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Taps: 16 / Bottles: 60
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jwjon1:
2.76/5 rDev -35.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Cool place... Decent vibe... Animal friendly to a fault: it's not every day you see a cat freely strutting across the bar, and a black cat at that... Decent tap list.... Nice outdoor patio... Neighborhood bar... Reasonably priced... In other words, a lot of positives.
But what gives with serving good beer in plastic cups???? Snobby as it is, big negative points there in quality and service. This place has the goods to be a quality beer bar, but under delivers. And all because of a little plastic. So easy to fix, but perhaps I'm one of the only folks who cares about glassware?
10-26-2012 05:36:23 | More by jwjon1
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4.94/5 rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
Nachbar is easily among the best beer joints in Louisville. They always have a pretty large selection of world beers in bottles, and rotate a wide variety of tap beers of all styles from all locations. If liquor is more "your thing", they provide some of the cheapest mixed drinks and valuable calls I have had in the city.
When it comes to beer pricing, I rarely purchase bottled beer here - so I can't rightly speak to that. However, I have always felt that Nachbar's pricing on draft beer is more than fair. I usually spend $5-6 on pints of beer that I would actually break for more on. The staff is very active on social networking mediums, so you will always receive real-time updates when they throw something amazing on tap. If you'd rather get a pitcher of something good and cheap, Nachbar is an Old Style bar, complete with the beat-up sign out front. Old Style!
Staff are all very knowledgeable and seem as if they genuinely enjoy the product they serve.
The only slight drawback is the size of the place. It is a medium-sized joint with a massive outdoor patio, so Nachbar has that going for it. The only time the atmosphere gets in the way is when they house live music. Unless you came specifically for the music, your conversation will surely be drowned out on the bar's weekly "Big Band Night" or on night's with the infrequent local show.
I personally love the place all the more for this. I'd rather scream secrets in a wonderful local establishment with an amazing draft selection than hope to hell for something slightly crafty at a Buffalo Wild Wings. Nachbar is highly recommended for lovers of beer - and for those who are looking to go out and relax.
The mantra of the bar is "No Smiling" - but upon visiting the Nachbar, it becomes immediately obvious that the mantra is meant to be ironic. A good time will be had by all.
12-12-2011 21:14:17 | More by gunclubchris
4.36/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
If youre looking to hang out with some friends and have a few good beers, this place is perfect. Its not a really fancy or sparkling clean bar, but its a bar. With really good beer. And ingredients for mixed drinks if you are so inclined. They have an outdoor seating area in the back thats equal to the indoor space and is always hopping, unless its raining out. Prices are reasonable, so you can stay quite a long time and still have money left over for the church offering in the morning ;)
This is my favorite bar to go to in the summer on those hot humid nights. The atmosphere here is a little bit of everything. All types of people in a neighborhood bar enjoying beer and having fun!
12-03-2011 08:56:43 | More by HopsMatt
4.08/5 rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Good news or bad news first?
Let's get the bad over with. It won't take long.
Nachbar has the annoying tendency to schedule shows when I'd want to drink there. I don't want to pay money to go inside so I can give you money, assuming I can get to the bar at all.
Also: the restrooms are terrible. Bad enough that it spoils the otherwise decent experience a bit.
Now the good news.
While the bartenders are not there to make friends, they are quick. That's a variety of service I like.
The selection is not terribly deep, but good. Nachbar does not pander to those who drink macros. It unabashedly serves good beer. The atmosphere reflects that. Try to find the word "Budweiser" ANYWHERE in the bar and you will go lacking.
Great patio spaces make up for the tiny space indoors, and it's nice to have a good beer with your dog by your side.
Nachbar is its' own bar, exactly what it wants to be. I think I like it that way.
09-23-2010 00:02:46 | More by Bourbon
3.88/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I rarely visit Germantown, though I live close to the HIghlands/Germantown border. Once in a while I travel to the nachbar. Their beer selection is one of the 5 best in the area I'd say. The hipsters have sort of claimed it as their own, it seems. That's probably the worst thing about the place, but it makes for a great street show at closing time as they all try to start their rickety old mopeds. As busy as the place can get, the bartenders are usually rather quick and efficient, but rarely stop for conversation. If you take too long to order a drink they'll skip you and come back. They've never been rude to me, though they seem to uphold the "frowning on smiling" slogan fairly well. That said, I'm still a fan of the place.
08-23-2009 20:53:50 | More by compass40204
4.64/5 rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
First of all I have to say I was impressed not just with the beer scene in Louisville, KY but the overall city as well. This is a really cool place to visit.
My favorite stop out of all of them was here - the Nachbar, a grungy little local's hangout hidden in the bowels of the Germantown District of Louisville. This place has been a bar for a long time but apparently the Nachbar only since 2005(?) If you think you're getting lost in a residential area, you're about there! A screen door leads to a long wooden bar that takes up most of the interior. Concrete floor if I remember correctly. There is a small area near the right end of the building for a band to play. This same end has the restrooms within it (graffiti added at no extra charge). A wall behind the bar has about 15 or so taps on it. A hand written and copied tap list is handed out when you get there (love it). Quite a few bottles available as well. The crowd varies during the day: Daytime is sparsely populated with older local "good 'ol boys" as evening wears on, a younger kitschy-trendy crowd moves in. The bartender says some nights can get packed. They don't serve food at this place, but a local guy was grilling outside and even though we didn't eat, everyone said his food is really good. They had some surprising beers on tap including Duchesse De Bourgogne, a specialty Brooklyn Brewery Brew, and harder to find local brews. The bartender we had was very beer knowledgeable and friendly to talk with. If you don't like local blue collar scenes, this isn't your place. If you want the best beer and local flavor, this is it!
07-28-2009 20:18:02 | More by TheEclecticGent
Nachbar in Louisville, KY
93 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.