Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

Top of the Hill

Brewery, American Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill
  • Ranked #2 for breweries in Chapel Hill
  • Jordan S.
    "Can't go wrong with Topo, old well whites, and a view of Franklin St"(6 Tips)
    "The Blue Ridge Blueberry Wheat beer is fantastic!"(4 Tips)
    Emily A.
    "Great views of Franklin Street; perfect place for people watching."(3 Tips)
    Emily M.
    "Try the Blue Ridge Blueberry Wheat!"(3 Tips)
110 Tips and reviews
  • old well white
  • scenic views
  • beer
  • franklin street
  • outdoor seating
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  • Lovely S.
    The atmosphere is high-energy on game days! My husband loves the craft beer with blueberries. I had an amazing Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Chicken Sandwich on the deck. Love the t-shirts, too.
  • Carrie N.
    Carrie NydenNovember 28, 2011
    The outside deck is great on a warm night! It provides for great people watching since it looks out on Franklin St. I haven't tried many of the beers, but I hear they are good. The wines are decent!
  • APA
    APANovember 8, 2014
    Best view! Good food during day, THE place to go on Saturday night - if you can stand that like OR get there early, come for dinner and have you drinks. Love the old well white
  • Welcome to College
    Welcome to CollegeFebruary 26, 2011
    Your visit to UNC is not complete without a stop to the nice restaurant on the 3rd floor of this building! The outside deck looks over Franklin St. and is the place to be on a Thurs, Fri, Sat night.
  • cesar r.
    cesar rodriguezMarch 11, 2015
    Great place to eat and Drink during summer ask for the tefreshing summer chop with a slice of orange authentic microB in town awsume view of franklin st!
  • Amalie K.
    Amalie KristoffersenFebruary 23, 2012
    Ask for a strong & girly (aka Stoli Family) if you need something good, fresh and sweet that gets you drunk fast. Careful though; two straight, and you are likely to get a blackout.
  • Alexa T.
    Alexa ThompsonAugust 12, 2014
    The cocktails are really good! Also, the food is yummy! Don't forget the outdoor patio and the view of downtown Chapel Hill! Its a great place.
  • The News & Observer
    Cask-conditioned ales are available in the back bar. It's a throwback to when beer was made before pasteurization. Enjoy a beer brewed right on site. Read more
  • Syndicate Media Group
    Syndicate Media GroupOctober 13, 2011
    Chapel Hill [Eat, Drink] Many a Syndicate employee hails from UNC-Chapel Hill. Go for the classic in-house brew: Old Well White. If you're hungry: the sweet potato fries.
  • Lari B.
    Lari BarcellosSeptember 9, 2015
    Saturday's dj is better than the one on Friday... Don't know his name though! The bar downstairs is great if you want to skip the craziness on the dance floor!
  • Damian B.
    First timers have to try the blueberry beer. Go during the afternoon to cool off and sit out on the balcony. Can get busy at night.
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • David H.
    David HarperMarch 31, 2010
    The Belgian White is the best beer, the Bison burger w/sweet potato fries is the best meal, Patrick is the best bartender and he looks like Jason Segel.
  • Greg V.
    Greg ValenskiNovember 21, 2014
    Outdoor seating is great especially on a nice day because you overlook Franklin street. Go for the short ribs or fried chicken!
  • Amalie K.
    Amalie KristoffersenFebruary 23, 2012
    If the line to get into Topo is long, try to get in via Back Bar. It is possible to go through, and you usually don't have to wait in line!
  • Emily A.
    Emily AndinoJune 17, 2015
    Great views of Franklin Street; perfect place for people watching. Blueberry wheat is the best!
  • Gina D.
    Gina DOctober 19, 2014
    Their beer is lovely, though expensive. Location is dynamite. Sit on the patio for a classic Chapel Hill experience.
  • Michael A.
    Michael ArthurOctober 6, 2011
    Try the lizard chips. Fried pickles and jalapeños might sound odd, but they're fantastic -- especially with a good beer!
  • Richard L.
    Richard LiuOctober 31, 2009
    Solid location for people watching. Great in summertime to sit outside but part of the outdoor area has heat lamps, so ok in fall too.
  • Christian C.
    Christian CarrenoJune 25, 2013
    If you want Chicken parmigiana (which is not on the menu) you can ask your waiter/waitress for it and its really delicious.
  • Robert H.
