The Bar Durham

Home of the Slut Bucket

Based within the heart of Old North Durham’s Warehouse District, the bar is the OG Bull City LGBTQ home base. The latest iteration of a more than two decade long tradition of clubbing for queers. We’ve reinvented the space with the intention to carry on the legacy of 711 Rigsbee Avenue. "Cheers" during the week "Lit"uations on the weekends. Oh, and did we mention we have hookahs?

the bar is a place to come with friends, or make friends– to share drinks after work, watch your favorite sporting events, drag shows, and karaoke and MirIAm's Open mic. On Friday and Saturday nights catch a vibe with our DJs. We pride ourselves on being inclusive – this is a bar for everyone to enjoy. Most importantly, we recognize that YOU make the bar. This isn’t just the bar – it’s YOUR bar!

 

Jazzy Drag Show: THE WIZ PRODUCTION
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Jazzy Drag Show: THE WIZ PRODUCTION

Come on and Ease on down, ease on down to The Bar for fun night of Drag, Dance and Drink. This month's show will feature the hit musical The Wiz! With hit songs like Home, Ease on Down the Road, Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News, You Cant Win and more!!! All performed by our amazing cast of Cheetah Tarajae, Kimora Brooks, My'Kel Knight-Addams Iman and of course your host Jazmine Brooks.

Speaking of winning...Jazmine will be giving away some early Xmas presents too...Want to win a free TV??? Join us Friday December 15th for a great show, the best dance music, awesome drink specials and Jazzy's Xmas giveaways...Admission is $5. Showtime is 11pm!

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Carolina Waves Open Mic Hosted by K97.5 Mir.I.Am and DJ RNB
Jan
3
7:30 PM19:30

Carolina Waves Open Mic Hosted by K97.5 Mir.I.Am and DJ RNB

 Open Mic Wednesdays 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at The Bar hosted by K97.5's Mir.I.am. (Carolina Waves host)

Singers/ rappers/ dancers welcome. 

7:30-11:30pm

Early arrival highly suggested.

$5 entry. 1 song allowed. Must sign up at door. 

Optional: 

Priority slots available: 2 song. Guaranteed slot. Limited.

Reserved slots available: 1 song. Guaranteed slot. Limited.

FLASH DRIVES ONLY!!!!!!!

We will be scouting for upcoming Carolina Waves Shows and other opportunities. Bring your A game and your squad. 

Email info@carolinawaves.com with questions!

 

 

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Share The Love Christmas Party
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Share The Love Christmas Party

Join us for The Bar's Inaugural Share the Love Holiday Party!
Give love this Christmas, in your holiday finest. Join us at the bar for a night of giving, joy, libations, friends and dancing.
Make this a Very Special Christmas for local children & families and help us gather gifts for ages 1-18 years old. Don't worry about wrapping we kidnapped some elves from Santa to help us do it for you.
Admission for this event is an unwrapped toy or gift with a value of $15 or more or $10 admission at the door.
In an effort to initiate "Durham takes care of its Own" we are switching it up from our traditional Holiday Charity event to focus on families in our community.
For those that cannot attend the event we will be accepting unwrapped gifts from December 1st-10th and donations through Eventbrite link below.

Here is a list of current items we are looking to receive:
Barbie Dolls
Barbie Dream Camper
Dolls
Hello Kitty Items
Spider-Man Toys
Batman Toys
Bikes
PS4 Games
Basketball
Princess Toys
Remote Control Cars
Boys Shoes sizes 8 & 13
Boys Toddler Clothes 3-4T
Child Nightgown Size M
Perfume
Body Wash
Walmart Gift Cards

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Saturn Re Burns Party
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Saturn Re Burns Party

HOLY FUCK!
Its Sarah and Julians Birthday weekend! 
Get Ready for the biggest local burn of the day. we got fire spinners, fire breathing, and a motherfucking bonfire. 
we got local artists doing live painting and dancing to mixes from our favortie DJ's. 

HUBBBLE!
https://soundcloud.com/hubbble

MARSHALL JONES!
https://www.mixcloud.com/marshalljones/

NEURON HUSKEY!
https://soundcloud.com/neuronhusky

DOPE GOATS ENTERTAINMENT!
https://www.facebook.com/DopeGoats/

THE COOP FOOD TRUCK!
http://www.thecoopfoodtruck.com/

$5 Cover  18+

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Kingdem Karaoke
Dec
7
9:00 PM21:00

Kingdem Karaoke

Flagship Kingdem Karaoke Party. Wireless Mics, fog effects, concert lighting. Come be a superstar Every Thursday. DJ RNB. Food. Drink Specials. 18+

http://kingdemkaraoke.com for full song list and mobile app

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Carolina Waves Open Mic Hosted by K97.5 Mir.I.Am and DJ RNB
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Carolina Waves Open Mic Hosted by K97.5 Mir.I.Am and DJ RNB

 Open Mic Wednesdays 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at The Bar hosted by K97.5's Mir.I.am. (Carolina Waves host)

Singers/ rappers/ dancers welcome. 

7:30-11:30pm

Early arrival highly suggested.

$5 entry. 1 song allowed. Must sign up at door. 

Optional: 

Priority slots available: 2 song. Guaranteed slot. Limited.

Reserved slots available: 1 song. Guaranteed slot. Limited.

FLASH DRIVES ONLY!!!!!!!

We will be scouting for upcoming Carolina Waves Shows and other opportunities. Bring your A game and your squad. 

Email info@carolinawaves.com with questions!

 

 

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Project Scrubway
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Project Scrubway

Join Spectrum and Nursing Students Without Borders for Project Scrubway, the nursing world's version of Project Runway! 

Come out for a night of hospital drag, trivia, and drink specials on November 18th, at The Bar (711 Rigsbee Ave.). Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. 

We provide excess/unusable medical supplies from Remedy and teams use them to create stunning outfits and walk the runway! Judges include some of DUSON's finest faculty and staff - Raymond Brisson, Dr. Helen Gordon, Dr. Margie Molloy, and Dr. Kathleen Turner. Prizes for the winning model and design team!

Food. Drink Specials. 18+

 

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Kingdem Karaoke
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Kingdem Karaoke

Flagship Kingdem Karaoke Party. Wireless Mics, fog effects, concert lighting. Come be a superstar Every Thursday. DJ RNB. Food. Drink Specials. 18+

http://kingdemkaraoke.com for full song list and mobile app

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Sinful Saturdays
Nov
11
9:00 PM21:00

Sinful Saturdays

SCORPIO TAKEOVER...Come Sin with us tonight @ The Bar...Music by the one and only DJ RNB, Drink Specials, Food, Games, Heated Outdoor Patio, Bonfire Backyard & More... $5 after 10pm 18+. Scorpios In Free All Night!

 

 

 

 

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Kingdem Karaoke
Nov
9
9:00 PM21:00

Kingdem Karaoke

Flagship Kingdem Karaoke Party. Wireless Mics, fog effects, concert lighting. Come be a superstar Every Thursday. DJ RNB. Food. Drink Specials. 18+

http://kingdemkaraoke.com for full song list and mobile app

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What's Good For Tonight?

Weekly Turn Ups

Hip Hop and Dope Goats Fire Spinners Every Wednesday

Carolina Waves Open Mic Hosted By Mir.I.Am. and DJ RNB Every Other Wednesday @ 9pm

Kingdom Karaoke Every Thursday @ 9pm

Jazzy Drag Every Third Friday @ 11pm