Looking to cool off with a cold one? Savannah offers plenty of thirst-quenching options where you can sample local flavors and learn more about how they’re made. From breweries to Savannah Bee Company’s Mead tastings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the top ten tastings in Savannah and don’t forget your to-go cup!
1. Ghost Coast Distillery | 641 Indian St, Savannah, GA 31401
Savannah natives are no strangers to hauntings, but there’s a new spirit in town with Ghost Coast Distillery’s opening in 2017. Visitors will enjoy a short, historical film and a behind the scenes tour of the distillery, topped off by a tasting of Ghost Coast’s Vodka 261. They also offer an orange-flavored version of the local vodka that’s ideal for a shaking up in a sweet cocktail, and their website features an array of refreshing recipes!
Tours and tastings available Tues-Wed 12PM-6PM, Thurs-Sat 11AM-8PM starting at $8.
2. Coastal Empire Beer Company | 79 Ross Rd, Savannah, GA 31405
Coastal Empire Beer Company is craft beer at its best! With five year-round flavors inspired by the local area, Coastal Empire offers tours, tastings, and brews to go. The crisp, floral Tybee Island Blonde is the perfect beer for a summer afternoon at the beach. Starting September 1st, pints and flights will be available in the taproom!
Tours and tastings available Thurs-Fri 5PM-8PM, Sat. 1PM-4PM, $20.
3. Service Brewing Co. | 574 Indian St, Savannah, GA 31401
Service Brewing Co. was a labor of love for husband and wife team Kevin Ryan and Meredith Sutton. Offering tours, tastings, and seriously cute t-shirts, Service also gives back by supporting organizations that assist veterans and first responders. The Savannah Banana Beer, inspired by our local baseball team, hits it out of the park with a sweet, refreshing flavor!
Tours and tastings available Thurs-Fri 5:30PM-8:30PM, Sat. 1PM-5PM, starting at $12.
4. The Salt Table | 51 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401
Feeling salty? The Salt Table’s flavor consultants are here to help! Owners Dave and Carol are passionate about Georgia Grown products. In addition to the shop’s wide array of homemade seasonings and local goods, you can try a selection of internationally award-winning wines, vinted and bottled in Georgia. With each tasting, you’ll take home a complimentary collector wine glass. Private tastings are also available after hours for parties of 12-18.
Open Mon-Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-5PM. Tastings available starting at $10
5. Daufuskie Island Rum Company | 270 Haig Point Rd, Daufuskie Island, SC 29915
Just a 20 minute water taxi from Savannah, you’ll find Daufuskie Island, home to the Daufuskie Island Rum Company, which proudly labels itself The Most Inaccessible Rum Distillery in the US! There you can take a distillery tour and sample the rum that’s distilled, bottled, labeled, and packed by hand on the island. Back in Savannah, grab a Daufuskie rum cocktail at The Homewood Suites’ rooftop bar, RTB!, exclusively open to hotel guests.
Check their website for available tour times, $7.
6. Savannah Bee Company | 104 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401
Once you’ve explored the numerous honey varieties offered at the Savannah Bee Company, sidle up to the bar for a $7 mead tasting. As the world’s oldest fermented beverage, mead comes in many flavors, and is often described as a cross between a beer and a champagne. For those with a sweet tooth, ask to try the X.R. Cyser – it’s like apple pie in a glass!
Open Mon-Sat 10AM-8PM, Sun 11AM-6PM, tastings $7.
7. Southbound Brewing Company | 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah, GA 31415
Southbound Brewing Company holds the title of first production microbrewery in Savannah. In addition to guided tours and tastings, Southbound hosts local events like Pints and Poses Brewery Yoga and Cheers for Beers. Try the Picture of Nectar, a double IPA that pays homage to Georgia’s famous peaches with notes of citrus and spice. Don’t forget your souvenir koozie!
Tours and tastings available Wed-Fri 5:30-7:30PM, Sat 2PM-4PM, $15.
8. Savannah Wine Cellar | 5500 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31405
“Try before you buy” is the motto at Savannah Wine Cellar in Midtown. Self-service tasting machines offer 40 temperature-controlled varieties to help you find the wine that’s right for you! Stop in on the first Thursday of each month to take part in a hand-poured tasting that benefits local non-profits, and check their events calendar to sign up for a class in Wine 101.
Open Mon-Sat 11AM-9PM.
9. Moon River Brewing Company | 21 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401
Moon River Brewing Company boasts a 5,400-square-foot, dog-friendly beer garden that’s the perfect place to enjoy a cold brew on a warm night in downtown Savannah. Try one of the many beers brewed on-site, like the grapefruity Slow-vannah IPA, paired with fresh-baked pretzel sticks and Bavarian bratwurst. Locals can become lifetime members of the “Quality Assurance Team” for loyalty points and happy hour perks!
Open Sun-Thurs 11AM-11PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-12AM.
10. Butterducks Winery | 3332 Blue Jay Rd, Guyton, GA 31312
Looking to venture off the beaten path? Butterducks Winery is a charming oasis that’s just a 35-minute drive from downtown Savannah. Specializing in sweet wines, Butterducks offers 3 tasting options, custom gift baskets, and a peaceful patio for enjoying your purchases. The Super Sweet Sensational Strawberry is the perfect summer dessert wine!
Open Fri-Sat 11AM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM.