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The Patio at Unscripted Hotel

4.4
56 Reviews
$30 and under
Grill
18+ to swim, 21+ only after 8pm. Last call one hour before close.

The Patio is Unscripted Durham's seasonal rooftop pool which offers a full service New Americano Beach-stro restaurant. The Patio is a one-stop resort like atmosphere with unmatched views of the Durham skyline and personalized service. The Patio provides a unique experience where locals can relax, drink, eat and have fun. On the weekends enjoy local DJs while eating poolside.

Experiences

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Special menus

  • Cocktails & Cuisine

     $35.00 per person 
     Prepaid
    Nov 7, 2020 only
    Find your inner mixologist and join us for a Fall cocktail making class in The Studio from 3pm-4:30pm. Learn how to create Rum inspired cocktails featuring a spin on a Dark & Stormy and a classic Daiquiri. Enjoy a special prepared appetizer by Chef Oscar to pair with your cocktails for the ultimate afternoon treat. Classes are intimate and additional gifts will be given away! Stick around for more fun in an Igloo afterwards. Tickets $35.
  • Cocktails & Cuisine Class

     $35.00 per person 
     Prepaid
    Nov 21, 2020 only
    Find your inner mixologist and join us for a Fall cocktail making class in The Studio from 3pm-4:30pm. Learn how to create tequila cocktails featuring a Midnight Margarita & Paloma and more curated by our resident bartender. Enjoy special prepared bites by Chef Oscar to pair with your cocktails for the ultimate afternoon treat. Classes are intimate and additional gifts can be won! Stick around with us after for more fun on the Patio. Tickets $35

Offers

Working Women Wednesdays!

Oct 14 - Nov 25, 2020 · Wed 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
All Working Women come out and enjoy an evening to celebrate you! From 4PM-8PM any lady who drops a business card or mentions the Working Women Wednesday Promotion will receive 20% off her alcohol tab for that evening. Bring a business card for a chance to win a $50 Voucher to be used at a later date!

Igloos at Unscripted

Oct 18, 2020 - Mar 31, 2021 · Sun 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Wed - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Fri 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tucked away within the Patio, Unscripted is debuting a pop-up dining experience with private igloos for the ultimate winter wonderland adventure. With a picturesque setting and festive socially distanced atmosphere, the igloos fuse the energy and flair that the Patio is known for. Escape to our winter wonderland and enjoy views of Downtown Durham. Great for parties from 5 to 10. Visit Igloos at Unscripted through OpenTable to Reserve today!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 56 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Aparna
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambience. Visited in fall so the only thing to consider is the temperature, heaters aren't available besides all tables so can get bit cold in the evenings.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere was amazing. The host were great with helping my group of 6 relax and enjoy a beautiful night out

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went on a night when there was a DJ and it was great! We were very impressed with how seriously the employees were taking covid safety standards as well. The food was good, drinks are a little pricey, especially when your wine comes in a plastic cup, but otherwise, it was great!

JD
JDNC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing rooftop bar and eatery. Food was great and service exceptional. Fun spot for any time of day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Most of our group ordered the same item, 45 minutes later we are told that item is not available after we have already been there for 1hr and 30 minutes. When we finally get food the toast is so hard that you couldn't bite through it.

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Comeonunscripted
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service, great view but disappointed in the quality of product that was served at Unscripted. I know that you pay more than retail for any bottle service. But Unscripted for $40 to serve a bottle of $4.99 Astoria Prosecco is unacceptable. The prosecco was so bad that we were unable to finish and that was a first ever. I am not saying a top shelf prosecco but come on there a ton of $15 bottles that taste better.

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Eks2
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We went for a couples' dinner expecting something nice, and were very disappointed. There was a DJ and the main menu choice were burgers or fried foods. The drinks were overpriced and subpar. We were clearly not alone in our surprise as we saw an older couple enter dressed for a nice dinner and promptly order their food to-go after being seated for 10 minutes. This place needs to be marketed as it is, that being not for a nice meal out of the house.

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PinkieK
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at special event put on by Unscripted. The food was yummy and original, the service attentive and the entertainment beyone compare. Love the special adult beverages, boozy pops and adult "juice pouches." Very fun afternoon sitting in the cabana! Thank you, Unscripted!

DJ
DJones
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitresses and manager were friendly, professional, and accommodating. Ambience. Nice View. Nice Weather. Variety of seating options.

NJ
NicJ
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

food was great-- service was decent. I was surprised food was served in plastic to-go containers but it was really good!

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GonzaGoodness
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Did not feel safe given Covid. People drunk, yelling and dancing. Party scene. Service slow. Food mediocre and too pricey for what it was. I’d try again after the pandemic.

