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Roof Brothers Wine & Spirits

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Roof Brothers Wine & SpiritsRoof Brothers Wine & Spirits
BA SCORE
99
world-class

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 6.75%
[ Store ]

3145 Park Ave
Paducah, Kentucky, 42001-4004
United States
phone: (270) 443-6601

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Notes:
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 10 pm
Friday - Saturday: 8 am - 11 pm
Sunday: Closed

(Place added by: elmocoso on 05-03-2006)
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Photo of ubenumber2
4.5/5  rDev -2%

stopped in and was really surprised by all that they had. A couple bombers from Three Floyds and even some on their growler station. Dark Horse , Sixpoint and lots of other nice stuff in stock , plenty of Founders and Bells to go along and the staff was wonderful

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of a0lbudman
5/5  rDev +8.9%

I went on a trip and ended up staying at a hotel in this town. Decided to get up early and go to a few stores before my wife got up to finish our trip. I went to the store and met the manager, Cain, he helped me with finding some local brews along with many brews that I cannot find in Alabama. The selection was great, the advice was outstanding. Thanks for the beers and your help.

Photo of deadliest
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of ASTMONATE
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of GtheBeerMan
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I have to say this place is all it's hyped up to be and more! The selection is by far the best I've seen in the area (within an hours drive) and will shop here from now on out. The craft beer and wine selection is very impressive with 7 growler fill taps to boot! If you're ever in the area be sure and check this place out!

Photo of frognot
4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My craft beer loving son and I have hunted with my nephew in west TN the last two Decembers and both times made a two hour drive to Paducah to visit Roof Brothers. Although deer hunting was our purpose of the trip, visiting Roof Brothers was definitely the high point. Texas has been getting (and producing) a lot more craft beers, however there are so many great breweries, especially Midwest ones, that don't distribute to the Lone Star State.

I was pumped to be able buy two cases of FBS (tried it first time last year but only bought a 4-pack, lived with regret for 11.5 months) and then saw they had it on tap so add a growler of FBS. Several types of Three Floyds available so a couple of bombers of Dreadnaught ($10.99 each) was added, along with some Bells Two Hearted. My shopping list was complete so then talked with Kane for recommendations and he suggested Schlafly's Tasmanian IPA and Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, both solid choices (although wish had bought more than a six-pack of each). I went to check out bourbon selections and Kane & my son chatted a bit (we each had our own grocery cart).

Beers from other breweries that we got were Jolly Pumpkin, New Holland and Kentucky Ale (and probably a few others but my son's not here to help and i should have reviewed Roof Brothers last year and don't want to forget again).

Everybody at Roof Brothers was very helpful (Kane is the beer expert and is a great person to talk with and his suggestions have always been spot on) and selection was incredible (there were 5 or 6 beers on tap but just remember FBS). My only complaint is the distance between Texas and Kentucky but the next time we're seeing family in west Tennessee a road trip to Paducah is gonna be in agenda.

Photo of Winston_Smith
4.34/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I was planning a trip recently to visit a friend in Paducah, and was super excited to visit this place because of all the variety. I'd been there before, but it'd been a few years. The variety was good, and I found a few beers I had been looking for. One I wanted was Stone IPA. The beer in the cooler was two days from expiration, and I can deal with that. I'm not going to buy it, but I understand why it's still there. Well I went to the room temp shelf to find more, and the same beer there had expired in SEPTEMBER?! Why, Roof Bros? Why?! Not going to drink three month expired IPA.

Aside from this, my service was excellent. The tall skinny beer guy seemed to know his stuff and pointed us to some good brew. I'll probably return if I'm in the area.

Photo of seedsofchaos
4.38/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

After a bit of a dry-spell, Roof Brothers Wine and Spirits has definitely made a fantastic comeback. Made the voyage down yesterday and was glad to see the shelves stocked with great brews and a few decent offerings on tap for growler fills. December taps included Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Ale, Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA and Founders Breakfast Stout.

Prices at Roof Brothers, overall, are slightly above average. I still would rate prices as reasonable because of the experience one will typically have there. The resident beer geek, Kane, will not only provide suggestions if needed but can typical attest to any of the beers that they have on stock. His love for beer is obvious and it's always a plus when a bottle store has a person to talk beer with that is as passionate about beer as oneself.

