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“great choice of beers”

The Head of Steam Durham
Ranked #19 of 334 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$19
Cuisines: Brew Pub
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Nice place very popular great choice of beers ,one of the better places to drink in durham.Also serves reasonably priced food.

Thank terrierz
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We had a Drinks get together for a leader. It was good. Food is fine, nothing great. Good selection of drinks, almost everything. Only issue is, lot of time u feel that only 1 staff is working and rest of them are atanding near by watching the other person work. That looks awkward.

Thank Gaurav S
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Head of Steam is easily one of my favourite bars I’ve been to. Has the true feel of a place that embodies beer, and the selection is always full of surprises and new brands. Gets really busy on the evenings, which is amazing for the atmosphere, but it can be a bit annoying if you want to chat with mates (especially in the Winter when it’s cold - they could do with a few more heat lamps scattered around in those months).

The food is a bit lackluster - the beer selection is so great, this kind of dampens the overall quality of the place I feel. The place can also get a bit dirty when it’s busy - the staff are all attentive and hard-working, but the toilets/etc can start to smell quite quickly into the night.

Great place all-in-all, definitely worth a stop on a night out or for some drinks with mates - love the atmosphere, but there are way better places in Durham if you’re hungry too. Don’t get me wrong, the food isn’t bad - just doesn’t match the quality of the alcohol on offer at all.

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Thank karenstobbs
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous bar for the beer enthusiast. Not only is there an excellent choice of hand pulled ales but an incredible choice of beers from around the world in bottles.

The staff are excellent, knowledgable and very helpful. The bar also caters for non beer drinkers with wines and spirits.

An absolute gem and must visit when in Durham.

Thank david1960uk
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Visted here many of times. However the staff are fabulous and the beer is constantly rotating which makes life interesting. I would recommemded this bar to all. The smoked beer from Germany is a MUST if you like dark beers

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