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Downtown craft beer and video poker

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by jvferg72, Apr 15, 2018 at 2:38 PM.

  1. cubsaaron

    cubsaaron Tourist

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    I looked for the same as you but didn't have a ton of luck finding a great combination of both.

    Like others have said, great video poker at Chicago Brewing in 4Q and Boars Head Bar at Main Street Station. Both breweries are solid but not spectacular.

    Great beer selection at Tuscany but what they comp is limited and video poker is so/so. Ellis Island is a walk around the corner and has cheap microbrew.

    My recommendation, the Hardway IPA at Chicago Brewing and Double Double Bonus with the progressive.
     
  2. wishman35

    wishman35 VIP Whale

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    Yeah, we can call Boars Head "craft" but it doesn't mean it is really that good :) I will drink it but its a microbrew. The quality in my opinion isnt the same as Banger Brewing.

    I always mean to try out Chicago Brewing at Four Queens but I get the feeling it will not be possible to sit in there without the smell of cigar smoke constantly. Am I incorrect there, I know its a cigar bar...soo lol? I know its strange but the smell of cigar smoke makes me nauseous. Bad experiences when younger when I crushed multiple cigars in one night after a good amount of drinking and ended up tasting it for days. Couldnt scrape it out of my mouth and the aversion has long stayed with me. Sort of like when you get the stomach flu but will always remember what you ate that night before. I didnt eat pepperoni pizza for a decade after getting it as a kid!
     
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  3. Tex

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    Cheap cigars will make you wake up thinking a cat has crapped in your mouth while you were sleeping.
    Good cigars don’t do that. Brushing your teeth and using mouthwash before bed helps too although sometimes Mr. Alcohol doesn’t let that happen.
     
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  4. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    I always spend time at Chicago Brewing because I like that I can play and get comped beers during my meal. So I sit at the bar and can tolerate it unless i have a cigarette smoker on either side. Cigar smokers tend to sit on the sofas a little bit removed from the diners. The restaurant is open to the casino so you never escape the casino air, but 75 per cent of the time I’ve seen zero cigar smokers.
     
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  5. wishman35

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    Good to know! thanks!
     
  6. jvferg72

    jvferg72 Low-Roller

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    I had a similar experience with Malibu rum when I was still in high school. I still cant stand the smell much less the taste of it, man that was a brutal night!
     
  7. tom.mckenzie

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    The only reason I didn't mention Banger was that there is no VP there. But just in terms of really good beer, I think they're tough to beat. Their Hop Bang Boom Imperial IPA is great.
     
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