Liquor Barn - Hamburg Pavillion

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90
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18 Reviews
Reviews: 18
Visits: 40
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: n/a
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1837 Plaudit Pl
Lexington, Kentucky, 40509-2429
United States
phone: (859) 294-5700

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Place added by: BEERchitect on 11-09-2005

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Reviews: 18 | Visits: 40
Reviews by Photekut:
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2.52/5  rDev -36.7%
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. (3,013 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of thebeers
3.86/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Warehouse-sized selection of booze, wine and beer. Don't think you'll find many whales, but they have a decent collection of regular-distribution beers -- domestic and import. Staff eager to help out. They also have a deli, snack foods and cigars. It ain't your local craft beer shop -- sort of like the WalMart alternative. (328 characters)

Photo of Ruger
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Doublechar0517
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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Photo of tinmaddogho
2.13/5  rDev -46.5%
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? (806 characters)

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Liquor Barn - Hamburg Pavillion in Lexington, KY
90 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.