We were looking for a small eclectic “collegey” hangout to get a cold one between softball games when we came upon the Locos Grill and Pub in Athens near the University of Georgia. The pub started here in Athens when a couple of college kids decided to open a store/deli that later became a pub/grill and is now franchised in several other locations.
The menu is mostly pub fair and the bar has a good assortment of tap beer with daily specials during happy hour. We sat down and ordered a couple of pints and found ourselves in an older than expected crowd considering it was near the UGA campus. The wait staff were friendly and attentive and after our second pint we decided it was worthy enough of being designated a Road Treat. We ordered some extra hot wings and they were pretty darned good but definitely not extra hot by Texas standards but still tasty nonetheless.
An interesting area out back is complete with an old Georgia bulldawg scoreboard that is surrounded by benches and tables and as the sign attests is available for rent as a rather nice setting for a post tailgate party.
If you are in the area it is a nice relaxing place to hit happy hour and though we didn’t try any food the menu had a diverse array of pub fare.