The Distillery

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The DistilleryThe Distillery
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

68 Ratings
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 21
Bottles: 160
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

416 W Liberty St
Savannah, Georgia, 31401-3918
United States
phone: (912) 236-1772

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @distillerysav

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(Place added by: bv74550p on 12-08-2008)
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Reviews by Fenris244:
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We drove by it not knowing what it was and decided to stop in, as soon as i saw the collection of tap handles on the wall i knew we picked a good spot.

The atmosphere was nice, seeing the list of noes was pretty funny, the bar itself was nice, wide, arm rests, comfy chairs haha. The whole place was just pleasant to be in.

They had around 20 taps on and more bottles than I could count, It was kind of a shocker to see older viscosity and double simcoe on tap, seeing as we cant get it in Texas.

Staff was nice, the bartender was awesome, was knowledgeable and talked to us. Food came out quickly and the beer glasses were never empty for long.

I really liked this place and if I'm ever in Savannah again this is a goto destination for me.

More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.23/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

The Distillery might be my favorite place in Savannah. It's not old, so I guess it loses some points for that in such a historic town, but on the other hand it's not full of tourists (I, of course, am a tourist myself; I guess what I mean to say is that you won't have to wait to be seated like you would at the Crystal Beer Palace); and I really like the feel of the place. I like the exposed brick and the wood, and the barstools and the layout. I love the music they play and the silent movies that they've got running on the TVs. On top of that it doesn't hurt that they've got the best draft line-up in town!!! 21 taps that include a good showing of local beers (meaning everyone gets a shot, not just the best), and some quality nationals as well. I've never eaten there, I have to admit, but I can say that the food smells great!!! I'm gonna have to try one of their shrimp Po' Boys the next time I'm in (which will probably be next week)!!!

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3.76/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Visited on a Monday around 7:30pm. Real quiet. Sat outside on a hot day.

This may be considered the best beer bar in Savannah, but it does not compare to many other bars across the country. It still may be your best option.

A - Five tables outside. What little I saw of inside seemed nice. Sort of a dark bar with lots of wood. 3.75

Q - They seem to serve in a proper glass, but those glasses were branded randomly (if that bothers you). Only ordered on tap beer as I was a little suspect of the turnover on the bottle menu. 4

Service – Was fine. Nice maybe a little slow. He could have sold me another beer but he waited to long and moved on. 3.75

S - Supposedly the best in savannah. If that is the case, then Ouch! Good but lacking. 10-15 on tap with another 50-75 in a bottle. A wide variety but little depth and few if any must haves. Drank a local Monday Night Bed Head (very good) and a Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #50 - Citra Victorious 3.75

F - You get what you pay for. It's good bar food but don't come with expectations for something more. 3.75

$ - As noted above you get what you pay for and I thought that it was good value.

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4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

I worked here for almost a year. I loved every thing about the bar, and now I distribute beer to them. It's a gem, and the Volens have done an amazing job with the entire place. I go at least once a week and get a flight ($18), enjoy some fried pickles and pretzels. They also have a great craft liquor selection, but they flavor their own liquors in house too. The Pickle Bloody Mary is (seriously) the best in Savannah, and naturally, the top it with a stout beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of solo103
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Every time I a take a trip to Savannah I always make sure to stop in The Distillery. The people there are great. They always have some good beers on tap and in the bottle cellar and usually have some goodies tucked away that aren't on the menu if you know what I mean. The first time I went me and a buddy brought some beers from FL to share with the staff (the staff here is overall really knowledgeable and very friendly) and to show their appreciation for bringing some good treats that they haven't had before one of the bartenders went home after his shift and brought us some stuff we just cant get in Florida. This is my favorite spot to get a beer in Savannah and a must stop every time I go. No Bud, Miller or Coors products wich is nice in a craft beer establishment.

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4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This is *the* craft beer destination in Savannah. The beer menus are ubiquitous and extensive, the staff is knowledgable, and the ethos is based primarily around good beer. They serve food and liquor, too, but beer is the the main focus.

The decor is newly renovated glit--woody, warm lighting. All the taps are wooden and have little chalksboards on them where the names of each beer are written. Stock is rotated frequently and there's an excellent bottle selection to buffet the two dozen or so taps.

All that having been said, the place is still in Savannah, which ain't exactly a beer mecca. Nothing especially impressive was available. The only beers that you couldn't find fairly easily in the midwest were south Georgia locals, which were almost uniformly terrible. Thankfully, though, the joint don't let civic pride get in the way of quality, and so mediocre locals only took up a handful of taps.

The food was really tasty, the service was friendly, and crowd was mostly unpretentious. A nice little joint.

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The Distillery in Savannah, GA
94 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.