Restaurants -> Live Music

  • 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: This bar attracts students and others ready to dance the night away to NSYNC, Britney Spears and OutKast. Posters of '90s artists look on as customers sweat it out to their tunes. Drinks: Buy a tall boy or a shot for dancing fuel, or enjoy a mixed drink—but no drafts (they'll spill!).

  • Bar South

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    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. The Look: Located near the Georgia Theatre, this sports bar provides lots of room, plenty of TVs, pool tables and darts. Drinks: Lots across a wide range of taste and budget, appealing to students, alumni, townies and visitors alike.

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 4320 Lexington Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-613-6752 View Map

    File Under: Downhome and BBQ. Features: Checks, live music. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Thu–Sat. The Look: Old-school barbecue establishment with picnic tables covered in checkered tablecloths. Menu: Chicken, pork and rib plates served with coleslaw, stew, chips and bread. Great sweet tea. Don't leave without trying the famous banana pudding. Thursday night bluegrass.

  • Blue Sky

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: A cozy room hidden above its sister bar, Walker's Pub. With a dark wood interior, featuring large windows overlooking North Campus. Plus, a rooftop patio tucked away in between buildings where you can sit back and enjoy the blue sky. Drinks: 300+ craft beers, 100+ scotches, a wide selection of bourbon and Irish whiskeys, array of wine and specialty cocktails.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. The Look: With a downstairs interior that screams "classic tavern," this spot also features an outdoor multi-level deck and patio. Wander in from the outdoor live music to find a large bar in the middle of the room surrounded by pool, beer pong, popcorn machines and more. Drinks: Regular specials on already inexpensive drafts and wells. 

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 480 Macon Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8511 View Map

    File Under: Downhome and BBQ. Features: Full bar, live music, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Casual, as you'd think. Menu: Giggle about the name, but the pulled pork is excellent, even without sauce. Ribs are on point. A great salty, creamy potato salad incorporates bacon, and the chicken mull is popular. Drinks: Beer, liquor, frozen drinks.

  • Cafe Istanbul

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 430 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-6444

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, take-out, catering, live music, reservations. Hours: Lunch and dinner, TueSat. Dinner, Sun. The Look: Athens' only Turkish eatery is in a long space with a big bar and murals. Menu: Lots of Mediterranean standards (dolmeh, hummus, baba ghanouj) but some things you can't get anywhere else in town, like a wonderful Turkish pizza topped with lamb, tomatoes, onion, garlic and feta. Options for meat-eaters and vegans alike. Don't snooze on the eggplant dishes. Drinks: A full bar, with fruity specialty cocktails and a lively, clublike vibe at night.

  • Ciné Barcafé

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, movies, art. The Look: A wonderfully retro repurposed tire recapping plant features an art gallery, two movie theatres, a lab/meeting room and full bar. Drinks: Thoughtful selection of beer (draft and bottled), wine and liquor with specialty cocktails. Coffee, tea, sodas, local baked goods and fresh-popped popcorn. 

  • Cutters Pub

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 120 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-9800 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. The Look: This Irish pub features exposed brick and festive decorum. With its recent expansion, the bar is more spacious than ever. You'll find a mix of patrons here, from students to townies. Drinks: A full bar with vodka slushies, whiskey and, of course, Guinness on tap.

  • The Double Barrel

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outdoor seating. The Look: Southern-themed bar named after Athens' famously unique double-barreled cannon. Drinks:  Signature cocktails like the Bacon Watson and Scarlett O'Hara.

  • 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. Hours: Dinner, Tue–Sun. Late night, Fri and Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Two levels of dining, lit by multiple chandeliers, but not formal. The Menu: Five options of snacks and entrees, plus nightly specials, are a little bit Southern, a little bit Asian and all bar. Baked avocado, gyoza, cheeseburger, market catch from Destin and more. Brunch brings breakfast cheeseburgers and chicken and waffles. Drinks: Wine, beer and signature cocktails (all in groups of five, again).

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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    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. The Look: If you're ever bored, this small, hip venue promises entertainment. From music to comedy, open mic to movies, there's plenty to see—and drink. Drinks: A full bar with signature concoctions and old-school cocktails. Try a Happy Meal—a shot of Jameson with a PBR.

  • The Foundry

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 295 E. Dougherty St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-7051 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Live music, outside seating, reservations, Wi-Fi. Hours: Dinner, Tue–Sat. The Look: You can eat at this music-venue restaurant until the start of a show if you don't have tickets. Hotel guests and ticket holders can dine until late. Menu: Revamped bar standards: salads, lots of burgers, barbecue sandwich, steaks, shrimp and grits, snacks. Drinks: A wide selection of wines, scotches, microbrews and craft beers.

