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88
very good

57 Ratings
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%
$$ - reasonable
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Tropicana Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401
United States
phone: (609) 344-6699

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MmmIPA

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

I drug my fiance all the way down here from Tenn st. I had high hopes for this franchise but they were sort of let down with the selection.They is a nice selection but Ive tried almost 3/4 of the beer in some sort.I did have a Rogue Charlie and a Kona pale ale,they were both great,esp. the Kona pale ale.Im not dogging this place,Ide go back here but for a person that is just starting out in craft beer,you would be in heaven.The pints are reasonable.I met a fellow BA here with his wife,very pleasent people.

04-29-2008 19:46:48 | More by MmmIPA
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kevin62

New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

Also like another reviewer wrote, went after The Police concert a couple of months ago.Located in a mall section of The Tropicana, the first impression is not so great.The atmosphere is dark and dank,and a little run down.However once I sat down(the bar stools are not too comfortable either) and saw the great draft line-up,over 50, I was very impressed.I stated with A Chimay,also had Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot and a Rogue Porter-all were excellent and reasonably priced.The bartenders were nice and friendly and made you feel at home.Overall this is a great place to go when you are in Atlantic City,actually it is a must.Just do not expect too much of an atmosphere,something that really is not that important to me as long as there is great beer.

01-06-2008 17:57:25 | More by kevin62
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IDateTheFormula

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$

I went here on a recent trip to AC and was instructed by my boyfriend to try and pick up a few bottles of beer. I had been up there about a year ago and they had let me buy a bottle of DFH 120 min and just pay and take the bottle back home to Virginia. Long story short Nancy "the blond beer goddess" behind the bar was sooo amazingly helpful, she let me come behind the bar to look in the two coolers and then let me take a menu so I could ask my boyfriend what he wanted. I ended up with 4 goood beers, including Uniboure 15, which my boyrfiend was very excited about. Great place, great people and my boyfriend is coming next year just so he can visit!

01-03-2008 16:44:33 | More by IDateTheFormula
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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

My wife and I went to Atlantic City to see the Police. Firewaters seemed like a good place to go after the concert.

Atmosphere was pretty plain. A fairly dark, long, narrow bar. A couple of tables behind the bar area, and a few TVs over the bar. To the right is a small deli/sandwich shop which opens into the bar area. Good option as the bar doesn't serve food.

Service was quick and friendly. No complaints. Didn't hover, but seemed to pop up just as you were about to finish your beer.

Selection was quite good. 100+ bottles and around 50 taps. I enjoyed a DFH 90 and a Stone IPA. My wife had a Lindemann's Peche. Other options that I can recall included Rogue, Unibroue, Hitachino, Great Divide and a decent selection of imports. It looked quite impressive after the choices available at the concert!

Food, as I mentioned, isn't served by the bar. I bought a plate of sliders from the deli, and they were filling, but forgetable. If you are hungry, I would suggest eating before you arrive.

Overall, a good place to grab some decent beer when in Atlantic City.

11-05-2007 14:38:41 | More by
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Billolick

New York

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$$

lets face it is pretty hard to find very much "real" in Atlantic City, NJ. This place is an exception, they serve a bunch of "real" beers. Bravo for that, seeing several Stone handles ready to pour is aways a pleasure, but in the heart of an AC casino, c'mon...plenty of good stuff flowing on taps, and in bottles, all on view, I'd be nice if you can get a decent bite to eat, for that you have to order at the adjoining deli, sandwedges etc...two bars the one up front for beer and in the rear for the hard stuff...very black, bleak decor, "casino chic", I suppose, if you find your self cought in AC, its a place to get a good pint

09-14-2007 13:29:16 | More by Billolick
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surfadelic23

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I was in here last week while on vacation with my northern family. My wife younger sister and I were able to get away for a bit of a session! On tap, I tried the Victory Hop Devil, Stone IPA, and Stone Arrogant bastard. I wanted stuff that we could not get in FLA. My wife Smutty Nose Old Brown Dog and another aged version of the same beer both of which were on tap. All brews were in good form and the server was friendly and fairly knowledgeable. Definitely your best option for quality and quantity of good brews... They also have a decent website...

