First off, if you've been to The Brewhouse, you can tell that this place is owned by the same group. Why? Because the service is terrible, just like at the Brewhouse! Want to be constantly ignored until you have to horse-collar a bartender? Come here! Want to see constant eye-rolling from your server? This is the place.
Alright, now that that's out of the way, we can talk about everything else. Tycoon's biggest thing going for it is the very awesome location. It's in the old City Hall in downtown. They've done an amazing job updating it, and they are keeping with the old-style decor (again, just like the Brewhouse does so well). The staff even wears old-tymey suspenders and what-not. The other thing I like about the place is the open, loftiness of the place. There's lots of room, even when it's packed, and the bar area is HUGE (it's just more room for the bartenders to ignore you is all). There's also a Rathskeller downstairs that I haven't been in, but I've heard it's also very cool. If you can, go to the back of the restaurant and visit the staff member with a podium by the elevator. Check in with him to see if you can get down to the Rathskeller.
Tycoon's started out as a place that just served sandwiches and beer, but the sandwich thing failed, apparently (and for good reason). Now it appears they are developing their menu a bit more into actual restaurant fare. I have yet to fully sample the menu, but the first thing I've had off of the menu was very again (again, just like the Brewhouse).
Tycoon's also had some Brewhouse beers on tap, as well as the addition of other beers (I think I might of saw some New Belgium taps).
In the end, I'm generally hesitant to go to Tycoon's. I don't need to go out of my way to find a parking spot in downtown to be ignored by snotty staff. It's too bad, too, because I really enjoy the ambience of the place, but I'll be skipping the joint in favor of some other friendly bars & restaurants (like Carmody's, just down the road).
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