City Beverage

Durham, NC
Bar & Restaurant
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4810 Hope Valley Rd.
Durham, NC
Opened in 2004
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11am-2am
Sun 4pm-10pm
(919) 401-6500

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City Beverage



by 3 people



Everyone You
Decor 7.3
Drink Quality 5
Drink Selection 7
Food Quality 7
Food Selection 9.1
Mood 7
Music 4.6
Service 9.1
Tikiness 6
Tilt 6.6
Vibe 6

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Humuhumu’s description

City Beverage is a kitsch fantasia of a bar & restaurant, with a smattering of retro & vintage decor, including a good dose of tiki. Silk flower garlands hang from the ceiling, and a few tikis can be found in corners. City Beverage opened in 2004, and later expanded to its current size; the original area of the restaurant is now called the Lava Lounge. A few tropical drinks are served, including a Volcano Bowl.


City Beverage has its own parking lot.


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  • NC_Tiki_Club
  • abtiki
  • LitClique
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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 is 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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