The Distillery | Savannah, Georgia
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The Distillery
Excellent based on 30 ratings
Type: Restaurant (see listing)

416 West Liberty Street
Savannah, Georgia United States 31401 [ print map ]
912 236 1772

distillerysavannah.com

Hours: M-Th 11-1; F-Sat 11am-3am; Su noon-9pm


Mayor: drowland (2) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: ~50


The Distillery

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Beer Available At The Distillery (arranged by most recent)
Red Brick HopLanta 62, Coastal Empire Savannah Brown Ale 79, Cigar City Hopped on the High Seas IPA (Hop #529) 91, Wrecking Bar Jemmy Dean Breakfast Stout 96, Red Hare Long Day Lager 40, Coastal Empire Tybee Island Blonde 49, Three Heads Java Sutra Coffee Porter 92, Carolina Brewery Flagship India Pale Ale 69, Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout 98, New Holland el Mole Ocho 83, Cisco Island Reserve Saison Farm House Ale 74, Anderson Valley Rosy Barl Sour 74, Westbrook Gose 97, Lagunitas Sucks 100, Southbound Iron Lion Pale Ale , BridgePort Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout 86, Brunehaut Abbaye de Saint-Martin Brune 86, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Warlock 98, Allagash Yakuza 96, Allagash Midnight Brett 98
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30 reviews for The Distillery
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  78%
 Selection  81%
 Food  73%
 Value  73%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  91%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
changeup45  (109) Mount Dora, Florida | August 24, 2011
We went to this place for lunch on a hot Monday afternoon while visiting Savannah. We didnít go during peak season so the city as a whole wasnít super crowded but this place still had a few groups or so for lunch on this day. First off, I like the vibe, an old restored building with dim lighting and designed as "prohibition style". They had 21 or so beers on tap, and there was enough of a selection right there for me to find something good so honestly I didnít even check out what they had in bottles. They advertise 99 different bottles in the brochure. Obviously, the goal is to cater to the craft beer enthusiast and they even have a sign that states they do not sell crap with a list of, uhh, crap. The service was pretty good. After taking a minute to glance over the draft list the waitress did ask me if it looked foreign because all they served was craft beer. Perhaps they get that a lot. Anyway, onto the food, which was really good. I was impressed. I had the Drunken Ham Sandwich (cool name), which was really tasty and my wife had some tuna thing with a southern twist which she said was very good. The menu consists of mostly typical pub fare but not at all limited with some specialties for the region (such as Georgia shrimp). I had a really good time at The Distillery and would definitely recommend it if you are visiting Savannah.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 9, 2014
Definitely Savannahís best beer bar. Although the Georgia beer scene leaves much to be desired, this place manages to get a pretty decent tap list. There are a number of local breweries featured- Carolina, Coastal Empire, Red Brick, Red Hare, and Wrecking Bar and some other American breweries, with just 2 international (BrewDog and Delerium). The place is definitely dedicated to providing great craft brew for the city and they donít serve the big macros. It is a large space with a small amount of outdoor seating, a large indoor bar and seating area. 2 large TVs in front of the bar. Prices are sweet- most beers are $2 during happy hour (pretty hard to beat), regular pricing is mostly $5-7. They have bottled beer too, nothing too exciting that I saw. The food is pretty good with a slight emphasis on seafood, but they also have really good salads (the Savannah chicken salad was quite good). Overall it was a fun place to grab a beer and certainly had the best selection of Savannah bars.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon  (9) Toronto, | March 16, 2014
A pub with a focus on craft beer. Their tagline? "No crap. Just craft." Good draft list with a decent selection of local and regional brews, including some oddball ones. Food was tasty pub fare that did better than average. The staff were all friendly and our waitress had a good grasp on her beers. Ambiance was very meh pub style, but thatís fine. Worth a try.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
drowland  (172) Valdosta, Georgia | November 16, 2013
One of my absolute favorite stops in Savannah. Nice place, well-lit, old-timey in a way, can be hipsterish depending on who is working and the clientele. Nice place, though.

I have sat both at a table and at the bar and was served promptly by a friendly person. The bartenders tend to know more about the brews than the servers, but it depends on who you get.

Always a great list of stuff on tap. If youíre from out of town, like me, youíre bound to find something local or at least something you havenít had.

Great food. I often try to get the special that day and itís always great.

Average to slightly high prices, I would say.

Overall, this is one of those "must stop" places in town for a beer person, I would say. Also, it is technically in the historic district, so you can get a to-go cup and walk around town with your beer. There is no open container laws as long as you are in the historic district.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
legion242  (113) Richardson, Texas | October 10, 2013
Very cool looking inside. Distracted but friendly service. The food was excellent.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Caytinator  (97) Tucson, Arizona | October 9, 2013
Ok, so I REALLY liked this place. Went here on a Monday (all-day happy hour!). Cool vibe, with TVs split between playing old movies and sports. Dimly lit, but not too dark. They serve 1/2 pints (awesome), but even better, they only change 1/2 price for 1/2 pints! The staff is generous with tastes, as well. The selection is very very good (rodenbach grand cru on tap, fool) and evidently carefully chosen, nicely split between locals, regionals, nationals, and internationals. If Iím in Savannah, Iím there.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (358) Croydon, England | August 26, 2013
Distillery is probably the beer spot in town. We visited with friends for dinner and drinks. The have along bar on the left side of the place and the rest being table seating. Most interesting tap selection in town I would say. Spent my time drinking Westbrook, Founders and Terrapin, so was a happy man. Very tasty pub-style food, especially the fried pickles! A Savannah must-visit.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick  (106) Cincyucky, Kentucky | June 19, 2013
They were showing Nosferatu, ínuff said. Friendly, helpful but not overly knowledgeable (a server after all and not a bartender). Decent tap selection though I did not look at the bottle list. Good food, but donít go there looking for fresh seafood. I recommend it.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (677) Columbus, Ohio | February 18, 2013
(Visited 01/2013): The Distillery is located in downtown Savannah a few blocks from the river on West Liberty. There is street parking in the surrounding area and a lot by the building.

The interior features a long bar along the left and table seating in the remainder of the space. Pretty brick and chalkboard art above the entrance (including notes like "No Crap. Just Craft"). The Three Stooges were playing on the TVs in the bar.

The Distillery has 21 beers on tap from breweries like Coastal Empire, Red Brick, Oskar Blues, Uinta and New Belgium. At least 50 in bottles from brewers like Cigar City, Clown Shoes, Bruery, Terrapin and Sweetwater.

Service at the bar on a relatively slow weekday afternoon was great. The bartender clearly knew his beers and was very particular on serving them correctly.

We did not have any food on our visit.

All in all this is a great beer bar to visit in Savannah.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog  (697) Hampton, Virginia | July 25, 2012
Pretty standard American pub. The staff isnít very inviting and although I didnít think it was all that stellar, the beer selection was among the best I found in Savannah. The food was OK, but not enough to make yearn for more.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
tia  (72) Sandston, Virginia | June 30, 2012
Casual- lots of wood and a quasi-western theme. A little noisy- but thatís ok on a Friday night. Tasty junk food (mmm... bologna burger). Friendly and seemingly knowledgeable service. Twenty-one taps of a variety of craft and even more in the bottles. Prices average for beer- but they do have a "cheap eats" food menu.

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