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!


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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+


Earlier Event: November 17
Jazzy Drag
Later Event: November 22
Turkey Jam

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