25 Apr 2022
As Nat King Cole sang, those “lazy hazy crazy days of summer are days of soda, and pretzels, and beer.” Cool off with a cold brew at one of Savannah’s breweries. Local favorites include Service Brewing Co., 574 Indian St.; White Whale Craft Ales, 1207 Bull St.; Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E. Lathrop Ave.; and Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St. Each offers a unique take on your favorite brews. Whether it’s an IPA, stout, pale ale, or a flavored beer. Then there’s Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St., which crafts creative bourbon, flavored whiskey, vodka, gin, rum, and other spirits.
Chill with a crafted concoction at one of the city’s coolest watering holes. Artillery Bar, 307 Bull St., is a sophisticated speakeasy in a restored armory. Their imaginative cocktails and extensive bourbon list are sure to be a hit. Jen’s & Friends, 3 Bull St., takes martinis to the next level. They serve over 300 flavors - from blackberry cobbler to Georgia peach (of course) to Moon pie to cherry Coke. And that’s just getting started. Enjoy the moonlight at Perch rooftop bar & lounge, 1110 Bull St. Enjoy a specialty cocktail and admire the views.
Warm nights make the perfect excuse for a cold, sweet treat. (But who needs an excuse when you’re on vacation?) Grab a scoop of Tutti Frutti from Leopold’s Ice Cream, which has served homemade, premium ice cream for more than 100 years. Or grab a shave ice at Hokulia, 110 E. Broughton St. Their list of shave ice flavors is off-the-chain. The treats come in sizes from Boogie Board for kids to the Big Kahuna. Or stop by District Gelato in the Three Muses Building at Plant Riverside District for house-made gelato in 24 delicious flavors.
Commune with the Dead
Savannah’s storied past makes it prime for paranormal activity. Discover for yourself on a Ghosts and Gravestone Tour. The Trolley of the Doomed shows you the city’s most haunted sites while a guide shares historic ghost tales, all weaved from true events and eerie legends.
It’s a rock n’ roll party at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, open Thursday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at 314 Williamson St. This is an audience-driven, all-request show with four talented piano players and nonstop music. They don’t take reservations, so just show up and get down. Note: You must be 21 and older.
For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, book a private boat tour with Sail Savannah. You’ll have the entire boat to yourself for up to six guests. Meet them at the marina on Wilmington Island. Book a sail to see the sunset from the water. It’s a trip for the whole family or a romantic sunset cruise for two.