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Take a break from the Denver heat with a cool, quick trip to Black Hawk

Monarch Casino Black Hawk has cool drinks and frozen treats on tap for the hottest weekend of the year

The Denver metro area has been scorching in the sun the past few weeks, and meteorologists say this coming weekend is typically the hottest weekend of the summer. Monarch Casino Black Hawk is cooling things off with a frozen mango cocktail at the bar, and chocolate “tacos” filled with ice cream in the buffet dessert station.  

“We had fun coming up with some cool and refreshing treats to help beat the heat,” said Monarch Casino Food and Beverage Manager and certified executive chef Bill Lepper. “There’s nothing like the refreshing tropical taste of mango to help you cool off, and the ice cream tacos are just plain fun!”

The buffet at the Monarch Casino Black Hawk is always a delicious stop for a break from the red-hot gaming action in the casino. It features whole Maine lobster, crab and USDA prime rib alongside an array of international flavors including Southwest, Asian, a Pho station serving the flavorful Vietnamese soup with delicate noodles, and a dessert bar loaded with sweet favorites.

Visitors to Monarch Casino Black Hawk get the extra treat of cooling down on the short 45 minute drive through Clear Creek Canyon. The drive winds along the crisp mountain stream splashing through the cool granite canyon-- a definite way to beat the heat this weekend!

Monarch Casino Black Hawk is just 15 minutes from I-70 on the Central City Parkway. It’s a fun and exciting adult playground where everyone over 21 is welcome!

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About Monarch Casino Resort Spa

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. acquired the Monarch Casino Black Hawk, the first casino encountered by visitors arriving from Denver on Highway 119, in April 2012. The first phase of the property’s expansion occurred in November 2020, including the opening of the first 8 floors of a brand new 23-story hotel tower, featuring 200 hotel rooms. The expansion now pushes Monarch’s casino space over 60,000 square feet, featuring over 900 slot machines, table games (temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions), a 350 seat buffet-style restaurant, a 24-hour restaurant, grab and go coffee stand, 5,000 square feet of conference space and a parking structure with approximately 1,350 parking spaces. Once completed, the Monarch Casino Resort Spa expansion will include a 23-story hotel tower with 516 guest rooms and suites, an upscale spa and pool facility, five total restaurants, additional bars and associated support facilities.

About Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc.

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI), was incorporated in 1993 and through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns and operates the four diamond Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, and the Monarch Casino Black Hawk (formerly the Riviera Black Hawk Casino) in Black Hawk, Colorado, approximately 40 miles west of Denver. For additional information, visit

Monarch Casino Resort Spa
488 Main Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422