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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
+1 312-698-7111
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Ranked #228 of 8,282 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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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242 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is my second time eating at Sweetwater. The first time was a couple of years ago when I was in Chicago for business. This time was a family trip. It has a great atmosphere both inside and out. Patio sitting is nice and indoor seating is good if you want to watch some sports. They have some unique items... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We enjoyed a nice meal in this place. Fine inside and outside. The chicken salad was a good choice and the burguers were well cooked.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was our first meal in Chicago and it did not disappoint. Great tap selection and really good food. The hummus appetizer was delicious! Fresh sliced cucumber, tomato and the hummus recipe includes black bean. So good. Fresh tasting lettuce wraps and a hearty fiesta burger. If you are a bourbon drinker, you must try the Kentucky bourbon barrel ale.... More

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went to Sweetwater for lunch. We got seated right away, nice booth, lots of TV's throughout the place and lots of activity. They have a very nice outside seating area right on Michigan Ave. I had the fish taco with fries - I received a serving of three nice taco's with well seasoned white fish that had a little... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We sat outside on a Saturday for lunch. My fish tacos were yummy and my wife's wrap just as good. Nice beer selection also.

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went there for dinner on a Saturday night. We did not wait long for a table. food was good, plenty of choices. server was attentive. I would eat here again

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stopped by here for a few happy hour beverages. The outdoor seating area is great. We were happy to see that there were several televisions with sports on that we could see from our patio seats. We didn't actually eat at Sweetwater, but we did enjoy the extensive drink menu. We had outstanding service from our server (Martin B).... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After arriving in Chicago for a few day stay we were hungry and not really sure where to go. After walking out of a restaurant because the service was non-existent to even give us menus, we hit up Sweetwater. The outside patio was wonderful even on a stifling hot day! The beer menu has a lot of choices from the... More

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Holland, Michigan USA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Been here several times. Good food. Love the outdoor seating (summer time). Good beer and wine selection. Plenty to choose from on the menu and nice wait staff.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had the turkey burger, which was excellent with the flavor and toppings. I love that they had tater tots on the side. The service was respectible and fairly quick.

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