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Sweetwater Tavern

American Restaurant, BBQ Joint, and Wings Joint$$$$
Bricktown, Detroit
105 Tips and reviews
  • chicken wings
  • ribs
  • big pig
  • seasoned fries
  • burgers
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  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Josh B.
    Josh BAugust 17
    Great atmosphere and the wings were cooked perfect. Juicy inside crispy outside BUT they were extremely salty and over seasoned. I'll definitely give them another try considering the reviews/rep.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RichardsonFebruary 6
    Wings here are legendary! They are anything but typical. Smoky with just enough spice. You can get all "flats" for an extra $1 and be sure to add some Seasoned Fries!
  • Francesco E.
    Francesco EspositoFebruary 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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!
  • Marq J.
    Marq JohnsonApril 3, 2016
    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.
  • 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 $.
  • Collin G.
    Collin GleasonJanuary 5, 2013
    Amazing food.. the wings are out of this world, the 'big pig' pulled pork sandwich is also delicious
  • 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
  • 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)!
  • Vanessa
    VanessaJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    All the food is delicious, however I'm partial to the Cobb salad with fried chicken instead of grilled :)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Neil F.
    Neil Fo' RealSeptember 26, 2013
    Great burgers, fast, friendly service. Get there early, fills up fast. Sit at the bar.
  • Trevor
    TrevorMay 8, 2015
    Great food, great vibe. Service is a bit lax when they're busy, though.
  • Megan M.
    Megan MarieJune 8, 2014
    Try the wings and seasoned fries! Some of the best I've had!
  • 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.
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad AwadallahNovember 16, 2011
    Great tasting chicken wings! You got to try them. Their burger is also very good!
  • 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.
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HardenbrookNovember 6, 2013
    Amazing food! Had the ribs and wings! Nice old building!
  • Joe M.
    Joe MazeikaNovember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best wings in Detroit! Cajun steak tips are great too.
  • Al P.
    Al PoeJanuary 16, 2014
    The flavor is so unique once you try Sweetwater wings we think you'll be hooked for life.
  • Christine A.
    Christine AAugust 20, 2011
    Great place to park before a game and take their shuttle. Great food and amazing bloody marys!
  • Kadie H.
    Kadie HumphreysFebruary 22, 2015
    Really good wings. The service isn't that great but it stays busy so it can be expected
  • 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!
    Upvoted Aug 4
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SoaveFebruary 11, 2015
    A local treasure in Detroit!! The ribs are top notch!!
  • Alicia .
    Alicia 🐝October 9, 2012
    Ribs are bland. Wings and Cajun steak bites are awesome!!
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FriesenJanuary 29, 2015
    Fried cod wow! Wings wow! Fried strips wow! Love the backdrop! Will be back!
  • 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.
  • Asher Roth
    Asher RothFebruary 11, 2012
    Get the wings and seasoned fries while you watch Jeremy Lin highlights
  • kensingt0n
    kensingt0nJuly 30, 2010
    Wings are awesome, ribs are good too. Get the full slab of ribs and get a dozen wings free.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WortmanJuly 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Just get the wings. Seriously. Get the wings.
  • Greg C.
    Greg CarleyDecember 17, 2013
    Music after hours is amazing. Never know what t expect.
  • Michael O.
    Michael OshmanMay 26, 2012
    Cajun steak bites, grandpa's bloody mary, sweetwater wings. Amazing.
  • Francisco M.
    Francisco MendozaJune 22, 2014
    Awesome wings close to the renaissance center!
  • Keith C.
    Keith ConverseMay 23, 2015
    The wings are unique and fantastic
  • Charlie R.
    Charlie R.November 29, 2014
    You can NEVER go wrong with Sweetwater Wings and a Pepsi
  • Megan K.
    Megan KamineJanuary 19, 2014
    Best wings in detroit I heard. They're alright.
  • MrEast S.
    MrEast ScoobyOctober 15, 2014
    Ribs n wings for lunch with mom then off to work i go
  • Megan D.
    Megan DonahueMarch 27, 2014
    Great burgers and wings! Service was blah.
  • Tim K.
    Tim KaraptianJanuary 5, 2013
    Wings! Wings! Wings! So good!
  • Khalika B.
    Khalika B.October 3, 2012
    Everything is great.! But I can use a bigger piece of pie for .$6.00
  • Marty T.
    Marty TatmanAugust 2, 2013
    Great wings and great service!
  • B N.
    B NashOctober 26, 2011
    Fantastic wings and battered chicken strips!
  • Larz S.
    Larz SutherlandFebruary 17, 2015
    Ribs are the best.
