SINCE its Whitaker Street doors opened in 2016, Totally Awesome Bar has become a hidden jewel of Savannah’s nightlife. The basement bar, tucked between Polished Beauty Lounge and the Whitaker Place apartments, catches the wandering eye with its throwback Pac-Man sign and lives up to the design: inside, you’ll find old school arcade games, a bar made out of cassette tapes, plenty of pool tables, and '80s and '90s ephemera galore.
To celebrate 365 days of catering nostalgia and slinging delicious drinks, the bar’s invited alt-rock favorites Ember City to fuel Totally Awesome’s birthday shenanigans. The Savannah five-piece can frequently be found playing hits from the likes of Weezer, Nirvana, and more; they always get the crowd singing and dancing along.
Saturday, June 24, 10 p.m., free, 21+