The Complete Savannah Bachelor Party Guide and Itinerary

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james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
Travel Writer & Expert
  • James Wong is a freelance travel writer and expert.
  • He's reported for publications including VOGUE, GQ, Time Out and Thrillist.
  • James has lived in London, Tokyo and New York; and has traveled to almost every corner of the world.
Updated Feb 09, 2024
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There are several sides to Savannah. Groups attending a Savanna, Georgia bachelor party will find its lower key pockets full of Southern charm and hospitality, as well as lush greens in the surrounding Georgia suburbs for golfing. Those who fly down to this Southern city will also find favorable open container laws that make this bachelor party destination equally as much a party town. And of course, Savannah's nearby islands and beaches are optimal for groups who'd like to find quality time celebrating the groom with water sports and fishing. So to say a bachelor party in Savannah, GA can have it all isn't an exaggeration—you really can have all of the above in one perfect bachelor party weekend.

Savannah Bachelor Party Planning in This Article:

What Are Some Savannah Bachelor Party Ideas?

Thompson Savannah pool deck
Thompson Savannah

There's plenty to see and do in Savannah on the ultimate guys' weekend. You just have to pick which party of the city's culture and history you want to take part in. From delicious eats—from Southern fare to pub bites—around town to bar crawls and breweries to golfing, fishing, and more, you'll find plenty to keep you busy on a Savannah bachelor party.

For the Golfers

Spend a weekend hitting the links at one or more of the 50+ golf courses in and around Savannah. With more than 200 days of sunshine a year, this is a golfer's paradise.

For the Foodies

Savannah is home to some of the country's top restaurants, with offerings from chefs including Hugh Acheson and Sean Brock. So you won't be lacking taste bud-pleasing dishes on your weekend here.

For the Cinephiles

There's a ton of history to discover in Savannah, including the spooky kind. Take in Savannah's unique heritage on a comedic trolley tour of the city that is just as funny as it is informative. If you'd rather get your spooks, a haunted pub crawl shares Savannah's eerie past with cocktails to settle your nerves. Of course, there are also Savannah's famous cemeteries, mansions, and squares—including the one where Forrest Gump famously said, "Life is like a box of chocolates."

For the Water Lovers

This coastal town has plenty of ways to enjoy the water: For one, a chartered fishing trip where you'll reel in big catches plus take in Savannah's marshes. Or, head to Tybee Island where you can take part in water sports—think jet skis and kiteboarding—or just enjoy a day at the beach.

For the Bar Hoppers

One of the reasons to visit Savannah for a bachelor party is the open container laws. Upheld within Savannah's Historic District, you and your crew can carry up to 16 ounces each out in the open. Thankfully, there's also a great bar scene to help you imbibe.

What Do You Do at a Bachelor Party in Savannah?

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Bar Julian

For the ultimate three-day Savannah, Georgia bachelor party itinerary, you'll want to fit a little of everything in—good food, great drinks, live music, fishing, golfing, and so much more. Here's what we recommend:

Day 1

Morning: Start the trip off with brunch at Hitch, an outpost of the equally delicious Treylor Park. Doors open at 11 so you'll have plenty of time to check into your hotel or AirBnB beforehand. But still, you won't want to miss this menu full of delicious bites like bacon, egg, and cheese flatbread, Savannah hot chicken and waffles, and shrimp and grits tacos. Plus signature cocktails like a Georgia Mule and pecan bourbon shots make this a worthwhile start to the day.

Afternoon: Get to know Savannah on a Savannah Slow Ride. On this pedal-powered cruise, you'll take in the city and take advantage of the open container laws while you explore. Stops at pubs along the way offer you the chance to refill with drink specials. If you're hungry after all the pedaling, head to the riverfront for a bite at Spanky's, the home of original chicken fingers. Walk the historic waterfront while you're there.

Evening: Before dinner, take in the city from new heights with a happy hour at the Top Deck Bar. From on top of the Cotton Sail Hotel, you'll have a view of the Savannah River and historic Bay Street as you sip on handcrafted cocktails and beers on tap. Make dinner on the first night count with a reservation at Husk, Sean Brock's Savannah outpost. The menu changes seasonally (and sometimes daily), but favorites have included aged beef tartare, snapper sashimi, smoked pork, and coal-roasted chicken. After dinner, head to Savannah's oldest bar: The Pirate House. Opened in 1753, you'll enjoy a fun, history ambiance with drinks like the Skull Crusher and the Bloody Pirate or a sampling of local craft beers.

