We wished to finished our vacation by a musical show and we reserved at the Historic Theatre.
The show was composed by pieces of famous Broadway musicals in order to present four or five decades of musicals. The actors-dancers-singers were young and full of talent but they are far from the "elder class" of Broadway of NY.
In the middle of the show, in order to allow their friends to change costumes, two boys plaid the famous sketch of Abbott and Costello about the base ball (Who is on the first base ?). Everybody was double up except the two Frenchies who did not understand...
Reservation : 10AM to 4 PM except on Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 8PM
The show is at 8 PM
Price : 35$ tax included (30$ for seniors like us)
Dress Code: Shirt, pants, shoes.
While strolling around near the City Market, we passed by Club One and saw an advertisement that the Lady Chablis was going to be performing that night. I have not read Midnight in the Garden of Good or Evil, nor had I seen the movie in years, but I did remember the Lady Chablis' character and figured I could not pass up the opportunity to see her perform. I did not know what we were getting into when we bought our tickets, but the night turned out to be great fun and I would go again in a heartbeat. Even if you happen to be in Savannah when the Lady Chablis is not performing, go see the girls at Club One, particularly if you are a fun and open person and are interested in the liberal underbelly of this Southern City. Everyone was spectacular and the show was incredibly high energy leaving us wanting more at the end of the night. I thought the bar in the basement was a little too dark and sticky for my tastes and the chairs where the performances are, a little uncomfortable, but you can't beat the entertainment of these class act drag queens.
Dress Code: As the ticket seller told us when we asked about dress code, as long as you're dressed, you're acceptable.
Casual underground (literally) dimly lit place with friendly service and live music. I had a pesto salad ($9.00) and a glass of sparkling wine ($9.00). I stopped by on two separate evenings; there was no cover and the music was nice and relaxing both times.
A guide dressed in old fashioned garb will take you on a two hour walking tour of various pubs throughout Savannah. Every place you go to will have a haunted tale or two.
It's not all scary, there are a lot of jokes and the guides are really well suited to dealing with people who have a little too much to drink. We paid $10 after using discount coupons which are pretty easy to find. The alcohol is not included, but you can get it in a plastic cup and take it on the road with you.
I woud recommend doing something of this sort since its a bit of goofy fun and a unique tour.
Unfortunately the tour is for 21 and older since you are going to bars.
Dress Code: No dress code.
Want to hear great live jazz while you are in Savannah? We found a place in a recent trip to Kokopelli's Jazz Club (www.kokopellisjazz.com) Kokopelli’s Jazz Club is the best place to hear jazz in Savannah. Other places that we tried aren't serious about the music, where it is merely background noise (the music wasn't that good). Kokopelli's features national artists as well as regional groups. The music is great and the cover is very reasonable for the great music you experience. Highly recommended for anyone looking hear some authentic jazz!
Dress Code: Nice dress. Maybe skips the sneakers and jeans..
As a fan of the movie "Midnight in theGerden of the Good and Evil" I was obliged to see at Club One if Lady Chablis was here.
When she (he) is in the evening show there is a sign "Lady Chablis (Benjamin) plays tonight". No sign. I did not go.
By day this place is relatively empty but with good happy hour pricing. By night it gets absolutely mad. We were here on a Thursday night, which was both ladies night and 80s night. When they say 80s they mean ALL sounds from the 80s, from New Wave and Punk to Salt 'n Peppa and Michael Jackson.
There is a uniquely ornamented stage that gets packed like a can of sardines with a mixed crowd of artsy college kids both straight and gay and inbetween when bands aren't performing on it. Decor is quite cool. Think skulls and scary dolls.
Drinks are inexpensive from the perspective of someone from Palm Beach County, Florida.
Happy hour was Buy one beer get the second for a $1 and Two for one well drinks.
Ladies night was $1 well drinks for the chicas.
Dress Code: Funky, spunky, punky, tees and jeans, colored hair and 80s retro. Young, hip, dirty and oh so artsy.
Loco's is the best all round bar. With great service, yummy food, a pool table, dart board, trivia night, poker night, Tvs doted around showing sportz and drink deals, you'll have a hard time finding a better bar!
