6 Unique Spots to Enjoy Cocktails in Statesboro

With a warm Statesboro welcome, we urge you to treat yourself to a crafty cocktail, or two, from some of Statesboro’s most sacred restaurants, bars, breweries and more.

If you’re looking to end a day in the ‘Boro with something crisp and refreshing, something sweet to satisfy a craving or a drink that packs a punch, you’re in luck! Here are some of our favorite places to get you started.

1

A Haven For The Connoisseurs

Red and white wine with a charcuterie board at Vino 1910.

Photo: Vino 1910 Facebook

The first stop on our tasting tour is Vino 1910 Wine Bar. Located in Downtown Statesboro, Vino is a haven for the connoisseurs coming to our city, offering an extensive selection of sparkling wine, rosé, whites, reds and house-picked specials.

If you’re not sure where to start, Vino has an experienced staff of fellow wine lovers, who are more than qualified to pour you something just right! With a range of wines that span the globe, sip something sweet from a sunny California vineyard, or journey across the Atlantic for a taste of the world’s most iconic wine regions in Tuscany, Italy.

Vino’s menu also features specialty cocktails, craft beers and a range of charcuterie boards to please your palate while you sip away. To celebrate your stay in Statesboro, visit Vino on a Wednesday for half-priced bottles of wine and cheers to a cozy atmosphere, local live music and spare time to wind down with friends and family. 

2

Sophistication In A Glass

Apple Cider Old Fashioned and Bourbon Blackberry Sidecar cocktails at Bull and Barrel.

Photo: Bull and Barrel Facebook

Next up, Bull and Barrel is perfect for the out-of-towners looking to get their fix of fine dining. Bull and Barrel is thoroughly recommended for its seasonal refined menu inspired by classic dishes and drinks. Here, sophistication comes in a glass, with cocktails like the Apple Cider Old Fashioned or Bourbon Blackberry Sidecar.

We guarantee you’ll be impressed by the restaurant’s bar, rich with luxury gin, vodka, and tequila, alongside aged whiskey, bourbon and scotch.

Already made your night-time visit to the Bull and Barrel bar, and you left wanting more? We get it! Stop by Saturday or Sunday morning from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to kick off a vibrant day in Statesboro with brunch and a beverage!

3

Locally Brewed

Craft brew beer in a glass at Eagle Creek Brewing Company.

Photo: Eagle Creek Brewing Company Facebook

Time to give some love to our favorite Statesboro brewery, serving up the classic charm of the ‘Boro in each chilled glass of locally brewed beer. There’s no better way to get a taste of our city than by sipping an IPA brewed right here.

Whether it’s a citrus, herbal, or sweet flavor you’re looking for, Eagle Creek Brewing Company is an expert in satisfying customers with their desired flavor profile. Our pro tip— get some fresh air and grab a table outdoors to best savor your beverage. Don’t stop there! Pair it with something flavorful from a full menu stocked with shareable appetizers, delicious sandwiches, burgers and wings. 

4

Authentic Flavor

Gin cocktail at Tandoor & Tap Indian Restaurant

Photo: Tandoor & Tap Facebook

While Tandoor & Tap is our go-to for authentic flavorful Indian cuisine, we can’t forget the creative unique spirit that is poured into each cocktail. The restaurant’s menu is full of bona fide Indian spices and inspired by regional ingredients and flavors.

We’re happy to report that the drink menu is no exception. With cocktails containing ingredients like plum simple syrup and honeycomb and orchid-infused gin, your taste buds will be begging for more. Tandoor & Tap goes the extra mile behind the bar, crafting drinks with house-infused ingredients and incorporating tasty traditional flavors into each drink on the menu.

You can expect creative Tandoori specialties and savory curry dishes to be bursting with flavor and leave you wanting more. Located downtown, make this your first stop in a culinary exploration of all Statesboro has to offer and you won’t be disappointed.

5

Sip Like a Local

Server holding a Bloody Mary at Gnat's Landing in Statesboro

Photo: Gnat’s Landing of Statesboro Facebook

Looking to sip like a local? Look no further than Gnat’s Landing, you go-to spot for delicious drinks and southern hospitality. For over 18 years, Gnat’s has been delighting locals and visitors alike with their flavorful concoctions. What better way to compliment their mouthwatering seafood platters than with a perfectly mixed Bloody Mary? Whether you’re craving a refreshing pint of their specialty drinks, a pitcher to share with friends, or a frozen cocktail to beat the heat, Gnat’s has got you covered.

6

The New Girl in Town

Cocktail at Pour House Pub

Photo: Visit Statesboro

Pour House Pub, is ‘the Boro’s newest spot perfect for unforgettable evenings. Embracing the spirit of classic Irish pubs, it’s a place you’ll want to return to time and again. Indulge in expertly crafted cocktails and unique drink offerings you won’t find elsewhere. With live music adding to the atmosphere, Pour House Pub invites you to savor the history and charm of downtown while enjoying your favorite libations.

Cocktails and Karaoke

When you’re planning a visit, be sure to check out our Events listings for upcoming special nights like trivia, open mic, and karaoke!

But wait, there’s more!

While this is a good start, there’s more where this came from! Visit our dining guide to get a glimpse of more of Statesboro’s most renowned cocktail spots. Make your visit to Statesboro a memorable one, embark on a taste-testing journey, and search our city for an unforgettable cocktail that’ll make it hard to leave.

Take advantage of the diverse and innovative scene while you’re here, our city limits are packed full of establishments that are energetic and eventful, laid back, or luxurious to serve you something smooth to sip on.

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