-- Upcoming Shows and Events
Fat Tuesday, February 28th - Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Want to celebrate Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday but can’t make it to New Orleans or hang in Durham?  Well, we're partying hearty here at The Kraken with WHUP-FM’s DJ Chucky T, who will have you shaking your tailfeather to an evening of Storyville bawdy-house piano, raucous Rampart Street brass bands, and some zesty Zydeco squeezebox.  We're firing up the music and video at 7pm.



To get those toes tappin’ and those hips shakin’, Chucky T’s gonna be throwing some eye-candy “live” performance videos up on the big screen while pumping out irrepressible rhythms that are sure to put some bounce in your dance step.


Get started early with a couple of DJ Chucky T's hour-long mixes “up in the cloud” that’ll give you an idea of what you’re in for Tuesday night:






$Free - please tip DJ and bartender generously!



Wednesday March 1st - Funky Game Night!

White Cross got game, YO!  Come out and play some amazing and unique games with really fun folks! Old standards such as cards, cribbage, backgammon and dominoes are always possible side games, but the real meat of the evenings are very interactive and engaging modern games from across the world.  We pick and choose on any given night.




Originally, there were regular game nights every Thursday night in Carrboro or Durham, but as we've gathered age and responsibilities we hold them whenever and wherever we can pull it together.


Kelley started this tradition almost twenty years ago now.  I've been fortunate to bear witness from the beginning.  Many folks have come and gone over the years, and many who wander return for a night or ten.  Nobody forgets the fun competition, and all are welcome!


We don't have a regular Kraken schedule set, but keep your eyes on the schedule for hopeful monthly game nights!


We've got a FB group for the regulars, but often as not just use email for our sporadic gatherings.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/GameNightCH/





$Free, just for fun!  Please tip your bartender!



The Kraken online links and news!

There are a few other North American Krakens: a bar in California and one in Washington, a food truck in British Columbia, and a "gastropub" in South Carolina.  I think it's safe to say that we our venue is the most storied of them all.  We do look forward to visiting each of them and rubbing tentacles.

Come on out for good times!


Kraken Early 2017 Update


We're celebrating 44 years of this amazing rocking roadhouse and we have wonderful ideas and events to share!

We continue to honor your suggestions regarding our liquor and beer selections, since we always keep it close and in the family.


Stay tuned for details and some particularly special events coming up!




Main website right here:  http://thekrakenbar.com We're hoping to update the CMS and redo the website when we can wrap our tentacles around it.


Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/KrakenBarChapelHill This is the best place to keep up with day to day announcements.


Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/TheKrakenBar or @TheKrakenBar  We not big tweeters, but we try!


Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/thekrakenbar This site is mostly geared towards bands, and we don't always update our schedule there since bands usually make their own links, but it's another online resource.


Indie On The Move:  http://www.indieonthemove.com/user/TheKraken This site is entirely geared towards bands and venues looking to combine and book shows


Kraken Email:  info at thekrakenbar.com We use this address for booking, and occasional questions.  Please don't spam us, since we get hundreds of emails a week.  Thanks!



Keep up with us online, and stop on by to enjoy the best porch in town during warm weather, the coziest inside during cold and wet weather and free music every weekend!  Don't forget the free pool and darts and the new events coming up!

There's never a dull moment at The Kraken.  Stop by and see for yourself.