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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

) #149 of 7,843 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” (115 reviews)
“tater tots” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Contemporary, Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-7757
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Chicago twice now and have enjoyed this place several times. Our first trip we stayed across the street at the Hard Rock Hotel and had dinner here 3 times! My kids really liked it and it was so close. Last trip we...More

1  Thank Jbbishop3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location. We had a booth by the window and enjoyed people watching while we ate. Attentive service and tasty food. Fish tacos were very good.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for supper as it seemed like a good place for a beer and burger. When it came time to order a beer, I was asked for ID. Which I have no issue with, but the waiter did not like my passport. I was...More

Thank MBMatt1147
Lee J, Public Relations Manager at Sweetwater Tavern & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, I'm glad that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere, and sorry if there was an issue with being able to serve you alcohol. Being compliant with liquor licenses it extremely important and so for most places in the US, the main valid forms...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

pan fried tilapia was awesome as was the basil infused lemonade. Too busy on the sidewalk to enjoy sitting outside. Great bartender!

1  Thank TravellingZooKeeper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked this place after walking by another night...it was busy and looked good for food after stopping in for a drink at the bar to watch the home run derby. The menu is interesting with lots of choices. Apps are good, salads and sandwiches...More

1  Thank rickgreenberg100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner with friends. The Hampton bar was closed and I wanted a glass of wine my last night in Chicago. We sat outside on a very pleasant Sunday evening, enjoyed wine and beer before saying goodby to Chicago. The pinot and beer were...More

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends and I stopped here for lunch one day while staying in Chicago. We split an order of chicken nachos and an order of fish tacos (3 to an order) for lunch. The portions were plentiful. Total cost for our lunch was about $30 for...More

1  Thank DebDoty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good and the staff was very friendly. I would recommend eating at this restaurant.

Thank Kay C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in the neighborhood and when we are in the mood for beer and a hamburger or fish tacos, this is it. They have an extensive beer selection so if you like beer, this is the place.

1  Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do. Not. Go. Terrible... Whoever said the fish tacos were good must have been sleeping. They were bad.. the fish was bad - I almost threw up when I bit into them. The tortillas were stale and falling apart... the salsa was thick and bad...More

1  Thank scrap1judy
Lee J, VP of Marketing at Sweetwater Tavern & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, So sorry your food didn't live up to the quality we pride ourselves on! I will be sharing this review with our chef team ASAP. We take reviews very seriously, both positive and negative. Thank you for sharing, as this is an opportunity...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Contemporary, Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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