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SUMMER / FALL 2016
25 MUST-SEE SPOTS AT UGA
GET TO KNOW THE CLASSIC CITY
GAMEDAY GUIDE (insider survival tips)
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Table of Contents
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7 Campus Essentials
29 Food & Drink
From the Arch to the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, 25 must-see spots. PLUS: Where to eat and what’s new in campus dining
Recommendations for all-day (and all-night) dining. PLUS: Eating and drinking local
18 Gameday Survival Guide Whether it’s your first game between the hedges or your 50th, these tips will come in handy.
20 Getting Around
33 Music & Nightlife Where to catch local and national acts. PLUS: Music venue maps
38 Shops & Services
Where to park — and how to avoid getting a ticket. PLUS: Pull-out map for navigating campus.
Indie boutiques, one-of-a-kind finds and eclectic spas. PLUS: Favorite hotels close to campus
25 Athens 101
The insiders guide to the Classic City
Businesses and UGA locations
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Welcome Perhaps there is no better time to pay a visit to the University of Georgia and the Classic City of Athens than when summer is giving way to fall. It’s a time of renewal when the historic charm of Athens is on full display. For thousands of students, it means a new chapter. For many others, it means celebrating the city that has grown up alongside the university for more than two centuries (see “Classic College Town” on page 26). Whether you are a diehard Bulldog fan or a prospective freshman, you can navigate UGA’s 762 acres thanks to our guide to the “Campus Essentials” (see page 7). We even give you tips on where to park (and how to avoid getting a ticket). If you’re looking for a way to learn more about the city that has earned acclaim from media outlet ranging from The Huffington Post and GQ to Forbes and Sports Illustrated, be sure to browse our primer, “Athens 101” that starts on page 25. We have updated this Guide for 2016 with handy directories to dining, nightlife and shopping (they start on page 29). And to help you navigate through city and campus, we have a pull-out map of the University of Georgia (pages 22 and 23) as well as maps of Athens music venues (page 35) and neighborhoods (page 39). Whether you’re a newcomer or a longtime Athenian, you may find you already know about some topics covered in this guide, but you’re likely to find even more that’s new to you. Enjoy!
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LEGACY HONORED THE HOLMES-HUNTER ACADEMIC BUILDING IS NAMED FOR THE TWO STUDENTS WHO INTEGRATED UGA IN 1961. SEE PAGE 10
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A UNIVERSITY THE size of UGA — 463 buildings on 762 sprawling acres — could take weeks to fully explore. Only have a day or weekend for a tour? From the Arch to the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, here are 25 points of pride every visitor should be sure to take in.
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1. The Arch Commissioned in 1856 and now one of the most famous symbols of the university, UGA’s wrought-iron arch was modeled after the emblem on the state of Georgia’s Great Seal. Each pillar of the Arch, located on Broad Street at the edge of downtown, represents one of the university’s founding principles: wisdom, justice and moderation. Map: A2 ATHLETICS
2. Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Butts-Mehre is an 85,000-square-foot athletic center located off Lumpkin Street on South Campus. The facility has everything from locker rooms to a sports medicine facility and a racquetball court. For visitors, check out the Heritage Museum on the third and fourth floors. Exhibits include retired jerseys, Heisman Trophy memorabilia and the 1980 NCAA National Championship Trophy. The museum has video highlights of Georgia football history and a whole exhibit on the team’s mascot. Butts-Mehre also serves as an office space for coaches and a meeting place for players. Next to the facility is a sculpture and garden commemorating former football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. Map: F5 10 / UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA VISITORS GUIDE
3. Herty Field On Jan. 30, 1892, Georgia’s football team beat Mercer 500, marking Herty Field as the site of the first intercollegiate football game played in Georgia, and luckily, its first win. UGA played home games on the field until 1911, when a new field was built off Lumpkin Street. Herty Field was then used for informal intramural games and as a drill field for trainees in the ROTC program. Now, Herty is an open field with a fountain and benches, a popular space for wedding and graduation photos. Backstory: Charles H. Herty, a chemistry professor and sports fan, introduced football to students and served as unofficial coach and trainer early on. The field is named in his honor. Map: B3 ATHLETICS
4. Dan Magill Tennis Complex Named after a longtime UGA tennis coach and proponent of university athletics, this complex, which also encompasses the Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame, has hosted 22 men’s NCAA Championships, the most recent one being in 2012. First open in 1883, this facility features 16 courts and can seat over 5,000. Of its four national championship wins, Georgia has won all of them in the Magill complex. Map: G4
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5. Founders Memorial Garden Dedicated to the 12 founders of the Ladies’ Garden Club of Athens, the first garden club in America, this garden serves as a display of gorgeous landscape and a place for horticulture students to work in the field. With two-and-a-half acres, the site includes a formal boxwood garden, two courtyards, a terrace, a perennial garden and an arboretum. The Founders Garden also is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Map: B3 CULTURE
6. Georgia Museum of Art Opened in 1948, the GMOA serves as the state’s official art museum and occupies a contemporary building on East Campus. The museum holds over 8,000 objects in a permanent collection, from American paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries to the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection of Italian Renaissance paintings. The museum also has a growing collection of Southern decorative arts and Asian art. Backstory: When Alfred Heber Holbrook, the GMOA’s founder, retired, he took a trip to Athens and met Lamar Dodd, head of the university’s art department. He and Dodd became friends with the mutual goal of bettering the visual arts in Georgia. Holbrook, wearing a knee-length pink artist’s smock
and typically with a pipe in hand, then attended art classes at UGA to learn more about art. Holbrook donated 100 American paintings to the museum, including works by William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Georgia O’Keeffe and Winslow Homer. Note: The museum is undergoing renovations in summer and early fall and some of the permanent collection will not be on display. Map: F2/G2 CULTURE
7. Georgia Museum of Natural History For several decades, UGA held natural history collections across several different departments. The university combined these different exhibitions into one museum in 1978, and in 1999, the Georgia Museum of Natural History was recognized as the official state museum of natural history. Check out the museum to see 1.3 million arthropods, 325,000 fishes and 46,000 reptiles and amphibians. Map: E2 HISTORY
8. Jackson Street Cemetery Also known as the Old Athens Cemetery, the Jackson Street Cemetery sits across from the Main Library and was the city’s original resting place, with free burial plots available for all of Athens’ citizens. Graves in the cemetery range from uninscribed local field stones to imported marble, underscoring UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA VISITORS GUIDE / 11
class divides from centuries ago. The space holds 800 graves, including those of two Revolutionary War soldiers and that of Moses Waddel, university president from 1819 to 1829. The last known burials took place in the 1880s. Map: B2 CULTURE
9. Lamar Dodd School of Art The Lamar Dodd School of Art is home base for UGA’s art majors, from pottery to graphic design to the experimental Art X. The building itself showcases displays of student work through its halls, and emerging artists of all nationalities and statures are encouraged to showcase their work. Check out the pottery studio, nestled near the woods behind the main building. Originally housed in the Jackson Street building in North Campus, the art school now is walking distance from the East Campus Village residence halls, the Joe Frank Harris dining commons and the Ramsey Student Center. Map: G1/G2 RESOURCES
10. Main Library UGA’s biggest library has eight floors of books on every subject you could think of, plus study spaces and a large collection of government documents and microform collections. Take some time to read on the steps of the building, flanked by stone pillars, or get a snack from Tween the Pages, the library’s coffeeshop and eatery on the first floor. Insiders Tip: The library’s top floor offers a spectacular view of campus and Athens. Map: B3 HISTORY
11. North Campus Quad North Campus is one of the most famous sites at UGA, both for its landscape and for the historic buildings that line it. Take a walk from the Arch to the Main Library for a quick, beautiful glance at the campus’s trees and gardens. Across from one another, the historic debate societies Demosthenian Hall (1824) and Phi Kappa Hall (1836) have a heated, centuries-old rivalry you can learn about. Along the walk is also the Holmes-Hunter Academic Building, named in honor of Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, who integrated the university in 1961. The Chapel, built in 1832, holds gorgeous murals and is worth a tour of its own, as it once was the center of most campus activities. (Fun Fact: During the Civil War it served as a hospital.) The chapel bell formerly rested in a crown tower atop the building until 1913, until wood rot set in, forcing officials to move it behind the building. Map: A3/B3 RECREATION
12. Oconee Forest Park and Intramural Fields This East Campus park, managed by the Warnell School of Forestry, is a living laboratory of botany, ecology, dendrology and horticulture. The century-old trees in the park are the remnants of a once-massive forest. The park holds Lake Herrick as well as picnic facilities, a hiking area, a dog park, a fitness trail, a ropes challenge course, tennis courts and fields for other sports. There’s plenty of parking, and the area also can be reached by bus. Map: I2 CULTURE
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13. Performing Arts Center The Performing Arts Center is home to the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall and the Ramsey Concert Hall, two venues which
host national and international performers as well as performances by UGA music students. Hodgson is the larger hall, able to hold 1,100 in festival-like seating. The PAC sits near the Georgia Museum of Art in East Campus. Map: F2 STUDENT LIFE
14. Ramsey Student Center
CAMPUS TRADITION THE LOCATION OF GEORGIA’S FIRST FOOTBALL GAME, HERTY FIELD NOW SERVES AS A PEACEFUL OASIS IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC NORTH CAMPUS.
