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Liquor Barn

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Liquor BarnLiquor Barn
BA SCORE
95
world-class

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
[ Store ]

4301 Towne Center Dr
Louisville, Kentucky, 40241-4148
United States
phone: (502) 426-4222

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3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

TurdFurgison, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Enochase04, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of EricSWB
3.55/5  rDev -18%

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.

EricSWB, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of oracle
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

The last of the three Liquor Barns in the Louisville Area for me to review. I went there yesterday, looking to pick up something special for New Years Eve.

I have to admit that this is easily the largest of the three stores in Louisville. In fact, it's about twice the size of the other two stores. It also has a much larger micro and import selection. I saw stuff there I've never seen at the other stores, most of them being American micros. Very nice selection of Belgians and English Ales as well.

The have a small section dedicated to homebrewers, with some basic supplies and extracts.

The growler fill station has 8 taps of micro brews ($5.99 for refills as of this writing). On tap was Smithwicks, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Kentucky Ale, Widmer Hefeweizen and Goose Island Octoberfest.

Where this place kind of falls apart is in the service department. I asked three employees three different questions and got two blank stares and one wrong answer. I asked the first guy where the draft beer to fill growlers was located. Got a blank stare and a reply of "What is a growler?". Not a good sign. Asked another guy where I could find a Duvel glass. After explaining that Duvel is a Belgian beer, I promptly got pointed to the wrong aisle (halfway across the store from the correct place). Finally, I asked whether or not the store carried Old Pogue (a bourbon I've been wanting to try). Now, remember folks, this is Kentucky. Birthplace of bourbon. A state that prides itselft on its bourbon. Hell, 90% of the bourbon made in the US comes from this state and a LOT of it never makes it out of the state.. You'd have thought I asked for fermented Yaks milk. This guy wasn't even sure where the bourbon aisle was, much less if they had Old Pogue.

so, go for the selection, but plan on finding it all yourself.

oracle, Dec 31, 2004
Photo of kylehayworth
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%

I came to visit a friend in Louisville, and made him aware we were in fact coming here. Knowing he had no choice, we drove the 20 miles from his place. I read the reviews online before I even left, and they were pretty well spot on. They had an amazing selection. Even better then the selection were the prices. They were across the board 2-3 dollars cheaper on everything. I saw Apt 12 for 9.99 there, normally 12.99 in Indy. Even there everyday 6pk's like: Sierra Nevada, Founder's, FFF. The tap selection was what most intrigued me, a multitude of choices and again, well priced. The way it is set up is pretty awesome. You can buy a 2oz or 5oz sample to try before you buy. That way you don't have to pull the trigger blindly on a 15-40 growler. (Yes, 40 bucks for some BCS, seems fair, or Vertical Epic 10-10-10)

I enjoyed everything about this place except the service. I don't know if it was because it was rainy/snowy/cold and dark outside or what, but the cashier was pretty off putting. Even so, I can just chalked that up to a bad day. If your're in the area...check this place out, it's worth it.

kylehayworth, Dec 16, 2010
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of tburus
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Having visited pretty much every Liquor Barn in Louisville and Lexington I can say that this one is by far the best on a day-to-day basis. Always plentiful stock of domestics and imports and the first Liquor Barn to receive any special releases. Plus, they don't do any silly limits or hide the beer anywhere. It's first come, first serve. Walked in the other night and saw 8 bottles of Goose Island Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout on the shelf. Bought three of them and no one raised an eyebrow.

If you're interested in sampling beers they have a great collection of taps/growler fills and a nice wall of singles. This is not the most convenient Liquor Barn from my house, but I still make the drive out here regularly just because of the quality of this location.

tburus, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of JiminKY
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%

I've visited all three of the Louisville Liquor Barns, and found this one to be the best, by far. It's the best beer selection I have ever seen (although my experience is somewhat limited, as I've been 'into" craft beer for less than a year). This location had lower "supermarket like" shelving, giving it less of a "warehouse" feel than the other two stores. And the walk through cooler was also well kept. Beers were nicely grouped according to country of origin, and there were significantly more choices from each brewery, than I had seen in the other stores.

Prices were the same as at the other stores. I did not have occasion to request any help from the staff, so I can't comment on the service, other than to say checkout was quick and easy.

The store was easily accessed, less than a mile from the highway exit, in the Towne Center shopping plaza, with ample parking.

JiminKY, Oct 10, 2005
Photo of jkrich
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

jkrich, Aug 21, 2007
Photo of eb003
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

eb003, Mar 06, 2006
Photo of Yetiman420
4.2/5  rDev -3%

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.

