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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

) #162 of 7,906 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ , , American
225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-7757
+1 312-698-7111
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“burger” (117 reviews)
“tater tots” (26 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Contemporary, Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-7757
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1 - 10 of 609 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ordered drinks off the menu and they were pretty good. My husband ordered the lobster mac and cheese and I ordered I salad. They both tasted fresh and homemade. The service SUCKED! After we ordered no one ever came back to our table. I...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here for lunch one day mainly because of the name. I'm from Sweetwater,TN do why not LOL. Average lunch food, good portions. The sweet potato fries were good. Nothing special.

Thank Casey R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We place had a great outdoor patio to dine at along then street in Chicago. The food was excellent but they can't match it with their mixed drinks. Sad to say they lost out on some business with this group! Prices are just to high...More

Thank pjjohnson17
Reviewed 1 week ago

We're tourists! After a number of hours spent at the Institute of Art, Becky and I strolled up Michigan Ave. on a perfect afternoon. When we passed Sweetwater the lure of good beer was just too much for us and we were shown to a...More

Thank regondi
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed near Millenium Park during our most recent trip to Chicago and wanted somewhere close to eat. We found the Sweetwater Tavern and were not disappointed. We went a little early in the evening so it was not crowded. If weather...More

Thank Abbey B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned to go to the Wildberry Pancakes and Café, but decided that a two hour wait was too long, so we landed here by default. I would definitely return to this restaurant for a mid-day meal. I had a very tasty vegetarian omelet...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in with the wife for a couple beers and some nachos. They both were good...place was clean and staff was friendly. We would go back if we were in the area.

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally got it. Best burger in town, without any doubt. Nice place, excellent service and above all, extreme good quality of the burger. Also high respect for cooking orders, which is a must.

Thank Toni3452
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by this place for lunch. It wasn't very crowded which was good. Service was prompt. We both ordered sandwiches with tots. My friend ended up with fries. Minor thing. But the server didn't notice. I had the chicken and Brie sandwich. Very tasty....More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with the family and was great! Everyone was able to find a delicious choice and we all loved the food. Our server Matt was super helpful and would recommend this restaurant!

Thank Trish P
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Contemporary, Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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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