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Best Savannah Nightlife

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Most of the best Savannah nightlife can be found in the Historic District. While River Street can be a bit cheesy, with lots of overpriced establishments trading in on their great views, the rest of the Savannah neighborhood has plenty of reasonably priced pubs. If you're looking for something a bit more sophisticated, try the many hotel and restaurant bars of the Historic District. Casimir's Lounge, in the Mansion on Forsyth Park, is our favorite. Though Savannah certainly appreciates a cocktail, it's not a wild-and-crazy party town. Most visitors will head off to their hotel rooms at a decent hour before midnight. If you're looking for some (young) late-night fun, try the bars near the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Churchill's Pub

Neighborhood: Historic District

A Savannah institution, Churchill's is your classic English pub with a Southern twist. The interior, all brick and burnished wood, is pure British Isles, while the food menu—crab cakes, English sausage rolls, shrimp and grits, bangers and mash—hops back and forth across the pond. The extensive beer list has a similar "special relationship" feel—try a Hobgoblin English Brown Ale (England) or a Fat Tire Amber Ale (USA). We think it's best for a late-afternoon beer and a chat with some friendly locals. Dinnertime can be crowded.

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Casimir's Lounge

Neighborhood: Downtown

In the opulent Mansion on Forsyth Park hotel, this new nightspot has become a favorite with Savannah's stylish young see-and-be-seen crowd. Decor has definite boudoir vibe, with lots of purples, golds and rich velvet fabrics. A grand piano provides entertainment most nights. If you're seeking a quieter evening, sit on the outdoor patio. Try one of the house specialty cocktails, such as the 700 Drayton (citrus vodka, peach schnapps with cranberry and orange juice) or the Casimir's martini (raspberry vodka, Watermelon Pucker, Midori and a splash of sweet and sour).

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Lulu's Chocolate Bar

Neighborhood: Historic District

When you're halfway between wanting dessert and needing a nightcap, Lulu's is your place. This quirky little "chocolate bar" offers gooey cakes and tarts, and a full menu of sugary "martinis"—raspberry espresso, white chocolate pomegranate, key lime pie. True chocoholics should try the mousse tower—layers of flavored mousses on a chocolate disk. Crowds are mostly local, often couples on dates. If you're on a date yourself, definitely go for the chocolate fondue for two.

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Kevin Barry's Irish Pub

Neighborhood: Historic District

For a pint and a sing-along, head to this hugely popular River Street pub, decorated with shamrocks and Irish flags. There's always live music, plenty of booze and a friendly atmosphere. It's more popular with visitors than locals, but that's OK—chat up the bloke or lass at the next barstool and perhaps you'll find a new traveling companion. The food menu—mostly Irish classics like potato soup and corned beef and cabbage—is a bit heavy for the Savannah heat, but it'll fill your belly for a night of fun.

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Jazz'd Tapas Bar

Neighborhood: Historic District

For live jazz and a breezy, urban-chic atmosphere, Jazz'd is far and away Savannah's best pick. Below ground on a busy Historic District street, it's popular with both locals and visitors. The atmosphere is funky and cosmopolitan, with low lights and a modern curved metal bar. Grab a mojito and snap your fingers to the beat. If you're hungry, there's a full menu of tasty international tapas like coconut shrimp or Cuban beef satay.

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