Herschel's Famous 34 Pub & Grill

Herschel's Famous 34 Pub & Grill
On Friday February 1st the Georgia Bulldawgs' most celebrated alum graced the downtown Athens community with the grand opening of a remarkable new eatery. Heisman winner and college football hall-of-famer Herschel Walker generated a huge amount of buzz on the college campus when word started to spread that he would be opening a pub right in the heart of bulldawg nation.

Herschel's Famous 34 Pub and Grill is a fabulous new restaurant to add to your "restaurants to try" list. The menu celebrates the famous number 34 by offering 34 different variations of brews and 34 delcious flavor options for wings. Among the wings and beer are a number of different American cuisine favorites such as grilled cheese sandwiches, seafood, burgers, steak and much more.

This spot brings on an incredibly charming spin to the average sports bar with classic childhood and college-aged photos of Herschel Walker plastered on the walls and booths. The ambiance is completely modern; it is fully equipped with plush red leather seats and bar stools, flat screen televisions, and even tablets accompanying each table. The tablets are loaded with footage of Mr. Walker in his prime in highlight reels, personal messages from the football legend, as well as a "feedback" tab with a comment box for visitors to lend suggestions.

My girlfriends and I recently visited; we tried a few different wing variations and selected what we thought would be the most popular meals. After about 45 minutes of drooling over the extensive options on the menu, we narrowed our choices, ordered, and sampled each other's meals. If you find yourself in an equally indecisive predicament, go for the gold! We unanimously found the "Oh you Herschel" grilled cheese to be the most interesting and tasty entree and dubbed the bourbon barbecue flavored wings as our favorite flavor.

If you haven't tried this place yet, I highly recommend it. It is a great place to kick back, watch SportsCenter, and pig out with your friends. While you're there, conduct the same experiment that we did and find your own menu favorites. I think you'll really enjoy it!