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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

#364 of 7,783 Restaurants in Chicago
#398 of 8,545 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 - 11:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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quite trendy, a little loud but good indoor and outdoor seating. Good value and decent service. Lots of food choices in style and size portions. Lots of drink choices as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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North Canton, Ohio
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North Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

quite trendy, a little loud but good indoor and outdoor seating. Good value and decent service. Lots of food choices in style and size portions. Lots of drink choices as well.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I had lunch on Sunday, the menu has many options (not just brunch ones) I had a delicious tuna wrap and my wife had a chicken salad. Kids have some options as well. Sitting outside on summer is nice.

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winchester, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are in Chicago on business and stopped by Sweetwater Cafe because it had outdoor lunch dining. I had the mushroom Swiss burger and she had a buffalo chicken wrap and both were very good. Our server was outstanding - very friendly and attentive. I gave a fifth star because they also served Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale... More 

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Chesterton Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Tameka was our waitress and was fantastic. She was kind and courteous and gave us great service. She took our order promptly and our food also came out quickly. My niece and I both ordered the Lobster Mac & Cheese and it was delicious. Although, the large chunks of lobster were not that appetizing. We both didn't eat them, the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Overall good, but pricey. Good atmosphere outside. Friendly and efficient staff. Baja fish tacos good and fresh. Salsa was a bit weird.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is a bar! Restaurant is second priority, so order easy to prepare stuff. We had great micro brews on tap, delicious wings but just fair entrees. Lobster mac and cheese was bland. Loud, fun environment!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Made reservations on opentable for this restaurant. We went there late night around 9.. Hey seated us before our scheduled reservation time which was nice. They have a huge selection of beers and wine. We started with the spinach dip appetizer which was really good. For entrees we and salmon, tilapia, and lobster mac n cheese. Salmon was good, cooked... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Every time we visit Chicago we end up at Sweetwater. The location on Michigan Ave is perfect for people watching and to cool off your heels. Good burgers, good hummus, good salads, everything I've had there has been delicious. Keep it on your short list when wandering downtown or taking a boat tour as its very well positioned for both.... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Food ok but the noise level in this bar restaurant just too much. Their hamburgers and sweet potato fries really good but their ribs were tough and not meaty.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were there on a Saturday night to watch one of the Stanley Cup Finals games. It wasn't as busy as we expected but it was pouring and truly the 'windy city.' Still, the crowd that was there was definitely into the game and the ton of TVs they had made watching very easy. Service was great, decor was modern... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

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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.