Athens GA Nightlife

Athens is world-renowned for its nightlife and music scene. This college town, home of the University of Georgia, is the birthplace of famous bands like Pylon, the B-52s, R.E.M., Widespread Panic, and the Drive by Truckers. Visitors from across the US and from around the world travel to Athens GA to trace the roots of these favorite bands. More than just bands from "back in the day," Athens continues to have a thriving music scene, with live music playing in bars and clubs almost every night of the week. No visit to Athens Georgia is complete without sampling some live music, so check out the Athens Live Music Calendar to see who's playing.

Beyond the live music, Athens nightlife is energized by dozens of bars and hangouts. Athens makes almost every list of the best college towns in America, and the nightlife is a big reason why. There are college bars, townie bars, laid back bars, country bars, wine bars, cocktail bars, more bars. There are trivia nights, comedy nights, open mic nights, Latin nights, drag nights. . . You get the point!  Our Athens Events Calendar keeps track of many of these special event nights.

We guarantee that there will be a spot that you'll feel right at home.

Where are the Bars in Athens Georgia?

Athens Bar Listings