Day 2

Morning: Today starts with a bottomless brunch at The Ordinary, which includes $12 unlimited mimosas, sharable bites like pork belly donut sliders and loaded fritter tots, and mains like a salmon and crab BLT and the meatloaf brunch skillet.

Afternoon: Today is all about being on the water, so pick your poison with what will satisfy your crew. For those who want to reel one in, book a four-hour charter through Real Em N for a deep-sea fishing adventure where you can catch sea bass, flounder, barracuda, and amberjack. For those who want a different kind of adventure on the water, head to Tybee Island, just a half-hour drive from downtown Savannah. Here you can choose to lounge on the beach or take part in water sports including jet skis and kayaks, as well as stand-up paddle boarding.

Evening: Back on dry land, head to Service Brewing and Moon River Brewing Company for a few pours before dinner. Then it's off to Belford's for a delicious surf and turf dinner with options like a 12-ounce New York strip, jumbo lump crab cakes, and southern fried chicken with smoked gouda mac and cheese. After dinner, if you're feeling like live music and a real bachelor-bachelorette scene, make your way to Savannah's Smiles, a dueling piano bar where you'll find plenty of soon-to-be-married folks and their groups singing and dancing the night away. Reservations and party packages are recommended. Need a late-night munch after the fun? Don't miss grabbing a slice at Vinnie Van GoGo's.

Day 3

Morning: Once you've rallied the troops, head to Collins Quarter, which serves its brunch menu all day long. Indulge in bananas foster French toast, buttermilk biscuits with chicken sausage, poached eggs, and gravy, and short rib hash.

Afternoon: Today, grab your clubs to hit the greens. Choose between the many golf courses available around Savannah, including the scenic Club at Savannah Harbor, historic Bacon Park established in 1926, or Southbridge Golf Club for those looking for a real challenge. On your way back to the hotel or AirBnB, stop in at Exotic Cigars & Gifts for a wide breadth of cigar options to enjoy with the guys on a walk around the city before dinner.

Evening: Happy hour is at Churchill's with deals on beers of the day from 3 p.m. till 6 p.m. And that's not to mention tasty bites like mac and cheese fritters and Nashville hot wings. For dinner, keep it casual at the Green Truck Pub, home to 18 types of burgers and sandwiches, plus housemade fries, and a rotating list of beer and wine. As for drinks, head to another rooftop spot for one last epic view of the city at The Grove. Meanwhile, Molly McPherson's and Wet Willies (a top spot for frozen drinks) offer low-key bar hopping.

Where Should I Stay in Savannah for a Bachelor Party?

Thompson Savannah
Thompson Savannah

It's very easy to get around Savannah on your own two feet, especially if you stay close to the historic district. Cars can be hired for transportation to Tybee Island, and affordable Ubers are available for places on the outskirts of town.

Best Savannah Bachelor Party Hotels

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa: This is a luxe place to stay worth the price tag if you're a golfer who wants all of the amenities to go along with your game and stay.

DoubleTree by Hilton Historic Savannah: This hotel offers a quality place to stay with a mid-range budget, plus a central location close to all of the action (and within the open container law limits).

The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront: This is a great luxury spot if you're looking for views, and it's topped by the Rocks on the Roof bar.

Thompson Savannah: Arguably one of the hippest spots in town for a bach party is the Thompson.

Pro tip: The Knot has partnered with Hotel Planner to help you secure the best group hotel rate and get free hotel advice from an expert travel planner.

    Best Savannah Bachelor Party Rentals

    There are plenty of housing options for a Savannah bachelor party, so check out the best vacation rental sites like Vrbo and Airbnb. Pro tip: If you're looking to supplement your vacation rental stay with some hotel amenities such as a swimming pool or a fitness facility, you can secure Savannah hotel day passes on ResortPass.

