11 Best Things To Do In Savannah At Night - Updated 2024

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Savannah, Georgia is one of the most beautiful historic cities, not just in Southern lore, but in America. The city is known for its famous historic sites, homes, churches, lovely city squares and ghosts. And if you’re wondering where to stay in Savannah, there are plenty of options available here - from luxury hotels to the top vacation rentals. But when the sun sets on Savannah, locals and tourists alike head out to enjoy the booming nightlife scene. One reason Savannah’s nightlife is so popular is the amount of good, local establishments that offer plenty of options in terms of food, drink and fun.

Grab a plastic “to-go” cup and carry your drink from bar to bar throughout downtown Savannah and River Street. You’ll find dance clubs, pubs, bars, live music, and late night hotspots all within the historic district of Savannah. There are specialty tours that give you a taste of old Savannah such as a historical drinking tour or a haunted pub tour. You can even tour a local, haunted cemetery!

Are you ready for a great night out? Here are the best things to do in Savannah at night.

1. Attempt a great escape at The Escape Company

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Come join us for Happy Hour at The Hideaway Lounge!! Monday to Friday from (4 pm - 7 pm) BOGO Drinks Tag a friend you would like to enjoy a drink with!

Posted by The Escape Company Savannah on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ready to unleash your inner Michael Scofield? The Escape Company challenges you to decipher riddles and crack codes to execute a great escape. As a fun activity for family and friends, this spot offers various exciting games set in five distinct rooms filled with thrilling and intricate riddles. Every game has its own adventure so your group commands the fun. Similar to other escape room trends, the goal is to complete the room’s objective in 60 minutes using the clues and puzzles given throughout the game. The clock is ticking–can you pull off an escape?

The Escape Company also has a bar called The Hideaway Lounge that matches the mysterious, bizarre vibe of the escape rooms. Groups can extend the fun here with craft beers, martinis, and trivia games.

The Escape Company

Address: 30 Montgomery Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Website: The Escape Company

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 12am; Thu - Sat: 11am - 2am

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2. Go on a historical drinking tour (from USD 100.0)

If you want to experience Savannah nightlife, consider joining this drinking tour. Tour Savannah’s historical sites the way Savannahians do, with a drink in hand.

The Historical Drinking tour takes you on a leisurely three hour stroll through the Savannah Historic District, while enjoying snacks along with some favorite Southern libations, all included in the ticket price. Savannah has one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts and who better to guide you than a local resident?

This tour will allow you to visit historic homes, Civil War period buildings, learn about the city’s storied past while making stops at local bars and restaurants for food and beverages. Stops include Savannah Bee, Local Chocolatier Adam Turoni, The 17Hundred90 and Restaurant, The Pirates House, and Jazz’d Tapas Bar. You’ll meet in the NW corner of Telfair Square, directly across from the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the tour starts late afternoon.

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Historical Drinking Tour of Savannah

Duration: 3 hours

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3. Catch some one-of-a-kind entertainment at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos Saloon

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wondering what to do in Savannah at night? Visit Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos Saloon. Located just steps from River Street in Savannah’s Historic District, this dueling piano bar has been delighting locals and visitors for almost 20 years. Savannah Smiles is an all-request show in which four piano players duel it out for the audience’s accolades. The bar’s claim to fame is that the audience decides what the musicians play. They have the ability to play everything, from jazz to rock to rap to country. The menu is pub-grub with standards such as chicken fingers, fries, mozzarella sticks and jalapeño poppers. There is a full bar which includes an extensive beer and liquor listing.

Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Saloon

Address: 314 Williamson St, Savannah, GA

Website: Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Saloon

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4. Have dinner with a historical twist at The Pirates House

Pirate's House, Savannah, Georiga, US
Source: Photo by user Bubba73 used under CC BY-SA 4.0

The Pirates House is a preserved seaman’s tavern dating from the late 18th-century. Located only a block from the Savannah River, the tavern was a popular meeting place for sailors and pirates alike. The Pirate’s House first opened as an inn for seafarers, and fast became a rendezvous for blood-thirsty pirates and sailors. Today, it doesn’t have quite the nefarious reputation and welcomes “landlubbers” for lunch or dinner in one of their 15 unique dining rooms. While dining, guests can enjoy its peg beamed rooms, nautical displays and curio collections. The extensive menu features traditional Southern dishes of steak, chicken, seafood and ribs.

The Pirates House is a also popular destination for visitors hoping to catch a sighting of one of Savannah’s legendary ghosts. Legend has it that a sea caption still haunts the Pirates’ House on moonless nights.

The Pirates House

Address: 20 E Broad St, Savannah, GA 31401

Website: The Pirates House

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5. Spend happy hour at Jen's and Friends

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Posted by JEN'S&FRIENDS on Saturday, October 22, 2016

Consistently rated one of the top bars in Savannah with an award winning Happy Hour, Jen’s and Friends located in the Historic District is home to more than 300 martinis and 200 beers. It is a truly unique drink experience. The cozy bar receives accolades from locals and tourists alike as one of their favorite hangouts.

Here is just a sample of the unique martini offerings: Rice Crispie Martini, White Elephant Martini, Bubble Gum Martini, Banana Cream Pie Martini, Snicker-doodle Martini, Elvis Martini and Watermelon Lemondrop Martini. While the martinis are sophisticated, their food menu is easy and simple. You basically build your own sandwich; you pick the meat, cheese, condiments, chips and a side.

Jen's and Friends

Address: 34 Bull St. (at W. Congress St.) Savannah, GA

Facebook: Jen’s and Friends

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6. Enjoy cocktails with a view at Rocks on the Roof

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

With a rich cocktail in hand paired with our mindfully selected tunes, you’ll find your cares sailing away this Labor Day weekend at Rocks on the Roof.

