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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
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  • Jon S.
    "Must have the sweetwater burger, cheese curds, and tater tots."(6 Tips)
    Chad
    "Great beer selection!! Try a Wells and Young's Banana Bread beer."(14 Tips)
    A C.
    "Great spot for a quick meal... Fiesta Burger was delicious."(3 Tips)
    Allison K.
    "Their buffalo wrap is awesome and the tots are a must!"(14 Tips)
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  • Esthefany S.
    Esthefany SalazarDecember 27, 2016
    This place is very nice and has a lot to offer as far as alcohol is concerned. The food was really good as well. I had the Baja Fish Tacos and it was delishhhhh! It's a bit pricy but worth it!
  • Steve F.
    Steve FarrSeptember 4, 2016
    Loved this place from the very beginning! Whats great about it? The food, the drinks, the music, the total atmosphere created the perfect late afternoon lunch for my girlfriend and I!
  • Jon S.
    Jon SuminskiJune 28, 2015
    This place is outstanding. Family friendly too. Must have the sweetwater burger, cheese curds, and tater tots. Right in the middle of downtown a few blocks from the mile and pier.
  • Jill s.
    Jill s.August 18, 2015
    Their patio is one of my favorites in the city, great menu with just enough items to have options but not so much it overwhelms you, can always find a craft brew to drink that I love as well.
  • Travelingjoe
    TravelingjoeNovember 14, 2013
    You can't go wrong with the 8 oz ginger soy Skirt Steak, with grilled Asparagus and garlic mashed for $16.99. The Great Lakes Brewing Christmas Ale was also a winner. Happy Holidays!
  • Jim R.
    Jim RenschenApril 28, 2014
    Try the 'Big Baby' burger medium, w/sweet potato fries. Mmm so good. Literally, the best burger I can recall. Guinness is always great, & on tap.
  • Knick B.
    Knick BanasSeptember 26, 2014
    Went for a Bears game and was pleasantly surprised to see that during the intermissions and commercials, there was a VJ spinning to keep things interesting. Great way to keep people involved!
  • Maple D.
    Maple DonDecember 9, 2012
    Gluten-free friendly = no bun on burgers, and fries that share a fryer with gluten. Oh, salads can be made without croutons. No problem. (Yes, chef, corn starch is gluten-free, thanks for checking.)
  • bauhausblack
    bauhausblackJanuary 23, 2015
    I like the Sweetwater burger. Pretzel bun, Swiss cheese, avocado and bacon. Ask the server for Chipotle mayo on the side. Delicious and great fries!
  • K G.
    K GenterApril 5, 2014
    If you haven't had their quesadilla then you haven't lived. I'm from Texas and this is the best quesadilla I have ever had! It's no ordinary quesadilla. GET IT!
  • Kerry N.
    Kerry NevelSeptember 19, 2013
    Good nachos!! They make them with fried wonton chips. The sauce was surprisingly good, too. Besides the prices and douchy environment, I'd say this place tasty.
  • jariya c.
    jariya chengcharoenJuly 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    1/2 price bottles of wine on mondays. the selection is slim, but quite yummy nonetheless! for appetizers, try the pretzel duo. for wraps, try the sante fe steak w/ tots. you can't go wrong with tots.
  • A C.
    A CJune 13, 2015
    Great spot for a quick meal... Fiesta Burger was delicious. Good beer menu. Would come back!
  • Ashley T.
    Ashley TeagueJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong here, everything is delicious. If you say you're splitting the chicken fingers they'll cut one in half and give you two plates - no worries on someone getting more!
  • Robert S.
    Robert ShellSeptember 12, 2013
    Sweetwater is packed with the upscale after work crowd on most evenings, and with a heavier tourist mix on the weekends. Great beer selection here.
  • Jenny P.
    Jenny PollockOctober 12, 2013
    Get the Sante Fe wrap it taste fresh and its delish! If you get chicken it's shredded and blends well with the veggies!
  • Yaqoob A.
    Yaqoob AlobaidliNovember 12, 2014
    Very nice place to watch bulls or bears , the burger patty taste wood smoky which is really good
  • Ken C.
    Ken CaldwellAugust 31, 2014
    Enjoyed the fish tacos and my wife liked the tilapia. We both recommend the sweet corn bisque. Very nice patio seating.
  • Kate H.
    Kate H.April 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Overall, the quality of lettuce used is sub-par. Chopped salad is tasty and filling, good flavors - isn't much to look at though. Pass on the house salad, uses the same bland Romaine as the chopped.
  • James B.
    James Backman2 weeks ago
    Great chicken nachos! Lobster mac n cheese was fantastic! Huge pieces of lobster! Also great selection of libations! 😁
  • She _.
    She _August 27, 2014
    If you like turkey burgers try the Gobbler. Add a side of sweet potato fries and you have a great meal.
  • Charlie F.
    Charlie FerreiraNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you order the Cowboy salad, make sure to get the dressing on the side. They just soak this thing. If you are not a fast eater it'll just become soggy and you'll walk out disappointed like i did.
