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Friday January 22nd

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Where to watch the Final Four

For Tar Heels who could not make the trip to the Final Four in Houston, the multitude of bars and restaurants in downtown Chapel Hill and Carrboro offer an environment for everyone.  Find the perfect place to watch the Carolina game against Syracuse on Saturday.

Top of the Hill — The "Ground zero" of Carolina Basketball viewing

100 E Franklin St.

  • The Final Four game will be on all TVs in the main upstairs area, as well as at Backbar.
  • If the Tar Heels win on Saturday and advance to the championship game, the game will be on in all three areas of the restaurant, including the Great Room.
  • For the championship game only, Top of the Hill will hand out tickets that will be redeemable as seats to view the championship game.

R&R Grill — A few bar seats could be available if viewers get there early with no reservation

137 E Franklin St.

  • All main seating areas are sold out for Saturday nignt.
  • About 30 bar stools are available before the game on a first come, first serve basis.

Four Corners Bar and Grill — Hype viewing for the 21 and up crowd

175 E Franklin St.

  • There will be two DJs to entertain guests starting at 5 p.m. and continuing throughout the evening.
  • Tar Heel fans can watch the game on Four Corners' 20 TVs throughout the restaurant.
  • People age 21 and up only will be admitted after 4 p.m.
  • There will be a $25 minimum per person Saturday night.
  • The bar will have several drink specials going on throughout the night.

Linda's Bar and Grill —  Watch the Tar Heels from a cozy couch on the big screen

203 E Franklin St.

  • Linda's will show the game on all TVs in the bar area
  • The Downbar has a couch area for viewers to enjoy the game on a 100 inch big screen.
  • Linda's will not have any new specials on game night. 

Mellow Mushroom — Cheer on the Tar Heels with pizza and beer in the outdoor garage area

310 W Franklin St.

  • Mellow Mushroom will stay open later than usual.
  • The restaurant will stay open until after the game is over, although it will stop serving food at 11:30 p.m.
  • Viewers can enjoy the game at the outdoor garage seating area.

He's Not Here — One of the largest outdoor viewing areas with a projector

112 1/2 W Franklin St.

  • He's Not will set up a projector outside to accommodate guests who want to view the game outdoors.

Dead Mule — Relaxed atmosphere with homemade food

303 W Franklin St.

  • A Dead Mule employee will bring homemade food to sell to guests on game night.
  • There is a large front patio for viewers to enjoy.

Carolina Brewery — Viewers can enjoy many drink specials as they watch the game

460 W Franklin St.

  • New drink specials for guests on Saturday.
  • If UNC advances to the championship game, Carolina Brewery will have a viewing party where guests will pay a flat price at the door and be able to eat an all-inclusive meal.

Hickory Tavern — Loud, festive environment with lots of TVs

370 E Main St.

  • 58 TVs to watch the Tar Heels
  • The restaurant is maxed out on reservations, and any remaining tables will be available to guests on a first come, first serve basis.
  • The restaurant will be decorated with balloons and streamers to celebrate the Tar Heels in the Final Four.

Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom — Comfortable Speakeasy lounge area and parking opportunities

102 E Main St.

  • Tyler's will show the game in its Speakeasy area with couches and lounge area.
  • The taproom will serve pizzas before the game, and will have appetizers and specialty entrees for guests.
  • Tyler's has parking areas while still being close to the excitement of Franklin Street on gameday.

Milltown — Carolina-themed food specials in a unique atmosphere

307 E Main St.

  • Milltown has lots of snacks for game night, including Carolina nachos on the late night bar menu.
  • The gastropub also has a patio area for outdoor viewing.


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