On the shelf? Plenty of mainstays and imports but some of the highlights (for me at least) include: Stone sixers (Pale Ale and IPA) and bombers, pretty much every Dogfish Head offering from 12 ounce packs to large format bottles, 3 Floyds bombers (Alpha Klaus, Arctic Panzer Wolf, Dreadnaught, Moloko, Behemoth, etc), GI bombers and 12 ouncers (including BCBS), Mikkeller (even their 1000 IBU and Beer Geek Brunch Weasel) and tons of Brooklyn bottles as well.

This store is definitely a gem for the beer geek in the area. There isn't really much that can compare within 100 miles or so. The only two negatives that I can really speak to is the infrequent dry spells (which can be a bit of a nuisance if one has to drive an hour to get there... i.e. call ahead) and many of the staff don't know a thing about beer. The later being completely understandable as they are a liquor store that specializes in wine, spirits and gourmet foods.

All in all, a solid establishment.

Photo of russpowell
4.11/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Bumping up quality & customer service scores based on a 2nd visit

Stopped into this place on my way to North Carolina in very late November

The lay out of this place was pretty good, a bit too wine & booze-centric for my liking

My major gripe was I got several beers that seemed out of date or tired to me. None that I've had from them have truly wowed me

Great customer service, they were friendly & liked talking beer. However, they recommended several beers that seemed stale or sub par to me (many of them IPAs or Hop Harvest ales). I specifically stated I wanted stuff that was hoppy & fresh. They did give me a case-discount which was nice, because the were one of the priciest stores I've been in period

Great selection. Three Floyds, although nothing super rare-had most of these already. Loads of Founder Breakfast Stout & Backwoods Bastard still on the shelf, Decent selection of Stones, Brooklyn, DFH & several others. 4 different beers available for growler fill

As I stated very pricey. There was no way in hell I was paying $15-ish for a bomber of dread naught that is just insane...

I would hit this place again but would be way more discerning about what I buy from these guys next time & would probably hit a store or 2 in the area to baseline prices

Photo of FanofHefe
4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I've shopped here a few times and am always impressed. I drive to Nashville regularly for work and usually bring a few things back from there that we don't get in the greater STL area. When TN recently lost DFH, I thought about finding a place in KY as I pass through to get some of those brews.

Well, Roof Bros. is that store and much more. Easy to get to off of I-24, they have an excellent selection. More imports than most of the stores I frequent in the STL area. Also, great selection of Midwest breweries, especially Three Floyds.

The customer service is fantastic. I scored one of their last 4-packs of KBS earlier this year just because I asked. Their beer manager (Kane?) is incredibly knowledgeable and always makes superb suggestions. I stopped in the shop today and he made some excellent suggestions. The rest of the staff are very helpful as well.

The prices are reasonable. A great place to shop. Highly recommend.

Photo of donteatpoop
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Visited Kentucky over the holiday weekend and was advised by Tilley4 to check this place out. It was a bit of a drive, but it was the nearest place to where I was staying so I made the trek. I was not disappointed.

Not only is this a great beer store, but they had an extensive wine and liquor catelogue as well as a bunch of great gourmet food. I found a chipolte cranberry cheese there that I hadn't been able to find in my neck of the woods for years. Big plus there.

Went there primarily to find what beer was there that I can't get in NE Ohio. I ended up dropping a couple hundred dollars. My wife was not happy. She said I was like a kid in a free candy store. I felt like it. I grabbed some Shleflys, Bluegrass Brewing Co., and almost crapped my pants when I saw some Three Floyds and remembered the good old days when that was available where I live. Mostly grabbed sixers but also some bombers.

Even cooler was that they had a table set up to do some beer tastings. The guy pouring was very well informed, definately knew what he was talking about.

They gave me two bottle openers with the purchase and carried it all otu to my car for me and everything. Would have liked a "mix a sixer" option, but really everything was excellent. Great experience, great selection. If it wasn't a 12 hour drive for me I'd stop in again.

Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev -8.5%

This place is easy to get to off of I-24. A large parking lot and big sign make it even easier to find (ie. this place is not a hole in the wall that you have to search for). Great beers from great breweries including a sizeable collection of high quality imports. Service was very helpful. I was looking for some wine too and they quickly pointed me in the right direction. The selection is very good. I hesitate to score it too high simply because they have different distribution than what I am used to seeing in Missouri. Here are a few of the brews they do have that MO does not: Stone, Dogfish Head, Brooklyn, Harpoon, Great Lakes, Three Floyds and Cliper City. Plus, they have local brews like Kentukcy Ale and Bluegrass. They also have 4 taps for growler fills - currently 90 Minute, Great Lakes Erie, Rogue Hazelnut Brown and Schlafly A IPA. This is a really nice store to check out.

