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Liquor Barn

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Liquor BarnLiquor Barn
BA SCORE
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world-class

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @liquorbarn

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of Yetiman420
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

Photo of yemenmocha
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of threedaggers
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Brent
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%

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.

Photo of target88
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of Enochase04
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Lothore
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%

All I can say is ... wow! Upon walking in there is a collection of 20 or so taps that feature everything from bells to FFF to a collection of locals. You can taste a 2 oz sample for .50 to 1.50 depending on the beer or get a 6 oz pour for a couple bucks or just get a growler to go. With California's laws this kind of thing would be impossible. This station coupled with the selection and the fact that you can split 6 packs makes this one of the best big block type beer stores I have ever been too. Although it might be a little large and corporate for some I would consider it a great stop if you are looking for craft brew in louisville.

Photo of Carl_R
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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.

Photo of gspeicher
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Buschyfor3
4.7/5  rDev +9%

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.

Photo of jman005
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ToddBeans
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JDizzle
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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.

Photo of thomasarose
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of KYBrewgrass
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

A - 4.5 The Liquor Barn is a fun place to shop for me because it makes me feel like a kid in a candy store. The people are mostly friendly and it is usually busy because it is one of the most comprehensive stores in town.

Q - 5 Everything here is kept clean and organized. The products are definitely top-notch.

Ser - 4 Usually the staff has been friendly but they aren't always the most experienced or knowledgeable. Generally helpful nonetheless.

Sel - 5 I don't know that I've been to a better store all-around as far as total selection. The growler station has at least 30-40 taps and generally a great mix of locals, imports, and micro brews. There are a great supply of bottles as well, not to mention wine and liquor being just as competitive.

F - 4.5 There's a nice selection of good food here also, all of which I've had is of very good quality.

V - $$ Given the selection and availability of most products this store has a good value. It is very fair in price. The growlers are borderline inexpensive depending on what you want. Most bottled offerings are about what to expect for a store of this size. I wish they had more sales, however, but it won't keep me from going back when in town.

Photo of cameraman
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.7/5  rDev +9%

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!

Photo of weatherdog
4.7/5  rDev +9%

Stopped in this place on my way down form Chicago to Naples FL. I pretty much only came here to get a growler filled with something interesting, mostly because growlers can only be filled at a brewery in IL.

This store is very massive, easily rivals most Binny's in Chicagoland which is saying a lot. It looked very clean, and well organized. The 12ish or so growler taps were right near the entrance and a guy helped us right away. My goal was to get something local and they had some good stuff on. I went with the BBC Brandy Barrel aged Old Ale for $10.99. Seriously, a growler of a barrel aged high gravity beer for $11? I will take it!

The beer isle is wide and organized mostly by brewery. They had a fairly large local section, most of which I was unaware of. I didn't want to waste all of my vacation beer money on my first stop (although I easily could) so I just picked out a 750mL of a BBC reserve beer.

Overall a gem of a place in what seems like a high traffic area of the city. If I was a local I would be proud to call this my local store.

Photo of oracle
3.75/5  rDev -13%

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.

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Liquor Barn in Louisville, KY
95 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.