A vibrant bar and restaurant right on Michigan Avenue, offering full views of the city from our indoor seating and patio area. Our modern American food menu is complemented by a great craft beer list, seasonal cocktails, and an upbeat atmosphere. Just north of Millennium Park and steps from the Theater district, Sweetwater is the perfect destination for lunch, dinner, after-work drinks, and late night celebrating.
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Due to indoor dining restrictions in Illinois. We intend to reopen when mandates lift.


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…two blocks south of the Chicago River, Sweetwater Tavern and Grille is the ideal place for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night celebrating in ‘The Loop’.

Sweetwater is known among the restaurants in downtown Chicago that offer an upbeat atmosphere, friendly service, approachable menu, full liquor bar, smart wine list, and great beer selection.

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craft beers available


Nothing but thanks and praise to Team Sweetwater, we really had a nice time with friends!

Patrick S.


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(For parties of 9-14, please call. For parties of 15 or more, please visit our Large Group Info page)

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Now open on Michigan Ave

Sweetwater Tavern and Grille offers modern American classics with a twist and a huge variety of beer, wine and cocktails. Our patio is an oasis among the thriving city streets of downtown Chicago. We are excited to welcome you to our restaurant!

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