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The Root Basement Bar

Welcome To The Neighborhood

Handcrafted seasonal cocktails, craft beer and impressive whiskey choices are not the only things to love about The Root. Step downstairs from The Pine or walk in through the basement door to enjoy a sublime small plate menu, pub games and big screen TVs. With plenty of room, you’re sure to find friends in this modern rustic Five Points bar.


Cauliflower Hot Wings

Honey Sriracha | Bleu Cheese Crumbles | Chive


Seasonal Lettuce Wraps

Cilantro Lime Slaw


Spring Blossom

Belle Isle Grapefruit | Lemon Juice
Lavender Hibiscus Syrup | Rose Water




Small Plates

Tues-Sun 3pm-10pm

Cauliflower Hot Wings

Honey Sriracha. Bleu Cheese Crumbles. – 3.5

Pickled Veggie Plate

House Pickled Veggies. House Crackers. Feta - 4

Boiled Peanuts - 2

Salmon Lettuce Wraps

Poached Salmon. Blueberry & Thyme Slaw – 6

Handcrafted Cocktails

Mango Jalapeño Mule

Wheatley Vodka. Mango Nectar. Lime Juice. Jalapeño. Blenheim’s Spicy Gingerale - 7.5

Spring Blossom

Belle Isle Grapefruit. Lemon Juice. Lavender Hibiscus Syrup. Rose Water - 7.5

Citrus & Cider Sout

Buffalo Trace Bourbon. Grapefruit Juice. Apple Cider. Orange Bitters - 7.5

Hemingway Colada

El Dorado 5yr Rum. Guava Nectar. Lime Juice. Coconut Simple Syrup. Bitters - 7.5

Basil Peach Spritz

Belle Isle Honey Habanero. Peach Nectar. Lemon Juice. Fresh Basil - 7.5

Happy Hour

Daily 4:00 – 6:00 & 10:00 – Midnight


Terrapin Recreation Ale

$1 Off

Draft Beer, Signature Cocktails, Wine


Four Roses, Jameson, Fernet, Jager, Belle Isle

Weekly Happenings

Happy Hour Daily 4-6pm & 10-12am


Service Industry Night

$1, $2 or $3 specials


Classic Comfort Food

$10 includes your choice of 2 sides


Ladies’ Night

Happy Hour All Day

The Root Basement Bar
The Root Basement Bar Whisky Selection
Cozy Booth In The Root Basement Bar
Corner Table In The Root Basement Bar

The Root Hours

3:00pm – 12:00am

3:00pm – 1:00am


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Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!



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Below The Pine, in Five Points
1235 S Milledge, Athens, GA

SP2 Hospitality
11th Pin
The Pub on Main
The Pine