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The Foundry

Eat. Drink. Listen Closely.  Formerly The Melting Point, The Foundry live music venue is a blend of old and new: vintage modern decor in the oldest building on the Graduate Athens property.  A 30 foot smoke stack anchors the venue's entry tower while three glass and metal garage doors blend the exterior patio with the interior space for al fresco dining and listening in pleasant weather.

Savor, sip and socialize in style with a mix of locals and travelers alike an atmosphere like no other. This intimate music venue hosts a variety of music styles and is a favorite of a wide range of fans.

Click on the Calendar tab above for upcoming performances, or see The Foundry at their website for full details and tickets.The Foundry offers a diverse menu of lighter fare, entrees and desserts that will tempt anyone’s taste buds.

Accommodations

  • Fitness Center: Yes
  • Free Parking: Yes
  • Handicapped Accessible Rooms: Yes
  • High-speed Internet Access: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Pool - Outdoor: Yes
  • Free Local Telephone Calls: Yes
  • Suites: Yes
  • Exterior Corridors: Yes
  • Miles from Classic Center: 0.2
  • Max. Room Block: 100
  • # Rooms, Total: 122
  • # Rooms, Kings: 55
  • #Rooms, QQ: 59
  • # Rooms, Suites: 07

Dining

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes
  • Private/Group Dining: Yes
  • Full Bar: Yes
  • Reservations Accepted: Yes
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
  • Catering Services: Yes

Graduate Athens Meeting Facility

  • Total Sqft.: 12000.00
  • Theatre Capacity: 500
  • Banquet Capacity: 412
  • Classroom Capacity: 250

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Meeting Facility Rooms

Rm. Name Sq. Ft. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Ballroom & Galleria I   4446.00   X       325     160     230     250  
Ballroom, Galleria I + Galleria II   6156.00   X       500     250     412     500  
Foundry Ballroom   2660.00   X       250     150     180     200  
Foundry Bar & Grill   600.00   X               35     50  
Galleria I (downstairs)   1520.00   X       80     32     70     80  
Galleria I + Galleria II   3230.00   X       250     122     172     200  
Galleria II (upstairs)   1710.00   X       225     90     90     125  
The Foundry   2571.00   X       175         190     275  
The Foundry + Terrace   2200.00   X                   375  
The Pavillion   1702.00   X       140         90     125  

Starr Hill Brewery Presents: Gridiron Music Series, Home Football Weekends

    From: August 29, 2014 - November 29, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Make the Melting Point part of your UGA Football weekend plans! Starr Hill Brewery and the Melting Point have a wonderful lineup in store on Friday a... View Details

The Santaland Diaries: An *ADULTS-ONLY* Holiday FUNdraiser

    From: December 03, 2014 - December 04, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  Rose of Athens Theatre and Foundry Entertainment present The Santaland Diaries December 3 & 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Melting Point. T... View Details

Mike Cooley (of the Drive-by Truckers)

    From: December 05, 2014 - December 05, 2014
Whether battling valiantly from behind the enemy lines of his dive-bar-underground past or blowing the doors off sold-out theaters as he’s done... View Details

Athens Santa Pub Crawl to Benefit Athens Area Humane Society

    From: December 06, 2014 - December 06, 2014
  The 6th annual "Santa Pub Crawl" will be held in downtown Athens, GA, on Saturday December 6, 2014. The crawl takes revelers to ... View Details

Classic City Brew Fest, 20th Annual

    From: April 12, 2015 - April 12, 2015
For 20 years, the Classic City Brew Fest has been known as one of the Southeast's most enjoyable craft beer events.  It offers spacious sampling... View Details
Offer Title Company Offer Details Start Date End Date
Details Freshman 15 Package Graduate Athens Introducing the new Graduate Athens - an authentic, well curated hotel designed to embrace the personality, traditions and history of Athens while More... 11/05/2014 12/31/2014
Details New Year's Eve at Graduate Athens & the Foundry Graduate Athens DANCING IN THE STREET Make the smart choice this year and ring in 2015 with Graduate Athens and Motown legend Martha Reeves & The Grains of Sand More... 12/25/2014 01/05/2015