World of Beer

BA SCORE
4.01/5
30 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

112 W Broughton St
Savannah, Georgia, 31401-3212
United States

(912) 443-1515 | map
wobusa.com

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Added by solo103 on 12-10-2012

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
30
pDev:
14.71%
 
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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Big sports bar vibe with TVs with games on them everywhere. Long bar and attentive bar tenders. Indoor and outdoor seating with an upstairs section. And of course tons of variety on tap with fresh kegs ready for the tapping. Coolers full of bottled beer from around the world too. I had High Westified on tap yesterday, tapped 2 days earlier and drinking fine. Pub grub menu, but I did not eat. Fun place to grab a beer or two and drink with locals as well as tourists.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.29/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ryanhooks81
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Not exactly my vibe, the place was filled with younger millennials and the music was way too loud for me...making it hard to order, conduct a conversation, or hear the bartender. Most of the people seemed to be groups of regulars and got a lot more attention from the staff as well as a bunch of freebies/glassware - I did not really want any of the glassware or freebies but it is annoying not to be offered any when you are being asked to hand it to people behind you.

Beers were well poured in proper glassware with a proper amount of head. Beers were served at a good temperature.

Servers were prompt and friendly but not overly beer knowledgeable.

Lots of selection here (especially if you are including the bottles) but much of the stuff available is available just about anywhere you go in the Southeast. There were a handful of beers available from local/regional breweries but the majority were national craft brands and fairly common imports.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

Great variety, interesting selections, but there's something about this place that I just can't put my finger around which left an unpleasant taste in my mouth.

Beer is currently my life obsession, mostly because, the immortal words of Jimmy Fallon "it makes my alcoholism look like a hobby." I was slightly optimistic about my chances of finding good craft beer in Savannah despite it being a total tourist/wedding destination due to its proximity to some of the more high-profile breweries in the South (Terrapin in Athens, GA; Westbrook in Mount Pleasant, SC; and even Cigar City down in Florida), but my hopes quickly dissipated after I participated in a biking pub crawl which placed me in 8 different bars serving nothing but BMC/Moon River beers.

I therefore couldn't contain my excitement when I walked into World of Beer; their 20+ taps and god knows how many hundreds of bottles in their selection seemed to spell redemption for a trip that so far was very mediocre on the beer front. After sharing a short conversation with one of the bartenders, it came to my attention that World of Beer was part of a bigger retail chain/franchise, and their bottle and draft selection, although ridiculously extensive, did not have very much to get a hophead or a sour-enthusiast excited (the closest things were New Belgium's La Folie and Westbrook Gosé, both of which they were sold out of when I got there.)

My minute quarrel with this place was with the "raffle" they had going on the night I went there; as part of the raffle they were auctioning off a six-pack of Bell's Hopslam and some chump paid 45 dollars for it. Setting aside the fact that raffle was for charity, here's what left a bad taste in my mouth:

Bell's Hopslam is a very elusive Double IPA only brewed during wintertime and sees very limited distribution compared to their flagship beers and seasonals. Bell's Hopslam is also notorious for being extremely hoppy (hence its name), a quality which is best enjoyed during the early weeks of the beer's life; Hopslam is also notorious in that the hops aroma and flavor drops off within the first month and a half of the beer's shelf life, and after that point what you're drinking is infinitely close to Maltslam. And now the coup de grace -- Hopslam this year was brewed in late January upto mid February. Bell's official website lists the shelf life of Hopslam as six-month, though the term shelf-life here is probably closer to "the point at which you're better off drinking malt liquor because what you're drinking is basically a very high ABV King Cobra infused with honey." The auction took place what I can only assume to be close to an entire six months after the beer was bottled in Michigan -- I don't know whether the person realized this when he was bidding for it, but the fact that any establishment with what seems like a well-thought out selection in terms of variety of style and geographical location would allow this to happen made me cringe quite a bit.

I like their food policy vis-a-vis the delivery affiliates as that is how I got to sample some awesome tacos from down the street, but overall a great experience slightly tarnished by a practice that would be heavily ostracized in certain beer-oriented communities.

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Photo of AndyEdgar
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of weaselpiss
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Good place, kind of loud on weekends but what else is new. Great selection but we're short on stouts lastvstop

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Photo of Jfishe13313
3.03/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Wob selection was great but service was lacking. I know good service, not seen here.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Service was awesome, didn't just pour my beer but made me feel welcome and explained my selection to me. Bartender was very knowledgable. Never seen such a wise selection of brews. My beer was an American black ale which was delicious. I can't wait to go to the ones closer to home.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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2/5  rDev -50.1%

Photo of MoorBeerPlz
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stopped here in the early afternoon after walking the downtown area of Savannah. We found a seat and were waited on by friendly staff within a minute or two. They have a fairly extensive tap list and a large bottle selection. I didn't see anything real special in their offerings, no whales or hard to find brews, but a decent selection all the same.

The beers were served at the right temperature and they had the appropriate glassware for the beer-style served (nice touch). All the staff seemed friendly and the ones I dealt with seemed to have a decent knowledge of the beers they had, styles and which were their personal favorites. They seemed to know enough to recommend beer styles to some customers new to the craft-scene. The only time I noticed them get annoyed is when some customers kept ordering beers, starting to drink them and then complaining that they didn't like them. I could sympathize, that's what samplers are for.

We spent quite a while in here and had an enjoyable time. The only snivel I have about the place is the Westbrook IPA I ordered (not on tap, in a can from their cooler) had a date code over 5 months old. They poured for me so I didn't get to check it before it was too late.

Other than that, if their tap list doesn't thrill you, check out The Distillery or The Beer Growler which are close by and both have equally large offerings on tap.

Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Place rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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