Things To Do
Here are some suggestions from the Stopover gang on what you might wanna check out in Savannah when you have some downtime between shows:
To start your day off right, swing by The Coffee Fox at Broughton and Whitaker for locally brewed Coffee from PERC and delicious organic treats. If you’re the ‘breakfast of champions’ kind, then grab a cold beer or mixed drink from the American Legion Post 135, home of The Mighty Eighth (Google it), located just south of Forsyth Park. Insider tip: cash only!
Speaking of Forsyth Park, be sure to take a walk through it! Or set up a blanket on the grass to gaze up at all the Spanish moss covered trees. It’s something we cherish here in Savannah, so be sure to check out the fragrant garden and take your picture by the fountain because it’s just so cool. (If we really wanted to go off the cuff, we’d say get your feet wet in it, but we’re not trying to get anyone arrested).
While you’re still near Forsyth Park, hit up The Sentient Bean for tasty vegan and vegetarian food options. Sit out front with a delicious cup of free trade coffee and people watch the characters walking by (because, oh, they’re there). Cash only.
We highly suggest you make your way down to local hot spot Zunzi’s to chow down on a Conquistador or an Oliver’s Lunch. When they ask you if you want the special sauce, your reply should be: “shit yeah!” They also offer vegetarian options.
Sister to The Coffee Fox is Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Cafe located south of Forsyth Park down Bull St. Their Mexican Mocha is to die for and they have a beautiful courtyard out back. There’s a cool selection of eats (from tacos to brownies) and they also serve alcohol in addition to coffee concoctions. Products are traded with other local goodie makers such as Form and our participating Green Room Sponsor, Green Truck.
We haven’t forgotten you, Angel’s BBQ… Best BBQ, sauces and fries in town. Ask classically trained chef Andrew about any restaurant in town and he’ll give you an honest opinion. Ask him why the fries are so good and you’ll get a scientific explanation about why the surface area of french fries matters.
If you’re at our 217 W Broughton Street headquarters and feel some hunger pains for international fare, walk across the street to Papillote for some authentic macaroons, Duck confit pie or the best Truffle Fries this side of Paris!
Another bonus is that many of our venues also serve delicious and affordable food, so see our venue section and map for a list of those. A few faves:
-Don’t miss the specialty cocktails at The Sparetime (we’re partial to the Whiskey Sour) or their yummy food. Brussels Sprouts with Kimchee and Creme Fraiche? You betcha!
-The Mac and Cheese bowls and Congress Street Social Club.
-The tacos and Taco Abajo and the brisket at their new restaurant Brickhouse on MLK.
If all things vintage, retro, old and curious are your jam – well, you’ve come to the right place! Looking for some stylin’ vintage duds? Hit up Civvies on Broughton St. They’ve also just added a pop up shop inside for Graveface Records and Curiosities. Or on Friday and Saturdays from 6-8pm, check out Sylvester and Co. for their version of “Happy Hour”; 2 for 1 cookies and coffee. We’re partial to the world’s largest Ginger Snaps!
WHERE’S THE OCEAN?
Take a trip out to the beach and spend some time on Tybee Island. It’s 25 minutes from the Historic District. It’s as kitschy a little beach town as one could ever hope for. Aside from the beautiful Atlantic coast it offers up character laden beach bars and delicious seafood…make sure to check out Huckapoo’s or AJ’s Dockside for exactly that.
OK focus, because we don’t want you to miss this next place. Pinkie Master’s. It’s our version of “Cheers’ and a Savannah staple. Sit inside and chat with a local or if you wanna keep on the move, get a beer to-go (because you can). It just might be the best dive bar in America!
We surely haven’t covered it all, but hopefully we’ve gotten you on the right track to a pretty off-the-beaten-path start…