The Best Must-Visit Bars In Savannah, Georgia, USA

Photo of Sierra Brown
9 February 2017

Savannah is a beautiful and lively city, full of friendly faces and exciting things to do during the day. Savannah remains lively and diverse when the sun goes down. It’s home to plenty of bars that aren’t just great for drinks but also offer dance floors, live music, and late night meals. Read on to find out about the best bars in the city.

Six Pence Pub | © David/Flickr

Six Pence Pub

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
When you visit Six Pence Pub you’re immediately submerged in the feel good atmosphere. Six Pence feels like a home away from home as it offers good drinks, great service, and a relaxing environment. In 1999 two men bought their favorite watering hole and expanded the beer, wine, and liquor offer, as well as adding a full food menu featuring traditional English and American dishes. The bar soon became a favorite among locals and tourists.

Churchill’s Pub

Pub, Pub Grub
Golden Dawn Cocktail
Golden Dawn Cocktail | © Adrian Scottow/Flickr
Churchill’s is British owned and operated, serving a unique combination of traditional British favorites and contemporary American food. This pub is famous for its beer, wine, and cocktails. These can be coupled with food including sandwiches, steak, fish, chicken, and traditional British dishes. Customers can take their pick from appetizers, entrees, and homemade desserts that can’t be found anywhere else in Savannah. Churchill’s also features the Winston’s Wine Cellar on the lower level of the pub. The intimate and relaxed atmosphere is great for hanging with friends or throwing a surprise party.

The Distillery

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
The Distillery is a favorite among Savannah residents and tourists with its more than 20 beers on tap. This brick-walled bar provides a comforting environment and is set in a pre-Prohibition distillery with outdoor seating. The staff and bartenders are friendly and willing to help you make the perfect choice. This premier craft beer bar serves a variety of meals to accompany your drink, and it is a great place to enjoy small talk and laughs with a group of friends or co-workers. The Distillery also offers a private events space, ‘The Speakeasy,’ available for parties other events.

The Rail Pub

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub
The Rail Pub has a unique past; it has been everything from a boarding house to a brothel since it opened in 1890. Now it’s a popular pub serving satisfying drinks and offering customized service. The pub received its name for the day laborers that gathered across the street to wait for work on the railroad. The Rail Pub continues to honor that historic tradition while simultaneously keeping locals and travelers happy with their unique food and drink menu. This is the only place you can order both a beer and your choice of pickled pigs’ feet, slim jims, or dill pickles.

Pinkie Master's Lounge

Bar, Pub Grub
jukebox | © Daniel Orth/Flickr
This long-running bar has constantly been celebrated for its bargain beer, its jukebox, and the exciting décor. Pinkie Master’s Lounge has been named 3rd best dive bar in the South by Southern Living Magazine. If you’re looking for a fun night with friends, this is the place to go. Enjoy the various affordable drinks as well as the unique interior which holds dusty mementos from the past. The bar is also equipped with a jukebox ready to liven up the night. And there’s something else that makes this space special: here Jimmy Carter declared his candidacy for president.

Price: Budget

Opening hours: 4pm – 3am (Mon – Sat)

Watch out for: the personable staff

Jen's & Friends

Bar, American, $$$
Jen’s & Friends is a cozy bar featuring craft beers and hundreds of martini flavors, from bananas Foster to birthday cake. They’re home to more than 300 martinis and 200 beers, making them a bar unlike any other in Savannah. Their expertise will of course make for a unique drink experience. This bar is locally owned and operated, with an award winning happy hour. They’re open six days a week, and whether you stop by any day after work or wait until the weekend you have to visit Jen’s & Friends for a memorable experience.

Coach’s Corner

Bar, American, $$$
Calzone with salami, roasted tomatoes, capsicum, spinach
Calzone with salami, roasted tomatoes, capsicum, spinach | © Alpha/Flickr
Coach’s Corner has been named Savannah’s favorite sports bar for over twenty years. At this bar guests can enjoy televised sports, great food, and fun. There are other ways to have fun at Coach’s as well, including interactive trivia, video games, shuffleboard and darts, and horse shoes. There’s never a dull moment here since there’s something on every night. Coach’s obviously serves good drinks, but they also serve satisfying food. Their famous chicken wings, calzones, and pizzas are fan favorites. This is a bar you’ll regret not visiting.

Chuck’s Bar

Bar, Cocktails
Chuck’s Bar offers its guests a relaxed and cozy environment. In addition to drinks, you can enjoy a competitive round of pool with friends or friendly strangers, and listen to their Internet jukebox. If you can’t stop by Chuck’s Bar during the week, you can have the same amount of fun on the weekend, plus karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights. Treat yourself to a visit and enjoy a night of drinks, games, music and quality service.

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