Moon River has two sections - a large pub-like diner serving their own beers and a separate bar with twelve guest beers adjacent to a nice outdoor area and shady patio. We had a flight of seven beers which were passable, if not spectacular.
(Visited 19 February 2014).
In a very historic and pleasant part of town, this large bar with lots of seating has both locals and tourists alike. Service was very good and helpful, let us sample a ton. Taster flights available for their stuff, but not guest taps. Didnít eat and prices were OK. A nice stop if you are around, but local beers and nothing special.
This place is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Savannah; that said, it seems more tourist trap than quality brewpub. Beers, food, and service was all mediocre at best. Decent number of beers on tap that covered a variety of styles, but all were underwhelming. The outdoor beer garden was pretty nice, especially for warm-weather days. Probably worth 1 visit if you want to net 12 or so ratings, but youíll likely have no desire to come back.
Visited for lunch on 7/8/14. Iím probably this kind of placeís worst nightmare, a beer snob with my wife and two kids under 6 years old in tow! Place was fairly crowded but we were seated almost immediately. Waitress was very friendly and attentive. I ordered the The Bomb Dry Irish Stout to start off. My beer was brought out promptly, as well as waters for the kids and my wife. The beer was one of the best Irish Stouts I have ever had! We ordered lunch, which took about 20 minutes. My burger was huge and quite delicious. My wife doesnít remember exactly what she ordered (this was a few weeks ago), but remembered thinking it was very good. Kids had chicken fingers with veggies. Chicken finger portions were generous and the veggies, (broccoli and carrots, I believe), were fresh tasting and also a generous portion. Before I finished my Irish Stout, the waitress was there to see if I needed another. I opted for the Lunar Lander IPA, which was a very solid IPA. Yelp gave me a $3 off coupon for checking in. While showing the coupon to our waitress my 5 years old daughter asked if she could have a pickle, which then prompted my 2 year old son to ask for one as well. The waitress was super friendly and was able to take my coupon and bring both kids pickle spears, which made them very happy. Great service, great food, and most importantly great beer! I could have spent all day here. I will definitely be back next time I am in Savannah!
Of course the ambiance is great - itís Savannah! Beer was a little disappointing, as was the knowledge of our server. Food was creole hot, but tasty. (Hard to rate beer, though, when your mouth is a little numb). A decent place in an expensive city.
The best brewpub in Savannah. Being the only brewpub in the city and its location on the touristy riverfront, I was a little worried about its quality, but it actually turned out to be a great place. It has a gorgeous outdoor patio and bar (the bar does have a roof) which is great in the warm weather. They had about 8 house taps (tasty beers including. 3 IPAs, a IIPA, dry stout, Belgian pale ale, and a couple others) and they also had 5-6 guest taps (nothing too exciting). The beers were better than I expected. I didnít have any food, nor did most patrons, so Iím not sure of its quality. Overall, not a spot to be missed- the beer is great and itís Savannahís only brewpub!
Bit of a tourist trap on the street for that in Downtown. Inside is dark, a little cramped, and didnít smell great. The bar is right at the front door and feels like itís in the way. Luckily there is an outdoor patio that looks like a nice spot when the weather is nice. Beer wasnít amazing, but much better than the ratings had me expecting. You can get a solid enjoyable pint or two easily. Worth a stop if youíre in Savannah.
I always stop in here while visiting Savannah. This is another place right near the main heart of the historic district and basically across the street from the riverwalk area, so itís a good place to stop in for a to-go beer since there are no open container laws in the historic district. I usually hang at the outside bar, but the inside restaurant part is a little nice. The outside bar and biergarten has a more chill hang feel to it, and they will project big sports events and movies, etc. on the big wall outside. Last visit they had the World Series on.
The service is usually prompt and friendly and they can tell you about their beers.
Good selection - usually lots of their own beers on tap outside, almost always a new one or two, and a few guest taps that are often local or high-quality brews.
I have not eaten while there, actually.
Average to slightly high prices for the brews.
Overall, itís a good stop while youíre in town. Because of the location and the fact that they have pretty decent beers and usually something new, Iíll be stopping by every time Iím in town.