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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

#338 of 8,473 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
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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10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 5
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  • 1
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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
Good burger

Good burger with fries, 13$. Very nice service, good music. I'm not a sportsfan, so the sport shows on the screens did nothing for me.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Mikkel T
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Good burger with fries, 13$. Very nice service, good music. I'm not a sportsfan, so the sport shows on the screens did nothing for me.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We walked across from our hotel and grabbed a bite to eat for dinner. The food was good, and the atmosphere is nice. It's just a little bit more of a upscale bar. Definitely though if you plan on going after 6, make reservations.

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Detroit, Michigan
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111 reviews 111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came here for lunch and was not disappointed! The food was delicious!!! Staff was nice and friendly! All the meals we saw come out of the kitchen all looked delicious!! If your like us, youll want to try them all!

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Recently stopped in here actually on a whim. We were actually heading to a different restaurant but changed our mind after walking by. It's a sports bar but with enough seating that even if you don't like sports you aren't bothered by all the TVs. Staff was friendly and attentive. I ordered the philly steak - it was absolutely delicious.... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Stopped here for lunch on a busy Friday afternoon and only waited 15 mins for a booth. I ordered the turkey club and my husband for the 3 cheese sandwich. I swear it was no more than 7 or 8 minutes before our food was brought out. Turkey club was huge and one of the best sandwiches I've had. 3... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had the Atlantic Salmon on Monday - very well prepared and presented. I came back the following night for the Sunny Side Up burger - again excellent. Staff is very friendly and remembered me on my second visit. Atmosphere is really nice - a great spot to meet your friends and catch up over a few beers from their... More 

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Chicago
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143 reviews 143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stopped in here for lunch one day when we were in the city for the Blackhawks game. The place is large & lively. We waited for a table but the bar area is relatively large so it was okay. Quick, helpful waitstaff here and good food. My daughter ordered some sort of BBQ pulled-pork nachos and one of my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited here and found the staff to be friendly, welcoming and interested in us. Good drinks, some good local beer and the burger was pretty good. Wouldn't hesitate in going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

it wasn't the greatest meal I've ever had, but it wasn't terrible either. I went here because of the location, but I wouldn't drive across town for it.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

You can't fault a convenient restaurant in Chicago that serves good food, nice beers, and doesn't charge too much. This place delivers on its promise. Try papperdelle or duck (or some full-out American comfort food, like baked mac and cheese or meatloaf when they have it). The window seats are pretty nice for watching the river and the people walk... More 

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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

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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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.