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It’s the hap-happiest time of the year! That’s right, Athens Halloween: an excuse to wear outlandish costumes, or wear practically nothing, and start drinking at noon. Admittedly, it’s probably not the most responsible holiday, but at least nobody has lit couches on fire for the last couple of years.

Athens Halloween and beer go together hand in hand. I could admonish you to drink responsibly, but there’s about as much chance of that happening as me reading “Pride and Prejudice” without the zombies. Instead, I’m going to admonish you to be responsible in your choice of drink. And I’m going to go one step further and give you a map of where to find better beer this Halloween weekend.

Novel idea, but I can't advocate their choice of beer.

Don't let all that beer go to your head.

While Halloween might be an excuse for binge drinking, that doesn’t mean you have to stick with any of the Nati family or Coor’s Light (the mountains turning blue means it’s too cold to taste how bad it is). There are options for finding better beer while you are on or around Court Street. Places like Jackie O’s and Casa Nueva will fill up growlers of any beer on tap, which are great to take home and enjoy before going out. But if you are already out and about and looking for some libations, this map will help you find the best beer for your buck.

Red markers indicate vendors who sell poor-quality beer (the aforementioned blue mountain varieties), or just have a very limited selection. Yellow stores sell some good micro brews, but don’t have a great selection. Green stores are your beer Meccas: they not only stock craft beers, but they stock tons of them. Remember, just because the people with the skull bong are drinking PBR, doesn’t mean you have to.

(Hint: look out for Lucky Dog, it’s hidden down Union Street.)

Don’t forget to help me name my beer for a chance to win a free six pack.


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