Travlr (2484) Washington, Washington DC | July 1, 2011| Updated April 8, 2014
At first I thought it was a bit strange when the server brought me 5 beer samples in black plastic cups, about 2 ounces each, on a plastic plate. But when she told me they were free I was much happier. The beers were mediocre, the food not too exciting. But ya hafta like free beer
I had a layover in this airport... for 6 hours. In those 6 hours I managed to walk up and down every terminal, get a place tick, try some 420 Pale Ale, and get food poisoning at the Friday’s (or Chili’s or some piece of crap). I should have just gone in here when I first started wandering since when I did finally arrive several planes had just landed and the place was packed. Service was very slow, naturally. Prices were kind of steep, naturally. The place was impossible to navigate with the suitcases everywhere, naturally. I guess if you’re stuck in this airport for 6 hours then stop here and have a beer but several of the other bars in the very same airport have some of the Sweetwater beers (granted only one or two of the more popular ones) and without as much of the hassle.
Decent bar atmosphere with good staff. Beer prices and quality were pretty good. Food and food prices were horrible. Considering the good food in this airport I am surprised at the crap they served. Drink here and eat elsewhere.
(Visited 11/2011): Sweetwater’s airport pub is located in concourse B of ATL.
The atmosphere is typical of pretty much every airport restaurant/bar: Loud, cramped and busy. The bar is in the back with some TVs behind it, and there is some Sweetwater breweriana, a mural and merch on the walls which is a nice touch, as is the tin ceiling. Table seating outside the bar area.
The beer selection includes 5 Sweetwater options, one being a seasonal. There are also around 10 bottles.
Service again typical for an airport. Under staffing seems to be the norm, and basic knowledge of the beers.
Food is decent for airport grub. Our sandwiches were not spectacular but got the job done.
Overall I always have an "any port in a storm" mentality when it comes to airports and finding a brewpub represented is always a welcome sight. I would definitely visit here on future visits.
Bit surprised to see this one in the database. Had a layover, figured i’d grab a beer. They had 3 Sweetwater on (420, IPA, Blue) and very straightforward HMS Host airport food. In terminal B. The service was quite attentive, and friendly.
52 = ★ (Borderline whether this should be on the site)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
It is so nice to have a good option for beer in an airport. All the standard lineup is available with one tap that rotates for the seasonals.Prices are obviously too high just like every airport bar in America. The terminal B location has more space but seems to have more foot traffic based on my two trips here. The terminal A location has a smaller menu and less space, but the same beers. It found it easier to get a seat at Terminal A. Either way, Sweetwater’s draft houses are the prime option for having a beer in this airport.
A very crammed bar that’s in a particularly active part of the airport. This spot was very popular during my lunchtime visit. There was a pretty big queue of people waiting to be seated the entire time I was there. The food’s passable and the beer’s OK, but you’d have to be crazy to wait to eat here given the abundance of options in the immediate vicinity. As for the beer list, it’ll induce a shrug for most visitors. There’s 6 Sweetwater beers on tap plus a couple of macros like Dos Equis and Coors Lights. 5 of the Sweetwater beers were core offerings, so power raters won’t get much joy here. I don’t think bottles are available. Food consisted of sandwiches and salads. Prices weren’t terrible considering the location. My bartender was friendly but way overextended. Overall, Atlanta’s airport isn’t a beer haven. Don’t kill yourself to visit this place.