So often, our guests ask us to recommend a place to go have a beer, grab a bite to eat, and relax during their stay. And more often than not, we direct them to the Crystal Beer Parlor. This unassuming building has been a favorite of locals and favorites since 1933, and is one of our favorite places to spend an evening... And we hope it becomes the same for you.
The location itself started as a grocery store in the early 1900s owned by a family who lived upstairs. In 1933, they sold the building to William "Blocko" and Connie Manning, who turned the building into a restaurant - just in time to be one of the first establishments to serve alcohol after prohibition ended. The restaurant and bar has been a staple in Savannah ever since.
People rave about the food and service, not to mention the fun and relaxed atmosphere.
The menu features sandwiches, burgers, and dogs with a selection of vegetarian options ans full dinners. Definitely try the crab stew, amazing onion rings, burgers (including the buffalo burger), shrimp po-boy, she-bo stew, oyster sandwich, fried Georgia Shrimp, and make sure to save room for the peach cobbler!
The beer selection is large. There are consistently seasonal options on tap and some fun micro brews. And of course, the "Beers Of Our Fathers" are always available, in keeping with the historic tradition of the bar.