Top ChoiceWinery in Dahlonega

Wolf Mountain Vineyards

Wolf lures a hip and trendy 30-something crowd to its gorgeous, 30-acre winery that frames epic sunsets over Springer Mountain from its tasting-room terrace. Top wines like its méthode champenoise 100% chardonnay...

Top ChoiceBurgers in Dahlonega

Spirits Tavern

This full bar dishes up surprisingly creative burgers made from Angus beef or free-range, hormone-free turkey and veggies, including gooey mac 'n' cheese, Greek and Cajun versions. With eight taps and a...

Craft Beer in Dahlonega

Gold City Growlers

Dahlonega's best craft-beer destination has 20 taps of mostly Georgia suds but there's a catch: city ordinances only allow growler fill-ups to go, or tastings, which run $6 for four 2oz pours.

Cafe in Dahlonega

Picnic Cafe & Dessertery

Owned by Dahlonega mayor Sam Norten and the absolute best spot around to mingle with town characters and university students engrossed in local gossip. Picnic does simple and quick biscuit sandwiches for...

Mediterranean in Dahlonega

Capers on the Square

This tasty little newcomer on the square leans casual Greek (lamb kabobs, moussaka, shrimp orzo) but each month, it takes on a different Mediterranean country for its specials, almost none of which are otherwise...

Toys in Dahlonega

Giggle Monkey Toys

If you are toting little ones, do not go in this store. Giggle Monkey's co-owner, Tammy Clower, is a Certified Play Expert and this dizzying wonderland is teeming with extremely well-curated, outside-the-norm...

Winery in Dahlonega

Frogtown Cellars

This beautiful winery has a killer deck where you can sip libations and nibble cheese. It bills itself as the most awarded American winery not in California, which we can't confirm, but the wine does go down a...

Live Music in Dahlonega

Crimson Moon Café

An organic coffeehouse offering great Southern comfort food (and brunch every day, mains $6.50 to $18) that doubles as an intimate live-music venue. Thursday night is open-mic night and old-time jam sessions take...

Chocolate in Dahlonega

Paul Thomas Chocolates

This Florida transplant chocolatier does over 80 types of handmade artisan chocolates. Think delicious sea-salt turtles, wasabi and jalapeño dark-chocolate bark, milk-chocolate S'mores and endless rows of truffles.

Wine Bar in Dahlonega

Naturally Georgia

If you're in need of some wine, head to this tasting room, which pours wines from around the state, from dry whites to robust, Portuguese-style reds.

Winery in Dahlonega

Three Sisters

A wonderfully unpretentious vineyard where Cheetos, overalls and bluegrass tunes – or fine cheese and great views – pair just fine with the wine.

Museum in Dahlonega

Dahlonega Courthouse Gold Museum

If you have a thing for coins, currency or financial history, pop into this museum. Dahlonega has gold-mining roots and the town prospered with each strike. In 1838 the federal government opened a mint in the...

Cajun in Dahlonega

Bourbon Street Grille

This intimate, Cajun-inspired eatery on the creaky, uneven 2nd floor of the historic Hill House dishes out jambalaya and gumbo and gets many of its wares shipped in from Louisiana purveyors (fresh Apalachicola...