“South Kitchen + Bar, a Southern-accented restaurant with plenty of muscle in its flavors

Flagpole Magazine

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Hours & Location

Visit us at 247 E Washington St in Downtown Athens, GA. We are currently open for the following hours:

HAPPY HOUR (1/2 priced specialty cocktails)
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Monday-Sunday

4:00 PM – 10:00 PM Monday-Thursday & Sunday
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM Friday + Saturday

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Saturday + Sunday


Now Also Serving SATURDAY BRUNCH 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM!!


Athens Reader's Choice Award 2014

“Best New Restaurant”

South Kitchen + Bar was awarded as Athens

Banner Herald’s Reader’s Choice best new

restaurant of 2014.


South Kitchen + Bar is an affordable casual dining experience that is best described as fresh, creative and contemporary. Chef Chris Benson’s flavor-obsessed menu combines his traditional culinary training with a passion for Southern cooking. It’s a perfect blend of comfort and cuisine with dishes varying from a muenster grilled cheese; to a deviled egg trio of masala curry, cayenne blue cheese and pimento-bacon; to our grilled rosemary pork belly with truffled mac + cheese and fried pickled okra. Our sophisticated but approachable drink menu reflects a kinship with sister restaurants Trappeze Pub and Highwire Lounge but maintains a unique Southern charm that we can call our own.

We’d like to invite you to join us for Dinner!