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Spotlight: Toasted Barrel

Spotlight: Toasted Barrel

A Culinary and Musical Gem in Historic Savannah

Toasted Barrel is not just another bar—it’s an experience. Located within the Springhill Suites in Downtown Savannah, Georgia, this charming bar and outdoor café offers a unique blend of artisan contemporary grilled cheese sandwiches, hand-crafted cocktails, and a vibrant live music scene. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Toasted Barrel is a destination you won’t want to miss.

A Culinary Delight

Toasted Barrel prides itself on being a casual yet exceptional dining destination. Developed by Michelin Star-trained chef and entrepreneur Thomas Ciszak, the menu highlights a wide range of traditional and creative grilled cheese options, farm-fresh salads, and homemade soups. Ciszak’s European and Michelin Star training is evident in every dish, ensuring a delightful culinary experience.

Grilled Cheese Sandwhich at Toasted Barrel

The name “Toasted Barrel” cleverly reflects the dual focus of the menu: the extensive selection of more than 40 bourbons and the variety of “toasted” cheese sandwiches. Enjoy a Maple Glazed Toasted Cheese Sandwich while sipping on your favorite bourbon in this cozy, stylish setting designed by the award-winning Rethink Design Studio of Savannah.

Exquisite Drinks and Happy Hours

At the stylish bar, you’ll find hand-crafted classic cocktails with a contemporary twist, a wide selection of bourbons from top local, regional, and national distilleries, and local craft beers. Toasted Barrel’s drink menu is curated to provide a perfect pairing for every meal and mood.

Bourbon glasses toasting

Don’t miss the happy hour specials from Tuesday to Thursday, where you can enjoy these exquisite drinks at a fraction of the price. Food prices range from $5 to $15, while bourbon and whiskey selections range from $9 to $36, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Live Music: The Soul of Toasted Barrel

Toasted Barrel is rapidly gaining a reputation for its live music scene as well. Every Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm and Friday from 7 pm to 10 pm, the bar comes alive with the sounds of talented local artists. Popular performers include pop singer-songwriter Jacob Evens, pop-rock singer-songwriter Kari Greenway, pop-rock artist Eric Clark, and pop-rock and jazz singer-songwriter and pianist Cyril Durant, among many others.

Eric Clark performing at Toasted Barrel

The bar’s intimate setting, praised for its excellent acoustics, ensures that the music takes center stage without being drowned out by background chatter. Patrons appreciate the cozy atmosphere and the carefully selected artists who complement the venue’s vibe perfectly. Even though the bar is part of the Springhill Suites Hotel, it stands out as a premier live music venue in its own right.

A Place to Gather and Enjoy

Toasted Barrel is more than just a bar; it’s a place to gather, socialize, and enjoy the best of what Savannah has to offer. The friendly service from a tight-knit staff, many of whom have been with the bar for years, adds to the welcoming atmosphere. It’s not uncommon to find locals frequenting the bar during and after live music performances, testament to its growing reputation as a beloved community hub.

Staff at Toasted Barrel

So, whether you’re looking to indulge in delicious food, enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail, or immerse yourself in Savannah’s vibrant live music scene, Toasted Barrel is the place to be. Join us and discover why this charming bar has become a cornerstone of Savannah’s nightlife.

Have a favorite sandwich, drink, or performing artist at Toasted Barrel? Let us know in the comments below …

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