21 Mar

A Guide to Savannah City Market during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Updated March 24, 2020 at 12 p.m.

Right now we are all adjusting to life during the Coronavirus outbreak. For many of our shops, this past week has been a balancing exercise on following the guidelines and still serving the public. After careful attention to health officials and local guidance, we have closed Savannah City Market until further notice.  For questions about re-openings or online services, contact the stores directly using the Savannah City Market directory.

Please continue to support our shops via online messages of encouragement, online shopping,  and purchasing gift cards for later use. We hope to see you real soon!

Remember, to practice proper hygiene with the following tips:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Cough into your elbow
  • Don’t touch your face
  • Keep a safe distance from others
  • Stay home if you can

Be healthy. Stay safe. Support local.


11 Feb

Meet the Artist: Lisa Rosenmeir

Art is at the heart of all that we do in Savannah City Market. Providing a central space for artists to create, share, and sell their work is an honor. Keep reading to learn more about our new artist Lisa Rosenmeir. She is located in Studio 104, upstairs in the Art Center (look for the red door).

When did you open in Savannah City Market?

I opened my doors officially on February 8, 2020, with great success. It was a joyous day and my studio was packed for the 6 hours I was open that day.

What made you decide to open in Savannah City Market?

The light, definitely the light. Being a painter, light is very important to me while I work. It keeps my colors true. Plus, the people traveling from other parts of this country and world. This makes me feel right at home having grown up in a military family and moved often. I use to see the world, now the world comes to me.

How would you describe your art?

I often say, “I create in paint the color of life.” My style is a blend of realism and illustration. However, the soul of my work range from the beautiful, detailed views found in everyday life, to more meaningful pieces that can move you emotionally.

Describe the experience people can expect when they visit your studio or purchase your work?

Calm, joy, peace, happiness. Yes, all this can be felt when you walk into my studio. I will be working away on something but that will never keep me from saying, “Hi!’ There are paintings hanging on the walls that, unless marked otherwise, are available for purchase and I have prints too. If you’re just looking, I hope you walk away from my studio with a lighter heart and a smile on your face.

What is your artistic background and inspiration for your work?

I do not have an art degree. One day (my Mother said) I announced, “I could draw better than the weatherman on the news.” (He had drawn a stick figure holding an umbrella). So I got to work drawing. Then when I was 9 years old, my Father took one of my paintings (of a rose) to an artist he knew and asked if it was any good. He said the response he got from the artist was, “Can you paint a rose like that?” As for inspiration, it’s people and life, all life. I paint for you (everyone).

How can people find you online?

I have a website. www.LisaRosenmeier.com where I constantly add things as I make new work. My website is nice, but my studio in City Market is way more interesting! Be bold, be brave, and look at art that moves you.

Lisa Rosenmeir Art

09 Jan

4 Reasons You Should Try the Beef Jerky Experience

It’s a new year and we have new shops joining us! One of the most recent additions to Savannah City Market is The Beef Jerky Experience. This shop is part of the Beef Jerky Outlet, the nation’s leading premium jerky retailer. Now located in the heart of Savannah at the City Market, the Beef Jerky Experience offers simple, delicious, and local fun. It is a family-owned-and-operated shopping and snacking experience with more flavors and varieties of jerky than you will find anywhere.

Here are 4 reasons you should stop by when you visit Savannah City Market.

1. Sample premium beef jerky. This place is jerky heaven with all kinds of beef jerky from original to blazing hot in more than 100 varieties. The jerky top sellers include prime rib jerky, cherry maple smoked beef, Cajun BBQ smoked beef brisket, Honey BBQ smoked beef, teriyaki beef jerky, honey jalapeno beef jerky, Asian sesame beef jerky, broiled crawfish beef jerky, The Reaper smoked beef, and original smoked beef. The product is the highest-quality USDA-approved jerky you can find. Part of the Beef Jerky Experience is free samples of any of the regular jerky vastly presented on the store walls.