Photo of speer
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Wow what an awesome store! Being from SO IL, it's incredibly hard to find a quality selection of beers, but knowing that this jewel is within an hour's drive makes me not so sad. This place has an extensive selection including Stone, DFH, 3Floyds (which I haven't found anywhere else yet and finally picked up my first 6 pack), Mikkeller, Founder's, Bell's and much, much more. The workers know what they're talking about and there is even a selection of clearance beers which are marked down way low. I was stoked to find Brooklyn beers because I've been dying to try the Local 1 & 2 and they had plenty in stock. Definitely a great store if your stuck in beer poor SO IL like me.

Photo of cadizkyguy
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%

Stopped in the Friday before Three Floyd's Dark Lord Day '10 and the head beer guy Kane (who was busy stocking shelves so he could leave himself for the beer fest) took a break to talk shop.What a wealth of knowledge in craft beer, both domestic and abroad, he has. . sours, brown ales, bourbon barrel aged, etc.You name it, he knows it.Selection and quality are also top notch.I left with a 4-pack of Great Lakes Blackout Stout and 6-pack of Great Divide Titan IPA and was thoroughly pleased with my purchase.

Photo of MTNboy
4.2/5  rDev -8.5%

I enjoyed what little bit of time I got to have in this store. I was running a very tight schedule on my little road trip from TN to MO but had heard so many things about this store. They had a great selection of big singles but not really any little ones. Also the prices were pretty fair especially on Dogfish Head. The staff was helpful and friendly and knew beer. The stocking was a bit unorganized and stuff was a little hard to find, Other than that awesome store. If I ever make it back that way I would like to give them and the other location a shot.

Photo of Jeebs
4.05/5  rDev -11.8%

I decided to stop by Roof Brothers on the way to Nashville, TN for business. Once I entered the store I was greeted and immediately asked if I needed any help finding anything. Their selection was good, but not much out of the ordinary. They had plenty of Founders, Bell's , Great Divide, Flying Dog, and many others including Stone which is the reason I stopped here. While browsing their selection I again was asked if I needed any help or had any questions. This place seems very customer friendly compared to other stores I have been in. All in all, it's a nice big clean store with decent selection and great customer service. I will be stopping by here any time I come through Paducah to pick up some Stone brew and to see what else they have new.

EDIT:

I changed the quality and selection rating due to my visit yesterday.

Photo of Ironman24
4.35/5  rDev -5.2%

I recently moved to Paducah and was disapointed by the selection of beer until I found this place. 2 full aisles of every beer I need (execpt Three Floyds) and you can find special cases on the floor that were packaged by the brewery or sometimes by the store. I came across a $60 box containing 4-60minute, 4-90minute, and 4-120minute IPA's. The best deal by far has to be the growler fills, every Saturday I get 90 minute IPA (which they have year round) for 10 dollars. They also rotate seasonal kegs on the tap at very reasonable prices.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.35/5  rDev -5.2%

Stopped by here on a recent road trip south and I was sure glad I did. Love the drive through access on the liquor stores in KY! Anyway, this is a big, open clean store with the beer basically centrally located in the middle. After looking around for a little while the main beer guy noticed me and chatted with me for awhile about beers and what they recently got in. He was very helpful and a pleasure to talk to!

There's a good selection here for the area with lots of Stone, Great Divide, Founders and more. They had the 4 packs of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale which is always nice to run across. Also, they still had both 07 and 08 Vertical Epics. Picked up the new Espresso Oak Aged Yeti while I was down here and you should be able to find the beer you desire by stopping by.

Prices were pretty much standard and I was quite impressed overall buy the selection they get in here. If you are making your way through Paducah anytime you will want to add this to your list of places to stop!

Photo of meatmallet
4.5/5  rDev -2%

I was headed to the area and decided to look for a place to shop and man am I glad I did. Roof Brothers had everything I cant find in my are of Illinois and then some. Great Lakes, Avery, Rogue, Stone, Bell's, Goose Island, Ommegang, and Dogfish Head. My only complaint was there were not many Belgians. The usual Chimmay red white and blue and a few four packs of Unibroue and a couple of others were found but many were missing.

The staff was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. I showed up a few minutes before the beer tasting began and was able to sample 5 different brews for only $2. I now cant remember what they were but all were great.

Nearly $200 and an hour later I was ready to go. I was also able to pick up a growler of Hop Slam which I will be opening now....

