Explore Downtown by Trolley

Coming to Chapel Hill for the FC Series Manchester City vs Celtic FC soccer match? Just visiting our lovely town? Or are you a Local?

Whatever the reason, the fourth week in July will be an exciting time for a visit to Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

During July 22 - July 24 from 1pm - 9 pm, the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau in partnership with The Towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill are offering a free hop on - hop off trolley service to select stops making it easier for visitors and locals to explore downtown businesses in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The trolley will make stops at select Chapel Hill/Carrboro Town bus stops. Each stop will be located near participating businesses offering special deals and activities between July 22-24, such as:  a discount, a team HQ hangout, raffles, a watch party locale, special menus, specialty cocktails, prizes, games and more! Click link to go to the trolley map and click link to go to Parking Information. Enjoy your stay!

Participating Businesses/Specials

⭐ Chapel Hill/Orange County Welcome Center - Visitor Headquarters! The Welcome Center, operated by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau, provides free water, restrooms and information. The Welcome Center will be open from 8:30 am - 9:00 pm on July 22, 23, 24. Located at 308 West Franklin Street with limited parking.

Tea Hill - Come get your Boba topping on behalf of your team. If you have soccer apparel on, you get one FREE drink Boba topping per dressed up person! Decorated Storefront too! 

d b sutton & company - Monday, July 22 from 6 to 8pm Special Tasting event! Sip Guardiola: A pre-match "Pep" talk celebrating Spanish wine. Ticketed event. Contact the shop to sign up. 919-968-4247. We all know Pep Guardiola loves his Blues, but less well-known on these shores is that he's also crazy about his reds. Explore some of Pep's favorite wine regions, including Priorat, Rioja, and Ribero del Duero. This event will focus on producers who share Pep's relentless pursuit of excellence and meticulous eye for detail. Space will be limited. 

Carolina Brewery - The Brewery will be running their Sky Blue Bus to Kenan for the game. Every 30 minutes beginning 2.5 hours before the game. FREE for CUSTOMERS.

Carolina Brewery Bartender Pouring Draft Beer

The Pitch - Watch Party Location! Themed Team Drinks! After Party destination with Mario Cart and Karaoke.

Beer Study - Stop by July 22 or July 23 to enter to win a Manchester City Jersey. Winner announced July 24. Jersey can be shipped. 

Italian Pizzeria III - Watch Party Location! Food and Drink Specials. July 22 - 24. 2 Large Cheese Pizzas $22.95 / $3 Draft Beers / $2.00 off All Sandwiches and Panini's

Lapin Bleu- Party before, during and after the game with $8 Icy Margaritas (Strawberry, Peach and Lemonade). Watch party location!

401 Main - Watch Party Location. Game day: Celtic fans will love the $8 Smoked Haddock Dip and Man City fans will love the Fish & Chips $14 special. $5 Mojito Drink Specials

Steel String Brewery Carrboro - Headquarter Pub for Celtic FC. Themed environment! Specialty Drinks and Drink Specials. Watch Party Location!

Steel String Brewery

Speakeasy Carrboro - HQ Celtic FC bar! Watch the game on a big 150" HD projection screen + 5 big flat screens! Live Music: Monday, July 22 (6-9pm), Tuesday, July 23 (4-7pm), Wednesday, July 24 (7-10pm). Drink specials. 

ACME - On Monday, July 22 Acme is having a classic NC BBQ pig pickin' with sandwiches, plates and all the fixins. Open at 5:30pm.

Atlas - Opens at 5pm. Stop by to hear a classic Manchester City playlist with pints and cocktails.

Feet Fleet Sports Carrboro - July 22-24 from 1-4pm test your skills with Soccer drills and Shooting Events. Cookies and Cupcakes. Decorated Storefront!

300 E Main- Near Frank Gallery or WomanCraft. Tuesday, July 23 from 3pm-6pm. Get involved with a Pop-Up Soccer Themed Art Hive

Amante Gourmet Pizza -  10% off Any Order for folks wearing team uniforms/jerseys or Man City or Celtic team colors.

WomanCraft Gifts - To celebrate soccer, offering a 10% discount on purchases made July 22 through July 24.

Bru's Public House - Manchester City Headquarters Bar. Folks wearing Man City jerseys will get 10% off of food bill. Watch party location. Food specials: Bangers & Mash and Fish & Chips. Harp & Guinness specials all day long on 7/23!

Cat Tales Cat Cafe - Decorated store front and lots of playful cats!