  • The Gatsby

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 114 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-355-3060 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. The Look: True to its name, this bank-turned-bar boasts a Roaring Twenties atmosphere. The stair-filled spot across from the Arch is popular with students and locals alike. The interior has wood features and beautiful globe lighting. Drinks: High-end cocktails are the focus here. Over a dozen aged scotches, limited-release bourbons—serious stuff.

  • General Beauregard's

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Walls draped with velvet, chandeliers and Civil War memorabilia transport patrons back to days of yore. Drinks: Try the Dixieland Tea, made with bourbon, sweet tea and a wedge of lemon served in a frosty mason jar. Tastes like sweet tea, kicks like whiskey.

  • George's Lowcountry Table

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2095 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605. 706-548-3359 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, catering, live music, reservations, outside seating. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Weekend brunch. The Look: Quiet atmosphere, white tablecloths and attentive service. Menu: Gulf and Carolina Coast cuisine: étouffée, shrimp and grits, sherry crab bisque, oysters (raw and cooked), peel-and-eat shrimp and more. Every table gets a basket of warm, housemade cheddar biscuits. Drinks: Wines from all over, a few beers and Southern-accented cocktails.

  • The Globe

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 199 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-4721 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Live music, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: Exposed brick interior, comfy couches and a big brass bar create a charming and relaxed atmosphere. Soccer and live music upstairs. Sunday brunch includes pancakes, steak and eggs, and the frittata of the day. Menu: Pub cuisine, including fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches, vegetarian chili and housemade potato chips with gorgonzola sauce. Drinks: An eclectic selection of over 80 craft beers, 60 wines and 40 single-malt scotches.

  • Go Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 195 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-5609 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, outside seating. The Look: This funky space allows patrons to tear up the dance floor under the reflections of a disco ball, or sit on the whimsical patio surrounded by bushes and twinkling lights. A throwback '80s vibe with updated hairstyles. Drinks: Bottled brews, cocktails and shots.

  • The Grotto

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 140 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-9933

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. The Look: A hidden gem in downtown Athens. Often overlooked, this underground hangout has a very intimate atmosphere. Drinks: Top-shelf sipping whiskeys and fresh-fruit-driven cocktails like the Rocking Chair and Hawaiian Mojito.

  • Hedges on Broad

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 346 E. Broad St. Athens GA 30601. 706-850-8500

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Featuring: Full bar, live music, outside seating. The Look: Named for Sanford Stadium's hedges, this is an ideal place for a Dawg to watch the games. A huge screen for football-watching and a giant dance floor with a balcony, two bars and live music. Drinks: Fully stocked bar.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, live music, art, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Open seven days. Lunch, seven days. Dinner Mon-Sat. The Look: Eclectic coffeehouse/restaurant/bar/music club in the Bottleworks. Menu: Coffee drinks, nitro coffee, teas and juices all day pair with muffins, cookies and savory scones or tasty pre-packed chicken salad and zippy pimento cheese. Good burgers, hot sandwiches and salads for lunch and dinner. Drinks: Draft and bottled/canned craft beers, wine, craft cocktails (some involving coffee).

  • Highwire Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Live music, trivia, outside seating, art. Hours: Dinner and late night, Mon–Sat. The Look: Upscale cocktail bar with soft lighting, reclaimed wood walls and live music. Menu: Snacks and heavier options from Trappeze, its sister bar, to which it connects. Drinks: High-end cocktails carefully crafted with small-batch liquors and fresh ingredients.

  • Hilltop Grille

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    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 and dinner, Tue–Sun. Dinner, Mon. Sunday brunch. The Look: Big, Craftsman-style building with warm atmosphere, fireplaces, a Jack Davis mural and a large patio. Menu: A step up from chains that go for the same kind of feeling, Hilltop Grille serves American comfort cuisine: artichoke dip, fried green tomatoes, crab cakes, Key lime pie, steaks, wedge salad, fried pork chop. Drinks: Large wooden bar serving beer, wine and cocktails with weekly happy hour specials.

  • Iron Factory

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, full bar, live music, karaoke. Hours: Dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Each table in the big space has its own grill in the middle and its own hood for venting; big patio outside and private karaoke rooms. Menu: Grill your own Korean barbecue, or let the servers cook your pork belly, steak, chicken, shrimp, prawns, fish of the day, mushrooms or mixed veggies, all of which come with salad, rice and side vegetables. Drinks: Korean soju and wine, plus sweet cocktails in addition to regular beer and wine.

