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 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.

The Roof at The Durham accepts reservations for parties of 6 to 10 guests by calling 919-768-8831. Subject to availability and weather permitting. Click Here to book 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

Sundays at Noon

Yoga on the Roof

Yoga on the Roof



The Roof is temporarily closed due to COVID-19


The Kitchen is temporarily closed due to COVID-19