West End Wine Bar

★★★★★
  • 450 W Franklin St

    Chapel Hill, NC 27516

    Map & Directions
  • 919-967-7599

Food

Food
More choices in Chapel Hill:
Resultset_next

Allen & Son Pit Cooked Bar-B-Q

6203 Millhouse Rd Chapel Hill, NC

Resultset_next

Flying Burrito

746 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Chapel Hill, NC

4.5714 14
Hi! Sign in to let us know how West End Wine Bar was?
Write a Review
.

This is a great little place to hang out with friends and have a couple glasses of wine. The atmosphere is nice.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great little place to hang out with friends and have a couple glasses of wine. The atmosphere is nice.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

The wonderful little place has taken Chapel by storm. I love their coffees, espresso and especially the lattes. In the evening the wine bar is mostly more mature clientele. A must try for anyone in the downtown Chapel Hill area.

5
★★★★★

The wonderful little place has taken Chapel by storm. I love their coffees, espresso and especially the lattes. In the evening the wine bar is mostly more mature clientele. A must try for anyone in the downtown Chapel Hill area.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Small & cozy with comfy couches. A good place to get together and talk with friends and get away from the college crowds on Franklin Street. Good wine selection and food!

1
★★★☆☆

Small & cozy with comfy couches. A good place to get together and talk with friends and get away from the college crowds on Franklin Street. Good wine selection and food!

Pros: Ambience

.

West End Wine Bar isn't like the rest of the bars along Franklin Street. And that's why it draws a more mature crowd. The bar specializes in wines, and offers them by the glass or bottle. A glass is usually around $6 and a low-end bottle will cost around $24.

If you're looking for something to eat, the West End offers some light appetizers, tapas, and salads.

West End has a very funky decor with overtones of a winery. There's occasionally live music, usually of the jazz variety. There is also an outdoor patio which is great to escape to when it gets too stuffy inside.

PROS: Great music and wine.
CONS: It can get stuffy inside because of cramped quarters.

4
★★★★☆

West End Wine Bar isn't like the rest of the bars along Franklin Street. And that's why it draws a more mature crowd. The bar specializes in wines, and offers them by the glass or bottle. A glass is usually around $6 and a low-end bottle will cost around $24.

If you're looking for something to eat, the West End offers some light appetizers, tapas, and salads.

West End has a very funky decor with overtones of a winery. There's occasionally live music, usually of the jazz variety. There is also an outdoor patio which is great to escape to when it gets too stuffy inside.

PROS: Great music and wine.
CONS: It can get stuffy inside because of cramped quarters.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I almost walked by this place when we were looking for a place to have a quick drink, and what a travesty that would have been! They have a great wine selection on the first floor (and a Ms. Pac Man game), and the bartenders are well versed in their offering, making great suggestions. The rooftop has another bar, where to my delight, they serve PBR. Rumor has it that there's also a bar in the basement, but I've not ventured down there yet

PROS: awesome wine selection... and PBR
CONS: a little pricey

5
★★★★★

I almost walked by this place when we were looking for a place to have a quick drink, and what a travesty that would have been! They have a great wine selection on the first floor (and a Ms. Pac Man game), and the bartenders are well versed in their offering, making great suggestions. The rooftop has another bar, where to my delight, they serve PBR. Rumor has it that there's also a bar in the basement, but I've not ventured down there yet

PROS: awesome wine selection... and PBR
CONS: a little pricey

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

even though the bartenders at West End don't really have to do anything but pour glasses of wine for a handful of customers, they are still some of the slowest and most unpleasant out of any bar you will ever go to. prepare to be snubbed whether or not you have knowledge of wine. the ambience and layout are mediocre, but not enough to make up for the attitudes of the people working there. The bar's attempt at character mostly just amounts to a pretentious attitude! go next door to Tallula's... or anywhere else!!

2
★★★★☆

even though the bartenders at West End don't really have to do anything but pour glasses of wine for a handful of customers, they are still some of the slowest and most unpleasant out of any bar you will ever go to. prepare to be snubbed whether or not you have knowledge of wine. the ambience and layout are mediocre, but not enough to make up for the attitudes of the people working there. The bar's attempt at character mostly just amounts to a pretentious attitude! go next door to Tallula's... or anywhere else!!

.

My husband and I come here a lot on "date night" and we love it. The crowd is a bit younger than us (we're early 40's, they're mostly 20's), but its still a great little place. Its cozy, romantic and they have a great wine list.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I come here a lot on "date night" and we love it. The crowd is a bit younger than us (we're early 40's, they're mostly 20's), but its still a great little place. Its cozy, romantic and they have a great wine list.

.

