Liquor Barn - Hamburg Pavillion

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90
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35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: n/a
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1837 Plaudit Pl
Lexington, Kentucky, 40509-2429
United States
phone: (859) 294-5700

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @liquorbarn

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(Place added by: BEERchitect on 11-09-2005)
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Reviews by MDekker:
Photo of MDekker
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Wow, what a humongous place! I stopped by while visiting my brothers. The lengthy beer aisles pretty much covered everything you could want - local, American, German, Belgian, etc. I grabbed a 12 pack sampler of both Great Lakes and Schlafly's, along with some Sierra Nevada and a bomber of Schlafly's as well. They extensively covered some breweries, like Sam Adams, Goose Island, and Schlafly's - I've never seen so many from single breweries in one place. Being from Michigan, I was glad to see Bell's down there, but I don't recall noticing anything from Founders. The prices were entirely reasonable, too. With huge selections of wine, brandy, and other snobby groceries, it was a fun place to visit.

More User Reviews:
Photo of IMFletcher
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of tinmaddogho
2.13/5  rDev -47%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.75 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.25

Why does Liquor Barn card people who aren't even making purchases? What right do they have to see my ID if I'm not buying anything? I understand the need to card people who are actually buying alcohol because of legal issues. What I don't understand is why I should feel obligated to show my ID if I'm not in fact buying a single thing. Sorry, no I won't show the creepy guy my ID so that my legal age DAUGHTER can buy some wine. I'm obviously very well over the legal age, or even the questionable age. I had my ID on me, but I don't support having my privacy invaded for no reason so we just left and she made a purchase elsewhere. In fact I'm sure I've been offered, and accepted, samples of alcoholic beverages at a Liquor Barn and did not have to show ID. Do you see how stupid this company policy is?

Photo of Heavy_D
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Still new to the craft beer scene, so not really sure if experienced BA'ers would consider this a good selection, but for a newbie like me it's a whole new world of beer choices. The deli has samples of the 12 or so beers they have on tap. The clerk who was getting my samples was extremely friendly and seemed to have a real knowledge of the beers they have on tap. Overall a great beer buying experience. Will definitely stop in again next time I'm in Lexington.

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 3

was looking for Anderson. valley Bourbon barrel wild turkey stout and they had it.bought quite a few and one of the workers went in back even to get more for me.not so much a beer place they had the same stuff as the party soruce but they get stuff alot sooner than them so points for that.they have a massive liquor selection and Kentucky made products picked up some amazing apple pie they have growlers as well as a refrigerator section if you like party source your like this place too

Photo of Photekut
2.52/5  rDev -37.3%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Stopped in today on the way back from Ohio.

Atmosphere... The place looks like a Krogers, just filled with booze and beer instead of food. They had alcohol infused whipped cream which interested me, but for $11 a can, I decided to pass.

Quality... was OK, I did not really look close at bottle dates or anything. I was mainly looking to see if they had anything beside the run of the mill beers from Bells, Founders, Great Lakes, etc. that I could pick up anywhere north of TN.

Service... Inparticular I was looking to see if KY had received any Blushing Monk. I would not have cared if they didn't, but the "beer guy" I was directed too ( figuring if they had it, it would be in the back ) did not even know what it was. He was nice enough about it and at least was honest and did not try to bull shit me ( or so I hope ).

If there was anything interesting in the back like some other people note, he would have had no idea or I was not cool enough to let back there.

I was not too impressed with the selection. Yes, they KILL just about anything in TN, but I did not see anything at all that really stood out and said BUY ME.

I may stop back in, but I am not going to make a special trip any time soon. It was just like any average store I bought beer in when I lived in OH or IN with the exception of the whipped cream and the massive selections of other booze.

Edit : I was in the area again today, ( exactly one week later ) so I stopped in to see if they had any Dreadnaught. I saw some last time, but did not buy it. I did not see any this time.

What I did see kind of surprised me at first until I realized what might have happened.

I saw the beer guy in the beer section. I did not say anything to him, but it looked like he remembered me. He turned around and made a bee-line for the stock room. I was not mad or upset with him the last time I was in, so I was left scratching my head as to why I got that reaction. This was only the 3rd time I have ever been here.

While I was looking for the Dreadnaught, I saw why he did what he did. There were 2 bottles of Blushing Monk sitting there and he must have remembered telling me that he had never heard of it.

I bought both bottles and was very happy that I did not find what I was looking for this time.

Stopped in again today on my way back from OH 6/16/13 not sure why... Only to find the cashier chomping a sucker and being upset she had to stop long enough to engage and ask gruffly for my id. I think it made things worse when she saw that my wife was there too. She just snapped "you too." I told her her attitude was horseshit and chomping a sucker while working the register was unprofessional and she just bickered back at me.... I almost left the bottles there. She did not give me a receipt either. Probably because it would have her name on it.

Hopefully management cares about customer service here and reads this review... I hate that each time I go back my review gets worse and worse.

Won't be back, serious this time.

Photo of eyeenjoybeer
3.74/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

This is a big box liquor store, so atmosphere is bound to be weak.

The service is typically good, but I have had trouble finding workers to ask about availability and freshness. Again, it is a big store. The selection includes lots of Midwest goods as well as selections from Colorado and the West Coast. The imports section is also full of the usual suspects. One thing that I don't see at this store is much hard to find beers. It may not be part of their business model. That is the only complaint that I would have.

Photo of CarolinaKevin
4.18/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Visiited the Liquor Barn recently looking for what Lexington Ky had to offer in their Craft beer scene. I am really impressed with the selection that they have to offer. I live in NC and can't find Three Floyds and Goose Island, and that is what they have on a regular basis here. My last visit, I got lucky enough to run into one of the "beer geeks" that works here and was able to buy a Bourbon County Coffee which was in the back. I really enjoy going to this place when I'm in the Lexington area, and think that anyone passing trough should make a point to stop and check this place out.

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Liquor Barn - Hamburg Pavillion in Lexington, KY
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