Chicago Brewing Co. & Cigar Lounge
Taps: 7 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
3.13/5 rDev -9.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I enjoyed the Brown Ale. Rich, malty and, above all, fresh. Same thing goes for the sliders. I visited at 11am when the place was clean and quiet and enjoyed it. (My internal clock is a mess in Vegas.) It is worth a visit. But remember, it is downtown Vegas and teh 4 Queens. It ain't the Bellagio. Embrace the sleezyness and enjoy it none the less!
03-17-2013 20:25:40 | More by amightywind
United Kingdom (England)
2.88/5 rDev -16.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Here on the afternoon of Saturday 1st May, Kentucky Derby day. The bar area overlooks the slot machines on the floor below, the bar was full of very noisey horse followers. Behind the bar was an equally noisey barlady in a sports shirt of some kind (a Chicago one?).
I ordered a taster selection, my wife a cup of tea. With a grunt my two storey, round taster tray was plonked down onto our dirty table. The floor was no better, French Fries and a knife under my stool, knapkins and the remains of a burger bun under my wifes. A minute later the hot water and tea bag arrives for the wife, I ask which beer is which and am told to read the filthy menu to work out what beer it is from the nine given, there being a number under each small glass.
The beers were (to be fair) fine, apart from one which had a smell like Jagermeister and a taste like Bazooka Bubble Gum.
We left because of the loadness of the customers, their bet runner and the courseness of the barlady. Those having food seemed to be enjoying it (unlike the people who had our table before us, who chucked it on the floor). It looked good, but we were not hungry and we didn't feel welcome anyway.
05-16-2010 01:09:50 | More by BlackHaddock
2.73/5 rDev -21.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$$
Visited on 2/18/2010:
Stopped in for a little grub after an afternoon on the craps tables.
As noted by the other reviewers, the place is still located in the Four Queens hotel, but kind of out of the way. A few in the party that I was traveling with had some trouble finding the place, but we eventually all hooked up.
The place was kind of small-ish. Upon entering the bar was off to the right and looked like it seated 10 or so. There was smoking allowed. We sat off to the left in a little area with some tables, maybe seated 20, maybe. Let's just say that it did not give off the vibe that most brewpubs do and leave it at that.
The service was OK, nothing special, kind of what I was used to when I lived up in Philly. Not exactly helpful, not exactly polite, not exactly quick and with a bit of attitude, but overall OK.
As for the food, we tried one of the deep dish pizzas and one thin crust. The deep dish was probably as good as one of the frozen pizzas you can pick up at your local grocery store and some of those are actually better. The thin crust we thought was better, but again, about the same quality as the deep dish. The garlic knots on the other hand were good.
While there, I only tried one beer, the IPA, and the root beer. The menu had maybe 8 beers on it, a few different styles were noted, but I don't really recall what they were. The IPA was served in a 20oz glass and thought that it was average with good drinkability. The root beer was good as well for those who like it. Also, the place would fill growlers.
Overall, definitely not a place that you must stop by if you are in Vegas, but if you find yourself downtown, it might be worth it to stop by for a beer or two, but skip the food.
03-01-2010 20:27:06 | More by PhillyStyle
4/5 rDev +15.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Visited on 1-2-10 while staying downtown in Vegas.
This place is easy to find. It's tucked away inside the Four Queens hotel/casino on Fremont street and worth the trip.
Lunch special is $5 for a slice of pizza and a beer. Otherwise beer prices start at about $4 for a pint sized mug.
I went in expecting the beers to mediocre as is usually the case with these companies that are owned by other companies but it seems the Chicago Brewing Co. has their act together. All the beers I tried were of excellent quality for such a place.
The restaurant is pretty small seating maybe less than 30 and most of that space is reserved for the cigar bar so non-smokers maybe be crowded.
The service was nothing special.
About 8 different micro beers and different Italian food on the menu.
The Chicago pizza was the best pizza I have ever eaten outside of Chicago city limits. It was that good. I was in Vegas for 4 days and I ate the pizza 3 times.
01-12-2010 11:35:17 | More by jeranbrews
3.13/5 rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped in here on a rare visit to downtown. The bar is located in the Four Queens hotel.
The area is a small, sort of triangular shaped room which sits about 8 or 10 feet above the casino floor. It's glassed off so you don't get much of the casino noise or smoke. Apparently there is smoking allowed in the bar area however, but while I was there only one person was doing it and they were at the far end from where I was, so the small amount of smoke didn't bother me.
The small bar has about 10 chairs, then against the glass area overlooking the casino there are 4 or 5 tables, each with 4 chairs. There's also a small area in the back with a couple comfortable looking sofas.
I tried a 5 beer sampler which was just under $6 and while none of the beers were great, they were all decent. The IPA was probably the best. The glasses they were served in were small, not much more than shotglass size, but held enough beer to give you a good idea of how they tasted.
The service was nothing special. There were only about 5 or 6 other people in the bar besides me, but it took a little while to get served because the waitress/bartender had to finish telling someone a story before she asked what I wanted. Other than that however, service was friendly.
