it's a college town, an art/music mecca, and a beer lover's paradise. ...not to mention that the lovely ladies LOOOOVE to wear short black skirts (usually anointed with a red belt or accessory or some sort. it's a georgia bulldog thing, and it is an in-this-world, yet out-of-this-world experience.)
consider visiting the trappeze pub, where 'good beer matters', and sample a few of the 400+ beers in stock, with 38 on tap that most people have (probably) never heard of.
caution: it's hard to leave athens. try to delay your hotel exit, and, since the trappeze opens at 11am, you might get a chance to sample the lunch menu:
- portabella muchroom sandwich ($6)
- side salad ($2.5)
- ...and the rest of the meal i won't mention, because my u.s.a.a. friends frequent this blog.
that $2.5 side salad was light years ahead of $10 salads at other restaurants.