Winston-Salem Roars for the Quiet Pint

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Celebrity Chef Brian Duffy at Quiet PintThe neighborhood bar and grill Quiet Pint opened its doors in November 2013. This neighborhood bar and grill is owned by the David Hillman, owner of Burke Street Pizza just up the street. The menu of sandwiches, stuffed burgers, wings, salads, flatbreads and small plates was created by celebrity Chef Brian Duffy of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue. Friendly staff serve up liquor, craft beers and wine. We loved the skillets of roasted veggies and mac and cheese (a different kind almost every day), the homemade waffle fries, and the moonshine-steamed Carolina Chicken is so tender! The food, drink and televisions make this a popular stop on game night, especially for those in the neighboring communities of West End and Ardmore. 

Pre-Grand Opening

Quiet Pint Tavern

Throughout the summer of 2013, work was underway on a new craft tavern set to open at 1420 W. First Street. The Quiet Pint Tavern serves beer, wine, cocktails, and food, and opened just in time for Thanksgiving on Friday, November 22, 2013.

The idea for the Quiet Pint was developed by Dave Hillman, the owner of Burke Street Pizza, who imagined that West End and Ardmore residents would flock to a small bar within walking distance, offering a unique experience and well-chosen food and drinks.

Designing the Bar and Logo

Hillman worked with Brian Duffy (pictured above with Kristi of, a chef and restaurant consultant who regularly appears on the SpikeTV show “Bar Rescue” to help develop the idea for The Quiet Pint. He also recruited AirType Studio, an award-winning Winston-Salem-based design and branding boutique consultant firm, as the logo and branding consultant for the Quiet Pint.

Visit the Quiet Pint

Quiet Pint Tavern Bar LiquorThe small size of the Quiet Pint makes it an intimate place to meet with friends, and the location is a very short walk to favorite West End establishments including the 1st Street Draught House, the Old Winston Social Club, and Burke Street Pizza. If you’re excited and interested in this business, you may want to consider liking Quiet Pint Tavern Facebook page, which includes news, updates, daily specials and contests rewarding residents who share their ideas.



1420 First Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Sunday-Wednesday 11AM-12AM
Thursday-Saturday 11AM-2AM

About The Author:

Guest Blogger Michael Klotz moved to Winston-Salem in 2008, and is currently a second year law student at Wake Forest University. Michael lives in the West End with his beloved wife and two dogs.

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Alex Schenker
November 21, 2013 7:59 pm

Looking forward to the Quiet Pint soft launch tonight! Shhhhh 😉

October 24, 2013 5:57 pm

The Quiet Pint! Who could resist the name alone? Our daughter takes at Academy of Dance Arts across the street. Hmmmmm…. A free hour for a quiet pint. See you soon!

October 30, 2013 11:15 am
Reply to  Anna

Isn’t it a great name Anna?! Sounds like the perfect spot for you! Let us know how you like it! We love feedback!

Michelle Schenker
September 17, 2013 2:41 pm

Looking forward to this new watering hole along with Small Batch Beer Co. and Hoots as well!

October 30, 2013 11:16 am

So am I, Michelle! It’s looking good and they are to open very soon. Let us know how you like it, Small Batch and Hoots!