Savannah Journals

Staggering Around Savannah

A November 2006 trip to Savannah by bigdadytid

Quote: Description of my former hangouts in Savannah, GA.

Jinx

Attraction | "The Jinx"

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The Jinx is a landmark live music venue for the rock/punk music scene of the East Coast. In its past it was known as The Velvet Elvis then late as The Velvet Lounge (Elvis' estate wanted their share). In its current configuration, the Jinx still lives up to its rock and roll heritage featuring live music on Fridays and Saturdays usually of the rockabilly, honky-tonk or punk genre. Monday is open mic night, Tuesday is hip hop night, Wednesday is Rock and Roll Bingo, Thursday is DJ Dance Party. The crowd and the staff of the Jinx are my people, the heavily-tattooed, black t-shirt and jeans crowd. The bar patrons live up to the Savannah reputation of a hard drinking town. Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and W...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 16, 2007

Jinx
127 West Congress Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 236-2281

Mercury Lounge

Attraction | "The Mercury Lounge"

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The Mercury Lounge is a laid back martini bar upstairs with a sports type bar in the basement. The upstairs atmosphere is loungy with a large rat pack mural and a drink menu that heavily features a wide variety of martinis. The Mercury occasionally features live bands, but never a cover charge. The newer basement is more of a sports bar with shuffleboard, pool tables and dart boards. The Mercury has a distinction of being the only Savannah "bar" to be open on Sundays.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 16, 2007

Mercury Lounge
125 West Congress St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 447-6952