Guide to Shopping Local for Wine and Beer in Chapel Hill

For all of the wine connoisseurs and beer lovers in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, going to the grocery store and picking out the same wine or beer can become mundane. I know that I am always trying to find new wines that I love, but I don’t always have the resources or knowledge to do so.

How are you supposed to find which cheese pairs best with certain wines? Or what the difference is between a lager and an ale? Fear not — this wine and beer guide lists a variety of shops in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area that offer great selections and advice when making your next purchase!

Chapel Hill Wine Company

2809 Homestead Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Hours: Sun-Mon: Closed; Tues-Sat: 11 am-7 pm

Explore wines from all across the world including Argentina, Austria, and Greece. In addition to the great wine selection, Chapel Hill Wine Company has great prices and a personable staff.

Mariakakis Fine Food and Wine

1322 Fordham Blvd. Suite #1
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 am-6 pm; Sat: 9 am-5 pm; Sun: Closed

Founded in 1997, Mariakakis Fine Food & Wine offers in-person service and direct food market services. It has reasonable prices and has an extensive selection of food and wine that appeals from across European and Mediterranean regions.


106 South Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC 27510

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11:30 am-9:30 pm; Fri & Sat: 11:30 am-Midnight; Sun: Closed

Located in downtown Carrboro, Glasshalfull is a restaurant, wine bar, and wine shop all in one. If you and your friends are looking to go out for the night, this place offers contemporary American cooking in a rustic-chic space and an intriguing selection of wines from all over the world.

Beer Study

106 N. Graham St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919)-240-5423

Hours: Mon-Wed: 10 am-Midnight, Thurs-Sat: 10 am-1 am, Sun: 12 pm-Midnight

If you’re looking for a casual spot to enjoy a beer or glass of wine, this is the place for you. This bar and retailer specializes in craft beers on tap, home growlers, and wines. They also have board games for entertainment!


108 Henderson St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Hours: Mon-Sat: 4 pm-Midnight, Sun: Closed

This restaurant, bottle shop, and taproom has a special focus on beer and wine education and offers hundreds of wines and beers at the retail level. Within perfect walking distance of UNC’s campus, Imbibe is a great place to grab a drink after a long day.

Carrboro Beverage Co.

102A E. Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510

Hours: Mon-Fri: 12 pm-10 pm; Sat: 10 am-10 pm; Sun: 12 pm-8 pm

With some of the most knowledgeable staff around, Carrboro Beverage Co. is definitely for the beer enthusiast. You have the ability to sample multiple beers and get growler fills.

Southern Season

201 S Estes Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am-7pm; Fri-Sat: 9am-8pm; Sun: 10am-6pm

This store is a “culinary Mecca,” featuring specialty food products, wine and beer, and much more. Sample a glass of wine from the full service wine and beer tasting bar or explore the amazing selection of wines around the store.

If there are any local places we’ve missed, leave a comment and let us know — I’m always down for a day of wine tasting!

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