Whether you have an entire day with your buddies or just a few hours in a busy wedding weekend, Savannah makes an ideal backdrop for bachelor party bonding. From low-key fishing trips to rousing nights on River Street (not to mention adult beverages you can take to-go), here are some uniquely Savannah ways to raise one last glass to the single life.
If you’ve got a whole day with your boys, start early with a round of golf at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, boasting an 18-hole Troon course that plays host to the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. It’s located a five-minute ferry ride across the Savannah River from the historic riverfront.
Rather wrestle with big fish than hit the links? Spend a day on the water with one of Savannah’s many fishing charters. Brown’s Reel ’Em N, Captain David Newlin Fishing Charters and Miss Judy Charters are just a few that offer both deep-sea and inshore excursions, hunting mackerel, mahi mahi, redfish and more.
On your way back into town, swing by Wiley’s Championship BBQ on Whitemarsh Island for some award-winning pulled pork, or try the local-favorite burgers at Green Truck Pub. Quench your thirst with a locally brewed craft beer at Service Brewing Co. or an English pint at Churchill’s Pub on Bay Street. Clad in rich leather and mahogany, Churchill’s also has a downstairs wine cellar that can be reserved for private parties.
Just a few blocks away on River Street, Exotic Cigars & Gifts is a must-visit for cigar aficionados. Wander the humidors and peruse hundreds of stogies from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and more.
For dinner, feast on prime cuts at Ruth’s Chris Steak House or Belford’s Savannah Seafood & Steaks. If you want to feel like proper Southern gents, put on a tie and try The Olde Pink House or Vic’s On the River for traditional Southern cuisine (you’ll want to get reservations in advance).
With your bellies full and the night ahead of you, it’s time to enjoy Savannah’s legendary nightlife. We’re one of only a handful of cities in the country without an open-container policy, which means you can carry your drink in the street (look for the stack of plastic to-go cups near the door of most downtown bars). Stroll down River Street, stopping in at popular spots like Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub and Wet Willie’s. City Market and Congress Street both have heaps of lively bars, including Molly MacPherson’s, a Scottish pub that is home to Savannah’s largest selection of scotch. Or, combine two of Savannah’s favorite things—spirits and spirits—on a haunted pub crawl with Cobblestone Tours. It may be the only thing scarier than walking down the aisle.