It’s so funny that even though Savannah is my home town, it’s still a place I haven’t really visited. I think that growing up somewhere somehow blinds you to the beauty all around you and the unique interests that only outsiders seem to notice. But, if there’s one thing that I have noticed, it’s the many rooftop bars staggered across town with amazing views of the city. Something I tried recently was working from a bar and I loved it! I felt so much more focused and the inspiration around me was breathtaking.
If I haven’t convinced you yet of coming to Savannah to view the city from above, then read on about my two favorite rooftop bars in the city and let me persuade you.
I first visited this rooftop bar with some friends right after it opened and I was so amazed at how unique it was. I had never been anywhere like it. Theres something so incredible about being able to look out over a city and take in all its beauty. Honestly, its really hard to put into words how that feels, but if you’re wanting a birds eye view of the city, this is the bar to head to. The atmosphere is very casual and quaint with jazz playing and a retro vibe. They change up their menu seasonally, so you’re always guaranteed a delightful cocktail selection created by the bartenders who work there.
Price range: $$
Getting it’s name from the square it sits on, this rooftop bar is very rustic and charming. With a view of the river on one side and the bridge on the other, it truly is a place to relax and recharge. It’s located at the top of the Alida Hotel, which is situated in the brand new Plant Riverside district. I love this place for sitting and reading. It’s not very large, so seating is limited, but it’s such a peaceful place to unwind. The soundtrack ranges pretty widely from the latest hits to the 80s to whatever soundtrack the bartender has on Spotify. And once you’ve enjoyed your drink, head out to the river and check out the shops or just stroll along the water front.
Price range: $$
These two rooftop bars are literally my go to all the time. I can’t tell you how much I love spending time with friends there or just sitting alone reading. If you’re in Savannah, definitely check them out and let me know what you think.