The UGA gym offers 440,000 square feet and a variety of activities. Ramsey holds two strength and conditioning rooms, three pools, seven multipurpose rooms, a climbing wall, an outdoor bouldering area, 10 racquetball courts, two international squash courts and a track. The center offers classes from yoga to boxing. If you’re looking to get some exercise outside and away from campus, there’s also an equipment rental facility for outdoor activities such as hiking and canoeing. Map: H2 RESOURCES
15. Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library In 2011, several special collections from the Main Library were moved to a facility off Baxter Street. Now, this 115,000-squarefoot building holds the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library with 120,000 rare books and 6 million archival items such as family papers, diaries and letters. There’s also the Georgiana Collection with documents on the history of Georgia and the University of Georgia Archives. This facility also holds the Richard B. Russell Library for Po-
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that opening day, Sanford keeps progressing with the times, adding state-of-the-art lights, sound and extensive seats, tripling its capacity. While the stadium is best known for football, it hosted soccer during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. This temporary change in sport was accompanied by heated debate, as Sanford’s signature hedges had to be removed to better accommodate the soccer pitch. Campus Tradition: All of the school’s UGA English Bulldog mascots — Uga I through Uga IX — are buried in honor on the grounds of Sanford. Map: D2/D3 ATHLETICS
17. Stegeman Coliseum STEGEMAN COLISEUM / CAMDEN STOVALL
litical Research and Studies and the Walter J. Brown Media Archive & Peabody Awards Collection. Started in 1995, the Brown & Peabody archive preserves over 250,000 works in film, video, audiotape, transcription disks, and other recording formats. The Special Collections Library also provides rotating exhibitions that showcase holdings from the collections. Map: B4 ATHLETICS
16. Sanford Stadium Sanford Stadium opened on Oct. 12, 1929, and the facility has hosted a slate of fans, students and visitors ever since. Since
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Originally the Georgia Coliseum when it was opened in 1964, this athletic training and competition space was renamed in 1996 in honor of former UGA athletic director Herman James Stegeman. Stegeman is the home of Georgia men and women’s basketball teams and the acclaimed Gym Dogs gymnastics program. Stegeman hosted volleyball and gymnastics matches during the 1996 Olympics, plus the 1989, 1995 and 2008 NCAA gymnastics championships. Stegeman can hold 10,523 people, and the coliseum features new scoreboards and a state-of-the art basketball floor. Fun Fact: The Coliseum is composed of two sections: the roof and the main building below. The two are conjoined only by a set of aluminum bellows that permit the rise and fall of the roof as temperatures change. Map: F4
18. Tate Student Center The Tate Student Center, located across from Sanford Stadium, provides facilities, services and programs for students, faculty and the community. The space features two food courts with restaurants such as Chickfil-A and Barberitos, a print and copy shop, study lounges and the Tate Theater, a discounted movie theater run by University Union’s Cinematic Arts division. The Tate Center is home to the Center for Student Organizations and spaces for several student organizations, such as WUOG, the university’s radio station. Insiders Tip: Movies at Tate Theater are free for students and just $3 for visitors. Map: C3
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19. Trial Gardens
Located behind Snelling Dining Commons, the UGA Trial Gardens serve as the site of a constant contest for different annuals and perennials, pitting them against the Southeastern heat and humidity to see what plants species hold up best. The plants are ranked by their endurance in the trials, and the best of the year are given a Classic City Garden Award. The Trial Gardens are open all year. Map: E3
20. UGA Bookstore The UGA Bookstore has a lot more than books for sale. The downstairs stocks a vast array of Georgia fan apparel and gear, school supplies, snacks and magazines. The upstairs has a technology area, selling Apple products and accessories, and books for every major and field. Insiders Tip: The first floor also has a small Clinique retailer. Map: C3
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21. Zell B. Miller Learning Center Right next to the bookstore is the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, a 200,000-square foot study and work space. Built in 2003, the MLC holds a digital media lab on its third floor, a reading room and small library, numerous computers and work spaces and UGAâ€™s biggest slate of study rooms. Originally called the Student Learning Center, the MLC was renamed after Georgia governor Zell B. Miller in 2009. Map: C3
Worth the Detour
Take time to visit these spots off of the main campus. MEDICINE
22. Health Sciences Campus This 56-acre Prince Avenue complex is relatively new to UGA, but has a long history in Athens. It opened in the late 1800s as the home of a state teachers college, then housed the Navy Corps Supply School. Today it is home to the UGA/Georgia Regents Medical Partnership. medicalpartnership.usg.edu OUTDOORS
23. State Botanical Garden of Georgia Three miles south of campus, the garden is an educational facility operated by UGA and encompasses more than 300 acres. The grounds contain theme gardens, special collections, trails and a conservatory that includes a cafe. botgarden.uga.edu ATHLETICS
24. University Golf Course The 7,300-yard, par 71 Robert Trent Jones course is rated as one of the top 50 public courses in the nation by Golf Digest. MEDICINE
25. Veterinary Medical Center STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN / SAVANNA STURKIE
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On Campus Dining Dining Halls Oglethorpe Dining Commons has a bistro setting with Asian cuisine and sushi at its stir-fry grill, home-style favorites at Chicken Country Unlimited, made-to-order burritos or quesadillas at O’Hacienda and full-service coffee at Joe at the O.’ Map: E4 Bolton Dining Commons seats more than 1,000, is located near many residence halls and operates seven days a week. Its 18 serving stations include made-to-order and self-serve food choices. Map: C4 Snelling Dining Commons, nestled in the heart of South Campus, offers round-the-clock service. Popular offerings include Giorgio’s Pizza and Pasta, made to order sandwiches at the Sanford Grill, and omelets at AM All Day. Map: E3 The Village Summit, located on the second floor of East Village Commons, offers made-to-order items: pizza at Giorgio’s & Co., omelets at Egg Works and sandwiches at Upper East Side Deli and Blue Steel Grill. Seven-day service. Map: G2
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The Tate’s Bulldog Café is closed for renovations this summer but will reopen in Fall with Panda Express and an expansion to Chick-fil-A Express. It also includes the newly installed Niche Pizza Co. where you can make your own pizza and get some gelato for dessert. Map: C3 On the lower level in Tate you can find Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina, Bulldog Burger, and Red Clay at Tate. All three offer made-to-order options from burritos to burgers to sandwiches and salads. Map: C3 Red Clay Café, next to the Ramsey Center, features three restaurants: Sweet Java Brown’s (coffee and sweets); Between the Bread (gourmet sandwiches); and Tossing Greens (fresh chopped and made-to-order salads). Map: G2
Grab and Go These spots offer easy takeout: Dawg Bites, Biological Sciences Building (D2); Dawg Snacks, Tate Student Center
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The hotel operates three spots. The Savannah Room has a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere ideal for a lunch meeting or a formal dinner. The Courtyard Café offers breakfast, entrées, soups, sandwiches and salads served cafeteriastyle. Georgia Java serves coffee drinks, smoothies, muffins and other goodies. Map: E4
The UGA Creamery
Operating from the Environmental Health Science Building since 1941, the Creamery provides soups, sandwiches, salads and drinks — as well as ice cream. The latter, alas, no longer is made on site as it was back when the Creamery processed milk from the UGA dairy. Map: F3
Dining Expansion in Progress Au Bon Pain, a French-inspired eatery, is planned to open in 2017 once Amos Hall is constructed. The Science Library will get its first campus eatery when a dual Einstein Bros. Bagels and Caribou Coffee opens in August. This will be the first Einstein and Caribou combination store on any college campus in the country. On the third floor in the Tate Student Center, a Starbucks will open sometime during fall. Serving Tex-Mex staples like tacos and quesadillas, a new food truck will go into service soon. Students will be able to get updates via social media on the truck’s location.
