Uptown Athens

From Vintage to Chic, You’ll Find it Here!

Directly north of Ohio University’s College Green, Uptown Athens is the place for students to mix, meet, eat and shop. As a result, Court and its side streets in Uptown Athens are decked with funky shops offering everything from the extraordinarily unique to the timeless basics.

Parking:

Court Street is one-way (South to North). During the school year parking spots can be hard to come by. The Athens City Parking Garage is centrally located: from Court Street, turn right onto Washington. The garage is on the right.

Cornwell Jewelers

Cornwell Jewelers is the oldest family-owned business in Athens. Members of the Cornwell family have been helping people select diamonds for over 180 years.

The Historic College Green at Ohio University

Just visiting Ohio University? Whether you’re in for a quick stop or a longer stay you’ll find plenty to see and do on the historic campus known by any who’ve walked its hallowed grounds as one of the most beautiful universities in the nation.

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Toledo

Photograph by Joel Hawksley | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics Your play-by-play for an entire weekend’s worth of fun in Athens Tuesday, November 7 Explore Uptown Athens for a great meal and drinks, as well as an assortment of shops. Head to the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway for an evening stroll along the river. Wednesday, November 8 View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Miami (Ohio)

Photograph by Calvin Mattheis | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics Your play-by-play for three full days of fun in Athens Monday, October 30 Stretch your legs with a hike at Stroud’s Run State Park. Experience global cuisine in Athens with dinner at Restaurant Salaam. Take in a movie at the historic Athena Cinema. Tuesday, October 31 Score a quick breakfast View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Kent State

Photograph by Joel Hawksley | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics Your play-by-play for three full days of fun in Athens Friday, October 20 Sample Ohio-made wines at Shade Winery or Pleasant Hill Vineyards. Enjoy a locally-sourced meal at Lui Lui Restaurant. Take in a movie at the historic Athena Cinema. Saturday, October 21 Savor a late breakfast or lunch at the Village Bakery and Cafe. View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Central Michigan

Photograph by Calvin Mattheis | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics Your play-by-play for an entire weekend’s worth of fun in Athens Friday, October 6 Need to see more leaves?  Ride the Fall Foliage Train on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in Nelsonville, just a few minutes north of Athens. Head to Uptown Athens and join The Plains Lions View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Kansas

Photograph by Daniel Kubus | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics Your play-by-play for an entire weekend’s worth of fun in Athens Friday, September 15 If you’re here for Ohio University Parents Weekend, then check their schedule for the evening activities! Sample some mobile cuisine at some of our favorite food truck stops. or make an evening at a local brewery, winery View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Akron

Your play-by-play for three full days of fun in Athens Monday, November 21 Stretch your legs with a hike at Stroud’s Run State Park. Experience global cuisine in Athens with dinner at Restaurant Salaam. Take in a movie at the historic Athena Cinema. Tuesday, November 22 Score a quick breakfast or lunch and coffee at FullBrooks Cafe in Nelsonville. View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Buffalo

Your play-by-play for three full days of fun in Athens Wednesday, November 2 Sample Ohio-made wines at Shade Winery or Pleasant Hill Vineyards. Enjoy a locally-sourced meal at Lui Lui Restaurant. Take in a movie at the historic Athena Cinema. Thursday, November 3 Savor a late breakfast or lunch at the Village Bakery and Cafe. Explore the shops of View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Hampton

Your play-by-play for an entire weekend’s worth of fun in Athens Friday, September 1 Head to the Dairy Barn Arts Center for the 20th biennial Quilt National Exhibition, an exhibit intended to demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting. Saturday, September 2 Have breakfast at the Athens Farmer’s Market. Head to Peden Stadium for View

Athens County Libations Trail

Athenians love locally-made beer, wine and spirits. The Athens Libations trail connects 3 craft breweries, 3 wineries, a cider house and a distillery. Taste the flavors of Athens County and have some fun while doing it. Breweries Jackie O’s Taproom & Production Brewery | 25 Campbell Street, Athens Equipped with 16 taps for you to enjoy View

Bluetique

Bluetique Bluetique originated in Lexington, KY in 2011 and they have been expanding ever since. Their Athens location opened in August of 2015 at 19 W State Street. They specialize in women’s clothing and accessories. Location: 19 W State St. (next to O’Betteys) Phone Number: (740) 447-9330

West Side Brewers

Don’t let all those delicious beers intimidate you, we’ve grouped the different pubs and their showcased breweries into regions around Athens. If you’re walking through the West end of town, we’ve gathered up the closest pubs and breweries to make your check list that much easier to accomplish.

Blue Eagle Music

Blue Eagle Music has been serving the southeastern Ohio region from the same Athens location since 1971.

Beads & Things

Beads & Things has offered a space for people to explore their creativity since 1990.

Keith Chapman Jeweler

Looking for a one-of-a-kind piece? He’ll design and then create an individual piece that is all your own.

Passion Works Studio

Images from the fine art have been translated into a highly marketable line of jewelry, metal sculpture, “Passion Flowers,” greeting cards and sublimated tile items.

…and Beer

The newest craft beer store occupying Court Street. Try to make it in to search the wide variety of beers and spirits.

Artifacts Gallery

They specialize in women’s dresses and tops, men’s and kids’ tees, and a great assortment of fun gifts.

BananaRoad

BananaRoad is privileged to have a great customer base and an amazing inventory of posters and T-shirts.

College Book Store

Stop in for OU apparel, school and art supplies, text books, and more.

Cycle Path Bicyles

Athens is a great place to ride and Cycle Path Bike Shop is a great place to get the information you need to make your cycling trip in Athens the best.

Figleaf

Since 1995 Figleaf Athens has been dedicated to bringing you the latest trends in young women’s clothing and accessories at an affordable price!

Follett’s University Bookstore

Stop by Follett’s for everything Ohio University you could possibly need. From a wide range of books for classes to apparel and gift ideas, Follett’s has what you need.

Haffa’s Records

Haffa’s Records buys, sells, and trades new and used CDs, vinyl, DVDs, posters, and T-shirts.

Import House

The Import House carries shoes for waking, dancing, hiking or just happy feet, tapestries, beautiful, unique jewelry and stylish clothes also awaits.

Little Professor Book Center

Little Professor Book Center offers a complete selection of hardcover and paperback books, as well as a complete selection of periodicals and newspapers.

Mountain Laurel Gifts

Whether you are looking for a souvenir, shopping for a loved one, or just shopping for yourself, their staff can help you find whatever you need.

Random House

If you love antiques, you’ll love Random House!

The House by College Book Store

The House is the first and only self-contained, collegiate Under Armour store in the nation.

Located near the corner of Court and Union and the OU campus gateway, The House is just across the street from College Book Store, and next door to Cross Court Cards & Gifts.

The Other Place

Whether you’re looking for a new Vera Bradley bag or a cute outfit for date night, The Other Place has it!

UniversiTees

A great store for you to pick-up all your Bobcat needs.

Uptown Dog T-shirts

Shop their wide selection of Athens, Ohio University and Halloween merchandise. Custom screen printing and embroidery also available.

Wizard’s Guild

Specializing in supplying comic books of all sorts, magic-playing cards, as well as miniature action figurines and an assortment of board games.