Best Places to Hide From Students in a College Town
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Best Places to Hide From Students in a College Town

By Molly Looman
Sunday, Aug 26 2018

Chapel Hill is an amazing college town, some may say it's the best in the country, but for people outside the undergraduate population, it's sometimes hard to get away from the flood of students the first few weeks. 

We compiled some of the best spots that let you stay in town while waiting for the Franklin Street frenzy to die down. 

Go Down to The Root Cellar and Eat Cake at The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering
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Go Down to The Root Cellar and Eat Cake

No matter the time of day, The Root Cellar serves up home-made treats in the cutest of spots. From giant cake slices to breakfast quesadillas, this place serves up homemade food for any time of day.

Go Down to The Root Cellar and Eat Cake
$   .  The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering   .  Chapel Hill
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Find Your Sanctuary at Flyleaf Books at Flyleaf Books
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Find Your Sanctuary at Flyleaf Books

Author talks and rows of bookshelves makes Flyleaf the ultimate bookworm's paradise. Bask in the glory of an actual bookstore and maybe even squeeze in an author talk.

Find Your Sanctuary at Flyleaf Books
Free   .  Flyleaf Books   .  Chapel Hill
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Dive Into the Taproom at Steel String Brewery at Steel String Brewery
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Dive Into the Taproom at Steel String Brewery

You don't have to travel far for delicious craft brews. With a cute front porch and full taproom, get ready to make this your new hang.  Don't forget to try out your luck at their Tuesday trivia night.

Dive Into the Taproom at Steel String Brewery
$   .  Steel String Brewery   .  Carrboro
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Escape the Week at The Dead Mule Club at Dead Mule Club
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Escape the Week at The Dead Mule Club

The little white house is the perfect hideaway from the frenzy of Franklin Street. With a great local beer list and live music, this bar is a favorite of Chapel Hill residents. It's tucked so far back, you just might miss it.

Escape the Week at The Dead Mule Club
$   .  Dead Mule Club   .  Chapel Hill
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Get Your Game On at AC Hotel at AC Hotel by Marriott Chapel Hill Downtown
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Get Your Game On at AC Hotel

Drink specials? Check. Board games? Check. Swanky hotel? Check. Sounds like date night.  Choose from over 75 board games and play all night. Bring a date, a friend or the whole squad for a competitive night out.

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Get Your Game On at AC Hotel
Free   .  AC Hotel by Marriott Chapel Hill Downtown   .  Chapel Hill
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Cheap Beer and Good Food at Imbibe   at Imbibe
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Cheap Beer and Good Food at Imbibe

Here's a drink special so cheap John Mulaney might call it downright dangerous. $1 craft beers is a downright steal. And if that isn't enough, load up on the fries section of the menu. Oh yes, a whole section.

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Cheap Beer and Good Food at Imbibe
$1   .  Imbibe   .  Chapel Hill
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