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Kevin Barry

117 W River St, Savannah, Georgia 31401 USA

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“a traditional irish pub”

A traditional Irish pub setting with a great bar and even better food  Add-in live music and it is a must-see! Kevin Barry's Pub may have opened it's doors just before midnight on October 31st 1980, but long before 117 W River Street was known to the world as Kevin Barry's Pub; it had its own history.  In 1760; 100 feet of Wharf Lot 4 was purchased from the Crown (King George III) by William Hindly.  Undeveloped for years; the lot passed through several owners before Noble Wimberly Jones took possession in 1792 by order of the county sheriff.  In 1802 there was talk about building on the wharf lot however no plans were finalized because Noble Wimberly Jones had the foresight to see that none of the plans brought to him by local architects of the day could withstand severe weather of it struck.  When the hurricane of 1804 hit the coastline of Savannah, GA it left $500,000 worth of damage in its path.  The Jones family was spared any damage only having an empty wharf lot.  Before his death in 1805; Noble Wimberly Jones was ingenious enough to realize his wife, Sarah, had a business head on her shoulders and willed the wharf lot over to her. Sarah then leased the property to Benjamin Burroughs for profit.  Burroughs leased the property on Wharf Lot 4 and signed an agreement with Sarah Jones to do improvements on the property, but did not take out an insurance policy to protect his investment on the lot in the event something should happen.  Burroughs had planned that a two story, 60x35 feet, stone dry goods store be erected on the site of Wharf Lot 4.  Sarah Jones was perspicacious and made provisions to protect her property with an insurance policy in the event of a natural disaster or fire.  And, in 1827 the store Burroughs had built was completely destroyed by fire and Sarah Jones collected the sum of $32,000.  Burroughs was not so lucky having lost his investment as well as all his inventory by not carrying insurance. 

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Kevin Barry

117 W River St
Savannah, Georgia
31401 USA

Hours

Open now until 3:00 am
  • Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 3:00 am
  • Sun: 12:30 pm - 2:00 am

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