Schoolkids Records - Decorated storefront

Dead Mule ClubWatch the game at this local Pub! Food and Beverage specials July 22-24. Fish & Chips will be on the menu. And they will feature Native Beers from Scotland and England. 

Top of Hill Restaurant & Brewery- They will be open Tuesday, July 23. Special Themed Drinks for both teams.

1922/Carolina Coffee ShopThemed Drinks for Man City and Celtic teams!

Carolina Coffee Shop Patio

TarHeel Station - 10% off snacks, sodas, energy drinks and water. And 10% off Nicotine Vapes. July 22-24. Decorated Storefront.

Innovate Carolina Junction - July 22 and July 23 from 1-4pm. Put your refereeing skills to the test. Participate as a judge at the “Hill Tank” Startup Pitch Competition where a select group of local entrepreneurs from the Launch Chapel Hill startup accelerator and other entrepreneurial programs will try to win your vote with their best 90-second business pitches... Cast your vote for your favorite startup and increase their chances of winning resources to take their businesses to the next level. Also, pickup cool swag and free cold drinks. 

Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty - Soccer station! Beat the Goalie Penalty Kicks outside the office with prizes!

⭐Soccer Fan Pop up Merch Store - 200 W. Farnklin Street. Get your gear for the game! They will be selling apparel from Man City and Celtic Glasgow, as well as match-up tees and scarves for the match on the 23rd. Hours: Friday, 7/19 to Monday, 7/22 from 11am to 6pm. Tuesday 7/23 11am to 7pm. Sunday- 7/21- Trophy Viewing Tuesday- 7/23- Legend Player Appearance. 

Might As Well Bar & Grill - Watch party location! Specialty Themed shooter and cocktail for each team. After game come by for Karaoke Night.

AC Hotel Chapel Hill Downtown - Monday July 22 and Tuesday, July 23. Stop by the hotel lobby bar for authentic drink specials.

AC Hotel Chapel Hill lounge

Lanza's Cafe - While not on the Trolley route, Lanza's is a watch party location staying open until 10 pm with themed decorations, food, and drinks available July 22- 23. 10% off if you are wearing a soccer jersey. 601 W. Main St., in Carrboro.

Trolley Map

Parking Information

Chapel Hill Public Parking Lots

140 West Parking Deck 202 W Rosemary St – Google Maps
Rosemary/Columbia Lot 101 E Rosemary St – Google Maps
Wallace Parking Deck 137 E Rosemary St – Google Maps
North Columbia Lot 205 NC-86 – Google Maps
W Rosemary Lot 104 W Rosemary St – Google Maps
Mallette Street Lot 104 Mallette St – Google Maps
The Courtyard Lot 115 S. Roberson Street
Lot beside 411 West 415 West Franklin Street
Lot beside Lantern Restaurant 427 West Franklin Street

Carrboro Free Public Parking Lots

Town Commons Lot 301 W. Main St on Laurel Ave. (Additional on-street parking is available on Saturday to farmers market patrons)
Weaver Lot 303 W. Weaver Street. Enter Weaver Street across from PNC Bank.
Century Center Lot 101 N. Greensboro St. (Across from the Century Center behind Cliff’s Meat Market)
Public Parking 502B N. Greensboro St.@ Access using service drive to Fitch Lumber Warehouse.
E. Main Street Lot 108 E. Main St. Gravel lot across the street from the Armadillo Grill.
Parking Deck and Lot @ Hampton Inn Boyd Street behind 300 E. Main Street. Access to parking deck is from East MainStreet and lower from Boyd Street.  Public parking on levels 3-5.
Rosemary Lot 604 W. Rosemary Street, enter off Sunset Dr.
Fitch Lumber Lot Main parking for Fitch Lumber. M-F:  5:30pm-Midnight and Weekends:  24 hours.
CommunityWorx Lot Main parking for CommunityWorx and YouthWorx. Hours 6:30 pm-Midnight.

*Note:  The parking lots surrounding Carr Mill Mall are for shoppers and visitors to Carr Mill Mall retailers, restaurants, and offices only (this also includes Harris Teeter and CVS). Parking here and leaving the property may result in your car being towed at your expense.

University North Carolina Parking for Manchester vs. Celtic Game, July 23, 2024

The University will welcome elite international club soccer competition at Kenan Stadium when England’s Manchester City and Scotland’s Celtic FC face off on Tuesday, July 23. The match is part of the 2024 FC Series, a collection of friendly matches featuring top global soccer clubs.