After Hours Savannah Reveals Trendy Bars, Popular Pubs and Cozy Cafes

When the sun sets on this scenic city by the sea, the fun begins, bringing out locals and tourists alike to take part in the revelry. Savannah’s nightlife scene is booming and local establishments offer a variety of options for all ages and interests. Savannah has plenty of options when it comes to bars such as Rocks on the Roof, the Bohemian Hotel's chic rooftop bar with incredible views of the city. If you're more inclined to a "continental" experience, a host of Irish bars and pubs abound, such as Kevin Barry’s and lively McDonough’s Restaurant and Lounge. Other, U.K.-inspired pubs such as Molly McPherson’s (Scottish) and Churchill’s Pub (British), provide a good time and along with authentic cuisine. Local favorites include Circa 1875 Gastropub, Lulu’s Chocolate Bar (dishing up desserts and a full bar) and the romantic Planters Tavern in the basement of the Olde Pink House. Late-night coffee shops such as Gallery Espresso and the Sentient Bean offer a late-night place in which to chill out - often with live music on the weekends. River Street, along the Savannah River is popular after dark and many visitors stroll along the waterfront in search of their favorite music. Summer brings live jazz concerts, Dixieland and Big Band to Johnson Square. 

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The oldest coffeehouse in Savannah, Gallery Espresso has been popular since it first opened its doors in 1993, offering the perfect alternative to the bar scene. Oversized windows, tastefully mismatched furniture, and a distinct European vibe...  Read More

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One of the city's most popular live music venues, this Congress Street staple is unpolished and unpretentious, with a laid-back vibe and vaguely Gothic décor. The bartenders are cool and courteous and the place club draws a wide range of...  Read More

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Tucked into the hip Andaz Savannah in the Historic District, 22 Square is the current darling of Savannah nightlife. The ambiance is chic and lively, drawing locals and visitors alike to partake in the "art of the cocktail," as performed by...  Read More



Four convenient locations throughout Savannah make this popular, locally owned burger joint easily accessible to anyone looking for good food in a pleasing ambiance. Since they first made the scene in 2001, B&D Burgers has been wowing locals and...  Read More



Named after the owners' great-grandmother, Molly MacPherson Scottish Pub is the "real deal," when it comes to decor, menu and ambiance. An ample roster of single malts, a dose of Scottish culture and kilt-clad waiters and bartenders add to the...  Read More

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Described as an "unpretentious" French bistro, this swanky bistro- pub blends Old World charm with delectable French cuisine in an elegant setting. The site of a former Irish pub, the bar - which offers more casual dining - and restaurant are...  Read More

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Located in Savannah's Historic District, Jazz'd has been described as a "swank, sexy and sultry," an apt description for this unusual tapas-style restaurant. Located in the basement of the historic Kress building, this sultry underground "hot...  Read More

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It was a speakeasy in the Roaring 20s and while it's now a favorite with locals and visitors alike, the Distillery isn't really a distillery - it's popular bar. Frequented by beer drinkers with discerning palates, it's not the place to go for a...  Read More



A popular night spot for mingling and making new friends,Congress Street Social Club is always bustling with activity and live entertainment, just a block away from City Market. A large outdoor patio and bar,along with a ground level bar and...  Read More



The hip, indoor-outdoor rooftop Rocks on the Roof is the perfect vantage point from which to view the city while sipping signature drinks. Perched atop the trendy Bohemian Hotel, it boasts far-reaching views of downtown Savannah, River Street...  Read More


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