Welcome back to the Savannah Sip N’ Cycle Blog! Chances are, you are on a search for where to have a nice drink while spending some time in downtown Savannah’s Historic District. Well, we are happy that you have managed to stumble upon this particular post. Lucky for you, here at Savannah Sip N’ Cycle, we would like to consider ourselves somewhat invested in that exact topic. When you take a tour with us on the #PartyBike, you can even ask our hosts what their favorite bars are, but more on that later. For now, read on to learn about some of our favorite spots to wet whistles and unwind here in the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia.
Happy to be one of Savannah’s oldest bars, The Original Pinkie Masters is known for not changing much since it’s opening all the way back in 1951. Head over to Drayton and Harris St and pick out some tunes on the juke box at the bar known as a frequent visiting spot for Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and countless celebrities over the years. Any day outside of Sunday, come in from 1pm-3am and take a load off at The Original Pinkie Masters Bar in downtown Savannah’s Historic District.
Frequent mention here on the Savannah Sip N Cycle Blog, and even a stop on the #PartyBike tour, Jen’s & Friends is the place where everyone is home from the moment they step inside. Housing 300 martini options, you are sure to plan more than one visit once you’ve tried cocktails like Rice Crispy Treat, Blackberry Cobbler and Scooby Snack. Throw out any information you believed to be true about the art of cocktail making and get ready to have your world rocked at Jen’s & Friends on Bull Street from 3-8 every day but Sunday. Let us know how you like the drinks!
Not easily missed in the Starland District in downtown Savannah, Starland Yard is comprised of storage units (yes, really) and fits right in with what we are used to seeing around the city. Known for the charm of any artists town, Savannah’s Historic District is full of creative charm and Starland Yard is no exception. Large enough to regularly house food trucks, Starland Yard has something new to offer to your Savannah visit every time you wander in.
Lone Wolf Lounge on Lincoln St is a watering hole known by regulars and tourists alike. Stop in for karaoke, even themed versions of the beloved activity can be found around Christmastime. From 11 am til 1 am every day outside of Sunday, come in and enjoy a wide array of cocktails off the menu.
When the lounge comes with a dress code, you know the drinks have to be top shelf. Peacock Lounge on Whitaker St is one part of Savannah’s classic aesthetic. From the moment you walk inside, engulfed by neon lights and beautiful colors, you’re transported back to what feels like the 20s. Timeless and sophisticated, Peacock Lounge is where you go to impress.
Open from Wednesday-Saturday every week, Artillery is a bar drowning in historic significance. Fitting right in with the antique shops, landmarks and all of the other Savannah based classic pieces lining the city. Built in 1896, this building has remained in tact over the years and we are happy it did. With call buttons located at each table, you will be thrilled with their service once you walk in.
What began as a brewing kit Valentine’s Day gift to owner Kevin Ryan, Service Brewing Co is a Veteran owned bar that has the cutest security team in all of Savannah. House cats Chinook and Black Hawk are waiting to greet you anytime you come in to try the locally brewed beer. Head over to Indian st but be sure to check the website for hours. Known as a cool spot to enjoy some live music or cornhole, come in and support the Veterans while having a blast at Service Brewing Co.
Since opening in 1890, The Rail Pub has been a known home to the misfits of Savannah, even having been a boarding house at one time. Find the party straight hanging out at The Rail Pub, or bring it in yourself. Free Chicken Fridays, strong drinks and live music are a small handful of what you can expect upon entrance to The Rail Pub on Congress.
Community is extremely important to us here in Savannah and we are happy to be home for people from all over the world. Around here, we are proud of the vast variety of heritages that make up everything we can’t get enough of in Savannah. Take a couple of steps away from Liberty St to Bull and keep an eye out for the big red telephone booth chilling outside of Six Pence Pub. British and American comfort food, awesome priced drinks and an atmosphere that is beyond cozy are waiting every day of the week for you at Six Pence Pub in the middle of downtown Savannah.
