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

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


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

Mayor: radagast83 (2) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 3

Sweetwater Tavern - Merrifield

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Beer Available At Sweetwater Tavern - Merrifield (arranged by most recent)
Sweetwater Tavern Straight Shooter Stout 79, Sweetwater Tavern Pale Face Summer Wheat Beer 57, Sweetwater Tavern Naked River Low Carb Light 7, Sweetwater Tavern Great American Pale Ale 77, Sweetwater Tavern Gold Rush Ale 45
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26 reviews for Sweetwater Tavern - Merrifield
 Ambiance  62%
 Service  74%
 Selection  47%
 Food  79%
 Value  66%
 Overall  61%
 Rating  64%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
epf33  (14) Fairfax, Virginia | February 24, 2008
amazing beer selection! amazing food! just a bit too noisy
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner  (83) San Ramon, California | March 5, 2008
Good food, excellent service and decent beers. For this traveling Californian this place had everything I didnít expect to find in the DC-Contractor Belt.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21  (46) Atlanta, Georgia | August 14, 2007
Lunch on a saturday was quiet and nice. Go here any evening and the puppy is packed out. Decent food although a little pricey. Beers are decent but all made to appease a wider audience which is fine. A brew pub needs to make money after all. Waitress was cute, sorry forgot her name already, and knowledgeable but awkward about the beers. Had the sampler and enjoyed the stout the best.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45  (109) Mount Dora, Florida | August 29, 2010
We went here while visiting a friend in the area. The place was absolutely packed on a Saturday night but apparently thatís a regular thing. The place is big; decent sized bar area, lots of TVs. Tried a few of the beers they had on tap, nothing spectacular or boundary stretchers, but they were all solid. The food was surprisingly excellent. More than just typical pub food and it was very well done. I was impressed with the service as well. No small brewpub vibe but a very fun place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83  (210) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (803) San Diego, California | 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138  (272) Falls Church, Virginia | March 15, 2014
Only been once in the bar area but plenty of times in the dining area with family. Good amount of dining seating and a decent sized bar with three sides plus some outer seats. Fills up around happy hour and dinner rush. Only 5 of their house beers on tap with 2 staples and 3 rotating selections, I believe they have bottles of macros as well. House beers are average to good, occasionally a gem on tap. Food has always been top notch and the fish special is always a favorite of mine. No complaints with service, generally good and attentive. Come here with the food in mind and the beer mostly as a compliment.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
holzbrew  (3) , Virginia | June 9, 2009
From steak to ribs to fish the menu at Sweetwater is fantastic. They brew their own beer and usually have several year-round selections. Of the year round selections the Pale Ale is definitely a crowd pleaser and its definitely a solid beer. The seasonal selections can be hit or miss, but recently their spring bock (or maibock) was surprisingly tasty. In summary its not a cheap place to eat and drink, but its also not going to break the bank. I live close by and probably go once a month. Great food and sometimes great beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Nate  (291) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer  (82) Arlington, Virginia | December 2, 2013
Located in a strip mall. Always very crowded. Food is decent, staff is slow, and the beers are ok especially with the sizable pours on the samplers.

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