Moon River Brewing Company

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Moon River Brewing CompanyMoon River Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.64/5
Based on:
29 Beers
164 Reviews
Place Score: 84
Reviews: 90
Visits: 140
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

21 West Bay St.
Savannah, Georgia, 31401
United States
phone: (912) 447-0943

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Reviews: 90 | Visits: 140
Reviews by azorie:
Photo of azorie
3/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

This was our 3rd visit to Savannah, and 3rd visit to the brew pub.

We go in the door and its empty except for 4 folks at the bar. We get seated right away. I have held off reviewing this place before mainly because I never judge a beer or a place by 1 try.

Since there was 3 wait staff or more lurking around, we got service at first right away. Since I hit there web site before we left, I knew what they had on tap. Of course they do have a few guest beers usually, and so there not your typical brewpub in that regard. I want to say this place has very good food, and its a good value. The beer is good to great, but sadly you think a brew pub this small, would not rip you off price wise on the beer, but they do. a pint during the daytime is now 5.50, and I hope this is not a happy hour price! Sadly neither the waiter (which is understandable) had a clue about the beer that the web site claimed they had, which in my book is sad when even after he got the asst brew master down, they had no clue about the web site being out of date by 6 months. Too be honest it was the only reason we drove 2.5 hours up there , so was a tad upset the web site with so much detail did not reflect what was really on tap. WHY Have such a big web site, if your NOT going to update it? anyway they get more that 6 tables full get ready to wait for refills of beer. They also need a list of there current beers, sad when they cannot even do that, I know they had time, the manager had time to pass out coasters you think they have time to keep a simple list of beers up to date. Oh well.

That said there were very friendly and we chated (with the assit brew master) about there beers. I did complain about the prices, and he said they use imperial pints, which they do for the beer under 6% abv, but after that you get 8oz for the same 5.50 which is a rip off IMHO. The porter and wit where outstanding, the porter was the best I ever had outside England! the wit was damn tasty. I also had a cask ale that had fermented peaches added to it, it was a burbon aged wit, I believe. Sadly they only had a list of 4 main beers, the rest you need a tape recorder to take in what is they had, I think they had a RIS and DIPA also, but since they would also come in a 8 oz glass I passed. I hate samplers so I did not do that. I rated service as nearly poor because they are damn slow with nearly empty place. If you want to drink sit at the bar, they service is much better. Even in a true tourist town, I don't understand why there prices for beer are so expensive, but I can only compare their prices to Florida, so maybe its a tax thing, but with no middle man, you think they be at 4 bucks or less a pint. Its in a old building, but so is everything in downtown Savannah. !

Sept 2008: Was up here for the Savannah beer fest, with the bros doing a pub crawl, service was much better this time. Beer was better also. prices still too high for me. (2,933 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jloomis
4/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Hayden34
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Stopped at Moon River on St. Patrick's Day and while the place was obviously packed from wall-to-wall, the service was still excellent. The bartender even made time to chat with me about one of the beers I asked about (Swamp Fox IPA). The food was great for bar food and the selection was decent as well. I'll definitely be visiting Moon River again on my next trip to Savannah. (381 characters)

Photo of ottobon100
1.61/5  rDev -56%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2

First microbrewery I have visited that served their beers warm (at least 55-60F). I was told "that is the way they serve beer in Europe". Having lived in Europe for six years I can tell you that isn't true. It isn't served ice cold but it definitely isn't served warm. Maybe the owner needs to go there. Too bad. (316 characters)

Photo of Dreizhen
3.88/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Stopped by here for dinner on a recent tour of the South with a friend. Not a bad place to visit if you're in Savannah, though I wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out. Nice local spot with growler fills and a decent selection of beer styles for a small brewery. Food's better than average bar food with a slight coastal touch from various shrimp options. Had a flight of their beers to sample them all and was pretty happy with the experience. It did seem rather odd that they leave out their highest gravity beer from the flight, though, since they have a spot for it on the flight try. Anyways, if you're looking for something local and don't want to drop $35 on seafood at the tourist-targeted restaurants, this is a fun alternative. (745 characters)

Photo of Openwyd
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of InspectorBob
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of NJB145
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of DuffDaddy
2.25/5  rDev -38.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Good food and good beer, but the service was lousy....Spring Break tip with the fam. (84 characters)

Photo of Jobin_24
4/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Schwegler
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of JMay419
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of crewfan1952
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of aarondean80
4.95/5  rDev +35.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Gene and Pink always have the best beer and best food on Bay Street. My favorite place to go in all of Savannah! (112 characters)

Photo of Henry_Stahl
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.25

Photo of PowhatanBrewer
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Generally uses the supposed novelty of being a brewpub to draw in tourists because the beer and food are average. Had the pale ale, which was fairly flavorless and lacked body. The porter is better. If you are looking for good beer, I'd recommend going elsewhere. (266 characters)

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of bootdown21
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Cookie_Jarvis
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of pjbear05
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Great location within walking distance of the riverfront. Tried the Captain's Porter and the Slovannah Pale Ale, along with a burger and onion rings, all very good. Noted with amusement some of the "tourists" who came in, bought pints, and left after barely tasting them-BMC drinkers apparently. The seasonal Tater Ale (sweet potato as opposed to the ubiquitous pumpkin ales prevalent this time of year) was a perfect finish to lunch. (437 characters)

Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of bonbright7
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, GA
84 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.