Kyara Mejia

Savannah, Georgia is a drinking capital. It has a law that excites “the hostess city” tourists and locals by allowing them to be able to walk around the downtown area and, at the same time, be able to drink an alcoholic beverage. The alcoholic beverage must be in a plastic container and measure no more than 16 ounces. This law attracts both young and old folk to experience Savannah’s night life.

I recently turned 21 and being able to experience the night life in Savannah has been a blast. I’ve discovered many dive bars, exotic handcrafted cocktails, rooftop bars and extraordinary mixologists. My newest adventure included exploring places that offer a “Happy Hour” in the city. I compiled a list of my top 5 best “Happy Hour” places around “the hostess city”. These top 5 places were chosen based on their atmosphere,  the qualitiy of their drinks, and low cost.

1. B&D Burgers (Southside)


photo: bdburgers.net


B&D burgers is located on 11108 Abercorn St., Southside Savannah. This local restaurant is a perfect place to grab a quick beer or a simple cocktail. From Monday through Friday they offer happy hour from 4-7 PM. Their discounts include half off any local draft beers, half off glasses of wine, and $2 off top shelf liquor. They have numourous amounts of TVs for sports fans. If you want take in some sun, they have a spacious outdoor patio where you can enjoy your drinks.

Drink Recommendation:  Southbound Scattered Sun Belgian Wit (Beer)


Perch is a rooftop bar located on 1110 Bull st. above the restaurant Local11ten. This place is perfect to grab a drink and relax with friends, or perhaps make new ones. While enjoying a drink at Perch, customers can also admire the views just south of Forsyth Park. Their happy hour is available Monday through Friday from 5-6 PM. They also offer appetizers and dessert such as cheese, charcuterie, and sorbet. On Thursday nights they have live music for their customers to enjoy.

Drink Recommendation: Jalapeno lime spritzer (cocktail)

3.  The Ordinary Pub


Photo:  http://dining.savannahnow.com/restaurant/ordinary-pub

The Ordinary Pub is perfect to enjoy a couple of cocktails and bar bites for a very low price.The aesthetic of this restaurant is simply southern, with a twist of modern. This place is located in the heart of Savannah’s historic downtown on 217 West Broughton St. The Ordinary Pub offers happy hour specials seven days a week from 3-7 PM. Their happy hour specials include $3 craft beers, half price bar bites, and half off well liquor. They also serve weekday brunch and offer $10  bottomless mimosas Monday-Friday from 10AM-4PM.

Drink Recommendation: Deep Eddy & Q ginger beer mule (cocktail)

4. Mellow Mushroom

If you’re a beer lover, you’ll love this happy hour spot. Mellow Mushroom has been previously voted as best happy hour spot in Savannah. If you don’t believe me, you should definitely go check this place for yourself. Mellow Mushroom is located on 11 West Liberty St. They have happy hour Monday through Friday from 4-7 PM. Their happy hour includes $2-$3 draft beer specials which can include anything from a cider to a stout.

Drink Recommendation: Abita Purple Haze Lager (Beer)

5. Co

Co is one of my favorite places to have inexpensive drinks and bar bites. This asian restaurant is located downtown on 10 Whitaker St. They offer Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 5-7 PM. They offer happy hour bar bites, which include items like edamame, California rolls, and salmon carpaccio that range from $3-$5. During happy hour, you can order $3 sake, $4 draft beer or select wine, and/ or a $5 signature craft cocktail.

Drink Recommendation: Blackberry Bourbon Fizz (cocktail)

If are looking for a quick, inexpensive drink I hope you consider to explore one of these bars or restaurants and enjoy being a part of Savannah’s drinking culture. Don’t Forget to tip your bartender!