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4.85/5 rDev +10.2%
I've visited most, if not all, of the Liquor Barn locations. They run the gamut from well-stocked but a bit grungy to downright opulent. This location hits the top of the scale. The "growler heaven" wall rivals the best area bars for tap selection. The bottled selection is excellent and there is a great deli and gourmet and specialty grocery offering. A very good regional representation and they seem to keep up with timely rotation of seasonals. The store staff is quite helpful. When the person I spoke with could not answer a question, he searched out someone who could and reported back.
01-19-2010 21:26:35 | More by Brent
3.55/5 rDev -19.3%
Easy to find the location of the store.
Great selection of bottles.... Most bottles seemed to be from American micro breweries. Had some international bottles too. You can order kegs from them. You can special order kegs from them as well.
Also had a lot of taps but they seemed to be closed at the time was there.
Large store with pretty good organization throughout the whole store. Staff usually does not know all the beers, where they are, kegs, etc.
Had a small selection of glassware, and other goodies.
12-25-2009 00:07:55 | More by EricSWB
4.2/5 rDev -4.5%
Stopped in on a day visit to Louisville. Liquor Barn is similar to the mega booze stores in Northrn Kentucky...which is good.
The one upside of the Liquor Barn is their massive tap selection and it appears you can order flights of beer and drink them in the store at one of many tables. With the stellar tap line up, this makes Liquor Barn a great beer bar with a warehouse atmosphere.
I picked up a bunch of high alcohol Dogfish Head (World Wide Stout, Olde School, and 120 Minute) that I can't get in Ohio because of the ABV limit. All prices were reasonable and I'd recommed it if you're passing through town.
12-18-2009 01:44:39 | More by Yetiman420
4.7/5 rDev +6.8%
The granddaddy of Liquor Barn stores in the state of Kentucky. Growler Heaven, baby. That is really all I have to say. A liquor store with 40 tap handles, more than most beerpubs in the city. Locals (BBC, Alltech/Lex, Cumberland, Sheltowee), nationally distributed crafts (Bells, Stone, DFH, New Holland, Founders, Ommegang, SN, etc.), and then imports including two of my favorite, Young's Double Chocolate Stout on a nitro tap and Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel. Ridiculously awesome.
Not to mention that this store has a huge aisle of American Craft, and another aisle (both sides) dedicated to European imports. A huge selection of vintage beers within those aisles. A great section of nothing but Belgians. They also have a cold section that has many of their craft and import varieties chilled and ready for immediate consumption. It really is like being in a candy shop. Hard to not spend way too much at this store.
There is also an aisle dedicated to homebrewing needs, including a selection of ingredients, books, DIY kits, etc.
As for staff and service, I've always had good luck at this store, but I know it can be hit or miss because not only is the store huge - meaning you can walk for a few minutes through multiple aisles before running into an employee - but the craft beer section is about the furthest section from the registers and the counter where you can place orders for cases or hard to find brews. Nonetheless, I've met a couple of friendly clerks, one of whom was quite the craft beer enthusiast and engaged me in a 10 minute conversation about my favorite crafts and suggested some new beers I might like.
This is my beer mecca in Louisville. While its not the closest store to my house, I typically make the extra 15 min drive to go to this store when I'm looking for something in particular, such as seasonal releases or rarer releases - this store seems to be better about keeping those seasonals in stock, not to mention that they probably stock at least a good 30-40 beers that you can't find at the other Liquor Barn store on Hurstbourne Lane. Just bigger and more comprehensive. Plus this store is closer to some of the more affluent neighborhoods in the east end, and as such, it triest to appeal to more affluent clientele. You can tell too, because the store itself is nicer - cleaner, better organized aisles, well lit. Even in light of this fact, the prices remain quite reasonable and comparable to the Hurstbourne Lane store. A great place to check out. Do it, just for the Growler Heaven alone.
