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Moon River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Moon River Brewing CompanyMoon River Brewing Company
Based on:
27 Beers
440 Hads
Place Score: 84
Reviews: 93
Visits: 143
Avg: 3.68
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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: 93 | Visits: 143
Reviews by thesyko56:
Photo of thesyko56
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This was a very nice place. Nice wooden bar and several tables in an adjoining room. The fermentation tanks were visible through a window. The beers available were very good especially the IPA but they were in the middle of renovating so a few beers had run out. They made up for that with some guest taps of great quality including Victory Prima Pils and Terrapin Rye. The service was okay not much to brag about and the food was average as well but this is a brewpub not a high end restaurant. Overall a good bar with really good beer. Worth the stop.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of amano_h
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Local breweries that churn out fresh beers by the barrel right in the neighborhood is a dream come true for any beer enthusiast. Whereas Moon River Brewing Company has its hearts set in the right place, they fall short in executing said idea to standard.

First of all, their beers are disappointing at best. Their IPAs seem to share common notes of pine and resin, but seem to retain hops very poorly despite (and this is despite drinking it fresh straight from the brewery.) I had a lot of hope for their Slowvannah, which didn't have enough body or mouthfeel to qualify as an American Pale Ale but too much punch to call a "Session Ale." I actually wanted to try the Slowvannah dry-hopped with Citra, which had been on cask, but the waiter informed me that they had sold out a few weeks back. I took two sips each of their porter and their stout and wish I never had; the stout didn't have too much going on despite coming out of the tap pitch black, and other than a slight cinnamon, I couldn't taste any kind of discernible flavors from the Porter. The most palatable out of the selection was surprisingly their lager/pilsner, which to my surprise tasted like a decent IPL.

The food here is also calculatingly unsatisfying; the pesto oysters were as disgusting as it sounded, the salmon oscar was decisively dry, and the haricots verts was basically bland boiled string peas.

Contrary to previous reviews however, Moon River Brewing Company's only saving grace for us was the excellent customer service. The waiter (I wish I could remember his name) was very friendly, demonstrated great general knowledge of beer and seemed very enthusiastic about the beers he was serving us, and gave us frequent updates on our food/beers and was courteous at every turn. I also enjoyed a brief conversation with said waiter about Moon River's brewing schedule and beers after ordering the tasting wheel (which included every beer MRBC had to offer outside of the two that I really wanted to try) which made me wonder if the other yelpers that made their way here had all come in on an off night.

Whereas the beer and the food isn't spectacular, MRBC did provide a pleasant environment for our party of 6 to kick back a few drinks and catch up on each others' lives. If you do swing by here, be sure to order the tasting wheel--for ten dollars it's an absolute steal.

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Photo of CalebM
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Came by already full of local beer on a trip to Savannah. Had a flight, which featured a good handful of seasonal/guest beers. Nothing on that hand that was out of this world, but some interesting flavors worth checking out. Worth stopping by just for the Swamp Fox IPA. Also, the beer wasn't served cold, which was OK I guess--we'll call it "almost cold." Service was good, and I want more Swamp Fox!

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Photo of aleckpa
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Came here on a recent visit to Savannah. We sat out on the beer garden. It was a beautiful evening, albeit hot and humid! I ordered a flight. A flight consists of all 9 of their beers. The only downfall of this was by the time i got to the 6th one, they were getting quite warm due to the heat and humidity outside. The beer was alright. Nothing bad, nothing outstanding. I did like how they had "guest beers" on tap though. I think it gives a good option for people to explore other GA beers. The service was a little slow, but that's because it was the bartender service the entire beer garden. Eventually, they got him some help and it improved. I didn't have the food, so can't comment on that. I'd go back next time I'm in Savannah.

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Photo of jloomis
4/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Hayden34
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

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Photo of ottobon100
1.61/5  rDev -56.3%
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.

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Photo of Dreizhen
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of Openwyd
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of InspectorBob
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of NJB145
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.68/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of DuffDaddy
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%
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.

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Photo of Jobin_24
4/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Schwegler
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of JMay419
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of crewfan1952
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of aarondean80
4.95/5  rDev +34.5%
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!

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Photo of Henry_Stahl
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.25

Photo of PowhatanBrewer
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%

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Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, GA
84 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.