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Where to Drink While Visiting Savannah, Georgia

From dives to fancy rooftop bars

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With a burgeoning bar scene, Savannah is a city that has increased its bar game in more ways than one. From classic local dive bars still living the cash-only life, to high end cocktail bars hidden under historic buildings, Savannah embraces all it has to offer including its open container law.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Lone Wolf Lounge

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2429 Lincoln St
Savannah, GA 31401

Calling all Savannah residents — Lone Wolf Lounge is the after work place to be seen. Known as a neighborhood bar, Lone Wolf caters to the local crowd while accepting anyone and everyone. Classic and house cocktails dominate the menu while neon signs, checkered floors, and paneled walls bring a dive bar feel, while keeping it classy.

2. Common Thread

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122 E 37th St
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 944-7482
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Located in a historical 1897 house, Common Thread is a difficult reservation to acquire; however, at the top of the stairs sits first come, first serve seating at the fully stocked and dimly lit bar. Craft cocktails dominate the drink menu like the Gold Pocket Watch, a combination of Irish whiskey, rhubarb, lemon honey, and ginger beer, but cider, wines by the glass, and craft beer are also available.

3. The Lost Square

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412 Williamson St
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 715-7000
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Rooftop season calls for views of the city and river at the top of the Alida Hotel. Fireplaces center the establishment with a large bar giving ample space to order. The Lost Square provides light bites and champagne views along with quirky craft cocktail names like Get in Loser and Your Mom’s Chest Hair.

4. Savannah Tequila Company

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500 W River St
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 373-9133
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What’s better than tequila? Tequila paired with tacos. Enjoy views of the Savannah River while drinking high end tequila or specialty margaritas and cocktails like the new Desert Rose with raspberry, lime, and lemon combined with tequila, triple sec, and rose water. With a walk up margarita bar for those open container laws, to-go drinks just got easier.

Various colors of tequila drinks.
The lineup of drinks at Savannah Tequila Company.
Savannah Tequila Company

5. The Ordinary Pub

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217 1/2 W Broughton St
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 238-5130
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This underground pub brings the secret pub feel to historical Savannah. Bottomless mimosa ($15 all you can drink) are available daily. Pair a mimosa with the brunch menu to kick off a walking and drinking tour of Savannah. The Ordinary Pub also provides a happy hour from 3-7 p.m. involving cocktails, wine, and draft beers. Basically, an all day drinking opportunity.

6. Alley Cat Lounge

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207 W Broughton Ln
Savannah, GA 31401

First walk down an alley, then walk down stairs, and then order a killer cocktail. The Alley Cat is worth locating. The exposed brick basement, giving a speakeasy feel, showcases an impressive bar. Innovative cocktails are described on a newspaper menu, bringing an old school feel and smell to the establishment. The art of making a cocktail is alive and well at the Alley Cat. 

7. Hop Atomica

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535 E 39th St
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 335-2715
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This neighborhood gastropub is located in the up-and-coming Baldwin Park neighborhood. Along with rotating beers, hard seltzers, and craft cocktails, the wood-fired fare of pizza and tacos encourage additional rounds. With an outdoor walk-up bar and open-patio seating, Hop Atomica is designed to welcome the local neighbors to come in and share a drink. 

Cocktail and wedge salad at Hop Atomica.
Cocktail and wedge salad at Hop Atomica.
Hop Atomica

8. The Original Pinkie Masters

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318 Drayton St
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 999-7106
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Pinkie Masters, known to locals as Pinkies, is a Savannah legend. This old-school cash-only bar has kept its humble quirky vibe consistent throughout the year including the neon rotating PBR signs, multi-colored string lights, and tastefully tacky decor. Although frequented mostly by the neighbors and community, there are no strangers once entering the bar. Canned beer is the most popular order here.

9. Savoy Society

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102 E Liberty #109
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 662-6665
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Think trendsetting cocktail bar with small plate options perfect for after work drinks. Savoy Society offers draft beer as well as wine and custom cocktails like the Chatham Artillery Punch, which includes rye, Jamaican rum, cognac, Yaupon tea, and bubbles. The vinyl-only soundtrack will be playing throughout the bar for all those music lovers.

10. The Fitzroy

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9 Drayton St
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 210-5980
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Tucked into the corner of a nondescript historical building sits the Fitzroy. The red front door opens to a large bar with ample seating and interior exposed brick and an open dining room with gorgeous green booths. Happy hour is Wednesday to Monday from 3-5 p.m. offering light bites to pair with cocktails, beer, and wine but not necessarily in that order. Rooftop options are also available for those wishing to look out over the Savannah skyline.

11. Bar Julian

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201 Port St
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 521-6130
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Drinks are always better with a view. Bar Julian is the newest rooftop bar housed in the upscale Thompson Hotel. Not staying at the Thompson? No problem. The rooftop is open to everyone. With views of the river and the city, it’s hard to beat sipping on a glass of champagne while watching the sunset over the river.

12. The Wyld

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2740 Livingston Ave
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 692-1219
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Just outside of downtown Savannah sits the Wyld. With a long dock overlooking the marsh, customers come by car and by boat to drink craft cocktails, frozen slushies, and draft or canned beer. Sunsets over the marsh only add to the Lowcountry views.

