Downtown Augusta

Popular attractions, restaurants & nightlife in Downtown Augusta

Downtown Augusta is home to many of Augusta’s most popular attractions, locally owned restaurants and nightlife. Affordable public parking and walkability make exploring downtown easy.

First Fridays are a monthly celebration of Augusta’s fun and funky spirit with live music and performances, exhibition openings and more throughout downtown. From March through November, the Augusta Market brings local and regional tastemakers and artisans of all kinds to the 8th Street entrance to the Riverwalk.

The Augusta Visitor Center is also located downtown. Stop by and say hello – we’d be happy to help you plan your time here or send you home with a little piece of our city. Read through our New Augustan Magazine or sign up for our e-newsletter to keep up to date on all that's going on in Augusta, Georgia!

Popular Attractions

Visit the region's home for history.  Featured are a number of permanent exhibitions, including the award-winning Augusta's Story - a 12,000-year journey through local history; a restored 1917 steam locomotive, special exhibits: "The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown," "Celebrating a Grand Tradition, the Sport of Golf," and five life-size statues of golf's greatest players and much, much more.

The Augusta Riverwalk features a children’s playground and various gardens. Two museums are located off the walkway along with the Jessye Norman Amphitheater and several restaurants. Great for families out for some fresh air along the Savannah River.

United States President Woodrow Wilson lived here from 1860-1870, the longest period spent in one residence, while his father served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Tours on the hour. Groups of 10 or more, please call ahead.

Groucho's® Deli is your neighborhood deli serving signature sandwiches that you can't get anywhere else. We serve lunch and dinner that is fast, fresh, and original! Try our popular Dipper™ sandwiches for a culinary experience like no other. Our STP Dipper, for example, is piled with with our special blend of roast beef, turkey, Swiss cheese melt and bacon crumbs on a fat sub roll with your choice of amazing dipping sauces. With so many sandwiches, salads, melts, and more - you're sure to find something for everyone. Our quick table side service and friendly atmosphere is inviting for the entire family. We pride ourselves on serving delicious food in a fast and friendly environment. Stop by and experience Groucho's ® Deli today!

The Morris Museum holds a permanent collection of thousands of works of art, dating from the early nineteenth century to the present. It also presents special exhibitions and a rich variety of public programs, celebrating the culture of the South. From the second-floor galleries and lobby to our first-floor auditorium, the Morris Museum of Art provides a stunning setting for your meeting or event. Amenities include AV, a full-kitchen, catering options, and much, more. 

Designed as a contemporary venue for a wide variety of exhibitions both during the Westobou Festival and throughout the year, the Westobou Gallery offers curated exhibitions by national, regional and local artists with a focus on emerging and mid-career contemporary and experimental artists. The gallery is free and open to the public.

 

Popular Restaurants

We make all food here in our tiny kitchen using local, seasonal, & sustainable ingredients as much as possible. Our tofu is organic & Georgia made. Our chicken is all natural & humane. We only use sustainable, regional seafood. We are passionate about what we do & we mean it. From recycling to supporting our local farmers & community, we strive everyday to do our best. Thank you for joining us.

Artisan roasted coffees blended in-house and served up with locally baked goods. Named one of America's 15 Best Indie Coffee Shops by Fodor's Travel.

Augusta's favorite home cooking restaurant in historic downtown.

"Really good burgers. High-quality ingredients. Friendly and accommodating staff. Clean, well-decorated restaurant. I've been here three times and ordered three different burgers (Haus burger, B&B Burger, Wild Turkey) and they were all very good. I also had a bite of my wife's andouille sausage dog and it was very tasty. The first time I tried the fries I thought they were average but the last time I had them they were seasoned with cracked pepper and were much better. They also have milkshakes, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. I have not had one of their alcoholic shakes yet but the Oreo shake was incredible." - Yelp

Mellow Mushroom is proud to serve Augusta with delicious pizza, hoagies, calzones and salads. Providing quality food since 1974, we use fresh ingredients on all our menu items. Mellow Mushroom is more than just a pizza restaurant; it is where Augusta pizza lovers and beer lovers gather. Our menu and locations are as eclectic as our fans. Join the beer club, shop our Mellow shirts and see the unique artwork in each of our locations. The search for the best pizza in Augusta is over.

Burritos headline this funky storefront eatery also serving nachos, tacos & festive margaritas.

Since 1995 New Moon Cafe has been flying the flag of authentic cool in Augusta's River Region by roasting the best socially conscious coffees and serving creative comfort food in a super casual setting.

Noble Jones brings the culinary vision of chef J.D. Wier to the awesome, outdoor-friendly location of the old Cotton Patch, a former downtown staple. Right off The Commons, Nojo (as it is already affectionately called) will bring together the influences of the chef's career, which span from roadside dives to high-end Charleston eateries to private clubs from here to Texas. And there will be drinks. Good ones. See you!

Sushi, tapas and burgers in a casual and fun downtown restaurant with outdoor space.

Laid-back bar & grill offering Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese & Thai dishes, plus a full bar.

The Pizza Joint was established in 1996 in Augusta, GA. From our humble beginnings we believed that quality is the key to insuring our guests return satisfied. It is that very principle why we feel it is imperative to make our food fresh to order. The Pizza Joint uses the freshest ingredients, we hand slice our vegetables and our dough is made fresh from scratch every day. We mix our pizza sauce and marinara daily. The Pizza Joint specializes in pizzas, strombolis, calzones, oven baked sandwiches cooked on a traditional brick oven. We also offer a variety of salads and appetizers. We have a unique atmosphere built out with eclectic design that creates a warm and inviting environment. Each location has a full bar with nightly specials. It was always our objective to provide an atmosphere that would bring friends and families together by creating an exceptional experience and a positive impact on the community.

We strive for excellence in every cup, from the bean to the final sip. It is not just about an extraordinary cup of coffee, it's about an experience. At Ubora, our goals to bring people together and create long lasting relationships.

 

Popular Music & Nightlife

We are a cocktail bar and eatery politely tucked away on Broad Street in downtown Augusta, Georgia. Featuring hand-crafted cocktails, an elegant wine selection, and gourmet small plates. A fusion of old wood with metal modern mix, low lights bouncing off art deco and leather. Welcome to Craft & Vine, the latest addition to the Frog Hollow Hospitality Group.

Grab a cold one and a seat at StillWater Taproom in beautiful Downtown Augusta, Georgia. Located at 974 Broad St, StillWater is the place to go for fresh draft beer and fine brown liquor. Don’t let the low key nature fool you; when the sun goes down, the fun is just starting. The stage located near the entrance (dubbed locally as "The Little Stage That Could" hosts the finest musicians around, from Rock and Roll to Jazz and the Blues. The Kenny George Band, Celia Gary, Delta Cane and Bushfire Stankgrass have all rocked the regulars at StillWater over the years. With many more years to come, it is inevitable that the flow of cold drinks and good music will keep on coming.

Located in historic downtown Augusta, GA – Hive Growler Bar is a 78 tap room & full service restaurant with growlers to go. Our taps include 7 wines, 5 house craft cocktails, 1 sake, 4 sodas, kombucha, in-house cold press coffee, & 59 brews (including 2 beer engines). See our tap menu for a live updating list. Drink and dine with us and leave with your favorite beer or wine in a Hive growler to go…Prost!

Buzzing, enduring nightspot with funky decor featuring themed DJ dance nights & a full bar.

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