12 Best Bars in Savannah with Great Drinks & Fabulous Ambiance

Savannah is known for its exceptional culinary scene — but what you might not realize is that Savannah also is filled with some of the best (and more unique) bars in the country. From swanky cocktail lounges to casual gastropubs, there are plenty of noteworthy places to grab a drink in Savannah while you're visiting on vacation.

Coolest Bars & Cocktail Lounges in Savannah

Grab a seat at one of the best bars in Savannah, GA, to enjoy a draft beer, hand-crafted cocktail, or refreshing glass of wine.

1. Alley Cat Lounge

An orange cocktail drink being poured into a glass at Alley Cat Lounge in Savannah, Georiga

Alley Cat Lounge is a small, intimate basement bar built in the 1870s. This cocktail bar prides itself on serving the deepest library collection of fine spirits and cocktails in Savannah and has a "speakeasy" feel with exposed brick walls and moody lighting. In addition to craft cocktails and traditional spirits, Alley Cat also serves sandwiches, dips, and snacks to accompany its drink menu.

  • Address: 207 W Broughton Ln, Savannah, GA 31401

2. Lone Wolf Lounge

An orange cocktail drink in a glass with a piece of an orange in the cocktail

Lone Wolf Lounge is a laid-back bar with a casual atmosphere — the Caribbean-inspired decor, velvet curtains, palm print wallpaper, and large wooden bar will take you back to the 1970s.

This local bar offers fabulous signature cocktails with top-shelf liquors and house-made mixers in addition to draft beer and wine. They also host live music and other fun events, so keep an eye on their website for what events are coming up next.

  • Address: 2429 Lincoln St, Savannah, GA 31401

3. Artillery Bar

A bar in Savannah, Georgia with glasses on shelves and a tap for beer

Artillery Bar is one of the best high-end cocktail bars in Savannah that requires a little dressing up — a formal dress code is requested. However, if you're looking for an excellent spot for a date night or evening out, you'll love the "old" and "new" ambiance this space provides, with an exposed brick wall, mid-century modern decor, and other subtle references to the building's history blended with modern interiors.

Artillery serves wines by the glass and bottle, contemporary cocktails, classic cocktails, and draft beers. No matter what you like to drink, you'll find something to enjoy at this well-known establishment.

  • Address: 307 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401
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4. Savannah Tequila Company

Five cocktails on a table with images of cacti behind them

If you're searching for a refreshing margarita, look no further than Savannah Tequila Company in the Plant Riverside District. This hidden gem on River Street is filled with vibrant decor and a casual vibe — you can sip on tequila, mezcal, beer, or wine while overlooking the Savannah River.

Savannah Tequila Company serves at least a dozen varieties of margaritas and other frozen cocktails and also offers tacos, flautas, and enchiladas on their restaurant menu. Whether you would like to stop for an intimate dinner or a drink — the trendy cocktails at this local establishment will not disappoint.

  • Address: 500 W River St, Savannah, GA 31401

5. Service Brewing Co.

A pink alcoholic drink behind poured from a tap

Service Brewing Co. is one of the best bars for the average beer drinker in Savannah, GA. This veteran-owned craft brewery is located in a huge warehouse and taproom and offers an industrial vibe, outdoor seating, and a large bar lined with at least a dozen beers on tap.

In addition to regular year-round beers, like the Compass Rose IPA and Rally Point Bohemian Style Pilsner, Service Brewing Co. also offers seasonal, limited-release, and small-batch beers. Give one (or a flight of four) a try to find a new favorite brew.

  • Address: 574 Indian St, Savannah, GA 31401

6. Bar Julian

Four cocktails on a table

Bar Julian is one of the tallest rooftop bars in Savannah, located in the upscale Thompson Hotel. From your seat on the rich leather stools and booths in the rooftop dining area, you'll be able to see the historic buildings on River Street and the beautiful Savannah River.

Bar Julian offers beer, wine, and custom cocktails, including Julian Favorites — (B)ramble On and the Thompson Old Fashioned. They also offer a Mediterranean-inspired menu featuring wood-fired pizza, flatbread sandwiches, salads, spreads, and more. This swanky rooftop bar with beautiful views is a must when visiting Savannah, GA!

