Couldn't get a ticket to the Georgia Bulldogs football game? Don't fret! Athens wasn't named the #1 College Football Town for nothing, making Athens the best place to be on football Saturdays, whether you have a ticket or not. Check out one of these Athens venues where you can sit back, relax, and cheer on the Dawgs! Then, check out other recommendations for spending a UGA football weekend in Athens!


1. The Rooftop of the Georgia Theatre


Georgia Theatre Rooftop


Bask in the breathtaking views of downtown Athens on the famous Georgia Theatre rooftop. Well-known for serving-up some of Athens best up-and-coming musical talents, this venue also serves a large outdoor space, delicious food, and televisions for watching your favorite Bulldogs! 


2. Mellow Mushroom


mellow mushroom


This nationally-loved pizza joint is the perfect place to watch the big game. Not only does Mellow Mushroom provide large, high-def TV's and delicious pizza, but one of its founders actually went to the University of Georgia! Go Dawgs!


3. Fuzzy's




Need to cool off from the harsh-Georgia heat? Come into Fuzzy's and enjoy the cool blast of air-conditioning and a refreshing margarita! With long, hightop tables and large TV's, Fuzzy's can host any size party for your football needs!


4. Bar South


Bar South


Located directly across from Fuzzy's, Bar South serves as one of Athens' favorite sports bars. Not only are there TV's in the front and back bar, but Bar South also provides pool tables, darts, and an extensive selection of beer. Make sure you stay after the game, because Bar South often hosts live music.


5. Double Barrel


Double Barreled Cannon


Named after the famous Athens landmark, the double-barreled cannon, this relatively new bar is an exceptional space to watch the game! Not only does Double Barrel provide seats at the bar, but there are also multiple tables around the edges of the room, and a generous outside patio. Perfect for any large group of fans!


6. Tate Theatre


Tate Student Center


This family-friendly setting is an ideal spot for the group trying to escape the craziness of downtown. Located in the Tate Student Center on campus, this venue provides movie-theatre like seating, a large projection screen, and prime location across from Sanford Stadium and the UGA bookstore (not to mention easy bathroom access!) Make sure you get there early because this is also where the famous pregame ritual, the Dawg Walk, is held.


7. Amici's


amici wings


Love hot wings and cold beer? Amici's has plenty! With multiple TV's and a full bar, Amici's will supply all your game day needs. Make sure to look for the train circling the top of the wall!


8. Blind Pig Tavern



blind pig tavern


Newly located right downtown, the Blind Pig Tavern is another Athens top pick to sit back, grab a bite, and watch the game. Whether you're craving burgers, BBQ, or buffalo wings, the Blind Pig will never skimp on your appetite!


9. Saucehouse


sauce house


You'll be able to smell this newly-opened barbecue joint from a mile away! Saucehouse is one of Athens' most recent additions to the culinary scene, and is also the first of its kind. The cafeteria-style service helps you pack on your plate, and the long, covered tables makes Saucehouse perfect for any large, messy gatherings.


10. Boars Head



boars head


Equipped with large indoor and outdoor space, Boars Head is excellent for hosting large group gatherings and parties. TV's are located inside and outside so you can enjoy the beautiful Athens air!  There are also multiple stages, and bands will often play during the day or at night. 


Want to plan your Athens game day weekend? Click here for the full 2016 schedule, and check out our events page for more fun things to do! Want something specific for game day weekends? Look at the Top 5 Things to do on a Football Weekend!