I've been to West End so many times now I've lost count! While the wine list is tough to beat, that's not why I frequent this great establishment. What keeps me coming back is the great atmosphere! The mixture of lighting, artwork, and diverse, unusual seating makes for a perfect date spot or a place to just relax after dinner. It tends to get quite crowded on weekends though, so be prepared to wait in line for a drink and a seat. While it tends to get a bit noisy at times, conversation is always possible, making it a great place to relax and chat over some fabulous wine. I particularly like visiting West End in the springtime, when the front windows are removed and the place is transformed into an open-air paradise. This wine bar is a must try!

2
★★★★★

I've been to West End so many times now I've lost count! While the wine list is tough to beat, that's not why I frequent this great establishment. What keeps me coming back is the great atmosphere! The mixture of lighting, artwork, and diverse, unusual seating makes for a perfect date spot or a place to just relax after dinner. It tends to get quite crowded on weekends though, so be prepared to wait in line for a drink and a seat. While it tends to get a bit noisy at times, conversation is always possible, making it a great place to relax and chat over some fabulous wine. I particularly like visiting West End in the springtime, when the front windows are removed and the place is transformed into an open-air paradise. This wine bar is a must try!

Pros: atmosphere, the wine, and more wine!

Cons: parking

.

What a great spot to hang out and relax after a long day. Couches, tables, comfy chairs, the whole shooting match. Live bands on several nights a week. A definite stop on Franklin Street. The crowd isn't your normal college crowd. More up-scale grad-students with a mix of the more hip college crowd. Great place.

2
★★★★★

What a great spot to hang out and relax after a long day. Couches, tables, comfy chairs, the whole shooting match. Live bands on several nights a week. A definite stop on Franklin Street. The crowd isn't your normal college crowd. More up-scale grad-students with a mix of the more hip college crowd. Great place.

Pros: Atmosphere, Bands

.

Chapel Hill's West End Wine bar has great potential. The atmosphere is great, the crowd is a lot of fun, but the service has a lot to be desired.

I'm confident the fellows behind the bar know a lot more about wine than I (or the average patron) know about wine. That's why they work there and we all work somewhere else. Unfortunately, when asked about any of the boutique wines on the list they usually sigh and act bothered to tell you about them.

Another problem with the Wine Bar is the incredibly slow manner in which the bartenders take care of customers. Be prepared to spend 5 - 10 minutes idly standing at the bar before they'll even look at you when you want another round.

2
★★★★☆

Chapel Hill's West End Wine bar has great potential. The atmosphere is great, the crowd is a lot of fun, but the service has a lot to be desired.

I'm confident the fellows behind the bar know a lot more about wine than I (or the average patron) know about wine. That's why they work there and we all work somewhere else. Unfortunately, when asked about any of the boutique wines on the list they usually sigh and act bothered to tell you about them.

Another problem with the Wine Bar is the incredibly slow manner in which the bartenders take care of customers. Be prepared to spend 5 - 10 minutes idly standing at the bar before they'll even look at you when you want another round.

Pros: atmosphere, location, crowd

Cons: service, price

.

nice place to sit down, have a great glass of bubbly by the glass and discuss your particular philosophy in life with your friends- much better than a seedy smoke-filled coffee cafe. Enjoy.

2
★★★★★

nice place to sit down, have a great glass of bubbly by the glass and discuss your particular philosophy in life with your friends- much better than a seedy smoke-filled coffee cafe. Enjoy.

Pros: relaxed atmosphere, good seating

.

A nice escape from the grimy college bars that line Franklin Street. Décor is just funky enough and the rooftop patio makes for a pleasant evening. This is the kind of place you can take your mom or a date.

2
★★★★★

A nice escape from the grimy college bars that line Franklin Street. Décor is just funky enough and the rooftop patio makes for a pleasant evening. This is the kind of place you can take your mom or a date.

.

Huge selection of fine wines. Artsy decor, bordering on trendy--but in a very good way. Cozy sofas and warm lighting downstairs, star-lit open-air patio upstairs. It's the best spot on Franklin Street for a mellow night on the town. Dress up, dress down--it's all appropriate. Plan a romantic ending to your date after the movie. Or mingle--the crowd is always attractive!

2
★★★★★

Huge selection of fine wines. Artsy decor, bordering on trendy--but in a very good way. Cozy sofas and warm lighting downstairs, star-lit open-air patio upstairs. It's the best spot on Franklin Street for a mellow night on the town. Dress up, dress down--it's all appropriate. Plan a romantic ending to your date after the movie. Or mingle--the crowd is always attractive!

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: no liquors

.

I love this bar--not because of its wine selection (although it has a good one), but because of the atmosphere. If you get there early enough, you can snag a comfy sofa downstairs, or a table upstairs on the patio. Nice range of prices, friendly bartenders.

2
★★★★★

I love this bar--not because of its wine selection (although it has a good one), but because of the atmosphere. If you get there early enough, you can snag a comfy sofa downstairs, or a table upstairs on the patio. Nice range of prices, friendly bartenders.

Pros: good atmosphere

Cons: very little mingling

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used West End Wine Bar, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review