City Beverage

Durham, NC
Bar & Restaurant
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4810 Hope Valley Rd.
Durham, NC
Opened in 2004
Closed in February 2016
No longer in operation.

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Humuhumu’s description

City Beverage was a kitsch fantasia of a bar & restaurant, with a smattering of retro & vintage decor, including a good dose of tiki. Silk flower garlands hung from the ceiling, and a few tikis could be found in corners. City Beverage opened in 2004, and later expanded; the original area of the restaurant was now called the Lava Lounge. A few tropical drinks were served, including a Volcano Bowl. City Beverage closed in February 2016.


July 1, 2016, 7:34 AM
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LitClique has visited City Beverage.
September 19, 2014, 7:17 AM
My stop at City Bev yesterday was brief, a side excursion on a bigger trip to Raleigh. First impressions were great; though the decor was more spaceage bachelor pad than tiki, tiki interests were serviced, and it's clear the management takes care to keep everything in good condition.

My only drink order was a Missionary's Downfall, which dropped my assessment of the total experience just a bit. The menu touts it's DtBc's recipe, although my copy of BEACHBUM REMIXED indicates peach brandy, not peach liqueur, but what's it matter because all I could taste in the thing was a bit of pineapple juice through overpowering candy peach flavor. (To eat I had the fish tacos, which were pretty good.)
There are other tiki tips on the menu, and I'm sad there was no time to try another and give chance for a better result. But the next time I'm in the area I'm certain to drop by, hoping for a longer visit.
NC_Tiki_Club was a semi-regular at City Beverage.
June 8, 2012, 11:11 AM
I erroneously said "City Market" but meant "City Beverage" in my prior comment!
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