  • Jerzees Sports Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Live music/DJs. Hours: Dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Sports bar by day, dance club by night frequented by students, athletes and locals. This huge space features a multitude of TVs for catching a game or watching music videos. Menu: All-American staples like burgers, wings and fries. Sunday brunch. Drinks: Ten beers on draft and many more in bottle.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, trivia, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: A sanctuary for anyone seeking to escape the college scene, this bar is a hit for the local crowd. Inside, you'll find brick walls and high ceilings; outside, you'll find a large patio decked out with a camper, boat, cornhole and more. A great place to find a dance party or drag show. Drinks: A wide variety of bottled beers and rotating drafts that include seasonal brews. Wines, too.

  • Live Wire

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    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. The Look: This all-purpose music venue has three stagestwo inside and one outside in a large beer garden with plenty of seating. Plus, state-of-the-art audio and video capabilities. Drinks: A good assortment of craft and local brews and cocktails, as well as budget-friendly options.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2020 Timothy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-7700 View Map

    • 1985 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-208-0911 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Curbside pick-up (Timothy), delivery, live music (Timothy), trivia, catering, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Local chain gone statewide has a focus on sports. Menu: Deli sandwiches, burgers with lots of toppings, salads, grilled cheese and chili combo, wings, fish tacos, and, surprisingly, lots of vegetarian options. Drinks: Fully stocked bar with inexpensive domestic beer available in pitchers or by the glass.

  • Madison Bar & Bistro

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Reservations, outside seating, live music, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and dinner, seven days. The Look: Hotel Indigo's restaurant has a nice patio featuring a fire pit and a weekly cocktail hour to which you can bring your dog. Menu: Breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m. every day and is divided into "hot and hearty" and "quick and easy," with pastries from Ike & Jane and locally made bagels. Dinner brings both fancy bar snacks and full meals better than average hotel fare. Drinks: Nice cocktails that might include house-infused peach bourbon, High West vodka or blackberries. Local draft beer, wine.

  • Manhattan Café

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, DJs. The Look: Mismatched vintage furniture matches the eclectic style of this local favorite for more than two decades. Lights, vinyl records and other odds and ends hang from the ceiling, and a time-worn jukebox spins tunes. Drinks: Look around for signs that indicate specials. Cocktails, beer, wine, sangria and even sake.

  • Max

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 243 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-286-0339 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. The Look: This huge, grungy bar has a lot to offer. Play pool, air hockey or vintage arcade games in the back, or enjoy the night air and possibly a DJ in the large outdoor beer garden featuring a Pabst Blue Ribbon mural. Drinks: A great variety of beers both bottled and on draft at the three full bars.

  • Mell's Place

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, cash only, live music. The Look: Built in 1952, this classic bar is a great place to experience Athens outside of downtown. Sing karaoke, play slot machines, shoot pool or learn to line dance. Drinks: A full bar with the usual domestic beer selection and generous liquor pours on classic mixed drinks.

  • 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. The Look: Make yourself at home in this neighborhood bar in Normaltown. With plenty of space inside and out, this is a great place for group hangouts. With fires on the the patio in the winter, it feels extra homey. Drinks: Ever-changing craft and local beers with weekly specials and handcrafted cocktails. If the drinks aren't enough, try the boiled peanuts.

  • Nowhere Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. The Look: An enchantingly dive-y bar where you'll find locals and students throwing darts, shooting pool and enjoying live music most nights. Drinks: Plenty of beers on draft, with the usual suspects behind the bar. Acclimate yourself with an O-Bomb—Bacardi, orange juice and Red Bull. 

  • The Office Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2455 Jefferson Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-546-0840 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating, live music, karaoke. The Look: Tucked away in a corner of Homewood Shopping Center, The Office is popular amongst the more seasoned local crowd. Performances from classic Athens musicians are weekly staples. Play a round of pool, shuffleboard, darts or keno. Drinks: The full bar offers inexpensive wells and domestics, as well as signature cocktails like the Red Snapper, made with Crown Royal and cranberry.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Reservations, outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Mon–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Locally owned steakhouse is dark and quiet, a grown-up space downtown. Menu: Lunch has lots that isn't steak: fish tacos, grilled salmon BLT, turkey club, crab-avocado salad. Dinner is fancier, with steaks alongside surf-and-turf, traditional à la carte sides and a classic wedge salad. Brunch is all-you-can-eat Southern, with made-to-order omelets and pancakes, special entrees and a carving station. Drinks: Four beers on tap, long wine list, full bar.

  • 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, seven days. Late night. The Look: A laid-back bar and grill full of pool tables, dart boards, slot machines and big-screen TVs. Trivia contests, dart league nights, pool tournaments and Texas Hold'em weekly. Menu: Typical bar food including burgers, wings, sandwiches, nachos and fries. Drinks: 15 beers on draft and a fully stocked bar.

