Posted: May 20, 2022

General Manager

Alley Twenty Six - Durham, NC
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2022
Food & Hospitality

Alley Twenty Six General Manager


Alley Twenty Six is actively seeking a passionate and creative hospitality professional with at least 2+ years of management experience to join our team as General Manager of our establishment in Durham, N.C. 


Opened in 2012 in the heart of downtown Durham, N.C. Alley Twenty Six crafts seasonally-based cocktails with a passion for honoring the art of the classic cocktail and a commitment to using locally sourced ingredients, redefining what it means to drink in your local watering hole.  In 2017, Alley Twenty Six doubled its size expanding into the space next door with a full kitchen and dining room serving upscale food items to complement the weekly rotating cocktail selections using seasonal ingredients. In March 2022, Alley Twenty Six was named a finalist for Outstanding Bar Program, a national category in the James Beard Foundation’s annual restaurant and chef awards.


For the role of General Manager, the ideal candidate:


  • Must have the soft skills to inspire loyalty, curiosity, and hard work from their team.
  • Hold self to the same level of standards that you request from your team everyday.
  • Must be capable, trustworth, have integrity and have experience with anticipating and experience solving problems.
  • Continues to be a student of the Alley Twenty Six brand and the industry by seeking out opportunities to learn more and improve.


  • At least two+ years of management experience in fine dining or casual fine dining.
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of cocktails, food, wine, beer and willingness and ability to share knowledge with staff and guests.
  • Maintain a well groomed appearance and adhere to the standards of company uniform requirements.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to work on feet for ten hours a shift.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds overhead onto high shelves. 
  • Has a valid driver’s license and owns a vehicle.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Adept with all restaurant technology (POS, labor management, etc.)
  • Ability to read a Profit and Loss statement and make adjustments as needed.


If you are interested in the position and would like to send us a resume, please send to [email protected]

Annual Salary, 401k plan, Parking Space in Downtown Durham, Health Insurance


Our mission and values:

Our founding principle is to be of our place, time and community, and stay true to them. Our concept does not offer an “authentic” Italian, Mexican, Cuban, Spanish or any other identifiable foreign or regional identity as its theme. Alley Twenty Six, named after the alley in Downtown Durham it abuts, strives to be an authentic part of Downtown Durham’s Renaissance, an evolving identity of our own communal invention. Coming together around food and drink is one of the most important shared experiences of any culture, and linking people and connecting them to our food pathways adds depth and value, as well as strengthens the community. At Alley Twenty Six we are here to serve and impress, and we’ll all work together to achieve our lofty goals. We love what we do, We Serve Delicious.