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Guidebook for Athens

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Guidebook for Athens

Food Scene
Independent Baking Co. is our favorite spot to walk to in the morning for coffee and baked goods. They make the best bread and chocolate croissants in town. You can cut through the backyard and be at this little bakery in about 3 minutes!
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Independent Baking Co
1625 South Lumpkin Street
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Independent Baking Co. is our favorite spot to walk to in the morning for coffee and baked goods. They make the best bread and chocolate croissants in town. You can cut through the backyard and be at this little bakery in about 3 minutes!
Newly opened Donna Chang's is a wonderful spot for a delicious Asian-inspired meal. They serve classics like Kung Pao shrimp, General Tso's chicken, Mu Shu pork, egg rolls and handmade pot stickers and also several specialties. You will also find a great bar and wonderful wine list at this spot. Bonus, it takes 3 minutes to walk to Donna Chang's!
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Donna Chang's
1664 S Lumpkin St
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Newly opened Donna Chang's is a wonderful spot for a delicious Asian-inspired meal. They serve classics like Kung Pao shrimp, General Tso's chicken, Mu Shu pork, egg rolls and handmade pot stickers and also several specialties. You will also find a great bar and wonderful wine list at this spot. Bonus, it takes 3 minutes to walk to Donna Chang's!
Chef Hugh Acheson's flagship restaurant was recently named by Wine Enthusiast as one of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2016. This farm-to-table, upscale restaurant blends Southern food with Italian and French influences. They have a great Sunday brunch as well. It's a good idea to make reservations ahead of time!
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Five and Ten
1073 South Milledge Avenue
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Chef Hugh Acheson's flagship restaurant was recently named by Wine Enthusiast as one of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2016. This farm-to-table, upscale restaurant blends Southern food with Italian and French influences. They have a great Sunday brunch as well. It's a good idea to make reservations ahead of time!
A chocolate factory and cafe all in one, Condor Chocolate serves up the most amazing chocolate bars, truffles, sipping chocolate, hot cocoa, coffee, iced beverages, gelato and other goodies. Our favorite is the warm caramal & sea salt brownie! Located just next door to Donna Chang's and a quick walk, this place is dangerously close.
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Condor Chocolates
1658 South Lumpkin Street
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A chocolate factory and cafe all in one, Condor Chocolate serves up the most amazing chocolate bars, truffles, sipping chocolate, hot cocoa, coffee, iced beverages, gelato and other goodies. Our favorite is the warm caramal & sea salt brownie! Located just next door to Donna Chang's and a quick walk, this place is dangerously close.
Don't let the outside of this spot fool you, inside you will find some of the best selections of wine, beer, liquors & spirits in Georgia. The staff at this place is great and willing to help you find anything you need at any price point! Their local growler shop is just next door.
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Five Points Bottle Shop
1655 South Lumpkin Street
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Don't let the outside of this spot fool you, inside you will find some of the best selections of wine, beer, liquors & spirits in Georgia. The staff at this place is great and willing to help you find anything you need at any price point! Their local growler shop is just next door.
One of the first roasters in Athens, Jittery Joe's makes some great coffee. They have several coffee shops in town, this one is located just around the block!
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Jittery Joe's Coffee
1230 South Milledge Avenue
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One of the first roasters in Athens, Jittery Joe's makes some great coffee. They have several coffee shops in town, this one is located just around the block!
Quaint little English pub with a patio that overlooks Lumpkin Street. Simple, straightforward menu with quintessential pub food (think burgers, fish & chips, lamb stew) a great bar and selection or beers and wines. Fun place to watch sports, especially soccer.
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The Royal Peasant
1675 South Lumpkin Street
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Quaint little English pub with a patio that overlooks Lumpkin Street. Simple, straightforward menu with quintessential pub food (think burgers, fish & chips, lamb stew) a great bar and selection or beers and wines. Fun place to watch sports, especially soccer.
Quirky Latin American spot with mostly outdoor seating. BYOB & cash only. Great spot to walk to when the weather is nice. We like the Fish Tacos, Lomo Saltado and Cubano.
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Cali N Tito's
1427 South Lumpkin Street
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Quirky Latin American spot with mostly outdoor seating. BYOB & cash only. Great spot to walk to when the weather is nice. We like the Fish Tacos, Lomo Saltado and Cubano.
The sister event space to Athens' well-known Last Resort Restaurant, LRG Provisions Athens offers catering services, pop-up dinners, private events and nightly dinners (only on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays from 5-10).
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LRG Provisions
1653 S Lumpkin St
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The sister event space to Athens' well-known Last Resort Restaurant, LRG Provisions Athens offers catering services, pop-up dinners, private events and nightly dinners (only on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays from 5-10).
Home.Made is a cozy, comfortable restaurant with delicious Southern food and wonderful service. Open for lunch and dinner!
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home.made
1072 Baxter Street
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Home.Made is a cozy, comfortable restaurant with delicious Southern food and wonderful service. Open for lunch and dinner!
One of Hugh Acheson's restaurants with Chef Peter Dale at the helm. At the National you will find Mediterranean-style dishes made with local ingredients. They have a great bar and wine list as well. We love it for a casual lunch and a fancy date night.
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The National
232 West Hancock Avenue
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One of Hugh Acheson's restaurants with Chef Peter Dale at the helm. At the National you will find Mediterranean-style dishes made with local ingredients. They have a great bar and wine list as well. We love it for a casual lunch and a fancy date night.
The Last Resort is one of Athens' staple restaurant. Southern food, nice wine list, hard to wrong at Last Resort.
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Last Resort Grill
174-184 West Clayton Street
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The Last Resort is one of Athens' staple restaurant. Southern food, nice wine list, hard to wrong at Last Resort.