In the center of it all on River Street is a small little bar that serves the best frozen drinks imaginable!
The first time I took my fiance here he had a drink called Call Me A Cab and that is just about what we had to do...(luckly I was designated driver)
You can either sit inside (usually packed) and listen to great music or take your super charged slurpie for a walk down River Street with you.
We will definitely be back again and again!
Dress Code: casual
Wonderful little bar that you have to walk up an enourmous flight of steps to get into, and another flight of steps to play pool or arcade games. The staff is friendly and the live music explosive. The address to the bar is Abercorn Street but it is actually located on the corner of Abercorn and River street. Don't try to just drive down Abercorn looking for it you'll never find it without asking a local. However, walking down River Street you will bump right into it
The Lady Chablis performs from time to time as a headliner at this club which features a female impersonator floor show.
The real Lady Chablis appears in the movie, playing, of course, The Lady Chablis. She has acquired a book deal as a result of her newfound fame in the wake of the success of Midnight.
Be sure to check out her very own Web site: http://www.theladychablis.com.
After rereading the reviews of this tour on Tripadvisor, I realize that which tour guide you gets has a big effect on the tour. I don't recall the name of our guide but he was a loud east coaster originally from Boston who told long winded stories, many of them about himself, by the last stop no one was even paying attention to him anymore. We stopped at four bars along the way, the Six Pence where we started, Isaac's, 17hundred90 and Moon River and we stopped outside of the Colonial Cemetery which gets locked at night. I won't say that it was a complete waste of time because we did get to stop at a couple of nice bars, enjoy an evening stroll through Savannah and the stories were interesting, especially the one told at 17hundred90 about the underage Anna, her creepy old husband and the sailor she was in love with. But I was kind of hoping to get on a tour with someone actually from Savannah who tells colorful stories.
As for nightlife, it's definitely around in Center City. One place that tourists seem to particularly end up is Club One (at 1 Jefferson), which is where the Lady Chablis, Savannah's most famous drag queen, puts on a show every now and then . . . but there are other places that aren't quite so, er, campy. I can particularly recommend Moon River Brewing Company, which is Savannah's only brewpub (and it makes a good mark of it, too) -- its located on Bay Street across from the Hyatt. Mercury Lounge is pretty rad, too, with jazz music Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays -- 125 W. Congress Street.
Dress Code: Savannah nightclubs and bars are for the most part the kind where you have to dress like a decent person. Wear decent clothes . . .
Well, in my intro to this Savannah page I wrote that after St. Paddy´s party I headed directly to Atlanta. Actually it took quite some time to get on the road. Because when the big Irish party was over we headed to a parking garage for our car. The problem: thousands of other people did exactly the same thing at the same time. The whole downtown area was blocked by leaving cars and people. We were standing in the parking garage not able to move forward or backward with our car for two hours!!!!
Well, but instead of being annoyed, people just started a big party in the parking garage. Someone turned up the volume of his car hifi system, others bought some beer and everybody started dancing. THE START OF THE LEGENDARY 'SAVANNAH PARKING GARAGE PARTY'. It was interrupted by the cops later, but we had a lot of fun and one of the most spontaneous parties ever.
Savannah being an old historic town, there are lots of stories of Ghost sightings and of haunted homes and buildings. On one night, we took a 'Ghost Walk' tour where we walked all through the historic district with the guide pointing out the many historic homes that are said to be haunted and the particular stories for each. If walking for 2 or 3 hours is too much, then you can take a carriage ride instead. On a different night, we took a horse drawn carriage ride. This was also a tour of some of the haunted homes in the area, but we went past some different homes in this tour. We never stopped at the homes on either tour. Most of them are owned by private families and a few are now bed & breakfast inns. How would you like to stay in a room that is haunted by a ghost? There is one inn where it is said that if a couple stays in a certain room, the female ghost gets angry at the female guest because she died in her room before her true love came back from sea and she acts jealous. Creepy!!
This is a nice way to see the historic district homes when it is cooler and to learn about some of the history of Savannah.
Dress Code: Casual. At night in the summer, shorts and a light shirt (or T-shirt) are plenty. Wear good walking shoes if you go on the walking tour.