When looking for a bar with live music, there are some boxes that need to be checked to ensure a good time. Is there a cool atmosphere? Will they play the genre of music I like? And most importantly, is the band any good? Whether you’re looking for some jazz in a swanky, dimly lit bar or traditional Irish folk music from one of the best Irish pubs in America, the Hostess City is the perfect place to tap your toes and sip some Southern libations.
If you’re in the mood for Irish troubadours and folk musicians, you’re in luck. This classic pub is considered one of the best in America (not just for St. Patrick’s Day) and offers live music seven nights a week in a relaxed, safe and inviting atmosphere. With a strong connection to the military past and present, the bar pays tribute to servicemen with pictures, badges, flags and a collection of memorabilia in its upstairs “Hall of Heroes.” Stop by for a pint or a whiskey and enjoy conversation without the distraction of TVs or Wi-Fi. You remember what that’s like, right?
Looking for something a little eclectic? At the Jinx, one night you’ll find a set of high-octane alt-country and rhythmic, then listen to hip-hop the next. One of Savannah’s most popular live music venues creates an unpretentious, laid-back atmosphere with vaguely gothic décor. There’s no shortage of tattoos, hipster vibes and punk rock college students. Of course, out of towners are also welcome to enjoy all events including Tuesday Hip-Hop Nite, Karaoke Thursdays and live performances by the country outfit Damon and the Shitkickers. With other local and traveling artists, there’s a wide range of live music at this storied space.
As advertised in its name, you’ll find swanky, sultry jazz, blues and swing music six nights a week at this unusual tapas-style restaurant. Located in the basement of the historic Kress Building, this intimate underground space draws locals and visitors for an exciting night of eclectic drinks paired with an Americanized tapas menu. With different artists performing each night, you can see a variety of music during your stay in Savannah. Swing by this chic spot for a cool, classy evening of music, tapas and drinks.
The Wormhole is perfect for those needing a relaxed pub with a little bit of everything. This neighborhood dive bar offers all kinds of live performances with a cosmic feel. One night it’s a heavy metal band, the next it’s a set from a headlining comedian. And on the weekend, you might find a festival, square dancing or an electronica show. With complimentary bar games, arcades, pinball and old school video game consoles, you can create any kind of night you want at The Wormhole. Come on by for a drink and join in on the neighborhood party.
A staple during any visit to Savannah is City Market. Even though there are a number of restaurants, Wild Wing Café gives you the best opportunity to see live music. This sports bar offers a traditional menu full of wings in 33 different flavors, burgers and sandwiches. With live performances from a variety of musicians every day, you’ll be able to enjoy this laid-back location within the busyness that is City Market.
Why not pair your hotel stay with some live music at the rooftop pool? Book a room at the Homewood Suites Savannah Historic District/Riverfront and you’ll be rewarded with a luxurious rooftop pool experience equipped with cabanas, a full-service bar, fire pit and live music by local musicians. With sunset views of the Savannah River, this is the place you’ll want to end each evening. Since the rooftop bar is guest only, you’ll have to have a room to enjoy the incredible atmosphere atop the Homewood Suites.
From underground to rooftop, Irish pub to local dive, you’ll get to see and hear a number of different artists play in a number of venues. Whether it’s planned or last minute, let the Hostess City be your guide to a musical and memorable stay filled with live performances.
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