2. Try more than beef. Not only is beef on the menu, but they serve elk, buffalo, venison, wild boar, kangaroo, bison, turkey, duck, ostrich, salmon, and alligator! See if you have what it takes to venture to the wild side. Try the FREE SAMPLES, and your taste buds will guide you through the shop to find your favorite jerky flavor.

3. Buy unique treats. Jerky isn’t the only thing to try and buy. Store specialties include snacks, condiments, sweets, and other extras. Try candies, gourmet popcorn, dried fruit and veggies, espresso beans, canned goods, and a variety of unique hot sauces and rubs. Kids and adults alike can select from a variety of fun treats, including lollipops with a special surprise inside such as a snack of crickets or ants.

4. Learn about the products firsthand. Jerky is lean, high in protein, low in calories, and contains less than 3% fat and an extremely long shelf life. The jerky is made in small batches in the U.S.A., so it is always fresh. The knowledgeable employees happily show you the varieties of jerky conveniently displayed in six different jerky zones throughout the store and give you more detailed information about the different jerky texture and flavors. You will also find the owners, John and Irena Jameson, in the store every day, motivated to make everybody a true jerky fan.

Thanks to the Beef Jerky Experience, Savannah vacationers and locals can snack on a tasty lean-protein snack all day long while exploring the area and Historic Savannah with its beautiful homes, shops, and public squares. Come experience jerky you probably would have never seen before, and we hope you never forget! We look forward to seeing you in Savannah City Market.

The Beef Jerky Experience is located at 305 W. St. Julian Street Savannah, GA 31401. Store phone is (866) 956-9241.

18 Dec

Rave Reviews for Savannah City Market

Have you ever wondered what it is like to explore Savannah City Market through the eyes of a visitor? Well you’re about to get a sneak peek with these top recommendations from 2019. Take a look at these Facebook Reviews about Savannah City Market. When you visit us, don’t forget to leave your own review and tag Savannah City Market. See you soon!


Beverly Carson
Hip atmosphere · Fine dining · Daily specials · Casual · Great food · Outdoor dining · Scenic views

“Great variety of shops and casual (pizza, burgers, wings and more) to more upscale dining. Just blocks away from the riverfront (River Street) and Hilton brand hotels on Bay Street! You can visit the Prohibition Museum, purchase Old Town trolley tour passes or Haunted Ghost Tour passes (store connects to Prohibition Store.) Great little place to hang out and relax!”


Teri Bates
Classic cocktails · Cosy atmosphere · Hip atmosphere · Chic décor · Fine dining · Scenic views · Romantic atmosphere

“It was an amazing evening, so much to see and awesome atmosphere.”


Roy Goodwin
Creative cuisine · Cosy atmosphere · Classic cocktails · Great food

“good music and food. enjoyed it a couple of nights.”


Franckie Debbie Jackson

“Lots to see. Live music in the street. To-go cocktails. Lots of restaurants. A ba-jillion candy stores & sweet shops!”

25 Nov

Celebrate the holidays in Savannah City Market

The holidays are here again. It’s our favorite time of the year in Savannah City Market as we deck the market in our holiday best to welcome visitors and friends! We have three events coming up in December that you don’t want to miss.

Holiday Open House – December 6th  from 6pm -9pm

Savannah’s beautiful spirit becomes even more exquisite during the holiday season, and City Market is no exception. Stroll in the flickering light of 500+ luminaria lining our two-block courtyard, serenaded by Christmas carolers. Drop in for treats in City Market shops and watch for a glimpse of Father Christmas. All businesses remain open through the entire event to serve a holiday treat within each store. 

 Christmas for Kids Celebration – December 7th from 11am – 2pm

Make ornaments! Decorate cookies! Get Grinched (with hair and makeup)! Meet Father Christmas and take a picture with him in a carriage! All of this, plus face painting, choir music, inflatables, a holiday sing-a-long with special guests and a performance of How The Dancing Grinch Stole Christmas add up to a day of fun the whole family can truly enjoy.

