terrific! We had a great time celebrating our son’s 26th birthday! We will definitely be back!!
  25. BE

    BethE

    Raleigh

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    great outdoor seating available, reasonable prices!
  26. RM

    RebeccaM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed this meal. It was great to sit outside. The food was delicious. The options were plentiful. The staff was attentive and not overbearing. Highly recommend.
  27. DF

    DebraF

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Enjoyed Easter brunch! Service was a tad on the slower side, but everyone was apologetic and friendly. Food was outstanding!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch is always wonderful at Clouds and today was no exception! We go regularly for dinner on Thursdays and enjoy the beer selection and the soft pretzels!
  29. CR

    ChristinaR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The buffalo chicken dip was so amazing!!!
  30. R

    Rodney

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server was amazing!
  31. JH

    JoannaH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lively place with great service and delicious food.
  32. J

    Jordan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clouds is one of my favorite spots in Durham. Great food, great service, great indoor and outdoor atmosphere.
  33. EH

    EllenH

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best kept brunch secret in Durham. Had the breakfast burrito which was excellent. Good mimosas. Be sure to ask for the chef's special hot sauce, which is delicious but not for the faint of heart.
  34. K

    Keith

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, beer and service. We were there for trivia night on a Thursday and it was fun.
  35. TM

    TravellinMan

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice choice of beverages. Food was a little pricey for what it was but good.
  36. AL

    AlyssaL

    Tallahassee

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was mediocre. Service was good but slow. Beer was good, with a nice selection and option to taste.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sparks & Daryl took amazing care of us at the high tops by the bar. Our glasses were never empty, the food was delivered fast, and it tasted amazing!
  38. KM

    KerryM

    Orlando

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food is good, not great, but they make up for it in service and ambiance.
  39. BM

    BetsyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot after the Duke basketball game to grab a beer and food. Take reservations so that was a plus. Beers were very tasty and my husbands short rib sandwich was devoured. My wings were great. The mango habanero sauce had pretty good heat and the Thai sauce was great AND very hot. Would recommend. Very good service!
  40. MH

    MashaH

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great seats in the center of all the nights lively activity! We had the best service fun food and we were able to enjoy a great experience with friends over fun drinks and tasty food. Very energetic place in the heart of downtown Durham.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Clouds Brewing-Durham does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Clouds Brewing-Durham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 251-8096.

Clouds Brewing-Durham is rated 4.7 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Clouds Brewing-Durham

905 W Main St, Ste 22A, Durham, NC 27701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main and Gregson Street in downtown Durham

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    BrightLeaf has several private lots around the restaurant. We have our main lot at Main and Gregson - with parking paid with a purchase. We have a private lot behind on Peabody Street and also lots of street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (919) 251-8096

  • Catering

    Our catering operations allow us to deliver the same quality food in individual plates or large buffet style dishes.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a 40 person private dining room along with areas of the restaurant that can be sectioned off for larger parties. The maximum size for this location is approximately 250 people. We have special catering menus for larger groups with fixed menus or by buffet style dining.

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