  • Address: 201 Port St, Savannah, GA 31401

7. The Wyld

The outside view of a bar from the water at night

The Wyld is a waterside restaurant and dockside bar that offers unique menu items, like quail-and-rabbit sausage and local shrimp rolls, in addition to exceptional cocktails, making it one of the best places to drink in Savannah, GA. Though the slushies and sangria are the most popular drinks, more traditional drinks, like the Moscow Mule and Mai Tai, as well as draft beers, are also a staple on the menu.

  • Address: 2740 Livingston Ave, Savannah, GA 31406

8. Six Pence Pub

The outside of Six Pence Pub in Savannah, Georgia. It is designed to look like an English pub with a red classic telephone booth outside.

Six Pence Pub is a neighborhood bar that will make you feel like you've been transported to London, with a red phone booth out front and Union Jack flags hanging outside. You can order traditional British fare at Six Pence Pub, including Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash, and Pork Roast, as well as traditional bar snacks like nachos.

Of course, you can purchase a pint of beer from across the pond, like a Guinness, or order a scotch or whisky. Whatever you choose to drink, you're sure to enjoy the lively environment and fun atmosphere in this unique English pub.

  • Address: 245 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

9. The Peacock Lounge

A bartender misting an orange cocktail

The Peacock Lounge is a sophisticated, timeless, and classy bar in Downtown Savannah that requests formal attire — no baseball caps or flip-flops allowed. The Peacock Lounge serves unique cocktails, classic cocktails, mocktails, bottled beers, and wine. This swanky cocktail lounge also serves small plates on a limited menu, including mixed nuts, spring rolls, and warm olives, and offers bottle service.

  • Address: 37 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA, 31401

10. Sobremesa Wine Lounge

three bottles of wine

If you're craving a glass of wine, head to Sobremesa Wine Lounge. This locally-owned wine bar offers red, white, and sparkling wines by the bottle or glass and also offers flights. You can also order a charcuterie board to pair with your wine, filled with meats, cheeses, crackers, fruits, and spreads. The atmosphere is artistic yet cozy and boasts the perfect venue for a relaxing night out.

  • Address: 2312 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401

11. The Lost Square

Many cocktails on a table with a woman putting a lime in one of them

The Lost Square is a rooftop bar at The Alida with decor and menu items inspired by the lush squares and nautical heritage of Savannah, GA. You'll find seasonal cocktails and mocktails on the menu, as well as draft beer, canned beer, and wine. You can also pair your drink with coastal southern specialties, like hushpuppies, pimento cheese, and cheddar drop biscuits (or order fried chicken for dinner).

  • Address: 412 Williamson Street, Savannah, GA 31401

12. The Ordinary Pub

a woman holding a red cocktail

The Ordinary Pub is an underground gastropub that also happens to be one of the best places for breakfast in Savannah. They serve bottomless mimosas for brunch, as well as boozy brunch cocktails, like Bloody Marys and Cold Brew Cocktails.

However, The Ordinary Pub also has an excellent happy hour from 3 PM – 6 PM on the weekends and from 4 PM to close starting on the weekdays, so come on in for delicious appetizers and discounted drinks from the bar.

  • Address: 217 1/2 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

Grab a Drink at These Best Bars in Savannah During Your Upcoming Vacation

There's no doubt about it — Savannah's bar game is strong! Whether you want to grab a drink at an upscale speakeasy, a beautiful rooftop bar, a casual pub, a local brewery, or a wine lounge, you'll find all that (and much more!) in Savannah, Georgia. Be sure to check out our newest post for even more ideas on how to make the most of nightlife in Savannah.

If you're planning a vacation to Savannah soon and are hoping to visit as many unique bars as possible, we recommend staying in Savannah's Historic District to be within walking distance of dozens of top-rated bars. We invite you to choose from our numerous vacation rentals in the heart of Savannah with South Key Management to find the perfect place to stay. We cannot wait to host you! 

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