Sup Dogs

Located at 213. E. Third St., Sup Dogs has dominated in Barstool’s #BarstoolBestBar competition, winning best bar in the South after beating the University of Georgia’s Bar South.

Sup Dogs will make the transition into Phase 2 of the stay-at-home order and begin to allow in-person dining on May 23 at 11 a.m., according to the restaurant’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

ECU is back FULLY open on Saturday! UNC location is back next week. THANK YOU for supporting both our locations over the last two months. Pumped to be BACK,” Sup Dogs said on its Instagram page. 

With the indoor opening, Sup Dogs said it plans to follow special safety guidelines to ensure the safety of its customers and staff members. The guidelines posted by the resturant on its social media accounts include six feet apart between tables, additional outdoor dining, multiple hand sanitizer stations, single use menus and condiments, Center of Disease Control (CDC) approved cleaning products and mask and glove use by staff members.

The restaurant said on Twitter that reservations will have to be made through Sup Dog’s page on Yelp. Though doors will open at 11 a.m., the restaurant has not posted what time it will close. 

“Reservations are available on the Yelp app. Just go to Sup Dogs page an hour before you arrive,” Sup Dogs said on its Twitter page.

This announcement came after Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement yesterday that the state of North Carolina will move into the Safer-At-Home Phase 2 tomorrow at 5 p.m. With this order, restaurants, salons and pools can open at 50% capacity following specific health guidelines. Bars, nightclubs, gyms, playgrounds and indoor entertainment venues will remain closed, according to the Governor’s Twitter page

Sup Dogs originally closed both its ECU and Chapel Hill locations on March 16. While closed, the staff was paid in full, and the restaurant donated hot dogs to areas in need around Greenville, according to the restaurant’s Instagram.

Sup Dogs competed in the 2020 Barstool Best Bar competition on Twitter, which started on March 9 and concluded on April 3 with Sup Dogs beating the University of Kansas’s The Wagon Wheel for the winning title the second year in a row. Sup Dogs reopened for curbside take out orders on April 4.

During this time, Sup Dogs also posted how-to videos with instructions on making its signature drinks, such as its Orange Sup Crush, on its social media pages. Sup Dogs also announced on its Instagram on March 13 that Doggie Jams, which was originally scheduled for April 4, would be moved to October 24.

For more information on Sup Dogs’ opening and their guidelines, visit its website or its Instagram, Twitter or Facebook page, or call them at 252-752-7682.

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