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The Crunkleton

) #29 of 212 Restaurants in Chapel Hill ₹₹ - ₹₹₹
320 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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320 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At first glance the thought might be 'bearded hipster haven', go anyway! They may be wearing bowties but the bar staff is super knowledgeable, their bourbon (and other liquors) selection is impressive to say the least! Great old school wooden bar and lots of cozy...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Great local bar not inundated with college kids. Excellent drink menu handcrafted by experienced bartenders! Gem of a find!

Thank Patricia P K
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Not that the Crunkleton needs yet another amazing review, but I have to give one. I have never had better cocktails or service than at this place. Gary Crunkleton knows how to procure fine choices and my husband and I nerd out entirely on their...More

Thank jermsshan
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Crunkleton is hands down the best bar in the triangle, and one of the very best bars in the southeastern USA. That includes Charleston, New Orleans and and other damn place youn can name. Owner Gary is a Star with a capitol S. The...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

They always have unique adult beverages and I can always bring friends there that are routinely blown away by what they do.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Went in for a drink with friends on Friday around 10. Not too crowded and a good vibe. My drink was tasty, but my friend's was a bit off to us. We've had plenty of Blood and Sands in our time, and this one was...More

1  Thank shraffo
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nice to be able to go to a bar that has revived the art of the cocktail and has a good array of bourbons.

Thank 934kirstinf
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Crunkleton is a great place to have a cocktail. The selection of whiskey is beyond comprehenion. Great bar staff and my first tasta of a barrel agen cocktail, this time a Manhattan, and it was great, a little smoother and pricier but good.

Thank Tullymore
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It can be hard to find a bar in a college town where you don't feel really old. This is one of them. Excellent (and unusual) cocktails, pool tables in back (free), and a classy atmosphere.

Thank tarheel617
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stopped in and had a couple of drinks. Known as a whiskey bar. New to me, have to pay $5 to become a member and tou can bring in up to two guests. I didn't really pay attention to the reason, something like its...More

Thank RoJo2008
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
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