- Alise Talley
11 Unique Bars and Restaurants to Visit in Savannah, GA
Updated: Feb 18, 2022
If there’s one thing Savannah is known for it’s food… and being one of the oldest cities in the country.
But Savannah wouldn’t be the cultural hub we know it as today without it’s unique restaurants and bars that keep people coming back time and again.
Here are 11 one-of-a-kind Savannah bars and restaurants you should check out!
This gold-clad bar serves you more than barrel-aged cocktails and draught beers.
El Rocko Lounge is a hub for live music, trivia nights, and pachinko.
Take yourself to Whitaker Street to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience with a vinyl jukebox as your soundtrack.
The Crab Shack
Located in Savannah’s sister city, Tybee Island, The Crab Shack brings you the seafood goodness the Georgia coast is known for.
Surprisingly, The Crab Shack originally started as a fishing camp until an Atlanta couple turned it into the iconic restaurant it is today.
The Shack is a perfect place to drink a cold beer and enjoy the beautiful Savannah waterfront.
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Boy, does this place have some stories to tell.
The Artillery has been many things through the years, originally starting as an armory as the name implies.
If you’re looking for an upscale bar full of opulent decor and champagne, the Artillery is for you.
If you know the popular local South African inspired restaurant, Zunzi's, then you already know a little bit about Zunzibar.
Next to Perry Lane Hotel and across from McDonough's Restaurant and Lounge on Drayton Street, resides Zunzibar, a fun and vibrant outdoor and indoor bar.
With an array of drinks and interesting cocktails. you'll definitely have to stop on by on your next bar hop.
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Found in multiple locations in Savannah, Treylor Park is along E Bay Street as well as West Bay Street and Drayton Street.
No matter which spot you pick, you can expect a local vibe accompanied by craft beers and seasonal cocktails.
But don’t just come for the drinks. Treylor Park also has a variety of sandwiches, tacos, and more!
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Two Tides Brewing CO.
At Two Tides Brewing Co. they’re all about the beer… obviously.
Come check out Two Tide’s draft collection and local art they have displayed.
The Cuban Window
The Cuban Window brings a Caribbean flavor to the Georgia coast.
As the name implies, The Cuban Window is a look into Cuban cuisine with its empanadas, ropa vieja, Lechon, and of course, Cuban sandwiches.
Alley Cat Lounge
Alley Cat Lounge really is a bar fanatic’s dream.
With over 500 spirits in house and 150 cocktails, there are no shortage of choices.
If there’s anything worth drinking, you can bet it’ll be at the Alley Cat Lounge.
Nom Nom Poke Shop
Although Savannah isn’t known for their Asian cuisine, Nom Nom Poke Shop can stand with fried chicken and mash potatoes any day.
Nom Nom Poke prioritizes having sustainable ingredients that combine to make a fresh and delicious meal.
Stop by and try some classic poke dishes as well as their experimental bowls with a Japanese flare.
Jen’s & friends
Since 2005, Jen’s & Friends has been serving martinis and a great bar experience.
And that’s not just based on rumors. Jen’s & Friends has even been given Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence.
Come down Bull Street for a drink at happy hour and try out Jen’s martinis for yourself.
The 5 Spot
The 5 Spot has two Savannah locations: Midtown and Broughton Street.
Both restaurants are featured in the Gaslight Group, a parent company for several fine restaurants in Savannah.
The 5 Spot is a classic American diner when it comes to lunch and dinner options, but they still know how to have fun.
Their extensive collection of drinks includes cocktails, wine, fivers, and beer.