NEW ATTRACTIONS AND VENUES:
2022 Athens Music Walk of Fame Additions
The year’s newest inductees, Bloodkin, Titus Burgess, The Glands, Ishues, and Love Tractor, are now cemented in the Athens Music Walk of Fame. Located downtown, the bronze plaques honor musical talents who have helped make Athens a destination for music fans. Visitors can download a map of the locations and follow along as they pass iconic venues like The Georgia Theatre and 40 Watt Club.
New Exhibit at The Georgia Museum of Art
The Georgia Museum of Art presents the ”Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund” exhibit open from Saturday, October 8, 2022 through Sunday, January 8, 2023. The Do Good Fund has built a museum-quality collection of photography that charts a visual narrative of the ever-changing American South. This collection is the first large-scale survey of the Do Good Fund’s remarkable and sweeping collection of photography made in the South from the 1950s to the present. Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, it will feature approximately 100 photographs by 63 artists.
The Destination’s Newest Venue, The Chapel Athens
The Classic City’s newest downtown special event venue will be opened at the start of 2023. Within walking distance to hotels, breweries, restaurants, and shopping, the venue features both indoor and outdoor gathering spaces perfect for weddings, corporate events or any other event.
EXCITING FOOD AND BEVERAGE UPDATES:
Jerry and Krista Slater of The Expat are opening a brand-new steakhouse this fall in the Five Points neighborhood. This cozy spot, which once housed Five & Ten’s original location, will include steaks, martinis and more.
New Beer Garden at Terrapin Beer Co.
Terrapin’s new beer garden, complete with a stone terrapin walkway at the entrance, recently opened on August, 26. The brewery’s garden features local materials and an abundance of native plants places throughout the landscaping. Terrapin Beer Co. is an all-ages facility, so the beer garden is the perfect place to bring the whole family, and the dog, while enjoying the beginning of the fall.
The anticipated new wine and cocktail forward bar opened on September 8 by chef, and co-owner, Pete Amadhanirundr and co-owner Ally Smith who is in charge of the bar program. The restaurant’s cozy bar and patio are the perfect place to enjoy Thai food and small seasonal plates alongside fine wines, beer and special cocktails.
Last Resort Grill
One of Athens’ most beloved spots is celebrating 30 years of service. The original Last Resort Grill location first opened as a music club in 1966. Today, the restaurant’s menu and atmosphere reflect the eclectic history of the space. Additionally, Last Resort is now serving brunch from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.
“There is so much to look forward to in Athens this fall, from football to fall festivals and music events,” said Hannah Smith, director of marketing and communications for The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We are so excited to see the community continue to grow, giving both new and repeat visitors even more reason to put Athens on their fall travel list.”