If you’re looking for a place to drink a cocktail from a tiki mug, take a sunset selfie and eat some of the best local oysters Savannah has to offer, look no further than the newly expanded Sorry Charlie’s. With three different experiences in one building, a different concept on each floor, you won’t be “sorry.”
The ground floor is occupied by Sorry Charlie’s which is a premier oyster bar that also serves fresh, local seafood with an emphasis on southern regional flavors. Housed in one of the oldest commercial building in Georgia, this restaurant sits right on beautiful Ellis Square. They have indoor seating, bar seating and a few tables outside. There is no shortage of fresh or roasted oysters and the starters portion of the menu is almost as long as the mains, making it the perfect menu to share.
The third floor is the perfect spot to spend a balmy Savannah afternoon, as the bar is cool and dark. As you enter The Bamboo Room Tiki Bar it feels all at once like you have left Savannah and walked into a hidden, tropical oasis. The atmosphere here is what you would consider a “vibe.” You are fully immersed, and by that I mean all details, from the handcrafted tiki inspired cocktails made with fresh juices and served in equally impressive vessels to the custom carvings in the decor. You will find Polynesian inspired fare on the menu.
Don’t stop there, jump in the elevator and go all the way to the top. There you will find a casual spot for outdoor drinking with a view overlooking Ellis Square. They offer bar seating, lounge seating for groups, as well as, high top tables. This rooftop also boasts full bar service, as well as, a menu with the same offerings as The Bamboo Room.
You might be asking yourself at this point, “What is the best way to enjoy 3 levels of fun?” Lucky for you we have Scout-ed it out. First, start your evening between 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm and snag one the west facing seats to get a view of the magnificent sunset as it goes down over Ellis Square. Then you’ll want to celebrate the victory of getting said seat by ordering 1/2 dozen fresh oysters and 1/2 dozen Rockefeller while you start your cocktail hour off right with a champagne cocktail like the Rossini. After you have had your fill of oysters, champagne and beautiful sunsets then make your way to the ground floor for some more substantial offerings. My suggestion is to get an outdoor table that overlooks Ellis Square and all the nightly happenings. I would keep the seafood theme and share some shrimp cocktail, Savannah blue crab cakes and a house salad. When you have taken in the scene at Ellis and are feeling just right, then skip the dessert and head to the third floor. Your dessert tonight is going to be a romantic shared cocktail called the Boo Loo that is served right out of a real pineapple. It is made with their house rum #1, pineapple juice, honey and soda. If you’re like Scout and you must work fries into your night at some point…they can be ordered here and the dipping sauce is fire.
3 different levels, 3 different experiences and endless fun.