By Phil Bost
Chapel Hill is well-known for its dining scene, but for those who are looking for somewhere to drink, you’ll find the community serves you well as well. Chapel Hill has a nice list of bars where fun and entertainment are easy to find. If you’re new to the area, or are looking to leave your new apartment to discover a new location for a night out with your friends, then these bars should be on your list.
Linda’s Bar and Grill
Located on Franklin Street, Linda’s Bar and Grill is a place where you can dine on good old fashioned American food while enjoying your favorite drinks. This two-story bar has a game room in the lower level and a dining room on top. Whether you’re there for a game of darts with friends or want to grab a burger and fries for dinner, Linda’s won’t disappoint.
Also on Franklin Street, The Cave is located in the oldest tavern in Chapel Hill. Until 2 a.m. every night, you can catch country, folk and rock music being played at the Cave. It has excellent drinks, but no liquor, and some fun drinks for the kids as well. Pinball machines and pool tables make it even more inviting.
Crossroads Bar at the Carolina Inn
The Carolina Inn has recently undergone a massive restoration, and the newly restored building has the historic architecture it was known for, but with modern amenities inside. The Crossroads Bar features rich leather club chairs in a lounge setting surrounded by framed illustrations from Daily Tar Heel. This is a refined space in which to enjoy drinks with friends in a historic Chapel Hill location.
If you’re looking for a classic cocktail, the Crunkleton is the place to go. Since its opening in 2008, the Crunkleton has been appealing to both refined business men and college students, who come together over a love of fine cocktails. This unique location gives a shout out to the Prohibition era, when laws mandated drinking establishments required membership. But don’t worry – the lifetime membership is just $5.
As you can see, the bar scene in Chapel Hill is an excellent one, with many choices for residents to enjoy. Take some time to get to know your community, and its drinking establishments, a little better by exploring some of these locations. If you are new to the area and looking for a new apartment community, be sure to check out Carolina Square!