Durham Bulls Athletic Park Ranked Best Stadium Experience of 2016

In 2016, the team at Stadium Journey explored and reviewed 761 different stadium experiences around the country stretching from crazy college stadiums to vibrant race tracks to the best baseball parks. Out of a massive list of bucket list sporting venues, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park ranked 9th overall! 

Here's what they had to say about our hometown park :: 

"The Durham Bulls are easily one of the most famous minor league franchises in baseball. That fame comes from the 1988 film "Bull Durham," a box-office hit that still tops critics lists as one of the best baseball films of all time. However, the club has a long and storied history before and since the movie. The first Durham team was known as the Tobacconists in 1902, ten years later the club would adopt the Bulls moniker. For nearly all of its history, they played at the original Durham Athletic Park (known locally as the DAP). The old wooden bandbox was full of charm and thankfully, it still stands at its original location a short distance to the north.

Perhaps, the popularity of the film allowed for the construction of a new Durham Bulls Athletic Park (D-BAP) in 1995. The current park has undergone numerous renovations and expansions in its relatively short life. No longer the scrappy losers of their film counterparts, the Bulls made the jump to the Triple-A International League in 1998 the same year they began their current affiliation with the Tampa Bay Rays. This necessitated the first large restructuring of the park to its current 10,000-seat capacity. There have been five major renovations to the park, including changes in 2014 that nearly redesigned the park completely."

What an honor to be listed among these amazing venues! Congrats to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It's truly an amazing experience. 

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Pay-By-Ounce Taproom Coming to Downtown Durham

Asheville-based Bar Slated for Durham's Unscripted Hotel

Exciting news for our friends at the new Unscripted Hotel in Downtown Durham! Pour Taproom, an Asheville-based bar with locations in Greenville, SC and Santa Cruz, CA, announced today that its newest national location will be in Downtown Durham at Unscripted Hotel. The new bar concept will feature 50 craft beers, ciders and wines on tap where guests can pour their own brews.

Just another reason why Downtown Durham is the place to be! Stay tuned for more. Cheers!


The Unscripted Hotel is currently being renovated in Durham's old Jack Tar Hotel space. It's part of the same development group, Austin Lawrence Partners, that's building One City Center on Corcoran Street.

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Our Favorite Places in Durham NC Video

Some of Our Favorite Spots in Bull City

We love this city. It inspires creativity, it encourages growth, and it nurtures a diverse and welcoming community. We're proud to be a part of it.

The future One City Center will put residents, retailers and businesses mere steps from Durham's best restaurants, nightlife, entertainment venues and more. We set out with our video camera to capture a handful of these places.

Enjoy some of our favorite spots around Downtown Durham and beyond!

The Bullpen Opens in Downtown Durham

Wings, Blues & Brews...and Bulls!

Bull Durham Beer Company just opened a brand new taproom space at American Tobacco Campus serving Downtown Durham with an ever-changing beer program, delicious wings, and live blues music weekly. The Bullpen, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in the Diamond View III building (359 Blackwell St), will be open 7 days a week from 11am to midnight. 

Durham's new "Wing Joint You've Been Looking For" features a delicious food menu, draft offerings + a fully stocked bar, a pool table, soon-to-be arcade games, and a live music program provided by Music Maker Relief Foundation. The Bullpen will match all donations to Music Maker through the Give!Guide by donating $1 from each pint sold up to $10,000.

A bar that gives back? We'll cheers to that! Go check this place out. It's awesome.