    Apartment Close to Local Eateries, Venues & Shops (Starland District): For $280 per night, this budget-friendly Savannah stay can sleep up to 10 guests. While it might be on the cozy side, it's perfect for bachelor parties who plan on spending most of their stay exploring. It's located close to awesome spots including Forsyth Park, River Street and the SCAD Museum of Art.

    Private Oasis Directly Between Downtown & Beach (Downtown Savannah): Equipped with a private pool and a jacuzzi, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom VRBO will cost around $675 per night. It features a fabulous entertainment area with a bar, which is ideal for bachelor party groups of up to 10 guests. It's located between downtown and the beach, making it a versatile option when it comes to planning activities.

    Private Triplex with Nine Bedrooms (Starland District): With nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms, this Starland District home can accommodate up to 22 guests, making it exceptionally ideal for a large bachelor party in Savannah. On average, this VRBO costs $780 per night, making it just $35 per person a night if you fill the space.

    Frogtown Cottage (Historic Savannah): With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this affordable Savannah VRBO is around $226 per night. It features a newly renovated pool and patio and can accommodate a bachelor getaway of up to eight guests. It's close to all kinds of Savannah attractions, including the Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah History Museum, Battlefield Memorial Park and more.

    Large Home on Jones Beach Institute: This rental offers space for up to eight guests, as well as an outdoor patio. The home is a blend of modern and historic, which reflects the pulse of Savannah too.

    Beautiful Five Bedroom Across from Forsyth Park (Victorian District): This option offers a place to stay for larger groups (up to 14 guests) and includes plenty of Savannah's historic charm.

    Savannah Bachelor Party Nightlife

    Southern fare, barbecue, and pizza make up some of Savannah's best eats to line the boys up for a night of boozing at the best rooftops, dive bars, and pubs.

    Best Savannah Bachelor Restaurants

    The Grey: Southern food all dressed up, Chef Mashama Bailey has won nationwide acclaim for her upscale country cooking, and The Grey is where it all began. The menu's star is a smothered grouper with squash, best enjoyed with a side of smoky collards. The boys will dine within a unique setting too; this restaurant occupies an art-deco Greyhound Bus Terminal from back in the thirties.

    Vittoria Pizzeria: Lads who don't fancy changing out of their sweltering Savannah shorts may want to keep dinner a low-key affair at Vittoria Pizzeria. The restaurant is in the heart of the city's trendy Starland district, in the Starland Yard complex that's clad with food trucks, outdoor seating, bars, and live music.

    Sandfly Barbecue: Bachelor weekends are a long slog of calorie burning, so you might as well regain the burned energy with some thick, juicy meats. Sandfly's meats (pork, beef, chicken) are sold by the pound, and the sauces will absolutely have every finger licked. Sandwiches, platters, and pints of sides are also available.

    Best Savannah Bachelor Party Bars

    Bar Julian: Where to raise a glass of bubbles to the groom? One option is Bar Julian. The rooftop hangout is the tallest in Savannah's modern history, perched on the (relatively) new-to-the-scene Thompson Savannah Hotel. Aside from wine, a range of craft cocktails are available, including zero-proof choices for any boys behaving.

    Lone Wolf Lounge: Back in Savannah's hipster Starland District, the party will want to take a long time out at Lone Wolf. Here, there's no pretension, just excellent cocktails, and wines by the coupe or carafe at a very fair price. Special holiday events such as St Patrick's Day are an absolute must if you're in search of some booze-fuelled festivity,

    Six Pence Pub: London's a European hot spot for bachelor parties, but you can have a ye ol' English experience right here in Savannah. Six Pence Pub is a cozy Bull Street watering hole that offers affordable booze paired with British classics like bangers and mash. Come say 'ello, and make friends for down-to-earth fun and frolics.

    Expert Savannah Travel Tips

    Flights will land at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (the dash is intentional), though most will connect via Atlanta or Charlotte. It's an easy 20-minute rideshare into town. Savannah Historic District is very walkable, and there are plenty of parks for a respite along the way. Therefore, you're fine to rely on taxis to get around all weekend. The weather is best in spring and fall if you want sunny skies and low humidity. Christmas is also surprisingly festive and pleasantly warm. Since you're out exploring on foot, remember to pack the essentials: comfortable footwear, bug spray, and sunscreen.

    —Allyson Johnson contributed to this article.

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