Headed to Pour Taproom? Here's Everything You Need to Know

Pour Taproom is one of our Premium partners for Durham, so we headed over there to get the DL on how to have the best experience possible. Whether you're Premium or not, read on to learn why it’s awesome, what dishes not to miss, and pro tips for making the most of your time (and moolah). 

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Pour Taproom 101

Located on the ground floor of the Unscripted Hotel, Pour Taproom does things a little different from your everyday bar. Here, a flick of the wrist is all you need to unleash 60+ craft brews, ciders, and wines on tap. It’s a DIY, pay-by-the-ounce spot with an unbelievable selection, tasty menu, and a patio that’s perfect for people-watching.

Pour is pretty much a commitment-phobe’s paradise, offering loads of options to give you “the variety and freedom you deserve.” Just don’t get confused when a waitress never comes to your table. At Pour, it’s all self-service—and that’s half the fun! Start a tab at the front and you’ll be outfitted with a wristband; wave over your chosen draft to unlock the tap and pour however much you want. 

Take some time to explore the 60+ craft beers, ciders, and wines on tap and then start swiping, sipping, sampling to your heart's content. Your wristband *magically* keeps track of what you owe—at the end of the night, saddle up at the register and you're good to go. Self-service has never been so much fun. 

What to Order

Since this is a pour-your-own spot, you’ll have to help yourself to a drink. Show your ID and swipe your card at the register up front and they’ll hand you with a wristband. Grab a glass, wave your wristband over your draft of choice, and fill your glass as much as you’d like. And with over 60 taps to choose from and a DIY, pay-by-the-ounce model, you can sip on as many beers, ciders, and wines as you'd like.

All that sampling has undoubtedly worked up an appetite. If you’re in need of a little nosh, Pour’s got a menu full of sliders ($8-$9), sandwiches ($7-$9), and snacks ($4).  It's all finger-friendly and shareable. 

In sticking with the DIY, sample-a-little-bit-of-everything vibe, we *highly* recommend creating your own Tasting Board ($4+). It starts with toasted baguette and fresh fruit, and from there, everything else is up to you (each add-on is $1-2). Will you go for four different kinds of cheese? Fancy olive oil? Pickles? Dark chocolate? And just when you thought you were done with decision making…

Pro Tips

  • The patio is dog-friendly and full of lawn—er—patio games.
  • Since there's no server waiting on you, there's no rush! Hang as long as you want.
  • If you are in a rush and need to check out fast, just drop your wristband at the front and ask them to add gratuity. No need to wait around for a bill—you're good to go!
  • If you've got a large group, call ahead and they'll save you a table. 

Headed to Pour Taproom? Here's Everything You Need to Know
Headed to Pour Taproom? Here's Everything You Need to Know