South City Tavern lights up the ‘Boro

Lilly McCann

Sounds of pool balls crashing and shuffleboards smashing are muffled by bar chatter and The Red Hot Chili Peppers battling with 80s hair bands for radio time, that’s South City Tavern.

As the stadium will roar, drinks will pour at South City Tavern, a lounge-style bar that will rival sports bars and grills in Statesboro.

South City Tavern brings a unique bar scene to the Statesboro nightlife with an open floor plan that is sure to be filled with students in weeks to come.

The openness of the Tavern gives opportunities to mix and mingle while also providing intimacy for students looking to tuck away into booths and engage in casual conversation among friends, while getting something to eat.

Lights dangle from rafter beams upon entrance, and straight ahead stands a massive wrap-around bar that is stocked to the ceiling with a variety of liquor choices. Flat-screen TVs playing seasonal games hang in front of viewers as the bartender is whipping up cocktails and popping off beer tops.

With two bars, it is unlikely patrons will have to wait long for drinks and won’t have to wait until 5 p.m. to start happy hour, with the Tavern’s beginning at 4 p.m.

Don’t mistake the affordable prices, starting as low as $2 for well drinks, for a lack of quality. Perfectly combined mixers and liquors are poured to the rim of the glass and served with efficiency.

South City Tavern is a newly opened addition to the ‘Boro that has the ambiance of an Athens-style bar but is conveniently located near the GSU campus.

South City will begin serving food Friday to curb those drunken munchies between bottles so that, when nine o’ clock rolls around and half of the ‘Boro closes, Jimmy John’s and The Cook Out won’t be the only options.

Sometimes it can be hard to find a bar where just grabbing a drink and relaxing is possible, but South City Tavern appears to be a place that will fill the void between the wild nights at The Plaza and the bustle of GATA’s Sports Bar and Grill and Gnat’s Landing Bar and Grill.