08-13-2007 16:17:16 | More by surfadelic23
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Gmann

New York

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Went to AC last week and was hoping to find a bar of this quality. Lucky for me it was in the casino/hotel I was staying at. Located in the marketplace of the Tropicana, near the boardwalk, the bar is in open view. According to Tropicana the establishment is a beer/martini bar. It appears that half of the bar was devoted to beers and the other half I assume was devoted to the martinis. The atmosphere is average, kind of small. The 50 beer taps are right in front of you on the wall so you get to easily see what they have. They have their current stock of bottles (101 different types) lined around the bar and a decent selection of glassware. The selection was diverse ranging from some high end Belgians (Chimay, Rochefort, Westmalle, Saison Dupont) to hop lovers brews (Hop Devil, DFH 90/60, Stone). They also had some of your more common euros. They have a beer menu to choose from but I was told it was a bit dated, several of their tap selections were out. I didn't get the sense the bartenders were very knowledgable as the one bartender didn't know which glass to use only that the distributors gave the glass to them. They do offer a "sled" of 4 4oz samplers that was pretty reasonably priced. I didn't try to food there but if you don't like pub food, there is "A-Dam Fine Deli" almost attached to the bar. Very worthy of visiting if you are in the area. I stayed for a few hours to watch the Rangers game and enjoy some tasty brews.

05-12-2007 15:29:36 | More by Gmann
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Dogbrick

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Firewaters is a not-so-hidden gem in the Quarter section of the Tropicana. It is in stumbling distance to casinos, Jitney stops and cabs so that is a plus.

The exterior is par for the course for what you would expect in a Casino bar/restaurant. On the plus side the large # of draft handles is viewable to passers-by. Inside it looks like a typical sports bar. The bar area is right at the entrance, and around the corner there is dining room seating. The bar boasts the previously-mention taps, along with their available bottles lining the walls. The establishment is dark with spartan furnishings.

The beer selection is phenomenal, especially when you consider you're technically in a casino. They have 50 drafts with surprisingly few macros. Selections include Smuttynose, DFH, Yuengling, Kona, Brooklyn, De Dolle, Sly Fox and many others. As for bottles they claim 101 from the likes of Heavyweight, Tröegs, Rogue, Victory etc. Glassware is varied and the prices are very reasonable. They also offer samplers of 4 drafts for about $7-8. Included with the sampler is a notes paper which scores extra points in my book.

The service here is good. The bartenders know the beers and know how to serve them. No complaints at all in this department.

We did not have any food on this visit, but the deli with whom they share an entrance looked worthwhile.

Overall this is a place I would definitely make a point to visit any time in Atlantic City.

05-11-2007 15:41:34 | More by Dogbrick
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Franchise

Oregon

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I knew I was making my way to Atlantic City so I decided that I needed to not only bring beer for my room but try to find a place that has good offerings for my stay. My search led me to Firewaters, at first glance not a great looking place on the casino side of the Tropicana Hotel. As you walk in you notice that whole amtosphere thing leaves you quick because the beer selection is very good and I'm pretty sure the best in Atlantic City. I was in there on a early sat night about 7-8.

The bar tender seemed knowledgeable but with all the taps in front of me there wasn't any need for many questions. Most of the taps I've seen before, Firewaters had about 50 taps with only Miller Lite and one other offering that was kicked.

The beers to be had were DFH (90/60), Sly Fox-Saison, Allagash, Kona Brewing-Pale Ale, Chimay Blue, Brooklyn, Stone, etc. All reasonably priced with a load of bottles in the fridge as well. They have a 4 beer sampler/for the price of the pint of the most expensive sample you order. I wish I could have spent more time in this place, with all the beers I did not get to try but if I ever come back to AC this place will be a nightly hang out.

04-19-2007 17:47:31 | More by Franchise
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potownbill

New York

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$

I got tired of paying $6.00+ for a glass of Yuengling draft at the bar in the casino so I decided to wander downstairs to see if there was a better bar with more selection. Firewaters was a welcome find. I decided to spend my hard earned money there, rather than in the Casino. There was an ample selection. Chimay on draft for the same price as the Yuengling upstairs. The bartender on Thursday was totally unknowledgeable about the beers, but the taps were right in front of me so there was not much to ask. Saturday's barkeep knew a lot more, and knew what glassware to use. Stone and Dogfish Head on tap, with a large selection in bottles. A beer lovers oasis. No atmosphere, but I spent my time talking to friends and deciding what my next beer would be.

04-02-2007 00:32:03 | More by potownbill
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