The Crunkleton is awesome! Just based on the name I was expecting a sports/dive bar but this is the polar opposite. Itís a very classy joint with focus on authentic cocktails. If I wasnít on such a tight budget I wouldíve tried some of their signature drinks. The ambiance is very open with wood and brick and old school furnishings and a liquor library complete with a rolling ladder. There is a pool table and a serious dart board, but it seems like billiards and darts become a sophisticated gentlemanís game because the setup and surroundings are so classy. The bartenders were very professional and super, super friendly. Beer selection is pretty damn good for downtown Chapel Hill. While not vast or featuring any rarities, quality offerings from Founders, Duck Rabbit, Avery and a few others were available. Iíll be back if Iím in town again.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet bar, primarily for liquor, but has about 10 tap of various craft brews, nothing too exciting, but always something drinkable. The excitement comes from the incredible selection of liquors on hand. A really beautiful wooden bar and interior, large free pool table in the back. Owned and run by my former basketball coach Gary Crunkleton.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Not much of a beer bar but its a hell of a place to get a cocktail or try a sweet liquor of some kind. Gary Crunkletonís a really cool guy and knows mixing like nobodyís business. Theyíve got a few locals on tap but nothing to step out of the way for, beer wise...