Moon River Brewing Company
Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 85 | Display Reviews Only:
3.7/5 rDev +0.8%
This is the bar in Savannah for young people. I liked the size, service, looks, location, and Savannah. The beer was interesting, nothing was a knock out but there was a couple of interesting offerings like the candy-dominated Belgian, and the IPA. Easy to meet people. I did not appreciate the smokers after 11 pm, who should have been next door at the Churchill. It was very busy and bartenders were in charge but aggressive. Not a top 50 stop but certainly a must stop if you are passing through or staying in the ara.
02-07-2008 03:32:37 | More by Sammy
3.03/5 rDev -17.4%
My wife and I were in Savannah for our anniversary, and we stopped in because I don't get by many "brew pubs" where I live. Seemed pretty tight in the "bar" area, where we sat because we were just there to sample their brews (which were interesting). Everything more or less met expectations, except the service left a little to be desired (more apathetic than inattentive). Overall, I wasn't turned off, but I'm not sure I'll be seeking them out next time I'm in Savannah.
01-26-2008 21:59:43 | More by Scottsan
2.83/5 rDev -22.9%
Had a conference across the street at the Hyatt, so I was pleased to see a sanctuary to retreat to. Sat at the bar for two short sessions. This is a really nice place, reminiscent of an English style pub (like Churchill's next door). Very comfortable. If you look up, thereare the remnants of a once mighty beer can collection lingering. The bartenders were very attentive and well versed on their product, so kudos to them. Had mainly the amber because they really had nothing with any sort of hops. They also had a REALLY strong bock on tap that was too hot with alcohol. Also tried a taste of a sweet potato something or other. Their "big seller", show stopper IPA was not on tap (however I later tracked it down at another bar...not impressed). Did not try the food. Maybe this is good for Savannah, but I'm used to much better beer at a much more palatable price.
01-05-2008 16:03:57 | More by BertSugar
2.98/5 rDev -18.8%
Down in Savannah for my sisters wedding and had to make a stop at the local brew pub. Park can be a challenge on a friday night but we managed to find a spot on the cobble stone street in next to bay street where the workers of city hall park. Seating was quite prompted. Beer and food menu at the table. Did have have a spot were their seasonal were listed. I ordered a taster and the two with me order flavored sodas. And thats when the wait started. The waitress apologized about 10 minutes in the wait for our drinks. She asked if we wanted something to eat. So we order some onion rings. Another 10 or minutes we by and she apologizes again. The bar was getting hammered apparently but I couldn't' see it. So 10 minutes later our Onion rings show up and about 32 minutes after we order our drinks they come. The owner came over to personally apologize to us. And asked about our meal afterwards. I personally liked that the sampler came in 4oz sizing. So for $8 bucks I got 28oz of beer. Some of the rings were ok but some weren't fried thoroughly. After the wait we thought we would get some kind of discount on our meal but received none so we had to under tip the waitress. Oh well. I would still stop into Moon River on the next trip. It was just an off night or maybe their ghost bartender was taking the evening off.
11-07-2007 19:21:51 | More by mnfinnkidd
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
this place is nice. they are suppedly haunted and the week before we were there the bartender had an interesting experience where things were moving on their own and they saw someone run down the hall...but there is a locked door at the end of the hall!! cool....ghosts and beer..great combo!
they have good food at a descent price....about 5 in house brews or so at any given time on tap, plus ciders and staples beers..but no bud!!
overall a great place to cool your heels after walking up and down river and bay and seeing the sites...will go back again!
10-24-2007 02:30:03 | More by harpo111
3.13/5 rDev -14.7%
This place is in the heart of the walking area of Savannah on Bay Street in a great restored building. There were lots of people on the streets at night strolling and this place is near all of the downtown hotels.
I sat down at the bar and watched as the bartendress walked by me not once or twice but four times. I finally got up and was seated in the restaurant area (as a non-smoker that was better anyway to eat). It took a while but the server came. I ordered the sampler. The selection of four beers always tells me that they don't take the beer that seriously but the they were all reasonably good if not spectacular.
I liked the menu... better than the run of the mill fare you find at other places. I ordered a turkey sandwich with brie, walnuts and cranberrys. Pretty good. Unfortunately, I never could get the kind of service that synched up with the food so I sat through dinner with empty beer...
They have some great guest taps here... I tried a Dixie Crystal... had never heard of it but it was a good ending to an otherwise pretty disappointing evening. I won't rule it out in the future but won't seek it out either.
