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Not Rated.

11 Reviews
Reviews: 11
Visits: 16
Avg: 4.39
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: 88
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1235 S Milledge Ave
Athens, Georgia, 30605-1445
United States
phone: (706) 208-0059
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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-31-2006

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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I can't believe I am the first to review this place. I added it months ago. You Athens BAs need to get on the ball!

Aromas is owned in part by Sachin Patel, also the owner of Five Points Bottle Shop (the premiere beer store in town, located right across the street). He is committed to serving great beers.

Here is some history (pieced together from many stories):

When Aromas first opened it was intended as a coffee bar (perhaps more, not sure). Unfortunately one of the landmarks of Athens, Jittery Joe's Coffee (contributor of Wake n Bake to Terrapin), is located right across the street. The place was not making much money so they switched to a Wine bar with a single tap for beer and a modest (>15) selection of bottles. Since then Sachin has upgraded to five taps and more than 30 bottles. I realize this is not a lot but there is only ever good beer on the taps. For example, they had the last keg of Oskar Blues Duke of Lyons that was left in the country. They also got the only cask of Left Hand Milk Stout ever produced - it was great!

It is not overwhelmingly large but the atmosphere is pleasant with some chairs and tables as well as bar space and couches. Service is usually well done but don't expect them to know too much about the beer. Depending on the server you may get a wine guy. Food consists of cheeses, hummus, and other assorted delicacies. They also have a variety of cheesecakes that are delectable when paired with the Oskar Blues Ten Fiddy, also on tap for awhile.

Overall I would say it is the best bar in town for the beer geek. You could go to Copper Creek for microbrews or you could go to the Globe to get shit service and sit in the dark but Aromas is the only place you will drink great beer in a cozy environment.

They are also the only place in town with regular beer events, including the toast to Michael Jackson September 30th - only place in town to do this.

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Aromas in Athens, GA
94 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.