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Type: Bar, Eatery

Tropicana Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401
United States

(609) 344-6699 | map

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Photo of kevin62
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of IDateTheFormula
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
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!

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Photo of
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
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

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Photo of surfadelic23
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
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...

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Photo of Gmann
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of Franchise
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of potownbill
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of Imstillthegman
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

As noted by a few others, what this place lacks in atmosphere is made up in their selection. Located down on the lower level of the Tropicana and just about 50 yards from the from both the Boardwalk and Hooters and right across from Corky's (where the food is much better...grab it to go and bring it into Firewaters). Tall green metal fence separates this place from the walkway. Once you come in it's nothing fancy...nice long L-shaped marble bar and about a dozen pub tables. They have something like 50 taps and 101 bottles to choose from. The servers could definately be taught a little more about the beers they serve. I had to ask for a glass for my bottle of Oaked Arrogant Bastard I ordered. Once it gets a little later ( 11 PM or so) the place really gets to be more like a night club and the music is blaring. So, unless that's your thing, I would suggest going before then. Also, don't get your hopes up too high when you look at their beer menu as sometimes what you see and want is now sold out...but thay have plenty else to choose from.

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Photo of BillyB
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This place has one of the best draft selections of any bar I've ever been to. 51 taps including the Stone Russian Imperial Stout! They also had Dogfish Head, Weyerbacher, Victory, Allagash, Smuttynose and Imports like La Chouffe, Hoegaarden, Chimay, Paulaner, Newcastle and Pilsner Urquell. Just amazing! They also had over 100 bottled beers as well. The staff was friendly and knowledgable.
The strange part about this place is that it's just plopped in the middle of a mall in a casino. Not a very pleasant atmosphere but I'm not going to harp on it. I would come to this place if it was in the middle of a flaming pit of lava.
The food was cheap junk food, but very tasty and great deals. We had mini burrito's and mini hamburgers for like, $5. They have a martini bar kind of next door to it but I didn't go near it.
As far as selection goes this place is a MUST visit!

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Photo of mateobmc
4.09/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A beer bar in the disneyworld like fake citywalk of the Tropicana in AC? I spent the night here on a Friday, and without question, this place does leave something to desire in the way of atmosphere. But, the beer selection is something any beer bar could be proud of. The menu is sorted by draft/bottle and country. Monster Belgian choices, but if you just came over from Monk's Cafe in Philly, you'd be disappointed.

The staff aren't experts, but, that's not the point. Rare do you find a qualified beer bar with bartenders that are straight up knockouts. Absolutely beautiful women, after a while the only thing keeping me at the bar were my eyes, inexorably locked to the delightful servers.

A beer oasis amongst AC mediocrity. Check it out, enjoy the beer, enjoy the ladies.

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Photo of countmeoutt
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

Every time i go to the tropicana i like to make a stop here at Firewaters. There are positives about this place and they are also negatives. Its situated in what looks and feels like a mall area with no wall but a big black gate and a deli on your left hand side. Basically there isnt much of an atmosphere to the place. The barstools at times feel weird,maybe its just me. One reviewer below me mentioned how they look like seats from a lawnmower and thats exactly what they look like.

So now we get to the beer. While i really do enjoy coming to this place i will say everytime ive been here i ask for at least 2 beers and find out they are kicked. They also have a big menu of beers which never seems to be current. But I'm not really gonna complain about that. There is around 50 taps and 101 bottled and if youre a fan of craft beer and in the area there isnt anywhere better to go. Sometimes later at night the music can get a bit loud and feels almost like a club. The bartenders are sometimes good, some of them dont really know a whole lot about beer. However there's usually an older man behind the bar and he knows his stuff.

They also have samples. For the price of a pint you can get 4 indivuidual samples on a tray with some paper to take notes on them. It still doesnt make firewaters a beer bar though. On my last visit some of the beers on tap were Fullers ESB,Stone IPA,Arrogant Bastard,Blithering Idiot,Heavyweight Cinderbock, the selection is there,just hope the keg isnt kicked.

Also dont get any food there, eat before you go. i ordered a hamburger and i dont even know where it came from but it wasnt good. Go here simply for the beer..or if you like loud music.

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Photo of jwc215
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

It was in a walkway in A.C. It was very thin and a tight squeeze. Not much room. The bartender was pretty friendly. He said he was the one to order the beers. There was an incredible selection of local craft and imports. They had over a hundred beers. Many on tap. Of the few I sampled, including Saison DuPont and a Rogue Bastard Ale, Chimay gold, and Stone IPA (the last three on tap), they were very fresh.
I didn't try any food, if they even have it.
If, in AC and looking for a good beer selection, this is definately worth checking out. Incredible beer selection.

