The Farm motto of local, seasonal and sustainable extends from the last bite on your fork into your glass. Our philosophy spills over from the field and kitchen into the bar, literally. Cocktails are made with an eye toward the season and all it inspires. Vinegar is used. Fruit, juice, and herbs. Sometimes the drinks are named for our pigs. Sometimes for a salty night amongst ourselves, doors locked. Wines are sustainably farmed and terroir driven, speaking more of the earth they come from rather than the rumor that makes them known. We like the stories wine tells, we like renegades and young guns, we like acid and mineral and varietal. Beer is artisan and small batch, and preferably in a can. It's local, but also from far away, but only when it's good. Our drinks are savory and local, sour and fleeting, sweet and thoughtful...we hope you can feel the breeze in your glass as well as your on your skin.
The man with the mustache is the king of late-night at Farm 255. Cracking PBRs til the cows come home. A veteran of the bar at downtown Athens staple Transmetropolitan, he's been with Farm since February 2012.
Clancy cruised into Athens from New York in 2006. Since then, he's established himself in the music community as the singer of hardcore band Shaved Christ and started his own business — T-shirt, records & more store Southern Vision in downtown Athens. Dedicated to the art of bartending and good drink, he made his debut on our cocktail menu this fall with his comforting chamomile-infused vodka cocktail, the Autumn Swing.
Anyone who's been in Athens long enough to remember 283 has probably been served by Rachel before. Originally from Missouri, she moved to Athens nine years ago and began bartending at the former mainstay almost immediately. Since the old favorite watering hole closed in 2011, Rachel has been working on finishing up two undergraduate degrees, in sculpture and art education. When she's not crafting badass jewelry, she late-nights with us. If you ask nicely, she'll make you her old 283 favorite, the Sex Kitten.