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Savannah Bars, Restaurants Still Expect Big Crowds For St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

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Is there even a way to say St. Patrick’s Day without mentioning Savannah, Georgia? Savannah takes the St. Patrick’s Day game to a whole new level with dyed green water fountains, parades, block parties and ticketed wristband entrance to bars and restaurants. After a year of Covid-19, here’s what to expect when heading to Savannah.

  • Anticipate the St. Patrick’s Day celebration to start this weekend and carry on through the week with reduced numbers compared to years past.
  • The parade on Wednesday has been cancelled and most businesses will be open operating with normal hours.
  • Hotels and Airbnb’s will be at full capacity this week however appearance of people being bussed in from neighboring cities is expected to decrease.
  • Mask mandates will be enforced within the city limits of Savannah, so grab a green mask like everyone else.
  • Everyone can still enjoy that open container law throughout the historic district.
  • Some establishments will be more vigilant with COVID-19 precautions than others.

After speaking with Kevin Ryan and Meredith Sutton of Service Brewing, they believe that Savannah is ready for this week, and Service Brewing will continue to enforce their strict mask rule within their brewery. Kevin states that there is an opportunity to safely celebrate St. Patrick’s Day within the city of Savannah even with the influx of people expected to visit. Service Brewing will keep normal hours 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. rather than extending hours on Wednesday with a special St. Patrick’s Day trivia night.

Green shirts, bags, pants, hats, masks and of course beer will be prevalent at every turn throughout the city. Although much has changed in Savannah after the start of the pandemic, the love for St. Patrick’s Day remains the same.