The Bullpen, at 359 Blackwell Street in Durham, is in the heart of Durham, next to the Durham Performing Arts Center and American Tobacco Campus. It’s also in the shadow of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
It’s the place to go for a pre-game drink or to cheer on the Bulls. It also has a game room.
The live music has a focus on blues, but is not limited to blues. There are some great singer/songwriter, solo and Americana artists too.
A dollar from every pint is donated to Music Maker Relief Foundation, a non-profit that was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians who make that music.
The menu includes wings (with a ton of choices for sauce), waffle fries, “Buffalo brownies,” and a rotating selection of craft beers, many local.
- Live music every Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
- Free pinball and pool every Monday after 4 p.m.
- Woolly’s Big Blues Jam the 3rd Sunday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
- Live music Tuesdays and Thursdays (time varies)
These events are from their calendar:
Tuesday, August 1st, 8:30 p.m.: Ben de la Cour
Thursday, August 3rd, 8:30 p.m.: Gospel Night with the Glorifying Vine Sisters
Friday, August 4th, 8:30 p.m.: The Buckstankle Boys
Saturday, August 5th, 8:30 p.m.: Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue
Tuesday, August 8th, 8:30 p.m.: Chris Watts
Thursday, August 10th, 8:30 p.m.: Alexa Rose
Friday, August 11th, 8:30 p.m.: Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen
Saturday, August 12th, 8:30 p.m.: Abe Reid & The Spikedrivers
Sunday, August 13th, 5:30 p.m.: Live Band Karaoke w/ Bob Stephens
Tuesday, August 15th, 7 p.m.: Tim & Susan Wells
Thursday, August 17th, 7 p.m.: Isaac Smith
Friday, August 18th, 8:30 p.m.: Harvey Dalton Arnold
Saturday, August 18th, 8:30 p.m.: ZOOCRU
Sunday, August 20th, 5:30 p.m.: Woolly’s Big Blues Jam
Tuesday, August 22nd, 8:30 p.m.: Skyler Drew Foust
Thursday, August 24th, 8:30 p.m.: The Petty Thieves
Friday Augut 25th, 8:30 p.m.: Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen
Saturday, August 26th, 8:30 p.m.: Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue