If you’ve always wanted to ride a mechanical bull, then head on over to Saddle Bags, one of the newest additions to the Savannah nightlife scene. The country bar and dance hall, located on the west end of River Street in the Historic District, has quickly become a favorite for country music lovers and anyone who loves to let loose and enjoy a night on the town. Can you resist the mechanical bull? — Photo courtesy of Saddle Bags
Like any good bar hell bent on its clientele having a rollicking good time, Saddle Bags features waitresses clad in skimpy black tank tops and cutoff jean shorts. If that’s not enough to pique your interest, then it’s worth a trip just to try some of the establishment’s bourbon drinks. Whether you like your bourbon straight up or you want to mix things up and try Saddle Bags’ famous bourbon slush, you’ll appreciate the bar’s mind-boggling selection of the American whiskey.
Saddle Bags also serves a variety of bar food, including traditional choices like wings and burgers, along with a few Southern favorites thrown in–boiled peanuts and fried pickles, anyone?
But at its heart, Saddle Bags is a country dance club, and the bar often hosts line dancing nights and even offers free lessons to newbies on Thursday nights. Weekends are all about live music at Saddle Bags as the bar transforms into a venue for local, regional and national country artists.
And if you need a little motivation before you tackle that mechanical bull, check out the Saddle Bags’ website, which features bios of the bar’s wait staff, along with their best bull-riding times. You’ll be ready to throw back a few bourbon drinks and go for the gold.