HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.

Sweetwater Tavern and Grille

4.3
458 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Top Tags:
  • Bar Seating (8)
  • Casual (7)
  • Great for Lunch (6)
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Mon - Wed 11am - 11pm*
Thu 11am - 12am*
Fri 11am - 1am*
Sat 10am - 1am*
Sun 10am - 11pm*

*kitchen closes 1 hr. prior
please call to check if you are on your way!
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(312) 698-7111
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
South Water St.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Metered street parking available, multiple public and private parking garages within 2 blocks.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
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
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Complete venue rental available. Email events@sweetwatertavernandgrille.com
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Additional
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

Private Dining

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.

View Private Dining Details
What 458 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
vipAdam0727 (Orlando)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Nice experience. Not a huge menu, but what we had was good. Good beer selection.

Report
Helpful
ShanTheElephant (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Good evening out with a friend from out of town – she liked the place and we had plenty of time to talk and could easily hear each other because it wasn't too loud. Food was pretty good – those tater tots are pretty baller. Thanks, guys!

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a good choice. A great place to watch your favorite sports game as there are many flat screen tvs. Good choice of beer. And the food is good comfort food. Nothing fancy, but wwell prepared.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

Report
Helpful
vipdba510 (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Service was attentive from the minute walking in. Had a good meal but the apps, curds and buffalo rolls, were cold leaving me to wonder how long they were waiting. Salads looked great and I really enjoyed the sausage pasta.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Management and staff were less than accommodating. Would not recommend for business celebration or outing. Would not recommend using open table to reserve table/space for business celebration.

Report
Helpful
Morgan (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Went here for lunch and it was quick, convenient, and fairly priced. Can't really ask for more when you are planning a quick lunch out somewhere. Will definitely go back!

Report
Helpful
vipOktoberfest (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Friday 1:30pm business lunch seated promptly. Convenient location, friendly staff, good food & service, reasonably priced menu items.

Report
Helpful
Binki (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
46