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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

$$ - $$$, , American
225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-7757
+1 312-698-7111
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Contemporary, Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-7757
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was attending a conference nearby, and walked here after finding it online. I ordered the chicken buffalo wrap with sweet potato fries, and both were excellent! The sweet potato fries were the best I have ever had, and the chicken buffalo wrap may have...More

Thank Travelchick576
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably priced, the shrimp and steak were very good, promp friendly service, comfortable ambiance, nice dining room, lots of TV's. Will be back and I am happy to recommend this establishment.

Thank mgonzalez807
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 6 was happy we stopped for late lunch and were happy tht there were choices for all tastes. Our server, Matt, was welcoming and professional. Large windows for "people watching" while enjoying our food.

Thank dekalbill
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This was a business evening out and there was a large group of us. The food was alright and arrived reasonably hot. Not a great choice of veggie food, but I had a couple of starters instead of a main.

Thank slugbreff
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to go watch sports and have some good pub grub. Wings were excellent and a wide selection of good local brews. Fantastic wait staff, attentive and great service. This is a great go to joint to enjoy the game, highly recommended.

Thank KSG0465
Reviewed 31 December 2017

While staying at a nearby hotel, my family decided to try Sweetwater based on their website and online menu. The wait staff were all friendly and helpful but unfortunately the food did not live up to expectations. LET ME FIRST SAY THAT MY FAMILY DOES...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We both had the Ahi tuna wrap, worst tuna we have ever had. The waiter never asked what we thought about food, even though we barely ate 2 bites. The wine was under poured and over priced. We would never return.

Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after getting off the South Shore for a late breakfast before a long day of shopping. No wait for a table, friendly staff. Quick service. Nice bar area. Food was good.rest rooms very nice.

Thank Jbparsons
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

1st time in Chicago. Didn't realize we needed reservations almost everywhere we go. We called Sweetwater, and the guy said if we get there within 20 min tbeyd have a booth open for us. Phew! We Google mapped it and we were there in 7...More

Thank Justine s
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This place is at Michigan Avenue, and it’s easy to go! In American Style with a lot of televisions to whatch yourfavorite game!

Thank Cristinen2014
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Contemporary, Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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