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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

#353 of 7,817 Restaurants in Chicago
#387 of 8,581 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown / The Loop
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225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601 (South Water St.)
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
+1 312-698-7111
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located on Michigan Ave. in the heart of downtown Chicago, Sweetwater is a...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch!

My family and I stopped in for lunch during a recent trip to Chicago. My son had the salmon, my husband and I had the philly cheesesteak and my other son had a burger. All of the food was very good! Enjoyable meal; would recommend!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Michele610
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Concord Township, OH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A very good sports restaurant. Great ambience, good drinks, over Michigan Av where you'll find a lot of atractions and is plenty of people of every place all over the world. Food is not much more than you will find in another sport's bar like everywhere, but it's fine.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We were in Chicago for 3 night run of The Grateful Dead, and found this spot on our walk, spot in each night for a night cap and a bite to eat, the staff was very gracious and welcoming. The food was excellent, will certainly stop in my next visit to Michigan Ave.

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Georgetown, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Spent some time in the park on a hot day - needed a place to cool off and get a beverage so we hopped in here...we're from Texas and there is town called Sweetwater! Sat at the bar since it was the lunch rush and the place was packed. We only wanted beverages but the bartender was not very attentive... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Its a good location close to shopping area in Michigan Ave as well close to S Michigan, bar is bog u can sit inside and outside.I wait kinda long I didn't like service there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place is always a pleasure to visit. I usually visit solo for lunch and I never have any complaints. The service is almost always great, the food is fantastic and the drinks are nice and strong. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good place to eat for a good price.

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Concord Township, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My family and I stopped in for lunch during a recent trip to Chicago. My son had the salmon, my husband and I had the philly cheesesteak and my other son had a burger. All of the food was very good! Enjoyable meal; would recommend!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I ate here after a long morning of sightseeing. The ambiance is modern but relaxed. Flat screen TV's playing sports line the entire inside area. Our server was very knowledgeable and the food was excellent. Great price as well!!

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stopped here for lunch with my husband and his friend and we sat on the patio. Great spot with an umbrella (always appreciated because I'm very fair-skinned!). The waitress was nice and we were on vacation so we got some drinks. The mojito was yummy! We had nachos which were good and I had the pulled pork sandwich with tater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped for brunch last Sunday and left content and happy. The hostesses were really friendly and welcoming. We had the red velvet pancakes and the eggs benedict. Both were superb. The restaurant had a lot of post marathon runners but there was plenty of seating inside and out and the service was fast despite the number of customers. Great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My dad and I split a wrap which was enough food for each of us. The favor was just OK, could have used more dressing in my opinion. The beer drinkers in the group appreciated the selection, and it was a short walk from Millennium Park, our final destination. Great people watching spot!

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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>  > Downtown / The Loop
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, Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
    (South Water St.)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-698-7111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.