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The Velvet Hippo Bar & Lounge

The Velvet Hippo Bar & Lounge


The Velvet Hippo is a neighborhood bar for everybody. Opened in August 2023, you’ll find us on Orange Street in historic downtown Durham, North Carolina. We’re here 7 days a week serving fun and fanciful signature cocktails, local beers, creative mocktails and slushes, and light bites in a welcoming space complete with rooftop views of downtown.

Come enjoy a vacation vibe in a cozy space that feels like the bar from CHEERS and looks like a tropical getaway.


119 Orange St., 3rd Floor
Open Late, Outdoor Seating
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