“South Kitchen + Bar, a Southern-accented but non-cheesy 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 dinner during the following hours:

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Dinner)
3:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Bar)

5:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Dinner)
3:00 PM – 1:00 AM (Bar)

HAPPY HOUR: Monday-Saturday 3:00-7:00

Closed Sunday (Brunch coming soon: every Sunday, starting Feb 1, 11am-3pm).

Call us at 706.395.6125


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 a new casual dining experience that is exciting, unique and affordable. Chef Chris Benson’s flavor-obsessed menu combines his training in traditional cuisine with his passion for Southern cooking. We think you will be both pleased and surprised with dishes from the deviled egg trio consisting of masala curry, cayenne blue cheese or pimento to our grilled rosemary pork belly with truffled mac + cheese to our unique presentation of shrimp and grits.

Our sophisticated and approachable drink menu reflects our Trappeze and Highwire roots that are sure to please.

Please join us for gracious hospitality in a relaxed setting of casual elegance.