Red chairs & grey sofas on the rooftop of the Durham Hotel
Rooftop Dining at The Durham Hotel
Multiple guests taking in the downtown Durham views at our boutique hotel
Table with two drinks against a skyline.
Liquor bottles on a bar over suspended wine glasses.
Hands arranging shellfish on ice.
Smothered savory bar nachos at The Roof bar in downtown Durham, NC
The Roof At The Durham Logo in Red



The Roof is now open Weds-Sat, 5-10pm. Reservations are recommended due to limited capacity but are not required. We are accepting parties of up to 6.

Arrive at your selected time, our host will greet you in the lobby and conduct a contactless wellness check, then escort you to the Roof. The indoor bar is closed, so let our servers take care of you at your table, where you can enjoy cocktails and a selection of The Durham rooftop’s favorites.

Please note that we have implemented new policies to keep our guests and team members safe and comfortable. Masks are required at all times unless you are seated at your table. Learn more about our commitment to cleanliness here.

The Roof at The Durham is a year-round gathering spot for delicious, original food & beverage and unbeatable panoramic downtown views. You’ll find seasonal cocktails, a thoughtful craft beer list, and a collection of natural wine from small family producers, as well as a stylish raw bar focusing on NC shellfish and an evolving menu of shareable small plates like Durham nachos and a hickory-smoked carrot dog, farmers’ market salads and assortments of snacks.

Visitors and locals mingle on the Roof for nights of collaborative jazz, rock shows, photography exhibits, DJ dance parties, guided stargazing and birdwatching, holiday sing-a-longs, and tap takeovers with NC breweries. The Roof is enclosed and fully heated in cooler months when our cozy lounge seating is decked out with Pendleton blankets and the kitchen dishes up mugs of warm soups and griddled sandwiches.

Click Here to inquire about large private or semi-private group roof reservations.

Old Fashioned from The Roof Bar at the Hotel Durham in North Carolina

The Durham

Our signature cocktail is a blend of cognac, rum, 10-year tawny port, Benedictine and angostura bitters that pays homage to tales of the raucous 18th-century tavern originally on site.

Sundays at Noon On Hold Temporarily

Sundays at Noon On Hold Temporarily

Yoga on the Roof On Hold Temporarily

Yoga on the Roof On Hold Temporarily



Weds, 5-10pm
Thurs, 5-10pm
Fri, 5-10pm
Sat, 5-10pm

Reservations recommended. Reserve now.


The Kitchen is open with a new expanded menu of larger plates and rooftop favorites.

Kitchen hours: Weds-Sat, 5-10pm.