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When leaving Athens
Steam Co. Pub, walk back up Thomas Street the way you came and turn
right onto Washington Street. Go less than three blocks to the
site of Copper
Creek Brewing Company on the left. Copper Creek is Athens' only
and regularly rotates four house beers. Brewer Matt Buley
to the right) does an outstanding job in hand-crafting some flavorful
and lagers. Copper Creek opened in March, 2002 with a Kolsch, Nut
Brown Ale, American Pale Ale, and Oatmeal Stout that were all
outstanding. Brewpubs that are this cozy, warm, and enjoyable are
extremely rare. A special cask conditioned ale is offered on the
first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM.
The owners of this
brewpub also run two of the best restaurants in Athens, so the food at
Copper Creek is also wonderful. Some food items include: crab
cake, mushroom burger, steaks, pasta, stout and molasses marinated pork
chop with roasted red
potatoes, cheesecake, and much more! Food is served Monday
to Saturday from 4 PM to 1 AM with bar service from 4 PM to close at
2 AM. Closed on Sunday. Beer is only $2.25 per pint M-F
until 7 PM.
199 North Lumpkin
After you have
out Copper Creek, walk left down Washington Street, turn left on the
street (North Lumpkin), and walk one block to the Globe
on the right. It’s an
attractive and popular place with large windows that line the front and
of the building. There are large tables, rocking chairs, and sofas that
allow great, relaxed views of life in downtown Athens from the
windows. Evenings on the
weekends can be quite crowded and loud, so come early if you wish to
this. The shiny bar is shaped like a semi-circle and is wrapped in a
sheet of copper. Behind the bar is an attractive sketched mural
ways beer and other libations are produced and consumed. This is a
social bar with recorded jazz, classical guitar, and even Indian music
the background. There is live music offered upstairs on special
The Globe opens at
lunchtime seven days a week. There are some delicious and
unique food items available on their full menu and appetizing breads
There are 12 draft beers along with over 100 respectable bottled
beers. A full bar is also
featured with single malts and wines.
|The Pub at Game Day
251 W. Clayton Street
Walk left out of the door of the Globe and take an immediate left on
Washington Street. Walk down the hill about two blocks to the
next pub. Located on the ground floor of the Game Day Condos in
downtown Athens, Game Day Pub offers a cozy, English pub-style
atmosphere. There are six fine draft beers available and around
70 bottled selections, with an emphasis on the best American
microbrewed and craft beers. There is no food at the pub, but
patrons can sip their beer and be entertained with a rousing game of
darts. The bartender will also be happy to provide patrons with
hand-held controls to use with various interactive video games on the
pub's widescreen TV. Game Day Pub is closed on Sunday, opens at
3:30 PM on other days, and opens much earlier during UGA home football
269 W. Washington
Walk right when leaving Game Day and take a left on Hull Street.
Swing left at Washington and look for Trappeze immediately on the
left. Trappeze offers a phenomenal selection of the best beers
available in the Georgia market. 200 delicious beers grace the bottle
menu, and the 29 draft taps have already poured remarkable brews such
as St. Bernardus Abt 12, Dogfish Head 90 Minute, La Chouffe, Gulden
Draak, Old Rasputin, Victory Prima Pils, Urthel Samaranth, Spaten
Maibock, Allagash White, La Merle, Maredsous, Trois Pistoles, N'ice
Chouffe, Oskar Blues Ten Fidy (with cherries), Terrapin Wake-N-Bake,
Maudite, Ommegang, Hennepin, Maudite, Aventinus Eisbock and Laguinitas
Hop Stoopid and Imperial Red Ale.
When asked why great beer is important, operations manager Mike
replied, "Beer matters to me for its complexity, variety, and taste. It
matters because when people drink good beer together, it's an event.
It's an experience that breaks down barriers and draws people closer
Trappeze taps cask-conditioned beers on a regular basis, and the owners
are also hoping to have regular beer and food pairings, tastings and
educational beer seminars. Plan on spending a lot ot time at this
Athens beer destination that currently opens at noon on Sunday and
every other day at 11 AM.
|Athens Steam Co. Pub
295 E. Dougherty
and restaurant, part of the Foundry Park Inn complex, opened in late
2001. There are around 16 lighter bottled beers here and 11
to choose from (including the likes of Terrapin, Sweetwater 420,
Guinness, and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale). The pub is attached to the
facility's new Melting Point music hall, and this entire complex will
be host to the 2008 Classic City Brew Fest. Try the delicious pub
grub. Steam Company opens at 3 PM every day.
in Athens, be sure to take a two minute taxi ride out to the Five
Points neighborhood for these two excellent beer pubs...
1235 South Milledge Ave.
started out life years ago as a wine and coffee bar, but has now
evolved into one of Athens' very best craft beer destinations. The ten
draft lines serve up the most exciting and interesting beers available.
Also check out the impressive array of appetizers and cheeses.
straight across the street to pop into Five Points Bottle Shop and Five
Points Growlers to peruse the staggering lineup of craft beers for sale.
The next pub (see below) sits just to the left of Five Points Bottle Shop...
|Royal Peasant Pub |
1675 South Lumpkin Street
small-ish UK-themed pub is a favorite neighborhood haunt in Five
Points. Owner Michael White (right) prides himself on running a
friendly pub with a nice range of ales and lagers. Also take note of
the extensive lineup of bottles and cans from the UK that are housed in
the cooler. Sip a fine ale, watch "footie" on the telly, and munch on
a scrumptious plate of house fish and chips. Chances are, you'll
also make friends with a local sitting next to you.
"This page serves as a guide to some great places to get great beers! It's easier than carrying around brochures, and hopefully more informative too!"