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Bars/Clubs

  • 1785 Bar & Grill

    www.facebook.com/1785Athens/

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 420 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. (443) 579-5566 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs. Big college bar gets its name from the year UGA was chartered but doesn’t exactly have an academic atmosphere. Also serves food (burgers, wings, tacos, nachos, loaded fries). Margarita towers, pitchers of domestics.

  • 9d's Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 400 Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-461-0268 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs/live music. The Look: College kids sweat it out on the dance floor to (mostly) ’90s jams. Drinks: Buy a tallboy, shot or mixed drink for dancing fuel.

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    akademiabc.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 150 Crane Dr. Bogart, GA 30622. 678-726-2288

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Beer, live music, trivia. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Beer is the focus at this craft brewery that has a full restaurant. Beers (available in flights) featured in many dishes, and the menu goes beyond fried cheese to actual entrees and flatbreads.

  • Allgood Lounge

    allgoodlounge.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 256 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-0166 View Map

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Opens earlier than most bars. Two-stories and a big garage door to add some air plus a patio and tiki bar. Hundreds of drink options, including a build-your-own bloody mary bar. Twenty rotating beers, 55 whiskeys, 18 tequilas and over 200 bottled beers.

  • Amici

    amici-cafe.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 233 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-0000 View Map

    • 8851 Macon Hwy.. TBA

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    File Under: Pizza, Bars. Features: Trivia, catering, outside seating, art, take-out, delivery, full bar, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Casual dining space with a long bar and brick walls. This small Georgia chain is known for its wings and wide variety of pizza toppings; the menu is big, with lots of sandwiches, pasta, salads and soup. Good craft brews. Macon Highway location should open this year.

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    artinisartlounge.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 337 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-8530 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Art classes, parking. Local in-town paint-and-sip with beer and wine, plus nonalcoholic beverages if you need to concentrate on your sunset masterpiece. Take-home kits, too.

  • Bad Moon

    instagram.com/badmoonbar

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 246 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601 . No # specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Lots of neon, light-up dance floor, ’90s music, karaoke. Choose from domestic and local standbys, or order a house specialty like the disco lemonade or 1.5-gallon Moscow mule.

  • Bar South

    facebook.com/barsouthathens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 104 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-1329 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, live music. Roomy sports bar with TVs, pool tables, darts and foosball. Beer and mixed drinks across a wide range of taste and budget, appealing to students, alumni and visitors alike.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    beefobradys.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1860 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-1916 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Catering, outside seating, trivia, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. 

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    blindpigtavern.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 312 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-3442

    • 2440 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-208-7979 View Map

    • 2301 College Station Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-4919

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Catering, outside seating, trivia, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. Long-time Athens sports bar with a big menu and lots of vegetarian choices; New Orleans specials on Tuesday. Beer on tap and in bottles, including local brews. Standard cocktails plus a bloody mary bar on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Blue Sky

    blueskyathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 128 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-3153 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Upstairs, above Walker’s, a cozy bar for students and townies with a nice view and a rooftop patio. Big drink selection: 300+ craft beers, 100+ scotches, a wide selection of whiskeys and wine from all over. 

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    instagram.com/boarsheadlounge

    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. Big, multi-level student bar. Pool, beer pong, popcorn machines and more inside. Live music outside every Thursday and on game days. Regular specials on already inexpensive drafts and wells.

  • Bourbon Street

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 333 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-1313 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. College bar encourages you to chug through Power Hour and party New Orleans-style all night. Pool upstairs. Cheap beer, nightly specials and liquor drinks, including hurricanes and fishbowls.

  • Buddha Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. Less Zen, more sake bombs that involve pounding on the table to make the shot fall into the drink. Skee-Ball in the back, lychee martinis, shots and beer.

  • Buvez

    facebook.com/buvezathens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 585 Barber St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-0172

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars, Sandwiches. Features: Beer and wine, counter service, full bar, outside seating, Wi-Fi. European-style cafe that goes from early a.m. to lateish p.m. Delish pre-made sandwiches, pastries and soft pretzels by The Comerian, hard-boiled eggs, snoballs (including boozy ones) and snacks by the scoop. Coffee, tea, cool sodas, craft cocktails, wine, beer and aperitifs.

