the social crossroads of chapel hill

Welcome to Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery! Located on the corner of Franklin and Columbia in downtown Chapel Hill, Top of the Hill has been proud to serve the community since 1996. We offer lunch, dinner, and late-night menus inspired by the eclectic personality of Chapel Hill, paired with house-crafted beers that reflect the changing seasons and rhythms of our community, or cocktails featuring our own locally-sourced and distilled organic liquor. This is Chapel Hill on a plate and in a glass. 

Whether for a quiet evening in the dining room, to celebrate a Tar Heel victory on our outdoor patio, or to host your special occasion in the Great Room, we look forward to your visit.    


The brewery

Top of the Hill brews a diverse range of classic and community-inspired craft beers in the heart of the downtown Chapel Hill.

the back bar

The Back Bar offers Top of the Hill’s locally-inspired food, beer, and drinks in a mellow atmosphere.

the great room

Have your own private Franklin Street celebration in the Great Room event space. We are excited to host wedding ceremonies & receptions, private dining, large parties, conferences & fundraisers, and much more!

the distillery

We are proud to be North Carolina's first organic distillery producing grain-to-glass vodka, gin, spiced rum, and oak-aged whiskey.



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. 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 |





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