Saturday, March 14, 2015

Beer Lovers, This One’s for You!

CHAPEL HILL ~ St. Patty’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s no stretch to think there might be a lot of drinking happening this week on Franklin Street. (But please, designate a driver before heading out for the night! My public service announcement for the day.)
In the spirit of getting together and enjoying a “cold one”, this post is for you! While shooting in town a few months ago, something caught my eye between two buildings. I was sucked in by the bright colors and bold graphics of a series of murals promoting various brands of beer.
I made my way down the alleyway and found an outdoor beer garden (apparently Chapel Hill’s only one) lined with trees and equipped with an outdoor bar and some picnic tables. It’s not hard to imagine this place packed with students after a weekend football game or a grueling weekday of academics. 
If what I read online is actually true, this bar is welcoming to students from both UNC (University of North Carolina) and Duke, despite their legendary rivalry in College Basketball.
After a bit of online investigation, I’ve since learned that these murals were painted by local artist, Scott Nurkin.
And by the way, the bar’s name, He’s Not Here! Love it!