Written by Abstract Samm
Have you ever noticed that people tend to want to travel here to Savannah for the fall seasons? Lucky for us, we don’t truly experience much cold weather here in the city, with 2-3 months giving us temperatures under 30 degrees at best. That means we are the perfect place to visit when you are on a mission to escape freezing temperatures. While that in itself is already enough of a reason to plan your trip for what would be considered Fall months, today we are stoked to tell you all about the frozen drinks available here in the city all year long. Even when we have some colder weather to deal with, there are days when sometimes you just crave a slushy. Keep on reading to find out where you can go in Savannah for frozen drinks, the slushy kind specifically.
King of all the frozen drinks here in Savannah, Wet Willie’s is where you go when you want flavor combined with strength. Among all the average flavor selections like mango or blue raspberry, locals know most about the “Call A Cab” or the strongest drink available at Wet Willie’s. Take your pick from either the City Market or River Street locations and even end up with a Savannah keepsake if you order a large. Their cups are iconic and line the shelves of locals and visitors, with designs that change often. Fun fact about Wet Willie’s cups, everyone who has resided in Savannah’s Historic District for any amount of time has at least 5 of these cups in their kitchen cabinet.
The Bamboo Room, located above Sorry Charlie’s on West Congress, is a tropical escape right in the middle of Savannah’s Historic District. Featuring an extensive selection of décor collected from all over the world, and intricately designed hand carved details, The Bamboo Room is unlike any other location here in Downtown Savannah. Made to order cocktails and frozen drinks line the menu, all created with fresh juices and house made syrups, along with the finest in spirits. Take a break from it all with the classy, niche display at The Bamboo Room and find out why this spot is becoming one of the hottest spots to cool off any time in the city. Here in Savannah, you are likely to find a piece of hidden paradise in the most unlikely locations and The Bamboo Room is no exception.
River Street’s new West End is up and running with tons to do, including being able to cool off with a frozen drink from The Frosty Frog Express. From 12 pm to 2 am every day except Sunday, you can find out why their world famous daiquiris are so iconic. You can even make a selection from their non-alcoholic menu if you aren’t in the mood to party but still want to be included in the fun. Every flavor selection from some you might recognize like Orange Crush or Wicked Apple to combo drinks like Dirty Monkey and Peppermint Patty can be found right there on their menu alongside a variety of beers and wines. When you are in the mood for a new twist on a classic idea, The Frosty Frog Express will impress. Be sure to take pictures and post them on social media with the #CycleSavannah hashtag and tell us what flavor you’ve decided on! If you happen to find yourself in our neighboring city Hilton Head (South Carolina) you can check out the Frosty Frog Cafe to keep the fun going.
Located on River Street, with a wicked view of the River when you sit upstairs, you can get more than one of Savannah’s biggest and messiest burgers when you come in for a meal at Lizzy’s. Alongside a home made shakes (even spiked for a few of the options) their menu features and array of frozen drinks like Peach Pomegranate Margaritas and Rum Daiquiris. You won’t want to miss out on a chance to take advantage of their entire menu, from food to drinks and desserts. Come in from 11 am – 10 pm (11 pm on the weekends) and see why Lizzy’s Burger Bar & Grill has been a fan favorite for many years. Let us know if you try out the birthday cake grown up shake, spiked with birthday cake flavored vodka.
Originating in New Orleans, Bourbon St to be exact, Fat Tuesday has expanded to something like 40 locations in the cities that like to party here in the United States. Right here in the Historic District, we are happy to house their Bryan St store and you will be too once you’ve taken the first sip of anything their menu has to offer. Your hardest decision will be making a choice from a huge menu, full with flavors that taste as good as they are strong. If you’re ever on Bryan St from 11 am – 10 pm (2 am for the weekends) you’re sure to find the flavor of your dreams at Fat Tuesday. Here’s our unofficial challenge for you while you’re visiting the city: do your best to try out one of every flavor. You might end up with a brain freeze, but you can’t deny that it would be a good time for all involved.
Savannah is one of those cities where no matter what style of food you’re craving, you are more than likely able to find something to suit the craving. Rancho Alegre adds to the list of restaurants where you can find frozen drink selections while indulging in a menu that is more than burgers and pizza. Cuban food is their specialty but that is not why we’re here today. For this particular moment, we encourage you to consider their frozen margaritas, Marga-Ronas (an upside down Corona bottle in an oversized margarita) and frozen sangria deals. Taking the normal brunch menu to the next level at Rancho Alegre, they open every day at 11 am on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Ask about their specialty dishes for a real taste of why they are so popular around here.
Like many of the restaurants, hotels and venues you will walk into or beside while you’re getting to know Savannah’s historic district, Tondee’s Tavern is pretty ancient. What was once a bank from the 1850s has become the “Cheesecake in a Jar” place, that might also be the slightest bit haunted. Ask about their frozen drinks menu, their daiquiri selection is made even better by the rum and vodka inventory. But also, you have not lived until you’ve done the “Cheesecake in a Jar” bit with them. Find them on Bay St right down the street from The Olde Pink House from 11 am – 10 pm (12 am on the weekends) and experience a staple part of Downtown Savannah’s Historic District.
Local favorite, known to all who live in Savannah for their outstanding table-side guac, Tequila’s Town has multiple locations here in the city and they offer one wicked drink menu next to their expansive food selection. From the many variations of a frozen margarita to the strawberry, peach or mango daiquiri choices, you can pair these drinks with anything on the menu and know that you will be fully satisfied by the end of your meal. Hours vary based on which location you select for your visit, whether it be downtown, Habersham or Skidaway so don’t forget to check your info before you go! Come out to any location and find out why this restaurant has been named “Best Mexican Restaurant in Savannah” for the last 9 years, there’s really no competition.
While Boomy’s is more of a drinks/food destination than somewhere to grab frozen drinks in general, we could not skip them for this particular list. Everyone already loves to grab Thai food from Boomy’s and their drink menu is to die for, despite having little frozen drink options. But, what makes them noteworthy for this particular list is their signature cocktail, a Jameson and Ginger slushee. For those who already always order a shot of Jameson with every beer, this would be right up their alley. Trust us, you will want to take a moment to try this one out. From 12 pm – 3 am (2 am on Sundays) you can take a chance on their house favorite and maybe even find out how great their Thai food is with a visit to Congress St.
Here at Savannah Sip N’ Cycle, we love to find any excuse to mention Zunzi’s or Zunzibar. Alongside menu items that are filling and with Vegan friendly options, you can find hand crafted cocktails and frozen drinks. Ask any of your #PartyBike hosts how they feel about Zunzi’s and you won’t be disappointed to see how excited they get to tell you all about their favorite dish or drink. For the frozen drink lovers out there, you cannot go wrong with a Scarlett’s Rose Frose or the Mango Tango. Just as strong as they are tasty, Zunzibar is a staple part of Savannah’s Historic District whether you are from here or just looking for a chill place to eat and drink. From 11 am – 11 pm just look for the giant umbrellas outside on Drayton St and you will know you’ve found the right location.
Thank you so much for reading through our list of frozen drink options here in Savannah. At the Savannah Insider, we are always asking ourselves what type of questions visitors might ask when planning their trip to the city and every month, at least two of your inquiries are answered. From finding the food establishments that will keep your whole party satiated to in depth discussions about local businesses and entertainers, you can find tons of info on Savannah here at the cyclesavannah.com blog so don’t hesitate to click around and see what we have already talked about. You might find that there’s something about Savannah that you can’t miss out on.
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