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Gameday Survival Guide
Whether it’s your first time attending a game between the hedges — or your 50th — these tips will come in handy.
Expect long lines
Unless you come early or late, expect to stand in line. Most games have healthy attendance, and some — such as the Nov. 12 game against Auburn — bring crowds. Be sure to leave bulky bags or gear at home (or locked in your trunk).
Pick a great tailgate spot
There are a lot of great spots to tailgate, but the best areas are along East Campus Road. The East Campus Media lot and the Reed Hall parking lot typically cater to an older crowd. Even if you’re not tailgating, a stroll through this section of campus is worth it just to see the impressive spreads.
Pick a strategic parking spot
Besides the game itself, parking is likely going to be the most stressful part of your day. A few tips: get to Athens early, and plan on driving around a bit before you find a spot. Parking decks will fill up fast, so be will2016 HOME ing to get creative. You most GAMES likely will have some sort of walk from your parking spot. This isn’t the worst thing in the world September 10 — one of the best parts of the vs. Nicholls State gameday experience is the fanOctober 1 fare and the buzz the city gets vs. Tennessee on a Saturday. For a less scenic but more efOctober 15 ficient experience, you can find vs. Vanderbilt a spot at a local business near (homecoming) campus, park and set up your November 12 tailgate in one place. You’ll have vs. Auburn to walk a little further when you leave the game, but you’ll also November 19 be out of the worst traffic. Parkvs. UL Lafayette ing spots typically range from November 26 $25 to $65 depending on proximvs. Georgia Tech ity to campus and the competitiveness of the game.
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Dress for comfort (and lots of walking)
While students sometimes wear dresses, don’t feel like you have to fit the mold. Wear shorts and a cute T-shirt that supports the team or even a simple red or black top with some silver jewelry to match the iconic silver britches of the players. When it comes to shoes, comfort is key. You’re going to be tailgating all day and on your feet during the game as well as walking everywhere, so make sure you wear a cute sneaker or sandal that won’t give you blisters. In the winter you can’t go wrong with a pair of stylish black boots. Men, stick to the essential white or red polo. You will regret any black shirt when the sun comes out early in the season, so save that look for the colder days at the end.
Plan for the heat
Early-season games can be hellish. Hydrate beforehand and bring cash to buy water inside the stadium; you won’t be able to bring anything in, and if the game is packed, the lines at refreshment stands will be long.
Where to pregame
If you’re not hooked up with a tailgate, don’t worry. Athens has a great one-two pregame punch: You’ll just have to go up some steps to take advantage of it. Head to Taco Stand on Broad Street for lunch then a short walk upstairs takes you to Blue Sky Bar, one of the better bars in Athens (i.e. good craft beer selection and top-shelf liquors). If you’re looking for something busier, Magnolia’s across the street usually has the game on its big projector.
Where to postgame
After a long day in the heat and cheering on the Bulldogs, if you still have energy, more power to you. Cleaning up for a nice dinner at Porterhouse is always a good option. Or if you’d like to stay in your gameday clothes and watch football, Mellow Mushroom has a good beer list and lots of TVs. The pizza’s not bad, either. If you want to get a little further from the crowds, head to Trappeze for a comprehensive selection of specialty beers and a menu of stellar bar foods (try the pulled pork sliders).
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Parking Information All vehicles parked on the University of Georgia campus must display a valid permit with the exception of vehicles operated by visitors and invited guests who are parked in designated visitor parking. Visitors to campus may park in any pay lot or pay deck. Visitor lots are represented by the yellow P on the lot or facility sign. All parking deck pay facilities accept credit cards. To park in a handicapped space, a Department of Transportation issued handicapped tag is required. Visitors with disability permits must use pay lots where there are disability designated spaces.
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The decks can be found on the campus map as follows: • • • • • •
South Campus Deck (E4) North Campus Deck (B2) Tate Center Deck (C4) East Campus Deck (H2) Performing Arts Center (F2) Carlton Street Deck (G4)
For more information, contact Parking Services, 706-542-7275, parking.uga.edu Insiders Tip: Spend at least $10 at the bookstore in the Tate Center and you can park for free for up to 30 minutes in the Tate deck if you show your receipt.
Football and Special Events
During certain special events, particularly football Saturdays, resident students, staff and faculty can park only in certain areas starting Friday night through the end of the game on Saturday. Failure to comply with gameday rules will result in cars being towed; which means charges issued by the university police. If you are on campus during these days, pay heed; the towing rule is strictly enforced.
If you stay at a downtown hotel, the best bet is to keep your car in the hotel lot and walk. If you do pay to park downtown, a good bet is the deck at College and Washington, you can leave your car and not have to worry about running out to feed the meter. Good to Know: Most street parking is free on Sundays in Athens.
The University of Georgia Campus Transit System includes 37 buses on nine routes and covers 3,500 route miles each day. A reduced schedule operates evenings, weekends and when classes are not in session. For routes and schedules, see transit.uga.edu.
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CONNECTED THE HISTORIC ARCH LEADS FROM CAMPUS TO THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN
ïƒ A VISIT TO UGA CAMPUS IS NOT COMPLETE without exploring the Classic City. To look beyond the obvious landmarks, start with these local legends, hidden spots and historic neighborhoods.
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A Classic College Town BACK IN 1785, GEORGIA’S STATE LEGISLATORS MADE HISTORY by char-
tering the country’s first publicly funded college. But it would be 16 years before the University of Georgia found a home. The trustees bought 633 acres surrounding a hilltop settlement high above the Oconee River. The village — 10 houses and a quartet of shops — was re-christened Athens, an aspirational nod to the center of Greek classical learning. It was five years before Franklin College, the university’s first building, was constructed. Athens grew faster; trustees sold off land to finance the fledgling school. Merchants and plantation owners settled near campus. By 1820, Athens was a bustling textile center while the college still had one building. Two centuries later, UGA’s student body tops 36,000 and its sprawling campus includes 17 colleges. Athens-Clarke County is home to tech businesses, manufacturing and a vibrant arts and music scene. The original city founders and university trustees might not know what to make of a weekend in toHOT CORNER FESTIVAL / LANDON TRUST
7 ANNUAL EVENTS 1. Slingshot EARLY APRIL
This three-day music, tech and comedy festival fills streets, venues and galleries of downtown.
2. Athens Twilight Criterium LATE APRIL/EARLY MAY
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day’s Athens, which could draw 93,000 fans to a football game, crowds to 40 music venues and foodies of all ages to restaurants and craft breweries. Unlike other Georgia cities, Athens was spared significant destruction during the Civil War. Grand mansions, spacious warehouses and sturdy storefronts from the early 1800s still remain. After the war Athens boomed. As refugees flocked to its textile mills in search of work, veterans enrolled in the college and freed slaves opened schools. It was in 1872 — almost a century after the university’s founding — that the college and its town saw dramatic changes. A federal land-grant designation expanded the school, streetcar service fueled development of new residential areas and the city became the capital of Clarke County (the two governments would consolidate in 1990). Growth of the city and university continued in the early 1900s. In the 1950s, the Navy Supply Corps School moved to Athens, where it operated for
through downtown during the race, which also features music, a parade and special events.
