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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
+1 312-698-7111
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Ranked #364 of 8,418 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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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Restaurant details
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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Parker, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I recommend the Sweetwater Tavern & Grille as an after work meeting spot! Small group or large - this is a fun and classy spot! You can take clients and still hear other - you can also relax after a busy day! I ordered a special - a spicy pastrami sandwich (slices of jalapenos) with tater tots! Plenty to eat... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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172 reviews 172 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

our group had burgers, etc... all good no complaints. Prices seemed fair for downtown Chicago. Bar / restaurant theme.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visited Sweetwater for a relaxed (corporate) team lunch. The servers and overal atmosphere are energetic. There is always some sport event showing on the TVs, yet the noise level does not prohibit a conversation. The food is great and even common fare is prepared in a unique way. I had a turkey burger, the gobbler, and it was NOT... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. Everything was great. Had a signature cocktail. The Winter Break. It was delicious . We had the Fried Cheese Curds, Sunnyside Burgers and a Pulled Pork Sandwich. Everything was great. The place was decorated nicely for the holidays. The service was excellent . Will defiantly be back the next time we are in town.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Sweetwater Tavern & Grille is located on Michigan Avenue, right across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel. I visited here recently while staying at the Hard Rock, since it was close I decided to try it out. Overall, I was disappointed with Sweetwater. The atmosphere is definitely inviting, with modern seating and accents throughout the restaurant, reminiscent of any... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great food, great service, great to watch games. They have TVs everywhere, so there's no way you won't be able to see. Go to Sweetwater! You will not regret!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

It was out first time at the restaurant had a nice atmosphere great service food was very good I had the fish tacos they were excellent I'm going to try to make that recipe myself

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

They did not honor our reservation or Open Table points. Was not worth fraud and deception. We will not be returning.

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Lee J, Marketing Manager at Sweetwater Tavern & Grille, responded to this review

Hello, I looked into your situation, and your reservation was not cancelled, however there was a mix up at the host stand and you were shown to your table without being marked as arrived. Our manager then realized the mistake and called Opentable to make sure they granted you your points. I'm sorry that you feel this equates to being... More 

Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Sweetwater Tavern offered better than average bar service and the sandwiches were great. I did not have any of the full meals, but the prices looked fair. The sandwiches were closer to what I wanted. Sandwiches came with a side of fries or tots. I chose French fries, and they were really good, too.

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Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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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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