Maroa welcomes craft beer and gaming lounge

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MAROA, Ill. (WAND) - Full House Craft Beer and Gaming Lounge in Maroa looks to add on.

Owner Justin Ford opened the new business on West Main Street in December, building on his other business in Illiopolis. That business is a wine and gaming lounge call the Four Queens.

It is less a sports bar than a gathering place to enjoy some locally crafted beers and entertainment.

Ford says, "(It's) almost something that you would see when you go to wine country in southern Illinois because we are always going to have different beers. Different breweries want you to be surprised every time you come in on what we have on tap."

The Board of Beers with selection from local breweries like Hand to Fate out of Petersburg or Door 4 Brewing company in Decatur does change each week with new selections to sample, but one isn't going anywhere - the vanilla cream flavor.

Customers can try their luck at the five video gaming terminals where they are offered free snacks and soda.

He has plans for a beer garden in the back, where live entertainment will be featured. It will be covered with a bar, a small stage and seating for up to 80 people.

He hopes to have it open in May.

Ford says Full House will also offer a menu with the help of the Buttered Bun Restaurant next door.

"You know, I should mention my wife Christy has been on my side on these things and has trusted me to give both places a shot, so thank you Christy," Ford added.

Full House Craft Beer and Gaming Lounge: a place to meet, watch a game and have a locally brewed cold one.

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