  • Catch 22 Gastropub

    catch22gp.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1021 Parkway Blvd. Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-6333 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Curbside pick up, full bar, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. This place has a strong desire to push the envelope, in both its flavors and its marketing (they boast “people hate us on Yelp”). Creative bar food, good beer selection, lots of specials, cute kids menu.

  • Centro Bar

    instagram.com/centrobarathens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 400 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 404-271-8440

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. Watch football on a big screen and sign up for the weekly beer pong tournament. A balcony with its own bar wraps around the main floor. Full bar with specialty drinks like the East Clayton lemonade and key lime pie shots. Yappy hour sometimes.

  • Ciné

    athenscine.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 234 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3343 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, movies, art. Athens’ only indie movie theater features an art gallery, two screens, a lab/meeting room and a bar that’s a destination in its own right, with movie-themed cocktails, good beer and wine, and liquor. Coffee, tea, sodas, local baked goods and fresh-popped popcorn.

  • City Bar

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 220 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. No # Specified View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Watch sports on big-screen TVs in a historic space with marble accents and chandeliers. Daily drink deals, plus the usual selection of beer, seltzers and shots.

  • Clarke's Standard

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 225 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-5152

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Catering, curbside pick-up, full bar, take-out. Hours: Dinner and Sunday brunch. Half bar, half restaurant, with burgers, bar snacks, mac and cheese balls and the like.

  • Cloud

    facebook.com/cloudathensga

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 164 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-7771 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. Rainbow-lit bubble wall bar and a light-up dance floor after renovations. Spacious layout, pool, TV and laser lights. Full bar with all the shots and bombs you could ask for.

  • Cozy Bar

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 179 N. Jackson St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8898

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Beer and wine. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Small space tucked away downtown, with paper lanterns and flowers on tables. Food is sometimes available. Domestics, Asian beers, wine and liquor.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 271 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-410-1043

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    File Under: Breweries. Features: Beer, outside seating. Big space with indoor and outdoor seating and lots of varied art offerings. Popular year-round offerings include Tropicalia, Athena and Classic City Lager, but there are lots of seasonal and limited-edition beers too. Purchase cans and bottles on-site to take home.

  • Cutters Pub

    facebook.com/CuttersPubAthens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 120 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-224-1187 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. One of the largest pubs in town and a more grown-up crowd than many bars around it. Pool, Skee-Ball, Golden Tee, foosball, darts, a photo booth and football on TV. Huge whiskey selection, befitting its Irish branding, Guinness on tap.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    depalmasitaliancafe.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2080 Timothy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-552-1237 View Map

    • 1965 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-369-0085 View Map

    • 401 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-6966 View Map

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    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, curbside pick-up, delivery, full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Classic Italian in a long-time Athens restaurant. You can go simple with a slice of pizza and a salad or fancier with short rib ravioli and zuppa inglese. Vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options; kids menu. Long wine list with many Italian reds and plenty of beers.

  • Double Barrel

    instagram.com/doublebarrelathens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 429 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601 . No # specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. A college bar named for Athens’ famous non-working piece of Confederate memorabilia. TVs to watch sports and low prices. What you’d expect for drinks but a few specialty cocktails like the Bacon Watson.

  • The Expat

    theexpatathens.com

    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 1680 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-521-5041

    File Under: Something Different, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Reservations, outside seating, take-out, full bar. Hours: Dinner. Bar and dining room are equally good, with smart, smart cocktails and an excellent wine list for the former and refined, French-inspired food for the latter. Looking for fancy cheeses or a smoked rabbit terrine? This is your place. Ditto for some of the best charcuterie in town. Meal kits and more for take-out.

  • Five & Ten

    fiveandten.com

    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 1073 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-7300 View Map

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Full bar, reservations, catering, outside seating, take-out, vegetarian friendly. Hours: Dinner. Fine dining from celebrity chef Hugh Acheson. His focus is on vegetables and careful experimentation with Southern touches. Menu changes weekly, focusing on what’s in season. Wine list by James Beard nominee; unpretentious but smart cocktails; excellent after-dinner drinks.