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Photo of StonyB
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Firewaters in Atlantic City's Tropicana Hotel/Casino takes a lot of flack from some people for various reasons. They don't like the quality of the taps, or the bar is out of the beer they want, or the staff doesn't know enough about beer. And maybe, on certain visits, these are valid complaints.

But as far as I'm concerned, take Firewaters for what it is; a bar with an excellent selection of draft and bottled beers in a city that otherwise has next to nothing to offer in craft beer.

Ok, the atmosphere is nothing special. The bar is on the ground floor of the Trop, inside but extremely close to the famous AC Boardwalk. The bar is open to pedestrian traffic, and seats about 20 in a hook-shape. The taps are impressive to look at, as is the beer menu. Clientele ranges from beer geeks like me to young beach bums looking for a Jack and Coke....

The quality of the beers that have been served to me here over 3 visits have been fine. No bad ones.

Service has been solid, excellent on my most recent visit. Danielle is adorable, and while she's not a beer fanatic, knows enough to make recommendations. Desiree is attractive and equally knowledgable as well. The manager, Doug, knows his beer, and tries very hard to improve the image of his establishment among beer fans. We had a nice discussion, and in appreciation, he sold me a bottle of Stone Vertical Epic 060606, one of only 8 that he had. It wasn't on the menu...Thanks, Doug.

The selection..well you simply can't complain about it. The 50 taps run the gamut from macros to Fuller's ESB, to Stone's Arrogant Bastard, to well, beer from just about every nation that produces it. And the bottles are pretty awe-inspiring, including an extensive Belgian selection....

You can buy food at the deli next door, and eat it at the bar.

Prices appear to be quite reasonable, generally $5 for most drafts.

Here's the deal....don't come to Atlantic City strictly to drink beer at Firewaters. BUT, if you're in A.C. anyway, this is THE place to go to for your good beer fix. Cheers...

**Stony's Biscuit** - Your experience at Firewaters will match your expectations. If you come expecting to be pampered by beer geniuses who will cater to your every whim, you probably won't enjoy yourself. If, instead, you find yourself genuinely pleased to be in a bar with a huge selection of great beer in an otherwise barren beer desert, you'll be just fine...

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Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Firewaters is located in Atlantic City at the Tropicana Casino.

While it has over 100 different beers. Some downsides are that there list of new beers is never night i was in and i picked 5 different beers before i found one that they actually had in stock.

The crowd is usually younger and i understand where people are coming form when they say this is not a "beer bar". Im 22 so its perfect for me good beers, music and alot of girls usually. But the quality and selection of beers doesnt match what this place is about. They need to find there niche and stick with it

It is sad to go there and seeing 99% of the people there drinking either bud, miller, corona, or mixed drinks.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I was forced to revisit some of my prejudices while visiting this place. I am usually not big on corporate establishments; I have an aversion to non-sports related gambling; I had not been to Atlantic City in over twenty years, and yet, this visit would expose me to all three.

Surprise! I found myself really enjoying this place. It is in a corner on the first floor of the Tropicana Hotel and Casino complex, opposite a Starbucks. They have two bars, one solely for martinis, one solely for beer, making for an uncluttered mecca of beer. They feature two upright coolers, an bank of taps that is reminiscent of the old McFly's in Lancaster, PA, and a couple of standard bar coolers. The claim to fame is "50 Draft Beers [and] 101 Bottle Beers" and I was fat, dumb, and happy during my visit.

My server's t-shirt identified her as a "Beer Babe" and who would I be to disagree? She was friendly and attentive without being obtrusive, plus she was kind enough to put on the Bradley/Pitt basketball game for me. My only objections were overhearing her recommend a beer as "light" as opposed to "dark" and offering a chilled glass in place of one at room temperature. I am already a Beer Pest and I just could not bring myself to correct these errors.

The decor is very minimalistic, with a lot of flat black, low-key lighting, exposed ducting and a beautiful marble bar top. The bar is surrounded (mostly) by tables and chairs, although there were a few high tables with stools.

The selection was great and the prices entirely reasonable, so there is every good possibility that I will be back.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

My second trip to Firewaters in Atlantic City turned out to be shorter than the first, but still enjoyable. There is a martini bar located in the back that looks like it has now been abandoned. There are just seats around the bar and no bottles on the glowing fake-ice structure, I remember it being in use last time I was there a few months back. The selection is large, but unexciting. I would rather have less to choose from with more emphasis on the quality of the beer. The service was great. I ordered a Rochefort 10 and the bartender kindly asked me what type of glass I would like with it and whether I would like the glass chilled or not. I answered, "something that is not a pint glass and is not cold." I was presented with a room-temp Belgian tulip glass. The beer tasted great, so no problems with quality.