3. Hot Corner EARLY JUNE
This festival features arts, music, food and a celebration of Athens’ African American heritage. It’s named for the “Hot Corner” of businesses that thrived in and around the Morton Theatre building.
4. AthFest LATE JUNE
The nonprofit AthFest Educates puts on this music and arts festival featuring local and national talent. For almost a week, AthFest takes over downtown — filling streets, bars and venues with food, concerts, comedy and art.
5. Homecoming OCTOBER/EARLY NOVEMBER
In the week leading up to
another half century. Its buildings today house UGA’s Health Sciences Campus. The commitment to preserving the city’s character and buildings was reinforced in 1980 as Athens became an early adopter of the Main Street USA program and focused on preserving the historic structures of downtown. That decade also saw the emergence of a nationally acclaimed music scene, fueled by bands like Pylon, R.E.M. and The B-52s. Over the last three decades, the dynamic of the creative energy of musicians and artists and the recognition of the city’s history have cemented Athens’ reputation as both a quintessential college town and great place to live. Annual events, from spring’s Twilight bike race weekend to a wild Halloween parade, foster a close-knit community. That sense of connection ATHENS HONOR ROLL extends beyond the city; relationships between restaurants and area farmers No.1 College Town and producers have spurred Athlon, 2016 a burgeoning food culture. Best College Football Towns Local farmers and growers Travel + Leisure, 2015 are name-checked up on the menus of James Beard– Best Places to Live award winning chef Hugh Outside Magazine, 2015 Acheson as well as those of Best Places to Retire pubs and sandwich shops. Forbes, 2015 The connection between city and university is particularly strong because most students move off campus after freshman year. With UGA students representing a quarter of the Athens-Clarke County population, their influence on politics, business, planning and development is significant. While a great music and bar scene earns accolades for Athens as a destination for college students, the city’s appeal does not end after graduation. UGA was named the most hipster college in the country by The Huffington Post, but Athens also is a perennial contender on the Forbes list of best places to retire. The historic streets of downtown that host a thriving nightlife scene are, by day, known for outdoor cafes and independent boutiques. The campus that draws huge football crowds also provides cultural facilities such as the Georgia Museum of Art, State Botanical Garden and a performing arts center. As you tour the University of Georgia, you will find that it’s almost impossible to tell precisely where the campus ends and the city starts, which is precisely why both school and town inspire passion — for four years and far longer.
UGA’s homecoming game, the UGA campus comes alive with school spirit. There are spirit competitions, a parade and a free concert, usually featuring a high-profile touring artist.
6. Wild Rumpus HALLOWEEN
The annual Halloween parade leads Athenians on a high-energy walk through the streets of downtown, and concludes with an outdoor dance party and celebration.
Taking part is open to anyone, the only requirement is that all parade participants wear costumes.
7. Parade of Lights EARLY DECEMBER
Marchers in Athens’ yearly holiday parade make their way through downtown, giving students and locals an opportunity to get into the seasonal spirit. The event includes floats, decorations and a tree lighting ceremony.
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Must-See Sights Although every Athenian will give you a different list of lesserknown, must-see spots, these essentials provide a guide to the spirit and history of the Classic City.
Chase Park Warehouses
There is much to explore within the former cotton warehouses, which city records show were in use in the early 1900s. By 2001, the buildings had been long abandoned and were overrun with kudzu. After years of renovation, the warehouses are now redone. Perhaps the most noticeable attractions are “The Tree Room,” a courtyard built around large, otherwise obtrusive trees and used for special events, and ATHICA (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art) a gallery that hosts exhibits and performances year round.
The Iron Horse
This enigmatic sculpture is worth the drive out of town. Now located south of Athens, the modernistic metal sculpture was placed on UGA’s campus in the 1950s. Students began to use the horse for pranks, which peaked when a bonfire was lit around the sculpture. Today, anyone is free to see the horse, which stands in the middle of a giant cornfield.
The Tree that Owns Itself
The Jackson Oak, also known as “The Tree That Owns Itself,” is one of the city’s most unusual landmarks. Stories regarding the white oak tree, which sat on the corner of South Finley
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and Dearing streets, date back to the 1820s. The legend, based on an 1890 article in the Athens Weekly Banner, states UGA professor William Jackson left a deed giving the tree possession of itself (and the few feet surrounding its base) to ensure the tree wouldn’t be cut down after his death. Although the deed had no legal standing, the legend was respected, and after the Jackson Oak died, a new tree was planted in the same spot. The current oak, known as “Son of The Tree That Owns Itself,” still stands as a testament to one of the most bizarre legal issues in Georgia history.
The North Oconee River Greenway traces the river just east of downtown, offering 3.75 miles of trails providing runners and bikers a scenic way to stay in shape.
Bear Hollow Zoo
Located south of Five Points, this animal rehabilitation center in Memorial Park is the best place to watch black bears living in as close to their natural habitat as possible. In addition, visitors will find deer, otters and even a bald eagle.
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Breakfast & Brunch Heirloom Café and Fresh Market
Local ingredients take center stage at brunch at this restaurant on North Chase Street in Boulevard, one of Athens’ most historic neighborhoods.
This Normaltown bar/restaurant offers shorter waits than crowded downtown spots. Along with typical breakfast fare such as bagels and biscuits, HiLo serves creative dishes like a pierogi scrambler or the Guten Morgen, an eggtopped open faced Reuben.
Last Resort Grill
Opened as a music venue in 1966, Last
Resort now is known for food and artfilled decor. Brunch includes an array of omelets and fancier entrees — crab cakes Benedict, quiche and the like.
taurant with good sandwiches, a wide range of desserts and spacious outdoor seating. The menu also includes soups, salads and rotating specials.
Clocked! American Diner
Located east of downtown on the corner of Oconee and Oak streets, Mama’s Boy has become a beloved Classic City morning spot thanks to its charm and nontraditional menu items (Exhibit A: Chocolate Cake for Breakfast). Warning: Weekend lines are long.
Lunch Big City Bread
Located on Meigs Street, behind Prince Avenue, Big City is a medium-sized res-
TAKE A REFRESHING TOUR OF ATHENS CRAFT BREWERIES A visit to these breweries offers a chance to learn about the beer production process and sample a variety of brews. Both offer space for socializing and frequently support local nonprofits with benefit events and “percentage nights.”
Located downtown at the corner of Hancock Avenue and Pulaski Street, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. offers tours Tuesday through Saturday. During a tour, patrons can sample the company’s selection of craft beers — which features seasonal and limited edition brews. Bonus: On Wednesday evening from Spring through Fall, the Athens Farmers Market operates at the parking lot adjacent to the brewery. creaturecomfortsbeer.com
TERRAPIN BEER COMPANY
Since its founding in 2002, Terrapin has become Athens’ most widely distributed beer brand, with cans and bottles sold across 13 states. At the Newton Bridge Road brewery, visitors can sample the company’s most unusual brews, browse the gift shop and enjoy the brewery’s large outdoor bar. terrapinbeer.com 30 / UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA VISITORS GUIDE
THE NATIONAL / SAVANNA STURKIE
Just up from the 40 Watt, the eatery is known for its sci-fi themed decor and fantastic burgers, all made using organic, local and natural ingredients.
Dawg Gone Good BBQ
Serving recipes passed down from his grandmother, owner William Hardy keeps the menu simple with classics like pulled pork and brisket and hearty sides such mac ‘n’ cheese.
This Athens vegetarian classic is a favorite with omnivores, too. The Prince Avenue spot has a massive lunch menu — sandwiches, platters, burritos, noodle bowls to name a few. For first timers, the Golden Bowl — browned tofu sautéed with soy sauce and nutritional yeast over brown rice — is a must.
Initially a catering service, home.made on Baxter Street now is one of Athens’ most popular lunch spots thanks to twists on Southern classics like chicken biscuits and veggie plates.
