The Distillery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

53 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
91
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
80
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Taps:
21
Bottles/Cans:
160
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
The DistilleryThe Distillery
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

416 W Liberty St
Savannah, Georgia, 31401-3918
United States

(912) 236-1772 | map
www.distillerysavannah.com

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Added by bv74550p on 12-08-2008

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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 80
Reviews by Zraly:
Photo of Zraly
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

My girlfriend and I stopped here on our way home from the Thanksgiving holiday in Valdosta. It was a nice place to wind down after the usual pace of the start of the holiday season. Seemed to be moderately full of locals -- a good sign for the day after Thanksgiving. The atmosphere was definitely beer-centric. Comfortable seating, a few TVs with football, and a warm, airy feel to the place. Casual and has some class. I liked the vibe.

Wonderful tap list. I had a Dogfish Head Pangaea and a Yeti Oak Aged Imperial Stout. Many other high quality selections were on the list, including selections from Brooklyn Brewery, Left Hand, Chimay, Southampton, Abita, Sweetwater, Terrapin, and Harpoon. Also have a nice selection in bottles.

Food was quite good. We started off with some warm pretzels served with cheese and mustard. I had the shrimp (local GA shrimp), which were fried to be just right. My girlfriend ordered a 1/4 pound burger with goat cheese and tomato --- I had a bite and it seemed to be decent.

Server was very accommodating and pleasant. She was happy I ordered the Yeti and understood that it was my dessert. :)

We had a total of five beers between us, an appetizer, two dinners, and skated out of there for around $70, including tip (20%). I would say this is an extremely good value. Note: we received $1 off each beer; it was happy hour.

I give it a high recommendation if you are in the Savannah area.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The vibe of the place was energetic but quieting down when I visited as it was after the main dinner service. I was enjoying the place until the grease fire in the kitchen set off the fire alarm - that lead to my leaving earlier than I had planned and visiting another spot in town.

Beers were well poured into proper glassware with a proper amount of head and a decent temperature.

Servers were friendly, personable, and attentive. Not too much in the way to beer knowledge being shared with me but I already knew what I wanted when they came to take my order and we did chat about other spots in Savannah that have good tap lists that I might have beers I had not seen before.

They had a very nice selection of local, regional, and national craft beers on tap with a good range of styles. Several IPAs and big stouts were available along with a handful of other styles which would likely have an option for just about anyone. Beers seemed to have turned over fairly quickly as I saw two kick and be replaced in my short visit on a Friday night.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of ryanhooks81
4.59/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of aleckpa
4.14/5  rDev +1%
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!

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Photo of AndyEdgar
4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of NJB145
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of diamond_mind
2.95/5  rDev -28%
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.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Beerando
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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)!!!

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Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Schwegler
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of GMan
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Liverocks
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of kell50
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of bushdere
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of HannahSea
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of adam42381
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of boogs
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
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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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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The Distillery in Savannah, GA
91 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.