New Year’s Eve Celebration – December 31st from 9pm – 1am

Every New Year’s Eve, City Market becomes Savannah’s “celebration central” – and this year promises to be better than ever. Live outdoor music continues throughout the evening and restaurants are open to help you celebrate. Drop in and stroll through the market all evening long. (Restaurants, of course, require New Year’s Eve reservations.) Join us to kick off your best New Year yet.

Don’t wait until the holiday events come to stop by. Many of our stores are already ready for the holiday season. Whether you are trying new foods or picking up unique gifts, there is something for everyone here.

For more event information and holiday specials, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Also, spread your holiday cheer by tagging us, checking in, or adding #savcitymarket and #savhollydays to your social media posts.


15 Oct

Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop Now Open in Savannah City Market!

There is a new kid on the block, and we’re excited to welcome Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop to the Savannah City Market. The Savannah location first opened on September 1, 2019; however, this was right in the middle of Hurricane Dorian. Thankfully, we weathered the storm. Now that things are settled, it’s a good time to learn about this new addition to Savannah from the owners Christina & John Bonaccorse.

What made you decide to open in Savannah City Market?

Savannah holds a special place in our hearts. Over the years, we’ve enjoyed many vacations in Savannah and always left with a warm feeling of being at home. My husband, John, has even worked on a few films in Savannah so we’ve had the chance to stay/live in Savannah for a few months at a time. When we decided to open a second RNTS location (the first Rhen’s Nest opened in Glenwood Park from 2015-2018; a second location opened in Ponce City Market in Atlanta, GA in 2017), Savannah was our first choice. We feel extremely lucky to have found our second home in Savannah City Market and look forward to being here for years to come.

What do you offer to the Savannah area that you think is missing or unique?

Toys! Unique toys that spark imaginative and creative play. “Unplugged play” is our motto so we’re deliberate in selecting toys that encourage children and families to disconnect from electronics. Although, there are retail stores in the area that sell or have a small toy selection, there is no actual toy shop in Savannah. We discovered this on our frequent visits with our daughter, Rhen, and thought it was unfortunate that such a magical town didn’t have its own toy shop. So now we’re here to fill that void and be the go-to destination for visitors and locals alike.

What is it like to experience The Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop?

We want adults to be reminded of their childhood and children to be in awe of what our store has to offer. Nothing makes our hearts melt more than to hear a child walk through our doors exclaiming, “This is the best toy store ever!” I always giggle to myself and think, “Just wait kiddo, you’ve only just stepped in the front door…”

We strive to make everyone feel welcome, we want them to feel like family. One of our goals is for every guest to take home a fond memory of RNTS. Something that they will tell their friends and family members about. We want to be known and remembered as that amazing little toy shop (even if they don’t remember our name) in Savannah, GA.

For more information or to shop online, visit the Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop online at www.rhensnesttoyshop.com, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Whenever you’re at Savannah City Market stop by, say hi, and play!

06 Jul

Summer Fun Guide to Savannah City Market

Savannah, Georgia is a top destination in the world for visitors looking for southern hospitality with food and fun for everyone. Of all the wonderful things to do in Savannah, City Market is in the center of all of the action with art, music, food, and more. We get lots of questions every year, especially during the summer. Here is a list of Savannah City Market Frequently Asked Questions to help you plan for good times with us.

When is live music playing in the courtyard? Wild Wing Cafe has live music in the courtyard every day. Get the schedule and specials on the Wild Wing Cafe Savannah City Market website.

When are you open? Minimum operating hours for all businesses are Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Many businesses are open later into the evening. Contact our vendors for their hours.

When is the splash pad open? The Ellis Square Splash Pad typically opens Memorial Day weekend and the hours are normally dawn to dusk. You can call the City of Savannah Parks & Recreation at 912-651-6610 to confirm. They manage the splash pad.

