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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
+1 312-698-7111
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Ranked #350 of 8,382 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: South Water St.
Transit: All loop elevated and subway trains (State & Lake), all Michigan Ave. bus routes (routes 3, 6, 20, 26, N66, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 151 and 157
Description: Located on Michigan Ave. in the heart of downtown Chicago, Sweetwater is a 200 seat restaurant that offers a warm and cozy atmosphere complimented by upscale tavern fare. With a diverse selection of menu items to choose from and over 70 craft brewed beers, Sweetwater is the perfect destination for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night celebrating. With over 20 flat panel TV's, a private dining room, oversized booth seating, 2 lounge areas, and a large bar with community tables, Sweetwater provides an ideal atmosphere for almost any occasion.
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Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to catch the game while your wife does some shopping, this is the place to go to. Not a huge menu but solid and lots of different draft beers to choose from to pass the time.

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St. Chas. MO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We were in town for meetings and had a pretty large (10) group looking for someplace that was good food, not too expensive and close to the Loop. Oh, and had a good beer selection too. Sweetwater delivered on all fronts. I had the Santa Fe wrap and it was very good but not spicy (could use some more zip).

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I came during a bears game so it was fairly crowded but they managed to seat me quickly. the food was avg nothing to special and was disappointed they didn't carry sweet water beer only because of the name

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Boechout, Belgium
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Enjoyed lunch at this restaurant. Clam chowder, a large tasteful burger and a Sam Adams on tap. Very efficient service, having me in and out in about 30´, while the place was fully packed. Solid WIFI, friendly service. No surprises. Good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I came in here with my Mom on a cold Chicago afternoon. We had just checked into the hotel across the street after a morning of flight delays and were starving. Sweetwater Tavern & Grille offered exactly what we needed--a glass of wine and a menu that offered a wide selection. We both ended up getting the chicken pot pie... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Sweetwater is a sure and consistent bet if your looking for great food and lively atmosphere. Service is prompt and friendly and no matter what you order you can count on it being good, served hot and leaving satisfied. We have no favorites as we always order something different from their extensive menu. There are multiple well placed big screens... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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723 reviews 723 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you want to discount my reducing the rating one notch for an unpleasant incident at the end, then you could call this a Tripadvisor three-circle average experience, but I'd not go above that. This place can be reached from the Hyatt Regency Chicago convention center complex without going outside, if you know how to do it, and that was... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stopped into Sweetwater for a nice lunch and was a bit disappointed. My salmon was dry and overcooked. Service was okay but overall experience bland. I've been here before and it was better than this. I would still give it a try for dinner.

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copenhagen
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After getting soaked in the rain this was a great place to stop, we got seated straight away and service was prompt. Food was cooked perfectly and after taking the servers advice, tater tots were a hit.

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Palmas, TO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This Tavern is very well located. It was just outside of our hotel. The atmosphere is increadible and also the service. Lots of TV showing games. I found the food very good and I ate a salada with black beans, corn, bbq souce and a bit of ranch.

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Additional Information about Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

Address: 225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone Number: +1 312-698-7111
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American

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