Location: 4 West State St., Uptown Athens
Casa Nueva is an innovative, worker-owned cooperative, dedicated to strengthening the environmental, economic and social well being of the community by promoting wholesome products, democratic participation, and responsible business practices. In addition to their dining room, they offer:
The Bodega is an extension of the Casa Nueva restaurant and Cantina and is a “quick” daytime deli kitchen and a nighttime appetizer kitchen. During the day you can sit in the Cantina or restaurant and enjoy the soup of the day, salad, sandwiches, wraps, and desserts. In the evening while you wait to enter the restaurant or just want a quick meal, you can order an appetizer.
The Casa Cantina is a full service bar with a D-6 liquor license. It acts as a waiting area for restaurant seating as well as a community center and live music nightclub. The Cantina offers appetizers during dining hours as well as a Bodega style menu during non-restaurant hours. Drink specials are offered daily, earning a “best of” Athens award for best “happy hour.”
The Cantina’s beer selection is one of the most diverse in Athens. Beer taps adhere strictly to a “buy local” strategy, with multiple draft selections from all over Ohio, including the Columbus Brewing Company and Elevator Brewing Company. Over 70 bottled beer selections and multiple original recipe infused vodkas offer something for everyone. The drink menu changes seasonally with the restaurant menu, to offer new and exciting mixed drinks to fit the season. Bar and mixology staff create these concoctions, often featuring their infused vodkas as well as other popular favorites.