Party Earth Review Located at the south end of the city’s famously ritzy Magnificent Mile, Sweetwater Tavern and Grille is a cavernous sports bar and restaurant with an upscale, minimalist vibe. Floor-to-ceiling windows and dozens of plush... ... read full review
225 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple Express Lines: State/Lake
M–W 11am–11pm, Th 11am–midnight, F 11am–1am, Sa 10am–1am, Su 10am–10pm
The Loop, Chicago –
Located at the south end of the city’s famously ritzy Magnificent Mile, Sweetwater Tavern and Grille is a cavernous sports bar and restaurant with an upscale, minimalist vibe.
Floor-to-ceiling windows and dozens of plush white booths around the perimeter provide a cozy spot for tourists and local professionals to enjoy some of the seventy beer options and a great view of the bustling shoppers outside.
The views are equally good of the game thanks to twenty large-screen TVs scattered throughout the single room, so patrons won’t miss a play whether they’re huddled up in the booths or gathered around the dark red tables in the community seating area.
Jagged travertine pillars neatly split the center of the space, while a long wooden bar along the right side is usually packed with after-work drinkers and sports fans, as well as hungry shoppers stopping in for some hearty mac and cheese or seasoned lamb chops.
In warm weather, patrons can make their way out to the several dozen tables on the back patio for drinks and dinner under the stars.
Clearly popular as a lunch destination for local suits, Sweetwater Tavern and Grille also serves as a prime spot for upscale sports enthusiasts and rowdy college kids alike looking to catch a game and a beer in arguably the chicest part of town.
College-age sports fans, young and older professionals for weekday lunch and after-work specials, tourists, and upscale shoppers, 20s to 40+.
More than two dozen TVs tuned to major sporting events. Free Wi-Fi.
Full menu of hearty American cuisine, including lamb chops, skirt steak, and chicken pot pie.
Brunch $5–$11, appetizers $10–$13, entrées $9–$19. Beer $4.50–$8, wine $9–$13/glass or $38–$50/bottle, cocktails $8–$12, mixed drinks $8–$12.
Casual chic: work attire during the day and after work, jerseys and team shirts for game days.
Early evenings for a packed scene every night, and any time there’s a major televised sporting event and a rowdy crowd.
Tilted Kilt (17 North Wabash), also known as the “Irish Hooters,” is another spacious sports bar three blocks west with fifty TVs and scantily-clad waitresses.