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Sweetwater Tavern

American Restaurant, BBQ Joint, and Wings Joint$$$$
Bricktown, Detroit
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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 is....trust me, order one!
  • 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.
    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.
    Upvoted Sep 25
  • Collin G.
    Collin GleasonJanuary 5, 2013
    Amazing food.. the wings are out of this world, the 'big pig' pulled pork sandwich is also delicious
  • 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 $.
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Neil F.
    Neil Fo' RealSeptember 26, 2013
    Great burgers, fast, friendly service. Get there early, fills up fast. Sit at the bar.
  • 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.
  • Megan M.
    Megan MarieJune 8, 2014
    Try the wings and seasoned fries! Some of the best I've had!
  • Trevor
    TrevorMay 8, 2015
    Great food, great vibe. Service is a bit lax when they're busy, though.
  • 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!
  • Christine A.
    Christine AAugust 20, 2011
    Great place to park before a game and take their shuttle. Great food and amazing bloody marys!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • Kadie H.
    Kadie HumphreysFebruary 22, 2015
    Really good wings. The service isn't that great but it stays busy so it can be expected
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FriesenJanuary 29, 2015
    Fried cod wow! Wings wow! Fried strips wow! Love the backdrop! Will be back!
  • kensingt0n
    kensingt0nJuly 30, 2010
    Wings are awesome, ribs are good too. Get the full slab of ribs and get a dozen wings free.
  • Asher Roth
    Asher RothFebruary 11, 2012
    Get the wings and seasoned fries while you watch Jeremy Lin highlights
  • 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.
  • Elmer T.
    Elmer ThomasMay 31, 2014
    For the Paleo folks. Get two orders of steak tips and flex.
  • Francisco M.
    Francisco MendozaJune 22, 2014
    Awesome wings close to the renaissance center!
  • Megan D.
    Megan DonahueMarch 27, 2014
    Great burgers and wings! Service was blah.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SchulakApril 15, 2011
    Try the wings, they have one flavor - awesome!
  • 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
  • Khalika B.
    Khalika B.October 3, 2012
    Everything is great.! But I can use a bigger piece of pie for .$6.00
  • Tim K.
    Tim KaraptianJanuary 5, 2013
    Wings! Wings! Wings! So good!
  • Tyeisha D.
    Tyeisha DaltonSeptember 2, 2013
    Sunday Special... Ribs, shrimp, chicken!!!
  • B N.
    B NashOctober 26, 2011
    Fantastic wings and battered chicken strips!
  • Marty T.
    Marty TatmanAugust 2, 2013
    Great wings and great service!
  • Chantay L.
    Chantay LeonardApril 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the Sweetwater Wings with a good, cold beer.
  • Kris B.
    Kris BJuly 18, 2013
    Love their wings!!! So delicious
  • Larz S.
    Larz SutherlandFebruary 17, 2015
    Ribs are the best.
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