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. The Look: Family-friendly pub franchise with lots of TVs. Menu: Sports-bar fare: burgers and sliders, sandwiches, wraps, salads, tasty wings, fried shrimp and fish and chips. Drinks: 22 beers on tap, 44 in the bottle. Try the signature sangria, mint mojito or spiked frozen lemonade.
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. The Look: Three locations of a longtime Athens sports bar. Downtown is the newest, migrated from the old location on Baldwin. Menu: Tasty bar food: burgers, wings, sandwiches, wraps, hot dogs, fried pickles and chili cheese fries. Tuesdays bring po'boys, Cajun burgers and more. The Hot Healthy Mama plate includes blackened fish, spinach and black beans. Drinks: Beer on tap, more in the bottle including local brews, plus standard cocktails. A Bloody Mary bar on Saturday and Sunday.
140 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-1102 View Map
File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Catering, trivia, delivery. Hours: Dinner and late night, Tue–Sun. Weekend brunch. The Look: With plenty of booth seating, this brewpub has a dark, quiet environment. Menu: Pub stuff with some international accents and American standards. Brunch includes hot wings alongside omelets and amaretto French toast. Drinks: Housemade beers may be Belgian, English, German, Scottish or American in style, and the long list of options changes constantly. Guest beers, too. You can buy a growler full to take home.
1354 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8561
File Under: American, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, counter service, trivia. Hours: Dinner and late night, Mon–Sun. Lunch, Fri and Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Family-friendly neighborhood bar with eats. TVs for sporting events. Menu: Hot dogs with lots of toppings, plus veggie and vegan versions of most menu items. Pierogi scramble and tempeh hash for brunch, plus housemade caramel corn and more. Drinks: Full bar with 14 draft beers (with one rotating nitro line) and a well-curated selection of bottles and cans; half pours; classic cocktails.
320 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-0892 View Map
File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Catering, delivery, outside seating, trivia, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Big airy space filled with psychedelic decorations. TVs for sports. Menu: This Atlanta-based chain founded in 1974 has been in Athens a long time. Lots of toppings and specialty pies, plus pretzels made with the same dough, salads, subs, calzones and munchies. Drinks: More than 40 beers on tap, including regional, craft and high-gravity brews; bottled/canned beers, too, as well wine and liquor.
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, Tue–Sun. Lunch, dinner and late night, Wed–Sun. 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.