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Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO)

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Met our expecations!

I live about an hour away, but had never been to this place so highly regarded by the locals. So... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
CalDude2NC
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High Point, North Carolina
good beers, nice space

Last summer, with my family and friends, we enjoyed several evenings drinking good beers in the... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
vmcalo
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Perth, Australia
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Jan 7, 2019
“Met our expecations!”
Sep 27, 2018
“good beers, nice space”
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The only USDA certified and fully-local spirits distillery in the U.S.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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505C W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2315
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+1 919-699-8703
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

I live about an hour away, but had never been to this place so highly regarded by the locals. So many great reviews of this place already! We really enjoyed the beer sampler overlooking the quaint and entertaining streets below. The Lizard Chips were pretty...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Last summer, with my family and friends, we enjoyed several evenings drinking good beers in the shade.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

On the website it says you can walk in between 9-5 Mon-Fri. We tried to go on a Thursday afternoon but it wasn't open. The parking is only paid parking so we had to pay to park before we tried the door. Lesson learned. Call...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

We're so sorry we missed you! The distillers were in the back and did not hear the doorbell. Give me a shout and we'll make sure we're waiting on you for another visit; we'll give ya something a little special as an apology. Esteban (919)...More

Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

This was a great tour and I learned a lot about the science of distillery which was really cool. Tastings are always a nice added bonus but if you go thinking you’ll get a free buzz think again. It’s not that kind of tour for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Thanks for the awesome review! We're so glad you enjoyed our distillery tasting tour. Cheers!

Reviewed August 28, 2017

A friend and I did the distillery tour. We learned interesting tidbits about distilling, farming, cocktail ideas, etc. I love hearing people talk about something they know about and are passionate about. It was entertaining and inspiring. At the end of the tour we sampled...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed our distillery tasting tour! We appreciate your support, and if you're back in Chapel Hill, the next tour is on us. Esteban

Reviewed January 6, 2017

This is not the Top of The Hill brewery or restaurant so don't expect fancy or meals. This is the organic distillery. TOPO distills organic wheat into vodka, whisky and rum. We made an appointment ahead of time and were immediately served a local brewed...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed our tour and tasting! Thanks for visiting, we appreciate your support. Esteban

Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

You have to take the tour it was so much fun and the tasting was nice .Our tour guide gave a lot of good information and made the entire experience fun ,,,go on living social to save money on tour

Date of experience: December 2016
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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2016

Anthony, We're so glad you enjoyed your tour. We appreciate your supper - Drink Local! Esteban

Reviewed August 16, 2016

This distillery tour was excellent. The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to provide so much information about the history of the distillery and the distillery process. The samples were generous and our guide even gave us some TOPO beer to start off. We...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Esteban M, Manager at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2016

Jennifer, Thanks for the awesome review, we're so glad you enjoyed your distillery tour! We appreciate your support. Drink Local! Esteban

Reviewed May 2, 2016

Esteban was an awesome "spirit guide" for our group of 18 people (all in their mid to upper 20s). He was extremely knowledgeable of the distilling process and gave excellent insider tips on what to look for in products in the market. He was very...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2016

Brianna, It was great to host y'all! We appreciate the awesome review and your support - Drink Local! Esteban

Reviewed February 9, 2016

In my opinion this is the best bar in Chapel Hill. They serve an amazing range of craft beers, which are brewed on their premises. Be sure not to miss out on the Blueberry Wheat beer!

Date of experience: July 2015
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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2016

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to The Top of The Hill Restaurant & Brewery! And, yes, the Blueberry Wheat is quite awesome, thanks! Esteban

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