BE A LOCAL

Here is a list of cool places to check out after the dine-around on Wednesday. Bus transportation will loop around Chapel Hill & Carrboro until 9:30pm.

Chapel Hill Bars

  • Beer Study- 106 N. Graham St. No-frills bar & retailer specializing in craft beers on tap or in take home growlers, plus wines.
  • The Crunkleton Bar- 320 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill. $5 membership fee to get in. Visitors at The Crunkleton can choose from a selection of over 500 distilled spirits, specializing in Bourbons, and offers 12 various styled beers on draft and a solid selection of bottled beers.  In keeping with the classic menu, our atmosphere also recalls a bygone era. Mission-style furniture, warm amber lighting, and a friendly staff welcome visitors while the sounds of Chapel Hill's Franklin Street filter in through the open-air oak windows. A 1908 Brunswick Old Mission B regulation pool table adds great warmth and a sense of time past. Check out the article: http://gardenandgun.com/article/crunkleton
  • Top of the Hill Brewery- 100 E. Franklin St. Top of the Hill was one of North Carolina's first microbreweries. With over 100 awards, our beers are some of the most celebrated in the country.
  • Top of the Hill Back Bar- 100 E. Franklin St. Kick Back at the Back Bar which is home to the first cask-conditioned ale program in the South, has the best pool table in Chapel Hill, a Bonzoni foosball table, six televisions, dart board on the ready, and a killer Trivia night. Come relax with your friends, or bring a party.
  • Blue Horn Lounge- 125 E. Franklin St. $1 membership fee to get in. The Blue Horn is the quintessential hole in the wall bar. A great location right on Franklin St in Chapel Hill. Meet some locals and have a beer!
  • The Baxter Bar and Arcade- 108 N. Graham St. $1 membership fee to get in. The Baxter brings you an experience like no other bar with its nerd-chic atmosphere and having up to 50 vintage and original arcade games, quality libations of various forms, in a warm location filled with pop art, unique toys, an outdoor patio space, two indoor lounge areas, and lots of room to enjoy your company. That’s The Baxter.
  • Lantern Back Bar- 423 W. Franklin St. The bar has its own mystique with low lighting and reddish hues. The offering of hand crafted innovated cocktails are not to be missed!! Like Moshi Moshi- Blanco tequila, Homare junmai yuzu-shu, Dolin dry vermouth with lemon.
  • Tallulla’s Mezze Lounge & Bar- 456 W. Franklin St. Turkish specialties & cocktails served in cozy quarters with colorful hanging rugs & a bustling bar. When you walk through the shadowed glass doors of Talulla’s, an instant transformation begins to occur. Your mind and body begin to relax.
  • Dead Mule Club-  303 W. Franklin St. $5 membership fee to get in. The little white house on Franklin St. is the best half assed bar around. The Dead Mule Club first opened its doors Fall of 1994 to asses of every ilk and they continue to serve our regulars and neophytes with pride. The Mule has a full bar including an excellent selection of over seventy whiskeys, fifty good beers, several local drafts, ciders, and sodas.
  • Linda’s Bar & Grill- 203 E. Franklin St. - A favorite hang-out since 1976. A local watering hole, that’s not your ordinary watering hole.
  • Carolina Brewery- 460 E. Franklin St. Get signature drafts of fine craft beer at Carolina Brewery
  • West End Wine Bar- 450 W. Franklin St. Dozens of wines by the glass, a fine selection of liquor.  Plus, a rooftop patio is perfect for those beautiful Carolina nights.

Carrboro Bars

  • Orange County Social Club- 108 E. Main St. $5 membership fee to get in.  Hip locals hangout offering beer, wine, cocktails & live bands in a quirky, retro space with a patio.
  • Bowbarr- 705 W. Rosemary St. $5 membership fee to get in. Good drinks, a range of beers and cocktails, hipster atmosphere. A local favorite is the pickle back shot: a shot of whisky chased with pickle brine from local deli Neal's Deli.
  • The Station- 201-C E. Main St. $1 membership fee to get in. The Station serves up craft beer, cocktails and live music in a historic train station in Downtown Carrboro. The Station is a historic landmark older even than the name “Carrboro.” Built in 1882, it was the focal point of the town–then called West End. The space, which originally housed the local train depot, also holds a place in music history: Elizabeth Cotton was inspired to write her famous folk song, Freight Train, in the early 1900s as tribute to the trains that stopped in Carrboro, which she could hear at night from the bedroom of her childhood home
  • Esperanza Empanada & Tequila Bar- 300 E. Main St. They do two things, empanadas and tequila!  Choose from 13 varieties of savory and sweet empanadas and up to 70 tequilas and mezcals, plus whatever exotics we have in that week. 
  • Milltown- 307 E. Main St. A Gastropub located in downtown Carrboro featuring 18 specialty drafts from around the world, 150 more in the bottle. The name "Milltown" refers to Carrboro's history as a textile mill town, and the mill that gave the town its life still sits across the tracks, two blocks from the restaurant.  When established in 2006, Milltown preserved the retro character our 1950s era building by incorporating antique beer signs, porcelain Art Deco soda fountain stools, and a 1930s vintage mahogany bar from the Midwest (at which Al Capone is rumored to have tipped a few).
  • Tyler’s Taproom and Speakeasy- 100 E. Main St. A local favorite for folks of all ages, Tyler's in Carrboro offers a setting evoking a sense of comfort that brings people back daily! Located in the heart and soul of downtown Carrboro, Tyler’s offers 38 of the finest craft and specialty import beers on tap
  • Steel String Craft Brewery-106-A S. Greensboro St. Inspired by the agriculture of the Piedmont and the free-spirited vibes of Carrboro, Steel String adapts modern brewery styles to a unique NC vernacular.
  • GlassHalfFull- 106 S. Greensboro St. As a wine-centric restaurant, they take great pride in our ever-changing 25-bottle wine list. We taste every selection and you can too with our three-ounce pour…the perfect portion to evaluate that pinot noir before committing to a glass or a bottle.

Live Music/Entertainment

  • The Cave-  452 ½ W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill. Iconic underground hangout with a dark, intimate vibe. No music scheduled on 5/17 as of 4/10. Check the website.
  • Local 506 Bar-   506 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill. Opened in 1992, Local 506 is an all-ages rock club in downtown Chapel Hill. The 506 is a showroom and a full bar, providing audiences the opportunity to see up-and-coming touring musicians and local bands. $2 membership fee to get in. No music scheduled on 5/17 as of 4/10. Check the website.
  • Cat’s Cradle- 300 E. Main St. Carrboro. Legendary music venue, and great for an up-close, live music experience! Having hosted bands as diverse as Nirvana, Public Enemy, John Mayer, Joan Baez, and Iggy Pop, the Cat’s Cradle has become a must-stop venue for premier music acts over the past several decades.. New Found Glory with Trash Boat is playing on Wed. 5/17. Doors open at 7pm. Show at 8pm. $26 at the door.
  • Cat’s Cradle-Back Room- 300 E. Main St. Carrboro. The Deer is playing Wed. 5/17. Doors open at 7pm. Show at 8pm. $10 at the door