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: GenDV138 (1) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: 3

Sweetwater Tavern - Merrifield

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Beer Available At Sweetwater Tavern - Merrifield (arranged by most recent)
Sweetwater Tavern Black Stallion Oatmeal Stout 69, Sweetwater Tavern Rode Hard Ale 74, Sweetwater Tavern Helles out of Dodge Lager 53, Sweetwater Tavern Great American Pale Ale 74, Sweetwater Tavern Naked River Low Carb Light 7, Sweetwater Tavern Straight Shooter Stout 79, Sweetwater Tavern Pale Face Summer Wheat Beer 57
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26 reviews for Sweetwater Tavern - Merrifield
 Ambiance  62%
 Service  74%
 Selection  47%
 Food  79%
 Value  66%
 Overall  60%
 Rating  62%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
Drake  (609) 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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 6/20
Bierkrug  (312) , | 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
allfreej  (76) Louisville, Kentucky | August 1, 2008
The place was packed on a Wednesday night with a predominately after-work crowd. Managed to find a seat at the bar. The bartender was friendly, but not particularly attentive. The venitlation system in the place was greatthe guy next to me lit a cigarette, and I was about to relocate, when I noticed I couldnít detect any smoke odor at allit was all being sucked up into the overhead vents far above. The biggest drawback was the noiseit was downright awful. The food was good, but pricy. The only thing that really recommends the place was its location across the street from the hotel I was staying at for my business trip.
  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 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
3fourths  (1471) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
Aurelius  (136) 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.
  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 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83  (239) 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 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
KUEric  (122) San Francisco, California | 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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