For foodies and fans of Athens-based celebrity chef Hugh Acheson, The National, Acheson’s downtown Mediterranean themed restaurant, is a required stop. With an elegant vibe and excellent service, it’s great for lunch meetings.
Known for its selection of craft beers,
this acclaimed pub serves superior bar fare with an emphasis on locally sourced foods. The Trappeze Dubbel platter lets you sample house specialties. Don’t forget a side of Belgian frites.
Dinner 5 & 10
Before gaining fame on Top Chef, Acheson made his name with this restaurant in the Five Points neighborhood. Now located in a renovated house on Milledge Avenue, this is a destination for celebrations and special occasions. Visit on Tuesday for ramen or Sunday for fried chicken. Any other night, sample dishes inspired by seasonal ingredients — and save room for a scoop of housemade ice cream.
The Branded Butcher
Locally produced meats and cheeses are specialties at this restaurant, which also provides more casual fare for the next-door Georgia Theatre rooftop.
Cali N Tito’s
This Latin American themed restaurant has two locations. The one on South Lumpkin is popular with students thanks to outdoor seating and a rare BYOB policy. The one on Cedar Shoals Drive has bar service and family friendly atmosphere.
Pulaski Heights BBQ
With a modern approach that emphasizes locally sourced meats, Pulaski Heights has gained loyal customers since opening in 2012. The restaurant’s menu even includes vegetarian options such as smoked tofu sandwiches.
Seabear Oyster Bar
Located on Prince Avenue close to downtown, Seabear offers fresh seafood and drinks. The namesake shellfish is definitely the main draw, but you’ll find quality fare such as shrimp and grits and po’boys and an interesting cocktail selection.
Coffee & Bakeries Hendershot’s Coffee
This Prince Avenue shop has plenty of space for customers to talk, relax or study. It also hosts live music and stand-up comedy on its small, indoor stage.
Ike & Jane
Inventive doughnuts (sample toppings: Fruity Pebbles, crushed Oreo cookies) and rich goodies are a draw at this Normaltown bakery, which also serves lunch.
Independent Baking Co.
This Five Points bakery specializes in classic French breads and pastries such as pain au chocolat.
Iron Works Coffee
Located in a historic building adjacent to the Graduate Athens hotel, this quiet shop is a good place for a meeting.
The Classic City’s most famous and widespread coffee brand, the company now has six local shops including one on the University of Georgia’s campus inside the Miller Learning Center and a convenient downtown spot.
Two Story Coffee
This Five Points shop, nestled in a twostory bungalow, contains a relaxing interior and a simple menu.
Walker’s Coffee and Pub
Situated on College Avenue across from the Arch, Walker’s offers indoor and outdoor seating. (Bonus: It transforms into a bar at night.)
Zombie Coffee and Donuts
Opened by a UGA alum, this new downtown bakery offers customized doughnuts — and delivery.
Late-Night Eddie’s Calzones
Eddie’s branched out from Columbia, South Carolina, with a location in Athens at the start of last school year. The restaurant offers a $5 “Calzone of the day” and a Tuesday two-for-$10 deal. The Clayton Street eatery remains open until 4 a.m.
Open 24 hours, this diner can become as crowded as most bars during postmidnight hours.
There are a million pizza joints in Athens, but this place is known for having a social atmosphere after midnight. Little Italy is open until 2 a.m. so it satisfies the late night munchies. With extra large, thinly sliced pizza and fast service, it’s everything you ever wanted from a downtown pizza place.
FIND FRESH FARE AT FARMERS MARKETS Surrounded by farms and producers, Athens was a center of farm-to-table culture long before that became a national trend. You will find local produce, dairy and meats highlighted on menus at restaurants across town, from high-end fare at 5&10 and the Branded Butcher to more casual eateries including Pulaski Heights BBQ. One of the best ways to sample fresh fare is to visit one of the regular farmers markets.
ATHENS FARMERS MARKET
On Saturday mornings, this market is held at Bishop Park, west of downtown. The market features chef demonstrations, bands, ready-made foods, and, of course, a spectrum of fresh produce. Don’t want to drive? Catch the Fresh Food Bus, which heads to the market from campus, with stops in downtown along the way. On Wednesday evenings, the market sets up in the parking lot adjacent to Creature Comforts Brewery, which means you can pair your locally sourced foods with samples of locally crafted beers. athensfarmersmarket.net
WEST BROAD FARMERS MARKET
Open Saturday mornings, this market operates out of a historic former school on the edge of downtown. The grounds of the school also serve as a community garden and training program for young urban farmers. In addition to music, educational booths and chef demos, the market hosts activities that range from yoga classes to pony rides. athenslandtrust.org
This Clayton Street shop is a late night favorite. R.U. Hungry is known for its “Fat Sandwiches,” which can contain anything from French fries to hamburger patties to mozzarella sticks. So, basically, an entire meal you can hold in one hand.
Fast and often fried, Taco Stand is a staple for any time of day or night. The eatery has tacos and burritos filled with everything from fish to tofu to buffalo chicken, and for a buck you can get a cup of hot cheese dip with hints of spinach. Taco Stand has locations downtown, on Milledge Avenue and on the East Side.
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THERE ARE MORE THAN A DOZEN concert halls located within half a mile of downtown alone, each with its own history and aesthetic. These venues provide variety that guarantees the chance to catch a big name, a local legend or the latest up-and-coming act.
Listen to local favorites
On the corner of Washington and Pulaski streets sits the sixth location of the 40 Watt Club. The club’s name is courtesy of Pylon drummer Curtis Crowe, who played a 1979 Halloween party in the original spot and remarked on the single bulb lighting the space. As well as hosting early shows by Athens acts such as Pylon, R.E.M., The B-52s and Love Tractor, the 40 Watt has welcomed a who’s who of rock, including Nirvana, Wilco, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead. Today, the venue remains one of the city’s most prominent showcases of local talent. Almost directly behind the 40 Watt on Clayton Street, The Caledonia Lounge offers a more intimate space for local bands to perform, although the venue also books out-of-town acts. Live Wire Athens’ weekly open mic nights give audiences the opportunity to catch some of the Classic City’ s newest talents. The West Dougherty Street concert hall showcases a small but close-knit EDM scene.
Catch the stars
Sitting on Lumpkin Street in the heart of downtown, the Georgia Theatre first hosted music in 1978 after years as a movie house. A 2009 fire shut it down, but the owners re-
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built the legendary venue and reopened it in 2011. Serving as a likely stop for any big name artist coming through Athens, the Georgia Theatre offers a ground floor and several balconies to watch large shows, as well as a rooftop bar that hosts its own acts. For those looking to enjoy dinner during a concert, The Foundry offers both traditional standing room and a full-service dining area within view of its stage. Located just north of downtown on East Dougherty Street and formed out of a remodeled iron factory, the venue generally features more stripped-down, laid-back performances by singer-songwriters, jazz acts and folk groups. Although occasionally a host to large-scale musical performances, the Classic Center typically serves as the city’s go-to location for theater, dance and stand-up comedy. The convention center, located on North Thomas Street, has recently featured performers such as Jerry Seinfeld, Ron White and The Blue Man Group. At the corner of Hull and Washington streets, the historic Morton Theatre once served as the anchor of the “hot corner,” a center of African American business and civic life in the Athens region. Built in 1910 by entrepreneur Monroe Bowers “Pink” Morton, it is the oldest surviving black-owned and built vaudeville theater in the country. Restored in the 1980s and 1990s with additional work completed more recently, the Morton serves as a venue for concerts, special events, such as the annual Athens Hip Hop Awards showcase as well as theatrical performances. Every summer, the Hot Corner festival celebrates the legacy of Pink Morton and Athens African LANDON TRUST American culture and history.
Outside of music, local independent movie theater Ciné is one of Athens’ most fascinating locations, both historically and culturally. The theater’s West Hancock Avenue building was built in the 1940s and first housed a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership, later becoming a U.S. Post Office, a tire recap plant and finally, a theater. Today, Ciné is the best place in town to catch lesser known films and documentaries. However, the theater also screens popular films, especially during special events such as the recurring “Bad Movie Night” series. The entertainment doesn’t stop at film; Ciné also hosts art exhibits and concerts.
