Biergarten? Das’s gut.

Plants? Got em. Custom-Made High-Tops? Plenty.

Some of the best beer in Athens? Not a doubt.

We have always loved our beers, our food has never fallen short of greatness, and the company around the brewery is unmatched. But still, we felt like there was something missing. Something that tied amazing beer, delicious food, and wonderful people together. A place that transports you from our little-big city of Athens, and puts you in an alternate space – meant only for deep breathes and big gulps.

We started with the plants. We had Akademia agents going around local nurseries to find the prettiest and most lush plantlife to surrounded our new beer haven. Flowers, foliage, small plants, big plants, palm trees, some yard-weeds we thought looked pretty (who decides what is a weed or a flower anyways?!), and whatever else looked nice.

The next question was presentation. How do we show off these beautiful green friends in a way that is unique to us? Then we remembered what we do best – brew cool beer. Our head brewer and co-founder, Morgan, gave us the greenlight to use the bourbon barrels from our latest batch of barrel aged stouts to cut open and turn into planters. Realizing we still had droves of these bourbon-scented-beuties, we sent the rest off to become custom hightops!

Now, the front of the brewery is framed by a beautiful scene – plants, palm trees, and happy faces to enjoy the freshly completed Akademia Biergarten.

Keep your eyes open for events and live music to be held in the Akademia Biergarten, as well as things going on in the Event Space, Dining Room, and the Akademia Lounge.


Welcome, Night Owls, to Akademia Brewing Company.

Our full-service restaurant and brewery — a brewpub — launched in the Classic City of Athens, Georgia, in October 2017, to give craft beer fans a place to eat, drink and call home. We are dedicated to the mission of crafting distinct and consistent ales with unique twists that provide balanced and enjoyable flavor profiles and tantalize your taste buds. And because no beer is complete without a side of food, at Akademia, you can rest assured that you’ll leave with a belly full of pub fare inspired by seasonal ingredients.

Beer at Akademia is something yet to be explored in Athens. We have a core set of brews that will be on tap year-round, beers that come out to play at night and more for special occasions. Our hope is that we give you something new to try — an extra special bitter, perhaps, or rum barrel-aged stout — in addition to beer styles you know and love, like the IPA, the gose and kolsch. Thanks to an upgrade in Georgia’s beer laws, you can even take your favorites home with you after supper.

The menu is home to food from and inspired by countries known for their beer, plus a good dash of Greek cuisine to pay homage to the cities that gave Athens its nickname and us ours. We specialize in bringing you not only delicious food that pairs well with beer, but delicious food made with our beer. Whether it’s our ale sauces, beer-braised pork chop or beeramisu made with chocolate stout, we aim to craft an experience you’ll want to come back for every day.