Trappeze Pub

269 W. Washington St, Athens, GA, 30601, United States
Latitude: 33.95849, Longitude: -83.37989


  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.33 | Food: 4.00
out of 100
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Menotomy (148)
Sunday 28th of December 2008 01:03:34 AM
Placed in the heart of Athens near all the shops and city hall. The interior is somewhat old timey, with wood architecture all around. There are different rooms for seating. The bar area is somewhat roomy, not sure how many stools were there. Parking outside is metered. Depending on where you park there are time limits. Right outside the pub is two hour maximum parking.

I can't recall exactly how many beers are on tap. The taps are listed with descriptions in a small booklet, so there are enough to fill a few page. There are also a few chalkboards that list what's available. There is a cask selection as well. The prices seemed very low to me, however this may be because I'm used to prices in D.C.

The food seemed decent, nothing spectacular, but it wasn't bad either. I'd say it's a step above bar food, but well below anything you would get at a restaurant.

A great place to go for beer after shopping downtown. There are plenty of taps and good food, so you can't go wrong. Recommended.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.0

BahHumBrew (555)
Monday 14th of April 2008 12:13:26 AM
I agree, Trappeze has a great selection of domestic and imported craft brews. There is an L-shaped bar with some additional booth and table seating. Their chalkboard lists 30 taps and must be a bear to maintain. I enjoyed a Dogfish Head 60 Min. IPA and a Victory Storm King on cask. They now serve food and the menu has some unique items as well as typical pub food. We were early and managed to park on the street but I imagine parking could be a problem.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A

beerist (26)
Wednesday 26th of December 2007 03:59:17 PM
This is a REALLY nice place. They haven't been open a week yet. They currently have about 25 different beers on draft and at least 150 or so in the bottle. At launch they had Allagash Curieux and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy with Cherries - both very rare finds in GA. They have a really good variety of beers from the basic Terrapin Rye PA (for $3) to higher-end Belgians (ending around $9, I think). They serve everything in proper glassware. Even beers like Spaten Bock are served in the proper Spaten Bock glass and not just in a pint. The other thing of note here is that this is a no-crap-on-tap establishment. Leon Farmer (the local A-B distributor) doesn't sell them a thing. As the owner said, "there are 50 something other bars here where you can get that stuff." The bottle selection is really nice with a bunch of older JW Lees beers and stuff you don't find everywhere (Fantome Hiver, etc). Also the beer menu (which looks like it will be updated monthly) is 14 pages long and contains a bunch of tasting notes!

The owners are super-nice guys and are really passionate about beer. There's a lot of attention to detail here as well. They have a really good glass washer and they even have a little Delirium Tremens tap-washer-thing that they use to give the glasses a quick blast of high-pressure water before they pour.

The atmosphere is nice, but is a little loud. It's not as relaxed as Aromas, for sure. Saturday night it was nearly as loud and crowded as the Brick Store is on weekend nights. The service still stayed really good though.

They don't currently have any food, but they do have space for a kitchen and plan to get it open ASAP (hopefully around January they said). They decided to launch without it, just to get things rolling. I'll update this once the food comes.

They are currently tapping casks nearly once a week (gravity poured) and are in the process of installing handpumps in an effort to have a cask on nearly all the time. I honestly don't know about wifi here. I know for sure the place next door has free wifi, but I'm not sure about here. As always, there's no smoking indoors in Athens, but they do have a little outdoor covered patio area where the smokers can congregate. Also, the website is not up yet, but will be soon, so don't report that the link's wrong.

In short, if you're in Athens, this is THE spot not to miss. I'll be interested to see if they can keep it up. If the owner's enthusiasm is any indicator, they will. I just hope Athens can support it. I think we can.

Is that long-winded enough?
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A
Tap List - 04/08
Tap List - 04/08
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Some taps and chalkboard
Some taps and chalkboard
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Trappeze entry
Trappeze entry
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