Eat. Drink. Enjoy.

We Will Be Open For New Years Eve ūüćĺūüéä

Sunday 31st 

6pm - New Years Day

Holiday Closures

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December 2023

Sunday 24th 

Monday 25th

January  2024

Monday 1st -Monday 8th 2024

The Waiting Room is a place where two friends have come together to create a meeting place inspired by their deep understanding and love for community. Whether you need a place to unwind or are waiting for a table at an incredible local restaurant, The Waiting Room invites you to relax in their inclusive space to enjoy perfectly crafted cocktails, flavorful small plates, and delectable desserts. You can't buy happiness, but you can prepare a cocktail… and they believe that's kind of the same thing! Make yourself at home when you dine or drink at The Waiting Room. Cheers!

We are a Private Club, so it is ONLY 21+ allowed in.  No membership required.

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We specialize in good times

A cocktail can change the trajectory of your day, date, weekend, or event. Come grab a seat, get co

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Oak & Iron Works

Our smokers used for our cocktails are made here in North Carolina and The Waiting Room is excited to utilize this quality made product.
Oak & Iron is a full-service shop, able to offer custom woodwork and metalcraft. From old world hand tools, to welding, to robotic carving and laser cutting, we can help bring your idea to life!
Is there something that you would love to have in your home, and just need a hand with design or a shop to build it? We would be happy to help!
COMING SOON!!! Your own cocktail smoking kit for purchase.

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Raleigh Bake House

The Waiting Room proudly features desserts from Raleigh Bakehouse. Now meet the baker, Anu Patel. Cooking has always been a large part of my culture. My mother taught me the recipes passed down from generation to generation. So naturally, I grew to love cooking, with a particular interest in desserts. I started baking more during the pandemic, experimenting with different flavors, recipes and ideas. What began as a hobby, making treats for my children’s milestones celebrations, turned into people requesting orders to celebrate their own special life moments. From birthdays to weddings to those just-because moments, I would love to help make your celebration a little sweeter too.

Ana Patel



300 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC


Fri, Sat
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tue, Wed, Thur
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM