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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
+1 312-698-7111
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Ranked #220 of 8,266 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Orange, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch between two sightseeing goals and were pleasantly surprised by the warm and efficient service (from Craig in particular). Fun food menu, and great selection of beers on tap, in an easy, accessible environment.

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116 reviews 116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Chicago is a great place to go with a group, but it can be hard to synchronize everyone's eating, drinking, walking, and need to watch soccer tolerance. We were sight seeing, and it was a hot day. We had a few hours before our dinner reservations. We stopped in, and I felt guilty that we just wanted drinks, a few... More

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Zanesville, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food was amazing and the menu unique. Prices were reasonable and outdoor seating was open, yet private. The place was packed, but the wait times were surprisingly fast. Service was friendly. Great location to attractions. We actually stumbled upon this place after finishing the Chicago First Lady boat tour, which I would also recommend. Get the tator tots, nice... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place has tons of TVs tuned to your favorite sports. A group of friends came to kill time before a concert. We were there mainly to drink. They have a large number of beers on tap. All we ordered for food was appetizers. I was surprised how big they were! Not a bad place to kill a few hours... More

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Gainesville, FL
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192 reviews 192 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a place to watch our beloved Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels on a recent trip to Chicago. We happened to pass by Sweetwater and saw the many TVs tuned to baseball, and we knew this was the place! After a five minute wait we were given a booth close to a... More

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Freehold, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Came here for the Brazil vs Germany World Cup game. Their draft beer selection is impressive. There were a ton of TVs to watch and the hostess gave us a choice of seats so we could pick the best TV viewing spot. Our server was a really nice guy who had a smile on his face the whole time we... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were in Chicago for the weekend just exploring. We wanted to watch the World Cup game and eat lunch. When we first walked in the hostess said there was about a 30 minutes wait (the game was about 15 minutes in). A booth opened up as we were standing there and I asked if we might have it to... More

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southeast us
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

our family enjoyed watching world cup on the multiple tv's & we all enjoyed yummy burgers. for the grown-up's there is a large craft beer selection.

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Good selection of beers on tap and wine. Multiple large TV screens so a great place to catch a game - the staff will try and seat yo near your choice of game. Burgers are exceptional and I love the tater tots instead of fries.

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