Savannah’s Best Nightlife

A list of the hottest nightlife in Savannah, Georgia.

Perry Lane, Peregrin Rooftop Bar. / Photo: D. Paul Graham

Somehow, Savannah feels even more magical under the glow of streetlights and between the flicker of moonbeams. As the sun sets, a whole other side to the Hostess City is revealed.

Rocks on the Roof 

(Bohemian Hotel)

Rocks on the Roof at the Bohemian Hotel takes you on a voyage from a captain’s chair view of the Savannah River. The menu features globally inspired food and beverage offerings, making for the perfect rooftop escape from the city below. Enjoy live music performed regularly on weekends at this local favorite.

Photo: D. Paul Graham

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The Grove

An oasis perched above Congress Street, The Grove is a great place to enjoy a classy glass of wine while watching the comings and goings of City Market below. A bar menu with light bites, salads and a few more filling dishes makes for a perfect late lunch or happy hour.

Top Deck 

(Cotton Sail Hotel)

Cast your gaze out on the iconic view of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge over the Savannah River while sipping on a craft cocktail at Top Deck. The bar’s prime location is the platform for some of the most exceptional views in town.

Photo: D. Paul Graham

Barrelhouse South

Always a favorite for live music, Barrelhouse South attracts both touring and local musicians, offering live music most nights of the week. Check Facebook to see who’s playing and make a plan to jam out to anything and everything from country to funk to blues and rock.

Photos: D. Paul Graham

Peregrin Rooftop Bar 

(Perry Lane Hotel) 

When the clock strikes five o’clock, the Peregrin Rooftop Lounge is the place to be. Catch the sunset illuminating the city from the deck of this sophisticated, yet playful, rooftop retreat. Hand-crafted cocktails and Frosé All Day complement the Palm Beach vibe and chill atmosphere—or try something from their curated wine list.

Plant Riverside District

(JW Marriott)

Plant Riverside District is the definitive Mecca for rooftop revelry. With less than a year in the books, the nightlife at Plant Riverside is dominating the Savannah scene. Electric Moon Skytop Lounge is literally an adult playground, outfitted with lawn games, spiral staircases, slides and spirits. The glow from the marble bar is just as infectious as the playful atmosphere. Myrtle & Rose Rooftop Garden is a more romantic option with equally stunning views and tempting libations.

Photo: Terry Allen

The Lost Square

(Alida Hotel) 

Savannah’s famous squares break up the bustle of the city with gracious green space. The Lost Square aims to extend that sense of ease and community to the rooftop at The Alida Hotel. Sip a cocktail at the square in the sky and look down over Savannah’s charming cityscape. Enjoy cocktails inspired by Savannah’s rum-running history and ever-evolving free spirit, paired with small bites that take their cues from the region.

Savannah Smiles

This dueling piano bar is a favorite for bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays and your best friend’s divorce celebration. Savannah Smiles is an audience driven, all-request show. There are four talented piano players and the action is non-stop.


Elan is the nightclub “where music matters.” Top-tier entertainment always comes first and the libations not too far after. As the best event venue between Atlanta and Miami, Elan brings in acts from big-time artists like Waka Flocka and Lil Jon to EDM artists like Snails and Borgore.

VICE Lounge + Mojito Bar 

VICE Lounge is the heartbeat of Savannah’s club scene. With upscale-modern finishes and refined atmosphere, the lounge exudes hints of Caribbean influences and promotes a vacation-like frame of mind. Let loose on the VICE island, with the best mojito in the city in-hand.\


Photos: D. Paul Graham

The Common Restaurant

When Broughton Street is buzzing, The Common Restaurant is jumping. At the heart of downtown Savannah, revelers are in the thick of it. Enjoy the outdoor patio all night long—European-style—and sip your drink ‘till heart’s content. Inside, the bartenders are feverishly mixing some of the best concoctions in the city, fueling a lively night out on the town.

Photo: Miranda Osborn

Jazz’d Tapas Bar

Tapas plates are certainly no trend—when paired with a craft cocktail or selection from the curated wine list at Jazz’d Tapas Bar, there’s no better culinary indulgence. Located below Broughton Street, the swanky vibes and swinging tunes add just the right amount of spice to any occasion, whether it’s just a casual night out or an all-nighter.

Photos: D. Paul Graham

Repeal 33

From the team that brought us Prohibition is their newest inception, Repeal 33. A powerhouse in the Savannah nightlife scene, Repeal 33 is the authority on craft cocktails and authenticity, with a down-to-earth atmosphere that makes any night out feel a little like home. There’s never a bad time to be had, especially with one of their legendary libations in-hand.


Bar•food a must-stop for Sunday brunch, giving the old neighborhood bar a whole new meaning. The appetizers and cocktails make it a great spot for a local happy hour and a mainstay of the Ardsley Park neighborhood. Stop by and see proprietor, Queeny, at the helm. He’s one of Savannah’s favorite sons.

Photos: Blake Crosby

The Mansion on Forsyth Park

The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s Casmir’s and Bösendorfer Lounge is the best place to enjoy some of the most talented jazz and blues musicians from across the South. The Mansion’s live entertainment lineup is always on-point, and so are the craft cocktails. Unwind to the sound of rhythmic beats and soothing melodies.

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