  • Five Bar

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 269 N. Hull St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-5515 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up, delivery. Hours: Dinner. Sunday brunch. Five entrees, five desserts, five apps, you get the idea, and it holds true through the drinks menu, too. Seafood from Destin is a point of emphasis, but you can also get a ribeye or fried chicken.

  • Flanagan's & Half Moon Pub

    facebook.com/FlanagansAthens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 301 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-208-9711 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. A classic college hangout, Irish pub Flanagan’s and its downstairs sister bar get packed on late nights and weekends. Pool, daily specials on everything from cocktails to shots. Lots of whiskey.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    flickertheatreandbar.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 263 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-0039 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating, movies, art, trivia. Chill townie bar with cult film nights, grown-up slushies, nice beer selection, retro cocktails and wine. Pouch savory pies available when you're hungry.

  • General Beauregard's

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 164 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8201 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Controversy-courting downtown spot decked out in Civil War memorabilia, with a MAGA crowd. Drinks: Southern-themed cocktails.

  • Genesis

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1700 Commerce Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-351-4174

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs/live music. Event space/nightclub off the beaten path, with live music, boxing, dance nights and more. 

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    grindhouseburgers.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1553 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-612-9327 View Map

    File Under: Burgers, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, counter service, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Small chain based in Atlanta does smallish flat burgers (beef, turkey, beans and quinoa, or Impossible Burger) plus bar snacks, fried sides and boozy and virgin milkshakes. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    hendershotscoffee.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 237 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3050 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, live music, art, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Open seven days. Coffee drinks, nitro coffee, teas and juices all day pair with a rotating menu from the Plate Sale. Lots of draft and bottled/canned craft beers, plus wine, craft cocktails and mocktails (some made with coffee).

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1354 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8561

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    File Under: American, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, counter service, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Is it a bar or a restaurant? It’s clearly both. Good hot dogs, corn dogs and veggie dogs with an array of toppings, fried cheese galore, tons of veggie and vegan choices, salads and more. Excellent beer selection includes half pours to see if you like something; also whiskeys, classic cocktails and juice for kids.

  • Hilltop Grille

    hilltopgrille.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2310 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-7667 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Reservations, live music, full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Country club-ish place does classic American food with a bit of a Southern accent, like meatloaf, steak sandwich, crab cakes and gumbo. A fair amount of fried stuff but salads too. Big desserts. Nice patio.

  • Iron Factory

    ironfactoryinc.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 255 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6877

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, full bar, outside seating. Hours: Dinner. Cook your own Korean barbecue (protein or veggies) on the grill at your table or have the servers do it for you. Everything comes with salad, rice and side vegetables. Korean soju and sake at the bar.

  • The Lark Winespace

    thelarkwinespace.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 493 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-5455

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Wine, Outside Seating. Hours: Closed Mondays. Like The Expat’s approach to drinks? The Lark is from the same folks, retailing and pouring a smart, fun selection of wines out of a former bookstore. Light eats, too, picked to accompany the wines nicely, and small pours.

  • Last Resort Grill

    lastresortgrill.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 184 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-0810 View Map

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    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, art, curbside pick-up. Hours: Dinner, Wed–Sun. An Athens classic for more than a generation, this restaurant added a big outdoor dining area in its parking lot recently. The menu draws from the South and the Southwest, often mingling the two; veggie and vegan choices, plus fish and seafood that it’s well known for. Cecilia cakes and more for dessert. Good bar, with American vodkas, gins and vermouths, as well as Armagnac, ice wine, Madeira, sherry and a long list of wines.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 223 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-3144 View Map

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, trivia, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Like its sister bar, the Manhattan, it’s a bit more for grown-ups, but still with plenty of dancing. Big, dog-friendly patio with cornhole. A variety of bottled beers and rotating drafts that include seasonal brews. Wine and cocktails, too.

  • Live Wire Athens

    livewireathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 227 W. Dougherty St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8283 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, outside seating. This all-purpose performance venue has three stagestwo inside and one in a large beer garden. The space is adaptable for private parties, fashion and film events. Meeting spot for the Athens Dart League. Drinks: A good assortment of craft and local beer, as well as budget-friendly options. Wine and cocktails, too.

