The Top 5 Bars in Chapel Hill on Franklin Street

Discover the legendary bars in Chapel Hill where good food, thirst-quenching drinks and fun and excitement abound. This street is a prominent thoroughfare measuring three miles, and is divided into West and East Franklin Streets. If you are visiting this part of North Carolina, be sure to check out the best bars near your Chapel Hill Bed and Breakfast.

Linda's Bar and Grill
203 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 929-6663

Enjoying a fun night out over some liquor and ambient music is what Franklin Street is all about. One of the bars in Chapel Hill that you can try out is Linda's Bar and Grill. It's famous for its cheeseburgers, fries and American cuisine. Linda's has two floors. Downstairs is where you can enjoy a game of darts, Golden Tee and other ball games as well as the thrill offered by watching North Carolina sports games.

Carolina Brewery
460 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27154
(919) 942-1800
www.carolinabrewery.com

The Carolina Brewery is the first microbrewery in the town to serve contemporary American fare. It uniquely complements food with beer and prepares special ales and lagers in an array of recipes. This bar features a casual, friendly ambiance with bright lights and total fun. It is packed with amenities and allows smoking and reservations. It boasts a list of great beer and brunch, and delicious easy-to-eat food, like Buffalo wings, French fries, taco salad, nachos, hamburgers, bread pudding, salads and seafood recipes. Carolina's opens at 11:30 a.m and closes at 1 a.m., offering daily lunch, dinner and late-night dining.

The Cave
452 1/2 W. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 968-9308
www.caverntavern.com

Chapel Hill's oldest tavern, The Cave is a 40-year old hangout known for playing country, folk, bluegrass and rock music seven nights a week, from 2:30 p.m until 2:00 a.m. It serves excellent alcoholic beverages--except for liquor--as well as drinks for younger ones. It features entertainment amenities like pool tables and pinball machines. While staying at your Chapel Hill inn, hang out at The Cave to experience a simple yet relaxing evening while enjoying the soothing background music and a cold glass of beer.

Four Corners Sports Bar
175 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 537-8230

If you're a sports fanatic, you will love visiting the Four Corners Sports Bar. It's one of the few bars in Chapel Hill that subscribes to sports packages and sells NFL Sunday tickets. This bar, established in 1979, is open from 11 a.m to 2 a.m, and serves beer in a casual atmosphere. It's a great place to hang out if you want to watch sports and TV shows or play some trivia games while having a cold beer.

The Library
120 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27154
www.libraryrocks.com

If you want pure fun after a long day of activity, check out The Library. Open from 8 p.m to 2 a.m., this favorite hangout offers live music, thanks to its resident jockeys and live bands that keep everyone dancing, drinking and having a great time.