Flagpole Athens Favorites 2019

Thousands of readers voted in this year’s Flagpole Athens Favorites contest. Congratulations to all of the Athens businesses who won or were chosen runner-up in over 100 categories!

Thanks to the magical Flagpole staff who made this issue possible. The enchanted layout and designs were created by Larry Tenner and Anna LeBer. Anita Aubrey and Jessica Mangum are the hard-working elves of the Flagpole advertising department. A special thanks to Flagpole photographer Savannah Cole for herding some of our winners into sparkling poses.

This year’s enchanted theme was created by Anna LeBer, who channeled her inner unicorn to produce these sassy designs. Check out more of her art at or @annaleber.

Finally, a big thanks to the photo locations: First American Bank, Pawtropolis, Donna Chang’s, Maepole, Blind Pig, 40 Watt Club, Hendershot’s Coffee Bar, M3 Yoga, Pain and Wonder, The National and Sexy Suz.