Whatever you do, just do you!

Whether you're coming for work or for play, these itineraries offer plenty of ways to enrich you stay. Or contact the Visitors Bureau for ideas customized to you.

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Just do nightlife

Start the Night Right
Set the vibe for a fun-filled night with dinner at Acme Food & Beverage Co. in Carrboro. A favorite for more than 20 years, Acme serves up Southern cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. After dinner, take a short stroll for craft cocktails at the Belltree Cocktail Club or craft beer at the Carolina Brewery.

Catch a Live Show
Nothing gets the night going like live music. Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro is a legendary venue where you can see both indie and nationally known artists. Local 506, as its name implies, is a spot that’s great for enjoying local acts.

Engage in Some Friendly Competition
When the show’s over, drop some quarters at The Baxter, home to more than 50 vintage and original arcade games. This comic-book-nerd paradise that’s decorated with pop art and pinball backglasses also boasts a full bar offering local beer, microbrews, cocktails, and wine. 

Satisfy Your Late-Night Cravings
Like any good college town, Chapel Hill has plenty of options for refueling at the end of a long night. A recurring MVP is definitely Time-Out, which dishes up Southern comfort food like chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, and biscuits 24 hours a day. For equally affordable eats, there’s Cosmic Cantina, which serves up burritos, tacos, and other Tex-Mex fare until 2 a.m. on the weekends.

Dining outdoors at ACME Food & Beverage

Naked Gods performing at Local 506

Friendly Competition at Chapel Hill's Baxter Arcade