Top 15 Places to See Live Music in Helen, GA

Enjoy the talents of a variety of great local musicians at these live music venues around Helen, Georgia.

Top 15 Places to See Live Music in Helen, GA

Top 15 Places to See Live Music in Helen, GA

Local bands and solo musicians perform all around town to bring a lively spirit to Alpine Helen all year round!

Live Music in Helen, GA

From local restaurants, local wineries, lively Helen GA bars, and huge annual events, there are lots of unique places to see live music in Helen, GA. Use the resources below to find a great place for your group to see live music in Helen, Georgia.

 

Map of Live Music in Helen, GA

The interactive map below can help you to get a visual read of where music venues are located around Helen.

 

Places to See Live Music in Helen, GA

Learn more about the great local restaurants, local wineries, and event venues where you can see live music performances in Helen, Georgia.

 

Alpine Brew Deck

See live music at Alpine Brew Deck on the Chattahoochee River in Helen GA

See live music at Alpine Brew Deck on the Chattahoochee River in Helen GA

This Chattahoochee riverfront restaurant is a great spot for casual dining and cold drinks by the river. Pets are allowed outside on the scenic deck.

Enjoy live music and a lively scene with plenty of beer on tap and in bottles. Live music details and band lineups are posted regularly on social media.

 

Alpine Brew Deck Contact Info

  • Phone: +1 (706) 878-7293
  • Address: 11 River Street, Helen, GA
  • GPS: 34.700803,-83.7320336
  • Website: alpinebrewdeck.com

 

Alpine Brew Deck Reviews

 

Bigg Daddys Restaurant and Tavern

Outdoor seating is available at Bigg Daddys Restaurant and Tavern, where vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Live music performances every weekend on Friday (8:00 pm), Saturday (8:00 pm), and Sunday (2:00 pm)!

 

Bigg Daddys Restaurant and Tavern Contact Info

  • Phone: +1 (706) 878-2739
  • Address: 807 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA
  • GPS: 34.7009087,-83.7254696
  • Website: biggdaddys.com

 

Bigg Daddys Restaurant and Tavern Reviews

 

Chattahoochee Dog Haus

Enjoy a wide selection of hot dogs, sandwiches, cold beer, and local wine at this casual restaurant. Pets are allowed outside on the deck.

Live music details and band lineups are posted regularly on social media.

 

Chattahoochee Dog Haus Contact Info

 

Chattahoochee Dog Haus Reviews

 

Cowboys & Angels Restaurant and Bar

Visit the centrally located Cowboys & Angels southern steakhouse for surf and turf favorites and brunch on Sundays. Outdoor seating is available and pets are allowed outside on the deck and in the courtyard.

Live music on select nights. Live music details and band lineups are posted regularly on social media.

 

Cowboys & Angels Restaurant and Bar Contact Info

  • Phone: +1 (706) 878-3433
  • Address: 60 Chattahoochee Strasse, Helen, GA
  • GPS: 34.7017575,-83.7298717
  • Website: cowboysangels.net

 

Cowboys & Angels Restaurant and Bar Reviews

 

Creekstone Winery

Creekstone Winery in Helen Ga has live music on Friday at Saturday nights

Creekstone Winery has live music on Friday at Saturday nights

Creekstone Winery offers local wines and grand views of nearby Yonah mountain. An assortment of cheese, crackers, and snacks are available for purchase. Leashed dogs are welcome in the outdoor areas.

Visit for the “Creekstone After Hours” music series to enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The weekly band lineup is posted regularly on social media.

 

Creekstone Winery Contact Info

 

Creekstone Winery Reviews

  • Facebook: Creekstone Winery is rated 5 with 5 reviews and 239 likes
  • TripAdvisor: Creekstone Winery is rated 3 with 6 reviews
  • Vivino: Creekstone Winery has 11 wines with 156 ratings
    • Try the top-rated wine: Georgia Barrel Fermented Reserve Viognier (Oct 2020)

 

Habersham Winery

Habersham Winery in Helen Ga

Habersham Winery in Helen Ga

Cheese, crackers, and snacks are available for purchase, or you may bring your own food from home. Note that food brought from home is not allowed in the tasting room, but is allowed outside in the pavilion. Leashed dogs are welcome in the outdoor pavilion.

Live music on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on the covered patio from March through October. Covid restrictions may affect the schedule. The band lineup is posted regularly on social media.