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1. Lone Wolf Lounge

2429 Lincoln St, Savannah, GA 31401

Calling all Savannah residents — Lone Wolf Lounge is the after work place to be seen. Known as a neighborhood bar, Lone Wolf caters to the local crowd while accepting anyone and everyone. Classic and house cocktails dominate the menu while neon signs, checkered floors, and paneled walls bring a dive bar feel, while keeping it classy.

2429 Lincoln St
Savannah, GA 31401

2. Common Thread

122 E 37th St, Savannah, GA 31401

Located in a historical 1897 house, Common Thread is a difficult reservation to acquire; however, at the top of the stairs sits first come, first serve seating at the fully stocked and dimly lit bar. Craft cocktails dominate the drink menu like the Gold Pocket Watch, a combination of Irish whiskey, rhubarb, lemon honey, and ginger beer, but cider, wines by the glass, and craft beer are also available.

122 E 37th St
Savannah, GA 31401

3. The Lost Square

412 Williamson St, Savannah, GA 31401

Rooftop season calls for views of the city and river at the top of the Alida Hotel. Fireplaces center the establishment with a large bar giving ample space to order. The Lost Square provides light bites and champagne views along with quirky craft cocktail names like Get in Loser and Your Mom’s Chest Hair.

412 Williamson St
Savannah, GA 31401

4. Savannah Tequila Company

500 W River St, Savannah, GA 31401
Various colors of tequila drinks.
The lineup of drinks at Savannah Tequila Company.
Savannah Tequila Company

What’s better than tequila? Tequila paired with tacos. Enjoy views of the Savannah River while drinking high end tequila or specialty margaritas and cocktails like the new Desert Rose with raspberry, lime, and lemon combined with tequila, triple sec, and rose water. With a walk up margarita bar for those open container laws, to-go drinks just got easier.

500 W River St
Savannah, GA 31401

5. The Ordinary Pub

217 1/2 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

This underground pub brings the secret pub feel to historical Savannah. Bottomless mimosa ($15 all you can drink) are available daily. Pair a mimosa with the brunch menu to kick off a walking and drinking tour of Savannah. The Ordinary Pub also provides a happy hour from 3-7 p.m. involving cocktails, wine, and draft beers. Basically, an all day drinking opportunity.

217 1/2 W Broughton St
Savannah, GA 31401

6. Alley Cat Lounge

207 W Broughton Ln, Savannah, GA 31401

First walk down an alley, then walk down stairs, and then order a killer cocktail. The Alley Cat is worth locating. The exposed brick basement, giving a speakeasy feel, showcases an impressive bar. Innovative cocktails are described on a newspaper menu, bringing an old school feel and smell to the establishment. The art of making a cocktail is alive and well at the Alley Cat. 

207 W Broughton Ln
Savannah, GA 31401

7. Hop Atomica

535 E 39th St, Savannah, GA 31401
Cocktail and wedge salad at Hop Atomica.
Cocktail and wedge salad at Hop Atomica.
Hop Atomica

This neighborhood gastropub is located in the up-and-coming Baldwin Park neighborhood. Along with rotating beers, hard seltzers, and craft cocktails, the wood-fired fare of pizza and tacos encourage additional rounds. With an outdoor walk-up bar and open-patio seating, Hop Atomica is designed to welcome the local neighbors to come in and share a drink. 

535 E 39th St
Savannah, GA 31401

8. The Original Pinkie Masters

318 Drayton St, Savannah, GA 31401

Pinkie Masters, known to locals as Pinkies, is a Savannah legend. This old-school cash-only bar has kept its humble quirky vibe consistent throughout the year including the neon rotating PBR signs, multi-colored string lights, and tastefully tacky decor. Although frequented mostly by the neighbors and community, there are no strangers once entering the bar. Canned beer is the most popular order here.

318 Drayton St
Savannah, GA 31401

9. Savoy Society

102 E Liberty #109, Savannah, GA 31401

Think trendsetting cocktail bar with small plate options perfect for after work drinks. Savoy Society offers draft beer as well as wine and custom cocktails like the Chatham Artillery Punch, which includes rye, Jamaican rum, cognac, Yaupon tea, and bubbles. The vinyl-only soundtrack will be playing throughout the bar for all those music lovers.

102 E Liberty #109
Savannah, GA 31401

10. The Fitzroy

9 Drayton St, Savannah, GA 31401

Tucked into the corner of a nondescript historical building sits the Fitzroy. The red front door opens to a large bar with ample seating and interior exposed brick and an open dining room with gorgeous green booths. Happy hour is Wednesday to Monday from 3-5 p.m. offering light bites to pair with cocktails, beer, and wine but not necessarily in that order. Rooftop options are also available for those wishing to look out over the Savannah skyline.

9 Drayton St
Savannah, GA 31401

11. Bar Julian

201 Port St, Savannah, GA 31401

Drinks are always better with a view. Bar Julian is the newest rooftop bar housed in the upscale Thompson Hotel. Not staying at the Thompson? No problem. The rooftop is open to everyone. With views of the river and the city, it’s hard to beat sipping on a glass of champagne while watching the sunset over the river.

201 Port St
Savannah, GA 31401

12. The Wyld

2740 Livingston Ave, Savannah, GA 31406

Just outside of downtown Savannah sits the Wyld. With a long dock overlooking the marsh, customers come by car and by boat to drink craft cocktails, frozen slushies, and draft or canned beer. Sunsets over the marsh only add to the Lowcountry views.

2740 Livingston Ave
Savannah, GA 31406

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