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.