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffOctober 22, 2012
    Lovely space with an extensive menu but, unfortunately, the quality of food and service don't live up to the prime location. Under-seasoned burgers and inattentive lunch service.
  • @AngelaWoody
    @AngelaWoodyFebruary 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    @cschicagohotel is across the street! Invite Nat over for a happy hour tweet drink. Their rooms are mini apartments, kitchen, washer N dryer, great continental breakfast and great views of Mich Ave.
  • Aimee A.
    Aimee AimeeNovember 28, 2012
    Sunday brunch here is excellent. I enjoyed the Cafe du Monde beignets and the grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Cindy B.
    Cindy Backman2 weeks ago
    Lobster Mac and Cheese was very tasty as well as the Chicken Nachos. Great service at the bar.
  • Eli S.
    Eli SSeptember 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    As mayor, I want to extend a special thank you to the manager who rectified my concern. His attention to service was excellent! The food was tasty as usual.
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EizansDecember 6, 2010
    Try the skirt steak. The glaze and the grilled vegetables over the top are fantastic. It's a nice alternative to the typical burger and wrap stuff.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RomanoApril 13, 2013
    Has one of the better beer selections in the surrounding area. Great atmosphere and food too.
  • Ramon F.
    Ramon FragaAugust 17, 2014
    Ask for the Chopped Salad (bacon and chicken).
  • Dan P.
    Dan ParsonsNovember 11, 2012
    Buffalo chicken wrap w. sweet potato fries is one of the best lineups on the menu.
  • Chad
    ChadSeptember 16, 2013
    Great beer selection!! Try a Wells and Young's Banana Bread beer. You won't be disappointed.
  • iroller
    irollerDecember 9, 2015
    Definitely try grilled asparagus, take two! Belgian beer is a must too
  • Keith W.
    Keith WainauskiJuly 25, 2013
    Wow - the Sweetwater burger was AMAZING - Swiss, avocado, and bacon on a grade "A" burger all in pretzel bun.
  • SpringRewards
    SpringRewardsNovember 21, 2013
    Great location! Make sure to try the perfect tator tots! Also, when you sign up for their new rewards program, you get $5 back! https://www.springrewards.com/places/28971
  • The San Jose Group
    The San Jose GroupMarch 23, 2012
    Great place for lunch or a drink after work. Large outdoor seating area for beautiful weather.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoptonOctober 11, 2011
    Great food, great atmosphere (they play fail videos in commercial breaks!) and great staff. Thoroughly recommended.
  • L P.
    L PAugust 17, 2011
    Sweetwater chopped salad is the best chopped salad my boyfriend and I have ever had!!! So flavorful!
  • Hugh
    HughApril 29, 2016
    Good burger. Good service! Great service.... Great tv to watch sport!
  • Alexander L.
    Alexander LeonApril 5, 2012
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  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KortSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to catch college football on a Saturday. Plenty of flat screens and unobstructed views.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KApril 20, 2012
    Good place for lunch and happy hour, gets kinda busy! They won't seat you until the whole party gets there, which kinda sucks.
  • Ctichicago C.
    Ctichicago CticMay 26, 2015
    Try the wings. (...And the cheesecake is amazing!)
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer StraubMay 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This is right across from my office so it's an easy after-work Happy Hour spot. Fills up fast, too.
  • Kerry N.
    Kerry NevelOctober 7, 2013
    I usually like it here. I tried the chopped salad. It was a chopped salad; nothing more nothing less. However, when I'm paying $18.50 for this and a lemonade(no alcohol) it's should be a lot better.
  • David L.
    David LeszcynskiMarch 26, 2016
    A great restaurant with good food and good service.
  • Chris A.
    Chris ArtusoNovember 16, 2015
    Great beer selection and tons of TVs to watch sports!
  • Holden
    HoldenSeptember 4, 2012
    Great service and perfect after a long day of shopping and the Art Institute
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyApril 27, 2016
    I have had a burger combo of three here and it was pretty okay. It is also good for watching games.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Their buffalo wrap is awesome and the tots are a must!
  • Max K.
    Max KellnMay 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great brunch: banana rum french toast, outdoor seating, and dewey and egberts coffee.
  • Chad L.
    Chad LucasJune 8, 2011
    The wings were fantastic. Also the pretzel appetizer was good. Fantastic service from Renee.
  • Vikram V.
    Vikram VyApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good place on N Michigan ave to have some good time drink n burgers))
  • Max K.
    Max KellnAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great brunch, get the French toast. The coffee is also magically delicious.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LindnerOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bacon wrapped shrimp is fantastic. Definitely worth a try
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WallaceNovember 2, 2012
    You would think Bake Cookie Dough would equal a cookie, it does not. But it does equal awesome.
  • Steve D.
    Steve DJanuary 23, 2013
    Extensive beer menu. Buffalo chix wrap was excellent.
  • Jacqueline M.
    Jacqueline McFaddenJanuary 1, 2013
    Partridge In a Peartini Smirnoff pear vodka, homemade peach puree, topped with cranberry juice
  • Michael B.
    Michael BremerAugust 28, 2015
    Wings are a good starter, burgers are the go to here
  • Alex O.
