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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


Pulled Pork Sliders

Slow Braised Pork, Cheddar, Strawberry Habenero Jam


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

Thai Spiced Shrimp Crackers

Rice Crisps, Thai Curry Shrimp, Carrot Red Pepper Slaw - 12

Boiled Peanuts - 2

Pulled Pork Sliders

Slow Braised Pork, Cheddar, Strawberry Habenero Jam – 8

Handcrafted Cocktails

Mulled Pear Mule

Wheatley Vodka, Mulled Pear Juice, Lime Juice, Blenheim's Spicy Gingerale - 7.5

The Sarah

Farmer's Botanical Gin, Lavender and Coriander Simple Syrup, Grapefruit Juice, Kenwood Brut - 7.5

Peach Cobbler Mule

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Peach Nectar, Cinnamon Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Blenheim's Spicy Ginger Ale - 7.5

Fall Daiquiri

Diamond Reserve Spiced Rum, Tattersol Bitter Orange, Brown Sugar Simple Syrup, Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice - 7.5

Chai and Mighty

Corazon Blanco Tequila, Pomegranate Juice, Chai Spiced Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice - 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


Belle Isle Lemon Drop Shots

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