Gary Crunkleton’s first bartending job was more than twenty years ago at an undergraduate bar in Chapel Hill while he was a student at UNC. Gary cut his teeth at the busy bar as the co-eds wanted their drinks fast and often. A more civilized and sophisticated bartending opportunity followed as he developed the necessary personal skills of a true barman.
Realizing the significance of his achievements in bartending and service, Gary opened his own bar, The Crunkleton, in Chapel Hill after more than a third of his life working on his craft. The Crunkleton has become one of the most acclaimed bars in the region by a few of the more popular magazines of the South. When not at the bar following his passion, Gary spends his time with his other loves – an adoring wife, Megan, and their three boys (all under ten years old), Montgomery, Hudson and Beaufort.