SweetWater Beer Garden

Located next door to the Zoo’s all-new gourmet grilled cheese truck, the SweetWater Beer Garden features six rotating taps from Atlanta’s hometown craft brewery.  Whether you prefer a classic pale ale, hoppy IPA, or easy drinking lager, enjoy a cold beer and grab a snack before continuing your journey through the Zoo.  

Open seasonally, weather dependent


Charlie’s Choice: A Conservation Ale

With the help of Charlie, a member of the adult bachelor group of gorillas at Zoo Atlanta, our friends at SweetWater have created an all-new brew! Earlier this spring, Charlie found a choice of three fruits – grapefruit, banana, and wild berries, all part of a gorilla’s diet – in his habitat. His selection, grapefruit, became the fruit ingredient for Charlie’s Choice, A Conservation Ale – a fine beer featuring Centennial hops and an earthy, floral, and citrusy aroma for a refreshing, clean, flavorful brew.

Try Charlie’s Choice at Brew at the Zoo or for a limited time at the SweetWater Taproom!


Menus are subject to change.

  • SweetWater 420, Extra Pale Ale
  • SweetWater Goin’ Coastal, IPA with Pineapple
  • SweetWater IPA, India Pale Ale
  • SweetWater Blue, Wheat Ale with Blueberry
  • SweetWater Guide Beer, American Lager
  • SweetWater As Long As There’s Water, Berliner Weiss with Acai
Gorilla Habitat 3

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