As we’ve mentioned in prior articles here on the Savannah Sip N’ Cycle Blog, Barrelhouse South is one of your best choices in downtown Savannah for live music. Open jam on Wednesday nights, live bands on the weekends, cheap drinks… What more could you want in a venue? Located on Congress St, fitting right in with the hustle and bustle of City Market, Barrelhouse South opens at 11 am every day and remains open until 3 pm every day.
Get away from it all with a trip to Water Witch Tiki in Savannah’s Starland District. Generally speaking, you are bound to say “wow, I didn’t know that was here” when in the Starland area. Fitting in with an eccentric aesthetic that we all know well, Water Witch Tiki is its own slice of paradise right here in Savannah. Stop in for a story or two about mariner life and enjoy themed cocktails and tiki bowls at Water Witch Tiki on Bull St.
If for some reason, you find yourself in a group of people who are on the search for a rousing game of shuffleboard, you’ll find your spot after 7 pm at Social Club in City Market. Shuffleboard is only one of many games to choose from in this bar and grill. for the live music outside and sit down for an appetizer while checking in on the Georgia Craft Beer list. Tourists, locals and city newbies flock to Social Club every weekend and have a grand time. You can even bring your dog and sit outside on the covered patio!
Local bar, music venue and generally dope place to be, the Wormhole is where you go when you want a live show. Open mic nights are legendary and regular visits from local legends make for an experience that music lovers of any genre are sure to dance along to. When you want to know where the locals hang out in Savannah, the Wormhole on Bull st is your best answer.
Mentioned in prior posts here by us as a date night location, Abe’s on Lincoln is one of those bars you don’t forget easily. Covered from wall to wall in Honest Abe napkin drawings, the only way to make the experience more fun is to add one of your own. Ask the bartender for a pen while you order reputably strong drinks and add your own piece to this local favorite. Head over to Lincoln st and look for Abe’s after 4 pm any day other than Sunday.
Live music, wicked awesome food, open mic nights and epic drinks can be found at Molly MacPherson’s alongside the largest single malt collection on the east coast. Find local bands from all over the city playing at this venue and enjoy Scottish food that just can’t be beat. Like many wonderful venues in the city, you can find Molly’s on Congress st.
Much like the name suggests, we can’t get enough of Totally Awesome bar because it is just that. A nostalgic ambiance featuring the 80s, Totally Awesome Bar is where you go on Wednesdays for Comedy Night. With new activities happening every week, you will want to follow them on Facebook for regular updates before finding the location on Whitaker st.
By now, you must have at least one idea in your mind about where you would like to spend an evening in Savannah. City Market, River Street, Congress St and pretty much every street in Downtown Savannah’s Historic District has some style of location intending to provide you with some hydration of all sorts. Though Savannah might be known for its historic beauty and vast sense of Southern aesthetic style, folks keep coming back for the party. Don’t believe us? Come out for a visit on St. Patrick’s Day or Halloween and you will see exactly what we mean. Savannah is the city for you on any holiday, birthday or regular day. No matter what time of year you come out, we always have something new and fun going on in every corner of the Historic District. When you try out some of the bars on this list, be sure to give us a shout out on social media and tell us how your experience was. We can’t wait to hear from you on Facebook or Instagram.
While you’re here, don’t forget to take a moment and click around the website for information on what tours we offer. Whether you’re planning for a larger group or want something smaller and more intimate, we have options. Pick from the #PartyBike, Pedicab or even a plain old bicycle tour and book your seats today! Our prices are unmatched and our guides are your (second to the Sip N’ Cycle Blog) best resource to what to do in Downtown Savannah. Seriously, just ask them what they like to do when they aren’t hosting tours with us. No one knows Savannah like the locals do, so take advantage of the time you spend with someone who walks these streets every day. Thanks again for spending time with us today and check back often for updates on where to eat, drink and have a blast in Downtown Savannah. We update the blog regularly and are always searching for more to talk about, not that there’s ever a shortage.