Can we order drinks to go? You may carry open drinks as long as they are in a plastic, 16-ounce cup (not bottles, mugs or flasks) and must remain in the Historic District (the area from River Street to Jones Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to West Broad Street). This video from Visit Savannah sums it all up nicely!

What are your local alcohol laws for serving on Sundays? Packaged liquor may be sold between 8 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Packaged beer and wine may be sold at any time except between 11:45 p.m. on Saturday night and 11 a.m. on Sunday. All Savannah bars and restaurants cannot sell alcohol before 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. In other words, packaged liquor cannot be sold on Sundays and packaged beer and wine can only be sold after 12:30 p.m. on Sundays. However, restaurants may serve all alcohol on Sundays after 11 a.m.

How do I get booked to play music in Savannah City Market? All music acts are booked directly by our vendors. Check out this list and contact the venues for bookings. Hope to hear you in Savannah City Market soon!

Still have questions about Savannah City Market? Visit us on social!

11 Jun

Father’s Day Gift Ideas to Knock Your Dad’s Socks Off

We hear it every year — “Mother’s get all the attention and dad’s get no love.” “Everybody forgets about Father’s Day.” “We go all out for moms and all we get is a pair of socks and a tie.” We hear you dads, so this year we are creating a gift guide that’s all about the fathers. Consider this a Father’s Day gift from Savannah City Market to all of you!

Food: It’s been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If this is the case with your dad, then treat him to some of the best seafood and steaks in town. Belford’s Savannah has weekly specials as well as staple menu items that has earned Belford’s recognition as one of the best restaurants in The Hostess City. But, if you want to keep it simple, head over to Vinnie Van GoGo’s for the best pizza in town (Yes, you can get a beer with that!).

Cigars: When it comes to buying cigars, you don’t want to skip out on quality or selection. You’re in luck because Savannah Cigars offers both quantity and quality. Stop in for cigars, smoking accessories, e-cigarettes, pipes, and more.

Beverages: The Georgia Tasting Room is more than wine. Get locally sourced craft beers, mead, moonshine, and more.

Sweets: What better way to show your dad that you care than a box filled with gourmet sweets? Savannah’s Candy Kitchen has everything from pralines to peanut brittle in tins and towers. Candy-loaded boxes are definitely better than another tie.

Art: No matter what type of art your dad likes, there is something for every style and budget in Savannah City Market. You’ll find everything from abstract art to street art to fine art. Our artists can create something your dad will remember. Take a look at the gallery list or visit the Art Center to find the right one.

Adventure: Imagine how much fun it would be to explore 6,000 square feet filled with galleries, exhibits, vintage cars, a functioning speakeasy, and more dedicated to all things alcohol. Treat your dad to a great time learning about prohibition at The American Prohibition Museum. It’s not your typical dry museum, but if dad would rather skip the learning and get straight to the drinking, head straight to the speakeasy upstairs. You can also purchase tickets to a cocktail class at Congress Street Up where certified bartenders will teach him how to make classic cocktails. Classes are held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. but limited space is available. Buy online and save even more.

When you’re done with City Market fun, keep the party going in our courtyard to enjoy live music and good company. Check out the music schedule then make plans to give your dad something special this Father’s Day.

10 May

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Mom on Your List

Every May, we celebrate the mothers in our lives for all of the love, support, and guidance they give. While celebrating our mothers come easy, sometimes finding the perfect gift is a struggle. This year, you don’t have to worry about any of that. At Savannah City Market, we are a one-stop shop for unique and meaningful gifts no matter the occasion. This month, we’re focusing on gifts for all the moms. Take a look at some of our vendors’ favorite items.

Artsy Mom: You’ll find a wide variety of regional and national favorites right here in Savannah City Market. Our artists can create something your mom will cherish forever. Take a look at the gallery list or visit the Art Center to find the perfect gift.




