The History of 9 Drayton & The Fitzroy

The restored 18th Century Bar- Focal point of The Fitzroy Savannah

The restored 18th Century Bar- Focal point of The Fitzroy Savannah

The History of 9 Drayton is a rich one, filled with fights, food, fires and of course ghosts ( it can’t be a historic building in Savannah without a good ghost story) 

Built in 1853, this historic piece of Savannah’s architecture has played home to many Savannah business throughout the years. Now occupied by “The Fitzroy” (sister restaurant to Savannah's The Collins Quarter),  this upscale gastropub stays true to the history of the building with dark moody decor drawing inspiration from its early days as a boxing gym. 

The 18th century bar imported from England survived the 2003 fire that engulfed the building and has been restored to be the focal point of “The Fitzroy”. Keeping many of its original features, 9 Drayton boasts not only a chic indoor bar and dining room, but the rooftop has been converted into a patio where patrons can enjoy the Savannah sunshine. 

The Fitzroy menu offers a unique selection of pub favorites drawing inspiration from the South as well as owner Anthony Debreceny’s native country of Australia. Enjoy craft cocktails at The Fitzroy’s Happy Hour Thurs-Mon 3-6 pm or treat yourself to weekend brunch Saturdays and Sundays 10-3, just be sure to keep an eye out for the ghost, a Savannah boxer who is rumored to have never left 9 Drayton st!