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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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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 1 week ago

While walking along Michigan Ave we decided to try Sweetwater for lunch. I am happy we did. The place was packed with mostly business people on their lunch break. The menu was good. Waiter kept up with the many tables he was serving. Enjoyed some...More

Thank DCCR336
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a appetizer and drink to rest our feet after walking around Chicago. The service was fast and friendly. The appetizers were good. We tried the cheese curds which were excellent and the 5 alarm chili. The artichoke dip had large slices...More

Thank Travelingw6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked in here on a Wednesday evening, no problem getting a table. Two adults and one teen. All three meals were very good. Quick, pleasant service.

Thank ConnieandTom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection if beer & ciders. Staff was great. Food was wonderful. These is a regular stop when in Chicago.

Thank greentater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for drinks and a snack. Good selection of ales and menu items. Reasonable prices and efficient service

Thank KAF0460
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of coworkers and I came here for dinner after our conference. The food was fantastic! Highly recommend!

Thank Nate D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a meal on a Sunday afternoon. Not super busy but we sat in the bar area. We asked about the specials and never got a clear answer. We ordered from the standard menu. They had to brew coffee and then took forever...More

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Ate after the lunch rush at this great spot on Michigan Avenue. Can be a wait if you are there right during the lunch rush. Servings are very generous and meal comes quickly. Water replenished constantly, courteous service. Check out the menu online . Good...More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Went during a busy lunch rush. Reasonable price. Food was good and quick. Good service. I like the atmosphere. I would eat here again.

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Another delicious lunch at Sweetwater. We had a steak salad and chicken sandwich on ciabatta bread. Great service quick and helpful!

Thank AuntieJenn11
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
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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, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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