There is something quite spectacular about Savannah. The oldest city in Georgia is quaint and modest even though it attracts millions of visitors each year. Home to cobblestone streets, parks, notable historic buildings, and a downtown area which is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US Savannah, GA has something to appeal to every type of traveller.
We ended up seeing classic tourist spots like Wormsloe Plantation, Forsyth Park, Bonaventure Cemetary, and Cathedral of St. John the Baptiste. All of which were absolutely gorgeous and well worth the effort to see.
As fun as it was "playing tourist" we knew the real heart of Savannah would be found by hitting the streets. Over the course of the three day weekend we had a pretty solid list of Savannah bars under our belt.
Bay Street Blues is a dive. The low ceilings are covered with individually decorated tiles, the $1 jello shots were abundant, and the local band was up to snuff.
Treylor Park had a pretty diverse beer menu, to my excitement there was more than one sour beer to choose from. The staff was knowledgeable and encouraged you to try new brews.
Abe's on Lincoln is an adorable, wait for it, Abe Lincoln themed bar with napkin drawings of my favorite President covering the front room. Be warned, the bartenders definitely favor their regulars and the music didn't fit the vibe of the bar.
The Rail Pub was a fun little spot with friendly bartenders and a lovely patio.
Churchill's Gastropub and Taphouse was gorgeous and the bites were delicious. If we'd gone earlier in our makeshift pub crawl it's likely I would have enjoyed myself more but this tipsy rock chick was not feeling the "suits" atmosphere.
Kevin Barry's Irish Pub appeared like a mirage after stumbling about on the cobblestone street in the historic west end of River Street. This authentic pub has been featured on top 5 pubs to spend St. Paddy's Day lists and is listed as one of America's top 10 Irish pubs. Cozy up to a side of the warmly lit center bar and listen to live music every night.
My must eats list is short, because with a belly full of beer my appetite was puny, but important. I demand that you eat brunch at B. Matthew's Eatery, oysters at Sorry Charlie's, and pizza from Sweet Melissa's (because I didn't get to). Seriously, you will be back to thank me.
Savannah is one of those places that feels like home right when you get there, whether it's your first time or your hundredth. The city itself is full of beautiful old architecture, lush green parks, and arching live oaks shrouded by drapes of Spanish moss making it both charming and distinctive to the South.
Laura is a native St. Louisan giving you the front row view by photographing your favorite artists.