The ground level of the Tropicana Casino is truly a unique setting for this bar, but I have to say it does not feel out-of-place there. They also offer beer to go (in plastic cups). And if you're hungry, there's plenty of places close-by to grab some food. I will always come back to this bar when I visit the Tropicana.

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Photo of Dithyramb
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This is a rereview--my first being mid-2004--after several trips in.
I rate atmosphere based on location and the overall feel of a place. Given my normal sensation of "fakeness" in casinos, I was expecting the worst, even with the glowing reviews I read. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised with Firewaters. It wasn't incredibly comfortable, but is perfect for sitting back and putting down some quality beers. As long as you look forward, you see the beers and such and think you are in a new bar. Behind you, however, is a wire fence, a food court, and old ladies in jogging suits on their way to the slots.

I'd generally call it average to slightly above, given that they've really done something with the space and the area. However, sometimes, the place gets a real beat down sort of vibe, filled with morons and blaring music. I do like the fact that you can take a plastic cup of goodness with you, only really wishing that the poker room were better in the Trop. The entire food court/restaurant area here gets crazy packed on the weekends. This is one of the few joints within where you won't have to wait an hour for a table.

The quality and selection of beers were nice and I've downgraded from my initial review. They had about 50 taps and they claim around 100 bottles. They have a good deal of macros tossed in, a decent selection of regional goodies, but unfortunately haven't really seen anything overly rare here. They did hook me up with two HopDevils to go before the Bruce show.

They have a few hotties working the tables at times. Good to look at, helpless with the beer. If you want beer help, talk to the manager. The tenders have always been fast and efficient.

I now have a place to go when I've spent all my money and the ladies are wasting time at the penny slots. Thank you Firewaters, you've filled the void. Most trips to AC are a toss up between here, Tun Tavern and the scrappy Irish joint, depending on how the gambling went. This is the more expensive of the three, with most pints being in the $5-6 range...

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Photo of Jredner
4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I had a great time here. The tap selection is very extenisve..50 or so taps and while it isn't the kind of selection that includes anything truly rare there are a lot of high quality American Micros and Imports on draft...many of which are hard to find out of a bottle. The bottle selection is also very nice and I was shocked by some very good Saison and Lambic selections I wouldn't have expected at a bar basically catering to tourists. My wife and I had a very good time and you can bet if I end up in Atlantic City again this place will get my money.

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Photo of Garraputo
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Went to Atlantic City with my brother and Dad a couple weeks ago on Saturday for lunch and a little gambling and to stop in at Firewaters before we left. You might expect Firewaters to be in the Tropicana's highly advertised area called the Quarter along with most of the other bars/restaurants. Rather it is on the opposite side of the building and casino floor, tucked away on the street level, along Hooters, a Deli and the Casino Market. Wasn't too busy while we were there, only the main bar was occupied. We found the last three stools on the end of the backwards J style bar. Had a couple TVs on showing some college football, although from where we were we could only see one.

The big draw of Firewaters is their selection of beers boasting 50 on tap and 101 bottles. Take out the slice of marcos on the list and its still a impressive list. As you might expect there is a fair number of macros on tap so you get a greater variety from the bottles. The only disappointment (but I kind of expected it) is the selection has a lot of Northeast Breweries (Victory, Flying Fish, Heavyweight, Smuttynose etc...) and well known Belgians on it which generally you can get at a good local store/bar.

The service was better than I expected. Although the bar wasn't too busy I think there was only one bartender taking orders and one "supervisor" who wasnt serving but overseeing things. Considering this the bartender came over fairly soon after we sat down and every time we were looking to get another beer. She seemed to know everything we ordered and even asked if we had tried the Flying Fish OktoberFish after my Dad ordered different Flying Fish, which one I don't rember. Only negative was she didn't know the Perkuno's Hammer was taken off tap before I ordered it, but with 150 beers to remember I can let that slide. All together it came to $30 for 6 six beers(Heavyweight Lunacy, Allagsh Double, Smuttynose Pale Ale, (2) Flying Fish, and a Sam Adams). Fairly reasonable for AC and much better than the 5.50 for Negra Modelo we had with lunch at the Cuba Libre restaurant.

Overall I would say if you're in the AC and have some time a place to stop at have a few brews and relax,but not a place to go out of your way to get to.

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Photo of GnomeKing
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

This isn't your typical beer bar--it's buried in the basement of a casino, with a back wall that is open to a promenade feautring other attractions. There are hooters-esque bartenders, along with some middle-aged male bartenders, who apparently are the ones selecting which girls to hire. Not surprisingly, you don't always get helpful advice about the beers. Beers are often served too cold, and there are a decent number of malternatives and macros. It's not a pure beer bar, but there are so many good ones you won't mind. The menu is oragnized by the beers' area of origin, and it's clear by a quick look that Firewaters has a diverse selection: lots of US states represented; an ample selection of German, English, and Belgian brews; and a smattering of beers from Japan, Australia, etc.

