Monday 30th of January 2017 08:45:13 PM link
Overall, I'd agree with the majority of previous comments on this review board for Moon River. This brew pub is located right on the upper area of the River Walk in Savannah, GA. As a result, it is trying to capture tourists as are all the other restaurants in the area. As a result, the beer is fairly average, although when I was there they had about 12-14 beers on tap with a wide variety of their beers as well as a few guest taps.
The food was normal pub fare with a southern twist. I'd vote the food was better than the beer.
The place is worth a visit for a beer traveler however. Just not a place to go out of your way to visit.
I had both their normal IPA - Swamp Fox, as well as a version with added Rosemary. The rosemary addition added a nice touch to the IPA, but it was certainly not one of the better IPAs I've had. I preferred the Slow-vannah which was a Session IPA, it seemed to have a bit more hop character.
Also tried the Cosmic Terror Pale Ale and the porter, both were fairly average, not particularly memorable.
We were sitting at the bar on Christmas evening, it was quite busy and our bartender was excellent. She was busting her butt, but certainly could have used some help that evening!
Selection: 4.00 |
Atmosphere: 3.00 |
Service: 4.25 |
Sunday 20th of November 2016 07:11:27 PM link
"Moon River...your beer is not too bad
But it makes sad, to say
One Pale Ale...One Brown Ale
And way too many IPA's..."
With apologies to songwriter Henry Mancini, Moon River was a convenient stop for our 2-visit to Savannah in November, 2016 as part of a year-long odyssey through the good ol' USofA.
Convenient in that it was across the street from our hotel...next to JJ's Beer Bar and Churchill's and it was late afternoon and we didn't want to get back in the care to drive even 1 mile to find a place to eat.
Having said all that, Moon River fit the bill perfectly.
With a lovely Tripel on tap, plenty of good Southern cooking (fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs over trout, chicken and sausage creole) wife Persimmon's taste buds and mine were satisfied.
And, we even got a special entrance to the haunted downstairs. Featured on 2 of the nations's most watched "haunted" shows (I don't know what they are because I don't watch them) it was a cellar full of brick and a bit of wood and it was fascinating to be someplace while the other diners were enjoying their chips and salsa...both inside and outside in the 200+ seat beer garden.
Nevertheless, after a short drive in from Beaufort, South Carolina (40 miles away) on a clear, Fall day...Moon River refreshed.
The service was grand...the food delectable...the Tripel outstanding...the company excellent.
Moon River can't take all the credit...but it sure was claim part of the prize.
Selection: 2.25 |
Atmosphere: 4.5 |
Service: 3.25 |
Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 03:02:04 PM link
Moon River is a nice spot if you're passing through Savannah or if youre a local. Not somewhere to go out of the way to visit. They have a great variety of beers, surprisingly good food and good prices. However, the beer quality is just average.
If you do visit, make sure to try the Jasmine Saison. It is really creative and drinkable. Also great with food. A great perk about Moon River is that their beer sampler includes a 4oz pour of every beer (usually 11 beers) for $10.95. That sampler price is pretty much unbeatable!
Parking is hard to find but there is a very close garage for $2 an hour. Food is really good. Also, they didn't have it yet when we just visited (Jan '13) but they are building what looks like a large beer garden.
Selection: 3.5 |
Atmosphere: 4.5 |
Service: 4.75 |
Sunday 9th of August 2009 07:15:51 PM link
Stopped in here twice last week while in Savannah. The place is in an old building and has a lot of wood, bar, seats, tables, etc. On hot humid day even with AC going seems a little humid in there but I guess its expected to feel that coming from up north.
The beer selection was 6 from Moon and some four or five guest taps which where not listed on the beer menu or even made mention to me from the server. I drank a few different style from Moon and one guest tap from Brooklyn since I do not get to have that in Chicago. The moon beers were good but nothing said wow. I was surprised that they put an orange slice in the WIT beer i thought craft brewers frowned upon that.
The food was good and worth making the second stop to it. Had steamed Mussel which to me were good (honestly I do not have mussels often) All tho there sweet potato fries with vanilla dipping sauce were great and my kids couldn't get enough of them they also came with a raspberry sauce and a chipotle sauce both good. My wife had two different wraps and was happy with both.
Service was better the first time then the second but on that note the second time was more crowed and the girl seemed to be running a little more. Certainly if in Savannah stop in its worth the stop I think they could ramp up the beer a little...
Selection: 4 |
Atmosphere: 4.25 |
Service: 4.25 |
Wednesday 19th of December 2007 09:32:02 PM link
Stopped into Moon River since I was in Savannah to see what the place was all about. It was nearly impossible to find a parking place despite driving around for a half hour and that may explain the lack of a crowd during lunch hour. Later while stopping in for dinner the difficulty finding a spot was still apparent.
The beer selection was about 8 drafts as was stated earlier, but one was not on tap and the atmosphere was smoke free, at least during our visit. Our waiter was attentive and on target.
The food was just ok. It's a bit odd to need to add salt and pepper to the most basic of dishes, but it seems the kitchen is a bit light handed on spices.
Certainly a place to visit again, expansive and very nice, but hopefully the chef can kick it up a notch so that the dishes can stand on their own!
Selection: 3.75 |
Atmosphere: 4.25 |
Service: 4.5 |
Monday 6th of August 2007 04:03:11 PM link
This brewpub always has six or so of it's own beers on tap (usually at least an IPA, Porter, Wit, an Oktoberfest and a Kolsch) plus some excellent guest beers. These have included American craft double IPA's, Belgian tripples, cider and meads.
The seasonal and specials are very good. I especially like the Tater Beer (an amber beer made with 100% Munich malt and roasted sweet potatoes) and a Honey Bock that will blow you away.
You can join their QA Club and get happy hour prices all day long and get your beer in an extra large 22oz mug!
The brewhouse is right in the front and you can watch all the work underway.
The food is excellent and goes well with the beer selection.
They do allow smoking in some areas that tends to waft over to the dining area.
It is located in one of the most haunted locations in America.
Selection: 4.75 |
Atmosphere: 4.5 |
Service: 4 |