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!


J Copes All Black Summer Event
to Aug 19

J Copes All Black Summer Event

This years J.Cope Birthday Bash will be the biggest Leo Celebration in NC, with plenty of fun for all. Hosted by K97.5's Mir-I-am, DJ Rnb on the Outside Tented Sound Stage and The Legendary DJ Sedrick giving us the best House Music on the inside dance floor.

There will be Social Media Personalities Co-Host King Tonio and Jamal Paisley streaming Live intermittently to over 250K Followers, live performances by some of the best NC Artist & Personalities, rising R&B Star Coriology (ATL) singing tunes from his new project "Catchin' Feelings" and plenty more to follow....also with a Special Live Performance by none other than incredible B.Slade aka Tonex.

Suggested Attire: All Black Summer Party

General Admission: $15.00 in advance
General Admission: $20.00 at the door before Midnight**
(Stay tuned for updates on Artist Area, Friends & Family ticketing soon!)

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to Jul 23


All new Sunday Night powered by INMYBAG ENT!
Ladies Free all night long! All others free before 11pm. 
Henny, Ciroc and Crazy Cheap Drink Specials, Exotic Dancers, NEW FOOD MENU and more!


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Carolina Waves Open Mic Night
to Jul 12

Carolina Waves Open Mic Night

Carolina Waves Open Mic returns to The Bar! Miss it and wait until September!  First 10 who sign up @ the door guarantee to perform. After that, it's based on time permitting, so get there early. Live cypher kicks off at 8! Signs ups start at 7:30. 18+. Bring ID. $5 before 9, $10 after. Free to perform. All pre-slots are gone. Door sign ups only.

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to Jun 24


The hottest and best party of the year. The Foam Party is back and we will be going all out. Giveaways, 2 DJs, Prizes, Drink Specials, Food and more...Come check us out! 
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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