Taps: 21 / Bottles: 160
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 47 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by beer2day:
4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Wasn't sure what to expect after making the walk in the rain from River St. out to this place.
Immediately impressed, though. 21 taps, in three clusters of 7. Highlights were 21st Amendment Back in Black and Southern Tier Unearthly. They keep their website fairly up to date in terms of the draft list. Wish more places did that.
Good bottle selection visible in counter height coolers behind the bar. Guessing 75-80 selections with lots of good choices. Allagash rep was in the house my night there and lots of great bottles from that brewey present in the coolers.
Food selections are uppper-scale bar. Fish tacos were well prepared and served promptly.
Both of the bartenders were very personable and enjoyed talking beer. New their stuff and seemed genuinely interested in their work.
If in Savannah again, I'd head straight here.
10-01-2010 01:10:47 | More by beer2day
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4.38/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
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.
10-10-2013 13:19:05 | More by freakeconomist
4.51/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Every time I a take a trip to Savannah I always make sure to stop in The Distillery. The people there are great. They always have some good beers on tap and in the bottle cellar and usually have some goodies tucked away that aren't on the menu if you know what I mean. The first time I went me and a buddy brought some beers from FL to share with the staff (the staff here is overall really knowledgeable and very friendly) and to show their appreciation for bringing some good treats that they haven't had before one of the bartenders went home after his shift and brought us some stuff we just cant get in Florida. This is my favorite spot to get a beer in Savannah and a must stop every time I go. No Bud, Miller or Coors products wich is nice in a craft beer establishment.
09-02-2013 19:13:37 | More by solo103
4.31/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
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.
07-30-2013 17:12:41 | More by mynie
The Distillery in Savannah, GA
94 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.