Award winning craft beer and Contemporary American cuisine in the heart of Chapel Hill's beautiful West Franklin Street. Patio dining, free parking, private dining room, free shuttle to UNC Games.
In 1995, our owner, Robert Poitras, opened Carolina Brewery’s doors on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. A third-generation UNC alumnus raised in Eastern North Carolina, Poitras’s interest in craft beer began while still in college when he traveled to Europe and became enamored with the local customs and flavors.
The following summer spent in Southern California exposed Poitras to the local craft brewery business in the United States. Upon returning home to North Carolina and graduating with honors from UNC Chapel Hill, Poitras built Carolina Brewery and established the reputation of being one of the top breweries in the state.