The Pit proudly serves authentic whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue in downtown downtown Durham's DIY District. A celebration of all of the great culinary offerings of the Old North State, The Pit has made a name for itself as the destination for the state's signature cuisine. The pigs used to produce the barbecue are all raised in North Carolina using AWA certified farming practices, and the freshest of the state's bountiful produce is featured in the starters, sides and desserts.
Going far beyond traditional barbecue offerings with some contemporary twists on Southern favorites, The Pit also serves Texas-style brisket, baby back ribs, smoked turkey, triple-battered fried chicken, and a can't-miss barbecue tofu dish. The tradition of Southern hospitality mixes well with The Pit's contemporary setting in a beautifully restored 1950's 7-Up bottling Plant.
All of the spirits at The Pit have been handpicked to enhance the smoked and sometimes spicy fare cooked over the pit, as well as with some of the more traditional entrees. We take this to new heights with dinners that pair specific wines and beers with barbecue. And if it's bourbon you want, we've got a selection of fine bourbon whiskey meant to awaken even more smoky flavors from the pit.
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