Best Bars in St. Simons Island



St. Simons Island is a great vacation destination, offering lots of beautiful beaches, spas, restaurants, nightlife entertainment, golf courses, fishing spots, and so much more. It’s also a fantastic place to grab a drink at one of the many bars serving up every type of drink you could ask for. Here are some of the local favorites as well as the best bars for those visiting St. Simons Island.

Rafters Blues & Raw Bar

This St. Simons bar has a regular happy hour and a designated smoking area. Open 6 days a week, from 2:00 pm until 2 in the morning, visitors from all over the country rate this bar highly for its specialty drinks, excellent food, and a lively atmosphere. A pool room, live DJ, and lots of dancing make this the place to go for a fun night out while you’re visiting the island. Drinks are reasonably priced at this popular bar, and guests will always find a good mix of regulars and out of town visitors to mingle with.

Tipsy McSway’s

Open every night of the week, Tipsy McSway’s provides a casual ambience, lunch orders, take-out, and live music along with their full bar. The bar is family-friendly during the day, providing amazing hamburgers and delicious potato salad, and the ultimate spot for spending an evening after dark.

Village Inn & Pub

Located just a short walk from the pier in St. Simons, this pub is particularly popular among those who live in the area. The drinks are slightly pricier, but the combination of convenient rooms paired with an amazing bar make it a great place to stay for those who want the authentic St. Simons experience. The ambience is more intimate than that of other local bars, and instead of loud music, guests can enjoy a drink in peace while watching the game and chatting with others. It’s a great place to meet as a group after a day of fun on the island.