Theydon_bros and I stopped in to get a Georgia state place tick (since my Atlanta airport place tick is only borderline counts). Stopped in early, shortly after opening and were just about the only customers in the place. Sitting at the bar you can’t see much of the restaurant the way it’s laid out. The brewery was off to the one side and the tables and the bathrooms were on the other side.
They had about 10 taps or so, most of which were meh. I think the honey habanero cask might have been the best of the bunch. The server was friendly enough and the prices weren’t bad but the beer isn’t really worth making the trip for.
Now, what is worth making the trip for is the city of Savannah. Each block has a small park in the middle, so driving through that area is tough but there are tons of statues and other non-beer(degenerate) things to look at. I wouldn’t mind spending a day or two in this area to get a little bit of culture. I’d probably find a different brewery to drink at though.
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. Didn’t eat and prices were OK. A nice stop if you are around, but local beers and nothing special.
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).
Downtown Savannah setting for this brew pub. You can see the river while looking out the front windows as you eat and sample the eight beers currently available. The beers came out near room temperatrue, but that did not seem to distract from the fine brews produced here. The food is great with a nice selection of seafood and then your standard pub fare. Prices are very reasonsable given the setting.
Visited on the late morning of 19/02/15 just after opening. Sat at the bar with Brorino and we pretty much had the place to ourselves whilst we worked our way through a tasting flight. 7 or 8 beers on tap including a cask line. Typical old skool brew pub range and quality. No obvious defects in the beers ... just a bit on the bland side. The place is certainly more eatery than a drinking den and most of the tables were laid out ready for lunch. Service was friendly and the girl chatted to us at the bar, that said she had no one else to concern her until a couple of diners showed up just before we left.
Didn’t try the food but beer wise it was just fine ... rock up .. do tasting tray in half an hour ..... move on kind of a place.
(Visited 01/2013): Moon River Brewing Company is in downtown Savannah on West Bay right by the river in the historic district. Street parking is available in the surrounding streets, and there are a couple garages in walking distance.
The interior features a large segmented room with the wraparound bar immediately past the host stand in the center. There is table and booth seating on the right, and more in the rear. The brewing equipment is behind glass along the left wall. Funky artwork on the walls, and some merch in the rear.
Moon River has around 10 of their beers on tap, and they offer a moon-shaped sampler. The beers are decent for the most part and include a lot of common styles plus a couple interesting brews like Jasmine Saison and OMG (Oh My Grapefruit) on my visit.
Service on our slow lunch visit was good. The server was knowledgeable about the beers and friendly.
Food at Moon River is pretty good, both my colleague and I enjoyed our lunch.
Great brewpub, great staff, great location. Brewmaster tries hard to create a lineup of decent standards and beefed-up seasonals including some barrel-aged brews and cask ales. They are going beyond the call of duty, taking the beers more seriously than they need to considering the wealth of tourist dollars spent here. But in spite of that it’s a local’s place too and lots of regulars drink here. Bartenders drink at the bar when their shift is over and are very knowledgeable about the house beer and are humorously anti-macro. Oh! And the best is "Would you like that for here or to go?" You can get a beer in a plastic cup to go, it’s so civilized in Savannah.
Oakes (821) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2009
Definitely liked Moon River. Great bartenders who love beer, pimp beer and work hard to make sure you’re having a good time. The beer list is long, with some fine choices. The IPA is tasty and the BA Imperial Stout made us repeat visitors. I like the to-go option, too. Moon River surprised us.
I was focused on spending most of time here on this trip and I did indeed go multiple times on my vacation. However, it didn’t have the homeliest or most enthusistic atmosphere. Regardless, it is quite enjoyable and one of the more enjoyable stops on my trip. The swamp fox was memorable and menu looks quite good. I will eat dinner here on Friday, but as for now I’ve only consumed the beer. The layout is spacious and clean while the waiters provide efficient, friendly serivice. I have complaints about the location and did enjoy the beer well enough. I’d say it’s a must stop for a beer enthsiast visiting Savannah.