It’s all very well sipping on perfectly crafted cocktails and fine wines, but such a lifestyle sure can get exhausting. Sometimes, it’s time to let your hair down and soak up the dark atmospheric world of “down and dirty” happy hours throughout Savannah. We’ve stockpiled a list of some of our favorite places to rock out to live music, play giant games and let your shoes stick to the floor a bit. Each establishment has their own individual quirks and charms and all serving up something special and down and dirty.
Pour Larry’s | 206 West St. Julian Street | All day every day
Drink Specials: $4 drafts, $3 Pour Larry shots, $8 Gummy Worm Drink and – 2 for 1 Tuesdays (Every Tuesday from noon-3am they offer 2 for 1 on the ENTIRE BAR)
Activities: Giant operation, Giant Simon Says, Giant Connect Four, Giant Jenga, Wire Mega, Beer Pong Table, Darts, table top bar games & a FREE PHOTO BOOTH. They offer live music a few nights a month & a DJ every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. They also show UFC fights & are one of the only bars downtown that show them.
The Down Low: “My group of friends and I love the games, the drinks are delicious, service is on point and who doesn’t love a free photo booth?!”
The Wormhole | 2307 Bull Street | Mon-Fri 12pm-5pm
Drink Specials: $2 PBR Tall Boys and $3 well cocktails
The Down Low: This is a neighborhood bar, you’ll see all walks of life. They have cheap drinks, games, live music, karaoke and lots of areas to hang out.
Totally Awesome Bar | 107B Whitaker Street | Fri-Sat 2pm-6pm
Drink Specials: $1 off everything
Activities: 7 pool tables, 4 pinball machines, 2 Skeeball machines, and several arcade games.
The Down Low: Cute bar with a photobooth, pool, video games and karaoke. Drinks are well priced and it isn’t as packed as other bars. Good spot
Abe’s on Lincoln | 17 Lincoln Street | Everyday
Drink Specials: $3 PBR’s, $4 wells and domestic tall boys
Activities: They offer awkward conversations with Savannah’s finest locals and you can draw and hang your own Abe drawing
The Down Low: “This was such a cool bar! The entire bar is covered with pictures people drew of Abraham Lincoln! There was DJ playing really cool music when I was there which made it even better! Staff was friendly and drinks were a good price.”
McDonough’s Restaurant & Lounge | 21 E. McDonough Street | Mon-Fri 2pm-6pm
Drink Specials: $3 well drinks, $4 craft can special & domestic drafts, $4 house wines and $5 Jameson & Fireball
Activities: Plenty of TV’s for sports fans and you can’t go wrong with 1/2 off apps (some exclusions apply)
The Down Low: Fun bar! Fun staff! Good pours! Tasty food! They make you feel like a regular!
The Rail Pub | 405 West Congress Street | Mon-Fri open to 7pm
Drink Specials: Drink specials vary
Activities: Monday has Free Nuts and $1 Ghetto Dawgs and Free Fried Chicken Friday’s (while supplies last) where you get in for a penny and live music in the yard. Karaoke on Thursdays.
The Down Low: Can totally see how this place has won best dive bar! It’s great. Free fried chicken Friday, free insanely delicious roasted peanuts always and great drink prices. The bartenders are charismatic even when they are extremely busy. This is the place to gather with friends, swap stories, drink maybe a little too much, snack and just have some good old fashion fun
The Original Pinkie Masters | 318 Drayton Street | Mon-Thurs 1pm-3am and Fri-Sat 12pm-3am
Drink Specials: $3 beers, $7 cocktails, $6 Pony + Shot, $7 PBR + Shot, $7 Wine, $5 Wells, $6 Calls and $7 Premium
The Down Low: Love this place. Perfect dive for good beers and good times.