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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

98 Ratings
Ratings: 98
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.76%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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zymurgy4all

New York

4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I truly miss this wonderful brewpub restaraunt! This neat little brewpub is a must for any beer lover visiting Savannah, GA. The food is very good too! My favorite combination was the sampler and the crab melt sandwich. Their beers are exceptional. The Claire de Lune is the best light beer I have ever had from a microbrewery. They also carry seasonal beers that vary over time. I enjoyed the Captain's Porter, and their IPA as well.


The atmosphere is very nice. The lighting is subdued to provide a relaxing environment while the shiny mash and lauther tuns remind you that the beer is brewed right there on the premise. If you ever plan to have a party, they have a great room downstairs for reservation only.

12-04-2004 21:54:03 | More by zymurgy4all
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5 | $$

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.

02-22-2013 22:05:28 | More by cyclonece09
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asabreed

New York

4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I'm glad I finally got to check this place out; last time I was in Savannah I wasn't able to.

Overall this is a really nice place. I don't even know if you can smoke, but it wasn't smoky at all for sure. Nice decor and a decent amount of room, as in the space was used nicely. Not overly huge but not tiny either. The moon river taps are in full swing behind the bar that sits in the middle of the restaurant.

I had the Whacky Wit, Oatboy, and Swamp Fox IPA, and all were very good. And they have many other brews to sample too, which I will certainly do in the future.

My burger was also awesome, much better than your average burger. The service was nice, the people were friendly, and we had a good time there. Definitely stop by if you're in Savannah; I'll be going back.

03-20-2006 22:47:55 | More by asabreed
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tigerdoc

South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$

A very cool brew pub in downtown Savannah. You walk in and the bar is right there with clear glass windows showing the brewing equipment to the left and tables to the right. The beer selection is great, they had 9 styles on tap when I went. You could get a sample which had 3 oz pours of each of there beers for $9 which was a great deal. I personally thought the Pale, IPA, Porter, and Wit were all excellent. The food is so so about what you would expect for american bar food. There is certainly better food to be had in Savannah but the food isn't too expensive. Definately go for the beer. What else is cool is you can get a beer to go and walk around downtown with a great craft brew in your hand.

06-06-2009 22:46:30 | More by tigerdoc
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BeerPilot

Alaska

4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Since Moon River is the sponsor of my homebrew club, the Savannah Brewers Leauge, I will admit that I am biased. Moon River created an oasis in an otherwise BMC loyal area. Pink and Chris are passionate about their beer and are always willing to chat. There are (usually) six year-rounds on tap and occaisonally one or two seasonals. Their "QA club" is one of the best promotional programs I've seen. For $15 a year you get one of the big mugs from over the bar and happy hour prices all day. My one criticism is the beer knowledge of the staff. If you get the sampler, don't expect them to know more than the names of each beer. The place is also haunted, so if you're in the basement or upstairs...beware!

12-18-2006 02:45:38 | More by BeerPilot
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bv74550p

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$

I love Moon River. First of all, the beer is delicious and what I have tried of the food it is quite exceptional also. Recently I had the Triple hopped (simcoe hops) version of the Swampfox IPA which was available in cask. They always have a unique and delicious beer available in there firkin. Bartenders and waitstaff are very friendly and most importantly knowledgable about the brews. Friday night at 6 I believe is the weekly toast!!!

Try the spicy onion rings if you get the chance and there sandwiches are always good. If you are on Bay Street, actually if you make it to Savannaah, you need to get into this fine establishment.

08-30-2008 01:30:51 | More by bv74550p
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EricP

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The wife and I had lunch here a few days ago. I always order a sampler just to get an overview for the beers. The lighter regular beers (fest, pale ale and the lager) were decent for their styles. The porter was ok, but I really liked the stout. It was a dry Irish stout and a good example of the style. I also sampled the cider and while usually not a cider fan, I thought this one was pretty good. It was not as sweet as cider usually is.The IPA was also pretty good, not the hoppiest IPA I've ever had but was a good drinking beer that I enjoyed. The seasonal beers included a St. Patrick Ale (not bad, but not my favorite) and an apricot sour mash. The apricot was quite good. The sour mash actually offset the sweetness of the apricot. It's not a beer I could drink a ton of but I really enjoyed it.
You can find the IPA and Fest on tap at a couple of the River St. bars.
What I really thought was nice was the fact that the bar will give you 3 samples for free! More places should adopt that policy!! Very good service and a nice place to hoist a pint!

04-07-2003 18:05:30 | More by EricP
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barleyman

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

I've been following the progress of this establishment over 5-7 years or so. The ambiance of Savannah is sensous and alluring. Being the only brewpub in town, I've always gravitated towards it.
Over the years I've generally seen a downturn in the quality of the food. The beer however remains top notch. They won a silver medal at the GABF in 2005 for their Claire de Lune, a kolsch. I typically enjoy their Swamp Fox IPA, while my wife usually gets their The Bomb Dry Stout. The Captain's Porter is exquisite as well. The other day, we stopped in and enjoyed a glass of the fabulous Road Trip hard cider, which was made using Georgia apples. Their Savannah Fest Beer, an Octoberfest style beer is available at several outlets around Savannah. The brewmaster, John Pinkerton is usually on the premisis, just ask for Pink. While in Savannah, you should stop by.

02-07-2006 18:35:21 | More by barleyman
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morgan23

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

We came across this place wandering through downtown Savannah while looking for a good beer and some dinner and Moon River Brewing Company filled both of those requirements quite well. As far as I could tell, the only beer that they had to offer was their own variety, but I was looking for a good IPA and they have one.

The atmosphere was good. It is in an old building in downtown one street up from the river walk, but sections of the building had been modernized and plastered, making for a clean yet rustic environment.

We both ordered burgers which were very good and cheap (although they had a wide variety of food on the menu). The server was fast, even though it was a busy Friday night. For beer service only, you are better off finding a spot at the bar in the middle of the room.

All in all, the food was good, the service was good, their house brews were good, and the atmosphere was good. I would recommend this place to anyone with a little extra time in Savannah.

12-21-2008 18:57:32 | More by morgan23
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Just a short walk from my hotel, I chose this place from the list of Savannah BA worthy stops. I am glad I did.

The bar is smack dab in front of the main entrance. Lots of wood above and below. A huge glass rack that holds 22oz mugs, I assume belonging to those folks in the beer club, hangs from the ceiling above the bartenders. I thought that was a nice touch.

The fresh, homemade beers for my choosing were a nice hoppy IPA, a smooth, chocolatey porter, kolsch, festive beer, amber ale, and a spicy wit. Also available on draft were Guiness, Sweetwater Festive beer, and one or two others.

Service was pretty good with consideration to the volume of people here on a Thursday night. I ordered the side dish sampler. I chose onion rings, baked potato, and veggie of the day. Although my order was wrong (I was given fries instead of O rings; that is too much potato even for me), the bartender quickly brought my onion rings to me.

The bar area became quite smoky as the night progressed, but otherwise, a very enjoyable experience. I will definitely revisit in the future.

12-08-2006 14:19:22 | More by SaCkErZ9
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Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, GA
84 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.