    Robert HorvickOctober 28, 2012
    The soy burger was an unexpected find and reasonably priced. Service was a little disappointing but the food and beer made up for it.
  • Jess ⚓
    Jess ⚓November 24, 2012
    When the blueberry wheat goes out of season, the cran-apple wheat becomes your best bet. Served with a seasonal apple slice. :)
  • Zack B.
    Zack BooneMarch 27, 2010
    Only place you can find cask conditioned ales on a regular basis in NC. Seasonal cocktails are great too! Read more
  • Jason M.
    Jason MMarch 1, 2013
    If the blueberry beer is out of season, there is NO problem in falling back on the Old Well White
  • J M.
    J McGeeNovember 2, 2013
    Awesome place, view, food, beer and staff. Please change trough urinal out tho! A little gross.
  • Betsy B.
    Place can get crowded if you're just looking to come for a drink, don't expect a seat. Beer is brewed on site with rotating options.
  • Rachel M.
    Hostess great, good food with a few gluten free options. Gluten free dessert though, you are better off somewhere else . No luck here.
  • Jess ⚓
    Jess ⚓August 27, 2011
    Get a drink from Back bar (it's cheaper) and sneak upstairs to enjoy the view from TopO.
  • Miranda
    MirandaAugust 16, 2012
    The restaurant supposedly has a breakfast buffet on Sundays with a bloody mary bar -- I need to investigate this, especially if ToPo is going to start distilling its own vodka!
  • Shane B.
    Shane BroyhillJuly 20, 2010
    Relax with a Cask Conditioned beer and test your knowledge at Trivia Night on Wednesdays!
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CSeptember 2, 2015
    Great place to go on a weekend night to hang out.
  • Jay H.
    Jay HamiltonApril 4, 2012
    Do not order the calimari. It's all about the view. Must get a table on the rail looking down on Franklin street
  • Meg P.
    Meg PetersenMarch 14, 2012
    Half off pizza and wings everyday from 5-7pm at Back Bar only!
  • Top of the Hill
    Top of the HillApril 12, 2012
    Stop by Back Bar for 1/2 off pizza & wings daily between 5-7pm
  • Kristie N.
    Kristie NessApril 23, 2012
    Choo Choo chocolate stout.. Really good, one of the few that have the chocolate taste and not just the smell
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SartoriAugust 31, 2015
    Can't go wrong with Topo, old well whites, and a view of Franklin St
  • 🤖🐵 Andrew S.
    🤖🐵 Andrew SteinJanuary 6, 2012
    Get the burger with Swiss and sweet potato fries. Legen-wait for it-dary.
  • Robby M.
    Robby MarshallNovember 12, 2012
    Eat dinner here earlier in the evening, and let the party form around you instead of waiting in line to get in at night.
  • Shane B.
    Shane BroyhillJuly 20, 2010
    Go see which beer they pick to be their $3 Drain the Tank special on Mondays!
  • Zack T.
    Zack ToalDecember 14, 2011
    The cranberry-apple wheat beer is the perfect ale for the winter months!
  • Sara K.
    Sara KaiserMay 23, 2011
    The Bluberry Ale is amazing! Perfect on a hot summer day. Read more
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RobinsonSeptember 5, 2012
    The blueberry wheat is surprisingly excellent and not overwhelmingly fruity
  • John L.
    John LovettAugust 9, 2014
    Good brews on tap, especially blueberry beer
  • Off The Quad
    Off The QuadMarch 30, 2011
    Test your luck at the Pizza Powerball Sunday through Thursday in the Back Bar!
  • Deniz
    DenizJune 10, 2012
    Great place to sit outside and enjoy the view but the food is not very good when they are busy.
  • Charlie F.
    Charlie FarrisMay 25, 2013
    Soft shell crab dinner special this week. Holy Poseidon they are good!
  • Sarah Y.
    Sarah YatesJanuary 9, 2013
    Love the beers and atmosphere, but the food is average at best. We celebrated New Year's Eve here and had a blast but were sorely disappointed in the food.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SullivanJanuary 19
    Went to a wedding reception at the Great Room. Awesome location!
  • David H.
    David HeiserApril 25
    The dance floor gets real ratchet on weekend nights.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BabbAugust 24, 2015
    Blueberry wheat for the win.
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KaufmanFebruary 19, 2011
    If you're having the jambalaya order a milk to go with it
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