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40 Watt Club

285 W. Washington St.
Athens, GA, 30601, United States
TEL: (706) 549-7871

One of the most acclaimed indie rock venues in the South, the 40 Watt Club hosts a wide variety of established and emerging bands in an intimate, informal setting. With a history dating back to 1978, the club helped launch the career of Athens-based performers like R.E.M., Pylon, the Indigo Girls, and Of Montreal. Despite its emphasis on local music, the venue also brings in international acts, including past performers Motörhead, Keane, and M.I.A. The club contains a handful of couches and chairs, although it’s usually standing room only during concerts. Two bars flank the stage and serve inexpensive libations.

Insider Tip:

For pre-show dining, head down the street to Trappeze Pub and order the signature burger with sweet potato fries and a pint of local craft beer.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Local Favorite
  • Live Music
  • Parking Available
  • Sunday - Closed

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