Not a large selection, but they had about half a dozen of their house beers on tap.
The food looked good and the menu seemed to be reasonable, however since I'd already just eaten I passed on the food.
Overall this isn't what I'd call a must stop bar, but if you happen to be walking down Fremont St downtown and feel the urge for a beer and/ or a bite, then you might want to give this place a try.
12-02-2009 03:22:14 | More by JBogan
4.5/5 rDev +30.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is my favorite place to hang out in Las Vegas. I usually take between 5-10 trips out to LV every year. I make it over to the Chicago Brewery almost every night of every trip. The service is fantastic. The bartenders will try and get to know you despite how busy they are. They will always take care of you. The beers are phenomenal and the food is some of the best bar food you can get. They have an IPA, Stout, Pilsner-like, brown, amber, and a couple wheat beers. Try any of the pizza's (Chicago being the best) or the Filet mignon sliders.
10-27-2009 04:31:50 | More by letsgopanthers
3.7/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Located in a back corner of the 4 Queens, this isn't a terribly large place. Sort of dark, with an old-school feel to it. Some seats at the bar, a few tables, and a couple couches. We sat on the couches in the back, and had a pretty good time. Not as smoky as I would have thought.
We had 3 of thier beers. While none were outstanding, none were terrible either. We sampled the wheat, stout and IPA, with the wheat being the winner. Good sized pours for the money as well.
There was a bartender and that was about it. It took a few minutes to get a beer, as she stepped out for a minute. Later, she did come back to check on us, and get another round.
Fair amount of beers on tap, especially for Vegas. Prices were decent. I would try food next time, as the pizzas looked pretty good. All in all, a decent stop if you are down in old Vegas.
07-05-2009 14:31:40 | More by Bierguy5
3.45/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Made my way from the Strip down to Fremont (take the Deuce bus, great deal). Located way in the back corner of the Four Queens casino. Dark atmosphere inside. Long bar up front, few table seats behind that, and a few couch seats in the lounge. Not a large place at all. Grabbed a table seat and the bartender came out from behind to take my order. I went with the 5 beer sampler for $5.95. Went with the Golden Ale, Weizen, Red, Brown, and Stout, and skipped the IPA. Nothing mind blowing, but decent. Got a turkey club sandwich and fries for $7.95. A sandwich and a beer sampler for under $20 was a nice change of pace from the Strip. A fun place to stop, but this place comes in a distant second to Triple Seven, which I thought was a much better brewpub in Fremont.
03-31-2009 22:05:02 | More by morebeergood
3.43/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Chicago Brewing Co. and Cigar Lounge overlooks the gaming floor at the Four Queens. The leather couches and smooth lines give this tiny lounge a classy, old-school vibe. The room was not smokey on my visit, but it is a cigar lounge, so expect otherwise.
This satellite of Chicago Brewing Co. has about a half-dozen taps. The brewpub basics were available on my visit. I drank a glass of stout, and it was a fine example of irish dry stout. Price was $3.95 for a tall glass. (25oz?)
This is a good spot to take a break from the neon glow of Fremont Street.
02-06-2009 20:13:59 | More by frazbri
3.5/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
As if I needed another reason to visit Downtown Las Vegas. The Chicago Lounge is tucked into a cozy corner of the 4 Queens Casino. It's actually nice to get away from the crowds and the casino sounds to have a few quality brews.
The lounge is quite small with bar seating for maybe a dozen, then 5-6 high-top tables and a few couches and plush chairs in the back. Dimly lit throughout and a bit run-down it it's decor, it's on par with most other venues along Freemont Street. But certainly smaller and 'different' than I expected.
The beers, however, surprised me in another way. They were all solid, quality beers. They had their standard Gold, Light, Amber, IPA, and stout, along with the Blueberry Vanilla Wheat and the seasonal Honey Hawaiian Ale. The inventiveness of the special beers was a welcome along side of the straight-forward standard beers.
The food was quite nice as well. Compared to the Strip food, this pizza place struggles to compare, but the price and quality are worth the visit. I had the garlic knots and a vegie pizza with garlic sauce and thought they compared well with some small-town pizzarias near Chicago IL.
The Santa-clad waitress and bartender was delightful, helpful, knowledgable, and friendly on this Christmas Eve. Although it wasn't very busy, she made the double-duty seem easy.
The bar is also a welcome for cigar enthusiasts, however it makes the aromas of the beers difficult to assemilate or enjoy. It was also a hindrance for the food enjoyment. But if you come in for a smoke, then you'll enjoy the experience.
I was certainly happy to see this taproom on the strip as I don't think that I would have made it off the Strip and to enjoy these beers otherwise. The beers were above average and, along with Triple 7's, make Freemont a BA destination spot for an evening.
12-27-2008 19:52:37 | More by BEERchitect
Chicago Brewing Co. & Cigar Lounge in Las Vegas, NV
82 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.