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The Distillery

Not Rated.
The DistilleryThe Distillery
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

52 Reviews
Reviews: 52
Visits: 77
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
Taps: 21
Bottles: 160
Cask: 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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Reviews: 52 | Visits: 77
Reviews by Redrover:
Photo of Redrover
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The Distillery is Located on kind of the edge of the tourist area. There is some parking in front and about 4 outside tables.

The bar is on the left as you enter the rectangular room. There are tables center and to the right. There is also a small elevated area in the rear. High tin ceilings, a nice back bar, some exposed brick, sealed concrete floors and a row of pillars down the middle complete the look. They also have some beer/brewery stuff on display.

There are 4 or so TVs, so you can watch the games.

20 well thought out and diverse tap choices. Lots of bottles add to your choices. There are selections from Anderson Valley, Bells, Harpoon, Southern Tier, Victory and Terrapin among others.

Food is gastro pub style with clear Savannah influences. Try the cucumber wasabi dressing!

Service is beer savvy and friendly.

This is a must stop when visiting the area. I wish I would have had more time for a follow-up visit. (939 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of ryanhooks81
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Awesome place. Beautiful bar. Knowledgeable bartenders. Pretty standard bar food. This place DOES get the goods beer-wise. Craft beer week they have a ridiculous line up. All taps change everyday throughout the week, culminating in night of the beer geek on Friday night. Too bad I have to work. (295 characters)

Photo of aleckpa
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

We stopped in here on our most recent visit to Savannah. We really enjoyed the vibe of this place. It was dimly lit, with some historic charm in the building. The only reason I wanted to go here was for the tap list. The tap list is excellent and they have great selection of cans/bottles. But be careful when ordering an IPA/PA off the bottle/can list...it could potentially be somewhat dated! The service is pretty slow, and the food isn't anything to brag about either. We went back a 2nd night simply for the beer! (518 characters)

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of NJB145
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Had to give anyplace that has KBS &CBS and Terrapin Wake and Bake on tap a high score for selection. This place kills for stouts. (130 characters)

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of diamond_mind
2.95/5  rDev -30.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

It is a hoppin' place. Don't go here if you want any attention from the bartenders or wait staff. Know what you want and don't ask any questions. Patrons are extremely friendly. (177 characters)

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Beerando
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
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)!!! (948 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
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. (1,145 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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The Distillery in Savannah, GA
93 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.