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!

 

Roll Bounce Dance Party
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Roll Bounce Dance Party

It’s the winter of 2018 and if you’re looking for good times there is just one place to go: THE BAR where the music is hot, the girls and guys are hotter, and the entire atmosphere is dynamite. The staff at THE BAR once ruled supreme at their south side Durham rink, but when the doors of their favorite hangout closed, it marked the end of an era and the beginning of another that sees all of us venturing into completely foreign territory: The swanky new Sweetwater Roller Rink, with its sleek, well-to-do roller-boys and gorgeous girls in short-short
Ok, Ok...We really don't have a roller rink but we are clearing the whole place out to make room for a makeshift skate rink and yep we will have hopscotch and Double Dutch too. So come on out for a great time of skating, hopping, jumping and dancing! DJ RNB will be burning up the rink with all of your favorite Roll Bounce hits. Oh and don't forget to bring your skates...we don't have any rentals...lol.

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Durham Unplugged Concert Series
Jan
24
to Jan 25

Durham Unplugged Concert Series

Wednesday January 24th, the Ambassador of R&B Mr. Chenier and the GROWN & SEXY MOVEMENT returns to the Bull City...And he's not coming alone. Singing all of his hits from My Place, to Grown Man Ish, to the Nite and many others with surprise guests. Durham, are you ready for this show?? Then somebody make some NOIZE!! #Solid #TeamGrownandsexy #MrChenier #DurhamUnpluggedConcertSeries #TheBar

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Open Mic
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Open Mic

 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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Roll Bounce Skate Party
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Roll Bounce Skate Party

It’s the winter of 2018 and if you’re looking for good times there is just one place to go: THE BAR where the music is hot, the girls and guys are hotter, and the entire atmosphere is dynamite. The staff at THE BAR once ruled supreme at their south side Durham rink, but when the doors of their favorite hangout closed, it marked the end of an era and the beginning of another that sees all of us venturing into completely foreign territory: The swanky new Sweetwater Roller Rink, with its sleek, well-to-do roller-boys and gorgeous girls in short-short
Ok, Ok...We really don't have a roller rink but we are clearing the whole place out to make room for a makeshift skate rink and yep we will have hopscotch and Double Dutch too. So come on out for a great time of skating, hopping, jumping and dancing! DJ RNB will be burning up the rink with all of your favorite Roll Bounce hits. Oh and don't forget to bring your skates...we don't have any rentals...lol.

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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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Open Mic Year End Music Mixer
Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

Open Mic Year End Music Mixer

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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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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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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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