Bar on Prince Avenue often features performances from the town’s most boundary-pushing acts, while also frequently hosting popular karaoke nights. Flicker Theatre & Bar is a great spot to catch up-and-coming local bands and also home to the OpenTOAD comedy nights.
Catch the College Town Vibe
Many larger bars feature live music. Take in a show at Boar’s Head Lounge’s outdoor stage, or check out a concert while you grab a drink at Hedges On Broad. For those looking for a more traditional night out, the massive Allgood Lounge offers two floors and an outdoor tiki bar, while Magnolias of Athens features free pool tables and a giant projector screen TV, making it the perfect location for catching the night’s biggest game.
Walk on the weirder side
The experimental side of the Classic City is showcased at venues and bars that are equal parts strange and entertaining. Go
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5 Athens Bands You Should Know The B-52s
Formed in 1976 and one of the first Athens bands to make it big, the group that self-deprecatingly described itself as “a tacky little dance band,” is known for radio hits like “Love Shack” and “Rock Lobster.” Goofy and lighthearted, its solid tracks are punctuated by soaring harmonies and Fred Schneider’s signature talk-singing.
Neutral Milk Hotel HENRY TAYLOR
4 Essential Spots for R.E.M. Fans The ‘Murmur’ Trestle
In Dudley Park, you can spot the railroad trestle that was on the cover of the band’s breakthrough album Murmur. The trestle has been preserved through the rallying of fans.
Weaver D’s REBECCA BURNS
Savor soul food with nostalgia with a stop at Weaver D’s Fine Foods. Owner Dexter Weaver’s slogan “Automatic for the People” became the title of one of R.E.M.’s biggest albums.
In downtown Athens, shop at Wuxtry Records where members of the band met while they were still University of Georgia students. A hub of the Athens scene, Wuxtry turned 40 this year.
DAVID A. BARNES
One of the most influential bands to come out of Athens-based art collective Elephant 6, Neutral Milk has inspired indie rockers for three decades. While the band hasn’t released a full-length album since 1998’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, its members have individually put out notable releases, from Julian Koster’s experimental The Music Tapes to Scott Spillane’s energetic indie rock act The Gerbils.
Formed by frontman Kevin Barnes in 1996, of Montreal was a late addition to the Elephant 6 roster, although the band quickly carved out its own niche. A prolific musician, Barnes has put out 13 albums under the of Montreal moniker. The group is still active, touring regularly and putting out new releases.
After gaining fame in the 1980s, R.E.M. established Athens as one of the most prominent musical towns in the U.S. and is arguably the most famous group to emerge from the town’s scene. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, R.E.M. disbanded four years later, but members of the band can still be spotted around Athens periodically.
From performing at bars and frat parties in the mid 1980s, Widespread Panic evolved into one of America’s most famous jam bands. Known for its Southern rock influence and high-quality live shows, the Athens-born group has released 12 studio and 10 live albums since its 1988 debut Space Wrangler.
The St. Mary’s Steeple
This is where the band played its first show in 1980 and might be the best known vestige of R.E.M. history. Originally built in 1869, St. Mary’s was slowly torn down to make way for condominiums, and by 2010 it seemed as if the steeple would go. But, the condo company turned the property over to musicians’ resource center Nuci’s Space, which raised money to preserve the landmark.
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hen you’re looking for one-of-a-kind finds, head to downtown Athens. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the district is bounded on the north by Dougherty Street, on the south by Broad Street and the UGA campus, on the west by Pulaski Street and on the east by Foundry Street. It boasts more than 60 specialty retailers.
When it comes to Athens style, the idea is simple: Be yourself. You will find ways to outfit yourself in preppy tailgate style, to front an indie rock band or to have tea at the university president’s mansion. One of the city’s entrepreneurial success stories is Red Dress Boutique, a fast-growing online retailer (the owners got an investment boost thanks to an appearance on Shark Tank) with a storefront location in downtown. The store stocks trendy dresses, tops, accessories and more, with a vibe that goes from gameday to Sunday brunch. Other favorites in this vein are Cheeky Peach and Fab’rik. Heery’s Clothes Closet has outfitted generations of UGA students and alumnae with classics. Vintage and consignment shops abound: Check out Dynamite, Atomic and Pope on Prince for great deals on authentic looks that have cycled back into style. One of the most interesting boutiques is Community, which sells the creations of local designers including “up-cycled” pieces made from revamped vintage wear. (The shop also has a great selection of gift items and bath and body products from local producers.) For original accessories, both Aurum Studios and Athena Jewelers design jewelry in-house. Masada Leather & Outdoor offers handcrafted leather goods from its workshop, along with outdoor clothing and accessories.
Books, Music and Gifts
Vinyl aficionados will want to explore the extensive catalog at Lo Yo Yo Stuff Records and music fans of all kinds head to Wuxtry Records, which occupies a revered spot in Athens music history (see more on page 36) while its upstairs sister store, Bizarro Wuxtry Comics, is a hive of comics and collectibles. Independent Avid Books, just past the edge of downtown on Prince Avenue, stocks popular and harder-to-find titles and hosts author readings, book clubs and other literary events. You’ll find a gift for everyone on your list at Frontier, which
4 Hotels Close to Campus
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If you want to be in the heart of campus, there’s no better spot than this 200-room UGA-operated hotel, conference center and continuing education hub. It’s only a short stroll from Myers Quad and Stegeman Coliseum. georgiacenter. uga.edu
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carries a number of products from local artisans, such as Songbird Soaps and Sarah Lee Parker Textiles. (Bonus: Gorgeous free gift-wrap services.) Keeping It Natural stocks organic and all-natural health and beauty lines.
Salons and Spas
Athens’ historic buildings house more than restaurants and retail. Republic Salon is in a lofty setting on the top floor of the Frigidaire Building, allowing you a bird’s eye view of Broad Street while getting a trim. Pageboy Salon perches in a similar loft-like space, above Walker’s Coffee, with a view of the College Avenue plaza. In the Boulevard neighborhood, the day spa Urban Sanctuary is located in a restored wood-frame church building and the Spa at Graduate Athens occupies part of a former iron foundry.
Shop Local — and Save
Equal parts boosterism and bargain hunting, The Local Notion program encourages shoppers to support homegrown businesses. With a $20 annual membership, cardholders receive discounts at around 60 Athens businesses, with deals ranging from 10 percent off purchases at boutiques such as Dynamite to specials and freebies at local restaurants.
This property that once housed an iron foundry was renovated in 2014 and its rooms have a throwback vibe part Austin Powers cheekiness and part Donna Reed sweetness. The onsite spa makes for an extra relaxing stay — or you can chill with a show at The Foundry. graduateathens.com
HOLIDAY INN — UNIVERSITY AREA
Location, location, location. Situated on Broad Street just steps from North Campus, this hotel offers easy access to the university and downtown, along with amenities like a pool, fitness facility, business center and meeting rooms. ihg.com
The minimalism of this eco-friendly hotel’s airy rooms is offset by local band posters and furnishings from reclaimed wood. Minutes from campus, the Indigo houses a concert venue and gallery. Its restaurant and room service are a cut above. indigoathens. com
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the university itself. Further off of South Milledge, historic homes appeal to Athenian professionals and UGA faculty, who frequent restaurants such as 5 & 10 and Independent Baking as well as stalwarts like ADD Drugstore (check out the old-school soda fountain).
Founded in the late 1800s as a suburb accessed by streetcar, this neighborhood is now popular with creative types. Grand Victorians line Boulevard, the namesake thoroughfare, while cottages dot the sidestreets. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Boulevard is primarily residential. Its businesses include Urban Sanctuary, a spa located in a former church, and the restaurants Heirloom Café and White Tiger Gourmet.
Normaltown Originally nicknamed for the State Normal School — a teachers college — Normaltown now is a trendy area with a mix of older homes and local businesses, ranging from the old school Normal Hardware to newer eateries like Ike and Jane’s Café and Bakery and Automatic Pizza. Bars like HiLo Lounge and Old Pal have loyal regulars.