 

Habersham Winery Contact Info

  • Phone: +1 (706) 878-9463
  • Address: 7025 South Main Street, Helen, GA
  • GPS: 34.6892835,-83.712137999
  • Website: habershamwinery.com/visit

 

Habersham Winery Reviews

 

Helen Festhalle

See live music during Oktoberfest at the Helen Festhalle in Helen GA

See live music during Oktoberfest at the Helen Festhalle in Helen GA

A review of great music in Helen wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the weeks of traditional German music that plays during Oktoberfest at the Helen Festhalle. Visit the event hall for the official Oktoberfest activities and a daily lineup of bands playing authentic Oktoberfest favorites during the entire event!

See the band lineup at: gamountainsguide.com/alpine-fun-at-the-annual-helen-ga-oktoberfest

 

Helen Festhalle Contact Info

 

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant & Pub

See live music at Hofbrauhaus Restaurant in Helen GA

See live music at Hofbrauhaus Restaurant in Helen GA

Enjoy German and American menu favorites at this restaurant along with live music performances on weekends. Outdoor seating is available that overlooks the Chattahoochee River. Pets are allowed at the picnic tables outside.

Live music every weekend. Live music details and band lineups are posted regularly on social media.

 

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant & Pub Contact Info

  • Phone: +1 (706) 878-2248
  • Address: 9001 North Main Street, Helen, GA
  • GPS: 34.7026136,-83.7389843
  • Website: hofbrauhaushelenga.net

 

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant & Pub Reviews

 

King Ludwig’s Biergarten

King Ludwigs Biergarten in Helen GA

Live music outside at King Ludwigs Biergarten in Helen GA

Visit this lively Biergarten year-round for German beer and German food. Sit at the outdoor tables and enjoy music and people watching from the central space. Ranked #1 for nightlife in Helen and especially busy during Oktoberfest!

Call for information about music and band schedules.

 

King Ludwig’s Biergarten Contact Info

  • Phone: +1 (706) 878-0008
  • Address: 8660 Main Street, Helen, GA
  • GPS: 34.7014703,-83.7310922

 

King Ludwig’s Biergarten Reviews

 

Monday’s Pub

Enjoy comfort foods including burgers, sandwiches, wraps, wings, ribs, and more. Outdoor seating is available – note that kids are not allowed inside as smoking is permitted inside the restaurant.

Call for details about karaoke and live music nights.

 

Monday’s Pub Contact Info

 

Monday’s Pub Reviews

 

Mully’s Nacoochee Grill

This local “casual fine dining” grill boasts a menu of comfort food with a gourmet twist. Outdoor seating is available and pets are allowed outside on the porch.

Live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Details for live music including band lineups are posted regularly on social media.

 

Mully’s Nacoochee Grill Contact Info

  • Phone: +1 (706) 878-1020
  • Address: 7277 South Main Street, Helen, GA
  • GPS: 34.69136,-83.7164054
  • Website: mullysnacoocheegrill.com

 

Mully’s Nacoochee Grill Reviews

 

Paul’s Steakhouse

Paul's Steakhouse and Paul's Margarita Deck overlooking the Chattahoochee River in Helen GA

Paul’s Steakhouse and Paul’s Margarita Deck overlooking the Chattahoochee River in Helen GA

Enjoy surf and turf classics at this riverfront restaurant in the center of downtown Helen. Covered outdoor seating by the river is available at the festive Paul’s Margarita Deck located just behind the main restaurant.

Enjoy karaoke nights plus live music every Friday and Saturday night!

 

Paul’s Steakhouse Contact Info

 

Paul’s Steakhouse Reviews

 

The Hayloft

Enjoy a menu of American/German fusion along with a full bar, draught beer selections, and live music. Call for details about upcoming live music performances.

 

The Hayloft Contact Info

  • Phone: +1 (706) 878-7777
  • Address: 69 Tannen Weg, Helen, GA
  • GPS: 34.7013933,-83.7274665

 

The Hayloft Reviews

 

The Heidelberg

See live music at The Heidelberg in Helen GA

See live music at The Heidelberg in Helen GA

This iconic blue and white German restaurant and pub is on the square on North Main Street. Outdoor seating is available – ask for the tables that overlook the Biergarten in the square!

Live music performances in Bierhimmel Konzerthalle – a newly renovated concert hall on the third floor of the building.

