Service Brewing Co.

The Service Brewery project called for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of a circa-1900 vacant warehouse building on the Savannah River. The architectural improvements enhanced the historic industrial qualities of the building and added a contemporary aesthetic, transforming the structure from a dilapidated eyesore into a state-of-the-art brewery and commercial destination. In the years since its completion, Service Brewery has become a major catalyst for the revival of West River Street.

Renovations focused on both interior and exterior elements. The existing entry was reconfigured and clad with horizontal, salvaged wood panels, corrugated metal panels, and new storefront entry doors and windows. A 15-by-20-foot grain silo (for beer production) at the western perimeter of the property allowed for additional building signage, while stacked shipping containers inside the warehouse provided a backdrop for the bar and additional service and meeting space within.

Savannah, Georgia
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HSF Historic Preservation Award, 2015