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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

#136 of 7,466 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / The Loop
Contemporary, Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
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225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-7757 (South Water St.)
+1 312-698-7111
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Tampa, Florida
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived in town and chose a nearby restaurant for a late lunch, after 3. We asked to be seated outside since the weather was nice - it was pretty noisy inside. I chose an entree of Filet Mignon medallions, blue cheese puréed potatoes with a Demi glacé and grilled asparagus. The three 2 oz. medallions were cooked just right and... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just expected a run of the mill dinner. Was I ever wrong. GF ordered chicken salad on a bun. It was ok. I ordered halibut. I have never had it served pan fried till crispy, but it was awesome like that. Served with rice that had coconut in it and a really good sauce on the fish. Best halibut dinner... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My sisters and I were on vaca and everywhere we went for brunch was a super long wait. We were walking the strip and came across this place. Amazing food and staff. Very friendly and loved the atmosphere. Also the red velvet pancakes were amazing!

Thank Tina V
Altoona, Iowa
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One experience was great. Priced right. Second experience not fun at all. I think the rain had something to do with the poor service. But I'd still go back

Thank LaVon M
Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch . . . The burgers are large and flavorful, and are served on a soft pretzel bun. We had problems with our order (cheese melted on burger instead of on side, and burnt bacon), however the mgr. apologized and adjusted our bill. Waiter was very nice. Sat outside and enjoyed the sounds of downtown Chicago. Definitely... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate dinner before going to the Summer Music in the Park. Good beer, salad and fish tacos. Very good service, too. Too many tvs for my taste.

Thank constanceleelee
Cologne, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for a quick dinner on a Thursday night. Too many TVs but the service was alright and the food pretty good.

Thank BastiT
Bloomington, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here about three times in the past few years and always had a good experience. Most recently, I walked in with a large group not expecting them to seat us all together but within a few minutes, they had the private dining room all set up for us! I had the fish tacos, delish. Friends had the chicken... More 

Thank Fearlessbutter
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were hungry and the restaurant bar was across the street. The staff was friendly. The place was clean. We had dinner: lightly breaded tilapia, garlic mashed potatoes, lobster mac and cheese. They were all very good. A bill of $46 with tip. No drinks on the tab. This isn't upscale dining but it is upper scale bar food. We... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't trust the menu prices on trip advisor! For me and my cousin to eat here was about $100 for 4 drinks and 2 entrees. Food and drinks were great though

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Lee J, Public Relations Manager at Sweetwater Tavern & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for drawing this to our attention, Emily! I have requested that the menu be updated with the correct information, as per our website and other websites. I'm glad you enjoyed your food and drink with us! Best, Lee. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Contemporary, Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-7757
    (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
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 beers, Sweetwater is the perfect destination for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night celebrating. With over 20 flat panel TVs, a private dining room, oversized booth seating, two lounge areas, and a large bar with community tables, Sweetwater provides an ideal atmosphere for almost any occasion.

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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.