SweetWater Brewing Company

SweetWater Brewing CompanySweetWater Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar

195 Ottley Drive NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30324
United States

(404) 691-ALES | map

No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate

View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by engineerkate:
Photo of engineerkate
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I've been to their old place and their "new" place.

They have a very nice tasting room. My main fault with it is that it is very loud and could use some sound absorbing materials. It does tend to get very busy, I recommend getting there early. They have a nice outdoor space. They often have live bands and food trucks present.

The brewery tour is pretty impressive to me, because I've seen where they came from. You see all their tanks, their refrigerated storage, and their bottling line.

Wish I could go more often.

 523 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Profundobaso
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited Atlanta a few weeks ago, and this was definitely a must stop for me. The location is a little hard to find and definitely hard to reach (impossible) without a car. Their hours are also very short, but the place was completely packed.

The tasting room has a great vibe and a ton of people, and their tour is a really good value (six 6-oz pours of your choice + a tour for $12). Most of the beers are good, and their Dank Tank really produces some interesting beers, though it could be a hit or miss kind of thing. The tours were very casual and informative.

Would have appreciated if they extended their hours a little bit, but otherwise I have no complaints. Would definitely be back if I had the chance.

 714 characters

Photo of Genx
4.14/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jimbrinkruff
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Photo of RHF711
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Irish57
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of bumatnet
4.86/5  rDev +20.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Denniscl
3/5  rDev -25.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Ordered an IPA at a sports bar that doesn't have IPA on tap. They brought me this APA which is surprisingly hoppy. Its pretty good.

133 characters

Photo of Hayden34
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25

I was actually extremely surprised by the selection on-hand at Sweetwater. I expected the usuals but when I visited they actually offered 4 brewery only exclusives which were very good. The service was fast, but the bartenders were not friendly at all and some just looked annoyed to be working. And the place was SOOOOOO crowded. Granted it was a Saturday afternoon, and I expected a crowd, but it was much worse than I expected.

 434 characters

Photo of DevWand
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Uncledoobz
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Johnjason2211
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Sweet water beer company is a very solid company with great tasting beers . The newest one I had was going coastal an IPA with pineapple . Great beer .

 152 characters

Photo of dlawler360
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of winehead247
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75

Photo of Mitchmoore12
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

What a great place! For 10 bucks you get a 12oz/pint glass and six samples of beer on tap on the serving room. The tours are short but very cool! The vibe was great, lots of laughter and smiles. It was very loud inside and out because it was the Friday evening mega crowd. The beer selection wasn't all that great but they just incorporated a new small batch program that only brews a 15bbl batch of brew by the brewers there. This small batch is never bottled and is only sold on tap at the brewery, once it's gone it is gone. Overall an awesome place with good vibes and great beer for an amazing price!

 605 characters

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PerfecTool
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of actual_mentat
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great beer, band, and vibe. Informative, impressive tour. Free parking.

71 characters

Photo of mah0019
4.06/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Fun place to hang out. Had about 8 of their beers on tap. Tour was really fun, had a great guide. GA brewery laws suck so you have to "buy a tour" but you get a glass and tokens for 6 pours- 6oz each. However if you want more, you just "buy another tour." The system isn't the brewery's fault, but does suck compared to those in AL, where you just buy on demand.

 362 characters

Photo of thatche2
3.82/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

I've been here several times over the past years. The brewery has grown so much I need to base my review on the most recent couple of visits. Lively, relatively young crowds are characteristic. Live music is frequent. There's plenty of space, especially if the weather is good or the upstairs bar is open. Excellent tours of their impressive facility. Always a good mix of beers on tap (with an excellent selection at one of their special events) served by friendly and knowledgeable personnel.

 501 characters

Photo of 86sportster883
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This is a must stop for any beer enthusiast visiting Atlanta. While there are a lot of good beer destinations in ATL, this place is the real deal. Authentic southern craft brewer from 97 that continues to pump out good beer and increase its distribution. Maybe ATL was late to the craft brew scene, but SWB was there at the start (at least for GA). Great vibe, great people, and good to excellent beers (try their IPA). I only gave a lower score on the selection because what they were serving was limited to what's commercially viable, vs. having a selection of one offs at the brewery itself. That said, they did have a the Hash Session IPA on cask, which was great, although served a little colder than expected.

 715 characters

Photo of Hogbrew02
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ctufano
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

They have most of their traditional store available beers for pour. They will sometimes have a few of the lesser available. You get a glass + some drink tickets for 10 bucks. Tours are good. Several tasting rooms (outside patio, original building two bars, new construction up stairs two bars). Upstairs bars have large windows overlooking shop floor. Enjoy going when I'm back in town. Wish the hours werent so shitty now though.

 430 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta, GA
3.86 out of 5 based on 16,632 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.