Yetiman420, Dec 18, 2009
Photo of Spidey13
4.2/5  rDev -3%

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.

Spidey13, Nov 10, 2008
Photo of target88
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%

The Springhurst store is the largest of its kind in Louisville and probably the state. The growler wall is fantastic and having a brew at the bar discussing the merits of the concoction with the Knowledgeble staff makes the experience all the better. Special tapping nights and food trucks outside only make it better. If you need a hard to find beer in Ky or one of the great Bourbons, then you have found the place

target88, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

ADTaber, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

elkinbrown, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

bigred89, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of scrizo
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

I have always enjoyed this place. They offer wide selection of beers on tap to-go called "Growler Heaven". They have always had an above average selection of regional brews such as Three Floyd's, Founder's, Bell's and Southern Tier. But know, this place has moved up the scale for me recently. I managed to score a bottle of Founder's CBS and DFH 120 Minute. This place was definitely above average, but now they are amazing in my opinion. Not too many places in Louisville had CBS. Cheers to Drew, the beer guru at Liquor Barn!

scrizo, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of Carl_R
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%

This store is the reason I started seeking out craft beer. The store is roughly the size of a medium sized supermarket, and had a whole supermarket isle dedicated to a nice selection of craft beer. Each type of liquor has a supermarket sized isle dedicated to it, so the selection for any type of alcohol is definitely better than average. Other than that it has a humidor, frozen party food selection and fireworks. I have not found another store with the selection and variety this store has. Will definitely stop next time I am in Kentucky.

Carl_R, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of heysuz
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%

I live about 2 hrs. from this store and I have made the trip twice now I can tell you that I can see myself making a run over there about once a month.

The service is second to none. Very friendly people and very willing to help us out. Both times we've gone were because we've called ahead to see if they had something in stock and both times they were willing to set back what we were going after so we would be assured that it would be there when we got there.

Variety of selection is outstanding in the craft brew department. I've seen several cases of mainstream items so one can get more than a 4-pack if they want. They have an excellent assortment of micro-brews as well as imports. Not many west coast selections but then again who does (outside of the major micro breweries).

Growler Heaven is just that, HEAVEN!! Utterly amazing. Probably 25-40 different offerings at any given time. Both major labels like Bells, Avery, Dogfish Head, Flying Dog, Founders, and local offerings like BBC, New Albanian, Upland, and Sheltowee. It's great to see them giving good store space to local companies.

They are only slightly on the pricey side but they are in a major market therefore they can afford to be. All in all they are a fair value priced store. They make up for it with their service and dedication to customer satisfaction.

heysuz, Jan 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

gspeicher, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of yemenmocha
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Good place for both Bourbon and beer, among other alcoholic needful things. Very good broad selection and prices are fairly low across the board. I don't always find rare releases here but the standard offerings are quite good. Some interesting bourbon choices here too that I don't see at some of the mom and pop stores. Love Liquor Barn.

yemenmocha, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ToddBeans, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

cameraman, Mar 14, 2006
Photo of Retroman40
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%

Last visit - Feb 6, 2014.

This is one of the finest stores you will ever go to. The place is the size of a pretty good supermarket and is always well organized and clean. They have a huge selection of craft beer on tap and will sell you a 64 oz. growler or even a 32 oz. "howler'. As far as packaged beer they have everything from a wide selection of crafts to every AAL and everything in between. They have a huge selection of crafts that they sell by the bottle (10% discount if you buy 12). Their walk in cooler is the size of most C-Stores. Prices are well within acceptable range.

Although not completely related, their selection of bourbon and just about every other spirit is unrivaled in the Louisville KY area. They also have a huge section devoted to party supplies. This really is a one stop shopping place for a party.

This place is worth going a little out of the way to get to.

Retroman40, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of JDizzle
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%

GROWLER HEAVEN!!! Wow, this is the mecca for filling a growler with great craft beer. I'm not talking about normal shit either, they have some semi-rare and solid rotating craft beer from everywhere + locals. The price is a little high, but where else are you going to get a growler of BCBS, Heine Bros Imperial Coffee Stout, 90 Min, BCS, New Albanian, BBC, lots of DIPA's, Porters, etc..

No one in the area can compete with the taps they offer.

The bottle selection is money too. They usually have all the hard to find beers on the shelf after they are gone at other stores.

I live in Naptown, but love coming back home to grab a few good growlers to take back.

JDizzle, Nov 19, 2011
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Liquor Barn in Louisville, KY
95 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.