Savannah’s Historic District is the hub of the city’s live music scene, but you don’t have to stay downtown to catch a great show. The Wormhole, just south of the Historic District, is one of the city’s best live venues and has hosted a number of national acts including Helmet, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and Jonathan Richman.
Tybee Island is another great spot to check out live music. Several Tybee restaurants have entertainment on the weekends, including Tybee Island Social Club, the North Beach Bar & Grill, A-J’s Dockside Restaurant and Huc-a-Poos.
Driftaway Café, an excellent seafood restaurant in Savannah’s popular Sandfly neighborhood, is an unexpectedly good spot for live music. The eatery, which boasts a lovely outdoor deck, is dedicated to showcasing the talents of local musicians.
Of course the Historic District always delivers, featuring numerous bars and restaurants that regularly host live music. The Jinx, a Savannah institution, has been a favorite among music fans for more than a decade. The laid-back bar has hosted a slew of popular rock and alternative bands over the years.
Other sure bets in the Historic District include Wild Wing Café, Savannah Smiles, Jazz’d Tapas Bar, Congress Street Social Club, Saddle Bags, Rancho Alegre, The Warehouse Bar & Grill, Hang Fire Bar and The Sparetime.