City Beverage, located at 4810 Hope Valley Road in Durham, N.C., is an American-fare restaurant offering more than 32 draft beers and an extensive wine list. Patrons will enjoy delicious food options and an eclectic atmosphere. Locals are sure to run into friends and neighbors most any day of the week.
Interior decor features include colorful leis hanging from the ceiling, buxom pinups on the walls and comfy, '50s diner-inspired seating. But the place to be during nice weather days is out on City Beverage's cozy outdoor patio. Wrought iron tables and chairs abound, surrounded by festive tiki torches to protect you from the summer bugs and umbrellas to shield you from the summer sun.
Need to stay connected? Working lunch? City Beverage offers free wireless Internet access for its customers.
Serving both lunch and dinner, the menu includes staples like the Turkey Club (served with garlic fries and a side of garlic aioli) and Chicken Wings (covered in traditional buffalo style sauce, house made BBQ sauce or City Beverage's spicy signature sauce) alongside the exotic like Banh Mi Chay (the newest trend: gourmet Vietnamese sandwiches served on crust French baguettes) and yummy "Green Sticks" (beer-battered asparagus with a lemon-chive aioli). The menu rotates seasonally and daily specials add to your choices.
The beer list includes old standbys like PBR and Guinness as well as local favorites from French Broad Brewery and Triangle Brewery. Wine offerings include a very drinkable house chardonnay (a great buy at only $4.25 per glass) and selections from California, Oregon, Germany, Italy, Argentina, South Africa and France.
Looking to reclaim your youth? Check out City Beverage's Lava Lounge for a late-night drink or two. This funky bar with a jukebox, pool tables and video games is the perfect spot for a blind date, a gathering of friends or a cool after-dinner drink. The Lava Lounge is open Tuesday through Thursday, 5 p.m. - "until" and Friday/Saturday, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
City Beverage is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday brunch is served 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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