The 10 Best Bars In Southside, Savannah

Photo of Elaine Elliott
9 February 2017

Most of these Southside bars are also some of the best restaurants in the area, so be sure to check out both the food and drink menu and enjoy a nice cold beer, or refreshing cocktail. Here’s our guide to some of the best places to get a drink in the area.

Beer Taps | dharma_for_one/flickr

Rachael’s 1190

With 16 beers on tap, Rachael’s 1190 gives customers a whole night of drinking. Located across the river in west Southside, Rachael’s guarantees fun-filled nights with good food, regular live music, craft beer, and drinks. The bar also includes the largest video wall in Savannah with over 35 HDTVs. Other amenities include karaoke, trivia nights, Texas Hold ‘Em, league dart teams, live DJs, and billiards. There’s fun for everyone at this lively Southside establishment.

Outdoor Patio | Courtesy of Wyld Dock Bar

The Wyld Dock Bar

Located right at the foot of the Savannah salt marsh, Wyld Dock Bar offers a unique dining experience like no other in Savannah. Feel like a true local by driving or boating up to the Wyld’s dock and soaking up the beautiful views. Enjoy drinks such as sangria, champagne, wines, classic cocktails, a gin basil smash, and Hemingway daiquiri.

Pasta and Wine | smilla4/flickr

Fiore Italian Bar and Grill

Fiore takes pride in their huge wine list. If you’re looking for a liquor drink try the limoncello martini, spiced bloody Mary, orange basil margarita, Kahlua coffee or rosemary vodka lemonade fizz. As for the wine, there is a long list that includes American, European, South American, and Australia assortments. A spacious bar with blends of fresh seafood, Italian cuisine and wine make this a great eatery in the Sandfly district next to Southside Savannah.

Preparing Seafood | MikeMcCune/flickr

Driftaway Cafe

Driftaway Cafe is beautifully adorned with nautical murals, a granite counter top bar, draped curtains and tablecloths, and a lush backyard patio. Wines are chosen by way of complementing each entree and the requests from regular patrons. Driftaway Cafe is a great hangout spot to escape the hustle and bustle of Savannah, enjoy occasional live music, and enjoy good wine and craft beer.

Scallops | Courtesy of Pearl’s Saltwater Grille

Pearl’s Saltwater Grille

Pearl’s Saltwater Grille offers the finest dining and seafood dishes in Savannah. Pearl’s has panoramic views of the tidal inlet waters of the Herb river right from your dinner table. You can smell the aroma of the salty ocean air as you drink from a large wine and draft beer selection. Pearl’s is a must-see Savannah treasure full of inspiring views and cuisine.

Mozzarella Sticks | saechang/flickr

Norwood Tavern

This independent establishment refuses to use any pre-cut or frozen food for their dishes. The bar food is creative, handmade and some of the best in the Sandfly community. The pub is also a great place to watch sports.

Norwood Tavern, 2130 Norwood Ave. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 354 4941

Playing Pool | ypsygen/flickr

Sandfly Sports Bar and Grill

A great location for a late night drink of premium or domestic beer and wine. Sandfly Sports Bar is a homey bar with a light atmosphere, friendly service, and is perfect for a game of pool or ping pong. Sandfly Bar is the ideal place to watch a sports game, listen to live music and eat seafood.

Beer Glass | kirichov/flickr

Dew Drop Inn

Whether you’re looking for a morning fix or late-night drink, this place seems to be permanently open. A local favorite, Dew Drop Inn provides an intimate community of locals and families a place to share drinks in a simple dive bar.

Outdoor Patio | Courtesy of B&D Burgers

B&D Burgers

B&D Burgers is the perfect spot to wind down and watch a sports game on the big screen TVs on the large open patio. B&D Burgers offers weekly events, Happy Hour deals (half off all craft beer, well drinks, and house wine), and comfort food varying from delicious burgers to alligator tail sliders topped with house-made Cajun sauces. B&D also has a souvenir Tervis brand tumbler that gets customers $1 off all draft beers and well drinks when they bring it into the bar.

Liquor Bottles | jb912/flickr

Jerry’s Lounge

Jerry’s is a tiny neighborhood establishment right near Lake Mayer park. If you’re looking for something more low-key then this is the cocktail bar for you. The place gets crowded at weekends with people from the Southside coming to wind down and have a drink with friends.

Jerry’s Lounge, 1209 E Montgomery Cross Rd. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 927 1555

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