  • Tyeisha D.
    Tyeisha DaltonSeptember 2, 2013
    Sunday Special... Ribs, shrimp, chicken!!!
  • Elmer T.
    Elmer ThomasMay 31, 2014
    For the Paleo folks. Get two orders of steak tips and flex.
  • Kris B.
    Kris BJuly 18, 2013
    Love their wings!!! So delicious
  • Chantay L.
    Chantay LeonardApril 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the Sweetwater Wings with a good, cold beer.
  • Ian S.
    Ian ShalapataNovember 9, 2012
    Memphis style ribs. Worth the trip.
  • James T.
    James TOctober 14, 2014
    Get the wings. Or you will regret it!
  • Irem U.
    Irem UnluJanuary 11, 2016
    awesome wings & ranch sauce!
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SJune 28, 2012
    If you don't like the wings here you're not human
  • J G.
    J GAugust 20, 2015
    I think these are the best wings I've ever had
  • Adrian T.
    Adrian TaylorApril 19, 2015
    The wings, enough said!
  • Meishawn J.
    Meishawn JohnstonMarch 15, 2014
    came here 3 times never got served once!
  • Kevin A.
    Kevin AlstonMay 24, 2014
    Great food. Love the wings
  • H2O L.
    H2O LIMOSMarch 27, 2011
    The buffalo chicken tenders are a must try
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezJanuary 2, 2011
    Best beer battered chicken fingers in the biz!
  • Jamie R.
    Jamie RytlewskiDecember 23, 2015
    The wings were awesome!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MeyersFebruary 13, 2012
    Free shuttle bus to hockey games! Tip the driver
  • Sibi S.
    Sibi SebastianSeptember 17, 2015
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SchulakApril 15, 2011
    Try the wings, they have one flavor - awesome!
  • Dominique M.
    Dominique MurrayDecember 29, 2011
    dont be scared of the buffalo....they have wings!!!!!!
  • Julie F.
    Julie FrelickAugust 24, 2014
    Wings are amazing!!
  • Erick R.
    Erick RodriguezJanuary 14, 2013
    These are the best wings in the Midwest.
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShadeSeptember 17, 2012
    Best wings and great ribs!
  • Nikki C.
    Nikki CarterJune 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Hummers in town!!
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BroylesAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best wings on the planet!
  • Franny W.
    Franny WhiteAugust 12, 2012
    Wings are good. And spicy.
  • Lita S.
    Lita SlaterJune 6, 2015
    Catfish was sooooo good!!!
  • Alyssa Z.
    OMG! Awesome experience!
  • Mabootu
    MabootuJune 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Seasoned fries are a must!
  • Brianna M.
    Brianna M.April 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The specials are great!
  • Ricky G.
    Ricky GistAugust 9, 2013
    The wings are great
  • Robert R.
    Robert RyanOctober 20, 2011
    Got the chicken club sandwich, NICE.
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GottfriedJanuary 20, 2014
    The music here is top notch.
  • Lori H.
    Lori HartmanApril 5, 2012
    Free shuttle to all events in Detroit
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WilliamsAugust 30, 2015
    Fries are the best
  • V G.
    V GNovember 27, 2010
    Ask for Brandy she is the best waitress ever!
    MS.TREBDecember 13, 2013
    Wings & drinkd on point
  • RoadRunner
    RoadRunnerJuly 10, 2013
    Get the wings!
  • Tim B.
    Tim BrumbaughJune 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food, but no kids menu.
  • William M.
    William MorrisFebruary 28, 2016
  • Steve M.
    Steve McGinnMay 30, 2011
    Best burgers and BBQ ever!!!
  • Ashanti M.
    Ashanti MomonAugust 1, 2012
    have the best Drink
  • Mollie
    MollieAugust 9, 2013
    The server we had was a little rude
  • Chris W.
    Chris WMay 29, 2012
    Wings. Do it.
  • Deborah R.
    Deborah RybickiMarch 1, 2013
    Free wing samples!
  • 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...
  • Brandi K.
    Brandi KeelerAugust 16, 2014
    Chicken Wings
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BroylesFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Wings r the bomb!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BealeSeptember 16, 2012
    Get the wings
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoldovanSeptember 7, 2015
    Perfect tailgate stop
  • Tamisha H.
    Tamisha HitchcockDecember 24, 2011
    Best wings ever!
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SadidAugust 7, 2015
    Wings 😍😍
  • Walter W.
    Walter WhiteJanuary 2, 2012
    Rib tips banging
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BraueMarch 18, 2011
    Get the wings!
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