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 bar is now open for walk-up service, and reservations no longer required!


Tables will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis if you wish to sit and enjoy our menu of snacks and small plates. Otherwise, we invite you to grab a drink from the bar and mingle in the open-air area, like you used to.


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.

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.

Private Events On The Roof

Private Events On The Roof

Yoga on the Roof

Yoga on the Roof



Tues-Thurs 5-10:30pm
Fri-Sat 5-midnight

Please note, the Roof will be closed on January 20th due to weather.


The Kitchen is open with snacks and shareable plates.

Tues-Thurs 5-9:30pm
Fri-Sat 5-10pm