Krave Kava Bar
Krave Kava Bar
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12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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American Kava Bar and Lounge serving ancient and exotic roots and teas as relaxing beverages in a chill environment with ambient and world lounge music. Come enjoy our luscious libations and delicious diversions! There is plenty of room at the bar up front if you want to be social, or sit in our back room with separated seating areas if you'd rather just talk to your friends!
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  • Reggie W
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina1 contribution
    One stop shop for good feelings
    Krave is my new favorite place in Chapel Hill. I like it just as much for the ambiance and people as for the products themselves. Of course the kava, ketum, and yerba mate are incredible--even if you could find those products elsewhere, they wouldn't be nearly as good as Krave's. But what really keeps me coming back is the atmosphere. The bar area has a very relaxing and inviting feel; and the regulars are cool, interesting people. My favorite area is the lounge, which will have you feeling on cloud nine whether you are drinking or not. The lounge really takes relaxation to the next level. The employees are all very knowledgeable about their products and can talk your ear off about the benefits. Josh and Liz are the best, they really want you to understand what you're getting into and actually care about your story and preferences. But what's great is that you can get into the Krave vibe without taking a sip of their drinks, though they certainly do help. All in all, Krave epitomizes the good feels that permeate Carrboro. Visiting is a must whether you are new in town or have lived there your whole life. Once you try it, you will likely be hooked (not in a bad way). For all the first timers: try their signature drink, the Krush. It's expensive but you will understand what all the hype over kava and ketum is about. Great alternative to alcohol and other, less legal, drugs.
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 4, 2015
  • AndreSuchet
    Venise-en-Quebec, Canada2 contributions
    The KavaKava of Krave
    You have not lived until you have visited. Please come and try the wonderful non-alcoholic beverages the fine people here have to offer. Expect friendly knowledgeable patrons quietly Wi-Fi ing away in peace. The Krave is an intergalactic place. Think Star Wars cantina, Luke. Don't believe me? Come and visit, the Kava will change you, too.
    Traveled with family
    Written July 7, 2015
  • Alexander R
    1 contribution
    Kavalicitudinoust!
    Full of interesting people involved in various projects. Nice place to strike up a conversation and get a bar vibe minus the alcohol. For an introvert who doesn't drink, it's a good way to relax in the company of people who have something to say.
    Traveled solo
    Written September 9, 2015
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Aug 2015 • Couples
So based on my everyday encounters I am going to assume, that most of you reading this are not too familiar with Kava or Kratum. When I go here I usually order Kratum. For those of you "not in the know" the alkaloids of this plant interact with the mu- opioid receptor, so after a couple of teas expect a sensation similar to Vicodin/ morphine. Like any psychoactive drug there are some pros and cons when drinking this stuff. Pros: relaxation and euphoria that lasts for up to 4 hours, deadens pain (like opiates), less calories than booze (and less hard on your liver), it's not addictive (like opiates), and it's completely legal (other than in the state of Indiana). Cons: constipation if you drink multiple days in a row (sort of like when you are on a opiate painkiller prescription), possible nausea (I do not always get nauseous. I would say it's about 50/ 50), and just like drinking alcohol you shouldn't drive or operate heavy machinery. They also serve Kava here which is what they consider the main event. It's basically a tranquilizer. Personally, I would rather have the euphoria from the Kratum, but if you are edgy, it would probably help ya out. This place is great for those poor souls under 21, but over 18 who want to enjoy a legal mood altering experience. Their atmosphere is very conducive to relaxation and like any bar it is a great place to hang out.
Written August 8, 2015
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Max M
Carrboro, NC1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Solo
For those looking for a relaxing alternative to alcohol, might I recommend kava. I had never heard of kava until I set foot in Krave and now I drink it like water. A meditative environment, hospitable staff, and unique beverage choices have insured I become a regular.
Written August 4, 2015
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lulajaybird
Carrboro, NC1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Friends
This bar serves kava, ketum tea, a mix of the two (krush), and yerba mate. The staff are personable, create a friendly environment, and tend to remember names. Decor is definitely different, and it is a surprisingly good place to both get work done and to relax from work.
Written July 30, 2015
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KandyEll
Chapel Hill, NC1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Solo
The wait for our local kava bar was definitely worth it! There is no better place to sit, relax, and just plain enjoy being in Carrboro/Chapel Hill. The amazing staff attracts a friendly clientele. Make sure you check out the bathroom!
Written July 29, 2015
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John H
1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Solo
I'm crushing on the Krush. Great chill environment. Music matches the chill environment, too. Awesome decor. I usually don't mention this; but, even the bathroom is cool - the bathroom is, like, TikiHut inspired.
Written July 26, 2015
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Chris M
Carrboro, NC1 contribution
Jun 2015 • Solo
I come and study here nearly every day. The atmosphere is very chill, the servers are very friendly, and the drinks are pretty cool. I'd recommend starting off with the Krush, although I mostly just drink the tea nowadays.
Written July 8, 2015
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james3323
Chapel Hill, NC1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Family
I tried kava and kratom for the first time here! And I've kept coming back. It's a great spot to hangout with friends. The atmosphere is suitably tropical featuring an impressive hand-built bamboo bar.
it's easy to see how much care has gone to bringing kava to Carrboro and the surrounding triangle. Your missing out if you don't try it! They take very good care of new comers.
Written July 7, 2015
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SamanthaUNCrowing
Carrboro, NC1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Solo
Especially in these hot summer months, Krave is the best place for a chill, cool, relaxed atmosphere. Great staff, great product, great town!
Written July 7, 2015
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Clifford C
Carrboro, NC12 contributions
Sep 2019
I don't make it here as much as I'd like but it is a very different and relaxing vibe, almost like checking out of the regular world and putting it all on hold. The back room with the huge projector of psychelic images and south sea statues is a great way to jolt my brain back to its empty creative zone when I get stuck.

The place inspired me to work on a whole new digital projector software experience. Maybe we can collaborate one day. The world needs new spaces like this. I still remember the building when it was the old grungy old Red Cross and we ran the teen aids hotline out of it. Now it it is like dipping your toes into the Looking Glass.
Written October 8, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. My goal was to exactly do as you described. Customers can “unplug” from the world and all its stresses and rat races. We all need that time to recharge. We have several artists and one who is really into projection art. We’d love to collaborate. Ask the bartender to introduce you to Jesse, our current monthly artist on display.
Written October 9, 2019
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cwsamson
Durham, NC1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Couples
By far the chillest place in the chapel hill/carrboro area. The staff are very pleasant and informative. Good music too.
Written July 8, 2015
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Krave Kava Bar is open:
  • Thu - Fri 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
  • Sat - Wed 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM