Stop in to Visit Some of the Best Bars in Savannah
Restaurant Bars: drink good while you eat. Just because they serve incredible food, doesn't mean they can't serve up a mean cocktail. Try one of these restaurant bars for a great bite to eat with your booze.
Jazz’d Tapas Bar | 52 Barnard St. | jazzdtapasbar.com | 912.236.7777
Do you love having something to snack on while drinking? Are you someone who loves the Small Plate Revolution? Jazz’d Tapas Bar has really taken the reins on providing tasty, modern options to nosh on while enjoying a cocktail. There’s a lot of strong cocktails in this drink guide. We offer a lot of scotch and absinthe, now get a little fruity and try a Peach Bourbon Smash. This drink is made with mint and lemon, bourbon, agave and a good serving of peach puree. Like I said, get fruity. You’ll love it.
Jalapeno’s | Jalapenosinc.com | 912.712.5125
Most popular drink at Jalapeno’s? The House Margarita! Why? “It’s good and it’s cheap. People love that,” said manager Memo Martinez. The drinks offered at Jalapeno’s are made in house, from scratch, daily. While you’re there, also try the popular strawberry margarita made with 1800 tequila!
Vic’s on the River | 26 E Bay St. | vicsontheriver.com | 912.721.1000
Maybe you’re not out to drink a lot, but are looking for just a few after dinner drinks. Vic’s has got the right assortment of digestifs and dessert wines. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a little Hawaiian coffee or are interested in trying out an espresso martini, Vic’s will make sure you’re taken care of.
Tequila’s Town 109 Whitaker St. | tequilastown.com | 912.236.3222
We love margaritas here in the South, but if you want a unique twist check out the jalapeno margarita at Tequila’s Town. Known as their most popular drink, it’s shaken by hand and made with tequila and fresh jalapenos–a spicy spin on a classic drink. If jalapenos don’t suit your fancy, then check out the prickly pear margarita, made with tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime, and “tuna” juice. Don’t be fooled by the name. Tuna is the name of the prickly pear cacti fruit. If margaritas aren’t your thing, try a paloma. This drink is made with your choice of tequila or mescal, lime juice and grapefruit
The Grey | 109 mlk Jr Blvd. | thegreyrestaurant.com | 912.662.5999
Named after the bus station it used to be, The Grey is an upscale, retro venue. It has a diner-feel, but with a swanky twist – perfect for those looking to try something a little off the beaten path. The Grey features red wine by the glass as well as vintage and house made cocktail menus. Try “The Pearl,” a house cocktail made with tequila, lime, strawberry, and pistachio.
Alley Cat Lounge | 207 West Broughton Street Unit B | 912.677.0548 | alleycatsavannah.com
This hip bar is so named because you have to take the alley to get to it. Read passages from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hunter S. Thompson, and Ernest Hemingway over a glass of absinthe. At Alley Cat Lounge the most popular drink is an Old Fashioned, by far. A bar of locals who love Old Fashions and Daquiris, on their new menu is a full page of Daquiris. The menu includes quotes from some of the greats, and after that first drink you’ll somehow wish you had brought a pen and paper with you to finally start your writing career. After all, Jack Kerouac spent a lot of his time writing in bars.
Barrelhouse South | 125 W. Congress St. | 912.662.5576 | @barrelhousesouth
Barrelhouse South has some of the hottest tickets in town with regular live bands playing through the entire week. Stop by for a night out with friends or maybe meet some new ones. They carry all kinds of drinks and have plenty of room to hang out and just have a good time. The unique Edison bulb lights hanging from the ceiling provides a cozy and quaint atmosphere. Barrelhouse has all types of music playing through the week, from blues and country, to funk and jam bands. It is also a great venue to check out any big sporting event on one of the several big-screen TVs and enormous, 25 foot projection screen. If you’re looking for the best way to spend a night on the town drop by Barrelhouse South where they will always have a drink and a barstool waiting for you.