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Chicago Brewing Co. & Cigar Lounge

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Chicago Brewing Co. & Cigar LoungeChicago Brewing Co. & Cigar Lounge
BA SCORE
82
good

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
Taps: 7
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

202 Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101-5606
United States
phone: (702) 385-4011

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @4queenslv

Notes:
Inside the Four Queens casino.
This is a satellite location of Chicago Brewing Co.
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Reviews by atigerlife:
Photo of atigerlife
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of buzzedup
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of GT1
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MRJAZZ
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

A pleasant find while taking in Fremont Street. The IPA was tasty and my wife liked the Heffe. She also hit on one of the bandits !

Photo of 98green
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BierBliss
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of amightywind
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
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!

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

Photo of PhillyStyle
2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

Photo of jeranbrews
4/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Photo of JBogan
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Photo of letsgopanthers
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%
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.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Photo of morebeergood
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Photo of frazbri
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Photo of hellomcfly
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in here quickly to have a beer as I was visiting Freemont street with my parents and girlfriend. This is a very small place that overlooks the gaming floor in the 4 queens. Atmosphere was solid. It was dark and seating was pretty comfortable. A couple of tv's were on. I'd have to imagine this is the best place to get beer on freemont street as Chicago makes some good brews. I had their springfest which features coriander. It was different and good. Also had their rootbeer to go and it was top notch. I didn't have any food while I was here. We went down the street and clogged our arteries with fried oreos and twinkies.

I would definitely spend some time drinking quality beer here if I was staying on freemont street.

Photo of charlzm
2.74/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4

Visited late Sunday morning, 05/11/08.

Not too hard to find this place in the Four Queens Casino. If approaching from the direction of the 15 (or the Main Street Station's Triple 7 brewpub), it's an immediate right and up a short flight of stairs .

We arrived right at opening time and the barkeep got our nine beer samplers poured pretty fast. She didn't bother to tell us what the seasonals were and there were no signs or info on the menus. We figured them out, though. The beers were an interesting bunch, if not all high quality. I wonder if they lost something in the trip from the brewery to our glasses.

I bought a cigar from the counter (notice I didn't call it a humidor) and it was so dried out the wrapper started peeling off after I cut the end.

Since we had the place to ourselves, we thought it was pretty cool. The decor is dark grey suede sofas in sort of a sectional and some high tables and stools. Comfortable and kinda old school. OF COURSE there were two big screen TVs tuned to sports (one golf and the other a Chicago Cubs game).

Soon, a regular came in and had the barkeep turn up the volume on the baseball game. She and he began talking about Chicago and their interest in the team and so forth, kinda ruining the vibe for us sports haters.

A few more people came in and sat at the tables before we left.

So... lack of interest in the beer by the staff, inability to escape from sports, poorly maintained cigar stock... looks like I'm not going back any time soon.

Photo of bierme
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

For Las Vegas, the atmoshpere is pretty good. But, for the rest of the country it is average to poor. The bar portion is just grim, while the resturaunt is not bad.

Quality of the beer is good. I have not had their famous double or Tripel, but the bock i had nailed the style. The IPA is good but not great and the cherry is very interesting.

Service is good, they make an effort. knowledge of beer is in need of improvement.

The Selection while not huge is not aweful.

The food was better than average.

Like a lot of things in Las Vegas this was a good value.

Photo of gumper2
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Expected a bigger place with loads of people great cigar selection and lots of beer choices. The place was small and cramp no place to sit not very clear on beer selection at first and not a good cigar selection. So I smoked my own cigar and ordered up a stout which I did enjoy.Now that i loosened up a little a table opened (1 of maybe 6)sat down and ordered up an IPA which was very tasty.Talked with a couple at the next table over who told us that their food was good but not that great . Overall the beer was good but nothing special.

Photo of Gavage
3/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

After a short stop at Triple 7 Brewpub, I figured I would walk to the 4 Queens to check out the Chicago pub. When I entered the casino you notice the glass window with the bar behind it up a few stairs overlooking the slot area.

The room is dark and very small, probably can handle about 20 people at most. Nobody was initially behind the bar but eventually someone came out. The have a few of the standard Chicago offerings here, not as many as the main brewpub. I had the amber and it seemed a bit old but still passable. I wonder how many people are actually drinking in here over the course of a day. I was the only one in the bar late afternoon.

I did notice another bar by the front door had two Chicago taps too, so it looks like you can get the beers in the casino, not just the pub.

If in the downtown area, Triple 7 seems to hit the spot over this place. But the original Chicago Brewpub is the preferable place to go for a quality experience.

Photo of tomtuttle
2.33/5  rDev -33%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

I was expecting a full-blown "Chicago" franchise; that is not what this is.

It is a small, cramped, dark bar in the Four Queens casino. There are only about 5 tables and several barstools. We ordered the Brown Ale and it was completely undrinkable (obviously infected). Had the beer quality been better, I would have found the value proposition quite good.

Other batches from the usually-reliable Chicago chain might make this a viable craft beer outlet if you happen to be in the area for the Fremont Street Experience anyway. I would not seek this place out, nor would I plan to spend much time on the premises.

Photo of rousee
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place is literally a few steps off the casino floor of the Four Queens hotel. It seems that most of these downtown hotels have been spruced up quite a bit in the last couple years as this place is much nicer than I remember it being a few years ago.

This little brewpub/restaurant (or outpost of a brewpub) is kind of like an overlook spot over the casino floor. I dont even know if the beers from here are available in the rest of the casino because it was easier for me to just go up and pay for one if I was playing downstairs. I dont think they were more than 4 dollars a piece and they were giving me this giant mug of beer for that price.

The beers were all quite good and in keeping with what I remember from my experience at the main Chicago brewing (Sahara and Ft Apache). I did do the sampler and the styles were quite standard--a brown ale, a hefeweisse, a pale ale, an amber, and a light golden. They were all good and I had one brown and then a golden after the sampler.

The service was very friendly but slow. It just seemed that they were definitely in no hurry. I still tipped them well as my beers were comped when I was playing video poker but the service was definitely not good. They do have some nice leather chairs and I was able to enjoy a cigar while up here. If its not too crowded the atmosphere in here is fantastic I must say.

The food was better than you would expect and we had just this appetizer of garlic knots which are like these little parmesan-garlic pretzel knots with a nice marinara sauce to dip them in. They were excellent but they spoiled our appetites as we were planning on having dinner but werent too hungry after having these. Pricing on food was cheap too. Highly recommended place if you are in Old Vegas/downtown.

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