The Greatest Bars In The South 2019
Whatever flavor you’re looking for – rooftop, basement, gastropub or cocktail lounge – we did the dirty work and rounded up the best Savannah has to offer.
Peregrin Rooftop Bar
When the blue hour arrives, Peregrine 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 Frose All Day complement the Palm Beach vibe and chill atmosphere, or try something from their curated wine list. 256 E Perry St, Savannah, GA
Jazz'd Tapas Bar
Nothing is more pleasurable than sharing small plates with great friends …except maybe when those plates are paired with a craft cocktail or selection from the curated wine list at Jazz’d Tapas Bar. Located below Broughton Street, Jazz’d offers something special for celebrations whether you’re toasting a bride to be or just craving a girl’s night out. jazzdtapasbar.com
Down some unassuming stairs on Broughton Street, you’ll find one the best gastropubs in the city. Ordinary Pub (is that some self-deprecation we sense in the name?) is far from commonplace. From their beer list to their creative brunch, happy hour, and dinner menus, extraordinary eating (and drinking) experiences abound. Pork belly donut sliders, anyone? Their cocktail list pushes boundaries with interesting ingredients like cracked coffee beans and saffron bitters, challenging expectations in an approachable way. Pick your flavor – pickeled, bold, comforting, or tried and true – and let the bartender guide you to your perfect cocktail. Soak up the alcohol with happy hour bites like “duck bread,” a bruschetta with shredded duck confit, or Asian-inspired chips and salsa (think wonton chips instead of tortillas). Whether you’re drinking, brunching, or grabbing a quick bite, Ordinary Pub is truly anything but ordinary. 217 1/2 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA / theordinarypub.com
When Herradura Tequila is the house pour, you know the margaritas are going to be superb. Such is the case at Cantina Tulum. Inspired by the popular tropical retreat, Cantina Tulum doesn’t sacrifice quality or authenticity when it comes to their tacos or their drinks. cantinatulum.com
Famous for attracting A-listers to their many hot spot locales like Miami Beach and Atlantic City, Wet Willie’s guarantees a wild night out on the town. A wall of daiquiri machines stretches into the blurry distance, and they’ve elevated the frozen concoction to a form of high art. Check out their Instagram for shots of icy coladas swirled and layered to rainbow perfection in preparation for your next visit. wetwillies.com
Walk upstairs to the super chic and eclectic bar at Husk and you’ll know what the talk is about. During happy hour, Husk serves a lush twist on southern classics like pimento cheese, smoked chicken wings and oysters on the half-shell. With a menu that evolves with the changing seasons, their on-site apothecary program gives the bar team a plethora of house-made ingredients to make their delicious drinks and classic cocktails. husksavannah.com
Bar•food a must-stop for Sunday brunch. Their apps 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. savannahbarfood.com
Rocks on the Roof
Watch the ships go by while you sip at Rocks on the Roof. With live music some nights (we caught funky, jazzy VooDoo Soup recently) as well as finely crafted cocktails and light bites, Rocks on the Roof sets the scene for a classy cocktail before dinner or a night of drinks with friends. 102 W Bay St.
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. thegrovesavannah.com
The Lost Square
Savannah’s famous squares break up the bustle of the city with gracious greenspace. The Lost Square aims to extend that sense of ease and community to the rooftop at The Alida Hotel. thealidahotel.com/dine-drink/lost-square-rooftop