Louisville Beer Store
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Reviews by ohtheguilt:
4.3/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
so this review is a bit late...my apologies...
I visited Louisville Beer Store this past x-mas eve (2011) while in town visiting family, and was immediately blown away by both the domestic AND euro selections.
The shop was off-and-on busy in the hour or so that I was there, so the guy working the counter's attention was at a premium. That said, he did a decent job...served my wife and father-in-law each a flight and was still able to help me while i stocked up on x-mas goodies for myself and the boys back home (if he was a bit more chatty, he may have even sold me another hundred bucks worth of beer).
At any rate, we walked out with several boxes filled with goodness from goose island, three floyds, pretty things, and various other beers that are either very difficult to come by in Georgia or not available at all...not to mention some fun glassware.
Overall, i was very pleased with my experience at the store and will be back again on x-mas eve 2012 during my annual trip to Louisville.
01-24-2012 20:17:19 | More by ohtheguilt
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3.34/5 rDev -17.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4 | $$$
The place is small but there are some good beers inside. The service is BAD and I have gotton the impression on my four trips that the crowd here is a bit snooty and smug. Price here is the biggest obstacle, however they do have some excellant selections albeit a little off step. Its a good place to be able to run in and out on your way out of town, assuming you can get waited on.
12-12-2013 22:53:35 | More by target88
2.98/5 rDev -26.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
A - I've been once a Friday night during the "Trolley Hop" and downtown Louisville calls it. that was a pretty chill and groovy scene, but other than that it's pretty empty and boring. Feels like an antique shop.
Service - pretty terrible. I've been there several times and scene 2 different guys there. Both pretty much ignored me. I asked questions and asked for their suggestions, they gave short answers that didn't lead to any kind of convo. You work at a beer store, you'd think you;d enjoy talking about beer!
Selection - This is a strange one. It's almost like they are trying so hard to be hipster that they do not have some beers that are easily accessible, but still renowned as good craft beers. I won't start listing some of what they don't have but should, because all that is debatable and subjective I guess.
But at the same time they have a crap ton of beer that even someone like me who has dived into the craft beer world and scoured the internet for the biggest, best, rarest, and most popular still hasnt heard of!
No food served here.
Value - pretty expensive! but they just carry alot of expensive beers. But there prices are definitely higher than Liquor Barn
05-10-2013 02:50:47 | More by TastyAdventure
4.6/5 rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Nice place. Pretty small once inside. If you stop by on a weekend night, expect a crowd and not much room to get around. Nice rotating selection on tap. Huge selection of American craft and Belgian. Prices are okay. They are higher than large retailers but not by much. I dont feel I am getting ripped off by paying a dollar or two more to a local business. Just pay attention to what you are getting and know your area. If you want "Brand X" in a 6 pack, it can be had less, but if you just want a bottle, give it a shot.
There is no food here other than some nuts at the bar, so eat before you come. The best time to come is during the day. You're likely to be the only one or one of a couple of people there so its easier to ask questions and look around. Of course, the website says they open at "3ish", but of the two dozen or so times I have been there, only once have they been open at three. And that was because they had opened at 2 that day as I was told. Most times I sit in my car until as late as 3:45 waiting for them to open. This is my only major complaint. Other than that, visit this place and visit often!
05-02-2013 03:35:21 | More by HopsMatt
2.56/5 rDev -36.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$$$
The first time I went into the store was about a week after my 21st birthday. I had previously encountered beer before, but rarely found something I actually enjoyed (College parties exclusively feature PBR and "Lite" beers). I heard of the store, and also heard that it had great selection and knowledgeable staff.
I came in knowing I was going to spend some money. I'm not stingy. I will pay good money for good beer. The prices were not my problem with the store. My problem came when I was looking at the beer selection, and, as any new 21 year old, I was overwhelmed in trying to find the proper beer best fit to my tastes, or even a good recommendation. I waited for the staff member to finish up with the previous customer, and when he was finished I walked up to him. I politely tried to ask questions about beer, what beer he would recommend for me, and explained the flavor profile I was looking for. He replied, he was acting like I was an idiot, and I'll concede, I was. That was the point of asking for help. If I knew what I wanted or everything about beer, I would grab it and pay for it and leave. I left with nothing, as the man was of no help and made me feel like less of a person.
I came back a year or so later, figuring "Hey, I'll give them another chance. It's probably something I said. I have bad days at my customer service job too!" but again, I was met with the same attitude in a different staff member. I left, again empty handed.
Many people do not have a problem, I am just trying to support a local business, and would gladly pay more to support such a business. The concept is really awesome, but I am afraid I have to give it only one more chance to wow me. If it does, I will gladly change my review. It is possible I came in on two bad days, but I do not appreciate being treated like an idiot. I ask questions because I want input, not to annoy said staff person.
08-01-2012 23:25:51 | More by AgentK
4.14/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I did not get any draft beers while I was here but I did have a good time shopping.
This store had a pretty laid back vibe though I went in the middle of a Saturday afternoon so that might be different than it is on a weekend night. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
The place has a really nice selection including lots of bombers, singles, and even drafts. I was impressed that they had some rare or tough to find ones as well. I liked that there were lots of beers both on the shelf as well as chilled.
05-29-2012 23:07:34 | More by dbrauneis
Louisville Beer Store in Louisville, KY
91 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.