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About Sweetwater Tavern and Grille
Sweetwater Tavern & Grille offers full views of the city in an upbeat atmosphere, complemented by approachable and unique, yet refined American fare. With a diverse selection of menu items to choose from and over 80 craft beers, Sweetwater is the perfect destination for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night celebrating.
Located on Michigan Ave. in the heart of downtown Chicago, Sweetwater is a 200 seat restaurant with over 20 flat panel TVs, a private dining room, oversized booth seating, and a large bar with community tables. Sweetwater provides an ideal atmosphere for almost any occasion.
Chicago, IL 60601
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Wed 11am - 11pm*
Thu 11am - 12am*
Fri 11am - 1am*
Sat 10am - 1am*
Sun 10am - 11pm*
*kitchen closes 1 hr. prior
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South Water St.
$30 and under
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Metered street parking available, multiple public and private parking garages within 2 blocks.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Sweetwater offers private event space for up to 25 guests and semi-private space for up to 125 guests in the heart of Chicago, next to major hotels, key transportation links, and just steps away from the Chicago Theatre and State Street. Let us host your party on Michigan Avenue.
Sweetwater Tavern and Grille Ratings and Reviews
One of our regular neighborhood joints. Many flat screen televisions and NCAA basketball games as well as the Winter Olympics. The food is good comfort food, nothing fancy. The service this time was not as good as the past; the server must have been new. The managers ended up taking our order as the server was very slow and was not sure what Earl Grey tea was (again, the manager ended up bringing the correct tea bag). Fortunately, we were not in a hurry.
I wasn't *super* thrilled by this place, but it wasn't bad. I don't tend to go to the city much, so when I go there for a meal, I expect that it'll be exceptional. Based on the photos, I anticipated that this restaurant would be intimate and almost pub-like, but it wasn't. I liked that every table was a booth, but my fiance's seat was at an angle, and he kept making it a point of saying that he was uncomfortable. My pulled pork was *very* sweet, but he ate up his whole turkey burger. Tater tots were good, and so was the beer.
My friend and I were in Chicago for a shopping trip. We wanted to go to a restaurant that was on or close to Michigan Ave. The lunch menu had lots of entrees to choose from. Our server was great...attentive, but not overbearing. You should have reservations for the lunch hour, as it was filled up by noon.
Buena ubicación ya que esta a un par de cuadras de Millenium Park, es un bar con TV para ver deportes. Es un lugar casual, la comida muy nomal americana, el servicio no fue bueno.. . Fuimos en grupo y esta bien porque hay mesas largas en donde se pueden sentar todos juntos.
My husband and I went to Sweetwater for an early pre-comedy show dinner. The waitress was nice and attentive. When my husband accidentally was given sweet potato fries instead of tots she didn’t bat an eyelash and went to the kitchen, returning with a fresh bowl of tots. I had two cocktails, the cosmo and the basil lemonade. I love basil lemon martinis, this was easily the most basil-y one I’ve ever had. It was borderline too much basil flavor but both were still delicious! My hubby had the fiesta burger and I had the Santa Fe steak wrap. My wrap was delicious but one thing that would have improved it would be to more evenly distribute the ingredients so i can have it all in each bite. That being said the steak was flavorful and the veggies tasted very fresh. My husband really enjoyed his burger. Overall it was a solid spot! Will probably go back!
This is a great location for a higher end lunch restaurant. I've always had great service at Sweetwater's, even during their busy lunch time. Always a helpful and cheerful wait staff. The food, as usual, was quite good. Good portions and freshly prepared. I especially like the salads and the wraps. Seems like the usual fare for lunch, but everything is a notch above the expected.
My only complaint is; I would like the space to be a little quieter for business conversations. But other than that, I reliable spot for lunch anytime.
Very disappointing, food was dry. No on ever asked how our food was, including the manager that stopped by after the check say for some time...he offered to cash it out, never asked how our meal was or anything. Waited 10 minutes for a server to start with, it was not busy, no need at all for the reservation. The food was extremely dry, left a half an appetizer and hald a sandwich un-eaten, the first half picked apart and at no point did anyone ask if it was good, if there was a problem, nothing. Will never go back.
Liked the ambiance, everyone minding their business and its nice to watch any sports on if you are into sports at all. Great for a first time date or if your into a quick bite to eat while having a nice cocktail to wind down from the day. Its right at the heart of Michigan before crossing the bridge which is perfect spot in the middle of everything but low key to traffic and any other chaos your trying to avoid. First time going but would definitely go back!
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