Athens Brewing Co. is a craft brewery in the heart of downtown Athens. The Pierce family owns and operates the brewery, which is located in a historic brick building in the main square. The same family also owns Tara Vineyard & Winery, the oldest winery in Henderson County, and Tara Inn, an authentic circa 1880s house consisting of four large guestrooms overlooking the family’s vineyards.
The brewery has usually about ten quality beers on tap, with new ones constantly being introduced. They bring back old favorites, too. The menu receives very positive reviews on review sites as well. “Blue cheeseburger was awesome… but the lava fries were by far our favorite!” There's live music on most Fridays and Saturdays, and there's a spacious patio where one can hang out during good weather. They’re kid- and dog-friendly, too.