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Aromas

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Taps: 10 / Bottles: 88
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
95
world-class

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 6.08%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

1235 S Milledge Ave
Athens, Georgia, 30605-1445
United States
phone: (706) 208-0059

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @aromaswinebar

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-31-2006)
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BeerSox

Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Just southwest of the UGA campus in an area called Five Points. It's in a small suite across the street from Jittery Joe's, and next to a Waffle House. From the outside it doesn't look like much but once you step inside you realize it's a fantastic place.

Plenty of tables, a long bar, and a few leather chairs near a fireplace. It was off when I was there though. The light was dim but very soothing.

About 10 beers on tap when I was there, with a good variety. There were also a couple fridges toward the back which has a large selection of bottles. There is also coffee, liquor, and obviously a large selection of wine (the place is actually a wine bar).

I had a good but brief conversation about the lady working the bar (never caught her name) about Brooklyn Brewery. I had the Brooklyn EIPA. I felt the beer was at a low price, although I may be used to the price of a pint here in D.C.

Never tried any of the food. My parents and sister had the coffee which, according to them, was very sweet.

The place was nearly empty when we went in there. But even if it's slightly busy, this place seems like the perfect place to relax and have a pint or two. A must see when in Athens.

12-28-2008 05:09:31 | More by BeerSox
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Keith_R

Georgia

5/5  rDev +12.6%

03-02-2014 05:05:41 | More by Keith_R
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

01-24-2014 04:42:03 | More by nickfl
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doublewide

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +7%

10-18-2013 23:25:00 | More by doublewide
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rye_so_serious

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

10-16-2013 05:11:50 | More by rye_so_serious
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Zach136

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-12-2013 04:16:18 | More by Zach136
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Dreizhen

Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$

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
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.06/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

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
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mondegreen

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

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
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

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
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Aromas in Athens, GA
95 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.