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Sweetwater Tavern

American Restaurant, BBQ Joint, and Wings Joint$$$$
Bricktown, Detroit
101 Tips and reviews
  • chicken wings
  • big pig
  • ribs
  • seasoned fries
  • burgers
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  • Marq J.
    Sweetwater is the bizness! My faves are the beer battered chicken strips, seasoned fries, fish and chips, and purple rains. Beyond that, you're on your own.
  • John K.
    John KNovember 17, 2015
    In Detroit on business and looking for wings. Loved this place! Wings have a kick and I will be going back again soon! The ribs will b next on my list!
  • Tiger H.
    Tiger HoodsAugust 17, 2015
    Just left from returning an order. Ribs were over cooked and wings were old. Would not recommend ribs again...
  • Nancy H.
    Nancy HagertyAugust 5, 2015
    The very BEST Reuben Sandwich I've ever had! If you know me and my tendencies to "creep out" over certain meats you'd understand what a supreme compliment this me, order one!
  • Keith C.
    Keith ConverseMay 23, 2015
    The wings are unique and fantastic
  • Trevor
    TrevorMay 8, 2015
    Great food, great vibe. Service is a bit lax when they're busy, though.
  • Kadie H.
    Kadie HumphreysFebruary 22, 2015
    Really good wings. The service isn't that great but it stays busy so it can be expected
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SoaveFebruary 11, 2015
    A local treasure in Detroit!! The ribs are top notch!!
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FriesenJanuary 29, 2015
    Fried cod wow! Wings wow! Fried strips wow! Love the backdrop! Will be back!
  • Eric
    EricDecember 19, 2014
    Sweetwater is where I take people to blow their minds. Their wings are on a level of their own. I will never go to Buffalo Wild Wings after eating their wings.
  • Kate H.
    Kate H.November 30, 2014
    Everyone talks about the wings, but the ribs are where it's at. Get a full slab and they throw in wings for free. Really friendly atmosphere and cozy spot for lunch or dinner any time.
  • James T.
    James TOctober 14, 2014
    Get the wings. Or you will regret it!
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitSeptember 10, 2014
    Best wings in Detroit! Free order of these wings with a full slab of ribs. Great deal!
  • Tom B.
    Tom BognerAugust 8, 2014
    Great service. Showed up with a group of 8. Out the door within an hour. I had the wings. Better than chain rest, and good value for $.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WortmanJuly 27, 2014
    Just get the wings. Seriously. Get the wings.
  • Francisco M.
    Francisco MendozaJune 22, 2014
    Awesome wings close to the renaissance center!
  • Megan M.
    Megan MarieJune 8, 2014
    Try the wings and seasoned fries! Some of the best I've had!
  • Elmer T.
    Elmer ThomasMay 31, 2014
    For the Paleo folks. Get two orders of steak tips and flex.
  • Megan D.
    Megan DonahueMarch 27, 2014
    Great burgers and wings! Service was blah.
  • Meishawn J.
    Meishawn JohnstonMarch 15, 2014
    came here 3 times never got served once!
  • Francesco E.
    Francesco EspositoFebruary 12, 2014
    These are my favorite wings anywhere. I struggle to eat wings anywhere else because they are not the same. Get the Wing and Strip combo with seasoned fries.
  • Megan K.
    Megan KamineJanuary 19, 2014
    Best wings in detroit I heard. They're alright.
  • Al P.
    Al PoeJanuary 16, 2014
    The flavor is so unique once you try Sweetwater wings we think you'll be hooked for life.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HartJanuary 5, 2014
    The absolute best wings next to Anchor Bar, the legendary bar in Buffalo, NY where they were first invented
  • Greg C.
    Greg CarleyDecember 17, 2013
    Music after hours is amazing. Never know what t expect.
  • Joe M.
    Joe MazeikaNovember 13, 2013
    Best wings in Detroit! Cajun steak tips are great too.
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HardenbrookNovember 6, 2013
    Amazing food! Had the ribs and wings! Nice old building!
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 10, 2013
    This place is no frills, but it has a reputation for solid food and beer in the bottle. Why do diners really love it though? Four words: Best Wings In Detroit. [Eater 38 Member]
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  • Neil F.
    Neil Fo' RealSeptember 26, 2013
    Great burgers, fast, friendly service. Get there early, fills up fast. Sit at the bar.
  • Kurt B.
    Kurt BradleySeptember 11, 2013
    Make a habit of this place. Awesome wings and ribs. And I know ribs. I'm from Austin, Texas.
  • Mollie
    MollieAugust 9, 2013
    The server we had was a little rude
  • Vanessa
    VanessaJanuary 17, 2013
    All the food is delicious, however I'm partial to the Cobb salad with fried chicken instead of grilled :)
  • Collin G.
    Collin GleasonJanuary 5, 2013
    Amazing food.. the wings are out of this world, the 'big pig' pulled pork sandwich is also delicious
  • Staxx M.
    Staxx Maxx WellDecember 23, 2012
    Sweetwater is only good food if you're already drunk before you arrive.. PS. Don't eat the green beans (they're from Save-a-Lot)!
  • Alicia .
    Alicia 🐝October 9, 2012
    Ribs are bland. Wings and Cajun steak bites are awesome!!
  • Khalika B.
    Khalika B.October 3, 2012
    Everything is great.! But I can use a bigger piece of pie for .$6.00
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SJune 28, 2012
    If you don't like the wings here you're not human
  • Michael O.
    Michael OshmanMay 26, 2012
    Cajun steak bites, grandpa's bloody mary, sweetwater wings. Amazing.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MulloyMarch 2, 2012
    Get the Big Pig. Eat it with the onion. Don't kiss anybody. For dessert: the Hummer with Remy.
  • Asher Roth
    Asher RothFebruary 11, 2012
    Get the wings and seasoned fries while you watch Jeremy Lin highlights
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad AwadallahNovember 16, 2011
    Great tasting chicken wings! You got to try them. Their burger is also very good!
  • B N.
    B NashOctober 26, 2011
    Fantastic wings and battered chicken strips!
  • Christine A.
    Christine AAugust 20, 2011
    Great place to park before a game and take their shuttle. Great food and amazing bloody marys!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SchulakApril 15, 2011
    Try the wings, they have one flavor - awesome!
  • H2O L.
    H2O LIMOSMarch 27, 2011
    The buffalo chicken tenders are a must try
  • puddin p.
    puddin playhouseJanuary 3, 2011
    A wise man once said anything that has a paragarph or more of desciption on the menu must be good. They were wrong. The wings are GREAT! Best ever PERIOD! Thank you SW
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezJanuary 2, 2011
    Best beer battered chicken fingers in the biz!
  • Vance G.
    Vance GletonNovember 27, 2010
    Ask for Brandy she is the best waitress ever!
  • kensingt0n
    kensingt0nJuly 30, 2010
    Wings are awesome, ribs are good too. Get the full slab of ribs and get a dozen wings free.
  • Romondo L.
    Romondo LockeMarch 11, 2010
    Best Wings, plus great atmosphere. The music from the jukebox will make you think you are at a concert. Great food.
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