SJ
StepheniaJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends outing

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Dana
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great location! Service was a little slow, even though the place wasn't full, but still fun spot to eat outside

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ElizabethL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If the DJ is playing Reggae - you can't find a more relaxing weekend escape spot!

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SutinaR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guest and I experience was phenomenal! It was a great sunny day! Music was appropriate. Manager was working extra hard to make sure everything ran very smoothly! I did not request an umbrella table but the manager female host made air our request was met! What a great time we had!

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RobbieO
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Patio and the people at the Unscripted Durham. Plenty of love, fun, great service, and an amazing atmosphere!

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MalikaV
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have spent a very good night at the Patio: the food was delicious and we recommend the Patio Burger and theCrispy Crisp Chicken Sandwich- the service is friendly yet dynamic and highly professional. All in the good vibes brought by DJ Special K.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Small, clean, pleasant staff, good but pricey cocktails. Beer and wine obviously less costly. I did enjoy my Frose very much. Little shade so plan accordingly. Good DJ. View of Durham. Go with a couple of friends as chairs and tables are separated by 6 feet. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It’s marketed as a pool patio lounge-ish type place with a small, select menu and live music. The decor and ambiance were cool - a retro type feel. But otherwise it felt more like a Myrtle Beach pool bar. All the food was served in plastic to-go type containers. Plastic utensils were thrown on the table. And we didn’t even get plates to share some the appetizers we ordered. I realize it’s a pool area so there are limits on what can be used for serving - but some decent acrylic plates and cups would have been nice. Especially when you’re paying $14-$17 (ish) per menu item. The food was basic (nothing exciting) and pretty small portions. The drinks were good, but tiny. Literally served in mini plastic cups that were maybe about the same size as 2 or 3 shots might be. Add ice and you’re down $15 bucks in three swigs. The service was good - and I know my table was especially high maintenance - but after we got our food, they seemed to forget we were there (or maybe they wished we would just leave already lol). Net net - I wouldn’t return unless I was laying by the pool in my suit. I definitely wouldn’t celebrate any special occasion there. We came for a birthday...and it was lackluster.

SJ
ScottJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

It was a huge let down! My wife and I were looking forward to trying this place out, as they have a roof top and brunch. However our experience was at best subpar! The only thing going for this place is the drinks. The brunch food was not worth the money. The huevos rancheros was a joke! It was suppose to be 3 eggs and I got two. The toast for the mashup was burnt. Definitely will not be back!

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Blissfulone31
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday for my sister! Fun time, the employees weren’t super upbeat but it’s Covid so I know things are different. They were pleasant & helpful. Nice atmosphere. :).

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CReese
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food & service.

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vipLuvtodine
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since restaurants closed due to pandemic! It was a wonderful experience with safety measures in place! The food and service was fantastic! I’ll definitely be back! With my bathing suit!

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AdrienneH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view from The Patio of the Durham skyline is beautiful. The food was delicious, service was fast and friendly, and the drinks were great! A great place to meet up with friends and have a nice time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner on the roof with delicious Frose, a beautiful sunset, friendly service and a fabulous dj!

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vipMax2310
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Really fun spot! Great hidden location, really enjoyed it. Hard to find fun places like this in Durham

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vipCruisegal
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I'm sorry, I did not think the brunch menu was great, and the food was just so-so. The service,however, was OUTSTANDING. Cute little quirky place. Would give it another chance, just not for brunch.

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TomTom
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great...the general manager was 5 ⭐️....the place has a retro feel...!

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Jenn
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their vegan burger! Their drinks are always delicious and I really like coming when they have a dj.

CJ
CmJo
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Unscripted! Food was excellent and the pool party with the DJ was a blast.

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Brandi
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, music and atmosphere! Will definitely return!

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MaryW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little bit pricey for what we got out of it, but a fun place to meet friends. Unfortunately, there is very little to protect you from the heat (not much shade, didn't see fans). Brunch might be better than dinner.

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RobbieO
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people, great atmosphere, great food and drinks and especially GREAT service!!! It is our official staycation!
❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Father’s Day

KB
KaylaB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening! Staff was attentive and food was yummy!

JP
JanayP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% recommend this place. I'll definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was so great to be back on the patio! Everything felt very clean and safe and as always we love the staff and service. The food and the drinks were both very good as well.

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Quikfast
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Reviewed on July 19, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Great food, great people watching, drinks a little pricey but its a rooftop pool and I would higky suggest going here.

JF
vipJosephF
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food o.k., although choices limited. Variable service. And a way overloud DJ playing music to an almost empty venue...as other have noted, they really should turn it down until later at night when folks are looking for a party atmosphere. Not at 7:30 on a nice evening under the stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Check if their DJ by the pool is playing music... if so, way too loud for dinner.... we left so we could go somewhere to hear ourselves..

FAQs

The Patio at Unscripted Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.