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The Crunkleton

320 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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320 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Right on Franklin Street, this is a fun spot to grab a drink. Very cool bar. Must be a member, it's a private club type thing. I went with two members who live in Chapel Hill. A very fun outing. Not for families or kids....More

Thank Scarlettsville
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy cocktails especially those of olde try this bar. Now, online it said you needed to be a member which almost kept us away but I thought if I have to pay $5 to get in, I will. This bar had an AMAZING...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The Crunkleton takes the prize as our favorite place for meeting friends or just going for drinks before or after dinner. Craftsman- style decor, and comfortable seats at the bar. Changeable menu with delicious creative cocktails and an incredible selection of liquors. Small but good...More

Thank CandG2014
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The big thing for me about the Crunkleton was just the impressiveness of the "library" behind the bar. Simply amazing what they had to choose from. Staff was great, very friendly. Lots of good character in this place. I was here for work, so didn't...More

Thank jrobba
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Very classy atmosphere...comfortable seating especially up front with the glass wall open... Drinks are very high end and they take their time crafting them with such flair One critique...bathroom is too small for the size of the business.

Thank KRose14
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I love this place. Best selection in the Triangel. Many rare bourbons and extremely knowledgeable bar staff. Always a great experience when I visit.

Thank donaldf492
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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 23 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 17 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
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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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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