If you’re not from the South, than you may not know of Athens, GA. The small college town has a lot more to offer than a huge university and frat dogs. There’s actually a really rad art scene and lots of movers and shakers. Tons of bands you listen to are from there as well like R.E.M to name a huge one, B52s, Drive By Truckers and Widespread Panic + a boat load more!
After buying tickets to see Wolf Alice at the Georgia Theater, I reached out to friends for recommendations on what to see and do while there. Alyssa of Arrowhawk Records, gave me some really great shopping spots to check out like Community, Atomic Vintage, Wuxtry Records and Indie South. She also included a whole list of restaurants, imbibes etc but is working on a comprehensive list for a blog post so I’ll let her release all that goodness ;)
We didn’t have a crazy amount of time before wanting to grab dinner and heading to the show but we managed to fit in Indie South, Atomic and American Threads. Then went into World Famous bar, Little Kings and Sea Bear for dinner. Quite the day! The best spot for everything I love in life was definitely Indie South. Sarah, the owner, knows how to curate. Just look for yourself at all the goodness!
I mean, you had me at ‘plants’ …
What I took home!
Within just a few minutes of browsing I was spotting many favorites of mine like Atlanta babes Native Bear and Honeycomb Studios.
Thanks Athens friends for the recommendation!