Great American Restaurants (GAR) is a collective of high quality restaurants located across Northern Virginia. GAR’s first restaurant, Picco’s, was formed in 1974 and since then the collective has continued to grow in size and success.
Sweetwater Tavern is one of the nine different restaurants apart of the GAR group. Sweetwater has three locations in Merrifield, Centreville and Sterling. It’s menu features western inspired foods and classic American favorites. Apps, salads, soups, entrees and deserts are all available for your enjoyment. The thing that makes Sweetwater so special though are the handcrafted brews that they offer.
You can’t drink fresher beer than what comes from the tank at the Sweetwater brewery! They have fresh, crisp homemade beer brewed on the premises by Joe Schineller, a professional brewer with over 20 years’ experience, Jonathan Blake, and Aaron Emery. They rotate their handcrafted beers throughout the year to satisfy every beer drinker whether you are looking for a light brew or bold, assertive flavor.
Sweetwater Tavern and GAR have received numerous awards. In 2003 and 2005, GAR was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by The Washingtonian magazine. GAR was also listed in the 2014 “Top Places to Work” ranking done by The Washington Post. In 2006, Sweetwater Tavern was named “Favorite Restaurant” by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington.