Albany >Food & Dining > Savannah's
1 S Pearl St, Albany, NY | Directions 1220742.649823 -73.752769
Savannah's – testing the citysearch for facebook connect : Good place for food drinks and musssiiiic.......A must visit..
Great little place.... – WOW! What an amazing transformation Savannahs has made in the past few months!!!! It's a great little place to have a cocktail that's a bit off the downtown beaten path. It doesn?t seem to attract the rowdy college crowd that most of the other Pearl Street bars are notorious for. The live music has been fantastic and the food is consistently good. Savannah's is the perfect place to bring out of town guests to get a good meal in a beautiful section of Albany while listening to great live music. It has surely earned its 5 stars.
As for the previous post.... if you want free refills, go to Applebee?s. It seems as though that would be much more your speed.
Nice atmosphere, great club, TERRIBLE MANAGEMENT AND BOOKING – I agree with the last reviewer about the management. I played a gig here, brought in 60 people and the management loved us. Our next gig we called ahead a few days to ask a question and they acted like they did not know us and then gave us a BS excuse why they booked another band without notifying us. I hear whoever does the booking has major substance issues, so that would explain the problem.
Soda – There has been a group of us (5 or more) going to Savannah's at least once a week for quit sometime. But not anymore. We looked at our bill the other day and found that they charge for every soda that they serve - instead of having free refills. I hate to sound cheap but this is not NYC and a lot of places in the Albany think they are in NYC. Give it up - this is upstate NY not New York City. Hello cost of living and average pay up here differs from incomes in NYC.
Terrible Management – I went to Savannah's to see the Brendan Giusti Band from Rochester, NY play. I saw the band on their website. I drove 2 hours from NYC and brought a few friends to see this amazing jazz band. Long and behold they double booked for the evening. To make matters worse.. Brendan Giusti did not play and management offered no compensation to him for the 4 hour drive he made to Albany. Not a meal, drink, or gas money for his trip to Albany. I felt terrible for the amazing jazz player who was ready to play some amazing tunes. Savannah's should have at least paid the jazz player for his gas to come out, since it was they made the error of double booking. Savannah's really missed out on a great night of music, and NYC Fans are truly disgusted with the owner and management of Savannah's. I would never give them another penny of my hard earned money!
Professional Watering Hole – This is the place. Albany has been overrun with loud, scruffy, unprofessional bars in recent years. One TRUE watering hole remains - Savannah's. Good drinks, solid food, and some of the best live music in the area. I found this place on a Wednesday night when the owner, Laura, was singing. What a way to spend an evening. Takes me back 20 years to the jazz lounge days. Even better now that there's no smoke. The bartender, Chris, was terrific. Nice to see someone behind the bar dressed nice who knows what he's doing. Don't miss this place when you're in town.
This beautiful old bar draws a classy clientele and books some of the area's hottest blues and jazz attractions. – The Scene
This unobtrusive downtown venue pulled off something of a coup last year when scene-defining arts magazine Metroland awarded Savannah's its Best Local Music Venue award, shutting out the bigger, busier or dirtier rooms that have historically taken the honor. Of course, those who regularly patronized Savannah's nodded their heads knowingly about the sudden acclaim, then shook those same heads ruefully about having their secret let loose on the general community.
Cosmopolitan, vodka martini.
While You're There
Got the blues? Then take 'em here, baby. Regularly recurring open jam format sometimes makes the distinction between audience and stage performers a bit fuzzy.
Albany's Own – Overall, Savannah's is one of the best places to go for music, food, ambiance, and yes - drinks. There is great diversity in music and its patronage.
Surprisingly, wonderful food! – I had the Penne pasta with Tomato Cream sauce and it was to die for!!! It looks like a bar, but the food is actually quite good. I will be going often!
Wish they had a non-smoking area, though :(
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