 

The Heidelberg Contact Info

 

The Heidelberg Reviews

 

Two Tire Tavern

See live music at Two Tire Tavern in Helen GA

See live music at Two Tire Tavern in Helen GA

Enjoy American and German comfort foods in their rustic dining room or outside on the dog-friendly patio. Military discount available.

Special events include live music and karaoke nights. Live music details and band lineups are posted regularly on social media.

 

Two Tire Tavern Contact Info

  • Phone: +1 (706) 878-1002
  • Address: 8735 North Main Street, Helen, GA
  • GPS: 34.7013822,-83.7344122
  • Email: twotiretavern@gmail.com

 

Two Tire Tavern Reviews

 

What to Take to Live Shows in Helen, GA

Make sure that you and your group have the best time possible by following these easy tips for seeing live music performances.

Bring cash and try to have smaller bills to make exact change where possible. Many parking lots in Helen are cash only, and it’s also helpful to have cash to tip bartenders and musicians.

Carry a basic or custom set of earplugs to protect your hearing during loud shows.


Keep your hands free for clapping along, holding your drinks, and taking selfies with your friends by keeping your belongings secure in a crossbody-style bag.


What else do you like to have with you when watching live music?

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10 Responses

  1. Brooke says:

    Good Morning!

    Thanks for the great article. I enjoyed the interactive map, and sent a solid ten minutes looking through each venue and where it was located. This is a great feature for those who live in Helen and want to see what is closest to their home.

    Live music is such a staple in so many lives and after COVID and the amount of things that shut down it’s so nice to see that things are opening back up and life is getting back to normal. We have a “Music in the Park” down by our main river and it wasn’t able to pick back up this year after Covid. I hope next year we will see more live music events happening around town.

    Thanks for the info, talk soon!

    -B

  2. Jenny Hennig says:

    You have listed some really great places to see live music in Helen, Georgia.  I love German food, so I am definitely going to check out some of the places you have mentioned here, particularly the Hofbrauhaus, it would be great to eat great food and listen to some live music all while overlooking the Chattahoochee River.  I like that you have mentioned if pets are allowed or not, as I plan on bringing my dog with me.

    Thanks for this great overview.

    Jenny.

  3. Tim says:

    Wow!  This is a very helpful article (and website) displaying activities in Helen, Ga.  I visited this area on vacation years ago.  The North Georgia mountains and area in Helen, GA is Extremely Beautiful.   I had a chance to bring my motorcycle and ran across an Apple festival that had apple treats in all kinds of dishes.  It was an experience I will never forget.  Thanks again for this website.  I can see that the area has expanded with even more events and excitement for me to try next visit!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Tim, Thanks so much for the kind words and for sharing your experience. The scenic drives through the mountains are very popular with motorcycle riders — and especially during the peak fall foliage season. The Georgia Apple Festival is in nearby Ellijay and is happening this year on October 9-10 and October 16-17. Enjoy!

  4. mxchael4 says:

    Hi,

    I just finished reading this article and. I live in Georgia myself in fact by Lake Lanier so I’m very interseting to see what these resturants have to offer! To be honest, im kind of liking the Paul Steakhouse because I love meat.I just want to know which one of these places is your favorite and which one of these places would you recomeend me the most? Also,what type of music does these resturants provide? I kind of like any music espcially country and rock but any good song to me and I like it

    Thank you,

    Michael

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Michael, it’s hard to pick a favorite Helen venue because most offer something that is unique and worth a trip. That said, I personally find that it’s hard to beat a great view with a meal (or show).

      For great options in town, I’d choose the Helen riverfront restaurants or the outdoor balcony tables at The Heidelberg that overlook the beergarden. 

      I also love great views of nature’s mountains, trees, and open spaces. For that, the views and space at Creekstone Winery (just outside of town) offer a way to enjoy different scenery during your visit.

      Most venues post information about their upcoming acts on their websites or social media — you should be able to find the music that looks best to you by checking online for details about the date that you want to see live music!

      Enjoy!

  5. Ann says:

    Thank you very much for providing an easy-to-follow guide to live music in Helen. I have heard good things about Paul’s Steakhouse so I will make sure to visit them. There is something about riverfront restaurants that I really enjoy. I found them really relaxing. I like to watch the river flow.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Ann, Paul’s Steakhouse (and their lively Margarita Deck) is a great place to see live music in Helen. Visits during the day will be treated to scenic views of the river and nighttime visitors will appreciate the central city location that is close to everything! Enjoy!!

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