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Moon River Brewing Company

Moon River Brewing CompanyMoon River Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 311
Beer Avg: 3.71

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
84
good

99 Ratings
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.8%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Aiptasia

Florida

3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$

The DW and I visited moon river last Tuesday night just prior to the a hanuted pub crawl. The decor in Moon River is average. Trendy little dining area with hardwood floors and tables and neo-trend lights. The square bar area is small with a limited number of taps. They have a few guest beers but they are short on selection if you're not into their house craft beers. The most unique beer of the night was their Rosemary IPA (which I could detect nary a hint of Rosemary in it).

The coolest part of the bar is the basement which is only used for overflow and private parties and the unfinished upstairs. It's brick and has a small bar of it's own, and we visited it as part of the ghost tour. The upstairs levels are unfinished and we were allowed to explore the second level a little bit. They do store their brewing supplies (pallets of malted barley, etc) and corny kegs on this level, but for the most part, it's unfurnished.

Our table in the dining room abutted the brew area and I was actually a little grossed out by the lack of cleanliness around the mash tuns and the conicals. Spotless inside (as it should be) but there was no lack of wort spillage and mulm buildup on the outside of the vessils. As a brewer myself, I know the most important aspect of any brewing is cleanliness, and if I were their head brewer, i'd scrub the place floor to ceiling and then spray everything down in idophor.

12-22-2011 15:41:02 | More by Aiptasia
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bigdrewsmoove

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Weekend trip to Savannah for their inaugural RockNRoll Marathon. The whole town was crazy busy from all the people in town for the race. Place was slammed but we walked in and immediately got a table for 4. Ordered their Swamp Fox IPA to start. With dinner I got their sample flight with 7 or 8 samples for only $9. All of them were pretty tasty with the highlight being their sweet potato beer. Best of all their nachos are extraordinary. I would def. recommend stopping by if you are in the downtown area and want some better beer than the macro stuff at other bars.

11-06-2011 22:06:31 | More by bigdrewsmoove
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Bung

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Along the Bay street, not as touristy as River street at least. Still this is the macro social area of the city.
Woody interior, haunted historic building, which they pretty much all are in Savannah. Bar right up front with the brewing area to the right. More resaurant seating to the left and behind the bar. Sat at the bar did not eat. Kind of interesting the "to go" drafts in plastic cups. No open container laws in the historic district from what I could tell. Helped keep the semi-chaos around the bar and helped keep the service down a bit. Still bartenders were knowledgeable enough about the brews. 8 house brews, 2 rotating 6 regular and 2 guest. Two I tried were plenty good enough.
The Distillery was more impressive, but this is the only brewpub in town.

10-15-2011 00:23:57 | More by Bung
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Fenris244

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Came here our first night in Savannah

Nice place inside took a while to get seated, I liked the wooden floor(just sayin), the bar area was nice and I like that you can see all the brewing equipment. The bartender was knowledgeable about all the beers and they let me take home a couple of coaster which was nice.

Service was a little slow but adequate, the selection was alright, would have been nice to see an extra guest tap or two but hey it's their brewery so it's not that huge a deal. The quality of the brews I had from them was on point.

Food was pretty awesome from the crab cakes to the creole I was very happy with what I got. The menu is really nice as well it's got some safe bets as well as a few things for a more adventurous eater, plus they had a whole vegetarian section for my sister to pick from so that was really nice

09-13-2011 20:57:30 | More by Fenris244
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$

Sat at the bar for a quick brew. They had several of their own brews but were out of a couple as well. Luckily, they also had a few guest beers because that was the better choice.

Didn't have any pub grub but from what I could see, it seemed typical for bar eats.

The bartender was very friendly and attentive. She allowed me several tastes before I settled on my choice. The visit was okay but was way over-shadowed the next day by the Distillery bar experience I enjoyed.

There are lots of place to try in Sav. Give it a try but move on quickly.

05-28-2011 02:20:39 | More by ExtraStout
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jillmart

Georgia

2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$

Went to Moon River on a Saturday night. It was loud and crowded, but my boyfriend and I snagged a table with no problem. However, no one came to serve us, so we moved to the bar where we promptly got our beers. I had something called Six Degrees, which I think is a mild ale. It was OK. Overall, that's what I thought of Moon River: just OK. There was nothing particularly wrong or bad with the place, but nothing about the experience was amazing. The prices for beer were reasonable. Didn't try the food.

05-22-2011 19:42:25 | More by jillmart
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dragonWhale

New York

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$

Wandering about the city, we determined we'd better find this place. Asked some people and they directed us to the establishment. Five or six of their own beers on tap, 3 other Georgia brewery beers. I like when breweries rep other local breweries. A cool respect thing. They had an english pale, a blond thing, ipa (pretty good), rosemary ipa (pretty interesting), and some other thing. They were out of the porter. Sad. Anyway, some were pretty good, some were mediocre. Bartender was cool. We came back later to eat and our waittress was totally checked out. Some of the worst, most careless service I've ever seen. Food was aight but they were out of a bunch of stuff.
All in all, not bad. Our second visit definitely brought down the score a bit.

03-24-2011 18:59:41 | More by dragonWhale
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RTJakarta

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$

Went here once with some friends after a movie looking to try some local brews. Can be relatively crowded since it's a pretty common tourist destination, but seats are usually available. They have a typical brewpub ale list of about 10. From what I had....nothing is very good.

Pretty standard pub food. I believed I had some chicken tenders or something else basic. Forgettable food, really.

To the people who mentioned the smoke, they passed a law so you can't smoke indoors anymore, but that doesn't change the fact that this place just....isn't....good.

03-23-2011 04:14:10 | More by RTJakarta
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

Went there on a Monday night. It was pretty full and very loud. I sat at the bar since there were a couple of TV's. Bar is good sized, u-shaped. Place is pretty large with lots of wood/brick and a glass enclosed view of the beer tanks on the left side when you walk in. Tables are off to the right. Good location.

Service was OK. Took a while to get an order, but the lone bartender was doing a lot of multi-tasking. Friendly guy.

Crowd seemed sort of young, but plenty of tourists and enough age variety that everyone can feel comfortable.

Not a large selection of beer, but brewpubs have their own stuff so that shouldn't be expected. On the night I went, their lineup was: Nicks balls of gold, resmary ipa, apparition ale, the captain's porter, houblin wit, Ape-stout, slo-vanah pale ale, wild wack wit, swamp fox ipa and a pumpkin beer I never got the name of. Certainly a good enough seletion for my tastes.

One note: people can smoke in the bar, so if you are not used to this you are hereby forwarned.

Overall, a decent experience. My main issue was the very loud noise level, which made talking with others very challenging.

11-14-2010 19:48:17 | More by atigerlife
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Center bar area with seating for 12 or so. Mix of booths and small tables with some outdoor seating. Brewery equipment prominently displayed.

6 house beers on tap. Out of their only dark. 2 Pales and an ipa keep me happy. Cask available on Wednesday. Several GA guest taps, too.

Standard bar menu. Good apps and sandwiches. Not terribly adventurous but very reasonable.

Service was prompt and attentive.

A place I will come back to. Just wish they could do something about the smoke. I'm not used to that.

09-26-2010 23:50:14 | More by beer2day
Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, GA
84 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.