Photo of puggy211
4.85/5  rDev +5.7%

Ok here we go!...I live in Memphis and I drove 185 mile to go here...and I was NOT dissapointed!
I was the first one in the store at 8am and there it was..BEER..good beer no no GREAT beer! One of which I am drinking right now!. Founders Double Trouble...mmmm so good!..Yes they have Founders...In two weeks the Great Cane told me he has 5 cases of Founders Kentucky Breakfast stout on the way...ohh no another trip! Cain is the guy that helped me super nice.very helpfull without being overbering...AND he hooked me up with a free longsleeve T-shirt and hat and some other swag!...He also showed me the new stuff her just got in..not even priced yet! Like the Cantillion, The Nogne O Dark Horizion and pale ale. Hold on gotta go get another of my great new beers...Im back. They carry Clipper city,Founders,Picked up a Sam Adams Chocolate Bock,they have the Sam Adams Imperial series,Abita Andy gator,New Holland, O'Harah, Flying Dog Gonzo Impoerial sassion! Stone..he still had some Stone 7/7/07 Verticall epics!
Oh yeah Gread Divide,JOLLY PUMPKIN!And Mikkeller Geek Brunch Weasel. Yeah Weasle poop in a beer had to pick on up!..OHH yeah guess what else this Mo Fo' had just gotten in....Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Ohh YEAH baby! Ok they carry Bells,New Holland, Archadia, Goose Island, Thristy Dog, Great Lakes,Lexington Brewing Co., Summit brewing..and the list goes on. I really was happy about my decision to make the trip up to Roof Bros. And I would highy recommend going there!

Photo of boynabubble
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%

Roof Bros. has the largest selection of craft beer and imports in Western Kentucky, W. TN and So. IL. There are two aisles, an island and cooler devoted to beer. They also have fine cheese, meats and other foods to pair with your selection, as well as several styles of beer glasses. They have everything from SN to Westmalle and Chimay. They carry a good selection of seasonal and limited beers as well.

A great place to visit if you live in or are traveling through the area. I make the 45 min. drive from Murray to Paducah several times a month.

Photo of golfnmotorcycles
4.85/5  rDev +5.7%

Stopped in on my way home from a trip up north, mainly due to reviews I'd read on here and because I was looking for Schlafly's Christmas Ale and knew they carried the brand. I had the "boss" with me so I expected a quick in-and-out stop. Boy, was I wrong. Place was packed with folks who apparently knew exactly what they were there for and where it was.

Had plenty of help who were mostly occupied at the counter taking money, bagging sales, and helping folks out the door. They did ask if I found everything I was looking for when I finally made my way to the counter but at one point I was ten seconds from walking out empty handed. Lucky for me, my fiance recommended I look a bit longer, and that's when we found the special display of Christmas beers. I'm not one to "stop and ask" and in this place, that almost cost them $20. On the Schlafly stuff their prices were right at what I've seen elsewhere. Noticed a sixer of Leghumper for $10, and I'd paid $13 for it the night before in Indiana.

The fiance was impressed with the selection of gourmet sauces, seasonings, and some candles or something I saw her with her nose buried in (she's not a drinker). I noticed a small cigar humidor on the way out as well - would've cost me another $20 if I had seen it on the way in.

All in all, a super stocked place in terms of beer selection and other neat stuff (we didn't bat an eye at the wine or liquor selection). I'll definitely go back next time we're in town. If they could get a turn lane out front....

Photo of ckeegan04
4.35/5  rDev -5.2%

Made a little detour while in West TN for business so that I could drop in the store I have heard so much about. Real easy to find location. Walked in and was very impressed at first glance. Large store with wine to the left, beer straight ahead, and liquor to the right. Also lots of other misc glassware, books, food items, etc. Walked into the long row of beers and it was stuffed full. Beers sitting on the ground as well...not enough shelf space. Big selection of micros. Lots of Bells, New Holland, Goose Island, Clipper City, Stone, Anderson Valley and more. Seemed a little thin on imports. Decent German selection and most of the trappists (Chimay, Westmalle, Achel, and Rochefort). Saw some Dupont as well. Highlights were the GI fancy stuff (BCS, Matilda, Imperial IPA, Pere Jacques). Also picked up a few bottles of Avery 13 and 14 which was exciting. Service was not bad, but was not great either. Nobody offered help but they were all friendly when I was checking out and helped me with my stuff to the car. Prices were all very reasonable. Definitely worth a stop if you are within an hour or so, but I am not sure I will make a special trip from Nashville ever. They did not have much that I cant get in Bolwing Green.

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Roof Brothers Wine & Spirits in Paducah, KY
99 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.