Must-see nightlife in North Georgia

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    Creature Comforts Brewing Co

    Athens' best craft beer emerges from 33 taps at this cutting-edge, dog-friendly former tire shop which excels at staples – Indian Pale Ales (IPAs), amber…

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    Grumpy Old Men

    With cornhole courts, outdoor picnic seating and a DIY ethos, this excellent hop headquarters is a quintessential Southern-brewing good time. There are 18…

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    Trapeze Pub

    Downtown's best craft-beer bar installed itself well before the suds revolution. You'll find dozens of taps spanning regional, national and international…

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    Old Pal

    This is Normaltown's thinking-person's bar, devoted to seasonal craft cocktails ($9) and a thoughtfully curated bourbon list. It's a beautiful, dark space…

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    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…

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    Catch 22

    The atmosphere is decidedly small-town strip mall, but this is Helen's beer refuge, with 36 taps of regional and national craft beer and a gaggle of…

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    Normal Bar

    This lovable dark storefront bar is not very student-like but still very much Athens. The beer goes from cheap Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) to sophisticated…

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    Hi-Lo Lounge

    This chilled-out Normaltown bar and grill has an atmosphere that's somewhere between a dive, a grill and a cool party your friends never told you about…

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    White Birch Provisions

    This adorable cafe and gourmet shop serves Clayton's best espresso, and it's a cute and quaint hang space as well. In addition to coffee, you'll find…

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    Clark's on Main

    Technically a sports bar and grill (with highly recommended bar food), but with a long bar facing 40 taps of regional and national craft and commercial…

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    Manhattan Bar

    This busy little bar is a good spot to soak up some Athens counterculture, find a strong drink and, during winter, sip on some spiked hot chocolate …

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    World Famous

    This bustling spot serves commendable craft cocktails in mason jars amid retro French farmhouse decor. Also hosts intimate comedy and live-music events.

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    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.

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    This fantastic coffeehouse pulls triple duty as a great bar and live-music venue. Pick your poison.

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    Cabin Coffee

    This Iowa-based coffee chain is a caffeine godsend in Blairsville, serving up a long list of single-origin coffees from Latin America, Africa and…

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    Chester Brunnenmeyer's Bar & Grill

    This is one of the town's most popular bars, mainly for its long and social 30-stool bar facing 18 taps of mainly local and regional craft beer. It also…

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    If you can't get a ticket to a football game, make your way to this popular sports bar with gargantuan flat-screen TVs. Before the game it's buzzing, and…