The Golden Isles craft scene is growing – from literal craft breweries to choose-your-own-adventure escapes, you won’t want to miss our growing scene! Here are a few ways you can craft your ideal Golden Isles experience on your next visit:
1. Take a Sip
On top of classic happy hour locations where you can find draft brews, craft cocktails and a variety of wines throughout the islands and port city, the Golden Isles has seen some recent growth in their craft drinks scene. With a newly opened rum distillery, Richland Rum, in Brunswick that features “Single Estate Old Georgia Rum” and a newly-opened brewery featuring on-trend, hop-forward brews, you can literally take a sip of our craft scene!
2. Experience Our Nightlife
Here, crafting a guys’ weekend or a girls’ trip doesn’t get much simpler than finding unique happy hours, special night-out destinations, and something fun to do. Luckily, our guide to nightlife and unique adventures can help you craft that perfect escape for your crew.
3. Explore Coastal Nature and Wildlife
Accessible only by boat from the Hampton River Marina on the north end of St. Simons Island, Little St. Simons Island is the most unique place to get away and experience coastal Georgia nature. Not only will day trips or overnight trips allow time with knowledgeable naturalists so visitors can get to know the unique wilderness, but visits to the island will also include farm-to-table, family-style meals using local ingredients – even some from the on-island garden!
4. Golden Isles Soundtracks
Nothing compliments our craft scene quite like our weekly live music events! With year-round mild weather, the variety of regular outdoor events are our personal favorites, but the area also boasts some unique smaller venue or indoor shows that draw major crowds. See what’s playing while you’re in town!
5. Sea to Table
Get a taste of the Golden Isles’ local specialties while you’re in town! Not only are you sure to find the freshest wild Georgia shrimp, snapper, grouper, and other seafood, but you’ll also find unique regional dishes like Brunswick Stew at some of the best local restaurants from the islands to the mainland. Looking for a unique way to explore our culinary scene? Explore the St. Simons Island culinary trail!