  • The Local 706

    thelocal706.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1676 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30605. No # Specified

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, trivia. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Sports bar and grill in the middle of Five Points with the motto "Friends, Food and Fun." Lunch is meat and three. Dinner brings flatbreads, sandwiches, burgers, salads, fried cheese, wings, kids’ menu. Also, cocktails that say things like “zero carb.”

  • Lord's Bar

    lordsbarathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 251 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified.

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: New bar coming soon in the former That Bar location.

  • Lumberjaxe

    lumberjaxe.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 510 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-8293

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Yup, you can drink and throw axes at targets. Also: TVs, games like giant Jenga and handcrafted wood tables. Local craft beer and wine.

  • Madison Bar & Bistro

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 500 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-0430 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Reservations, outside seating, live music, room service, take-out, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and dinner, seven days. Hotel Indigo’s restaurant serves heavy and light breakfast, with some locally made baked goods. Dinner brings both fancy bar snacks and full meals. Nice cocktails might include house-infused peach bourbon, High West vodka or blackberries.

  • Magnolias

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 312 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-0797 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Two-story bar in a historic building has free pool upstairs, a great view of downtown and campus and TVs for sports. The usual array of brews behind the bar, plus house mixers like the Humbly Hammy.

  • Manhattan Café

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 337 N. Hull St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-9767 View Map

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, DJs. The ultimate townie bar, with a chill, vintage-decorated, dim interior. Popcorn and snacks available. Specialty drinks, including a whole selection of hot ones in cold weather, listed on handwritten signs. Cocktails, beer, wine, sangria and sake.

  • Mell's Place

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 4648 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30622. 706-548-0830 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, cash only. Escape the downtown scene for the oldest bar in town, built in 1952. The atmosphere is warm and unfussy with pool and country karaoke. Drinks: Cold domestic beer and generous liquor pours.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    mellowmushroom.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 320 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-0892 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Catering, curbside pick-up, delivery, outside seating, trivia, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Yes, it’s a chain, but it feels like part of Athens. Lots of toppings and specialty pies, plus pretzels made with the same dough, salads, subs, calzones and munchies; good beer selection.

  • Moonshine Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 275 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: DJs, outside seating. Clayton Street party bar with warm wood accents and barn doors. Yes, it has moonshine.

  • The National

    thenationalrestaurant.com

    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 232 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-3450 View Map

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    File Under: Something Different, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Reservations, catering, curbside pick-up, outside seating, Wi-Fi, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Mediterranean-inspired and chef-driven food that loves vegetables. The “power lunch” (an ever-changing array of healthy, colorful veggie items) is always a great choice, but everything on the menu is good and focused on sustainability as well as keeping your tastebuds happy. Great wine list and cocktails. New garage doors allow for open-air dining with some walls and a roof.

  • Normal Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1365 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-6186 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. This friendly neighborhood bar in Normaltown is serving on its patio, which has fire pits for the winter. Ever-changing craft and local beers and handcrafted cocktails. Getchaself a pizza from Automatic next door and chill.

  • Nowhere Bar

    facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 240 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-4742 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. Charmingly dive-y bar across from the Georgia Theatre hosts locals and students alike for darts, pool and lots of live music. Plenty of beers on draft, with the usual suspects behind the bar.

  • Oglethorpe Garage

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1560 Oglethorpe Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8810

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Outside Seating, Full Bar. Hours: Mon–Sat. Neighborhood bar and motorcycle shop/hang-out also has snacks and a nice patio. Sports on TV, howdies, frosé.

  • The Old Pal

    theoldpal.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1320 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-4340 View Map

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, take-out. Seasonally focused cocktails, made with knowledge and care. Classics, with the year they were invented, and new things all listed on a well designed menu. Deep list of good spirits, plus some judiciously chosen wines and beers.

  • On the Rocks

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 255 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-6666 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. College sports bar with an impressive sound system. Plenty of inexpensive domestics, wells, shooters and frozen drinks. Every flavor of White Claw your heart desires.