    Alex O'SawNovember 13, 2015
    The atmosphere is cozy, along with nice selection of beer
  • Ray H.
    Ray HartjenOctober 25, 2015
    Great spot for burgers. Try them with the tots.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MartinFebruary 18, 2011
    Rare-to-find Hendrick's Gin and Magners' Cider = win win! Great service, food & music when I visit Chicago!
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    If you're sharing a salad — one is enough for two moderate appetites — the kitchen will plate them separately and provide two dressings. Read more
  • Cate M.
    Cate MengelAugust 18, 2011
    Raspberry iced tea was nice,ahi tuna wrap was a little bland but great tater tots!
  • Steve F.
    Steve FarrSeptember 4, 2016
    Everything, food, drink, music, atmosphere!!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HaggertyDecember 14, 2013
    Order the pulled pork nachos!! So good!
  • BethersJR
    BethersJRDecember 23, 2010
    The mac and cheese bites are out of this world... also try the tomato basil soup!
  • C S.
    C SideMay 27, 2014
    large outdoor seating. fish tacos (tilapia) were decent
  • StreetWise_CHI
    StreetWise_CHIJune 14, 2012
    Need something to read during lunch or while sipping coffee? Grab a StreetWise from Keith on your way in!
  • LaToya J.
    LaToya JacksonAugust 14, 2015
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  • SpringRewards
    SpringRewardsJuly 16, 2015
    Try Sweetwater Tavern's amazing "Fiesta Burger" and earn real cash back! Join 25 Degrees rewards program and get exclusive offers today. Read more
  • Regency G.
    Regency GroupDecember 25, 2012
    Amazing atmosphere! Love It!
  • Ben S.
    Ben SMay 2, 2016
    Decent beer listing. Good for location. Burgers are legit.
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    You have to try the SUNNYSIDE UP BURGER! CHeck out the review in My Urban Access Magazine (.com)
  • Andrew T. C.
    Andrew T. CarrJanuary 8, 2012
    Music is truly background music, wi fi and great menu Read more
  • Alec P.
    Alec PieperApril 7, 2015
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  • Steph
    StephAugust 15, 2014
    great place for a fast-ish but nice lunch during the work week
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicJanuary 7
    Outstanding fried cheese curds.
  • Marissa Y.
    Marissa YennieNovember 17, 2014
    Thoroughly enjoy the salmon salad - Asian flavors.
  • Wil J.
    Wil JeudyAugust 29, 2015
    Lots of TVs, windows. Rock music. Food is good!
  • Dan M.
    Dan MacDecember 21, 2014
    The beer selection was really good.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MacFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Major lunch spot as if it is the new loop eatery to be seen at. Lunch menu was flexible & complete with specials
  • @ndy B.
    @ndy BertramApril 21, 2012
    The atmosphere is kinda strange and the food I ordered was greasy. This is a good place to watch a game and drink a beer, but eat somewhere else beforehand.
  • Shauna L.
    Shauna LewisMay 29, 2014
    Salads here were good, and service was pretty good, too.
  • Harley A.
    Harley AcresApril 18, 2016
    No chicken fingers here anymore. Food was rather average, I had the pressed turkey sandwich and thought it was "meh".
  • Will R.
    Will RobertsonSeptember 20, 2014
    Sweetwater Burger is so good! Pretzel bun!
  • Ricardo T.
    Ricardo TeixeiraOctober 14, 2010
    The skirt steak is worth a try. Very good and tender. Fast service!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BrennanNovember 29, 2012
    This is one of the best places to find great beer on the loop!
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HernandezJuly 27, 2010
    Great food! So so service. Great people watching. Reasonable prices and good portions.
  • Mollie G.
    Bang Bang Shrimp is SO good! Friendly service👍
  • Caryn B.
    Caryn BryantFebruary 20, 2011
    Don't leave without trying the mashed potatoes. They are amazing
  • Alex G.
    Alex GunnJanuary 18, 2012
    Grilled Cheese & Tomato Basil soup! Delicious and classic.
  • Priya V.
    Priya VaswaniApril 3, 2012
    Get the cookie skillet for dessert. Yum!
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChristieNovember 7, 2014
    Not a bad place. Good selection of beers. Decent burgers.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BJune 10, 2011
    Good place for a cocktail if you have to be in this hood for some reason. Like a wedding.
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine MNovember 25, 2014
    The service was awesome. Very impressed.
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BurnickasNovember 15, 2015
    Excellent food, would definitely recommend.
  • Dan M.
    Dan McMillanSeptember 26, 2014
    Great beer selection and good bar food
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  • Jill M.
    Jill MoMarch 17, 2013
    15% weekend special NOT honored on holidays but they don't mention that until the bill comes. Classy.
  • Thianny H.
    Thianny HerculanoApril 16, 2014
    Ótima opção para assistir os jogos da noite: NBA, NHL, enfim, todos! rs A comida é ótima, o ambiente animado e o preço é justo.
  • Juan R.
    Juan RMNovember 15, 2015
    El Denver Omelet y el café son muy buenos!
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