American Tobacco Campus is designed with you in mind. With a taste and experience to satisfy any palate, it’s no wonder we welcome more than one million guests annually.
Boricua Soul is a Puerto Rican/Soul Food Fusion restaurant located in the heart of the American Tobacco Campus. Specializing in fast, casual and comfortable dining and catering. Please be sure to check our events calendar.
From the celebrated Triangle chef Zweli Williams, Ekhaya which means “home” in Zulu or Ndebele, brings bold Bantu Fusion tapas to the American Tobacco Campus. This eagerly-awaited elevated dining experience serves up the bold flavors of South Africa in a warm atmosphere. Make your reservation, make yourself at home.
Located near the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) and steps to the Durham Bulls Baseball Stadium, Mellow Mushroom has been a favorite for locals, sports fans, visitors, and students of Duke University for more than 10 years. Guests come in for the very best pizza, cold beer, craft cocktails, a unique atmosphere, and a great time! A large open floor plan, a full bar, and a welcoming patio area with an outdoor bar make this the best place to hang out and enjoy great pizza. Peace, love, pizza!
Burritos, bowls, quesadillas, tacos, nachos & salads that are fresh, flavorful and made for you with no freezers or microwaves. Vegetarian, gluten free and kid-friendly options. FREE chips, salsa bar, draft beer and the best queso in town!
Nanasteak is a contemporary American steakhouse, just steps from the DPAC. Voted best restaurant in Durham, we’re excited to skillfully execute any occasion, from date night to wedding and corporate events.
For decades, Durhamites and visitors alike have flocked to Parker & Otis for a casual breakfast with friends, a business lunch, a first date dinner, and everything in between.
Now located in the heart of American Tobacco, Parker & Otis is at home within the campus’ historic walls and ready to accommodate the more than one million workers, visitors, and residents that come to the campus each year.
With a full-day menu of southern-inspired dishes, there is something for everyone and anyone who enjoys delicious, scratch-made, and high-quality local fare.
Come for the Shrimp BLT and stay to work in the cafe or browse their eclectic and inspired retail shop.
Just look for the bright pink P&O sign calling you home.
Press is an open, airy, all-day café with an espresso bar, cocktail bar, and a seated crepe bar for watching the kitchen in action. Press also features an expansive covered patio.
The Press menu includes classic coffee and espresso drinks, 32 oz. coffee growlers to go and fair trade teas. Their scratch-made breakfast crepes are served all day, along with sweet and savory crepes, weekend specials like the hash brown waffle, avocado toasts, and signature sandwiches and salads. The cocktails, beer, and wine all rotate with the seasons and are focused on quality, consistency, and accessibility. Press features local purveyors whenever possible, including Counter Culture coffees, draft beers from Forgotten Road Ales in Graham, and Ashe County Hoop Cheese.
QueenBurger generated a cult following for its progressive pop-up burger bar when it opened in July 2020 as a pandemic “pivot” to the temporarily closed Kingfisher Cocktail Bar. INDY WEEK recognized QueenBurger as the “Best New Restaurant” in Durham, and EATER heralded it a “favorite”.
At ATC, QueenBurger fans will recognize their signature concise menu of double-patty “smash burgers” – made of local grass-fed Baldwin Beef, griddled onions, NC Hoop Cheddar Cheese, Special Sauce, and pickles, as well as the Carolina Burger with slaw and the sought-after beet-rich Veggie and Vegan burgers – all seared to perfection on a flattop grill, visible to guests. Shoestring fries – plain and “hot” – will be new to the line-up. Finish with artisan ice cream sandwiches from Rose’s Noodles, Dumplings, and Sweets.
Pair it all with a drink from nationally renowned mixologist and co-owner Sean Umstead who has designed a selection of original cocktails to complement the burger menu.
QueenBurger is located at 359 Blackwell St. in Diamond View III (directly adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park). Follow @EatQueenBurger and visit from 11am-8pm Monday through Saturday.
Seraphine is a Louisiana-inspired kitchen and bar, offering an updated interpretation of traditional classic dishes and cocktails in a lively and elegant atmosphere. ATC’s second restaurant by Brad and Graham Weddington of NanaSteak, Seraphine is an instant hot spot for outdoor dining with patio seating and its own water fountain.
Reserve a table or walk right in for cajun staples like gumbo, shrimp and grits, beignets and a top notch bar program.
The Waiting Room is a craft cocktail bar—with a twist. Flipping traditional food and drink pairing on its head, The Waiting Room serves small plates and desserts crafted to be paired with drinks, instead of the norm of pairing drinks with food. The elevated cocktail program features over 100 selections of bourbon, tequila, gin, scotch, vodka, and rum, including emphasis on local distillers. In addition to classic and innovative cocktails, attentive bartenders create drinks based on patron preferences. This relaxing space with speakeasy vibes is a great place to unwind while waiting for a table at an incredible local restaurant.
The Waiting Room is located in Downtown Durham’s American Tobacco Campus at 300 Blackwell Street, Suite 100. (Old Bull Building)
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe serves delicious, scratch-made Southern American food that is sourced locally. Guests can enjoy an incredible view overlooking the ballpark or take advantage of one of the restaurant’s many private event spaces. Tobacco Road is consistently rated a top dining destination for sports fans and families, with its made-from-scratch menu providing many options for guests with special dietsor food allergies.
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Enjoy our vibrant social scene with a signature cocktail, pint, or pinot noir at our Durham bar. An eclectic space that’s always thriving with live music and emerging artists, you can grab a quick after-work drink or dance it up late at night. It’s the place to be for locals and travelers alike. Got the munchies? Hot Bites are available to make sure your battery is on “full” before exploring all that Durham has to offer.
The Barber Shop, located in the lobby of the Crowe Building, is an old time place for men to get a haircut and a shave (plus some good conversation). Open Monday to Friday 8 AM to 4:45 PM, the Barber Shop at American Tobacco offers straight razor shaves, all types of haircuts, beard and goatee trims, tapers, fades, layer cuts and more.
A locally owned and operated full salon and day spa with two other Durham locations. Launched by a former Durham Public School teacher, Bella Trio Studio offers affordable beauty, styling and spa services designed for Durham’s working woman.
From the eclectic to the integral, Parker & Otis’ famed retail shop has what you need to outfit your home with one-of-a-kind finds and pick out the perfect gift for every occasion. Building off decades of experience and relationships with craftspeople and makers, Parker & Otis’ retail shop will not disappoint. Home goods, gifts, confections and gourmet foods, children’s books and toys, stationery, and a huge wine selection are available now next to the South Parking Deck.
Parker Paper Co. is an extension of the popular retail shop within Parker & Otis’ acclaimed restaurant. Parker Paper Co. focuses on those items dedicated to the tactile experience of putting pen (or pencil) to paper as well as gifts and grab and go sandwiches from the restaurant’s beloved menu.
The YMCA at American Tobacco, an extension of the Downtown Durham YMCA, occupies 10,000 square feet in the Fowler Building. The center offers personal trainers, group fitness classes, cardiovascular and strength training equipment, cycling classes and seasonal outdoor exercise.