Some Notes on Savannah

Went to Savannah for a quick stopover and took some notes on some places I stopped into.

The Jinx (formerly the Velvet Elvis Lounge) is a quaint little metal joint with perpetual Halloween decor. Metal music, perpetual Halloween decor. What else do you need? Apparently it’s back open after being shut for a while. Just a good old hole in the wall place.

Went to the Moon River Brewing Company on a recommendation. Seems like there were a lot of large parties of ladies. But that’s about all that’d be going back for – not the food or the beer. If you’re up for mediocre you can give it a try, but if you want something memorable try someplace else.

The Social Club is apparently a new kid on the block in Savannah. There was quite an eclectic crowd, so great for people watching. Lots of guys that looked like they took the short bus from the frat house – always good to laugh at. Those were offset by the hipster crowd, some folks with salt-and-pepper hair (now that I’m mid-30s I won’t call them old) and others. Pretty good band was playing. I was skeptical of the white-haired, tie-dye shirt flautist and harmonicist.

When heading to the Social Club I passed by a place called Rogue Water that I felt call to me. As I passed back by it it called to me again and so I stepped in. Another great hole in the wall place. They’ve got an upstairs bar that I went to. The bartender was as cheezy as they come – but good cheezy. He looked like he’d just stepped out of a classic 70s film. The upstairs was rocking late 70s early 80s music. They’ve also got a back area with some lounge space and another bar upstairs in the back. Noticed a sign that said they do beer pong and punk on Wednesdays. Wonder if they rent bar stools by the month…

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Posted on October 26, 2011, in Bars, USA and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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