An ambiance of aerial perspective elevates an evening’s dining experience, quite literally, to new heights. The view cannot be appreciated unless the weather cooperates. Because Savannah is spared the stall of winter, tornadoes and hurricanes (most of the time), it is possible to enjoy rooftop restaurants year round.
Here are 5 rooftop restaurants to visit in Savannah.
Rocks on the Roof
Visitors can explore the row of River Street’s finest establishments, including The Bohemian Hotel Riverfront. This boutique hotel boasts some of the city’s best views seen from its bar, Rocks on the Roof. With views of the Savannah River and Talmadge Bridge, Rocks on the Roof offers a rooftop bar with indoor seating. It also has tables and couches for lounging outdoors, while sampling their addicting truffle fries. Take a seat under the “roof” with a full bar and grill at your service. Guests can enjoy live entertainment next to a blue-flamed fire pit. Rocks on the Roof offers an assortment of American comfort food with a Southern twist to fish and mussels.
The Top Deck is the rooftop bar and restaurant of the Cotton Sail Hotel. The Top Deck features signature craft cocktails and small, shareable plates. The bar and its chairs literally wrap around the roof, ensuring a panoramic view no matter where you sit.
Churchill’s Pub on Bay Street has its own rooftop terrace, in addition to Winston’s wine cellar, which is downstairs with a street-level entrance. Their intimate outdoor area reflects Churchill’s interior with flags fanning the food and folks below. Black iron tables sit prepped for hungry visitors in what feels like an airy English courtyard. The enclosed space makes for a more intimate and spirited ambience. The pub serves over 150 selections of wine along with a variety of craft beers. Their signatures cocktails include the Bay Street Breeze and the British Bulldog.
Further away from the river, but no less scenic, is the Public Kitchen & Bar’s rooftop area. It overlooks the intersection of Bull and Liberty Streets. Tables seat parties of two to six, beneath a canopy of cast-ironwork and black umbrellas. The terrace is cozy with a constant view of street activity. The Public’s bistro fare is a fusion of traditional Southern cuisine with French flavor. Visitors can go unnoticed, making for a priceless observation dining deck. You will be able to spy on the streets as the trees do at this rooftop restaurant.
Local 11 Ten’s Perch
Forsyth Park’s canopy of Spanish moss shelters enough green space for more people (and dog) watching. Right off the park’s south side is Local 11 Ten’s appropriately named rooftop roost, Perch. Perch provides a unique setting in balance with the natural environment. Wood panels spread from the floor to the bar. White cushioned chairs adorn the area, inviting you to lounge and “perch.”