Welcome to the social crossroads of chapel hill

Whether you live in Chapel Hill, are just visiting, or are here to connect to your college roots, Top of the Hill – or TOPO as we have come to be known – is a destination spot. Our menu is loaded with locally-sourced ingredients, our acclaimed beer collection is brewed right here on-site, and our outdoor deck boasts a panoramic view of downtown. 

Rounding out the offerings are our event spaces that can host any occasion you can dream up. And, oh yeah, did we mention we also make our own spirits? That's right. It's all here at the top. Come join us. 


The brewery

Top of the Hill was one of North Carolina's first microbreweries. With over 200 awards, our beers are some of the most celebrated in the country.

the back bar

The alleyway alongside our building holds the entrance to your favorite weekly haunt. Trivia Night at Back Bar has become a Chapel Hill institution.

the great room

Have your own private Franklin Street celebration in the Great Room event space. Wedding ceremonies & receptions, private dining, large parties - we do it all.

the distillery

After 17 years of microbrewing, we are now proud to be North Carolina's first and only organic distillery producing grain-to-glass vodka, whiskey and gin.



Top of the Hill

Monday - Sunday
11AM - 2AM

Hours may vary on UNC home basketball or football gamedays.


Back Bar

Wednesday & Thursday
5PM - 2AM

Friday & Saturday
4:30PM - 2AM 

Hours may vary on UNC home basketball or football gamedays.


TOPO Distillery TOURS

Weekdays 9AM - 5PM

Meet the Maker Tours
Fridays 7PM
Saturdays 2:30 & 4:30PM

You can book tours online! Please note that tour times may vary.

Where to Find Us

We are located in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, at the crossroads of Franklin and Columbia Streets. Our entrance is located on Columbia Street - take the elevator up to the third floor to reach our restaurant & brewery. Looking for Back Bar? Walk down the alleyway to the right of our main entrance on Columbia Street and head up to the second floor.


100 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 929-8676 | contactus@thetopofthehill.com





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