short list winners

The votes are in and it’s official, the winner of September’s Chapelboro Short List for “The Best Place For Game Day Festivities” in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area is Tar Heel Town!


Located just outside of Kenan Stadium in Bell Tower Park, Tar Heel Town has everything a Tar Heel fan of any age could want. With everything from live music, to great food trucks, to face painting for the kids, Tar Heel Town brings the ultimate pre-game experience.

The highlight of Tar Heel Town is the Victory Walk, where the fans can follow the Marching Tar Heels and the football team from Bell Tower Drive, around the Sone Center and into the Kenan Football Center. Tar Heel Town lets you be a part of this great tradition!

With activities for the whole family, Tar Heel Town helps every Tar Heel fan get ready to cheer on their team.

Also on the Short List

Carolina Inn

carolinainnthumbThe historic Carolina Inn has been treating guests to a great experience for almost 90 years, and now they bring that same level of enjoyment to Saturdays with Tailgate’Inn On The Front Porch. With a build your own Bloody Mary bar and plenty of big screen TVs, Carolina Inn helps you get ready for any game, home or away. And if you’ve got a ticket to the game, they’re just a few steps from the gates at Kenan Stadium.

Four Corners

fourcornersthumbNamed for Dean Smith’s famous Four Corners offense, this bar and grill located on Franklin Street has become a hot spot for Tar Heel fans to support their team year round. With plenty of TVs and even an “upper deck,” The Grille at Four Corners is a great place to pack in and show your Tar Heel Pride every gameday.

Top of the Hill

topofthehillthumbOne of the most noticeable locations on Franklin Street, Top of the Hill stands out not only as a place to celebrate gameday, but for it’s patio overlooking Franklin Street, and its award winning craft beers. If you’re looking to get a little extra out of your gameday, check out Top of the Hill for a truly unique experience.

Pantana Bob’s

pantanabobsthumbPanatana Bob’s offers some of the more simple pleasures, with an outdoor patio, affordable drinks, and classic bar food. While the weather is still nice, you can enjoy their patio while you root on the Tar Heels, and once winter comes around, you can head inside and watch the games on their 6 big screen TVs. Pantana Bob’s offers a gameday experience that just focuses on the essentials, and sometimes that’s the best way to enjoy it.