Moon River Brewery Once

Savannah #1 Hotel

Before being known as Savannah's first Micro Brewery (and restaurant) 21 West Bay Street was the site of Savannah's first hotel built by Elazer Early in 1821, it was a gathering spot for local notables as well as internationally famous persons such as: the marquuis de Lafayette, Naturalist James Audubon and national heros such as Genreal Winfield Scott. The City Hotel boasted the finest dining and libations in Savannah at that time! Sold in 1851 to Peter Wiltberger: To attract business to his newly renovated hotel, Wiltberger purchased and displayed a Lion and a Loiness caged in the lobby for all to see! Reportedly designed by the famous English architect William Jay; this beautiful example of Regency Style building has a dark and violent past....

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