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Sweetwater Tavern

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400 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226-2913
+1 313-962-2210
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I sat at the bar and was served immediately. I ordered the ribs and wings combo. When the food came the rib meat was falling over the side of the plate and some fell out because it was so tender. The sauce was good, but the tenderness of the meat was out of this world. The wings are very unique... More 

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Thank Jodi C
Windsor, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have heard the rave reviews about the Wings at the Sweetwater tavern. so we decided to try on Feb 26 2017. To start we could not get a table but the waiter was more than willing to accommodate us when one became available. When we did get seated the service was slow, not the same waiter, but a waitress.... More 

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Thank Robert G
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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654 reviews
483 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I travel across the country throughout the year for business, eating in lots of restaurants and this is my first terrible rating. Walk in and seat yourself which is fine, but it's downhill from there. It was an effort for my server to wait on me, a puss the entire time, couldn't care less about checking on me throughout the... More 

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Thank wkrupa
Bronx, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great local restaurant a couple of blocks in from the river front and a short walk from Greektown... Great selection of local beers and as the title states, the best wings in the midwest!!

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Thank Derek J
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Went after concert at St. Andrews with my family & friends. Atomsphere and attitude from staff was unwelcoming to say the least. They didn't even acknowledge us and was told by another patron we didn't belong there! We weren't the right race apparently so be aware I guess if you decide to give this place a try.

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Thank nowhiners1
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Food and services are not excellent but good... the atmosphere and environment are amazing. In there you can feel the character of Detroit. People are so friendly and thanks to them you can learn a lot about the Motor City

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Thank LucaVCroce
Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A tiny place that was packed at 7pm on Saturday night! Our table had wings, meatloaf, and fish and chips. Everything was reported as delicious. They are famous for their wings. Also, this place has the best tasting water (it's Detroit water!).

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Thank summrbrz
Detroit, MI
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249 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Thought the food and atmosphere was great for a dive bar in Detroit. Had Sunday lunch which was moderately priced and tasted good. Solid 4 stars. Great chicken wings

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Thank bugsy554
Macomb, Michigan
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249 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I heard awesome things about this place and were really excited to give it a try. It's a quaint little place just across the street from St. Andrew's Hall. There's a parking lot right next door which is convenient. We were obviously told that this place has the best wings! So that's what we ordered. So I... More 

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Thank Taylor C
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Even though I'm generally not a fan of wings (I prefer boneless), my friend who was with me said she absolutely loved them and she wasn't big into wings either so I had no excuse. Their wings are pretty well-known around Detroit so obviously I got them. Definitely worth it - very good and spicy. The atmosphere is definitely no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226-2913
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-962-2210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?