7 Places for Craft Beer in Savannah

  • March 30, 2016
Photo by Pablo and Britt Photography

Photo by Pablo and Britt Photography

Besides our four local breweries that you should definitely visit, which include Service Brewing, Coastal Empire Beer Co., Moon River Brewing, and Southbound Brewing Co., there are several bars and restaurants that craft beer lovers should imbibe at when they need to quench their thirst for quality suds. These include:

Distillery Ale House

The original craft beer bar in Savannah, this spot has a wide-open layout, knowledgable beertenders who will talk shop with you, and a constant buzz of conversation without being overbearing. Also have an outdoor patio and upstairs bar where they do beer events occasionally.

Jen’s & Friends

This tiny bar always surprises craft beer fans since it’s touted as a martini bar with 300+ choices (which we also highly recommend, especially as an after-dinner drink). But, they take their beer seriously too with over 200 beers available. It’s popular for happy hour, so try to go before or after the typical 5pm crowd.

World of Beer

If you’re a beer lover, you already know that World of Beers have 500+ beers to chose from, with 20+ on draft. At this Savannah WOB location, they also have lots of fun events regularly like trivia, tap takeovers, loyalty events, and beer school, plus live music Thursdays through Saturdays. A lively vibe and a small outdoor seating area, too.

The Bier Haus

These guys are off the beaten path, but they have a great selection of craft imports and super fresh German food. Visit their page on BeerMenus.com to find their current tap list of 20 drafts and 1 cask, plus over 50 bottles.

Savannah Taphouse

The newest beer joint on our list, Savannah Taphouse is actually owned by Pittsburgh Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger, so (no surprise) it has a sports bar vibe and upscale bar food served alongside over 100 bottled beers and 40 taps.

Churchill’s Gastropub

Churchill’s recently made a few changes, including a new farm to table menu and expanded draft program with a focus on a wider range of craft beers. View their latest beer menu online and be sure to check out their rooftop patio and imported wood bar from England–both stunning.

Crystal Beer Parlor

Last but not least, Crystal Beer Parlor has been slinging suds since 1933. They’ve stayed dedicated to some of those old-fashioned beers with their throwback “Beers of our Fathers” menu, but they offer plenty of new breweries too, designating which are Savannah brews and which are Georgia beers, plus plenty of out-of-state options, too.