Chuck's Bar

 
67% love it
  27
A dive near the river
Often mistaken for a straight bar at first sight, this fun spot is known for cheap drinks and jukebox tunes.
  • 305 W River St
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Near: Barnard St
  • River Street
  • Mon-Thu 6:00pm-3:00am
    Fri 6:00pm-3:00am
    Sat 4:00pm-3:00am
  • (912) 232-1005
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    • For a bar that is suppose to be gay friendly they sure are quick to turn away their customers. It is nice that straight bar accepts my attire before this place does. If you're a gay friendly bar you should be open to all types of people. Sorry I wore a tank top in 90+ degree weather!

    • I love dive bars but...
      Our experience was pretty bad, innatentive bartenders, rude bouncers and terrible drinks. We're generally pretty forgiving of poor service but ugh, this was some of the worst. Headed to club one, not really our style but much friendlier.

    • maxwellj72
      maxwellj72 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Dissapointed
      We have always loved Chuck's. It has always been one of the favorite parts of any trip we've taken to Savannah. Until now. My friends and I will never step foot in the place again. They have a new "dress code" which includes things like "No Tank Tops (Men)" and "No Loose Fitting Pants". I don't know if anyone has mentioned this to Chuck, but his bar is a dive which, until now, has always welcomed everyone. It appears they have now adopted a completely racist and sexist new policy that has changed our minds about this place. The bouncer (who was black - that's important in a minute) refused to let my friend in Saturday night because he was wearing a tank top - despite the fact that there were other people (men and women) wearing tank tops. They were all white. My friend is black. We were all shocked and I tried to figure out from the bouncer what was going on. He immediately became enraged and would not discuss the matter and eventually told all of us to leave. What's even more shocking is the article in this month's "Out" magazine hailing Chuck's as a great gay bar. If you care at all about the rights of others - gay, straight, white or black, then I suggest you never visit Chuck's again. I know that all of us will be spending our money somewhere else on our next trip. One good note: the bartender is a great guy. I hope he finds somewhere to work where LGBT and non-white people want to spend money.

    • denverhall
      denverhall Over a year ago
      Hates it

      third time trying this...1/2 star doesn't work with the app!
      Lame, quiet, app say happy hour-NOT! Opens late (7p or 8pm) - not happy hour. Bartender is on her phone...maybe that is how we should talk? She didn't say two words to me...I wish I new how she communicated...or what app she talks with ... I got here for happy hour, it was closed, I went to the chart house! Not gay but awesome...great service, happy hour prices rock, and wow...Jon my bartender wasn't bad to look at!

    • TheKites
      TheKites Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Friendly, fun, relaxed, a great bargain!
      This is the nicest dive bar we've ever had the pleasure of going to. The bartender was handsome, sweet, helpful, attentive, and most importantly- funny. The drinks were super cheap, the clientele seemed casual and relaxed. Locals came bounding in the door with that fabulous, bombastic familiarity and greeted the owner who was joyously making conversation with new and old patrons alike. So what if there's writing in the bathroom stalls, this place is GREAT!

    • fsioab1
      fsioab1 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Chuck Bar
      Went to Chucks Bar last night for the first time in almost a year. I regret it. I have been to bars from Tokyo to Key West and this has to be the worst I have ever been in bar none! Had friends in town staying at a downtown hotel. Went to Chucks for a beer before a late dinner with them. Ordered my beer, was served a 2.00 BPR which is what I ordered. Tipped the female bartender a buck. Left. Had dinner sans alcohol. Had dinner with friends and they had to return to the hotel. Went wanted to go out so I told them to meet me at Chucks. I went to Chucks, ordered another BPR until my friends came and when the 'male' bartender, a rude asshole I might add, placed the beer in front of me he demanded to be tipped and said if I did not tip him not to come back. I always tip, usually on the second beer, but I was so shocked I refused to tip. Took my beer to a small table opposite the bar and had one sip when the bouncer came over and said I had tipped the bartended. I said no and he said the bartender said I had to leave to 'get the hell out' and never come back! I wanted to tip the beer over but was so shocked I just left. Extortion from a rude bartender!!! Friendly bar my ass!!! So I waited outside from my friends and we had a great time at Club One. I will tell everyone I know never to darken the doors of Chuck's Bar!!!

    • Johnforsyth
      Johnforsyth Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Don't bother
      Dobt get me wrong...I love a dive bar, and this place is one. But, have some self respect, and respect for your customers. Bartender/manager, greeted me and took my drink order with a cel phone in her ear. Drinks were very small. When there appeared to be a problem with my credit card, the first thing she did was threaten to call the cops. Really very unprofessional in every way. I won't go back and if I were Chuck, I'd watch things a lot closer.

    • jpcphoto
      jpcphoto Over a year ago
      Loves it

      best gay friendly dive bar around
      great atmosphere, friendly people, and dont expect a glamorous place.. its a dive bar, mixed friendly crowd. and you dont have to pay to go in like other places. inexpensive drinks, relaxed setting.. best bar ever

    • Pueppchen
      Pueppchen Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not really inviting
      The place is small

    • jaymesd
      jaymesd Over a year ago
      Hates it

      bad
      Waste of the few steps from Club One. Horrible bate tenders and a gross atmosphere. .

    • guapo4me
      guapo4me Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love It!!
      Small, friendly and fun! Many locals come here - plenty of Southern Charm, generosity and vitality!

    • junbon21
      junbon21 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      a small place
      Not very friendly and a very small place, go to club one!

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