  • Pauley's Original Crepe Bar

    pauleyscrepebar.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 134 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-0034 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Crepe-based restaurant by day (with savory and sweet options, plus non-pancake-based foods) turns into a busy bar by night, offering over 150 beers, including 28 on tap (customers who try 100 beers are recognized on the Around the World Beer Club wall), wines, cocktails.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 459 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-0990 View Map

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    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Curbside pick-up, outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Locally owned steakhouse also does crab cakes, chicken, shrimp scampi and other things that aren’t red meat. Lunch includes a fried green tomato sandwich, grilled salmon BLT, she-crab soup.

  • The Rail Athens

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1120 Mitchell Bridge Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-354-7289 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Bars. Features: Outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Bar and grill with pool tables, dart boards, slot machines and big-screen TVs. Bar food, including burgers, wings, sandwiches, nachos and fries.

  • Redfearn Grille

    facebook.com/redfearngrille

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 197 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-4433 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Buffet, catering. Hours: Breakfast and dinner, seven days. Sunday lunch. Inside the Holiday Inn, but you can go there if you’re not a guest. Big menu for the two meals that bookend the day, plus Sunday lunch. Usually open Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • The Roadhouse

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 137 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-2324 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. Dive bar “serving hangovers since 1991” features neon lighting and friendly bartenders. Conveniently located next door to pizza. 

  • The Rook and Pawn

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 294 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-5040

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs, Something Different. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up, counter service, outside seating, take-out, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Board-game café has a robust menu crafted to go well with hours of play: panini, cold sandwiches, salads, cheese plates, bowls of salty and sweet snacks. Games for rent or purchase and drinks soft and hard.

  • The Root

    therootathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1235 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-208-0059

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. This bar in the basement of The Pine also does small plates from upstairs, like pimento cheese crostinis, crab fritters, oysters and meat and cheese selections. Plenty of craft beer, hand-crafted cocktails and whiskey. 

  • The Rowdy Goose

    facebook.com/TheRowdyGoose

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 364 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. No # Specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. This college bar has a rooftop patio, a focus on boozy slushies (made with cane sugar), a shot wheel if you’re indecisive and a beer pong table.

  • The Royal Peasant

    royalpeasant.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1675 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-7920 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner. English pub does proper bangers and mash, lamb burger, curries, housemade potato chips with blue cheese and bacon, plus a couple of really good desserts. Soccer on the TV. U.K. beers, dry ciders, craft brews, wine, whiskey and cocktails.

  • Sake Mama

    instagram.com/sakemamauga

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 166 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. No # Specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. Club-type scene. Knock some shots off chopsticks and hit the dance floor. A neon menu offers over 20 types of sake bombs. Beer, too.

  • Sandbar

    instagram.com/sandbarathens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 220 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 404-271-8440 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. Beach-themed college bar lets you take a shot off a surfboard or choose from “blackout buckets,” frozen drinks and a full bar to cover all the refreshments you need. 

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    saucehouse.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 830 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-363-3351 View Map

    File Under: BBQ, Bars. Features: Full bar, catering, curbside pick-up, delivery, outside seating, take-out, counter service. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Giant barbeque place that has pork, brisket, ribs, tofu, chicken fingers, slaw, beans, potato salad and bread pudding. Bulk orders, too, and margaritas available for take-out.

  • Seabear Oyster Bar

    seabearoysterbar.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 297 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-4367 View Map

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    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, take-out, curbside pick-up. Hours: Dinner. Oysters, of course, from much farther afield than the Gulf, plus smart, tasty small plates, including an awesome grilled cheese, scallop fried rice, lobster roll, veggie-loving dishes. Menu changes often. Beer, wine, absinthe, sake, serious cocktails and frozen Negronis.

  • Shokitini

    shokitini.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 251 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-7933 View Map

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    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Karaoke, full bar, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Not the place for a quiet night out but good for a party. Long menu of sushi and sashimi as well as fried softshell crab, dumplings, land proteins (steak, chicken), lobster, noodles and desserts. Hot and cold sake, saketinis, wine, mostly domestic beer but a few Japanese brews.

  • Silver Dollar

    facebook.com/silverdollarathens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 262 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3093 View Map

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. This clean, classic college bar is especially popular on game days. Play darts or grab some air on a covered outdoor patio. Ten beers on tap, well drinks and daily specials.

