So. Numbers 5 and 4 are on River Street. I generally steer people away from River Street but perhaps these are worthwhile?
5. The Warehouse: 18 E. River St. 912-234-6003
4. Chuck’s Bar: 305 W. River St., 912-232-1005
I’m more interested in #3, Long Branch, which is news to me:
Chances are you aren’t going to find Long Branch unless you’re looking for it.
Off the beaten bar path on Skidaway Road, Long Branch is an old postal service station turned bar, which means there’s lots of space. Space enough for pool, darts and poker leagues, karaoke nights, a DJ on Friday nights, a full kitchen and more.
Owner Joey Ruiz frequented the 15-year-old bar long before taking it over seven months ago, says his top priority was to keep the same grungy “neighborhood bar that makes everyone feel welcome.” One thing he did change, though, was the menu. It now includes burgers, chicken fingers and, according to Ruiz, “the best steaks in town.”
Best value drink: Happy hour is 10 a.m.-7 p.m., with $2 domestic bottles and $3 wells
Long Branch, 2411 Skidaway Road, 912-232-6175
No 2 is The Rail Pub, 405 W. Congress St., which we’ve walked past but never entered. Seems a bit frat-y, but can’t really say for sure.
No 1 is Pinkie Master’s, which is fine.