10 Hottest Spots for Rooftop Dining in Savannah, GA

Whether you're hanging out in Savannah's Historic District near Forsyth Park or along the Savannah River on River Street — you'll find no shortage of jaw-dropping views and stunning architecture to enjoy in Savannah, GA.

You'll want to soak up as much of your natural surroundings as possible during your trip to this charming southern city — so grabbing a delicious meal and a creative cocktail at one of the best rooftop bars in Savannah, GA, is a great way to spend the afternoon or evening! 

Top Savannah Rooftop Bars & Restaurants

Savannah is filled with tons of trendy rooftop restaurants and bars, each offering specialty cocktails, fabulous food, and stunning views of the city skyline. Keep reading to discover all the best rooftops to "wine and dine" at while exploring Historic Downtown Savannah!

1. Top Deck Bar

A ciabatta sandwich filled with steak and fresh arugula served with a side of barbecue sauce.

Top Deck Bar is a hip rooftop bar atop the Cotton Sail Hotel on River Street. At this establishment, you'll find a wooden-deck rooftop terrace filled with comfortable couches, outdoor seating, and stunning river views of the Savannah River, the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, and historic Bay Street.

On the menu at Top Deck Bar, you'll find signature cocktails, sharable plates, tasty meals like tacos, sliders, salads, and sandwiches, and a large collection of whiskey, bourbon, and scotch.

2. Bar Julian

Bar Julian is a notable rooftop bar in Savannah because it is the city's tallest rooftop bar. It sits on the top floor of the Thompson Savannah and offers stunning views of the city skyline and the Savannah River. It's undoubtedly one of the best bars in Savannah for fabulous ambiance, beautiful views, and a scenic evening drink (try the Midnight in Rome or The Hostess City Spritz!). 

Bar Julian offers a menu that is inspired by southern Italy (with some southern Georgia influence thrown in for good measure), so expect to find yummy Mediterranean snacks, like marinated olives and falafel, as well as delicious flatbreads, like the San Marzano Pizza and Stracciatella Pizza.

3. Rocks on the Roof

A woman with long blonde hair, seen from behind, enjoying a view of a cityscape and river from a high vantage point while holding a glass of red wine.

Rocks on the Roof is located on the top floor of The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, a boutique hotel that overlooks the Savannah River. You'll find an effortless blend of indoor seating and outdoor seating tied together with a subtle nautical theme on the open-air terrace at Rocks on the Roof, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Historic District while sipping on handcrafted cocktails.

In addition to cocktails, Rocks on the Roof offers several beers and wines, and the rooftop restaurant serves delicious appetizers and entrees, including Boiled Peanut Hummus, Crab Rangoon Nachos, Blackened Fish Tacos, Crab Cake Sliders, and more! 

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4. Peregrin Rooftop Lounge

Peregrin Rooftop Lounge, located at the top of the Perry Lane Hotel, is a sophisticated casual restaurant with a playful vibe. On the open-air rooftop terrace, you can enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of the historic buildings in Savannah's Historic District. You can also lounge near the year-round rooftop pool or play the lawn games at this popular rooftop bar.

Try one of the signature cocktails at Peregrin, like the "Monarch" or "Main Character Energy," and grab some small plates and handhelds inspired by international cuisine to pass around. You can try samosas from India, patatas bravas from Spain, anticuchos from Chile, or bocadillo from Morocco — just to name a few. Peregrin also offers beer, wine, and zero-proof drinks in addition to their craft cocktails.

5. Electric Moon Skytop Lounge + The Moon Deck

An array of variously styled cocktail glasses, each containing different colored beverages, artfully displayed on a warmly lit bar shelf with a wooden backdrop.

Electric Moon Skytop Lounge is located in the Plant Riverside District and is one of Savannah's most lively rooftop bars reminiscent of a nightclub. 

At this playful adult oasis, you can hit the dance floor under the neon lights, listen to live music while overlooking the Savannah River or head up the spiral staircase to The Moon Deck — an adult playground featuring lawn games, gathering spaces, and a slide. At this Savannah rooftop bar, you'll find plenty of signature cocktails, beer, wine, and small plates to enjoy with friends.

6. Pendant Terrace and Bar

Drayton Hotel is an elegant hotel in a restored building from the 1800s. The hotel’s rooftop terrace — Pendant Terrace and Bar — is just as charming as the building itself, complete with bistro-style furniture and panoramic views of City Hall and the historic buildings in the Savannah Historic District.

The rooftop patio at Drayton Hotel is an excellent spot to grab an afternoon cocktail or evening drink. They offer a collection of specialty cocktails, frozen cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as a few small plates, including oysters, ceviche, and crispy shrimp. 

7. The Lost Square

A tray from "The Lost Square" with buffalo wings garnished with herbs and blue cheese, accompanied by carrot and celery sticks and a bowl of dip.

The Lost Square is an elegant rooftop restaurant and bar located on the top floor of the Alida Hotel. You can enjoy the panoramic city and waterfront views while lounging on this spacious and comfortable terrace.

This rooftop restaurant and bar is inspired by Savannah's historic city squares and nautical history, and the innovative cocktail program is inspired by Savannah's rum-running history. They also offer zero-proof drinks, beer, wine, shareables, salads, and a few main dishes. 

8. Churchill's

An elegant old-fashioned bar named Churchill's, with dark wood paneling and ornate carvings, showcasing a wide array of liquor bottles, draft beer taps, and a large mirror reflecting the high-ceilinged room with bar stools lined up in front.

Churchill's has three floors — an open-air rooftop restaurant, a street-level pub, and a basement wine cellar called Winston's Wine Cellar — with British-inspired fare and vibes. The rooftop bar has a charming "rooftop garden" style that provides an escape from the city views at many other rooftop bars in the Historic District and offers full meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

In addition to the fabulous British-inspired cuisine, you can also enjoy craft cocktails, beer, and wine at Churchill's on Bay Street.

9. The Grove

A selection of colorful cocktails in wine glasses, some garnished with rosemary and cranberries, others featuring a popsicle, on a white table.

The Grove is a trendy rooftop restaurant and bar that overlooks Savannah's bustling City Market. Although you can sit on the bottom two floors of this restaurant, the open-air third-floor terrace offers comfy seating and panoramic views to create a relaxed atmosphere perfect for enjoying dinner and a drink.

On the menu at The Grove, you'll find small plates, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and tacos — all with a subtle Southern twist. They also offer fabulous house-made cocktails, local beers, and wines by the glass. This restaurant also offers weekend brunch!

10. Myrtle & Rose Rooftop Bar

Located in the Plant Riverside District this unique rooftop bar offers an experience inspired by the the muses in classical mythology. The name Myrtle and Rose references the flowers muses adorned in their crowns as symbols of love, romance, and femininity.  

They offer handcrafted shareable bites and aromatic, botanically inspired cocktails in a romantic ambiance. Not to mention some truly stunning views of Savannah's majestic river and historic district that you’ll likely want a few pictures of for Instagram. If that’s not enough, on Saturdays and Sundays you’ll also be able to take in the gorgeous space and views with champagne and Savannah’s best brunch. 

Sip and Savor the Many Great Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in Savannah with South Key Management

Whether you check out one or more of these rooftop restaurants and bars in Savannah, you will surely be delighted by the delicious food, creative cocktails, and stunning views of Savannah's Historic District and the Savannah River!

To make getting to and from these popular rooftop bars more convenient, we recommend staying in Downtown Savannah. Our boutique collection of vacation rentals from South Key Management is in the perfect location — so if you're still looking for somewhere to stay during your trip to Savannah, explore our properties to find the right fit!

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