Beat the crowds of River Street without having to neglect the perks of finely crafted drinks and friendly service. Here are some neighborhood favorites in Savannah’s Midtown area for grabbing a drink with friends.
Local 11 Ten’s exceptional menu and venue have been featured in Architectural Digest, Veranda, South, and The Art of Fine Food magazines just within the past couple of years. Located one block south of Forsyth Park, Local 11 Ten encompasses a chic environment and inspiring cuisine. Local 11 Ten also has an expansive rooftop patio called The Perch that serves phenomenal cocktails among enchanting views of the city.
Local 11 Ten, 1110 Bull St. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 790 9000
Green Truck Pub has been graced by numerous magazines and articles that rate it the overall best restaurant and burger joint in Savannah. Thrillist also dubbed Green Truck one of the 13 best Georgia bars outside of Atlanta in 2014. It’s worth a visit since the pub has received so much credibility over the years. They serve only American beer as well as wine from across the world. Events occur throughout the year, as do specialty tap takeovers.
This rooftop terrace overlooks beautiful views of Forsyth park while guests can drink signature cocktails like the 700 Drayton martini and Savannah-Grita. Casimir’s is part of the Mansion on Forsyth Park hotel that embodies luxury and relaxation in the charming South. Guests can also enjoy regular live tunes from Southern jazz and blues musicians.
Casimir’s Lounge, 700 Drayton St. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 341 0700
The Wormhole takes pride in being a laid-back bar with friendly service, freshly squeezed cocktails, a late-night kitchen, billiards, and a diverse mix of live music and comedy shows. For an affordable price, you can get a burger at 2:45 am and a fresh cocktail with no pre-mixed ingredients. The public can join in on the stage fun too with Monday and Wednesday Open Mic nights, $100 reward Tuesday Trivia, and Thursday karaoke.
Connect Savannah voted Foxy Loxy the best coffeehouse for 2015. And what’s not to love? Foxy Loxy offers live music every Tuesday, bonfires in the backyard on Saturdays, and artist receptions once a month. Not only is it a coffee shop, Foxy Loxy also serves Tex-Mex, $2 Lone Stars every weekday, half off bottles of wine every Saturday night and a courtyard bar during Sunday brunch. Another popular deal is getting one Tacate beer per taco every Friday from seven to 11 pm. Foxy Loxy loves mixing fresh coffee with spirits for visitors trying to get a serious buzz.
Foxy Loxy, 1919 Bull St. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 401 0543
Enjoy a contemporary meal and drink in this sleek restaurant right next to Bar Food and the Habersham shopping center. The 5 Spot is a great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an evening cocktail. There is a large variety of wine visible from behind the bar, as well as other concoctions for visitors.
The 5 Spot, 4430 Habersham St. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 777 3021
This is another lounge within the Mansion on Forsyth Park hotel that offers exquisite libations for people of all attire. The bar is named after the rare piano that becomes the center piece for decor and music within the room. This is a prime gathering spot for before or after dinner cocktails, and they also show sports games on the TVs during the weekends. Feel indulged whether you’re a hotel guest, local, or passerby.
Bösendorfer Lounge, 700 Drayton St. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 238 5158
A very sleek bar in the least expectant of places, Bar Food has been a favorite for French and Asian fused cuisine with a large beer, wine, and cocktail list in the middle of a strip mall location. Sometimes their drink specials are even in the $1 range. Bar Food was voted Savannah’s best neighborhood bar for 2015 and plans to retain this reputation for years to come.
Bar Food, 4523 Habersham St. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 355 5956
Johnny Harris has been cooking up authentic barbecue since 1924. What started as a roadside shack has turned into one of Savannah’s most popular restaurants due to a loyal following and exceptional food and drinks. Johnny Harris even sells its own specialty barbecue sauces and restaurant cookbook. Menu items include smokehouse entrees, seafood, and any kind of liquor or cocktail concoction imaginable. Eat and drink like a king inside the restaurant’s radiant atrium and amid the antique decor while chowing down on some real Southern barbecue.
Johnny Harris 1651 E Victory Dr. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 354 7810
Long Branch Bar and Grill is a neighborhood favorite dive bar complete with billiards, jukebox, karaoke, and dart boards. Long Branch offers cheap drafts and cocktails along with bar food such as wings and burgers. If you want to watch a local sports game and meet down-to-earth locals, this is the place to go.
Long Branch Bar and Grill, 2411 Skidaway Rd. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 232 6175