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Sweetwater Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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400 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226-2913
+1 313-962-2210
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and services are not excellent but good... the atmosphere and environment are amazing. In there you can feel the character of Detroit. People are so friendly and thanks to them you can learn a lot about the Motor City

Thank LucaVCroce
Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A tiny place that was packed at 7pm on Saturday night! Our table had wings, meatloaf, and fish and chips. Everything was reported as delicious. They are famous for their wings. Also, this place has the best tasting water (it's Detroit water!).

Thank summrbrz
Detroit, MI
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213 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought the food and atmosphere was great for a dive bar in Detroit. Had Sunday lunch which was moderately priced and tasted good. Solid 4 stars. Great chicken wings

Thank bugsy554
Macomb, Michigan
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247 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I heard awesome things about this place and were really excited to give it a try. It's a quaint little place just across the street from St. Andrew's Hall. There's a parking lot right next door which is convenient. We were obviously told that this place has the best wings! So that's what we ordered. So I... More 

Thank Taylor C
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I'm generally not a fan of wings (I prefer boneless), my friend who was with me said she absolutely loved them and she wasn't big into wings either so I had no excuse. Their wings are pretty well-known around Detroit so obviously I got them. Definitely worth it - very good and spicy. The atmosphere is definitely no... More 

Thank Megan K
Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was great, prices were good. Staff were friendly. It was very busy so the wait for the food took a little while. We were in town for a concert at St. Andrews Hall which was across the street and about 2 doors down from Sweetwater Tavern.

Thank Mandy E
New Britain, Connecticut
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you are visiting Detroit try this restaurant! It is defiantly a relaxed pub type place, with friendly servers and the most outstanding food. I had a corned beef and swiss sandwich that hade a half pound of corned beef thinly sliced on an onion roll. it was hands down the best corned beef sandwich I ever had. Every meal... More 

Thank Leo7151
Chicago, IL
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

There nothing fancy about this place but let me tell you the food is awesome and what you'd want it to be. Do not pass up the wings...I don't care what diet you're on, they're amazing. Onion rings and ribs are also musts. We were there with a group of 6 and everything ordered was beyond expectations. The service was... More 

Thank pgirl42
Toledo, Ohio
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stopped here to eat as it was on our way and looked inviting from the outside. It's tiny inside with one wall of tables across from the bar and then opening into a smaller dining area just past it. The wings were great and the drinks were strong but if you don't get here early you aren't getting a... More 

Thank Dball11
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80 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I was excited to eat at the Sweetwater as it had beef a long time since I've been there. Got the ribs and wings. Wings were pretty good but if you don't like their house sauce you are out of luck because they only come in one flavour. I was extremely disappointed in the ribs. They looked amazing but were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226-2913
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-962-2210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?