07-14-2009 04:21:54 | More by Buschyfor3
5/5 rDev +13.6%
A candy store for Beer Enthusiasts. There is a great selection of Craft and Import beers as well as a new draft system where they have 40 tap handles to choose from. You can get a 2oz or 6oz Sample of anything on tap as well as 64 oz growlers to go.
There are also flights of beer, either four or six beers, that range between $3 and $4. They also have Stone 3 Liter Growlers that you can get filled with one of the two Stone Beers on tap. The taps are constantly changing with seasonal micros and imports...
Where else can you find a tap selection like this?
05-20-2009 15:57:33 | More by Gouxman
4.7/5 rDev +6.8%
I stopped into this Liquor Barn location for the first time on a recent trip to Louisville. Out of all the Liquor Barns in Louisville and Lexington I've been to, this is the best one for sure. A recent renovation made it so they now have 40 taps for growler fills. Yes, I said 40! They also have bottled/canned beer in both coolers and on the shelves. Liquor Barn has a great selection of craft, foreign and macro beers, along with a bunch of liquor, wine, and homebrew supplies as well. The pricing seemed reasonable, and the service is good too. Their selection is better compared to the other Liquor Barns in the area, so if you're planning on going to a Liquor Barn you should go to this one if you're looking for a great selection of beer. I'll be stopping in on all my future trips to Louisville!
05-07-2009 21:20:54 | More by bluejacket74
4.2/5 rDev -4.5%
Liquor Barn is where I go to most for beer. The selection of beer is very good, though their selection of everything seems to be good considering how big the place is. I think the size may hurt a bit on the service side, considering I've had better experiences at smaller stores. However, it is the closest place to me and they seem to have pretty much everything that is distributed to this area. Since you are allowed to buy singles, that really helps for a guy trying to taste as many beers as possible. They also have homebrewing supplies and glassware.
11-10-2008 11:42:38 | More by Spidey13
4.15/5 rDev -5.7%
This is the liquor store I frequent the most in Louisville. I am most impressed with the variety of imports, especially English ales. Unfortunately, I have discovered many of these ales past their prime either by a freshness date or the amount of dust accumulated. Having said that, the selection is wonderful, just be careful. The domestic micro selection is also impressive with many west coast and mountain brewers present - Anchor, Anderson Valley, Left hand, and Sierra Nevada among others. The midwest is represented with Great lakes and Bell's, but strangely no Three Floyds. Again, some beers are clearly past their prime. Almost everytime I have been at this outlet, an employee has asked if I needed assistance. This is probably the best place in Louisville to purchase beer because of the selection; just be careful about the freshness.
08-21-2007 01:51:24 | More by jkrich
4.5/5 rDev +2.3%
I would have to agree with several others this is the better of the three Liquor Barns in the area. The selection is very good and they have all the beers organized very well in and outside the beer cooler. The staff is very friendly and some of them have a pretty good knowledge of beer. I was there once and I was trying to make a decision on what beer to get, he made a great suggestion to get some Stone's beers, which I had not tried before, I was surprised by his recommandation. Not only do they have good beer selection they have some homebrewing supplies, not extensive, but desent enough to help out beginners.
03-14-2006 04:41:08 | More by cameraman
4.15/5 rDev -5.7%
I have to agree with Jim. I've been to all 3 Liqour Barns and also like this one the best. All 3 are good, don't get me wrong, but this one just seems to appear less warehouse-like (as jim said). I have never had to ask for help because usually an employee will walk by and ask if he/she can help. That's a big plus with me. I always like it when employees offer to help...even if I don't need it. I just consider that great customer service.
The selection is by far better, in comparison, to other liqour stores and retailers of beer. The store is always nice and well-kept. The walk-in cooler is also very organized. I also like how the beers are organized according to country and style. They are organized the same way in the reach-in/ walk-in coolers.
For me, it's hard to beat Liqour Barn. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the smaller/independent stores too, but they don't have the selection.
03-06-2006 18:11:46 | More by eb003
Liquor Barn in Louisville, KY
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