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District of Columbia
4.48/5 rDev +0.9%
Living in downtown Athens has spoiled me with the seemingly endless supply of bars downtown. Aromas is one of the few places that actually makes me get in the car and drive somewhere.
Atmosphere is perfect. Small, cozy, not overly loud but just the right amount of white noise, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and those great local events that I'm such a sucker for. One example is "Bell's Ball" where they bring in a bunch of the rarer beers like Hopslam and Black Note for a weekend. Great fun and good prices.
Food is solid. Charcuterie and fromage boards have been very satisfying on multiple occasions. Reasonably priced and a good selection of cheese, especially for a college town.
I've been here on a date, for the first stop of a birthday evening, and for Bell's Ball. I've been happy with it for all three occasions.
As a cocktail nerd and a big Parks and Rec fan, the fact that they have drinks named after Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson (garnished with "meat. fixins.") also harms my hear.
Good beers with a decent amount of variety. Don't be dispelled by the "wine bar" tag. They know their beer here.
06-09-2013 17:29:26 | More by Dreizhen
4.06/5 rDev -8.6%
The wife and I stopped at Five Points Growlers and Five Points Bottle Shop and were told to check out Aromas (all three by the same owner). Aromas is a cozy den right across from the bottle shop, with a Mediterranean-Arabic feel to it. Could also be a college coffee shop…
Very quiet on a sleepy Wednesday evening around Christmas time. Super nice service at the bar, I asked a lot of questions about the beer and she knew her stuff.
10 taps, including 5 Terrapin for a mini local-event of special/cool brews. I tried Liquid Bliss and Phlux Capacitor, and they also had Samurai Krunkles, Oxymoron and Monk’s Revenge. Nice enough but wish they had more taps. I'm a sucker for huge variety!
Wednesday night is $1 all beers, so $5 instead of $6. I also chose a 3-oz pour for three dollars.
Didn’t try food but menu looked simple and fine- cheese, meats, spreads, bites. Definitely worth a stop in Athens, and more so considering the bottle shop and growlers across the street!
01-04-2013 04:22:30 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.6/5 rDev +3.6%
Aromas is a local gem in Athens. It is situated away from downtown in the Five Points area, making it pretty sheltered from the usual downtown crowd. You also won't find any Bud Light here, which keeps the majority of the college crowd out.
The decor is low key but classy. No TVs or blaring music, so conversations with friends are the main entertainment, much as it should be while drinking a good beer. Speaking of beer, Aromas has a relatively short tap list, but they don't pour anything that isn't top quality. The staff is friendly and more knowledgable than in the average Athens bar. The food list is limited to appetizer type plates, so don't expect to eat dinner here. The food is very good though - I recommend the hummus or charcuterie.
If you're looking for great beer spots in Athens, put Aromas on the list. Highly recommended.
05-14-2011 19:34:46 | More by mondegreen
4.25/5 rDev -4.3%
Stopped in here on a recent trip to Athens. This location is pretty easy to find right around the corner from Five Points Bottle Shop next to a Waffle House. Getting into the parking lot can be tricky with the traffic that is in the area, but with some strategic planning it isn't too bad. Upon arriving you can see a nice little patio area with 4 covered tables right out front. On the inside however it is a really nicely layed out bar. Reminded of cigar bars to be honest which is a good thing as there was no smoking allowed I do believe. I was the only person in the establishment at the time of my visit so me and the employee there chatted for a bit about different types of beers styles and beers that we had tried in the past, etc. The selection here was quite good. At the time of my visit (10/23) it was very heavy on fall seasonal brews. I also sampled one of their meat samplers and they were of very nice quality and taste. They also had quite a large cheese selection as well. This is a must visit if you are in the area just to hang out and have a drink or two before or after hitting up Five Points Bottle Shop.
10-25-2010 13:40:33 | More by thagr81us
4.88/5 rDev +9.9%
Yummy...With 10 beers on drought and over 50 bottles in the cooler this is hands down my fave place to go have a drink. Ommegang Rouge is one of the beers on tap right now and it is super yummy. For me downtown is no longer as much fun as it used to be so Aroma's is perfect. A calm relaxing getaway that has the ambiance of an 1950's gentleman's smoking lounge (leather seats, dark wood, and low lighting). The service here is wonderful, the staff is knowledgeable and willing to help with any questions you may have. Also the cheese plates and food there is fab! They have cheese of the month and the staff can help you pair them to the beers your try!
With specialty casks and a number of other beer events it is a beer lovers paradise.
08-06-2009 12:37:24 | More by uga760
Aromas in Athens, GA
95 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.