Savannah’s 10 Best Wine Bars

One of our New Year’s resolutions is to learn about new things, and the best way to learn about wine is by drinking it, after all. Join us on our journey with these Savannah wine bars in no particular order!

Late Air

Savannah's 10 Best Wine BarsPhoto Credit: @lizzyrollins (Late Air Wine)
Savannah’s 10 Best Wine BarsPhoto Credit: @lizzyrollins (Late Air Wine)Late Air

Late Air is a charming and inviting neighborhood restaurant that you can find at the corner of Bull + Victory in Savannah, GA. It’s a cozy spot that offers a rotating list of natural wines that you can enjoy by the glass or by the bottle. The wines are carefully selected to perfectly complement the flavors of the small, seasonal dishes that Chef Juan Stevenson prepares with great care and attention to detail. Each dish is a work of art that showcases the freshest ingredients available and the creativity of Chef Stevenson’s culinary vision. Whether you’re a foodie or a wine lover, Late Air is the perfect destination for a memorable dining experience.

208 Wine Bar

The story of 208 began with James and his family opening a wine store in Bloomington, Indiana, just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Although the store was well-received by customers, it struggled to stay afloat during lockdowns and closed after a year. However, the family’s desire to create a great place to share excellent wine with others persisted. Fate brought James and Christina together, and they started hosting Wine Wednesdays for neighbors, which became a neighborhood favorite. Inspired by these evenings, they went on a wine pilgrimage to Rioja, Spain, and created unforgettable memories around great wine. Eight months later, James discovered a stunning building on Factors Walk with a “For Lease” sign and texted Christina a photo of it. Here they are now. 

Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market

Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market is an American brasserie in the Perry Lane Hotel in historic Savannah, Georgia. The restaurant offers a dining experience that blends old-world charm with modern elegance. With a focus on Southern hospitality and French culinary artistry, Emporium’s menu features locally sourced, seasonal ingredients crafted with culinary passion. The restaurant offers a wide range of dishes and an extensive wine list, all in a warm, inviting atmosphere.

Sobremesa

Guinn and Ryan’s friendship began in 2011 at The Rail, a famous Savannah dive bar. Ryan was playing music on the jukebox and taking requests from other patrons when he met Guinn. They started talking and discovered they both came from New England and had been regulars at the same local spots in Rhode Island. They became best friends and spent their weekends exploring Savannah’s hospitality scene. When Ryan moved to Germany, they traveled around Europe together and fell in love with the concept of “sobremesa” – spending time with friends around a table with good food and wine, chatting and sharing stories. They decided to bring this experience to Savannah by opening Sobremesa, a place where everyone can enjoy good wine, food, and company. They believe that time spent with loved ones is precious and invite everyone to join them for a night to remember.

Savannah's 10 Best Wine Bars
Savannah’s 10 Best Wine Bars
Photo Credit: Savoy Society

Savoy Society 

The bar has all-glass windows and plays vinyl-only music, creating a fantastic ambiance. Try their creative house cocktails like “Shower Me In Luxury” and shared plates like cheese platters and crispy Spam sliders. The bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable. Visit Savoy Society now for a great time! The bartenders at Savoy Society are friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about their craft. They’re always ready to help you choose the perfect drink to suit your mood and preferences. Whether you’re a young professional looking to unwind after work or someone who loves to party, Savoy Society is the perfect place to let your hair down and have some fun.

Savannah Wine Cellar 

Savannah Wine Cellar is a unique boutique wine shop located in the city. They offer an exceptional wine-tasting experience in a charming and inviting cellar setting, with 32 wines available to taste every day from their temperature-controlled, self-serve Napa Technology WineStations. Their wine selection specializes in sustainable, organic, and low-intervention wines from around the world, providing customers with a chance to discover new wines or enjoy old favorites. The knowledgeable and friendly Cellar team members are always available to help customers with their selections. Savannah Wine Cellar has a wide range of sparkling, still, and dessert wines priced from under $10 to over $200, suitable for any occasion. Customers are invited to come in, try before they buy, and explore the world of wine with Savannah Wine Cellar.

Winston’s Wine Cellar

Winston’s Wine Cellar is a charming space that embodies the essence of Old Savannah. The cellar boasts an elegant design with exposed brick walls, a complete private bar, and warm, enchanting lighting that creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The space is perfect for hosting private parties, and its historic charm makes it an ideal wedding venue for couples seeking an intimate and memorable setting. The cellar’s unique ambiance is perfect for hosting various events such as rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, corporate events, holiday celebrations, welcome parties, business cocktail hours, military hail and farewell events, and more. Winston’s Wine Cellar is the perfect venue for those who appreciate history and elegance and want to create unforgettable memories in an enchanting atmosphere.

Local 11ten Food | Wine 

Local 11ten is a chic and elegant restaurant situated in Historic Downtown Savannah, just a block south of Forsyth Park. Housed in a beautifully restored 1950s-era downtown bank, the restaurant offers southern-style cuisine that is fresh, local, and seasonal. Visitors can enjoy fresh seafood caught off Georgia’s coast, vegetables, and herbs from Savannah’s local farmers. The contemporary atmosphere is inviting, making it a popular spot for foodies, tourists, and locals alike.

If you want more dining recommendations, check out our Food Scene page under Play.  If you’re looking for a specific vibe, check out our “10 Cozy Dining Experiences in Savannah”.