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The Ainsworth OUT, Goose Island Pub IN at Hard Rock Hotel

A Chicago-inspired pub is headed to the casino floor

Goose Island Pub
Goose Island Pub
Bradley Martin

The Hard Rock Hotel's Manhattan import The Ainsworth has shuttered at the resort, a few months shy of its fourth anniversary, while a boozy name brand is already hard at work to fill the empty void this summer.

Goose Island Pub will take over the 3,500-square-foot sports bar and cocktail lounge and is promising "classic ales," "limited release beer," "inspired pub-style dishes" and an "urban" interior that will "pay tribute to its Chicago roots."

Original creator John Hall debuted his Goose Island Brewery in 1988, inside a brewpub in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago. He later expanded to a second Wrigleyville location in 1999, forced to shutter last year when the landlord sold the building.

Anheuser-Busch InBev bought the company in 2011 and operates a non-dining Tap Room at Goose Island's main Fulton Street brewing facility. Earlier this year, the 72-year-old Hall likened his current role in the company to a "grandfather" and his involvement in the Nevada expansion has yet to been revealed.

The Ainsworth

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-522-8120

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