If you’re searching for the perfect place to sip cocktails, grab some appetizers while dressing up a little but still want to keep some cash in your pocket then check out these upscale happy hour locations you won’t want to miss.
Husk | 12 West Oglethorpe Avenue | Wed-Fri 5pm-6:30pm in the bar room
Go here: to soak up the energy of one of Savannah’s most stylish restaurant bars and nosh on top quality food at happy hour prices
Best Bites: Fresh oysters on the half-shell for $1.50 each, HUSK cheeseburger for $10 or Hot Fried Chicken for $13
Insider tip: The bartenders are very knowledgeable about the menu and have the inside as to which oysters might have just walked in the door
Bosendorfer Lounge | 700 Drayton Street | Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm (Discontinued in April, 2021)
Go here: Tucked away on the main floor of Mansion on Forsyth Park is Bosendorder Lounge. Come for the quiet ambiance but stay to peruse the art around the hotel, as well as, to check out the Grand Bohemian Gallery. The staff at the gallery is happy to fill you in on the art placed around the hotel and the how and why they chose the collections they did.
Happy Hour Specials: $5 Local Craft Beers, $6 House Moscow Mule, $6 House Sangria, $7 House Chardonnay and House Cabernet, as well as, a $10 daily house charcuterie board.
Insider Tip: The Bosendorfer is named for the piano that graces the lounge. The Bosendorfer takes approximately 6 years to receive once you have placed your order due to the specific natural drying process they use to achieve the darker and richer sound. Bosendorfer craftsmen are trained through a lengthy and rigorous apprenticeship program. At least 12 years are required for a technician to advance from the position of apprentice to journeyman, then to craftsman, and finally, to the position of blue-coated foreman. The piano boasts 92 or 97 keys where most pianos have 88 keys. The piano also starts at around $256,000 and there is a limited number in the US. Where else do you get the chance to sip a Moscow Mule while admiring the craftmanship of a Bosendorfer piano, admire works of art and top it off with a relaxing outdoor visit to the Marble Courtyard soaking up the gorgeous scenery.
The Fitzroy | 9 Drayton St. | Thurs-Mon 3pm-5pm
Go here: to get the best happy hour deal in Savannah, which is 50% off beverages and food.
Best Bites: One of the best burgers in town is on the happy hour menu along with Brussel sprouts you won’t soon forget.
Insider tip: The drink and menu specials are so good you are going to want to go for the entire happy hour. You can choose to sit at the aesthetically pleasing bar or on the rooftop terrace.
The Trade Room | 412 Williamson St. | Thurs-Sat 4pm-6pm
Go here: Every week they pick one whiskey to highlight by offering special pricing. They announce the “Whiskey of the Week” on social media or you could ask the bartender. They also offer “Top Shelf Thursday” where you receive a 50% discount on top shelf whiskeys from 4pm-8pm.
Happy Hour Specials: Grab $3 beers, $6 glasses of wine or $6 wells which includes Buffalo Trace.
Insider tip: Sip a barrel-aged Vieux Carre while reading about how whiskey is made in their menu book. They also have 8 whiskey flights on the menu which is a great way for bachelor parties to start their night.
Vic’s on the River | 26 E. Bay Street | Daily 4pm-5pm
Go here: to sit at the bar, bar tables or deck and take in the view of the river and get 1/2 off bottled beer, wines by the glass and select liquors.
Best Bites: Oysters Rockefeller ($14), Fried Green Tomatoes ($9), Fried Calamari ($10) and Beef Carpaccio ($14)
Insider tip: Great way to start date night as the piano player plays at the bar and creates the perfect atmosphere.