About Bittersweet

Bittersweet is a terribly wonderful cocktail, dessert and coffee lounge with an all-natural, local, seasonal menu. We are a place where you can get bourbon with your pie, champagne with your cake and Irish whiskey in your coffee. Our menu changes each season, with drink and dessert pairing specials offered regularly.

Bittersweet offers a seasonal and classic cocktail menu, with an emphasis on gin cocktails. We have over 70 different gins—many unique and rare in this state. We even have special “Gin Club” events. Our beer selection contains unique smaller breweries from North Carolina and all over. Our wine choices reflect our love of bubbles—champagne, cava, prosecco—our motto is “champagne saved is champagne wasted.”

We have a full coffee and espresso menu with beans from our pals over in Durham, Counter Culture Coffee.

Desserts are baked in-house daily from chef-owner Kim Hammer’s recipes—many going back years from Kim’s early days with her original company, bittycakes. Most weekends you will find Kim behind the bar plating tasty treats, next to our skilled and witty bartenders.

We love chatting with our customers, so join us for cocktails, dessert and late night banter—that’s right, we said banter and we meant it. We are responsible for some rather magnificent banter.