There is as much history in the bars of Athens, Ohio as there is in any dorm, classroom or student center. For every memory made over coffee in the old or new Front Room, hundreds more were made on bar stools and in booths at various local watering holes. For every lesson taught in a classroom, many more were taught on the sidewalks of Court Street just after last call-- sometimes by the professors themselves! And for every connection that began on the brick streets...well, it's safe to say that many of those were fostered just as much over a brewske than any amount of school pride.

Whether a weathered veteran of the Court Street shuffle or a new transplant to the Appalachian college town, the bars of Athens, Ohio are just as much a part of the quaint college town experience as Convocation and Graduation!



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athens ohio bars Athens, Ohio Bars is working to identify all of Athens' defunct bars. If you have a name to share, send us an email and we'll add it to the list. Thus far, we have relied on the memories of Ohio University alumni and resources available in OU's Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections to compile our list.