Want to walk around with your beer? Just ask for a to-go cup, and you'll be able to wander the casino with your Saison Dupont, Hop Devil, or Perkuno's Hammer...if you don't mind swigging these beers from a plastic cup.

There's no food available here. If you ask, the bartender will direct you to an adjacent deli. I'd eat before I get there, if I were you.

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Photo of Foxman
2.88/5  rDev -25.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

I'll say first that I am not a casino type of person. I'm not big on gambling away the money I sweated to earn nor on taking the dollars away from my kids. So I parked in the garage and made a beeline through the rather impressive Quarter and went to theservice desk to get a VIP card, or something of the ilk, so I could save $6 on parking. After cruising through the casino, down an escalator, and along a nondescript basement-like alley, I found Firewaters, tucked behind a 6 foot wrought iron picket fence.
It's painted black anywhere black would adhere, and and painfully generic pseudo-metal assaulted the tympanic membranes. The stool seats were butt-molded tractor saddles, like something off a Cub Cadet riding lawn mower. God forbid you're a fatass, you'll spill awkwardly over the rim. And the clientele ranges from old ladies trying to fortify themselves on nearby deli fare for another run of the slots to GA candidates riveted to the several TV's watching whatever game it is they bet on to try to win enough money for bus fare home. Overall, eccentrically bordeline pathetic.

I ordered LaChouffe and Re got Chimay Cinq Cents, which arrived, both, in pint glasses, and well over-chilled. So, in essence, they blatantly dropped the ball. I mean, why have a selection of beers, at least a few of which are damned good and ambitious, and have a grand total of one type of glassware to serve them in? And I understand the temperature issue, but it would be more bearable if they would make some semblance of an attempt at more appropriate serving glasses. The beer we had was not bad, but it was done in by the above, I'm afraid.

Our bartender was obviously much better equipped to work in a shot-and-a-beer establishment then to be serving anything more exotic. I had to repeat 'LaChouffe" three times and exercise a strident point at the beer list before she got what I was saying, and I have no speech impediments and it was during one of the blissful breaks from the ear-raping tripe being played, so no excuses except clulessness. But that was after she'd already come back to tell me that my first choice, "Heavyweight Say...See....well, Heavyweight whatever" was kicked.

I have to say the selection was better than average. A few genuine Belgians, some DFH, Heavyweight, Victory, and several German and English representations were on hand. But really, with all those taps on the wall, it fell well short of impressive, and I think that is a rather tall order to be able to fill, to have all those taps and still come up just more than average. And of the 12 or so patrons I could observe besides Re and me, every single one was drinking a BMC or Lager bottle, so really, I think I might be lucky to have had two beers that had not spent too much time on the tap. Maybe they should re-think their strategy and turn the tap area into shelves for single malts to augment the vodkas and gins at the martini bar across the room.

Now, I know this place is in a Casino, or at least under it, but $8.50 each for ill-served, too-cold beer is simply over the top.
Yes, paying more in AC is the norm, but as a rule you get something at least close to worth your money. In this case, it's not the case. Too pricey, too loud, and struggling through an identity crisis like a teen at a new school, there's nothing about this place that will draw me back in, either as a side visit, or as a destination in itself.

But at least parking only cost me $4.

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3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Weird beer place. Came here with the blithering one.

Prime example of having tons of taps but not real impressed. Came here for one reason. Schenkerla's Lenten beer was on-tap and I wanted to try it. Parking at the Tropicana is expensive as all get out, but street parking may become available.

I had another beer that was past its prime. Lots of taps, but are you handling your invetory? They gave blitheringidiot a Blithering Idiot in a pint glass for $4. In other words, thanks for the mistake but do you know what you are doing? I'm not so sure.

The server was new and making some mistakes but she was friendly and apologetic.

So let me sum this place up: you are in a mall area of a casino. Your gimick is having tons of taps. You will make money.

Now, this place is not worth traveling to. But if you are in the area, what the hey?

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3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Reasonable prices. Kindof weird location since you will get lost five times looking for the place. Take the elevator, not the stairs off of Atlantic. Best beers on tap are Sclenkerla Rauch and Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot. The atmospher was loud and AC/DC played a lot. If you are in AC check it...otherwise, dont bother.

Could you bring your Mother here? I wouldnt because it is in a casino. I would not drag ma down to this. Seek beer else where. You can tell that the gal behind the bar was new to the game.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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