General Info


  • Adress: 117 W. Main St. / Durham, NC 27701
  • Phone:(984) 244-7243
  • Twitter@thepinhook
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  • Email:
  • Booking:
  • You are welcome to bring in food AND your dog.
  • We have a great wireless connection.
  • We have an ATM.
  • We offer our space for rental just contact the email above.
  • If there is an event, the bar will serve as a regular bar until sound
    check or doors. You are welcome to stay and finish your drink and if
    you continue to stay you will be asked to pay the cover

The Pinhook has been Durham’s premier 250 cap venue for bands, music, dance parties, basic chilling, and collaborative / creative events for over TEN YEARS. We’ve hosted Dead Prez / Sylvan Esso / The Mountain Goats / The Blow / EMA / Big Freedia / Hiss Golden Messenger / Titus Andronicus / Jens Lekman / Le1f + many more.

We are a safer space for lgbtqia folks, POC groups, punks, lawyers, cyclists, trivia nerds, and almost everyone else.  We are also a bar, so come after work or early evening and drank w. us (albiet rootbeer or beer beer). We can offer our space for rent, for meetings, for events and for movies – just let us know what you’d like to do here.

  • National Touring Acts— Bands / Drag Queens / MC’s / DJ’s.
  • Monthlies like Drag Shows, Dance Parties, Karaoke, Trivia, Square Dances, Comedy
  • The Greatest Staff
  • Cheap Drinks
  • ATM
  • A Patio Out Back! Our patio is so awesome.

But the most important thing we have is YOU. The Pinhook is YOUR place. We believe that communities thrive when there is a public place for folks to be themselves, whether on stage or on a barstool, relaxing or rocking out. Come be you here – unless you are a biggot 🙂