Sweetwater Tavern - Centreville

Mayor: bytemesis (1) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: 6
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis  (709) Sunnyvale, California | May 25, 2016
First stop. Needed dinner. Chain place with a kind of a chain brewpub feel to it, but not bad. C-shaped bar sunken in the middle is a nice touch. Core beers and a seasonal or two on tap. I ordered the ESB, which was middle of the road. Service was very friendly - they must have a corporate policy of asking your first name and using it during your stay. 50% off all burgers on Monday nights made a pretty solid burger a really good deal. Recommended as an overall place, just donít place the beer on a pedestal.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138  (321) Falls Church, Virginia | March 22, 2016
Only been to the Merrifield location before coming here, but it looks and performs pretty much the same. Just of off Route 28 south of I-66. Friendly service at the bar. Only five draft selections like Merrifield with two being their year round lighter staples. Available in pints, individual taster pours, or a full flight of five. Didnít try the food but I would assume itís identical in selection and quality to Merrifield. Okay stop if you happen to be passing by, otherwise Iíd recommend this as a place to go mainly for the food with the beer as a complement.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer  (175) Falls Church, Virginia | March 22, 2016
Clone of the Merrifield location - spacious, lots of wood, sort of a Westerny motif. 5 of their beers on tap; had individual tasters of the two I had not yet tried before. Flight of all five is available, but always features 2 or 3 of their standard blah offerings. Did not try the food at this location.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Foxbush  (118) Richmond, Virginia | November 9, 2014
This is a huge place. The service was excellent and fast. We had the Mahi Mahi and blue crab fritters. The Black IPA Midnight Rider was also good. The brewpub is easily located near RT 28. They exchange growlers and will not fill yours. Nice bar sunken in the floor.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
ads135  (232) Omaha, Nebraska | April 26, 2014
Has the atmosphere of a Gordon Biersch with the beers to match. Better food than comparable restaurants and an eclectic variety.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
radagast83  (267) Fairfax, Virginia | January 12, 2014
Strikingly similar to the Merrifield location that I frequent. Large, open, with a bar in the middle. Busy as all get out, per usual.

Same availability as other locations, which means 3 rotating taps and the same two universal, year round options. Skip the Naked River. Why do they still make the light beer option if the unadventurous just end up buying Miller, Bud or mixed drinks? While most of the drinks sold were their own offerings, there were more macro beers being consumed than Iíve ever seen at either location Iíve been to.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (2340) Washington, Washington DC | March 23, 2012| Updated March 16, 2014
Very similar to the other places, almost a clone. Food is the same. Slightly better choice of beers, but all served too cold Uberfriendly service. Most idiots around me were drinking bud or martinis.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (909) Escondido, California | April 2, 2011
This place was rather loud with country music on the Friday afternoon I visited. There were 5 house beers available, and the two I tried were solid offerings. I did not eat, but the menu is the same across their locations, and when I have eaten, it was average pub fare - nothing worth seeking out.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave  (27) San Antonio, Texas | December 25, 2010
Sweetwater Centerville is a great restaurant with a limited selection of their beers on tap. On my last visit there were only 5 beers available on tap despite having a ton listed on the menu. Food and service on the other hand were excellent as always... just as I remembered when I lived in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
maniac  (98) Baltimore, Maryland | May 17, 2009
Visited here on 05/16/2009. Huge cavernous room with the bar centered in the pit in the middle. Service was quick and the food was tasty. Only one new beer here as Iíve been to the Sterling location before and nothing too fancy was on tap here. Certainly worth stopping by if youíve not had anything from Sweetwater, though the samplers are a bit pricey at $8.

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