Savannah hosts one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country. More than 400,000 visitors flood the city for the holiday to party and take part in the merriment. The city embraces the event so much that the waters of the famous Forsyth Fountain are dyed green.
If you are staying in the Hilton Head area, the “Spirit of Harbour Town” offers a special “party boat” that cruises to River Street during the St. Patty’s Day Festival – and they will return you home safe and sound so you don’t have to worry about driving back!
If you are not fortunate enough to be in Savannah for Patty’s Day, don’t worry. The city always offers a tremendous variety of bars, clubs, and pubs to please everyone, regardless of your late night preference. From traditional Irish pubs and raging dance clubs to elegant rooftop bars overlooking the Savannah River to hole-in-the-wall dive bars, Savannah has it all. There are hundreds of bars in Savannah’s Historic District alone.
One interesting and uncommon aspect of Savannah is that in the downtown Historic District, open containers are not illegal for pedestrians. You may carry alcoholic beverages openly as long as they are in a clear plastic cup. This uncommon rule makes the area ideal for barhopping, as the party doesn’t have to be put on pause while your party changes venues.
This unique law allows for a number of interesting nightlife tours. There are walking and van tours that specialize in brewpub crawls and martini barhopping. They allow you to travel between the establishments, enjoying your beverage as you go – and you don’t have to worry about driving, parking, or finding the next bar.
All in all, Savannah is a charming city during the day, but it really wakes up at night.
For more information, contact:
Spirit of Harbour Town (843) 363-9026