Check Out the Most Iconic Drink in Chapel Hill
A community mainstay since 1972, He’s Not Here is famous for their Blue Cup. Holding up to 32oz – half a pitcher! – the Blue Cup is as good for your wallet as it is for a night out.
112 ½ West Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
Sunday through Friday: 4pm-2am
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Voted in for Best Drink Special, He’s Not Here is more than a community favorite – it’s a local legend. Known all around town for the Blue Cup, He’s Not Here has been helping Chapel Hill make memories since it first opened in 1972.
And you don’t have to be versed in town history to see what makes He’s Not Here unique. All it takes is one look at its Blue Cup and it’s clear this is a bar like none other. Coming in at a volume of 32 oz, the same as two pints or half a pitcher, the Blue Cup is the starting line for most good nights in Chapel Hill – and the finish for UNC seniors on Bar Golf Night.
Bringing together impressive volume and a low price point, the Blue Cup also offers unmatched value for thirsty customers. It’s no wonder He’s Not Here has cemented itself as a mainstay of Chapel Hill history and culture.
“The Blue Cup is Tar Heel tradition,” said Fleming Fuller, general manager of He’s Not Here. “A rite of passage. One of the only constants on an ever-changing Franklin street.”
University tradition, local legend, popular proposal spot, He’s Not Here has filled many roles during its long run, but the focus has always been simple – providing a memorable experience.
And, while He’s Not Here is fiercely local, the Blue Cup has attracted its fair share of the spotlight. The bar is a frequent stop for UNC and Duke athletes, and has been visited by players from the Washington Capitals, Chase Rice and the Travelocity Gnome, to name a few.
With one-of-a-kind value and timeless charm, He’s Not Here’s first place finish for Best Drink Special in Chapel Hill is another sign of what this local bar and its Blue Cups mean to the community. Check it out for yourself at 112 ½ West Franklin Street, or go to its website at https://hesnotherenc.com/the-legend/.