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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

#157 of 7,936 Restaurants in Chicago}
€€ - €€€, , 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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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“burger” (117 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All 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 yesterday

My wife and I have eaten lunch here three times. The location is great- North Michigan Ave. near both the Riverwalk and Millennium Park. The service is efficient and the staff is friendly. There is outdoor seating available. May people are there when football games...More

Thank dbtraveler58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of options for American style food. They have good salads and can accommodate special requests to add extra items or hold them. The wine list is limited but they serve a large variety of beer. It is a little loud inside and there will...More

Thank 904BeachGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed a more casual dinner here. The menu was great and our food was delicious. Perfect for a low key evening.

Thank amberzanderson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the architectural river tour, this was a close lunch spot. Service was good, and my salmon sandwich was great. My husband said his burger was good as well and the fish tacos of our friend looked great. All in all a good visit.

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch today and enjoyed our meal. The food is reasonably priced and quite tasty and they have a good selection of beers and other drinks.

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a 4-hour flight, we arrived at our downtown Chicago hotel after 3:00 PM. We were starving, so we headed to the closest restaurant. We knew that Sweetwater is a chain restaurant, but decided we were too hungry to search for anything else. All in...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is average pub fare - the selection of beers is excellent. We were at there for lunch on a regular Friday early afternoon - the place was packed and our lunch order was lost - nobody told us or noticed - on the...More

Thank pouchbaby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the Turkey Press (amazing), pancakes (light and fluffy), and the buffalo wings (spiced just right). The food was all excellent, the service outstanding and special requests/substitutions aren't a problem. Try it!!

Thank Mary Kay T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was greeted the second I walked to the bar, welcomed and handed a menu, and he returned after just a few moments. This is the kind of service you expect when you're out for dinner and drinks. The mushroom Swiss burger was cooked perfectly...More

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
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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