About Us

About Us

Established in 1987, the University Club is Durham’s premier private dining club.  The Club is home to members who conduct business and entertain socially in a fine dining atmosphere.  Located in the 11,000 square foot 17th floor penthouse of the University Tower, the University Club offers gourmet dining with luxurious furnishings, gleaming chandeliers and tastefully arranged rooms.  Throughout the Club, sparkling windows offer magnificent panoramic views of Durham, Chapel Hill, Duke University and Duke Forest.

With six finely appointed private rooms, the University Club offers a variety of settings that can accommodate every event from an elegant wedding reception to an upbeat sales seminar. Conveniently located near Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill and NC Central University, the University Club provides the perfect location for educational programs and academic celebrations.

Dress code is business casual. 

  • Upcoming Events

    Trick or Treat Family Night

    October 26, 2016 6 - 9:30pm

    Holiday Wine Expo

    November 4, 2016 6:30 - 9pm

    Thanksgiving Buffet

    November 24, 2016 10:30am - 3pm
  • Our Team

    Marcelino Varela

    Marcelino Varela


    • I have worked in the hospitality industry for 13 years
    • Co-owner of a flower shop in Puebla with my mother
    • Oldest of 7 siblings
    • Die hard America soccer fan
    • Favorite Beer: Victoria
    • I love to dance