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Bar service
$10 per person
Bar service
$10 per person

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More than just a restaurant, The Pit is an experience to be shared, enjoyed, and remembered. We invite you to celebrate and share the experience with friends, family and co-workers in one of our many private dining spaces. Our private dining manager will work with you from start to finish to create the perfect menu for the perfect event, no matter the size of the party.

Invite friends for a cocktail party on the rooftop, overlooking stunning views of downtown Durham. Gather co-workers together for a unique corporate party. Enjoy an elegant rehearsal dinner with close family and friends. Celebrate a birthday. We know how special your event is, and we look forward to taking care of you and your guests at The Pit.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Restaurant
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of The Pit Authentic Barbecue in Durham

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
12 Reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.8/5 12 reviews
Google
4.1/5 1605 reviews
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Matthew Sent on 07/31/2018
5 out of 5 rating
I would give The Pit 10 stars if I could. We had our son's day-after-wedding brunch for around 100 family and out of town guests at The Pit. Long story short---the food was delicious and the service exceptional! Liz, the catering manager was amazingly helpful in recommending menu choices. Many of our guests had never tried N. Carolina BBQ and Liz's suggestions were spot-on. Our guests raved about the food- pulled pork, beef brisket, baked beans, grilled vegetables, hush puppies and banana pudding. Vegetarians were offered BBQ soy nuggets which got a big thumbs up. The servers were so attentive, friendly and helpful. The downstairs room has a nice atmosphere and comfortably accommodated 100 guests. There was no fee to reserve the room aside from a minimum food/beverage tab which was quite reasonable. I searched quite a bit for a private dining room for a large party that wouldn't break the bank, and this was it. Complimentary valet parking is available- a big advantage when booking an event in downtown Durham. All in all, wonderful food, awesome service and a great value. So glad we booked The Pit!
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Andrew Sent on 06/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating
Liz and her event staff were absolutely amazing! They helped us put together an amazing menu, and really worked with us to get the most out of the space at the venue. While it didn't end up raining (thank goodness), we also put a rain plan in place so it wouldn't really have mattered much if it had. Before and during the wedding and reception, everything about The Pit was not only wonderful, but designed to make our lives as easy and stress-free as possible. Highest recommendation!
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Liz Sent on 07/27/2018
5 out of 5 rating
I'm so happy we had our rehearsal dinner at the pit. The coordination was super easy, the prices I found to be really reasonable and they were willing to work with us to figure out the bar situation ( we ended up basically having a little bar table with beer and wine which worked perfectly - some people went and got something harder from the bar and I don't think it was a big deal.

We were in the downstairs space.
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