  • Rashe's Cuisine

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 211 Tallassee Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-4164

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Live music, take-out, catering, counter service, outdoor seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, WedSat. The Look: Mostly outdoor space (some of which is covered), with a stage for music and comedy. Menu: Jamaican food from jerk chicken to ribs, plantains, veggies, salmon, salads, oxtail and more. It's all well priced, and Friday fish specials come with wonderful peppers. Sometimes makes an appearance at the West Broad Farmers Market.

  • 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. The Look: A dive bar to the core, the Roadhouse features lots of neon lighting, wood interior and classic bar games to pass the time. Conveniently located next door to pizza. Drinks: "Serving hangovers since 1991," all the usual domestics and imports are behind the bar. 

  • The Rooftop

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 215 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-7670 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Counter service, outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Cool bar/restaurant on top of the historic Georgia Theatre; take the elevator up to see fantastic views. DJs and bands regularly. Menu: Open both during shows and not, the Rooftop makes grass-fed burgers, a veggie banh mi, pork or tofu barbecue and a few other things ready in a jiffy. Drinks: Full bar, draft and canned/bottled beer.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Downhome and BBQ, Bars/Clubs. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, live music, outside seating, take-out, trivia. Hours: Breakfast, TueSun. Lunch, dinner and late night, WedSun. The Look: Big complex, with a great patio and a bar that serves a different menu from the restaurant proper. Menu: Chicken, pork, brisket, ribs, tofu, heftily topped baked potatoes; classic sides like mac and cheese, slaw and baked beans; a ton of different kinds of sauce. Breakfast brings eggs, gravy, meats and grits. The bar has snacks like pork nachos and fried mac-and-cheese balls. Drinks: The bar is housed in a separate building and is open seven nights a week serving local beers, cocktails and wine with plenty of weekly specials.

  • Silver Dollar

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, outside seating. The Look: With a tin ceiling, taxidermied animals and a landscape mural spanning the wall, patrons are transported to to a mountain lodge. A spacious, covered outdoor patio provides a breath of fresh air. Drinks: Plenty of domestics, well drinks and daily specials.

  • Sundown Saloon

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 50 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-1177 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: A local watering hole for Eastside residents, this country bar maintains a Western saloon feel. DJs and live music regularly, plus games like darts and pool. Drinks: The usual collection of domestics and wells behind the bar. Try a pancake shot.

  • Two Story Coffeehouse

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1680 Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-5422 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi, live music. Hours: Open seven days. The Look: A cozy, historic house with a quiet room for studying. Menu: High-quality, classic coffee drinks prepared with a manual pour-over, Chemex or personal French press, plus nice teas, smoothies, Italian sodas and more. Pastries from Independent Baking Co., gelato, Cecilia Cake and other snacks.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

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    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. The Look: Big space turns from a coffeehouse into a bar at night. Menu: The a.m. brings locally roasted coffees, pastries, bagels, breakfast burritos and drunken waffles (Guinness and chocolate chips). Afternoon means sandwiches, quesadillas and nice compact burgers. Drinks: Six beers on draft and over 70 in bottles, including many microbrews.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 217 Hiawassee Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-6847 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Downhome and BBQ, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, live music, BYOB, delivery, take-out, art, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, Thu–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: In a historic building in a historic neighborhood, White Tiger supplies toys and crayons for kids and many artistic renderings of its namesake. Menu: Carnivores and vegetarians will be equally happy. Good ingredients shine in the Happy Top cheeseburger (simple and perfect, with grilled onions, field greens and mayo) or a seared salmon ciabatta. Smoked pork barbecue and tofu-q; great daily specials and seasonal sides. At brunch, try a biscuit sandwich or stack of pancakes covered in pulled pork.

  • Wing House Grill

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 8727 U.S. Hwy. 29 Hull, GA 30646. 706-850-9700

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Take-out, outside seating, live music, beer. Hours: Lunch seven days, dinner Mon–Sat. The Look: Casual environs with picnic tables outside that's one of the rare options to get a beer in Madison County. Menu: Wings (duh), but also fried green tomatoes, burgers, mozzarella sticks, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and a couple of salads. Kids' meals include a cookie.

  • The World Famous

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, live music/DJs, art, full bar. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Bright and cute, with funky art and fresh flowers. Menu: Smart bar food with good veggie options: tacos on Tuesday, steamed bao, fat sandwiches. Home football games for Georgia bring early hours and tasty breakfast specials. Drinks: Creative but not intimidating cocktails, well-priced beer (including lots of canned craft brews), wine, housemade nonalcoholic sodas.