United States > Georgia > Savannah
Boudicca (900) London, England | April 16, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice bar with the feel of a neighbourhood pub. It was established in 1933, presumably just as prohibition ended, and it looks as if it may not have changed much since.Thereís some nice art deco marquetry and tiling on the back of the bar, some interesting black and white photos high up on the walls and a fire extinguisher way past its sell by date. The choice of beer was quite good - around 27 taps and fifty or more bottles.
(Visited 18 February 2014).
jdb288 (85) Robbinsville, New Jersey | November 24, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Was told to head here straight from the airport by the guy at the counter. It did not disappoint.
I donít know the history of the building but itís been around for 100+ years. A cozy spot on the edge of downtown with a few different rooms and an old school vibe.
We enjoyed the extensive beer list with a strong nod to the local breweries. If you arenít shopping for beer to take back, this is best way to try the local "goods".
Food was solid too. Recommend getting the half order of the larger apps if you have two people. Portions are huge!
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 9, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
A cute bar in downtown Savannah. It is an old bar, established after Prohibition in 1933. There are a lot of old pictures and memorabilia on the walls. The draught beer list had ~20 taps, but most were not very exciting (this is from someone who lives in a state with pretty good distribution). They do have a few local taps on such as Southland, Coastal Empire and a couple regionals such as Terrapin and Monday Night Brewing. They also have a standard bottle list (includes some regionals like Duck Rabbit, Highland) and a "special" bottle list with mostly bombers. Then there is a section of "beers your father drank" such as Ballantine, Dixie, Genesee Cream Ale, etc. Fun to have, though probably not of interest to most craft beer drinkers. I didnít have any of the food (it was standard pub fare, perhaps a scratch above by the looks of it). Overall it was a nice place to stop for a beer but I wouldnít spend too much time here.
wisdomsolo (16) St Petersburg, Florida | March 19, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in for a quick lunch while in Savannah. Big open bar with old pictures, kinda cool. Service was attentive. Several local and national selections on the beer menu. Food was decent. Appetizers were good. Prices were in line with every other pub Iíve visited. Overall: not bad, not super memorable either.
blutt59 (158) Dallas, Texas | January 27, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Has about 25 taps equally split between national and local beers, nothing hard to find but a good local place off Liberty with excellent crab soup, reasonable prices , Good service, worth a try
Caytinator (113) Tucson, Arizona | October 9, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went here on a Monday afternoon, pretty chill spot (I heard it does get crazy on the weekend). It has a old american pub vibe with lots of black and white pictures of people celebrating the end of prohibition. The owner was really nice, the bartender was a little weird. The beer selection was pretty good for savannah, with some mostly locals & regionals, but I LOVE that they carry a section on the beer menu called "beers your father drank" with classics like "lone star", "gennessee cream ale" and "iron city" from before the "big 3" macros came to dominate the industry in the 70s. Worth a stop just to have one of those in the classic american pub setting. The food was good, too!
Scopey (458) Croydon, England | August 26, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
We visited the Crystal Beer Parlor on recommendation from friends and were not disappointed. Very nice traditional interior. Unusual beer selection of "classic" US beers such as PBR & Coors and much more exciting stuff from the likes of New Belgium. Food was rather tasty pub fare. Service was very good indeed. A worth-while stop for food and a few beers in Savannah.
theisti (607) Leawood, Kansas | July 15, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited for lunch on a Saturday, first stop of the day after a long day of traveling. We had not chosen this spot for beer reasons, so I was pleased to see the beer options available. A bunch of local micros, national craft and seasonals. Not an overwhelming selection, but very solid. The food I had (she crab soup, shrimp sandwich) were both really solid, and service was great. Tons of character in the building, and a big bar area. If you are in Savannah, I would certainly hit this spot.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Imaena (47) Atlanta, Georgia | May 29, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
This place was a gem of a find. There is a nice mix of cool craft brews and throw back beers that are not always east to find. Good pub grub with some fun coastal southern flair. Grab a to go cup and walk over to the park when you are ready to head out.
Dogbrick (793) Columbus, Ohio | February 18, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
(Visited 01/2013): Crystal Beer Parlor is located in an old brick building in downtown Savannah on West Jones, a couple blocks off Liberty. Street parking is available in the surrounding area.
The interior of the restaurant features a bar along the right side and table seating on the left. More seating in the rear. Hanging ceiling fans and a pretty stamped copper backsplash behind the taps.
As for the beers, Crystal Beer Parlor has 15 on tap, which included New Belgium and Coastal Empire. Over 50 bottles too, featuring "Beers Of Our Fathers" retro brands plus some craft beers.
Service on an early afternoon at the bar was good. The bartender was friendly and attentive.
We did not try any food on our visit.
Overall this is a cool spot that is a short walk from The Distillery. I liked The Distillery more but would still visit this spot again next time in Savannah.
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