Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting at 5:30pm you can go on a tour and drink 3 beers for $7. On most visits expect to be in a crowd of 100 to 200, and bring lawn chairs if you don’t want to stand. The last time I visited was on a Monday, and it was nearly empty. It is generally a younger crowd, but there are people of all ages and many bring their dogs. There is standing room outside, and a new indoor bar with bathrooms. I went summer 2005 and had several beers to choose from including the Summer Hummer. On the last visit there were only 3 beers available. (420, Exodus, Blue) There is frequently live music, and it is almost always a good time.
This is a pretty cool place, went there for first time 4-6-09 for their "better late than never" X-Mas party! Had a live band and lot’s of people there. Mellow mushroom had awesome $1 slices of pizza. Will come back again on a regular day to see how it is. Pretty cool that you can bring your K-9’s w/ you there.
This is a brewery, but has a large tasting room and patio. A very popular hangout, where you can get cheap, reasonably good beer. The ambiance in the tasting room is minimal. Concrete floors and a few sparse decorations. It is crowded and noisy. The service is nonexistent, but the bartender was friendly and generous (probably overly so). For the price, you get plenty of beer and a fun time.
I went a couple of years ago, and from I remember, it was a combination of yuppies, Georgia Tech fucks, and a modicum amount of beer lovers. The Tech kids are fucking annoying. They are there just to be seen there. I don’t really understand the afore mentioned point on a philosophical level, but I can understand wanting to be around people, as opposed to just being seen. They didn’t have a special tap, or cask of anything while I was there. These Atlanta-based breweries are really cookie cutter places if you ask me. If you go to Sweetwater you’ve practically been to them all despite subtle differences. Meh...Sweetwater beer is mediocre, and the people that patronize the brewery are complete fuck-tards, because maybe 1% actually take the time to dedicate themselves to craft brewing. Prices are decent I must say. Just a warehouse with a tasting room, and then a brewery, as others have mentioned, as it should be. Coming here doesn’t stand out as an exceptional experience.