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Louisville Beer Store

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Louisville Beer StoreLouisville Beer Store
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 13.98%
[ Store ]

746 E Market St
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202-1008
United States
phone: (502) 569-2337

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(Place added by: Brent on 11-17-2009)
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

TurdFurgison, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

greenspointexas, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

dbrauneis, May 30, 2012
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Dropped by on a recent vacation - small bottleshop, but quite well heeled. They've got draft brews as well. I had no problem at all with the service, as some have suggested. My girlfriend stopped by for me the last time she was in the area, picked up a nice box of bombers for me. I was pretty jealous when she sent me a photo of the draft she was drinking - Zombie Dust. I still haven't gotten a chance to try that one. Cool little store.

Mantooth, May 05, 2014
Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

MSandahl23, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -3.6%

bigred89, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Alpar, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of rxthree
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

rxthree, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

ubenumber2, Sep 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

crowbar540, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of target88
3.34/5  rDev -19.5%

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.

target88, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

threedaggers, Jan 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

ADTaber, Mar 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Enochase04, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.15/5  rDev 0%

LBS set a new standard in louisville for a bottle shop. They have been creative in event line-ups and tastings, and they have brought awesome brewers into the area.

Cheese and crackers (and maybe nuts?) are the only food go speak of, but it's locally made and also good.

The patio Is a nice place to go enjoy some brews with friends... Includes a fire pit.

It's the only place in town where you'll be able to find many European brews, but they are a bit pricey.

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
3.86/5  rDev -7%

I've been shopping at this place for about a year now, and have been in multiple times.

A: The store is always clean, well-lit, and well-stocked. To the best of my knowledge, it always seems to be open on time.

Q: The quality of the selection is very good, especially when one takes into consideration the area in which this store is located. They seem to take great pains in insuring that their offerings are stored properly and of the highest quality.

S: To be honest, the service is variable (as one would expect from about any place). For the most part, the staff are friendly, if not overly attentive. Generally, the individuals who frequent this store know what is available and know what they are looking for, so I suppose that the staff assumes that the customer will do the work. I should point out, though, it is never a good idea to call this place, as none of the staff seem to understand or care about proper phone etiquette.

S: The selection is very good for the Kentuckiana area. The store carries a number of reputable imports, as well as products from local and regional craft breweries. If you look around, it's not too hard to find something outstanding here.

V: It's a little pricier than some, but not as expensive as others. To be honest, I've never really had a complaint with the prices, and have even been able to find things at this store that are much more expensive elsewhere.

Overall, I would recommend this store. The selection is generally near excellent, the facility is nice and well-maintained, and the prices aren't horrible. One can do far worse than spending an afternoon here.

mrfrancis, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of cwcolby74
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

This is an outstanding beer store. In addition to having two coolers chock full of interesting selections, and several floor-to-ceiling sets of shelves full of crazy choices, most of which are imports, it also has 10 or so beers on tap.

I had a Three Floyds Rabbid Rabbit, which I had never tried. I enjoyed it, as well as chatting with the fellow who worked there and worked the taps. My friend had a porter he liked as well.

The store is semi-expensive, but considering the outlandishness of the choices, I'd say the prices were actually reasonable. They had stuff I've never even really seen. They also had three bottles of KBS listed at $6.95 a pop....

I'd highly recommend this place to anyone who's a beer fan and is looking for something beyond Budweiser-like choices.

cwcolby74, May 07, 2011
Photo of Kappakoosh
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

I thought this place was going to be the typical craft beer spot, but man it wasn't what i expected. You want to pop a top the moment you walk in. Staff was friendly and very knowledgeable, patrons were friendly and the beer selection was ridiculous. If you ever make it to KY, I suggest you stop by and have a brew and perhaps walk away with a bag full as well. Nice Place.

Kappakoosh, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Stopped in while in town. Selection was great, but prices were really high. For example, a bottle that I got in NYC for $6.99 was $8.99 here. Could be distributor mark up, but $2 seems like a lot on a bottle under $10. Prices kept me from buying much.

PBRmeasap1980, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

cwd, Nov 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Nolen12, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

gspeicher, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Urbancaver
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%

An interesting little store. Very difficult to find and not really in a great location. Arrived at 1 only to find that the store opens at 1"ish". what on earth does that mean? waited around until 1:20 and was about to give up when a young guy came running up to open the door. He was super nice and helpful but that still doesn't make up for a business who's hours are "ish"
The selection is small but good. If I was a regular here I am sure they'd be able to hook me up with things I was in need of but for a quick stop it was a bit spuratic. The prices varied a lot. For some things they were high by as much as a dollar or so a bottle.... for other things they were definitely on th lower end. They also have some interesting large format bottles. Didn't check out the taps as I was in a rush but overall, worh stopping at but not worth driving out of your way for

Urbancaver, Feb 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of KYBrewgrass
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%

This is an interesting, unique little store. It is easy to find but there is only street parking that I'm aware of. Once you're inside, most of the brews there are stacked on bookshelves; it looks like a library almost! They have a very good selection of microbrews and imports, but the prices are somewhat higher than you'd find at larger retailers. That's OK, though, it's nice to support the 'little guy' every once in awhile. They were a friendly staff, although not overly attentive (it took awhile to get someone's attention but I wasn't in a hurry or anything)... One cool thing about the place is that they do have 6 or so rotating taps with great brews you can try in the store. All in all, a good resource for the town. It's a relaxing place to go browse for some good beer.

KYBrewgrass, Mar 11, 2011
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Louisville Beer Store in Louisville, KY
92 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.