For many Athens residents, the Union
Bar & Grill was woven into the fabric of uptown Athens. From its
grungy interior, to its legacy as the premiere live music venue
(performers in the past included the Ramones, Afghan Whigs, White
Stripes, the Black Keys and Dave Davies Band), to its status as one of
"America's best dive bars," according to a Maxim magazine ranking years ago, the Union has been a second home to many.