Vibrant Nightlife in Savannah, GA: The Best Bars, Pubs, and Music Venues

Ready to go "out on the town" during a trip to Savannah, Georgia? From River Street and Broughton Street to City Market and the Plant Riverside District, Savannah's Historic District offers fantastic nightlife venues down every street and around every corner! 

We've rounded up all the top spots for Savannah nightlife below, including swanky cocktail lounges, cozy local pubs, live music venues showcasing local and regional bands and artists, and nightclubs that will keep the good times rolling all night long. Let's jump right in! 

The Best Nightlife in Savannah's Historic District and Beyond

Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos

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Ready to listen to some talented piano players battle it out during a trip to Savannah?

If so, head down to Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos in Savannah's Historic District. This fun, interactive venue showcases performances from four talented piano players (who take song requests!) from 7 PM – 3 AM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. In addition to the entertainment, this 21+ establishment offers finger foods, draft beer, wine, tequila, and bourbon that you can sip on while watching the show.

Barrelhouse South

If you're hoping to catch popular local, regional, and touring bands as they make their way through Savannah, you'll definitely want to snag tickets from the box office for a show at Barrelhouse South.

Barrelhouse South is one of the best live music venues in Savannah and showcases music from all genres, from punk to pop, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. And while the music will bring you in, the full menu, two bars, and pool tables will keep you there all night long. Be sure to stop by for happy hour from 4 to 8 PM to grab a discounted drink (or two!).

Six Pence Pub & Restaurant

A vibrant photo of the exterior of The Six Pence Pub, featuring a green and yellow facade with large windows. In front of the pub, there are outdoor seating areas with people dining under black umbrellas. The pub is adorned with various flags, including the Union Jack. A bright red British telephone booth stands to the right of the entrance.

If you're looking for a neighborhood bar that promises a good time (and will make you feel like you've been transported "across the pond"), head to Six Pence Pub & Restaurant.

Six Pence Pub & Restaurant is one of the best bars in Savannah. Outside, you'll find one of the iconic red telephone booths that London is known for, and inside, you'll find a menu filled with classic British cuisine and drinks, including Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash, and Guinness.

Can't get enough of the laid-back pub atmosphere? Hit up McDonough's or Rail Pub — two of Savannah's most popular Irish pubs. These nightlife venues are especially fun to visit on St. Patrick's Day in Savannah and should be a part of any St. Patrick's Day bar crawl!

Top Deck Bar

Top Deck Bar, located on the top of the Cotton Sail Hotel, is a fantastic place to grab a drink and a bite while enjoying spectacular views of the Savannah River.

This rooftop bar is open daily from 11 AM to 11 PM and showcases beer, food, and spirits from local vendors in Savannah, GA, and other locations in the southeast, like Charleston, SC. Top Deck Bar is where Southern hospitality meets Savannah's vibrant nightlife scene!

Are you looking for other great places to grab cocktails in Savannah?

Check out Rocks on the Roof, a fantastic rooftop restaurant in Savannah offering gorgeous views of the Savannah River. Planters Tavern is another great option, a cellar-turned-bar beneath The Olde Pink House. This venue showcases the building's rich history with its historic architecture and a classical pianist to set the mood for dinner and drinks.

Congress Street Social Club

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Congress Street Social Club is where the locals go for laid-back nightlife entertainment in Savannah!

While this venue features live music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the dog-friendly patio is one of the main draws — Congress Street Social Club is a great late-night hangout for you and your pup! You can also order delicious food, from barbecue to burgers, and tons of drinks, from craft beer to refreshing cocktails, while enjoying live music and the upbeat atmosphere.

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Abe's on Lincoln

Abe's on Lincoln is one of the best dive bars in Savannah, GA. It boasts a casual, laid-back vibe, where tourists can mingle with locals while sipping on a beer or cocktail of choice.

Abe's on Lincoln is open from 4 PM to 3 AM every day except Sunday and offers open mic nights and tunes spun by a DJ multiple times a week. One of the things that makes this dive bar unique is the hundreds of cocktail napkins adorning the walls with hand-drawn pictures of Honest Abe himself. If you're feeling artistic — add your own sketch to the walls!

Are dive bars your scene? Check out Pour Larry's and Rouge Water while in Savannah. In addition to Abe’s, these are some of the hottest spots for Savannah nightlife among the locals!

Jazz'd Tapas Bar

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If you prefer nightlife with a classier touch, you'll love the atmosphere at Jazz'd Tapas Bar.

Located near Ellis Square, this nightlife venue and restaurant offers live music, ranging from jazz to classic rock, five days a week (Wednesday – Sunday). Aside from the music, Jazz'd Tapas Bar also offers tapas with an American twist, like flatbreads, tacos, ceviche, craft cocktails, and wine. Try a martini at Jazz'd Tapas Bar — martinis are the house specialty!

Want to hear more jazz music? Head to Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant, another one of Savannah's best upscale nightlife venues and live music hotspots.

Electric Moon Skytop Lounge

Ready to hit the dance floor and dance the night away in Savannah's Historic District?

If so, you'll love the high-energy atmosphere at Electric Moon Skytop Lounge — a 21+ nightlife venue in Savannah. You can enjoy stunning views of Plant Riverside District and the Savannah River while sipping on a drink, playing lawn games, or sliding down a spiral slide. Electric Moon Skytop Lounge is open at 6 PM nightly. Come check out this “playground” for adults in Savannah!

Enjoy Good Drinks, Great Food, and Even Better Times at These Nightlife Venues in Savannah

Whether you prefer the laid-back environment of a dive bar, a classy rooftop restaurant, or the electric beat of a music venue or club — you're sure to find a nightlife venue you'll love in Savannah, GA.

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