Just wanted to add to my previous review. Everything below us still accurate I just wanted to add that they have really upped their game with the food! Awesome!! This place has got their act together. You can tell the owners love beer. Everything in the proper glassware. Glycol cooled lines. Crazy selection. The Chimay was yummy. Belgian and Belgian style American beers par excellence. Place is packed almost all the time. Fun crowd in there. The menu is slowly expanding but it is top notch as far as quality.
It’s obvious that Cecil 24 is not an honest reviewer. I have been in Trappeze a few times lately and they definitely are not what you’d call a domestic beer joint. Those guys have St. Bernardus Abt 12, Left Hand Milk Stout, Old Rasputin, Trois Pistoles, Avery’s Salvation, and Chimay on tap to name a few. I have had all of those beers there in the past two weeks and each one of them was served to me in prime condition in proper glassware. To Read Cecil24’s review you’d think this place served natty lite in pitchers for 3 bucks with hotdogs. The reality is that if you want to drink the best selection of beer in Athens you go to this bar.
Visited November 2017. Cool little pub in the main sorta downtown area in Athens. Depending on when you pop in, they tend to have a kick-ass taplist. There were a good amount of ticks for me when I was there, including a couple GA beers, which is what I was looking for. We sat at a table and ate. Food was average, honestly, as were prices - if not a touch high. Our server was knowledgeable when we ate and the next day when we hit the bar. Very friendly and a neat pub atmosphere. Will definitely stop next time in town and this place is borderline a destination stop.
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.
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.
Visited here in early April ’15. Excellent location in downtown Athens near the University of Georgia campus. Nice decor, not college-bar like, and not overly fancy - just comfortable. Service is prompt and efficient. Beer selection is varied. not huge, but enough to keep me occupied. Food is excellent, I recommend any of their fries for a shared appetizer. For dinner I had North Carolina trout with sides of grits and the best tasting mushrooms I have ever had - ’Garlic Crimini’ according to the menu. They also serve their beers in "half-servings’ for a little bit above half price, which is excellent for a sampler like me. Deserving of its lofty rating.
Great location in downtown Athens. Walk through a large dining area to get to the bar. It was fairly dead on a Monday night which was good for me. The had a nice tap list that focused on local and interesting brews. Crowd seemed to be a bit younger as it is a college town. Beer was served in correct glassware and service was quick. Prices were about average. Overall a nice place to have a beer.
Located in downtown Athens, easy to find, it has a lived-in and relaxing interior, the feel of a real neighborhood bar. Service is alert, helpful, and friendly but not overly friendly. Beer selection is quite impressive, emphasizing crafts, especially locals - plenty of Terrapin on hand! Food is very good, tasty and satisfying. You can get full servings, or halls if you want to sample quite a few beers without getting too full - or sloshed. A must if you live within even a few hours of Athens - and you don’t have to be a Dawgs fan, either.
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.