SweetWater Brewing Company

SweetWater Brewing CompanySweetWater Brewing Company
SweetWater Brewing CompanySweetWater Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar

195 Ottley Drive NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30324
United States

(404) 691-ALES | map
sweetwaterbrew.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.8
Beers:
70
Reviews:
4,514
Ratings:
17,867
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.16
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
159
pDev:
12.5%
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Reviews by jstone80:
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

I’ve been drinking their beer since the started brewing beer but I just visited the cornerstone of Atlanta craft beer. Well worth it. The space is fun and the beer was great. I can’t wait to visit again. I don’t know what took me so long

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Photo of joran
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

Photo of BigGold
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

The newly-expanded Taproom, with 24 taps at the large rectangular bar, plenty of other seating, big windows into the brewery and outside, and with a patio and beer garden now shaded/shielded (from afternoon sun and light industrial/warehouse neighborhood) by rapidly growing trees and other screening vegetation, is filled with people and (outside only) their pooches digging the scene, the beer and the limited but excellent food from the newly-opened kitchen.

The food is pub bites, salads and sandwiches, but excellent. The smoked corned beef on the sandwich by the same name is the best I have ever had outside of Montreal. Only quibble? The sandwich could use a little more of it. But again, in a town with a lot of breweries practically none of which offer food other than an occasional truck, SweetWater stands out.

SweetWater’s beers speak for themselves. All styles, seasonals and series are on tap, and there is a nice selection of reasonably-priced cellared bottles.

Service was more than adequate, although several bartenders were prone to get caught up in extended transactions with friends and acquaintances.

Tours depart the bar area regularly, but I did not join one. Parking is limited (with a valet option), but there is some street parking, and SweetWater is centrally located for ride services.

I will go back.

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Photo of Samnem
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of classixIII
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Grackos
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

The place is cool and the people great. The beer selection is small and their beers are so so.

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Photo of jmc65267
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of JasonLWest
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of austinbolger
5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CRAZY25
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of George1005
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

A real landmark brewery, that you need to visit no matter what. I was here on the last weekend of the crazy "Taprooms can serve pints, you pay for a tour and get a taster" laws in Georgia. I enjoyed the taproom but could've used a few more options. I've always never really like their beer, no matter the style. This is still a can't miss.

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Photo of GatorCoop
2.67/5  rDev -35.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

Not my favorite beer biter.

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Photo of USMC_ATLTrader
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Profundobaso
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of Genx
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
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 -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Irish57
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of bumatnet
4.86/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Denniscl
3/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

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Photo of Hayden34
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta, GA
Brewery rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 17867 ratings