It would be easy to simply tell you that The Pub at Monte Carlo features more than 50 beers and a shrine to the spectacular drink made from hops and barley that is beyond anything we've ever seen.
And while that may be enough to entice a large number of people to walk through the doors and pull up a bar stool, it would hardly do The Pub justice. You would be missing out on the sleek industrial-style décor, the rain boot souvenir cup, live music and the Draft Master Table (more on that later).
The Pub has become a premier destination for sports fans. There are TVs just about everywhere here and The Pub is a great location to view a UFC fight if you can't make it to them live.
The overall décor of The Pub is industrial, but the shrine de beer in the entrance hardly says industrial. More than 50 kegs are lined up to form a wall with light permeating from behind to light up the signs of beers like Tecate, Guinness, Amstel Light and Longboard.
If you can manage to take your eyes off the wall of beer, you will see brick walls, copper ducting, sofa-style seating, a stage and even a second level for when the crowds pack the room. There is also a secondary bar that looks like more like something you would see in a pub. This bar mostly serves shots and cocktails and is beautifully crafted out of wood.
The Pub is taking the experience one step further with its own microbrew. It is in the beginning stages with limited amounts, but from what we hear it is going to be high quality brew. The choices include Hefeweizen, IPA, Nut Brown Ale, Pale Ale and a seasonal brew.
In a town full of souvenir cups it's hard to stand out from the crowd, but The Pub pulls it off with, of all things, a rain boot. Sure it only rains about 30 days a year here, but this rain boot pulls double duty as a 64-ounce drink, which is actually put in a plastic bladder inside the boot. You can simply buy the boot for $15, but where's the fun in that? For $25 you get a domestic beer or soda and for $35 you get a handcrafted beer. Other drinks like adult milkshakes are negotiable.
But not even a rain boot souvenir cup could compare to the draftmaster table. This circular table fits about 10 people and comes with its own taps. To truly enjoy this table you'd better be a fan of Guinness and Harp (and who isn't?).
When you pour beer from the taps it calculates how much your tab is using some fancy contraption and math, but that's beside the point. What it boils down to is that you don't have to wait for a waitress or bartender to get your next pint -- simply pour, drink, and repeat.
We recommend calling ahead to get ahold of this table because if you don't, you might just see us there sipping on a pint -- or four.
-- Review by Justin Lawson