Sweetwater Tavern

American Restaurant, BBQ Joint, and Wings Joint
400 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.0/10

Based on 191 votes

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Total Visitors
2,873
Total Visits
4,703
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  • What you need to know
    Charlie R.
    "You can NEVER go wrong with Sweetwater Wings and a Pepsi"(5 Tips)
    Eater
    "Four words: Best Wings In Detroit."(4 Tips)
    Francesco E.
    "Get the Wing and Strip combo with seasoned fries."(4 Tips)
    Brian M.
    "Get the Big Pig."(2 Tips)
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  • chicken wings
  • ribs
  • big pig
  • seasoned fries
  • burgers
  • lively
  • steak
  • good for a quick meal
  • cod
  • great value
  • pulled pork sandwich
  • good for a late night
  • Cobb salad
  • Bloody Marys
  • trendy
  • catfish
  • casual
  • music
  • beer
  • shrimp
  • Nancy H.

    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 is....trust me, order one!

    Nancy Hagerty · 4 hours ago
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  • Lita S.

    Catfish was sooooo good!!!

    Lita Slater · June 6
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  • Keith C.

    The wings are unique and fantastic

    Keith Converse · May 23
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  • Trevor

    Great food, great vibe. Service is a bit lax when they're busy, though.

    Trevor · May 8
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  • Adrian T.

    The wings, enough said!

    Adrian Taylor · April 19
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  • Kadie H.

    Really good wings. The service isn't that great but it stays busy so it can be expected

    Kadie Humphreys · February 22
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  • Larz S.

    Ribs are the best.

    Larz Sutherland · February 17
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  • Anthony S.

    A local treasure in Detroit!! The ribs are top notch!!

    Anthony Soave · February 11
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  • Kevin F.

    Fried cod wow! Wings wow! Fried strips wow! Love the backdrop! Will be back!

    Kevin Friesen · January 29
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  • Eric

    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.

    Eric · December 19, 2014
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  • Kate H.

    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.

    Kate H. · November 30, 2014
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  • Charlie R.

    You can NEVER go wrong with Sweetwater Wings and a Pepsi

    Charlie R. · November 29, 2014
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  • MrEast S.

    Ribs n wings for lunch with mom then off to work i go

    MrEast Scooby · October 15, 2014
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  • James T.

    Get the wings. Or you will regret it!

    James T · October 14, 2014
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  • Chow Down Detroit

    Best wings in Detroit! Free order of these wings with a full slab of ribs. Great deal!

    Chow Down Detroit · September 10, 2014
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  • Julie F.

    Wings are amazing!!

    Julie Frelick · August 24, 2014
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  • Brandi K.

    Chicken Wings

    Brandi Keeler · August 16, 2014
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  • Tom B.

    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 $.

    Tom Bogner · August 8, 2014
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  • Eric W.

    Just get the wings. Seriously. Get the wings.

    Eric Wortman · July 27, 2014
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  • Francisco M.

    Awesome wings close to the renaissance center!

    Francisco Mendoza · June 22, 2014
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  • Megan M.

    Try the wings and seasoned fries! Some of the best I've had!

    Megan Marie · June 8, 2014
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  • Elmer T.

    For the Paleo folks. Get two orders of steak tips and flex.

    Elmer Thomas · May 31, 2014
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  • Kevin A.

    Great food. Love the wings

    Kevin Alston · May 24, 2014
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  • Megan D.

    Great burgers and wings! Service was blah.

    Megan Donahue · March 27, 2014
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  • Meishawn J.

    came here 3 times never got served once!

    Meishawn Johnston · March 15, 2014
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  • Francesco E.

    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.

    Francesco Esposito · February 12, 2014
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  • Jonathan G.

    The music here is top notch.

    Jonathan Gottfried · January 20, 2014
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  • Megan K.

    Best wings in detroit I heard. They're alright.

    Megan Kamine · January 19, 2014
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  • Al P.

    The flavor is so unique once you try Sweetwater wings we think you'll be hooked for life.

    Al Poe · January 16, 2014
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  • Chris H.

    The absolute best wings next to Anchor Bar, the legendary bar in Buffalo, NY where they were first invented

    Chris Hart · January 5, 2014
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  • Greg C.

    Music after hours is amazing. Never know what t expect.

    Greg Carley · December 17, 2013
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  • MS.TREB

    Wings & drinkd on point

    MS.TREB · December 13, 2013
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  • Joe M.

    Best wings in Detroit! Cajun steak tips are great too.

    Joe Mazeika · November 13, 2013
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  • Cheryl H.

    Amazing food! Had the ribs and wings! Nice old building!

    Cheryl Hardenbrook · November 6, 2013
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  • Eater

    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]

    Eater · October 10, 2013
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  • Neil F.

    Great burgers, fast, friendly service. Get there early, fills up fast. Sit at the bar.

    Neil Fo' Real · September 26, 2013
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  • Kurt B.

    Make a habit of this place. Awesome wings and ribs. And I know ribs. I'm from Austin, Texas.

    Kurt Bradley · September 11, 2013
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  • Tyeisha D.

    Sunday Special... Ribs, shrimp, chicken!!!

    Tyeisha Dalton · September 2, 2013
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  • Mollie

    The server we had was a little rude

    Mollie · August 9, 2013
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  • Ricky G.

    The wings are great

    Ricky Gist · August 9, 2013
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  • Marty T.

    Great wings and great service!

    Marty Tatman · August 2, 2013
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  • Kris B.

    Love their wings!!! So delicious

    Kris B · July 18, 2013
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  • RoadRunner

    Get the wings!

    RoadRunner · July 10, 2013
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  • Nikki C.

    Best Hummers in town!!

    Nikki Carter · June 28, 2013
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  • Deborah R.

    Free wing samples!

    Deborah Rybicki · March 1, 2013
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  • Vanessa

    All the food is delicious, however I'm partial to the Cobb salad with fried chicken instead of grilled :)

    Vanessa · January 17, 2013
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  • Erick R.

    These are the best wings in the Midwest.

    Erick Rodriguez · January 14, 2013
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  • Tim K.

    Wings! Wings! Wings! So good!

    Tim Karaptian · January 5, 2013
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  • Collin G.

    Amazing food.. the wings are out of this world, the 'big pig' pulled pork sandwich is also delicious

    Collin Gleason · January 5, 2013
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  • Staxx M.

    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)!

    Staxx Maxx Well · December 23, 2012
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