Moon River Brewing Co.

If you are in Savannah, you have an overwhelming number of options for bars and entertainment. I would recommend that you not stick to just one place, because this town is a bar hoppers delight, and you never have to walk far to get to the next great place. However, if you are looking for just one place to post up, or maybe looking for somewhere to begin your pub crawl, I would advise you to look no further than the Moon River Brewing Co.

At the time of this writing, Moon River has nine beers brewed in house. They have most of the bases covered including an IPA,  stout, wheat, a golden ale, pale ales, and more. Their beers have great names like “Slow-vannah” “Swamp Fox”, and my personal favorite, “Apparition Ale”.

We started off enjoying beers in the beer garden, which has ample outdoor seating and an inside bar. There is also a larger inside portion where you can sit and enjoy food while you watch the game on their many TV’s. The brewery is also located inside which you can see through a glass divider. Inside we enjoyed some light appetizers, oysters and stuffed mushrooms, which tasted fantastic. Our server was super friendly and we never had to wait when our glasses neared empty.

As the sun went down in Savannah, the beer garden at Moon River filled with live music. The band was Jon Lee’s Apparitions, and this is my second time seeing them live in as many visits to Savannah. This is blues music the way its meant to be heard, loud, electric, and with great soul singing.

Originally, we were going to swing into Moon River for a quick beer and appetizers, then move on to other locations. We did eventually leave, but it was several hours, and tasty beers, later. If you are looking for somewhere in Savannah to kick off a good night, or to end one, try the Moon River Brewing Co, you won’t regret it.

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1910 Public House


If you are looking for a great place to grab some drinks, look no further than the 1910 Public House. Downtown Lilburn may not seem like the first choice for dining and drinking when the Metro Atlanta area has so much to offer, but if you decide to give it a try, you might be surprised.

The downtown Lilburn area is quaint and pleasing to the eyes, and the 1910 Public House fits right in with its old school brick building. Inside the establishment, the style appears to be prohibition meets Georgia southern. When i visited, the clientele consisted of locals, with the age range being from 20’s to 40’s. I took a seat at the bar and ordered a signature dish and some drinks.

I started off with an ice cold draft beer called Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen. This was a great, full bodied, German wheat. I loved the taste, and the name seemed appropriate considering the styling of the bar. Next I ordered one of their signature drinks, The Rocketeer. The 1910 Public House’s menu states this cocktail consists of: “Aviation Gin, St. Elizabeth’s allspice dram, agave, peychaud’s bitters, torched lemon peel, & smoked pear”. It had a minty taste, though not overbearingly so, and my only complaint is that it didn’t last long.

Around the time I was ordering my next drink, my meal arrived. I ordered a signature meal, the Corn Pudding and Ale Battered Green Tomatoes. Even though the meal was a “small plate”, it was more food than a typical appetizer. The green tomatoes were, of course, fried, and they tasted great dipped in the zesty horseradish sauce.


Although I didn’t partake, they also have an impressive wine selection. Attached to the restaurant is the 1910 Market, which has coffee, breakfast, and lunch items. So if you had a long night at the bar, you don’t have to leave the building to get your coffee fix!

You can find the 1910 Public House’s website at