Thirsty for some Southern hospitality and a high-quality craft cocktail or local brew? We’ve partnered with travel writer and Southern gal Angie Orth from Angie Away to get the scoop on Savannah’s quirkiest, tastiest, and friendliest watering holes.
You can’t swing a cat in Savannah without hitting a quirky bar with craft cocktails, a charming mixologist, and a storied past. If you’re headed to this Spanish-moss-draped Southern town, here are a few fun suggestions to get you started.
7 Places to Drink in Savannah
The Grey occupies a revitalized 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal and feels like a page right out of the history books. While it’s quickly gaining a reputation as one of the top dining destinations in town, The Grey is also a plum spot to pull up a barstool and watch the world go by with a glass of Planter’s Punch.
109 Martin Luther King Blvd.
The Alley Cat Lounge
As one of the newest drinking destinations on the Savannah grid, The Alley Cat Lounge features an epic cocktail selection with high-quality, fresh ingredients and hospitality you can find only in the South. The lounge entrance is—where else?—in the alley behind Broughton Street. If you’re with a group, order the Chatham Artillery Punch Bowl and prepare to be amazed.
207 W. Broughton St.
5 Oaks Taproom
Sourcing locally grown ingredients and Georgia brews, the 5 Oaks Taproom at Hotel Indigo on Bay Street is a great spot to start a night out in Savannah. Jason Graham, Hotel Indigo’s award-winning mixologist, knows a thing or two about craft cocktails. His claim to fame? The Fassbender, a gin concoction that won the People’s Choice Award at the Savannah Food & Wine Festival Bartender’s Challenge. Take one look at Jason and you’ll know how the drink got its name.
201 W. Bay St.
You don’t have to go too far in Savannah to find out that Fernet, the minty, bitter spirit, is the town darling. Treylor Park’s signature cocktail features Fernet Branca, prosecco, orange juice, and Aperol. If Fernet is not in your wheelhouse, try the Tire Swing with vodka and Pimm’s, or the Peach Pit, a sweet treat made with bourbon and peach cider. Treylor Park also has a fun menu including PB&J chicken wings and fried Oreos. YUM.
115 E. Bay St.
The Rail Pub
In the grand tradition of most buildings in Savannah, the Rail Pub has a long and interesting past. It’s been a boarding house and a brothel in its 100+-year lifetime. Now it’s one of Savannah’s favorite dives and a great place to meet for a casual drink.
405 W. Congress St.
Jen’s and Friends Martini Bar
Home to more than 300 martinis, Jen’s is a cozy, one-of-a-kind Savannah experience. From Rice Krispies to Bourbon Pecan Pie to Blood Orange to Basil Lemonade, there’s a martini for everyone. The hardest part is choosing just one from the endless list!
34 Bull St.
Distillery Ale House
Not everyone is wild about liquor, so for beer aficionados, the Distillery Ale House is the city’s only true craft-beer bar and restaurant. They’ve got 21 craft beers on tap and more than 99 bottled options, all housed in a historic building that was a real distillery before Prohibition.
416 W. Liberty St.
The cool thing about Savannah is that you can order any drink to go, which makes this already charming and walkable city that much more fun to explore. For more info on where to stay in Savannah, check out Travelocity.com.
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