Posted by The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Autograph Collection on Friday, September 3, 2021

Rocks on the Roof is a plush rooftop lounge atop the Bohemian Hotel where you can enjoy handcrafted cocktails while enjoying a spectacular views of Savannah’s waterfront and skyline. You can choose an outside venue, the most coveted spot, with open-air banquettes and on chilly nights a big fire pit will keep you warm. Inside, the bar’s spacious interior has additional seating if you choose to stay indoors. The menu features tapas style small plates, perfect for sampling around the fire pit.

Rocks on the River has quickly become one of Savannah’s most popular bars. It’s the perfect spot to socialize, sip cocktails and watch the sun set.

Rocks on the Roof

Address: 102 W Bay St, Savannah, GA

Website: Rocks on the Roof

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7. Try the drinks at Jazz'd Tapas Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Located in Savannah’s Historic District in the basement of the historic Kress Building, Jazz’d has the ambiance of a speakeasy. It has been described as “swank, sexy and sultry”. Locals and visitors alike are drawn to its sleek serpentine bar and eclectic drink menu of more than 25 types of martinis. The decor of the lounge and bar is sleek, industrial chic.

Tapas are on the menu, but with a slight American twist rather than the traditional Spanish and Mediterranean influences. There is live music six nights a week featuring blues, swing, jazz and classical vocals reminiscent of Sinatra or Savannah’s own Johnny Mercer. You might think the name Jazz’d refers to the music, but it’s more about a state of mind. One gets an “All Jazz’d Up” vibe at this upscale tapas bar.

Jazz'd Tapas Bar

Address: 52 Barnard St, Savannah, GA

Website: Jazz’d Tapas Bar

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8. Join a spooky after-hours tour at Bonaventure Cemetery (from USD 56.0)

Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery made famous in the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” drips with Spanish Moss and has some of the most haunting grave markers which make it a very macabre destination, even during the day. At night, however, it takes on a completely different turn. An after-hours tour of the cemetery is considered one of the best Savannah night tours and only a few people get to experience it as the cemetery closes to the public at dusk.

Your expert local guide will take you to some of the tombstones and graves of some of Savannah’s most well known residents in the 2.5 hour tour. You will hear stories about the history of Bonaventure from the present back to Bonaventure’s plantation beginnings in 1754. The tour is a most unusual way to experience the serenity, stillness and quiet in the cemetery that is not possible during the day.

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Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Group Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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9. Toast to yummy drinks at The Artillery

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The Artillery was named Savannah’s 2017 ‘Best Craft Cocktail Bar’ by Connect Savannah and is Savannah’s newest stand alone bar. A visit to the restaurant and you will understand why. The Artillery is the place you go for true quality cocktails. Built in 1896, it is located in a former Georgia Hussar’s armory that housed the cavalry’s artillery and was built by the Georgia Hussar’s, a volunteer group of mounted rangers. The inside interior was designed in late 19th-century eclecticism and romanticism that will have you transported to a Parisian lounge complete with banquettes lining the walls and cane back chairs.

There are rules: no tank tops, no sandals, no hats, and silence your phone. It sets the tone. They want you to concentrate on enjoying the ambiance, cocktails and conversation. So much so, that there are buttons to summon waiters. They will only attend to you when you call so as not to disturb the conversation. Bartenders will make drinks not listed on the menu, however the cocktail list is diverse. Order the famous Artillery Punch, a Savannah classic, which is a combination of four high-quality liquors for a smooth, rather than sweet punch.

The Artillery

Address: 307 Bull St, Savannah, GA

Website: The Artillery

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10. Join a spooky pub tour (from USD 30.0)

Six Pence Pub
Source: Photo by user Howard Lifshitz used under CC BY 2.0

There are spirits and then there are spirits. On The Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tour you take your “spirits” in search of “spirits” as you stroll through the streets of Savannah at night, where you will be welcomed into some of the city’s best pubs. As you tour the pubs, your guide will tell stories of ghosts from Savannah’s past. The Creepy Crawl tour starts at the Six Pence Pub and the start time depends on the season. This tour is approximately two and a half hours long. Each tour is conducted by an experienced, licensed professional guide. The tour costs 24.99 USD taxes included, but you get 2 USD off when booking online.

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Savannah Small-Group Nighttime Haunted Pub Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours

764 reviews

11. Hunt for ghosts around the city (from USD 65.0)

If a ghost tour of the city on foot is not your thing, then consider joining this night ghost tour in a sprinter van. Savannah Secrets in the Night Illumination Tour takes you around the city and offers you a chance to see haunted spots while your knowledgeable guide narrates spooky stories about the locations. On this tour, you will also get to see Savannah in a different light. See the beautifully illuminated historic buildings, fountains, parks, monuments, and more. The tour will last for an hour and a half and will definitely provide you with an enjoyable experience.

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Immersive Ghost Hunt Night Trolley Tour with Savannah Underground

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Savannah: gentile by day, pulsating at night

Savannah, Georgia’s oldest city, is a beautiful city with city squares surrounded by historic homes, Live Oak trees dripping with Spanish Moss, a lively riverfront, and a colorful history. By day, you’ll have plenty of things to do, such as taking a tour of the historic district and riverfront, having coffee at one of the many coffeehouses, or shopping the many boutiques downtown. By night, there is a smorgasbord of dining and entertainment options: intimate cocktail bars, lively pubs, tapas bars, piano bars, and walking tours. You’re never far from Savannah’s historic past, even at night. At night, Savannah is your oyster.

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