On any given night, someone's taking the stage in and around Chapel Hill. If that's music to your ears, follow your curiosity to one of our legendary venues and enjoy the show.



Start the Night Right
Set the vibe for a fun-filled night with dinner at Lantern Restaurant, a favorite for Asian fare with a menu full of locally sourced ingredients . After dinner, take a short stroll for craft cocktails at the Crunkleton 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.


Lantern Restaurant Outdoor Dining


Naked Gods performing at Local 506

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