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Airbnb. Durham’s got some airbnb rooms for you.
Durham Marriott City Center. This one is right across the street from the Armory.
Duke Towers. About a 15 minute walk from the Armory.
Hilton Garden Inn. This one is about a 5 minute car ride. Near Ninth Street where there are lots of good cheap eats.
Geer Street Garden. Good food in a comfortable atmosphere. Check out their fish tacos. 644 Foster Street.
Loaf. Yummy baked goods and coffee. 111 W. Parrish Street.
Pizzeria Toro isn’t super cheap, but some pretty good thin crust pies pop out of its wood burning oven.
Bull City Burger and Brewery. Good burgers and beer -Eric Knisley
Another good local restaurant close to the Armory is Dos Perros –Eric Knisley
A bit of a hike from the Armory, but very good is The Federal -Eric Knisley (My veggie pick: black bean sliders -bb)
Super-pricey and super-good, The Revolution. -Eric Knisley
If you want some NC-style bbq, try The Pit. They have barbecued tofu & occasional experimental film screenings upstairs. -bb
Parts&Labor at Motorco. Very casual, good cheap eats and a good bar. Across the street from Fullsteam. -Ev
JC’s Kitchen.“Where the food is anointed and you won’t be disappointed,” it says on the wall. Soul food that’s good for the soul.
M Sushi is probably the best sushi in the whole dang Triangle, but expect to pay for it.
Fullsteam Brewery. Really good beer. 726 Rigsbee Avenue. (The ambience: Hipster brew pub meets Chuck E. Cheese birthday party. I mean this in a good way.-bb)
I’d suggest sitting out back at Pinhook and watching the freight trains roll by, but most people go for the booze and the bands. -bb
The bar high atop the Durham Hotel is a nice perch where you can sip a swanky cocktail and survey D-ham. Oh yeah, and you can get a more-than-decent cappuccino in the lobby bar.