Fashion Forward Mom: There are a few boutiques in Savannah City Market with many choices. Choose one or all – Silver Silk & Beads, Twinkle, Bohemian Relics & Body Works, or Cinnamon Bear Country Store.




Foodie Mom: From an award-winning steak-and-seafood house to a British-style bakery, Savannah City Market is filled with charming food spots to treat your mom. Buy a gift card or choose a day to sit (indoors and out) as you treat mom.




History Buff Mom: The American Prohibition Museum is an excellent experience that encompasses nearly 6,000 square feet, 13 galleries,4 different vintage cars, a functioning speakeasy, a theater, and more. Purchase tickets to the American Prohibition Museum for a better understanding of one of the most controversial and influential periods in American history – and have a great time doing it.



Happy Hour Mom: Purchase tickets to a cocktail class at Congress Street Up where certified bartenders will teach your mom how to make classic cocktails while discovering the history behind them. Classes are held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. but limited space is available. Buy online and save even more.




Jewelry Loving Mom: The Golden Realm specializes in rare jewelry and antiques. This shopping experience will be a delight as you find something unique for mom!





Pet Loving Mom: Woof Gang Bakery at Home features a variety of pet-themed home decor, accessories, apparel, gifts, and more. From tea towels to dog houses and everything in between, Woof Gang Bakery at Home is a unique shopping experience with eclectic household items and gifts for pet lovers.




Shoe Fanatic Mom: From cobblestones to cocktails, Charleston Shoe Company has something to make your mom feel cute and comfy. Take a look at the Mother’s Day Must-Haves Collection to find the perfect pair.




Sweet Tooth Mom: Get mom the best candy and treats money can buy at Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. Don’t forget about delicious cookies and decor from Byrd’s Cookie Company.





Wine Connoisseur Mom: The Georgia Tasting Room has a collection of 60+ local and regional wines all available for tasting and purchase. For as low as $3, you can taste before you buy. That’s a gift for you and mom!




You can’t go wrong with any vendor on this list but if your mom doesn’t want material things, then give her the gift of quality time. Come hang out in the courtyard to enjoy live music and good company. We can’t wait to see all the happy moms with their Savannah City Market gifts. Share what you choose by tagging us or adding #SavCityMarket.

Top Photo Credit: Jennifer Meier Limbert
10 Apr

4 Things Pet-Lovers Must Do in Savannah City Market

Savannah, Georgia is a pet-friendly city appealing to visitors and locals alike. Savannah City Market is no exception in this pet-loving town. We love seeing friendly faces in Savannah City Market, but our four-legged visitors have a special place in our hearts. Here are the 4 things you must do when bringing your pet to Savannah City Market:


1. Woof Gang Bakery is the perfect place to spoil your pet. Trust us, it’s not your average pet shop. The neighborhood store is filled with treats that are free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives as well as toys and specialty items specific to the Savannah area. Stop in any day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. You and your pet will leave happy!


2. With more than a dozen art studios in Savannah City Market, wandering through the galleries is excellent exercise for you and your pal. While you’re at it, get a custom painting of your pet or buy some art that reminds you of your time in Savannah. Our artists will make sure it’s something you will never forget.


3. Our courtyard is always open with a bench waiting for you and your pet. Take a break from shopping, enjoy a snack, or listen to live music. If you want to let your furry friend run around or get a drink of water, Ellis Square is nestled next to the City Market area and has plenty of room too.


4. Looking for a good meal and don’t know what to do with your pet? No worries! Several of our restaurants offer patio dining and pets are welcome. Grab a seat and get something to eat before your next adventure begins exploring Savannah.


BONUS: Left your pets behind but still have them on your mind? Woof Gang Bakery at Home is a pet lover’s paradise. The boutique store carries all things pets for your treat yourself or spoil your pet when you return. This shop is definitely pet-lover approved!