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2.65/5 rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 1.5 | food: 4 | $$
Never been here before even though I keep getting emplored to by friends. It's just off of East Franklin, basically at the last block with bars and clubs still on it. If you are looking for it and know where the East End is, it is on that street, toward Rosemary. There are a couple of street parking spots that are free in the evenings, but metered during the day right on the street. My experience has been these are typically filled, but there are parking garages nearby. The bar itself is more of a restaurant type setting with seating outside for nicer days as well as several tables. Tonight when I was in, they had music playing and some dancing in the later hours. They also had a movie playing which was kind of weird to me. I didn't notice any problems with the beer quality. The selection is not that great. I counted maybe 6 or 7 beers on tap of the Guinness, Harp, Bass, Sierra Nevada, Blue Moon, Sam Adams variety, and I don't think any were BMC either. The beer wasn't poured that well, kind of poured in the "fill your glass all the way to the top with no foam" method. The food was actually quite good. I didn't order my own, but sampled a couple pasta dishes and salad. Not 5 star quality dining, but still tasty. Price was what I consider reasonable. $2.50 drafts. I don't know if that was a special or regular price, but it is decent prices. It isn't really my type of place to hang out, and I probably won't run back here. It could be worse, but there are much better places to go in my opinion.
01-06-2006 06:07:44 | More by cracgor
3.56/5 rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Slightly off Franklin St. in Chapel Hill, this place is tucked away, and were it not for the loud music and talk on the patio, you may miss it.
I think it's basically the downstairs an apartment complex, oddly enough. As my friend pointed out, while we spotted mailboxes in the wall, that would blow, probably, to live upstairs, unless you owned it, which may be the case for whoever lives up there.
Overall it's pretty dark, and pretty crowded, and the scene seemed like mostly the fraternity / sorority or younger type crowd. I'm not saying anything about that, just pointing out that it's that type of crowd. On tap are things like Flying Dog, Sam Adams, and some other stuff that's not too noteworthy. I think they had about 10 taps, and not too many looked all that enticing, though I didn't look at the bottle selection.
I got a pint of this beer called Wilmington's Brown (I think that was the name), which poured from beneath what appeared to be a homemade tap, which was cool, though I think that was the only brew like that. The waitress was slow, though there were tons of shots and the like being purchased around us, so I suppose that makes sense.
After we got our beers we headed out to the patio to chill among the other folks out there, and to get away from the loud music (mostly bad rap, and all the songs that are badly overplayed).
The inside, though, is pretty cool, decked in wood and brick, from what I saw. It's only one floor, but it looked nice I suppose, and I was a fan of the darkness rather than something brighter.
I don't know if I'd necessarily call it a beer bar, as it didn't look like it catered to many craft brews. It was still a decent experience. I'd like to go earlier, though, for dinner, to check out what the atmosphere's like then, along with the food. Worth a glance if you're ever on Franklin St., but you may not want to stick around for too long.
10-24-2005 22:20:02 | More by asabreed
Lucy's Restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.