Sitting rooftop is one of my all time favorite things to do! There’s just something about sitting outside, with friends, sippin’ on a glass of wine/cocktail that just fills my cup up. Out of all of the cities that I’ve traveled to, Savannah has by a long shot, the best rooftop bars. There are so many to choose from, each with their own unique view, cocktails and food menu. I’ve rounded up my favorites below!
THE PEREGRINE | THE PERRY LANE HOTEL
The Peregrine is a trendy outdoor rooftop lounge is located atop the Perry Lane Hotel. The Peregrine has one of the prettiest views of the city and has a wide variety of seating at the bar, tables along their artificial turf section and along the roof line with again, amazing views of the city! I love grabbing a drink and appetizer on the rooftop and then making my way to the restaurant located in the bottom of the Perry Lane, The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market. I’ve eaten here several times and it never disappoints! The Peregrine is also a fund spot at night sitting fireside – it’s by far one of my favorite rooftops in the city and one that I always take guests when they are in town.
Popsicle cocktails, need I say more? The Grove is a rooftop bar/restaurant is located in City Market and has a great view of the market area. The location is also ideal for city-market bar/restaurant hopping. The Grove also has a weekly happy hour Monday through Friday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and includes 50% off champagne and wine by the glass, $2 off house made cocktails, $1 off Southbound Brewing beers and $2 off appetizers. I enjoy coming down during the week for a mid-week pick-me-up to take advantage of their happy hour specials! On the weekends, you can usually find live music on one of their levels (yes, they have multiple bars and seating throughout the building!). They also have a great brunch menu – more on that soon!
Another one of my favorite outdoor hang out spots is Local11Ten. They have a small rooftop, The Perch, which is the perfect spot for drinks before you make your way downstairs for dinner.
The Lost Square is located atop The Alida Hotel and is situated near the new Plant Riverside District (which I love!). The Lost Square is also home to one of my favorite views of the city (of the river), has a fireplace and cozy couches/seating – the perfect spot for fall/winter and just all year round. They have a small bites menu on the rooftop which is a great option for a light dinner + drinks or a precursor to dinner. Right now, they have a Mean Girls inspired menu and it is so g o o d. They’re also playing the movie on Wednesdays (because on Wednesday’s we wear pink). The restaurant in the bottom of the Alida (Rhett) is also great and would be a good option for lunch/dinner!
MYRTLE & ROSE | PLANT RIVERSIDE
Myrtle & Rose is one of Savannah’s newest rooftop bars with a floral, garden theme (it’s dreamy!). It’s located in the Plant Riverside District with amazing views of the river. It’s also centrally located to so many other fun spots and they have a wide range of cocktails and appetizers to choose from (the hummus appetizer is a must!). Seating is limited on this rooftop so make sure you get there early to secure your spot for the night! If you’re a brunch lover like myself, Myrtle & Rose has a Sunday Brunch from 11-3 and I’ve heard it’s really good – it’s on my list to try next!
ELECTRIC MOON | PLANT RIVERSIDE
Savannah locals have named the Electric Moon Skytop Lounge and Moon Deck “Savannah’s Adult Playground” and it’s just that and more! The Moon Deck has a slide, cornhole and other fun outdoor games, including a television at the bar for the sports lovers. The Electric Moon Lounge has a combination of indoor and outdoor seating with views of the river and is located in the Plant Riverside District. I recommend stopping by during the day and at night – both are unique AND a bonus at night is they have light up bulbs you can drink out of!
The Top Deck is located in the Cotton Sail Hotel on River Street. Their menu is filled with a good selection of small plates and fun cocktails. I have been several times to watch the fire works on the 4th of July as it has some of the best views of the river + bridge. It’s also a fun spot at night and they usually have a DJ or music playing.
ROCKS ON THE ROOF | THE BOHEMIAN
Also located on River Street, Rocks on the Roof is located in the boutique hotel, The Bohemian (which I’ve been dying to stay at!). It has great views of the city and is a fun hang out spot. The Bohemian has a restaurant in the bottom of the hotel which is also a good spot for dinner, appetizers or drinks – Rocks on the River.
The Drayton’s rooftop has views of City Hall and the Savannah River and offers a quaint rooftop for drinks after work or before dinner for incredible sunset views! The restaurant downstairs, Saint Neo’s Brasserie, is also a great spot for dinner or to get drinks at the bar! It’s also centrally located to several of my favorite restaurants and bars right on Bay Street.
Sorry Charlies is located in City Market just steps away from The Grove. They not only have a rooftop, but a bamboo room and bottom level that has a bar. If you’re an oyster lover, Sorry Charlies is the premier oyster bar in the city – serving local seafood as well. Their happy hour is from 4-6 and is a great spot to bring seafood loving out of town guests!
You really can’t go wrong with any of the rooftops in Savannah – they all have their own unique views, great cocktails and small plates! More Savannah guides are in the works, but in the meantime, feel free to leave any questions you have about Savannah in the comments section (or reach out to me personally; I’d love to hear from you!).
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