Creature Comforts

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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

271 W. Hancock Ave.
Athens, Georgia, 30601
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creaturecomfortsbeer.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
79
Reviews:
759
Ratings:
4,033
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.5/5
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
110
pDev:
8.44%
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 110
Reviews by BigGold:
Photo of BigGold
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The Creature Comforts Snow Tire Tasting Room, which appears to be under expansion, is located in an old tire store. The classic exterior signage has been preserved, and complimentary CC signage added. The interior has been adapted for a big warehouse-like tasting room, with some rustic wood behind the two bars, but mostly modern furniture, big windows, concrete floors and clean lines. The entrance is through a separate gear and package sales room. Overall, the space is closer to industrial chic rather than cozy pub.

The two bars have a slightly-different selection of 12-15 beers on tap, or available in the can if the kegs are gone. When we visited, the selection was heavily weighted to light ABV beers appropriate to the July Georgia heat. No guest beers were in evidence (probably illegal under Georgia law), but there are non-alcoholic options.

A nice selection of cans and bottles are available to take with you.

Children are allowed and in evidence. Dogs are allowed only in the outside patio area, which may currently be unavailable due to construction. There is no food other than occasional food trucks. Parking is street-only or in facilities located nearby.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hoppyCG
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of jacobk1997
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Samnem
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Purdom
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Fun working brewery and taproom in downtown Athens. Very crowded on a warm March Saturday evening. Walkup beer service a bit slow due to crowd.

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Photo of Sammills17
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jbarry3000
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

They have expanded their seating capability and have opened additional taps for purchases due to changes in Georgia law.
Dog friendly! Table seating, no bar. Flights are possible as are standard pours. Sit awhile to drink their beers and then make the purchase to go!

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Photo of jmc65267
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Frivolously_Wasted
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great people and great beer in a great town.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Robbman
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of my favorite breweries anywhere.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Paradox1000
4.87/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of TheRock7755
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.64/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

I visited Creature Comforts on a Wednesday night when they had a co-located farmers market going on. The market was a nice touch and we sat outside. Nice place but the overall feel just didn't appeal to me - waited an inordinate amount of time for beer and way too crowded.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.23/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Very nice taproom with a very open layout allowing you to sip some delicious brews and check out the equipment!

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Photo of LisaPizza
3.9/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Gagambler
3.88/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of GroogruxKing5
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jamie8725
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

All around a great place to hangout and drink some great brews. Staff is great and attentive

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Photo of JasonLWest
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Beer21
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jbfarris
4.23/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A really sweet spot in the busy college town of Athens. I went two weeks before Georgia changed their liquor laws. At my visit, you paid $14 bucks for 6 6ounce pours and a free glass. No pints or flights. It's actually kind of cool because that's a lot of bang for your beer buck. If you just wanted to try one or you aren't looking to drink, it's not great. The new laws have fixed that. The building is a cool, old tire factory they redid. It was super busy inside and out, but that's a Saturday. The bartenders pour a little heavy and that was just fine with me. Parking is tough, but worth it. They have one of the hardest and most sought after beers in Georgia. If you see their tropical IPA, get it. Just don't leave it in your fridge in the hotel when you head back to Ohio.

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Creature Comforts in Athens, GA
Brewery rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,033 ratings