The Distillery

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91
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53 Reviews
The DistilleryThe Distillery
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

416 W Liberty St
Savannah, Georgia, 31401-3918
United States

(912) 236-1772 | map
www.distillerysavannah.com

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Added by bv74550p on 12-08-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
81
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Taps:
21
Bottles/Cans:
160
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 81
Reviews by beer2day:
Photo of beer2day
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Wasn't sure what to expect after making the walk in the rain from River St. out to this place.

Immediately impressed, though. 21 taps, in three clusters of 7. Highlights were 21st Amendment Back in Black and Southern Tier Unearthly. They keep their website fairly up to date in terms of the draft list. Wish more places did that.

Good bottle selection visible in counter height coolers behind the bar. Guessing 75-80 selections with lots of good choices. Allagash rep was in the house my night there and lots of great bottles from that brewey present in the coolers.

Food selections are uppper-scale bar. Fish tacos were well prepared and served promptly.

Both of the bartenders were very personable and enjoyed talking beer. New their stuff and seemed genuinely interested in their work.

If in Savannah again, I'd head straight here.

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Photo of mecmd
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The vibe of the place was energetic but quieting down when I visited as it was after the main dinner service. I was enjoying the place until the grease fire in the kitchen set off the fire alarm - that lead to my leaving earlier than I had planned and visiting another spot in town.

Beers were well poured into proper glassware with a proper amount of head and a decent temperature.

Servers were friendly, personable, and attentive. Not too much in the way to beer knowledge being shared with me but I already knew what I wanted when they came to take my order and we did chat about other spots in Savannah that have good tap lists that I might have beers I had not seen before.

They had a very nice selection of local, regional, and national craft beers on tap with a good range of styles. Several IPAs and big stouts were available along with a handful of other styles which would likely have an option for just about anyone. Beers seemed to have turned over fairly quickly as I saw two kick and be replaced in my short visit on a Friday night.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of ryanhooks81
4.59/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Awesome place. Beautiful bar. Knowledgeable bartenders. Pretty standard bar food. This place DOES get the goods beer-wise. Craft beer week they have a ridiculous line up. All taps change everyday throughout the week, culminating in night of the beer geek on Friday night. Too bad I have to work.

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Photo of aleckpa
4.14/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

We stopped in here on our most recent visit to Savannah. We really enjoyed the vibe of this place. It was dimly lit, with some historic charm in the building. The only reason I wanted to go here was for the tap list. The tap list is excellent and they have great selection of cans/bottles. But be careful when ordering an IPA/PA off the bottle/can list...it could potentially be somewhat dated! The service is pretty slow, and the food isn't anything to brag about either. We went back a 2nd night simply for the beer!

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Photo of AndyEdgar
4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of NJB145
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Had to give anyplace that has KBS &CBS and Terrapin Wake and Bake on tap a high score for selection. This place kills for stouts.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of diamond_mind
2.95/5  rDev -28%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

It is a hoppin' place. Don't go here if you want any attention from the bartenders or wait staff. Know what you want and don't ask any questions. Patrons are extremely friendly.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Beerando
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

The Distillery might be my favorite place in Savannah. It's not old, so I guess it loses some points for that in such a historic town, but on the other hand it's not full of tourists (I, of course, am a tourist myself; I guess what I mean to say is that you won't have to wait to be seated like you would at the Crystal Beer Palace); and I really like the feel of the place. I like the exposed brick and the wood, and the barstools and the layout. I love the music they play and the silent movies that they've got running on the TVs. On top of that it doesn't hurt that they've got the best draft line-up in town!!! 21 taps that include a good showing of local beers (meaning everyone gets a shot, not just the best), and some quality nationals as well. I've never eaten there, I have to admit, but I can say that the food smells great!!! I'm gonna have to try one of their shrimp Po' Boys the next time I'm in (which will probably be next week)!!!

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Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Schwegler
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of GMan
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Liverocks
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of kell50
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of bushdere
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of HannahSea
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of adam42381
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of boogs
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Visited on a Monday around 7:30pm. Real quiet. Sat outside on a hot day.

This may be considered the best beer bar in Savannah, but it does not compare to many other bars across the country. It still may be your best option.

A - Five tables outside. What little I saw of inside seemed nice. Sort of a dark bar with lots of wood. 3.75

Q - They seem to serve in a proper glass, but those glasses were branded randomly (if that bothers you). Only ordered on tap beer as I was a little suspect of the turnover on the bottle menu. 4

Service – Was fine. Nice maybe a little slow. He could have sold me another beer but he waited to long and moved on. 3.75

S - Supposedly the best in savannah. If that is the case, then Ouch! Good but lacking. 10-15 on tap with another 50-75 in a bottle. A wide variety but little depth and few if any must haves. Drank a local Monday Night Bed Head (very good) and a Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #50 - Citra Victorious 3.75

F - You get what you pay for. It's good bar food but don't come with expectations for something more. 3.75

$ - As noted above you get what you pay for and I thought that it was good value.

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