Visit The Hotel Bars and Restaurants
It’s no secret that Savannah is a great place to visit and and an even better place to live. Savannah’s boutiques, historic architecture, restaurants and live music shows mean that there is never a dull moment. And when locals want to feel like they’re on vacation, they can visit any one of the hotel bars scattered throughout the Historic District of Downtown Savannah. Read on to discover some of our favorite places to visit when we want to play tourist in our home.
Rue de Jean
Rue de Jean is located in the Embassy Suites, off of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and West Oglethorpe Avenue. This French cafe’ and bar offers its take on a classic French brasserie menu. Rue de Jean is one of our favorite places to enjoy Happy Hour, as they offer some truly great wines on special, as well as a food menu that features mussels for $8 (and with 6 varieties of preparation). The Happy Hour menu also features a burger and short rib sandwich that are both equal of Saturday-night dining acclaim.
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The Rhett is located in the Alida Hotel, which is one of the newest additions to Savannah and is located at the west end of Bay Street. The restaurant is playfully elegant and calls to mind old Southern diners, but the food and beverages are classic and sophisticated. The Rhett serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, including a macaroni gratin that is one of the best takes on mac ‘n’ cheese that we’ve ever had. The Rhett’s burger, a “Double Smash,” is also a must-have, especially if you’re a fan of the classic smashed diner burgers.
22 Square is the bar and restaurant of the Andaz Hotel, off of Ellis Square. While the bar is usually full of tourists and guest of the hotel, it’s also a favorite watering hole of locals. One of 22 Square’s best-kept secrets is the bar snack of candied bacon. This bar and restaurant are both constantly evolving with the seasons and feature cocktails and food menu items that highlight fresh and local Savannah produce.
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Emporium Kitchen and Bar
This bar and restaurant is located in the new Perry Lane Hotel, on Drayton Street. Emporium’s menu showcases coastal delicacies such as cod fritters and grilled octopus, along with classic cuisine such as roast chicken and cassoulets. Emporium also features a wine shop, and its bar boasts an impressive selection of amari and other lesser-known digestifs.
Pacci is located in the Brice Hotel, at the east end of Bay Street. This beautiful restaurant is a great place to enjoy a few glasses of wine and some classic Italian dishes. Pacci also serves some of the best bread in the city, and boasts a Happy Hour that is ideal for wine lovers. Pacci is our favorite place to grab a bite before catching a show during the Savannah Music Festival.
Food, Fun and Friends
Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s a full-on night out, or a just a nightcap, any one of these places are a great option to sneak away from the usual and play tourist in Savannah. Hotel bars and restaurants can be a great local spot too!