Where to eat and drink in Athens for G-Day and beyond

The UGA Bulldogs will hold their annual G-Day scrimmage this weekend at Sanford Stadium . If you're in Athens for the game, there are plenty of places for you to chow down and drink up.


In recent times, a growing number of restaurants, bars and craft breweries have sprung up, along with a community of chefs, bartenders and brewers, offering the kind of food and drink you’d find in much bigger cities — though often at lower prices and with a lot less hassle. Check out five of them here.

Many are familiar with high-profile spots such as celebrity chef Hugh Acheson’s Five and Ten and The National, but Athens has a pretty diverse dining scene, with a lot of interesting places that out-of-towners might not know about. Check them out here.

On the search for brunch? We give you six spots to try for pancakes, doughnuts and more.

This Athens restaurant was named "one of the best restaurants around the globe."

It'll have to wait for your next visit, but we can't wait for The Expat, from barman Jerry Slater , to open this year in the Five Points neighborhood.

Cosmic Debris Double IPA. Credit: Creature Comforts.


We have six Athens bars for you to check out depending on your mood.

Pay a visit to Create Comforts, which recently opened its second facility in Athens.

Check out Athens' newest brewpub, which also serves upscale pub fare

This Athens bar was named one of the best college bars in the country

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