Nightlife and Live Music
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Georgia, Savannah Guide (A): Nightlife and Live Music

You can party like a local in Savannah, Georgia by hitting all to the hot spots in the Historic District. Soak of the laid-back atmosphere, smooth jazz and southern rock at bars along Savannah's riverfront. Stroll along the brick streets from modern pubs to dance clubs and even a cigar bar. Begin your revery with classic southern BBQ before journeying to late night haunts and wine bars.
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Guide Name: Nightlife and Live Music
Guide Location: USA » Savannah
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (A))
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3.0 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: Tara Dodrill
Author Bio: Tara Dodrill is a travel writer focusing primarily on the areas of Florida, the Cape Fear Coast and Ohio. Dodrill's credits include USA Today, Yahoo!,RUMBUM,Cape Fear Coastal Guide,Trips 2 Florida, Gadling, AOL/SEED, Trails.com, Travels.com, Outdoorzy, Hobbizine and BootsnAll Travel Blog.
Author Website: http://hockinghillstravelguide.com
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Jazz'd Tapas Bar
  • SEED Eco Lounge
  • Rail Pub
  • Club One
  • Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Saloon
  • Live Wire Music Hall
  • Boar's Head Grill and Tavern
  • Moon River Brewing Company
  • Olde Pink House
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Jazz'd Tapas Bar

1) Jazz'd Tapas Bar

Experience a blending of smooth jazz music with a sleek and modern atmosphere. The Jazz'd Tapas Bar has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Savannah Magazine, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel and Southern Living Magazine. Dine on Spanish style tapas which were once a staple at many southern bars. The tapa over a customers drink to protect the glass from swarming gnats and bugs. Dine on fresh seafood including calamari, scallops and shrimp while enjoying live jazz music. Mango mojitos, caramel apple martinis and Sangria are Jazz'd specialty and ultra popular drinks. Remember to pace yourself in order to enjoy a full evening of fun in Savannah's Historic District. (http://www.jazzdsavannah.com/mainpage.html)
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SEED Eco Lounge

2) SEED Eco Lounge

There is an earth friendly bar stool waiting for you at the SEED Eco Lounge. A “Green” theme permeates the bar from bamboo table tops to the cork flooring. Rest assured that your drink glasses will be cleaned thoroughly with non-destructive chemicals and responsible water usage. Toss back a shot and socialize with locals who share a belief in having a good time but diminishing our carbon footprint. Special events at SEED Eco Lounge include massage therapy presentations and “Music Madness” nights with entertaining disc jockeys and discounted drinks. The lounge is a popular stop for students from the Savannah College of Art and Design. (http://www.seedecolounge.com)
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Rail Pub

3) Rail Pub

The Rail Pub is housed inside of a former brothel in what was once known as Savannah's “Red Light” district. During the early 1900's railroad workers frequented the beer joint after work – hence the name. In addition to serving stiff drinks and live music, the Rail Pub also has shares eerie stories of hauntings with customers. In 2010 the Northeast Florida Paranormal Investigations group visited the pub to look for ghosts which are rumored to hang out at the historic saloon. Even sober guests have reported witnessing flickering lights, odd shadows and a distinct smelling perfume in specific areas of the building. (http://www.therailpub.com)
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Club One

4) Club One

Plan a stop at Savannah's most decadent bar with live floor shows and cabaret performances by cross-dressing divas. The three-level bar is alive with all the sights and sounds one might expect from a risque club in Key West or New Orleans. The club's most intriguing star is the Lady Chablis. The drag queen played a character based upon herself in the 1997 hit film, “Midnight in the Garden in Good and Evil” based upon a murder in Savannah. The dancer's sarcasm and uncensored wit garner her many fans and repeat visitors to the stage show. Movie stars filming on location in the city are also known to frequent Club One. (http://www.clubone-online.com/)
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Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Saloon

5) Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Saloon

Make sure to compile your favorite song list before visiting Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos Saloon. The “all requests all the time” philosophy adds a little personalization to your night out on the town. Saloon singers and performers do their best to belt out each and every request from the crowd. The lively atmosphere preferred by the saloon keepers includes audience participation with the stage performers. The saloon's kitchen stays open late to serve amateur crooners after the show. Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Saloon has received multiple awards from local nightlife publications for providing both quality service and a good time. (http://www.savannahga.net/activities/savannahsmilespianobar.html)
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Live Wire Music Hall

6) Live Wire Music Hall

Live Wire Music Hall boasts two downstairs bars and a more secluded upstairs bar. Dance the night away on the lighted dance floor or tour the artwork created by locals in the upper bar. Although southern rock music is a staple at the Live Wire, you can also catch raggae, hip-hop and hard rock music live each week from the main stage. Listen to up and coming musicians or plan a visit when regional and national musicians perform at the riverfront music hall. During happy hour draft beer is half price and house mixed drinks are discounted. The Live Wire website posts a calender of upcoming events for visitor convenience. (http://www.livewiremusichall.com/)
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Boar's Head Grill and Tavern

7) Boar's Head Grill and Tavern

Hoist a cold beer or grab a bite to eat inside an old cotton warehouse along the riverfront at Boar's Head Grill and Tavern. Heaping portions of traditional southern cuisine are served inside a building which was built in 1780. The tavern is a favorite among both tourists and locals. You can enjoy a romantic dinner by candlelight or commune with other folks at the tavern. Spend an part of your evening soaking up southern hospitality and appreciating the historic relevance of one of the oldest cities in the United States. The tavern boasts an extensive wine list, champagne for celebrations and over a dozen different types of beers.(http://www.boarsheadgrillandtavern.com/)
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Moon River Brewing Company

8) Moon River Brewing Company

Moon River Brewing company serves up a diverse and delicious selection of locally brewed beers and eclectic appetizers. The brew pub is housed inside of the old City Hotel which was built in 1821 which once rented rooms to notable war heroes and celebrities. The staff enjoys creating new concoctions to delight guests. Pub original brews include Swamp Fox draft beer, Tarletons's Bitter, a German inspired Savannah Fest beer and a Belgian abbey known as Nick's Balls of Gold. If you are feeling particular adventurous you may want to give the Skunk-Ape Stout a try. The menu offers cuisine suggestions to complement each beer to aid guest seeking the ultimate combination of food and spirits. (http://www.moonriverbrewing.com/restaurant.html)
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Olde Pink House

9) Olde Pink House

The Olde Pink House is located near Forsyth Park in the heart of the Historic District. The combination restaurant and bar is located adjacent to its sister site, Planters Inn. The upscale lounge offers light appetizers and a full array of elegant cocktails. If you are searching for a calm atmosphere to unwind after a day of sightseeing or shopping, pull up a chair at the bar or the outside patio and watch a moonlight evening in Savannah unfold. Enjoy nightly live entertainment from regional musicians while tasting appetizers or a fine glass of wine. Business casual attired is the norm on weekend evenings. (http://www.plantersinnsavannah.com/savannah-dining.htm)
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