  • Sister Louisa's Church

    sisterlouisaschurch.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Welcoming, goofy scene with velvet paintings, Pee-Wee Herman dolls and satirical religious art. Dance, play ping-pong and enjoy complimentary Goldfish crackers. Try the house sangria. 

  • South Kitchen and Bar

    southkitchenbar.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 247 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6125

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, catering. Hours: Brunch, lunch and dinner. Located in the ornate lobby of the former Georgian Hotel. Small plates like goat cheese fritters or large plates with burgers, salmon and lambchops. Gluten-free menu. Rotating draft beers in full or half pours, good wines by the glass (and bottle) and regularly changing craft cocktails with housemade ingredients.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    sobrewco.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 231 Collins Industrial Blvd. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-7183

    File Under: Breweries. Features: Beer, live music, trivia. Lots of outdoor space and a wide variety of beers, with standards like the Red and Black Berliner and Hobnail IPA on tap. The brewery also offers small-batch, seasonal releases and lots of sours.

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    starlandpizza.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 145 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-8773 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, full bar, take-out, counter service, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Simple menu focuses on large New York-style slices, lots of fresh toppings, specialty pies, big calzones and salads. Slice and a salad will run you $6. Domestic and import bottles and cans, tons of craft beer, wine and cocktails.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    terrapinbeer.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 265 Newton Bridge Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-549-3377 View Map

    File Under: Breweries. Features: Beer, outside seating. Loads of outside space, with live music, at which to taste local craft beer. Dogs are welcome! IPA fiends are into Hopsecutioner, but you might also find a watermelon gose or the Wake-n-Bake coffee oatmeal imperial stout. Food trucks are sometimes present.

  • The Sound Track

    facebook.com/soundtrackathens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 321 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 404-988-6434

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. Lots of dancing, including regular Latin Night. Mostly neon and pumpin’ tunes, but occasional acoustic stuff too. Standard well drinks, shots, beer.

  • Toppers International Showbar

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 100 N. Jackson St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-0504 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, exotic dancing. Athens’ only strip club sometimes does a male revue. Full bar with prices for high rollers and budget drinkers alike. 

  • Trappeze Pub

    trappezepub.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 269 N. Hull St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8997 View Map

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    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. Sunday brunch. Expanded to encompass the former Highwire. Menu includes tacos, sliders, French onion soup, veggie-packed quinoa salad, burgers, ribs, cheeses and snacks. Serious beer, with more than 200 well-described options in the bottle and 30 on tap, plus wine and nice cocktails.

  • Utage Athens Sushi Bar

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 440 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-227-9339 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Combos give you bang for your buck: specialty rolls, udon and ramen bowls, yakitori, sunomonu, tonkatsu, teriyaki, fried rice and much more. Hot and cold sake, Japanese (and American) beers, wine, sake bombs and martinis.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    facebook.com/WalkersPub

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 128 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-1433 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Full bar, outside seating, counter service, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Open seven days. Local coffee and pretty good light food by day, bar by night. Six beers on draft and over 70 in bottles, including many microbrews.

  • The Warehouse

    thewarehouseathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 346 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. No # Specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Live Music. Large bar/club that encourages lots of dancing. Metal, country, rap and more, with flashing lights and plenty of drinks.

  • Wonderbar

    instagram.com/wonderbarwonderbar

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 240 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. Video games, board games and rock, paper, scissors tournaments, plus snacks. Sweet specialty drinks like tipsy popsicles and Princess Peach Tea.

  • Woodford

    instagram.com/woodford.athens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 120 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. Craft and draft beer, specialty cocktails and giant Moscow mules, TVs for sports, trivia.

  • The World Famous

    facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 351 N. Hull St. Athens GA 30601. 706-543-4002 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, curbside pick-up, delivery, art, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Half bar, half restaurant, with fun food like steamed buns, tofu lettuce wraps, ever-changing tacos, shawarma, chicken-and-waffle sandwich. Lots of veggie choices. Creative cocktails, well-priced beer (including lots of canned craft brews), wine, housemade nonalcoholic sodas and a great chalkboard, plus a small shrine to Kirby Smart that sits alongside cool folk art.