Uptown Athens


Welcome to a Half-Mile of Sheer Spontaneity

A trip to Uptown Athens is always filled with the unexpected. Sometimes it’s as simple as running into friends, finding a one-of-a-kind treasure, or sampling something new on a menu.

Other times, you might be caught up in a giant puppet parade, an impromptu concert by a street musician, or salsa dancing in a local restaurant.

Where to Eat

Uptown Athens is home base for many of the county’s independently-owned restaurants, most of which serve fresh, local foods and are partners of our super-local food program, the 30 Mile Meal.
Taste the flavors of Athens.





Uptown Shopping feat Cycle Path

Cycle Path bike shop

Where to Shop

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.
Add some Athens to your life.






Jazz Night at Tony’s Tavern

Where to Grab a Drink

THE place for cocktails, brews, live music and dancing, Athens County has earned its spot as a top brew city. Nationally-recognized events, such as Ohio Brew Week, have put Athens’ growing number of beer, wine and spirits makers on the map.
Meet your new favorite watering hole.






Mountain biking at Sells Park

Where to Play

Get lost in the beauty, adventure and thrill of Athens. Hit the trails by horse, bike, ATV or simply your own two feet. Shaded hiking trails, clear lakes and multi-colored flowers mean Athens is beautiful all summer long.
Find your favorite escape.