Creature Comforts

Creature ComfortsCreature Comforts
Creature ComfortsCreature Comforts
Brewery, Bar

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

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.25
Beers:
83
Reviews:
767
Ratings:
4,160
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.49
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
116
pDev:
8.46%
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Reviews by hoppyCG:
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hoppyCG from Georgia

4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Jun 28, 2019
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MJSFS from Florida

4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Mar 12, 2020
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Georgiabeer from Georgia

4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Nice tasting room with impeccably kept beers. Two large bars serving mostly the same stuff, unless there are specials and then maybe at just one bar. Large space, with plenty of room to stand and mingle, or sit at some of the high top tables or outdoors. No food, again unless there is a special event. The space is a little sterile and commercial, but it can certainly accommodate a lot of people. You enter through the gift shop (lol), which is more what it is than a retail shop for beer, but they do have a number of their beers (including local and tasting room distribution only beers- and all cold), or you can get growler fills out at the bar. A pleasant stop in downtown Athens!

Feb 20, 2020
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Scottsbeer from Florida

4.18/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Sep 23, 2019
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Genx from Georgia

3.94/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

A bit slow on pours but was a home game weekend

Sep 07, 2019
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GetTheYayo from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Not really my ideal vibe for a brewery. It's more of a public space. I was there on a Wednesday, which was like a local farmer's market night type thing. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't kinda cool to wander around and try the different offerings from local farmers/growers. On this particular evening, for every beer you bought you received tokens that you could use to purchase items from the merchants, which was cool.

If you're looking for a cozy spot to drink this isn't it. Two different bars with different tap lists and different bartenders can make it somewhat of a chore. Lots of people coming and going. Lot's of people there for the open atmosphere rather than the beer. That said, the beer is great. Tropicalia, enough said. Athena was good. Nice selection of bottles to purchase including Life In Flux. The decor is woody industrial chic. The clientele is local hipster mixed with boomers who have kids at UGA. The location is great, just on the outskirts of downtown Athens close to all the other bars and restaurants. Bottom line, worth a visit if you're in Athens and want to try some interesting beers and support the (super) local scene, but definitely not the best beer spot in town.

Aug 23, 2019
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andypeters1971 from Georgia

4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

great location in a former tire retailer and automobile repair service facility in downtown Athens within walking distance of lots of other Athens restaurants, bars and night clubs.

Jul 22, 2019
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BigGold from Mississippi

4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

Jul 09, 2019
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jacobk1997 from Georgia

4.57/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

May 18, 2019
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Samnem from Georgia

4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Apr 18, 2019
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Purdom from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Mar 02, 2019
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Sammills17 from Virginia

4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Feb 13, 2019
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jbarry3000 from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Jan 25, 2019
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OompaMentor from Georgia

4.85/5  rDev +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!

Jan 04, 2019
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jmc65267 from Georgia

4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Dec 17, 2018
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Frivolously_Wasted from Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great people and great beer in a great town.

Nov 30, 2018
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PhillyStyle from Georgia

4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Nov 20, 2018
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Robbman from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of my favorite breweries anywhere.

Oct 19, 2018
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Jul 13, 2018
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Paradox1000 from Florida

4.87/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Jul 06, 2018
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TheRock7755 from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

May 18, 2018
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wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

3.64/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

May 05, 2018
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larryarms847 from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
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!

Apr 21, 2018
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LisaPizza from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Feb 24, 2018
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Gagambler from Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Feb 16, 2018
Creature Comforts in Athens, GA
Brewery rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4160 ratings