Sweetwater Tavern - Merrifield | Falls Church, Virginia
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Sweetwater Tavern - Merrifield
Good based on 26 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

3066 Gatehouse Plaza
Falls Church, Virginia United States 22042 [ print map ]
703 645 8100

greatamericanrestaurants.com/sweetwater/merrifield

Hours: Su-Mo 11:30a-11p; Tu-Th 11a-11p; Fri-Sat 11a-12a;


Mayor: radagast83 (4) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 3


Sweetwater Tavern - Merrifield

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Sweetwater Tavern Midnight Rider Black IPA , Sweetwater Tavern Buffalo Tooth Old Ale 63, Sweetwater Tavern Red Tape Ale 35, Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial Stout 99, Sweetwater Tavern Last Chance Lager 72, Sweetwater Tavern Happy Trails Christmas Ale 29, Sweetwater Tavern Naked River Low Carb Light 8, Sweetwater Tavern Gold Rush Ale 44, Sweetwater Tavern Kokopelli India Pale Ale 74, Sweetwater Tavern Wits End 58, Sweetwater Tavern Great American Pale Ale 77, Sweetwater Tavern Ghost Town Pumpkin Ale 32, Sweetwater Tavern Helles out of Dodge Lager 51, Sweetwater Tavern Bishops Pass Ale 57, Sweetwater Tavern Barking Frog Ale 29
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26 reviews for Sweetwater Tavern - Merrifield
 Ambiance  62%
 Service  74%
 Selection  47%
 Food  79%
 Value  66%
 Overall  61%
 Rating  64%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr  (1374) Washington, Washington DC | March 16, 2012
Everyone around me was drinking Miller Lite and Bud Lite, except for the guy next to me who ordered a Guinness - even though they had a dry Irish stout brewed on premises. Do people know what a brewpub is? Or do they just let TV commercials make all their decisions for them? Holy shit, America! Get a clue!!! OK, now thats offmy chest, this place was similar to other SweetwTer locations, except they served their beer ice cold - I mean with actual bits of ice floating in it. Other than that, generic strip mall brewpub.
50
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths  (1270) Boulder, Colorado | January 9, 2008| Updated January 21, 2013
Ugh. Every one of these places has the same crowd - the boring office drones who come here for a night out of drinking, but in their safe little suburban way. It was crowded with these folks, but the bartenders were fantastic anyway - they have to be since these crowds usually tip well. So I sat there soaking in the atmosphere of this dead and boring crowd, wishing I was somewhere else. Drank my one beer in a quieted rush and got the heck out of there. Man, the WASPy suburban crowd just loves places like this.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (584) Hanover, Maryland | January 22, 2012
A large, open brewpub in the DC Metro area with two sister pubs. The food is pretty good and reasonably priced. The service is efficient though uneducated. There are typically 5 or 6 house beers available. Even if they look busy, stop by because they turn over tables very quickly.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
Drake  (453) Free Union, Virginia | May 5, 2009
This is the second Sweetwater location that Iíve visited. Itís quite cozy inside, seating wise, but with high ceilings and a large window adding some light it seemed a bit more open. I showed up around lunchtime and the place was absolutely packed. There was a 20-30 minute wait for a table so I opted for the bar. The beers were solid, but none really stood out. The people here were exceptionally friendly, as they were at the Centreville location. Customer service must be a real emphasis at this company. I did not order food.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 6/20
Bierkrug  (306) Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany | September 2, 2008| Updated September 14, 2008
As others have written this place was packed. Service is good at the bar, slow at the tables. Typical American ice cream parlor flavored brewery. Beers were middle of the road. They change them too often to realy perfect them. Not a place to relax or talk in.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Nate  (269) Indiana, Pennsylvania | August 15, 2010
Stopped in to try the beer. Food looked good, but Iíd just eaten lunch. Good service at the bar - they try to make it friendly. Small amount of beer available, but of decent quality. Really liked the wit. Wouldnít mind going back for a meal.
46
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
argo0  (209) Washington DC | November 11, 2004
Good food, ok beer with, as Dan noted, a very limited selection on any given visit. Good service, busy place.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83  (148) Fairfax, Virginia | May 3, 2007
Happy hour time or so, before 6pm. Sat at the bar. Had a wonderful bartender. Other bartenders were nice as well, and had wonderful conversations with everyone. Gave advice on which beers he (the bartender) liked most, and let me sample some of them. Loved the decor, and thought that the atmosphere was fantastic. Like all other Great American resturants, the food is great.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
KUEric  (119) Washington, Washington DC | August 21, 2006
Went inbetween lunch and dinner. Sat at the bar, where I was waited on attentively by a goodlooking bartender. Ceasar salad was very very good. The entire place was much lighter, brighter, cleaner and nicer than most all other chain brewpubs. Is a nce date type of place, only fairly typical chain/themed ambiance. The beer however is average, selection weak.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
Aurelius  (118) Tallahassee, Florida | September 20, 2007
Crowded, but clean. Beers were lackluster and commercial. Menu is a bit limited. Food was pretty good and the fried stuff came out very hot and crisp. Donít go out of your way, but not bad.

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