Went for Sunday morning brunch. Has a minimalist-hipster decor going on, with bare concrete floors, old repurposed doors and windows, and unadorned pine tables. The servers were very attentive and excited about the food and beer. The draft list is excellent, focusing on locals (lots of Terrapin and Creature Comforts), but with very good regional and national beers. The food was relatively simple, but well made and with a nice twist. The beer prices are fantastic, and even better with half pours. More than that, even the food and wine are very reasonably priced. This is a very nice bar, with good prices, a great draft list, and generally good vibe. I hope to be back soon.
Great little stop in Athens. Swung by following a business trip in Atlanta. Top notch service, good selection of locals and continentals. They serve halves, so you can get your ticks. Liberal with the ’trys’. Food looked good but I didn’t eat. Plenty of parallel/street parking and accessible by foot.
Killer new spot in Athens. I stumbled upon Trappeze on my way to the Farm last time I was in Athens, and never made it to my original destination. On the night I was in town, it was packed out from when I originally walked by at 5 to late in the evening. Classy and vibey - obviously filling a void in the Athens bar scene. Reasonable prices. Well decorated with tap handles and wood. On tap selection of Belgians and microbrews blew me away. Reminiscent of the Brick Store Pub in Atlanta, and has the close-quarters camaraderie of the MapRoom in Chicago. Only complaint is that it’s so popular it’s tough to get a seat - or even standing room!
This place was where everybody in town told us to go. And while I did like it a lot, I didn’t fall in love with it. Maybe I was just in a weird mood. We went late night, so the place was pretty empty, and we were able to get a seat at the bar without difficulty. The selection was definitely extensive, and prices were fair for the mostpart. The staff was not overly friendly, but they were fairly knowledgeable and we had a good time, even though we were only able to stay for an hour or so.
Wow. This place was a great time, when I was in Athens with some friends. The draft beer is amazing, and they have all of the latest Terrapin stuff, and if it is available in GA, then Trappeze has it. Typical European/ Irish pub setup with limited seating. Service left a bit to be desired. The poor bartender had to do our food order because even he could not find a server to wait on us. The food and beer MORE than made up for it though. Vegetarian rueben with beer mustard, Mushroom and Chimay soup. They have one page of food items, but each one seems more decadent than the other. Everything is very well done and I thoroughly enjoyed this bar. I will return when I am passing through Athens, but I will know to go early this time.
Surprised to find a place like this in a college town, just doesn’t fit here, but its a great spot. 30 taps, some real gems like Gozu, everything comes in a half pours for the ticker. The draft list was impressive, but wish it focused slightly more on local stuff. The bottle list wasn’t all the impressive, basically stuff that’s available anywhere. Vintage list didn’t have anything rar. The food was quite excellent and you can’t beat the prices. Service was quick and knowledgable. Come for the drafts and food and you won’t be disappointed, not one of the top bars in the world, top tier for the US.
Visited during our stay in Atlanta area. Nice bar packed into a college town that doesn’t seem to completely fit. That being said, a nice setup and location. They had over 25+ taps and an extensive bottle list. Nothing overly special, very solid, but hardly any locals to chose from. The food was good, nothing special, but worth lunch or dinner. I think you got what you paid for as prices were not super high. I thought Overall it was a great place caught in a college town. Definitely recommend if you are passing thru Athens or taking in a GA game
Visited on a hot Wednesday afternoon. Pleasant and cool inside, and not so crowded. Large dining area and bar area with seven booths and space for maybe 15 people at the bar. Nice, more or less eclectic, beer list -- 33 taps (maybe half from the South, and 12 of them from Georgia) and 250+ bottles. No bottle list, and I had to glance around at the several coolers -- bar guy simply said, "I haven’t counted lately". Service was okay, uncaring and nothing special. Prices are fairly high: half-pours ranging from $2.75 to $5.25 and 120z. pours from $4.50 to $9.00. Two specialty flights of four x 5oz. pours were on: one flight of Lagunitas brews for $14 and one of Evil Twin for $28 (ouch!), and both flights included some rarer beers. Limited wine and cocktail list. Fairly loud music on the system: country, alt-pop, and classic rock. Beers are in great condition and poured carefully. A very nice place -- great for the southern US, but doesn’t really stack up with the best ones in other parts of the country.