Downtown Athens pulses from morning through night with a successful mixture of more than 55 popular eateries and 40 taverns and nightspots that play gracious host to our world-famous music scene and entertainment district. True to our name, Athens nurtures an eclectic culture of art, music, commerce, technology, and higher learning. For local restaurant options, please visit the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau online.
One of Athens' finest restaurants, The Savannah Room at the Georgia Center, offers a range of gourmet entreés, vegetarian and special selections, superb desserts and a full bar. On Commencement Day, May 13, The Savannah Room will be open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and for dinner from 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Also in the Georgia Center, The Courtyard Café offers cafeteria-style hot lunch entrées, soup and salads. The Courtyard Café will be open on May 13 for breakfast from 7 – 10 a.m., and for lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Georgia Java proudly serves Starbucks® coffee as well as a full line of specialty drinks and baked goods. Georgia Java, located in the Georgia Center, will be open on graduation day from 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Unwind at the Georgia Center's Dawg House Bar & Grill, offering a full bar and an extensive tavern menu; it's the ideal spot for watching the game, meeting with business associates or just catching up with friends. The Dawg House Lounge is open nightly from 4:30 p.m.