East End Oyster & Martini Bar
201 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 929-0024Add Hours
06/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Not only is East End a fun late night place to hang out, but also a great place to have dinner! Their menu is simple but thoughtful, a refreshing change from the ordinary Franklin Street cuisine. The staff is very accommodating and the atmosphere, if you go before midnight, relaxing. Not to mention, their bartenders make amazing drinks! Order from their extensive martini list or, my personal favorite, ask a bartender to make a unique one!
02/20/2007Provided by Citysearch -
If you're going to be on Franklin Street, this is definetly the place to be in Chapel Hill. The door staff are some of the nicest bouncers you'll ever meet and it only gets better. The bartenders and waitstaff also had a good sense of humor and took care of me and my guests. Athough there was a $5 guest cover our group was able to negotiate a bargain at the door since there were 8 in our group. We became well acquainted with their most famous special - the .25 cent bottomless Bud Light drafts in their basement. Their live entertainment was nothing short of excellent and the atmosphere was free of drama. At the end of the night, the bouncers even caught me and my girl a cab.
01/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Time for a recent review. Visiting from out of town, this martini bar seemed like it would be a good place to have a drink and visit with friends. We were so turned off by the way in which we and other patrons in line were insulted and accosted by the neanderthal bouncers at the door that we turned around and left. I don't care what the food or service or atmosphere is like inside (all only average at best), no one should tolerate such rude employees. I'm sure that because of the type of establishment this is, management is not too concerned with offending the occasional customer. They'll never have a chance to change the minds of my friends and I who promptly left and happily and permanently took our business elsewhere.
08/24/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Coming from the northeast I was excited to try the one and only martini bar in Chapel Hill. While not bad, it certainly does not succeed at being a hipster place to be in terms of decor (cheesy and obviously cheap), top shelf selection (Grey Goose alone does not make a good top shelf), and clientele. It does succeed in being a decent place to get a drink, and they do have good bartenders. It's a good place for after work, but not so hip (and isn't that the goal of all martini bars?)