Atlanta-based taco shop with quick service, tasty tacos, enchiladas, chip & salsa, margaritas and more!
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Taqueria Del Sol
334 Prince Avenue
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Atlanta-based taco shop with quick service, tasty tacos, enchiladas, chip & salsa, margaritas and more!
Seabear is one of our favorite spots! They have a wonderful selection of oysters ($1.50 oyster during happy hour!), an awesome menu with things like lobster rolls, clam chowder, the best grilled cheese, seared okra, steamed mussels and more! Their bar selection is outstanding. Outdoor patio is lovely. We love Seabear.
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Seabear Oyster Bar
297 Prince Avenue
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Seabear is one of our favorite spots! They have a wonderful selection of oysters ($1.50 oyster during happy hour!), an awesome menu with things like lobster rolls, clam chowder, the best grilled cheese, seared okra, steamed mussels and more! Their bar selection is outstanding. Outdoor patio is lovely. We love Seabear.
Essentials
Organic grocery store that is a short walk from the Terrace Apartment. They have a great selection of deli items and a hot/cold salad bar as well.
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Earth Fare
1689 South Lumpkin Street
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Organic grocery store that is a short walk from the Terrace Apartment. They have a great selection of deli items and a hot/cold salad bar as well.
Pharmacy, gift shop, and $1 ice cream cones! We love walking down to Hodgson's.
Hodgson's Pharmacy
1260 South Milledge Avenue
Pharmacy, gift shop, and $1 ice cream cones! We love walking down to Hodgson's.
Parks & Nature
The Birchmore Trail is a 1.25 mile natural surface trail located at Memorial Park in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood. The trail winds through a mature hardwood ravine, over bridges, near creeks, and along a massive stone wall. There is an entrance to this trail at the end of our street, Milledge Terrace.
Birchmore Trail
The Birchmore Trail is a 1.25 mile natural surface trail located at Memorial Park in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood. The trail winds through a mature hardwood ravine, over bridges, near creeks, and along a massive stone wall. There is an entrance to this trail at the end of our street, Milledge Terrace.
Memorial Park is one of the most popular locations for families to visit. This park has a great playground, small paved walking trail around a lake (with ducks to feed), Bear Hollow Zoo (great place for kids!), and a leash-free dog park.
Memorial Park Playground
325 Annes Ct
Memorial Park is one of the most popular locations for families to visit. This park has a great playground, small paved walking trail around a lake (with ducks to feed), Bear Hollow Zoo (great place for kids!), and a leash-free dog park.
UGA's intramural field has lots of trails for running or walking, tennis courts, Lake Herrick, a dog park, and plenty of sports fields.
Intramural Fields
UGA's intramural field has lots of trails for running or walking, tennis courts, Lake Herrick, a dog park, and plenty of sports fields.
Entertainment & Activities
It is a little over a mile walk to UGA's Sanford Stadium. With free off-street parking at the Terrace Apartment, you can't beat this location for tailgating and walking to the game.
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Sanford Stadium
100 Sanford Drive
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It is a little over a mile walk to UGA's Sanford Stadium. With free off-street parking at the Terrace Apartment, you can't beat this location for tailgating and walking to the game.
Home to UGA's Men & Women Basketball Teams.
Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith Street
Home to UGA's Men & Women Basketball Teams.
UGA's baseball field! We love walking to a baseball game in the spring.
Foley Field
1 E Rutherford St
UGA's baseball field! We love walking to a baseball game in the spring.
UGA's Ramsey Student Center s home to the Georgia Gym Dogs & Swim Team.
Ramsey Student Center
330 River Road
UGA's Ramsey Student Center s home to the Georgia Gym Dogs & Swim Team.
Georgia Theatre is a live music venue and event space located in downtown Athens. Many prominent national and local acts across all genres have performed at the Theatre. Check their website for upcoming shows!
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Georgia Theatre
215 North Lumpkin Street
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Georgia Theatre is a live music venue and event space located in downtown Athens. Many prominent national and local acts across all genres have performed at the Theatre. Check their website for upcoming shows!
Athens little Independent Movie Theater showing first-run indies & smaller-release films on 2 screens, with a cafe/bar. so you can enjoy a martini or your favorite cocktail, beer or wine while watching a movie.
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Ciné
234 West Hancock Avenue
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Athens little Independent Movie Theater showing first-run indies & smaller-release films on 2 screens, with a cafe/bar. so you can enjoy a martini or your favorite cocktail, beer or wine while watching a movie.
Shopping
A creative collective of interior designs, art and jewelry. This little shop offers several unique and local finds.
BMA At Home
1676 South Lumpkin Street
A creative collective of interior designs, art and jewelry. This little shop offers several unique and local finds.
A happy kids store with a wide variety of well-made, non-toxic toys, clothes and products for playing & crafting.
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Treehouse Kid & Craft
815 West Broad Street
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A happy kids store with a wide variety of well-made, non-toxic toys, clothes and products for playing & crafting.
A fun little store that specializes in custom wedding, shower and party invitations, monogramming, stationery and gifts! This is our go-to shop for a variety of gifts and paper goods. Always have parking which makes it easy to run in. Plus, the group of girls that runs this shop are just fun to be around!
plainjane designs
1059 Baxter St
A fun little store that specializes in custom wedding, shower and party invitations, monogramming, stationery and gifts! This is our go-to shop for a variety of gifts and paper goods. Always have parking which makes it easy to run in. Plus, the group of girls that runs this shop are just fun to be around!
Downtown gift shop with a variety of local and hand-made items.
Frontier
193 E Clayton St
Downtown gift shop with a variety of local and hand-made items.