08-15-2007 22:07:52 | More by muldrot
3.38/5 rDev -7.9%
Stopped on the 4th of July. Nice location within walking distance of the downtown which affords a scenic walking tour. (Note: only walk around Savannah in the daytime. The crime rate is kind of high; the locals don't walk around there at night.) Interior is pleasant, kind of pub-like, not the "renovated warehouse" look that seems so popular with brewpubs. We visited around 2 pm but even at that odd time we weren't the only ones there. The served showed up quickly and was attentive, but still managed to make a few errors. First, we tried a sampler. He said the selections were an "amber", Wit, Savannahfest (Octoberfest) and Swamp Fox IPA. He neglected totally to tell us there were other brands on tap, but it didn't really matter for the first visit as I probably would have tried the in-house brews anyway. But still...
The amber was certainly no amber. Only after we left did it occur to me that what he called an "amber" was their signature Clare de Lune Kölsch. (Having only tried the Kölsch style a time or two, I didn't recognize it right away; just knew it wasn't an amber.) The Savannahfest seemed a little weak for that style. I went with the IPA which, although unremarkable, was decent enough. I'm fond of more highly hopped IPAs so that may be why it didn't impress me more. I'm not a fan of Wits and have only sampled the Great Lakes variety so I can't speak to how good theirs was.The Captain's Porter wasn't on tap. Disappointing, as I'm partial to darks and really wanted to try it.
Food was decent and about standard priced: appetizers under $10, sandwiches & salads the same; entrees $10-20. All of us (me, my wife & college-aged son) liked what we got. But, another mistake, the server forgot my wife's main course and had to be reminded. At least it took a while to get it, indicating the food is neither microwaved nor sitting under a heat lamp. All our food arrived hot & as described. No complaints in that category.
Overall, I'd say if you live near or are visiting Savannah, it's certainly worth a visit---I plan to return. The house beers are solid, even if not anything to make you jump up and shout, the interior is inviting and the food is worthwhile. If you are planning your summer tour of "Great American Brewpubs", however, I wouldn't necessarily schedule Savannah as a stop.
07-15-2007 15:47:42 | More by 5thOhio
3.85/5 rDev +4.9%
My girlfriend and I stopped in for lunch on our drive down to Florida for vacation. It's a beautiful location, right on the river and on the edge of the tourist district in a historic old building (a hotel or something, they claim that ghosts live upstairs).
Nice dark, relaxed atmosphere with a number of tvs, seating to the right and in the back but we sat at the bar, right in front of the giant copper vats. Service was friendly and relatively knowledgeable. There were ten taps, half house and half guests. I was surprised to see Hercules IPA down here, they also had Strongbow cider and Sweetwater 420. I sampled several of the house beers and was disappointed in most but the Swamp Fox IPA was solid enough. The food was decent but not spectacular, the same pub stuff you see most places (I had a buffalo chicken sandwich with fries).
This is a nice, quiet place for lunch but I hear it gets a little rowdy at night or on the weekends. If in the area, it's definitely worth a try.
07-10-2007 04:37:29 | More by daliandragon
3.48/5 rDev -5.2%
My wife and I stopped in twice during a few days in Savannah. The old hotel building is redone with a nice four-sided bar, visible brew kettles, vintage beer cans, and art from local students. Nice atmosphere.
We had one really attentive waiter and one who we had to chase down for anything and everything, so service gets a so-so rating.
The food offerings offer nice variety. Normal bar food, like ribs, wings, and burgers, are on-offer along with crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, and other southern stuff. Prices are comparable to Applebee's.
I've been to this place on a couple of visits to Savannah, and it's always hopping in the evenings. It's definitely worth looking up when you're in town.
06-30-2007 00:26:46 | More by Mickelswit
4.08/5 rDev +11.2%
Stumbled upon this place while searching for somewhere to eat in downtown Savannah that offered outside seating (we had a dog with us). We were pleased with the attentive, friendly and knowledgeable service, the quality food (the Rings Of Fire onion rings are highly recommended), and their beers. The three we tried really hit the spot. The Porter, Marzen and IPA are all tasty and enjoyable, the Porter being especially excellent.
Don't have much to say about the atmosphere, since we were outside, but on my trip to the bathroom (all that beer, y'know) it seemed fair to good, nothing amazing, pretty spacious; more pub-like than the high-ceiling warehouse atmosphere of many brewpubs. Overall, a super-enjoyable experience, very recommend to any advocate of beer strolling through lovely Savannah.
06-04-2007 15:49:26 | More by Metalmonk
Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, GA
84 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.