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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Open Mic

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

Singers/ rappers/ dancers welcome. 


Early arrival highly suggested.

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


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

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


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

Email with questions!



Earlier Event: January 13
Sinful Saturday
Later Event: January 18

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