Chicago Brewing Co. & Cigar Lounge
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Reviews by atigerlife:
3.5/5 rDev +0.6%
Went at 2:00 p.m. on a Saturday, so rather quiet. Bar is tucked away in the corner of the casino, up a short flight of stairs.
Atmosphere is comfortable. About 10 seats at the bar [with video poker, of course], 3 TV's, 3 Tables and couches. Leather chairs were very comfortable.
Service was good but I think they hadn't cleaned by beer glass properly. Smelled of detergent.
About 6 of Chicago Brewery's beers on tap. Decent enough. 14 oz. for $3 and 20 oz. for $4. Seemed fair to me. They also have a beer sampler.
Overall, worth stopping in and trying the beers if you are in the neighborhood.
10-12-2006 19:22:54 | More by atigerlife
More User Reviews:
3.13/5 rDev -10.1%
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 -17.2%
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 -21.6%
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 +14.9%
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 -10.1%
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
Chicago Brewing Co. & Cigar Lounge in Las Vegas, NV
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