Durham >Food & Dining > Joe & Jo's Downtown
427 W Main St, Durham, NC | Directions 2770135.997200 -78.905100
Neighborhoods: Downtown, City Center
No longer exists – Sadly, Jo has moved and sold the bar. Work is being done and rumor has it the place will re-open as an Irish pub.
Casual neighborhood bar that gives Durham dwellers a place to call home. – In Short
This cozy, mellow hangout attracts mostly 30-somethings who crave good conversation and cold beer. The mishmash decor of '50s-era tables and bar stools, old cinema posters and photographs of France give more of a coffeeshop feel than that of a bar--but the casual vibe is gloriously free of pretension. If you're a slave to the jukebox, remember to bring some quarters.
Eclectic Music with a side of fun – Everytime I go to Jo and Joes I have the best time and hear some of the best music in the area. Highly recommended even with all the traffic disruptions from the construction on downtown Durhams streets. Get your keister down there!
WHAT A PLACE – I just love this place! It's homey and exciting. The people there are open and so funny at times! Some can be snobs but it's always fun when people mess with them. HA HA just kidding. Joanne is great and She needs to find a bigger place. I have worked with Jo and she is such a sweet person. I love the Fries and their Ranch Dressing. The cuban is to die for!!!! YOU ROCK SISTER!!!!
We left before the food arrived – After the rave reviews we were disappointed. It was poorly lit, cold, and not welcoming. Perhaps if you wanted to sit at the bar, fine, but this is not the place to go for a lunch out downtown.
Great little bar... – For a bar, the food at J&J's is very very good. I recommend the fries!
Great Burger! – Joe & Joe's is one of those places where their coupon does the trick. It gets you in the place to try their food and hooks you! I had a cup of gumbo that blew me away and followed it with a really great burger. I miss the New Orleans Cookery that occupied the space years ago, but with Joe & Jo's the void has been eased. I'll be back!
very good – Joe and Jo's has become an excellent place to spend time, especially if you are doing something at The Carolina, seeing The Bulls etc. The food is great for the price and they now have a full bar. I am very excited to see this sort of business in downtown Durham.
GRRRRRRRREAT! – This place is the place to hang-out in Durham! My husband (Chris) and I have been there a few times and we have had a ball evertime that we went there. The food rocks (Try the Cuban Sandwich) and rest well...I will just put it this way...it is some of the best food that I have ever had. The atmosphere is wonderfull...small and homey, unique, and warm, also the live music is out of this world. This is a place for everyone, black, white, gay straight, everyone mingles with everyone. ROCK ON JO AND JOE! You have made the best hang-out in town!
Cozy joint with new friends – Joe and Jo become new friends as you frequent their place. The joint is cozy and sweetly decorated. The food is tasty and simple with suttle twists. This establishment believes in the community and shows pieces by local artists. One beer quickly becomes five or six as one loses track of time steeped in conversation and laughs. If only I lived closer!!!
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