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Mansions from the early 1800s still stand in Cobbham, prized for its proximity to downtown. Donderos’ Kitchens is a neighborhood hub and residents frequent restaurants such as The Grit and Taqueria del Sol and nightlife spots such as Hendershot’s Coffee and Go Bar. Learn about Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, for whom the neighborhood is named, with a visit to the T.R.R. Cobb House museum.
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DIRECTORY Arts & Attractions
ATHICA: ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 160 Tracy St • 706.208.1613 GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART 90 Carlton St • 706.542.4662 HISTORIC HOME OF T.R.R. COBB 175 Hill St • 706.369-3513 LYNDON HOUSE ART CENTER 293 Hoyt St • 706.613.3623 UGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 230 River Rd • 706.542.7275
Bars & Breweries ALLGOOD LOUNGE 256 E. Clayton St • 706.549.0166 BOAR’S HEAD 260 E. Washington St • 706.369.3040 CREATURE COMFORTS 271 W. Hancock Ave • 706.410.1043 GO BAR 195 Prince Ave • 706.546.5609 HEDGES ON BROAD 346 E. Broad St • 706.850.8500
When you visit the Classic City, make it a point to shop local. Athens boasts hundreds of independent businesses. Many are many located in downtown’s historic storefronts and warehouses — in easy walking distance of campus. Here is a reference to get you started.
LITTLE KING’S SHUFFLE CLUB 223 W. Hancock Ave • 706.369.3144
LO YO YO STUFF RECORDS 261 W. Washington St •
MAGNOLIA’S OF ATHENS 312 E. Broad St • 706.355.3839
OFF CAMPUS BOOKSTORE 696 Baxter St •706.548.9376
NORMAL BAR 1365 Prince Ave • 706.548.6186
UGA BOOKSTORE 40 Baxter St • 706.542.3171
ST. LOUISA’S CHURCH – ATHENS 254 W. Clayton St • 706.850.3668
WUXTRY RECORDS 197 E Clayton St • 706.369.9428
TERRAPIN BEER COMPANY 265 Newton Bridge Rd • 706.549.3377 WONDERBAR ATHENS 240 E. Washington St See map of music venues and bars, page 35.
Clothing & Accessories
AVID BOOKSHOP 493 Prince Ave • 706-352-2060
DYNAMITE CLOTHING Locally owned. Vintage for men and women 143 N. Jackson St • 706.543.1243 dynamiteclothingathens.tumblr.com At this downtown Athens boutique — just blocks from the Arch — you’ll find an incredible selection of new, recycled and vintage clothing and accessories for women and men.
BAXTER STREET BOOKSTORE 360 Baxter St • 706.549.3081
ATHENA JEWELERS 269 N. Jackson St • 706.549.6869
FRONTIER 193 E. Clayton St • 706.369.8079
ATOMIC VINTAGE 260 W Clayton • 706.316.0130
KEEPING IT NATURAL 220 E. Clayton St • 706.354.3222
AURUM STUDIOS 125 E. Clayton St • 706.546.8826
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CHEEKY PEACH 160 W. Clayton St • 706.353.1322 THE CLUBHOUSE 157 College Ave • 706.369.9541 COMMUNITY 260 N. Jackson St • 706.316.2067 THE ELEPHANT TRUNK 1063 Baxter St • 706-549-1887 ENCORE 245 N. Lumpkin St • 706.614.5552 ENTOURAGE CLOTHING Everything $42 or less! 2095 S. Milledge Ave • 706.614.5552 entourageclothing.com Conveniently located on S. Milledge, Entourage Clothing offers daily new arrivals! Shop on-trend women’s clothing for $42 or less. FAB’RIK 142 E. Clayton St • 706.353.8005 HEERY’S CLOTHES CLOSET 195 College Ave • 706.543.0702 JWR JEWELERS 196 Alps Rd #25 • 706-543-9800 KUM’S FASHIONS 115 E Clayton Street • 706-546-6945 MASADA LEATHER & OUTDOOR 238 E. Clayton St • 706.546.5014 THE PEARL GIRLS 548 Hawthorne Ave • 706-850-5296 THE POPE ON PRINCE 523 1/2 Prince Ave • 706.521.8310 RED DRESS BOUTIQUE 147 College Ave • 706.425.8707
Food & Drink BEEF O’ BRADY’S Good Food, Good Sports 1860 Barnett Shoals Rd, Suite 101 706-850-1916 BeefOBradys.com The Sports Bar, 26 TV’s, Wing nights, Fresh Angus Burgers, trivia nights, NFL ticket, MLB package, UFC PPV’s, Full bar, 22 drafts, 44 bottles, delivery. 5 & 10 1073 S. Milledge Ave • 706.546.7300 BIG CITY BREAD CAFE 393 N. Finley St • 706.353.0029 THE BRANDED BUTCHER 224 N. Lumpkin St • 706.850.5152 CALI N TITO’S 1427 S. Lumpkin St • 706.227.9979 1245 Cedar Shoals Dr • 706.355.7087 CLOCKED! AMERICAN DINER 259 W. Washington St • 706.543.6592 DAWG GONE GOOD BBQ 224 W. Hancock Ave • 706.613.9799
DIABLO’S SOUTHWEST GRILL 1791 Oconee Connector, Ste 560 • 706-5433399 DONDEROS’ KITCHEN 590 N. Milledge Ave • 706.354.8688 EDDIE’S CALZONES 265 E. Clayton St • 706.549.9676 THE GRILL 171 College Ave • 706.543.4770
1860 Barnett Shoals Rd. 706.850.1916 BeefOBradys.com
THE GRIT 199 Prince Ave • 706.543.6592 HEIRLOOM CAFÉ AND FRESH MARKET 815 N Chase St • 706.354-7901 HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE 237 Prince Ave • 706.353.3050 HOME.MADE 1072 Baxter St 706.206.9216 IKE & JANE 307 Prince Ave. • 706-850-1580 INDEPENDENT BAKING CO. 1625 S. Lumpkin St • 706-850-3550 JITTERY JOE’S multiple locations • jitteryjoes.com LAST RESORT GRILL 174-184 W. Clayton St 706.549.0810 LITTLE ITALY PIZZERIA 125 N. Lumpkin St 706.613.7100 MAMA’S BOY 197 Oak St • 706.548.6249 MOTHER PHO 143 E. Broad St • 706-354-6006 THE NATIONAL 232 W. Hancock Ave • 706.549.3450 THE PINE 1235 S. Milledge Ave • 706.208.0059 PULASKI HEIGHTS BBQ 675 Pulaski St • 706.583.9600
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R.U. HUNGRY 351 E. Clayton St 706.548.6000 SEABEAR OYSTER BAR 297 Prince Ave, Ste. 10 •706.850.4367 SHANE’S RIB SHACK 680 US Hwy N, Suite 200 • 706-549-9135 TACO STAND 247 E. Broad St • 706.549.1446 website redandblack.com TAQUERIA TSUNAMI 320 E Clayton Street • 706-621-7999 TERIYAKI 101 Best Teriyaki in Town! 1805 Epps Bridge Pkwy, Suite 103 • 706-353-0823 facebook.com/Teriyaki-101-Athens Come on down for the best Teriyaki in town. Great food. Awesome Service. TRAPPEZE PUB 269 N. Hull St #6 • 706.543.8897 TWO STORY COFFEE 1680 S. Lumpkin St • 706.850.5422
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HELP PLANNING YOUR VISIT Athens Welcome Center Pick up maps, sign up for tours or events and find Athens-themed gifts at the center in the Church-WaddelBrumby House, considered the oldest residence in Athens. Open seven days. 280 E. Dougherty St., 706-3531820, athenswelcomecenter.com UGA Visitors Center You can schedule tours, pick up information and get directions at the UGA Visitors Center, which is open Monday through Saturday. Studentled driving and walking tours take about 75 minutes and are offered weekdays. 405 College Station Rd., 706-542-0842, visit.uga.edu
Health & Wellness ATLANTA GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATES 340 N. Milledge Ave • 706.548.0008 ATHENS REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM 1199 Prince Ave •706.475.7000 ATHENS YMCA 915 Hawthorne Ave • 706-543-6596 CLARKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 345 N Harris St • 706-389-6921 OCONEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 1060 Experiment Station Rd • 706-769-3983
WALKER’S COFFEE AND PUB 128 College Ave • 706.543.1433 WEAVER D’S DELICIOUS FINE FOODS 1016 E. Broad St • 706.353.7797 WING ZONE 142 W Clayton St • 706-395-6557 ZOMBIE DONUTS 350 E. Broad St • 706-850-2526
THE GRADUATE 295 E. Dougherty St • 706.549.7020 HILTON GARDEN INN 390 E. Washington St • 706.353.6800 HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN ATHENS 197 E. Broad St • 706.549.4433
ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL 1230 Baxter St • 706.389.3000
HOTEL INDIGO ATHENS 500 College Ave • 706.546.0430
UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER 55 Carlton St • 706.542.1162
UGA GEORGIA CENTER 1197 South Lumpkin St • 706.542.2134
Hotels VIVA! ARGENTINE CUISINE 247 Prince Ave • 706-850-8284
THE FARMHOUSE INN A vacation within a vacation! 1051 Meadow Ln, Madison • 706.342.7933 thefarmhouseinn.com From our permanently preserved natural beauty to our farm-fresh breakfast, The Farmhouse Inn will melt all your stress away. Small weddings and retreats welcome.
