Recently, Savannah has established itself as a destination for rooftop bars! And for many years, the city has been a great place to visit for its restaurants, bachelorette parties, and family vacations.
With warm weather year-round, waterfront properties, and beautiful sunsets, Savannah is the perfect place to enjoy drinks on a rooftop bar. For locals and visitors, spending an evening or a weekend afternoon at a rooftop bar is easily among the favorite things to do.
Here are the nine best rooftop bars in Savannah to check out!
1. Lost Square
One of the more refined rooftop bars in Savannah, the Lost Square is located on top of the Alida Hotel in the iconic Riverfront District. It features a rustic yet chic terrace with plenty of space to host large groups but is also a perfect spot for date night.
The best feature of the space hands-down is the panoramic views of the river and the city skyline.
Lost Square is a popular destination for foodies because of their unique cocktail program and small plates, inspired by Savannah history.
For a lighter drink, try the Afternoon Watch made with Nikka gin and aloe. The Monkey Fist, made with Quinquina rouge and dry curaÃ§ao is a perfect evening drink.
You can also enjoy a drink for a cause when you order the Spoke Card, $2 of every drink sold is donated to the Pelotoniaâ€™s Cancer Research Fund.
Rooftop bars are busiest in the warmer months of course, but the Lost Square keeps the party going all year with its cozy rooftop igloos in the winter months.
2. Electric Moon Skytop Lounge
Located in the Plant Riverside District on the iconic River Street, Electric Moon Skytop Lounge features two open-air terraces where youâ€™ll enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of the Savannah River. The lounge often features live entertainment you can enjoy while sipping craft cocktails.
If you are hungry you can choose from a menu of shareable plates like sliders, flatbreads, and tacos.
True to the theme, the drink menu includes several signature cocktails with electric elements. The Starry Night is made with amaretto and blue curaÃ§ao and is served over a light up ice cube.
For a permanent souvenir, order the Circuit Breaker which comes with a flashing lightbulb cup.
If you plan to visit the lounge at night, feel free to dress for the occasion and take your experience to new heights by bringing your own glow sticks and bracelets to really embrace the theme.
While the lounge caters to nightlife, itâ€™s also a great place to spend an afternoon. The Moon Deck can be accessed by a slide from the lounge where youâ€™ll have the best time playing a variety of lawn games.
3. Myrtle & Rose Rooftop Garden
For a whimsical and picture-worthy experience, spend an afternoon or evening at Myrtle & Rose Rooftop Garden.
Named after symbols of femininity, love, and romance, youâ€™ll find the garden outfitted with flowers and greenery often worn by women in classical mythology. The theme is carried through to the cocktail menu where youâ€™ll find fragrant and botanically inspired drinks.
In addition to the picturesque dÃ©cor, youâ€™ll enjoy breathtaking views of the historic district. Myrtle & Rose is open for happy hour and evening drinks and also runs a brunch service every Sunday where you can choose from traditional breakfast food or a selection of handcrafted shareable bites.
4. The Grove
The Grove is centrally located in the heart of City Market. The bar/restaurant has three beautiful floors where youâ€™ll often find different styles of live music on each floor! The third level is where youâ€™ll find the indoor/outdoor rooftop bar.
In addition to bar and table seating, you can enjoy the weather in comfy oversized chairs and sofas surrounded by beautiful views of the market.
In addition to drinks, the Grove offers a full menu complete with sandwiches, salads, pasta, desserts, and more. If you are inclined to take a drink to go, try the adult capri sun, a delicious cocktail with muddled fruit served in an adult-sized to-go pouch!
If youâ€™d like to use your own to-go cup, most Savannah bars are happy to oblige. Try this Befano reusable plastic cup, perfect for on-the-go.
5. Drayton Hotel Rooftop
The Drayton Hotel is conveniently located in the historic district in the heart of Savannah and is one of the cityâ€™s oldest buildings, constructed in the late 1800s.
The hotel carefully blended the history of the building with modern upgrades to create a bistro-style rooftop complete with comfy furniture and umbrellas.
It is a fun spot to catch the sunset and enjoy an appetizer with happy hour drinks. If you are in the mood for something on the sweeter side, try the Jungle Bird, made with Blackstrap rum, Campari, pineapple, and lime.
For a lighter choice, try the Sherry Cobbler, made with Amontillado sherry, pineapple, and dry curacao. If you are visiting during the summer, youâ€™ll also have a selection of rotating frozen drinks to choose from.
If the history of the Drayton Hotel leaves you wanting to learn more, take some time to read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, perhaps the most famous book that put Savannah on the map.
Located on the busy Bay Street in the heart of the historic district, Churchillâ€™s doesnâ€™t necessarily catch your eye from the street.
However, inside youâ€™ll find a great spot with three distinct floors of British-themed fun. In the basement, you have an excellent selection of wine at Winstonâ€™s Wine Cellar. The main floor looks and feels like a traditional British pub.
Finally, the top floor features an open-air rooftop terrace that is rustic, comfortable, and charming. Along with your beer or cocktail you can order a traditional British dish off the full menu or opt for more traditional Southern fare.
With frequent live music, great food, and good company, visitors are guaranteed to have a good time.
7. Public Kitchen
The Public Kitchen is a favorite among visitors and locals because it strikes the balance between an elevated and accessible experience. You can expect top-quality ingredients in a comfortable and friendly environment.
This great rooftop bar only has a few tables, which makes for an intimate drink or meal overlooking Liberty Street below.
If you are in the mood for good food, this is the place to try it. Public Kitchen takes ingredient sourcing very seriously. From their meat to red onion to potato, youâ€™ll likely be eating something grown nearby on a Georgia farm. The drinks are just as good, and with cocktail names like â€œSunset in Savannahâ€ and â€œCorpse Reviver,â€ youâ€™ll want to try more than just one thing.
Located on top of the stunning Perry Lane Hotel in downtown Savannah, the Peregrin offers beautiful views in a luxurious yet inviting setting.
Whether you are in the mood to lounge in the sun, sit under the shade, or hang out by the bar, the Peregrin caters to you.
Youâ€™ll find an extensive wine list in addition to a rotating selection of premium cocktails and frozen drinks. The Peregrinâ€™s location means thereâ€™s almost always a breeze to cool you down on hot summer days, and visitors enjoy the outdoor atmosphere all year round.
With the entrance hidden along the side of restaurant Local 11ten, Perch is almost a speakeasy rooftop bar. The rooftop is outfitted with large loungers and plenty of greenery, creating an ideal spot to relax after a long day.
The bar sits less than 40 people, so youâ€™ll enjoy a social yet quiet environment to enjoy your hand-crafted cocktail. Perch is known for one of the better happy hours around, but itâ€™s no longer a secret. If you want to snag a seat during the coveted hour, be sure to get there right at opening time.
Whether youâ€™ve been to Savannah many times or are a first-time visitor, making time to visit one or multiple of these rooftop bars is well worth your time.
Savannah is certainly a hotspot in Georgia, but if you find your way around the state be sure to check out these rooftop bars in Augusta, breweries in Blue Ridge, and restaurants in Grovetown.