UGA: Your Guide to the Best Local Spots

UGA: Your Guide to the Best Local Spots

Heading back to school means tons of fun opportunities to visit your favorite local spots and discover new options for making this year a blast. We compiled a list of the can’t-miss places you must visit while in town. Plus, we’ve got ride discounts to help make getting around Athens a cinch. Buckle up Bulldogs, because we’re about to make this school year one for the books!

Best Places to Chow Down

For a quaint college town, Athens boasts a delicious array of food options for student and locals alike. If you need your biscuit fix, try Mama’s Boy - they’ve got some awards under their belt for these fluffy, buttery masterpieces! Night owls and early risers alike can enjoy the grub at The Grill, or if you need to satisfy your sweet tooth swing by Ike & Jane’s for homemade brownies and donuts. You can even get a little fancy at Five & Ten, which is perfect for a date night or celebratory dinner.

Best Spots For a Study Sesh

Two Story Coffee not only offers yummy drinks made by skilled baristas, it also offers designated quiet spaces upstairs, which makes sipping and studying easy. You can even rent out a private room in case you and your group want an extra cozy and quiet experience. You can also hit Athens staple Walker's Pub and Coffee, where low lighting and local art make it easy to chill and get things done.

Best Places for Drinks

If you need a hardcore caffeine fix to make it through exams, look no further than some of these perfect local offerings. Spots like Hendershots, Jittery Joe’s, and Athens Bagel Co. boast delicious coffees and snacks for those of you who need a little extra boost to get through your day. If you’re interested in another kind of beverage — for our 21+ students — check out Creature Comforts, which was voted one of the best breweries in the state. Just remember — you drink, we drive.

Best Spots to Hang With Friends

If you want nightlife with a twist, try Wonderbar, where you and your friends can drink and play arcade style Mortal Kombat at the same time. If you and your crew like something more low key, hit up Five Bar, where a concise menu and drink selection make a night out hassle-free.

Best Way to Get Around Athens

Lyft is thrilled to help make getting to and from your back-to-school events convenient and affordable. We’ll be there to help you kick the school year off right by offering ride discounts to new users. Click to claim below and 25% off your first 2 rides:

Here’s to making this school year the best one yet. Go Bulldogs!


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