ASHFORD MANOR Where the extraordinary is everyday 5 Harden Hill Rd, Watkinsville 706.769.2633 ambedandbreakfast.com In the heart of historic downtown Watkinsville the 1893 Victorian manor is the perfect home away from home for your next getaway. COURTYARD MARRIOTT 166 N. Finley St • 706.369.7000
Music & Nightlife THE ROOK & PAWN Athens’ First Board Game Cafe. Where every day is Game Day! 294 W. Washington St • 706.543.5040 therookandpawn.com Want something different? We have over 600 board and card games, along with a full menu, desserts, coffee, craft beers, wine and cocktails. Great for families and friends alike!
Buy & Sell Parts & Repair 706-248-6259 GEORGIA SERVICE APPLIANCES 1279 Oconee Street • Athens 1185 Athens Road • Crawford
The Elephant Trunk A Children’s Specialty Shop
Come see why your children mean so much to us!
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40 WATT CLUB 285 W. Washington St • 706.549.7871
Rentals & Real Estate
CALEDONIA LOUNGE 256 W. Clayton St • 706.549.5577
909 BROAD APARTMENTS 909 E Broad St • 706-227-6222
CINE BAR CAFE CINEMA 234 W. Hancock Ave • 706.353.7377
ARCHER ON NORTH 210 Spring Ct • 706-208-8888
FLICKER THEATRE & BAR 263 W. Washington St • 706.546.0039
ARGO APARTMENTS 2085 S Milledge Ave • 706-353-1111
GEORGIA THEATRE 215 N. Lumpkin St •706.850.7670
GEORGIA HEIGHTS 150 W. Broad St • 706.510.2486
LIVE WIRE ATHENS 227 W. Dougherty St • 706.543.8283
THE MARK 170 College Ave • 706-395-4761
THE MORTON THEATRE 195 W. Washington St • 706.613.3770
POLO CLUB 110 International Dr • 706.549.2058
Parks & Recreation BROAD RIVER OUTPOST 7911 Wildcat Bridge Rd, Danielsville • 706795-3242 NORTH OCONEE RIVER GREENWAY 706-613-3801• athensclarkecounty.com THE SANDBAR 3435 King Hall Mill Rd, Bowman • 706.245.4163 STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA 2450 S. Milledge Ave • 706.542.1244 ZOO-BEAR HOLLOW WILDLIFE TRAIL 293 Gran Ellen Dr • 706.613.3616
THE RESERVE 175 International Dr • 706.548.4400 RIVER MILL 199 Stone Mill Run Rd • 706-548-1188 THE STANDARD 600 N. Thomas St • 706.355.9997 UNCOMMON 165 E. Dougherty St • 706.245.2107
Shops & Services ALWAYS ALWAYS FLOWERS 1091 Baxter St • 706.227.0805 ABC PACKAGE 2303 W. Broad St • 706.549.1686
THE K. A. ARTIST SHOP Art Supplies, Classes, Design Studio, Gallery, Handmade Gifts 127 N. Jackson St • 706.850.1224 kaartist.com Come enjoy our beautiful, colorful downtown space as you browse for supplies, local art, and handmade gifts. Adult and teen classes. FLOWERS INC. 2145 W. Broad St • 706. 546.7624 BULLDOG WASH AND FOLD DRY CLEANING Bulldog Nation’s #1 Choice 798 Baxter Street • 706-548-9950 Top of the hill on Baxter Street, coin laundry, dry cleaning, alterations, and wash-and-fold services. 7:30- 9 7 days a week. Go Dawgs! GEORGIA SERVICE APPLIANCES 1279 Oconee St • 706.248.6259 KROGER MARKETPLACE 700 US-29 N • 706-715-3738 191 Alps Rd, 706-543-0209 2301 College Station Rd • 706-353-8543 1720 Epps Bridge Rd • 706-583-8900 369 Resource Pkwy, Winder • 678.975.3700 PAGEBOY SALON 132 College Ave • 706.354.0055 REPUBLIC SALON 312 E. Broad St • 706.208.5222 RESTORE (HABITAT FOR HUMANITY) 532 Barber St • 706.208.1001
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URBAN SANCTUARY 810 N. Chase St • 706.613.3947
ENGINEERING 597 D.W. Brooks Dr • 706.542.1653
WORLD OF FUTONS 2041 W. Broad St • 706-353-1218
ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN 285 S. Jackson St • 706.542.1816
ADMISSIONS 210 S. Jackson St • 706.542.8776
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES 305 Sanford Dr • 706.542.4847
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 298 S. Hull St • 706.542.2251
FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES 180 E. Green St • 706.542.2152
ARTS COUNCIL 706.542.0728
GRADUATE SCHOOL 210 Jackson St • 706.542.1739
ENTERPRISE INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 101 Cedar St • 706.542.5359
Transportation ATHENS CLARKE COUNTY AIRPORT 1010 Ben Epps Dr • 706.613.3420 ATHENS TRANSIT 325 Pound St • 706.613.3432 UGA PARKING SERVICES 80 Carlton St • 706.542.7275 UNITED TAXI CAB 1121 MLK Jr Pkwy • 706.54.0808
UGA Colleges & Schools AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES 137 Cedar St • 706.542.3924 ART 270 River Rd • 706.542.1511 ARTS AND SCIENCES 215 Herty Dr • 706.542.1538 BUSINESS 310 Herty Dr • 706.542.8100 ECOLOGY 140 E. Green St 706.542.2968
JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION 120 Hooper St • 706.542.1704 LAW 225 Herty Dr • 706.542.5191
FINANCIAL AID Holmes-Hunter Bldg • 706.542.6147 FOOD SERVICES 706.542.1256
MUSIC 250 River Rd • 706.542.3737
HOUSING 515 Baxter St • 706.542.1421
PHARMACY 250 W. Green St • 706.542.1911
POLICE DEPARTMENT 286 Oconee St • 706.542.1188
PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS 202 Herty Dr • 706.542.4114
RAMSEY STUDENT CENTER 330 River Rd • 706.542.5060
PUBLIC HEALTH 1425 Prince Ave • 706.542.0939 SOCIAL WORK 310 E. Campus Rd • 706.542.3364 VETERINARY MEDICINE 501 D.W. Brooks Dr • 706.542.5727
REGISTRAR Holmes-Hunter Academic Bldg • 706.542.4040 SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC 110 Carlton St, 593 Aderhold • 706-5424598
EDUCATION 110 Carlton St • 706.542.6446
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