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Moon River Brewing Company

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Moon River Brewing CompanyMoon River Brewing Company
BA SCORE
84
good

117 Ratings
Ratings: 117
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.85%
Active Beers: 35
Beer Ratings: 392
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

deviousdannyg, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Thedrizzle
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Great locations right across from the river. Awesome people took loved the feel of the joint. But that's where it ends. Had the 10 beer sampler flight. 4oz each for $18. Pretty decent deal . But the beer was simply meh. Had a gem or two in the bunch. Boo hag, the wee heavy. Rest. Awful. Food. Honestly wish I would have grabbed something somewhere else. Had the tacodilla. Barely any meat. But the sauce was good. Wife had fried chicken wrap. Checked was alright. With a craft scene exploding in savanna ga. There's plenty of other places to go. Sorry. I really wanted to like it too.

Thedrizzle, Nov 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Choooobee, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of KVNBGRY
2.11/5  rDev -42.7%

Not a fan. This place is definitely a bit too touristy. I don't like to comment negatively, however, the staff was hugely uneducated, I was blatantly ignored a few times. I noticed it was not terribly busy, as the 4 bartenders (blonde male, brunette male, and two brunette females), were focused on pouring the hard liquors for the... what seemed as regulars... rather than answering a simple question I had asked. The flight I got was obviously out of order/not what I was told. Not to mention the beers were decently priced for what was mediocre at best beer. Not recommended.

KVNBGRY, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%

I was travelling to FL for a sort of vacation and we stayed in Pooler, GA for the night on our way there. So, this was the only place still open and nearby that I could go to. It was night and an hour before closing on a Sunday, so YMMV.

A: It looks quite nice and seems to be a quite large place with multiple sections. It actually has a weird layout and is a bit confusing, but it is very nice-looking since it is made out of an old hotel from 1821. Apparently, the place is haunted and they offer tours. I would say it has nice mood lighting and an interesting layout.

Q: The menus were very nice and there was a separate one for their beer. Greeted quickly and sat down right at the bar. Everything is brewed on premise, so it has to be fresh (right?).

S: Quick and accommodating. I just got a glass of water and a flight of their beers on a late Sunday night though.

S: I can't recall if they had guest beers but they had six of their own beers on tap, so not a huge selection. They had four pale ale variations, an IPA and a Sweet Stout, so not much variety in style either.

F: Didn't have any food but they had some that looked quite good.

V: I got a six beer flight sampler for $8, which I believe is quite cheap.

O: The place was nice and it was cool to at least see the outskirts of Savannah, but I found their beers to be quite mediocre. The IPA was not very flavorful and quite watery, and the stout was similar and didn't have any strong malt flavor to it. The pale ales were worse, but I'm not big into that style.

gillagorilla, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of cyclonece09
4.34/5  rDev +17.9%

Went here while in Savannah for 6 pm toasts. The experience was awesome. The brewer was willing to talk to all and gave his toast (funniest part being the news that the hole where the beer garden is going now has posts!). Beer quality is very good and service is wonderful. They have a full line of beers ready for your enjoyment. The food is your typical fair but is still good. Overall, this has to be your go to spot in Savannah to get your first beer and your to-go beer.

cyclonece09, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of goatsby
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%

I go to Moon River mostly because I love their Rosemary IPA. The other beers I have tried are good, nothing memorable, and their service and food is fair (for the price). The staff does not seem too knowledgeable or engaging when it comes to the beers, and even on slow days the service is lacking. A cool place to have a drink, especially at night. Have not done the haunted pub crawl, but this would certainly be a good place to do it in. For food, there are certainly better places in Savannah, but Moon River Brewing should be on your radar for some interesting beers and the haunted atmosphere. That is what you are in Savannah for, is it not?

goatsby, Nov 14, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -1.4%

Moon River Brewing Company brews their own beer on site, and while the beer selection is rather large, the food left a little something to be desired.

Located in Savannah, with plenty of competition, Moon River does not do enough to differentiate itself. The atmosphere is rather bland, not offering anything to exciting. It certainly felt like a tourist trap to me.

I enjoyed their beers, but in a city like Savannah, where you can get your beer to go, I recommend grabbing a plastic cup, and checking out the rest of the city.

Larrydoherty, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of theshoe316
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%

My wife and I visited this place while we staying on Hilton Head island and took a day trip into Savannah. This was definitely a good find when compared to the Hilton Head's Brewery.

I tried their beer flight which was made up of 7 4oz glasses and did not cover their whole selection, american ales, wheat, IPA's, stouts, you name it they probably have it. The food was excellent and so was the service. The brewery is in a convenient location off a main street in downtown Savannah. The brewery also offers to-go glasses for those on the run!

theshoe316, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev +8.7%

What a great find! We walked to Moon River after enjoying a stroll through Savannah's River Walk. The town was busy with SCAD graduation but Moon River was rather empty on a Friday night, which worked fine for us.

We sat by the brewing equipment and even saw the brewer playing, letting his daughter carry lab samples, so cute. Very relaxed atmosphere, great for a pint or five.

Eight house beers on tap, with a bit of everything: Belly-washer golden ale, Wild Wacky wit, Apparition ale, Dixie Kristal trippel, Slo-vannah APA, Swamp Fox IPA, Captain's Porter Stout... and the absolute star: Dixie Merveille!!! This is a blend of fresh Dixie Kristal trippel with vintage Kristal from September '08 aged in Cabernet barrels ever since. Outstanding.

We didn't have any food at Moon River so can't comment on that, but service was nice and friendly and the experience a very positive one. Pints are five dollars and the Dixie Merveille was $10, which is a lil' much but absolutely worth the splurge. I even thanked the brewer for such a masterpiece.

DoubleSimcoe, Jun 13, 2012
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4.14/5  rDev +12.5%

Nice location in the downtown, nightlife are of historic Savannah. The service was very good, friendly and attentive. I did not try the food. The selection was broad with many beers on two coverIng many genres including rare releases and flights. The beer quality was as good as expected for a microbrewery with a few surprisingly good finds. The ambience of the facility was balanced wIth many age groups noted with a small but quaint bar. Definitely one if the two or so must try places in the savannah area for beer lovers. Everything on the beer menu was appropriately priced.

kylehay2004, Jun 09, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +12.8%

A very cool place right on the river walk in Savannah. You can even do reservations online which helps in prepping.
Food was interesting and not bad. Some was local but not sure about organic or sustainable foods.

Beers are very well done here and is one of the main reasons to not only visit Moon River Brewing, but Savannah. Later in the evenings Ghost Tours begin at this location. Their seasonals are always interesting and well done and provide a glimpse of the culture of Savannah and the history. The regular ipa, pa, stouts, etc, are always well done. Definitely worth checking out.

wapcap, Apr 15, 2012
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3.05/5  rDev -17.1%

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.

Aiptasia, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of bigdrewsmoove
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

bigdrewsmoove, Nov 06, 2011
Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, GA
84 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.