Live Music Venues in Savannah: Inside, Outside and Oceanside

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.



Just as its name suggests, Congress Street Social Club has become a popular spot for those who want to meet and mingle. The always-bustling establishment, which is just a block away from City Market, has a large outdoor patio and bar, along with...  Read More

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This country bar and dance hall, located on the west end of River Street in the Historic District, features a mechanical bull, scantily clad waitresses and perhaps the city's best selection of top-shelf bourbon. But the bar--the brainchild of...  Read More



Located in the trendy Sandfly neighborhood near Isle of Hope, Driftaway Cafe serves up seafood in a cozy atmosphere that features a surprisingly lush landscape with a quaint stream. The restaurant boasts a great selection of appetizers,...  Read More

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Always packed, always lively, always entertaining, Jazz'd is the place to be seen in Downtown Savannah. Located in the basement of the historic Kress building, this tapas-style restaurant has a long, sleek serpentine bar and ample seating in the...  Read More



This beloved open-air restaurant and bar, with a prime location on Tybee's North Beach, serves up a variety of creatively prepared, Caribbean-influenced dishes. Favorites include fish tacos, jerk chicken, sweet potato fries, crab cakes and conch...  Read More

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Occupying a prime spot in City Market, Wild Wing Cafe is a favorite place to catch live music and eat wings. Most of the sports bar and restaurant's live performances take place on the outdoor patio in City Market, meaning that even passersby...  Read More



This dueling piano bar has been delighting locals and visitors since it opened its doors in 2000. Located just steps from River Street in Savannah's Historic District, Savannah Smiles is an all-request show in which four piano players duel it...  Read More



Don't be deterred by the name. The Tybee Island Social Club is not some sort of invite-only dinner society for the elite. This welcoming Tybee Island eatery, located mid-island on Butler Avenue, offers an array of creative, tasty bites. The...  Read More

The Wormhole


Close enough to the Historic District to attract a downtown crowd but far enough away to guarantee that parking won't be a nightmare, the Wormhole is great music, a laid-back atmosphere and cheap beer. The performance venue hosts local and...  Read More

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This Congress Street staple is the place to go for live music in Savannah. Raw, unpolished and unpretentious, the Jinx has hosted some of the hottest local and regional bands since it opened its doors in 2003. The Jinx boasts a friendly bar...  Read More


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